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  1. J


    Will beer become skunky if in the bottles too long before refrigeration?
  2. J


    Is 68* to high for fermenting an oatmeal stout?
  3. J

    Bourbon Vanilla Extract

    Has anyone used Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract? If so, how much did you use?
  4. J


    I just made a batch of oatmeal stout last night and though it might be good to add a hint of vanilla. Can anyone tell me how to do this?
  5. J


    Just finished bottling my very first batch of beer. I had a around half of a bottle left over so instead of capping it I decided to taste it and needless to say it wasn't the best beer I've ever tasted. Is this any indication of how the final product will taste?
  6. J

    Priming sugar

    Have an extract kit from Midwest and was wondering if I need to dissolve the priming sugar in water first or can just put it in the bottom of the bottling bucket to dissolve in the beer when siphoning.
  7. J

    Turning the bottle up

    I am about to bottle my very first batch of beer and I have read that when it's time to drink the beer it is to be poured into a glass so that bottom of the beer in the bottle doesn't end up being consumed. Is this true or can the beer be consumed straight out of the bottle?
  8. J

    How can i make a higher gravity beer

    I have almost finished my first batch of Amber Ale and it's only about 4%. What can I do next time to bring up the alcohol level? I'm going to make an Oatmeal Stout next