Have you seen yet?
1) U2 playing in background? Really?
2) It looks like this is the easy fix to the problem that most undereducated bartenders have in not knowing how to properly pour a pint of black.
Skip to 1:15, by the way.
Other than to say that I am truly sorry that this is happening to you, and that I can sympathize because the same thing happened to my dad, I'm not touching this post with a ten foot pole.
I hope this gets resolved peacefully.
Today was the worst day of my life thus far.
In other news, thanks for the continued advice and jokes.
I would RDWHAHB but I have no HB . . . plus . . . I haven't been drinking since this thing started . . . probably a good idea since it's exactly what I want to be doing right now.
After further exploration, this thread proved to be really helpful.
Looks like it's going to be 1/4 oz (2 tsp.) MAX.
Now, the question is whether I should stagger the two tsp. additions. Maybe one at start of boil and one within the last 5 minutes? Yikes . . . I wonder if I should just add...
That's a negatory . . . closest would be NE Wisconsin based on those maps . . .
Anyway . . . thanks for the heads up. I suppose you are right about dilution.
Papazian recommends 1-5 tsp. per 5 gallon batch. I certainly want the spruce taste to be dominant, but I also don't want to drink...
. . . and I don't mean in a good way . . .
I went to my FLHBS and came home with the makings for a Papazian-esqe spruce beer, including a 2-oz. bottle of spruce essence.
While munching away during lunch, I casually read its ingredients and was a bit unnerved when I noticed that it includes...
I was referencing the holy book of Papazian, and that's what is written. Then again, he also says "Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew" (RDWHAHB) . . . so . . . this may be one of those situations where one may trump the other? :)
Isn't it generally a bad idea to boil fruit for fermentation . . . period?
From what I understand, fruit is to be added immediately post boil. Boiling fruit and fruit juices "sets the pectin" or whatever . . . in other words, yeah . . . makes it gooey and slimy . . . certainly not ideal . . ...