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Mar
1
comment What happens if I Double Brown Ale
This came out great ! It's a little bit too heavy on the chocolate, the raspberries were a little tart as well. I should have aged them for a couple of days. Other than that its one of my favorite.
Aug
5
comment Will hop plants choke grape vines
Yea, I think the hops will overtake the grapes, better safe than sorry I moved the hops to another location.
May
14
comment Make root beer without a refrigerator
See above ->> Heating to pasteurize
May
14
comment Make root beer without a refrigerator
I bottled in plastic, after a few days when the bottles were firm and apparently carbonated. I did put them in a hot pot 150-160F for 15 minutes. The smaller capped bottles did better than the bigger ones. All of them bulged and looked like they were about to explode. Some of them started hissing / leaking on the caps. I relieved the pressure on some of the bigger bottles as the caps were looking like they were going to shoot off. Then cooled them down and able to keep at household temp.
Feb
28
comment Make root beer without a refrigerator
That sounds good, I was thinking using glass bottles, i can have one or two plastic as well to gauge the firmness. Is that how it's done at the factory, do they pasteurize before sending it out ?
Nov
29
comment What happens if I Double Brown Ale
Good timing, hope it comes out great
Nov
28
comment What happens if I Double Brown Ale
Good point on the "Local kit" it's not like a Best brew kit that's been waiting on the shelf for god knows how long. Rather recipes the store has available and that the store creates kits out of, if your too lazy to get the ingredients yourself for what you need, you can just pick up a box they put together for you. They make them every week, so I'm pretty sure the extract is fresh.
Nov
28
comment What happens if I Double Brown Ale
I have added the ingredients
Nov
14
comment Why I can't recap commercial bottles?
Is it a twist off ?
Oct
29
comment Ice the wort for fast cooling
We did the second batch today using the same method. I bought 3 gallons of distilled water and froze it. When we start boiling I take it out of the freezer, by the time it's needed it will have melted enough on the outside so I can just cut up the plastic container and put the ice in the pot. This chills the wort down in a few minutes. After two batches we know pretty much what the level needs to be in the pot before putting the ice in to end up with 5 gallons at about 72F.