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Beginning Homebrewer

One extract brew completed (not so great).
One all-grain Blonde Ale completed (overshot on the gravity, thought it tasted like sanitizer, but I gave it 3 months and it tasted excellent!).
One all-grain Cherry Stout (switched to all-glass fermentation)

Mar
18
asked Dry Hopping without a bag
Feb
5
awarded  Scholar
Feb
5
accepted Using Grolsch “Premium Lager” bottles for bottling
Feb
5
comment Using Grolsch “Premium Lager” bottles for bottling
@JackSmith If my brew turned out well (which it didn't), I would drink it out of the glass. But I've tried it out of a glass (the better ones that didn't skunk a bit in the Grolsch bottles) and out of the bottle and it doesn't make much difference because the beer isn't good. Once I make a good brew, I will drink only out of the glass. @PJ I thought I would kill two birds with one stone. Drink beer and get good bottles. Fail on both accounts. @Dean Brundage The skunkiness would have come prior to putting my beer in it. My beer was never exposed to light (besides the fridge light).
Feb
5
comment Using Grolsch “Premium Lager” bottles for bottling
I had no idea you were supposed to boil the caps and gaskets. I just set them in a bowl of sanitizer.
Feb
3
asked Using Grolsch “Premium Lager” bottles for bottling
Feb
3
comment Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
We did add the extra sugar required. I'm not ruling out an infection, but I didn't really taste any sour or vinegar flavor. I still need to take a reading of the final gravity and post it. I just keep forgetting to do it when I am around the beer.
Feb
1
revised About going all-grain
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Feb
1
comment Dual Faucet Kegerator and kegs
Do you happen to know of a really good site or video tutorial to learn how to do this? I am not handy in the slightest bit, and will need ridiculous amounts of instruction to take this on as a DIY project.
Feb
1
awarded  Supporter
Feb
1
awarded  Editor
Feb
1
revised Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
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Feb
1
comment Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
The extract canister says the the original gravity should be between 1040 and 1044. So I estimate with a made up attenuation of 75% that the final gravity of the beer should be around 1010 and 1011. Not very useful since all of that is horrible estimation. I will take a final gravity reading and post it here later.
Feb
1
comment Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
@Arlo427 @Dean Brundage @Tetragrammaton I figured out I used Munton's Liquid Wheat Beer extract. It's supposed to make 23 litres. I didn't add any hops. I used a dry yeast that comes in the Munton's extract canister. I think I would consider it pre-packaged. @JackSmith I'm sure there is always fermentation going on, but I think moving caused the aggressive fermentation that was going on in the bucket to slow down tremendously once it was moved to the carboy.
Jan
31
awarded  Student
Jan
31
asked Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
Jan
31
asked Dual Faucet Kegerator and kegs
Jan
29
awarded  Teacher
Jan
28
answered About going all-grain