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Nov
13
comment Confectioners sugar for priming?
Just wanted to note that some fermentables (e.g., honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses) will alter the taste of light-flavored beers like your wheat beer. They're often used for exactly this reason, but if you're not looking for a delicate honey note in the background of your beer, stick with the table sugar.
Oct
10
comment Cleaning stainless steel
You can get abrasive wheels and brushes for electric drills that should work well on the inside.
Sep
29
reviewed Reject Adding Vanilla Extract?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
12
reviewed Reject Adding Vanilla Extract?
Sep
8
awarded  Custodian
Sep
8
reviewed Reject Adding Vanilla Extract?
Jan
17
comment Bottling Rhythm and efficiency
My daughter helps me. She fills the bottles and I cap and store them. She also helps sanitize (I have a vinator and drying rack that I expanded so it holds a full batch worth of bottles). It goes pretty quickly. Do you have any interested friends or family members you could recruit to set up an assembly line?
Oct
18
answered How do I ferment homemade brewed tea - a black tea
Oct
4
answered Adding water to wort to get desired volume
Oct
1
comment First time without a kit
If you use a grain bag, don't do what I did and tie it off close to the grain. I had a packed mass of grain and the water didn't circulate through it well, and I missed my OG by almost ten points because of the resulting poor efficiency.
Oct
1
answered Too long in Primary Fermentation?
Oct
1
comment Too long in Primary Fermentation?
I've heard that autolysis is usually only a problem in commercial breweries, because the weight of hundreds of gallons of beer focused on a small yeast cake in a conical fermenter will actually kill the yeast.
Oct
1
answered Adding flavour to standard kit
Oct
1
comment Adding cherries to an imperial stout
I'd also recommend pasteurizing any fruit before you add it to your beer. Heat it to 170, cover, remove from the heat and let it sit for five minutes. The go ahead and put it in your secondary and rack on top of it.
Oct
1
comment What is the correct way to sanatise plastic pet bottles?
Most no-rinse sanitizers only work when they're wet, so you want to bottle before the sanitizer dries.
Sep
26
awarded  Yearling
Aug
12
answered Cold water extraction of hop flavors from fresh hops?
Jul
10
answered What are some effective, cheap, easy ways to clean and re-use bottles?
Jun
12
answered How big of a Noob am I? Or, What to Do when You spill a stir-bar in your 5-gallon bucket