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  1. atomicflatulence

    VERY late fruit addition to mead, after 5 months?

    I made a 5+ gallon batch of mead back in Jan 17th. Racked to secondary in Feb. I have a few pounds of berries that i want to use. I am considering two options and need to know which is more appropriate. One is to pasturize the berries and add to mead that I have from Jan. Probably 3 lbs...
  2. atomicflatulence

    VERY late fruit addition to mead

    I made a 5+ gallon batch of mead back in Jan 17th. Racked to secondary in Feb. I have a few pounds of berries that i want to use. I am considering two options and need to know which is more appropriate. One is to pasturize the berries and add to mead that I have from Jan. Probably 3...
  3. atomicflatulence

    Old yeast

    I made a starter tOday from a yeas that expired oct9th. It was whitelabs California. It was a peanut butter color at the top 1/4 inch. The rest was white. It smelled fine. Should it be alright?
  4. atomicflatulence

    Thought it was done?!?!?!?!

    Bottling a brew from 6/28/10 tonight...all sanitized...priming with 2/3 cup table sugar... Thought i'd take one last reading...1.015...started at 1.050...dry yeast...i think Muntons. Just about to syphon and i saw the airlock bubble...and then bubble ten seconds later... Is this just...
  5. atomicflatulence

    Harvesting Yeast Question. Possible problems.

    I harvested and washed my first batch of yeast last weekend. My brew partner wanted to syphon straight off the cake into sterilized jars. He didn't see the point in washing, and I didn't know what to tell him. What issues could he run into with his unwashed yeast?
  6. atomicflatulence

    Cooperstown Belgiab Beer fest

    Anyone have two extra tickets? My wife just switched to have off for it, but they are sold out. :(
  7. atomicflatulence

    lucky or stupid

    just found out that the rinse i was using is a cleanser and not a sanitizer. Have i just been lucky that i haven't had a bad batch?
  8. atomicflatulence

    can i bottle?

    Heffeweizen FG is below the target final and still bubbling every 10 seconds. Can I bottle? Or will I have beer bombs?
  9. atomicflatulence

    What hops to plant?

    I've never grown hops, but I've got experience gardening. Was about to just pick a few varieties from freshhops when I thought I'd ask... how do you pick the variety to grow? i'm in nj zone 7.
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