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Aug
22
comment Curiously high OG after first all-grain batch
True enough - by "no biggie" I meant less that I didn't consider it a problem that needed to be addressed next time, only that I wasn't really sweating that as part of this particular problem. I'm relatively sure we were boiling at too high a temperature - first time all-grain/propane burner noob mistake.
Aug
22
asked Curiously high OG after first all-grain batch
Jul
23
answered The right first kit?
Jul
23
answered How can I compare hop flavours quickly?
Jul
12
answered Beer not carbonating
Jun
30
comment Recipe for Brewing?
There are "Frankensteins" for sure, but I bought it and brewed the 60 minute as my 4th brew. They're strange (and off-style) recipes, but they're not necessarily complicated. I was new to homebrewing, but have been a craft beer enthusiast for several, several years.
Jun
28
answered Recipe for Brewing?
Jun
23
comment Is there a standard size for CO2 tank nozzles?
Just a note - there are 10 lb tanks - I have one in my fridge now.
Jun
22
answered Primary taking far longer to settle down than usual - should I worry?
Jun
10
comment Undershot OG with extract brewing
Whole hops or pellet? I've never seen that sort of absorption from pellet, and never used whole, but understand they can soak up more goodies.
Jun
6
answered Undershot OG with extract brewing
May
31
comment What happens when beer freezes?
It should be noted that "freeze distillation" as this is sometimes (correctly or incorrectly - I'm not making a claim here) called is illegal in the US. Careful.
May
28
comment Which pieces of brewing equipment seem like a good idea to buy, but are of limited usefulness?
I heartily disagree with the S-type airlocks. They're only difficult to clean if you have a VERY vigorous fermentation and the others are too fragile for my taste.
May
25
comment Is it possible to make a beer worthy of a competition with malt extract?
Any advice on which styles work best, Denny?
May
25
answered Planning a trip, which breweries should I go to?
May
25
answered Advice on Fruit Extract for Wheat beers?
May
25
comment What is the appropriate time to add fruit flavoring to a wheat ale?
One other quick thought. No, you DO NOT want to add at bottling time. It will need to sit for a week before it really imparts any flavor. Additionally, you'll want to freeze whatever you use - breaks down the something so the flavors come out. Someone who's science-y can explain it better, but that's the gist.
May
25
comment What is the appropriate time to add fruit flavoring to a wheat ale?
Put the fruit in the secondary and rack the beer right on top of it. Works wonders. I just brewed a strawberry wheat that turned out well. Racked it on frozen whole berries (5 pounds). Strawberry is a little more subtle flavor than most berries, so you may not want to add as much if you're using a different fruit.
Apr
20
comment Detecting differences in the type of whiskey used to soak oak
Jack Daniels is Tennessee sipping whiskey - not bourbon. Don't let anyone tell you differently. :) I would use something more dry than Jack Daniels though for sure - it's a very sweet whiskey. I've used Maker's Mark to great success; if you're feeling cheaper than that, try Fighting Cock (I know, I know, but trust me, it's tasty).
Apr
19
accepted Tasting my uncarbonated beer: Bitter.