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Brewing hand-crafted beer


Jan
17
answered Two part question on my first brew batch
Jan
16
comment Why is a carboy used for secondary fermentation?
@brewchez Perhaps "extraordinary" is too strong, but plastic buckets let in more oxygen over time than most other vessels. I don't mean to say you can't make great beer with them, but you should be aware. There's a great chart halfway down www2.parc.com/emdl/members/apte/flemishredale.shtml showing different oxygen permeability over time.
Jan
16
comment Why is a carboy used for secondary fermentation?
@DustinRasener Moving the beer to another container won't clear the beer any better or faster than leaving it alone.
Jan
13
answered Why is a carboy used for secondary fermentation?
Jan
8
awarded  Yearling
Jan
5
revised Is there a way to use my kegging system to carbonate beer for bottling without a beer gun?
Added tags and fixed question mark
Jan
4
awarded  Excavator
Jan
4
revised When bottle conditioning, when should I re-yeast, and how much yeast should I add
Quick grammar check
Jan
4
comment When bottle conditioning, when should I re-yeast, and how much yeast should I add
It carbonated just fine, no extra yeast needed.
Jan
4
accepted When bottle conditioning, when should I re-yeast, and how much yeast should I add
Jan
4
revised Homebrew sanitisation in a Pinch
Updated the title to better reflect the question
Jan
4
comment Homebrew sanitisation in a Pinch
@tkone yup, you probably should rinse which is more or less what John Palmer said in that quote. Bleach would be a last resort for me, but it seemed like a perfect solution to the question.
Dec
29
comment How to use Tart Cherries
@dana I would probably treat them the same, yes. BUT, I've never actually done a sour beer, so perhaps you've found yourself another question.
Dec
29
answered Homebrew sanitisation in a Pinch
Dec
22
comment [WIKI] Fermentation Temperature Control Methods
@C4H5As the reason to tape your probe to the carboy is that you want to measure the temperature of fermentation, not the temperature of the fridge. You might not notice a large difference most of the time, but when you're first normalizing the temperature of the beer and as the yeast is ramping up your bottle of water will be significantly behind the temperature of the beer.
Dec
22
revised Using Irish Moss in Red Ales?
Added tag
Dec
22
answered How to use Tart Cherries
Dec
15
revised After Racking should my beer still produce C02
General edits
Dec
14
answered Secondary Fermenter Temperature — Colder?
Dec
7
comment How can I fill bottles from a keg and maintain pressure
This is what I ended up doing; it works great.