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Forum: Mead 12-22-2013, 04:10 PM
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Yeah, one by one they fell into the neck and I...

Yeah, one by one they fell into the neck and I reached in with my fingers and grabbed a bit of rind with my fingers and worked them out one by one. *yuck*. Not the fun part of brewing. But not...
Forum: Mead 12-21-2013, 10:52 PM
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Mine tastes pretty good. Spicy; didn't expect...

Mine tastes pretty good. Spicy; didn't expect that. But after 3 1/2 months mine is *nowhere* near as clear as every-one elses.

And I'm still unsure how to clean the swollen orange wedges out...
Forum: Mead 12-21-2013, 10:48 PM
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In an amazing lack of foresight, it didn't occur...

In an amazing lack of foresight, it didn't occur to me to ask: How do you get the orange wedges out when you are done?

You can't, can you? You just toss the gallon carboy into the recycling with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By woozy
You need to convert the sugars in the the grains...

You need to convert the sugars in the the grains by maintaining a proper temperature for a period of time. This requires a bit more control and precision that simply soaking malts. In theory you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,786
Posted By woozy
Well, I tried sugar cubes. I'll test them on...

Well, I tried sugar cubes. I'll test them on thanksgiving.

First thing... sugar cubes are too big to fit into the neck of the bottles. Had to shove 'em in.

Have to admit, not having to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-03-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By woozy
Ooh. ... I would have advised if the recipe...

Ooh. ... I would have advised if the recipe didn't mention it, don't use it.

But no harm in adding it at the end of boil for an extra boost. What kind of beer was it and what was the recipe.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-03-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By woozy
The kit should come with an ingredients list. ...

The kit should come with an ingredients list. Specialty grains are not a requirement. What was the name of the kit and where did you buy it from?

What grains should there be? That's entirely up...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-02-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By woozy
And your question is....?

And your question is....?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By woozy
Ah... That makes sense. I didn't...

Ah...

That makes sense. I didn't understand the question.

The answer is, with boil off it will take an extra gallon or so more or less.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By woozy
Umm.... I got that but I think I mis-understood...

Umm.... I got that but I think I mis-understood and still mis-understand the question.

The total batch in the fermentor is going to be 5 gallons, right? So you require less than five gallons to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By woozy
A full boil is better for flavor and hops...

A full boil is better for flavor and hops utilization but for eff sake don't stress it. Just do as large a boil as your equipment allows.

Smaller boils do have the advantage that bringing to a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By woozy
True, but it's usually not that big of a deal. ...

True, but it's usually not that big of a deal. IMO, most recipe's that say 2 1/2 gallons or 3 gallons or 2 gallons are are just estimates and guesses as to the size of the you equipment and it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,806
Posted By woozy
"Cranberry Sauce a la Bart" I *would* be of...

"Cranberry Sauce a la Bart"

I *would* be of the school "by following a recipe I'm not doing anything unique to call it my own so I shouldn't name it" except for two life examples:

1.) "My...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,733
Posted By woozy
I do *not* recommend what I am now about to...

I do *not* recommend what I am now about to recommend.

Put a teaspoon of sugar into each bottle and siphon beer onto it. Measuring a teaspoon of sugar is a pain in the ass but if you can spring a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By woozy
That's sort of what I thought but didn't want to...

That's sort of what I thought but didn't want to say. I use Carlo Rossi wine bottles and apple juice bottles. They *say* they are 1 gallon and they come filled to the neck. But when I use my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By woozy
I've never had the extract "twang" but I've...

I've never had the extract "twang" but I've definitely had the darkening. I usually add about 1/4 or a third or 1/5 of the extract at start on the basis that my gut instinct is that to boil for the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By woozy
Stabilized gravity. That's *always* the correct...

Stabilized gravity. That's *always* the correct way. And stabilized to what it stabilizes to-- not what it's expected to stabiled to. Airlock activity. That's *always* the wrong way.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By woozy
Yes. If you use a blowoff tube. The tip of the...

Yes. If you use a blowoff tube. The tip of the carboy and the additional space of the tube serve as plenty of space. Done it many times. But you *will* get blowoff.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By woozy
I wonder if the hydrometer instructions were for...

I wonder if the hydrometer instructions were for wine? Although that seems weird for the opposite reason (1.006 is high for wine). Either way the instructions seem strangely and inappropriately...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By woozy
I think it's pretty clear from the thread that it...

I think it's pretty clear from the thread that it is the vodka that sanitized the flies. The alcohol in the beer, which hasn't even been created yet, isn't enough. If it were, and if it acted...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By woozy
It'll be lower ABV but it will not be too...

It'll be lower ABV but it will not be too "watery" or "thin". Do what you wish when you taste it but I'd be very very surprised if it's notably watery or thin-bodied.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By woozy
Can but no hops? There are two reasons and...

Can but no hops?

There are two reasons and two reasons only that we boil. 1) Boiling the hops for a specific amount of time utilizes the hops to the appropriate bitterness. This is why most...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By woozy
What every one says about sugar is correct. ...

What every one says about sugar is correct.

Think about it. Let's say you want post-boil post-topping 19 liters at original gravity 1.058. That's 1102 metrical gravitational units of sugar...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By woozy
3/8 inch will fit over the bottom piece of a...

3/8 inch will fit over the bottom piece of a standard three piece airlock. Put the tube over the base piece and use the airlock piece like a pipe and put it in the bung.
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Oops, my mistake. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By woozy
How do the other bottles in the batch look?

How do the other bottles in the batch look?
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