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by yooper
Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Lager temp
Replies: 1
Views: 2627

Lager temp

I'm going to make an octoberfest. Lagering temps should be lower than what I can keep. I can manage to keep the fermenting temp down to around 57 degrees. This is in the coolest part of my basement on the concrete floor. Would this temp be alright? If not, short of a cooler or refrigerator, are ther...
by yooper
Mon Feb 03, 2003 4:32 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Maple syrup revisited
Replies: 3
Views: 8531

Maple syrup revisited

I've touched on this issue a while back but thought about something I was told by the owner of the brew shop is was frequenting. I have some issues with using maple syrup. I have an abundance of the stuff here because I boil every spring. I was told to add it after the boil but when the wort is stil...
by yooper
Thu Oct 10, 2002 7:20 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Ice Ice Baby
Replies: 9
Views: 8325

Aww You Guys

You guys are great. You all have said everything I was concerned about but thought would be O.K. if I just take precautions. So to make a long story short you made me feel better about what I'm gonna try anyway.
Thanks again everyone.
Da yooper eh
by yooper
Wed Oct 09, 2002 5:45 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Ice Ice Baby
Replies: 9
Views: 8325

Any better or any worse

Would the contamination of ice be of a greater concern than the water source you are using? Or is it because it may be uncovered during the freezing? And if that is the case, if you boiled the water prior to freezing and froze it in a clean closed container such as a gallon jug. Again, just take alo...
by yooper
Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:33 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Ice Ice Baby
Replies: 9
Views: 8325

Ice Ice Baby

Just a thought. When cooling wort can you use ice or is there any reason that would be a bad thing to do? I usually place the hot wort into the fermenter and then add the remaining water. My thought would be to use about a gallon of that water in frozen form to bring the temp down quicker. Any thoug...
by yooper
Fri Sep 13, 2002 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: bottle colours ?
Replies: 10
Views: 16988

Your neighborhood store

Brown bottles are best for the reasons stated in the other responses. But clear bottles are cool. I just like the look. I keep them in a cool dark place closed up in an old hard case. I get my bottles from a local liquor store. I pay the $1.20 deposit and get a case of bottles. Not the new twist top...
by yooper
Wed Jun 26, 2002 5:41 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How Long
Replies: 2
Views: 3565

How Long

I have had a batch made for over a month now. May even be closer to two months. My question is this. How long can you leave a batch in a secondary fermenter before it becomes to long? I just haven't had time to get to it and I'm starting to get nervous. I should have time this weekend finally. Da yo...
by yooper
Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:49 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Thanks Guys
Replies: 5
Views: 11719

Free Beer

In this neck of the woods old mill is considered top notch stuff. Ranks right up there with Blatz. The only problem with my brewing I may have is the uncultured swine drink that stuff and still consider my work bad. Maybe my quality was good to begin with and it has gotten worse instead of better. N...
by yooper
Fri Jun 14, 2002 3:43 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Thanks Guys
Replies: 5
Views: 11719

Thanks Guys

After posting a few threads asking for your help Things are looking better. I have finally had 2 consistent batches. Finally people drinking my wares don't look like their trying to choke down a mouthful of broken glass. Some acutally say "this is good". I still have a couple of people who don't res...
by yooper
Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:44 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Beer from Maple Sap
Replies: 8
Views: 15836

Bitter I think

Birch sap was another option but around here most of the birch stands are dead or dying. Birch leaf minor. From what I understand birch sap/syrup has a more fruity flavor. As far as hemlock goes, I think that may be a bit bitter. Maybe that would fall under the category of spruce beer.
yooper
by yooper
Thu Apr 04, 2002 6:08 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Beer from Maple Sap
Replies: 8
Views: 15836

Same neck of the woods

I see you are from Southern Ontario. Probably the same type of landscape I'm from (more or less). We are in the middle of sap run right now. I don't think it will last much longer though. I'm planning on saving around 5 gallons of sap sometime next week and will give it a try. I'll let you know what...
by yooper
Wed Apr 03, 2002 3:35 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Beer from Maple Sap
Replies: 8
Views: 15836

Beer from Maple Sap

As I noted in the geographical thread earlier I have an abundance of maple trees and I make my own maple syrup. The sap from a maple tree is primarily water. It takes approximately 40 gallons of maple sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup. The idea is to boil off the excess water until you have syrup....
by yooper
Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Geographically, What region are you from ?
Replies: 26
Views: 21925

Upper Michigan

I come from a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan just across the border of Northern Wisconsin. We call it the U.P. The name people use for us here is yoopers, hence my login name. We have a small brewery in across the border in Florence Wisconsin called the Nicolet Brewery. They are a pre...
by yooper
Thu Feb 07, 2002 11:30 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Ingredients
Replies: 5
Views: 5946

Ingredients

Just to let all of you who helped me in the past with what I called flavor problems I would again like to give you all a big Upper Michigan Thanks Eh!!! The last batch turned out much better. I just have to watch the temperature at which I pitch my yeast. The next question has to do with ingredients...
by yooper
Wed Jan 23, 2002 3:33 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Blow off
Replies: 6
Views: 6912

I know I know

I haven't been doing this very long but I found that one out the hard way. Not once but twice. Talk about a mess and worries about contamination. I use a blow off tube every time now and run it into a gallon jug with sanitizer or water in it. It has been a big help. I have had some problems getting ...