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by herocomplex
Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: wine question
Replies: 2
Views: 4725

wine question

I'm brewing my first wine and I've been told that bottling in a smaller bottle will speed the aging time (ex. a half-size wine bottle will age twice as fast). Is there any truth to this? If so, is there any problem with bottling wine in beer bottles?

Thanks all, keep the bottoms up!
by herocomplex
Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: YIKES! Freezer unplugged? Need Advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 5393

YIKES! Freezer unplugged? Need Advice.

So I opened up my beer cooler to check on some pilsners and was shocked to see the airlock of one clogged up (the carboy was a bit full). They had both been transferred to the second stage so I didn't expect so much activity. I then noticed that it quite warm in there...whoops, accidentally unplugge...
by herocomplex
Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: specific gravity question
Replies: 7
Views: 15535

thanks!

That makes a lot more sense. I think his recipe is simply high on the malt. I'll definitely start taking predicted starting O.G. with a huge grain of salt. Thanks for the great info.
by herocomplex
Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: specific gravity question
Replies: 7
Views: 15535

mixing

Well, I shook it around pretty good in the carboy. How much shaking is required to get a good mixing? Would this alone explain the high readings?
by herocomplex
Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: specific gravity question
Replies: 7
Views: 15535

specific gravity question

Perhaps the resident experts can help me out here, because I'm really confused. I made the Propensity Pilsner from "The New Complete Joy of Homebrewing" EXACTLY to the recipe. I used three gallons of regular tap water and two gallons of distilled water for softening. I came out with an original spec...
by herocomplex
Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Newbie Question
Replies: 6
Views: 8877

Glass Primary

You can also get a 6 1/2 gallon carboy for you primary. I love to watch the fermentation process as well and I always want to make sure that things are starting up properly. I also feel a little safer with glass as it's easier to sanitize and lasts longer. Just keep it out of the light. - herocomplex
by herocomplex
Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Q: German beer purity law of 1516 (Reinheitsgebot)
Replies: 16
Views: 62935

Thanks!

GREAT info! You gave me lots to think about. Thanks!

- Sage
by herocomplex
Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:07 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Q: German beer purity law of 1516 (Reinheitsgebot)
Replies: 16
Views: 62935

Water Softening?

How do you feel about water softening? I want a very authentic Czech Pilsner, and also want to adhere to the German beer purity law. What are thoughts on softening? I know that there are limits on how far you should really go on following this sucker, but I really like the idea of it. I want a pure ...
by herocomplex
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Q: German beer purity law of 1516 (Reinheitsgebot)
Replies: 16
Views: 62935

Q: German beer purity law of 1516 (Reinheitsgebot)

I'm interested in brewing a classic Czech Pilsner in accordance with this German purity law. Will adding corn sugar for the bottle conditioning process violate this? Thanks everyone!

- Sage