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Forum: General Techniques 12-07-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By mummasan
I've added ginger to many beers. Typically I add...

I've added ginger to many beers. Typically I add it to the boil for the last twenty minutes. I usually freeze the ginger, and then on brew day I take it out of the freezer and let it thaw in a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By mummasan
I think all of their bottled beer is brewed on...

I think all of their bottled beer is brewed on the mainland - like Mongrel wrote - the bottles that are sold in Hawaii are shipped from the mainland to HI. Apparently it's cheaper that way. If you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,762
Posted By mummasan
I've thought about it. The traditional way to...

I've thought about it. The traditional way to make the drink is to soak the root in cold water and the drink does not taste very good.

I'm not sure how to use it in beer. Adding it to the boil...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-23-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By mummasan
Thread killer - very funny I feel like that...

Thread killer - very funny

I feel like that alot
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-02-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By mummasan
I'll second that! Clean that dirty fermeter and...

I'll second that! Clean that dirty fermeter and add a measured amount of yeast.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-31-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By mummasan
I have similar issues with bugs. I have a glass...

I have similar issues with bugs. I have a glass carboy and always use a blow-off tube. I push the bung/stopper into the top of the carboy pretty hard so bugs don't get in there and so far that has...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By mummasan
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/why-not-pitch-you...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/why-not-pitch-your-yeast-cake-166221/

read that post - be the best brewer you can be
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By mummasan
Sweet - I'll have to check it out next time I...

Sweet - I'll have to check it out next time I visit Maui.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-17-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mummasan
If you use fresh lychee remove the seed. I think...

If you use fresh lychee remove the seed. I think lychee taste too good to be used to flavor mead. But the more I think about it the more I think it could be a good mix of flavors. I think I'll buy...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-17-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,252
Posted By mummasan
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/why-not-pitch-you...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/why-not-pitch-your-yeast-cake-166221/

Read this.

You are spending alot of time, money and effort into making beer. Try to make the best beer possible! Clean...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-16-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By mummasan
I've only made one mead but I was also alarmed...

I've only made one mead but I was also alarmed when I saw the 1.000 - thought something was wrong but the mead turned out to be fantastic after backsweetening.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-11-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By mummasan
It bears repeating. (See the post above.)...

It bears repeating. (See the post above.) Personally, I'm trying to make the best beer possible. If that means pouring out the yeast into a sanitized glass jar, cleaning the fermenter and then...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-23-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,360
Posted By mummasan
I regularly can't get my wort cooler than 80...

I regularly can't get my wort cooler than 80 degrees. I just put it in the fermentation fridge and wait for it to cool. That heat dome looks fierce, fine time for a vacation.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By mummasan
Dude - that is awesome. If you have a new strain...

Dude - that is awesome. If you have a new strain of yeast then call it hell-spawn.
Forum: Mead Forum 07-21-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By mummasan
Read Medsen's post a few more times and pick the...

Read Medsen's post a few more times and pick the option that works best for you. I would pick #4 because it requires the least amount of skill.

I am going to copy his post and keep it with my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,742
Posted By mummasan
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/why-not-pitch-you...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/why-not-pitch-your-yeast-cake-166221/

Read the first post in the linked thread. While it is possible to make beer by pitching directly on a yeast cake, why not try...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-16-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By mummasan
I have only made one mead and it finished very...

I have only made one mead and it finished very dry. So I added potassium metabisulphate to sterilize the mead then the next day I added potassium sorbate to inhibit the yeast from waking up. I then...
Forum: General Techniques 05-28-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By mummasan
I make a small bundle - fold it over and tie it...

I make a small bundle - fold it over and tie it up - then add at 20 minutes but you can add whenever. I even put some in the mash once.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-28-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By mummasan
If I were doing that I would collect the first...

If I were doing that I would collect the first runnings from the first batch in one container, then sparge and collect the sparge runnings in a separate container. Ditto for the second batch, but the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By mummasan
I put lemongrass in the mash once and (for the...

I put lemongrass in the mash once and (for the same batch) I put it in at the last 20 min of the boil. The flavor/aroma was mild and dissipated quickly.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-22-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By mummasan
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/why-not-pitch-you...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/why-not-pitch-your-yeast-cake-166221/

Read that post and discover how easy it can be to reuse yeast and then decide if you want to pitch on a yeast cake.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-17-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,052
Posted By mummasan
Make friends with local homebrewers. Timing my...

Make friends with local homebrewers. Timing my brewing so that I can reuse harvested yeast.
Forum: Mead Forum 05-15-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By mummasan
I hoped someone else would help out once you...

I hoped someone else would help out once you posted the recipe. I've only made one mead. I think the fruit mead additive pack is supposed to be used if you are making a mead with fruit in it. I think...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-15-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By mummasan
Your ingredients are 15lbs honey and fruit. What...

Your ingredients are 15lbs honey and fruit. What kind of fruit and how much. What yeast will you use?

Don't boil the honey, when you are ready just mix it with water.

The yeast nutrient goes...
Forum: General Techniques 05-15-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,302
Posted By mummasan
I made a barley wine recently and did just that....

I made a barley wine recently and did just that. I split the grain and did two mashes but I just used the first runnings of each mash. For your next brew you can use my tun that way you could do two...
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