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Mar
7
comment Can I use wine yeast to ferment beer?
@jsled - I can't even remember what that beer tastes like at this point, but good call, I've updated the link text.
Apr
18
comment Picking hops very late
@CleberGoncalves Not too bad if I recall correctly.
Jan
27
comment Which commercial bottles are good for repurposing?
The oxyclean water won't get nasties, so long as there's enough oxyclean in the solution. I should have made a step 6 though: clean your beer bottles thoroughly after soaking.
Jan
18
comment Concerns with brewing indoors with propane
Okay, thanks guys, happy I asked. homebrew stackexchange may have saved a life.
Dec
29
comment Transporting fermenting beer
I have pulled samples using a wine theif
Oct
23
comment Picking hops very late
I'll mostly heed your advice, I got a couple ounces of high alpha hops (warrior), that I will only add as bittering hops. I think I will still add a very small amount of the "late harvest" hops though (It's all about wording). They have a much more mild flavor than younger cones, but still a good amount of bitterness, which I think will compliment the flavor of a big stout. I'll update this thread with the results in a couple months if I remember. Thanks.
Jul
19
comment Bubbles in my racking cane.
@brewchez: Good to know about the autosiphon, maybe I'll just get a new racking cane.
Jul
6
comment Sunflower oil on dried cherries
I ended up going to a farmers market, a stand had the most sour cherries I've ever tasted, worked out perfect.
Jun
7
comment What is the point of mashing out?
I sometimes feel the same way about HSA, however.
May
9
comment Does preboiling oak cubes kill the brettanomyces
I boiled them for 6 mins. Oh well.
Feb
17
comment Off-flavors from bottle conditioning, but not kegging
I've given up bottling for this very reason :). Plus it's a messy pain.
Jan
31
comment Brewed an Oatmeal Stout and the gravity did not drop as much as predicted, should I re-pitch or add yeast nutrients/energizer?
Very interesting with the pitching temp, do you have any more info for this?
Jan
28
comment What's a good “running” beer?
I'm thinking a good 4-loko clone would give me the energy I needed for a long run.
Jan
28
comment Whats the difference between yeast and bacteria?
Exactly what I was looking for, thanks.
Jan
20
comment Alternatives to a hydrometer?
I think that particular hydrometer I was cleaning under really hot water, then put it into ready to pitch wort. I think the wax one was just sitting in the sun.
Jan
19
comment How to get an oily mouth feel
I wish I had seen this before I got my grain. Next time around I will try it. Thanks.
Jan
19
comment How to get an oily mouth feel
I was hoping for some sort of magical trick I wasn't already planning on using. I'm also going to try to keep the FG up above 1.030-1.040.
Jan
17
comment How to get an oily mouth feel
Oily like Ten Fidy or Older Viscosity. Like a big stout that looks like motor oil and it thick like syrup.
Jan
10
comment What is a wort chiller?
It's an off flavor that tastes similar to cooked vegetables.
Dec
15
comment Can I condition in growlers?
Other drawback, acquiring Magnum bottles.