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Oct
4
revised Doing my first all grain batch this weekend. What are the key issues for me to follow/watch/do?
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Oct
3
accepted Too much Irish moss?
Oct
2
comment Too much Irish moss?
It does have a seaweed smell to it in the jar. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to get any of the seaweed flavor in my beer.
Oct
2
asked Too much Irish moss?
Sep
30
comment Making a Yeast Starter
Does your rule of thumb of 1 liter per 5 gallons scale linearly with batch size? For example, do you recommend 2 liters of starter for a 10 gallon batch and 0.2 liters for a one gallon batch?
Sep
28
awarded  Commentator
Sep
28
comment Heinken bottles.
What can brown do for you? Block unwanted light from spoiling your beer.
Sep
26
accepted Is Mixing Yeast OK?
Sep
24
comment How much “speise” in a Hefeweizen?
I imagine this technique could be used for any brew, and that the volume of speise would depend on the OG of the batch. It sounds like a great way to save on corn sugar.
Sep
23
comment How much “speise” in a Hefeweizen?
For priming 5 gallons for bottling, it's 3/4 cup of corn sugar. The amount is less for kegging.
Sep
23
answered Small Space & Apartment Brewing: Equipment Storage
Sep
23
comment Is Mixing Yeast OK?
I was curious about this too. Has anyone done any scientific studies along these lines?
Sep
22
asked Is Mixing Yeast OK?
Sep
17
comment Are beer kits any good?
Glad to hear it was a success! I stuck with kits for my first 3 or 4 batches before starting to brew my own recipes with extracts and specialty grains. The kit beers got good reviews from my friends, and sometimes better reviews than my own recipes! I'd encourage you to continue with kits until you have the general process down and have developed good sanitation practices, and then branch out to extract/specialty grain recipes.
Sep
17
comment What to expect when making mead?
No boil, but I assume I need to reach pasteurization temperatures to kill off all of the nasties which could be living in the honey and the water, right? Something like 161 degF?
Sep
17
comment Sarsaparilla beer?
Good idea. I've been looking into getting bottles to ferment 1 or 2 gallon batches of beer so I can do this experiment on a smaller scale with my homebrews.
Sep
16
accepted What to expect when making mead?
Sep
16
comment What to expect when making mead?
Great! So my plans for making mead as Christmas presents for my family back east this year will have to wait. Thanks for the link to the pdf and Ken Schramm's book.
Sep
15
awarded  Student
Sep
15
asked What to expect when making mead?