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  1. SauceBoss

    Quick sanitation question...

    Hey all, I have a quick question which I am sure can get cleared up quickly. I've read through the forums and I know that while nothing may grow in vodka, it is not to be used as a sanitizer. Well, my dilemma lies in the fact that I brewed a mead on leap year and while at work my roommate...
  2. SauceBoss

    Any tips for this recipe

    Hey guys, Thank you in advance for any opinions you may have. I recently purchased a license for Brewsmith and figured i'd give it a go at making my own recipe. While I'm going for an Indian Brown Ale I am not trying to mimic that of DFHs which seems that most people have posted about on the...
  3. SauceBoss

    stuff on my wort

    hey all, I searched the forums for a while today trying to go through as many threads on 'oily' and 'filmy' stuff on my wort in my fermenter and everything seemed to point to it being hop oil or something left from the sanitizer. A few threads mentioned it could be an infection of the sort but...
  4. SauceBoss

    Prepping oak for secondary

    Hey guys, So I spent a while today going through almost every post about using oak chips in secondary today and couldnt find any specific advice on how to prep it and then use it in secondary. If it has been posted before, than Im super sorry and this thread can be closed. Well basically, I...
  5. SauceBoss

    Timing for Pectic Enzyme addition

    Hey guys, I am in the process of brewing a beer with peach puree being added to the secondary. I have read a few sources stating that its best to add the Pectic Enzyme to the carboy PRIOR to fermentation, and a few posts stating that it should be added after 'to taste' when bottling/kegging...
  6. SauceBoss

    Cool app/program

    Well I know its kind of nerdy in a sense and wasnt sure what thread it should have been posted under but I recently came across a mobile app/site called untappd (http://m.untappd.com). Its an actual app for iphones but works pretty well through a mobile browser on my android phone. Well it...
  7. SauceBoss

    Cinnamon...

    Hey guys, Hope everyone has been doing well this fall. I just had a question. I brewed a pumpkin ale ~7 weeks ago and it has been in the secondary for almost 4 weeks ago. This past Sunday I added some cinnamon sticks to the secondary (from other threads I found that it is less potent then...
  8. SauceBoss

    Trying to help a friend...

    Hey Guys, I am trying to help out a friend who is also new to brewing and recently brewed his third batch (a Strawberry Blonde Ale). Well according to him all was well and the OG was where it was supposed to have been per the instructions from Austin Home Brew. It as been in the primary...
  9. SauceBoss

    Use of a swamp tub...

    I tried to search and it isnt mentioned anywhere (That I can find at least). Well given that I live in FL and its been hot as anything lately, I have been using a swamp tub for my primary fermenter to keep my beer at the ideal temperature during the fermentation. Well given that, my question...
  10. SauceBoss

    Using two Carboys

    Hi all, I tried searching the forum but really wasnt sure what to search for so I figured I would ask here. I am new to brewing and for my birthday got a kit and two glass carboys. Somewhere I heard that after the original fermentation is complete in the first carboy, you could siphon the...
  11. SauceBoss

    n00b brewer from Central Florida.

    Hey All my name is Alex and I am from Orlando Florida. I am a big fan of craft brews and have a lot of friends who home brew and figured that it was my time to break into the scene. I am looking forward to taking some tips from here and successfully getting a nice batch of brews :D If you...
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