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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2012, 06:51 PM
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Posted By bonzombiekitty
I believe that particular beer is supposed to...

I believe that particular beer is supposed to look like that. It uses bacteria (such as Lactobacillus) that looks really nasty, but results in a desired flavor.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By bonzombiekitty
That would vary depending on how you siphon your...

That would vary depending on how you siphon your wort out of the pot. You might have next to no loss there, or you may have a quart or more (for a 5 gallon batch). There's a lot of variables there. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By bonzombiekitty
AFAIK, honey is not a nice place for bacteria to...

AFAIK, honey is not a nice place for bacteria to grow and live. Maybe certain types might like it, but in general, it's not a nice place. It was used for a long time as a means of treating burns and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-30-2011, 12:49 PM
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Posted By bonzombiekitty
38813 +5 gal Milk Stout +5 gal Pale Ale...

38813

+5 gal Milk Stout
+5 gal Pale Ale (plus one badly burned thumb because I'm a moron)

= 38828
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By bonzombiekitty
I would tend to go this direction if I didn't...

I would tend to go this direction if I didn't have a converted cooler. A few towels and you get enough insulation to hold the temperature steady enough for an hour.

You've already got a large...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-28-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By bonzombiekitty
And on top of all that, my OG fell way short. ...

And on top of all that, my OG fell way short. Mostly due in part to a shorter boil, as I was experimenting with a late hop addition method.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-28-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By bonzombiekitty
Well, it was a plastic cup actually.

Well, it was a plastic cup actually.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-28-2011, 02:23 PM
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Views: 345
Posted By bonzombiekitty
Dumbest mistake ever OR why I'm an idiot....

This one almost caused some severe injury.

My room mates made a batch of beer on saturday, using my equipment, including the wort chiller. I decided to make a batch of beer the following day. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By bonzombiekitty
I had a cooler/braid setup, but I found the braid...

I had a cooler/braid setup, but I found the braid would collapse and after having two mashes with draining issues, I looked for an alternative. I found these stainless steel mesh for anchor bolts ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-13-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By bonzombiekitty
Never gagged on my own. Had a couple that I...

Never gagged on my own. Had a couple that I wasn't too impressed with, and one that I don't go out of my way to drink, but nothing completely undrinkable. Some other people's beers however.... I...
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 10-11-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By bonzombiekitty
Other option if passing through Philadelphia on a...

Other option if passing through Philadelphia on a Saturday afternoon is Philadelphia Brewing Company, it's 1.5-2mi north of Yards (up Frankford ave).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-11-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By bonzombiekitty
Even if you plug it into beer calculus, you end...

Even if you plug it into beer calculus, you end up with numbers not too far off from yours (1.048 if the sugar was 1lb). So either the OP isn't giving us the full recipe, or messed up the input into...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By bonzombiekitty
You'll be fine. I use tap water all the time for...

You'll be fine. I use tap water all the time for various purposes during brewing and have never had an issue.

As for the seal on your bucket, it doesn't need to be air tight. The lid is mostly...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-05-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,119
Posted By bonzombiekitty
On the other hand, introducing O2 into the...

On the other hand, introducing O2 into the environment may change the character of the beer over time and not necessarily as a negative if the turn over is quick enough. It'd also be a more...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-05-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,119
Posted By bonzombiekitty
To me that sounds like you can't pump CO2 into...

To me that sounds like you can't pump CO2 into the beer at high pressure, but replacing it at atmospheric pressure would be fine, since that wouldn't be "extraneous" CO2.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-02-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,502
Posted By bonzombiekitty
Is it? Bottles are free. Caps cost at most $1...

Is it? Bottles are free. Caps cost at most $1 per batch, and priming sugar costs maybe $0.50 per batch. That's $1.50/batch. Factor in an additional 50 cents for the extra effort, and that's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,061
Posted By bonzombiekitty
Carapils produces dextrin, which is an...

Carapils produces dextrin, which is an unfermentable sugar and is used to add body to the beer. While there is probably some fermentable sugar that it adds, it's not the major contributor. AFAIK...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By bonzombiekitty
Crowly doesn't seem to be the run and hide type...

Crowly doesn't seem to be the run and hide type of cat. He's more curious. Which was almost an issue when he walked into the bathroom when I was going pee.....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By bonzombiekitty
I dunno about others, but personally, I had a...

I dunno about others, but personally, I had a hell of a time trying to get any of my extract brews below 1.02, and I did everything. I had temp control, yeast starters, and aeration. Hell, I even...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By bonzombiekitty
I would question the accuracy of your hydrometer....

I would question the accuracy of your hydrometer. In extract brewing, as long as your volumes are correct your OG will be whatever the recipe says (a common problem is people adding top-up water and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By bonzombiekitty
I would have assumed that you should boil anyways...

I would have assumed that you should boil anyways to help dissolve the extract. If the directions say other wise, just boil the water regardless. Boil the water for a few minutes, kill the heat...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By bonzombiekitty
My new brew buddy.

Picked him up from a shelter last night. I named him Crowly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Omens). Not sure how much of a brew buddy he'll actually be, but he does follow me around. So maybe...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By bonzombiekitty
I doubt there's enough, if any O2 in a sealed...

I doubt there's enough, if any O2 in a sealed bucket to oxidize it, even if he did open the lid.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By bonzombiekitty
Don't rely on "activity", rely on your...

Don't rely on "activity", rely on your hydrometer. If you get the same reading on on your hydrometer for 3 days, it's done. That is, unelss your OG is measuring way too high. 1.02 is on the higher...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By bonzombiekitty
Yeah, a growler should hold its carbonation and...

Yeah, a growler should hold its carbonation and be good for at least a few days.



Those work really well. Fiance picked one up at Ommegang and had it filled at the brewery. She didn't...
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