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by HardcoreLegend
Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: OG very low..What Happened?
Replies: 4
Views: 5526

Nope..

Hydrometer is OK. 5 gals of brew in the fermenter. My bucket has marks on the side to tell what the volume is.
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Jan 30, 2003 6:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: OG very low..What Happened?
Replies: 4
Views: 5526

OG very low..What Happened?

I just brewed this Steam style beer tonight with the following recipe:

.5 lbs. Crystal Malt 60
by HardcoreLegend
Mon Jan 27, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Frozen Carboy..Oops!
Replies: 3
Views: 5283

Frozen Carboy..Oops!

I have a nice IPA in secondary right now ,which I put out in the garage to cold condition for a few weeks. Unfortunately, it froze. The question is; How this will affect the yeast? Will they be able to recover once they warm back up? Or will I need to add some yeast at bottling to properly carbonate...
by HardcoreLegend
Sat Jan 25, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Demerara Sugar?... What?
Replies: 2
Views: 14087

Demerara Sugar?... What?

I saw a recipe at Byo.com that calls for two pounds of "demerara sugar". What is it?
by HardcoreLegend
Wed Jan 22, 2003 3:50 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First time dry hopping..
Replies: 14
Views: 14519

Another dry hop question...

Would ot be OK to cold condition my dry hopping secondary? I was planning to start cold conditioning the secondary fermenter this Friday for two weeks before bottling.
by HardcoreLegend
Tue Jan 21, 2003 2:37 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First time dry hopping..
Replies: 14
Views: 14519

First time dry hopping..

I just put an IPA into the secondary fermenter with an ounce of dry Cascade hops pellets. How long should a brew dry hop for maximum effect?
by HardcoreLegend
Mon Jan 20, 2003 10:17 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Neverending fermentation...
Replies: 4
Views: 5237

Hey Tom...What If I...?

What if I rack the brew to the secondary fermenter, then take some of the remaining yeast slurry, mix it with some corn sugar and pure water, let it get going, then pitch that to my secondary?
by HardcoreLegend
Sun Jan 19, 2003 5:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Neverending fermentation...
Replies: 4
Views: 5237

Neverending fermentation...

This is a follow up to my earlier Cold Yeast.. posting. The brew has been in the primary for a week now and is still bubbling about every 10-20 seconds. I took a gravity reading just to see where I was at and it is 1.026. Predicted final gravity is supposed to be 1.013. Is there anything I should do...
by HardcoreLegend
Sun Jan 19, 2003 5:49 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Mild Brown Ale recipe
Replies: 12
Views: 13346

How about this...

It seems so obvious. "Stairway to Hefeweizen"
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:03 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Mild Brown Ale recipe
Replies: 12
Views: 13346

Big smile...

Thanks guys. Hey, Hey What can I Brew?
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Jan 16, 2003 5:34 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Mild Brown Ale recipe
Replies: 12
Views: 13346

Mild Brown Ale recipe

Hello All! Last night at my local homebrew club's monthly meeting, I won first place with a recipe I created here at Beertools.com. The brew is called Poor Tom's Mild Brown Ale. It is highly unusual for low gravity/low alcohol brews to do well at my club. The membership seems to prefer bigger beers....
by HardcoreLegend
Mon Jan 13, 2003 6:05 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Cold yeast?
Replies: 8
Views: 8290

Thanks!

Thanks Jim! I needed a vote of confidence that it was OK to move the fermenter back to 66F now that active fermentation had begun. Do you think it will extend the fermentation at all?
by HardcoreLegend
Mon Jan 13, 2003 4:03 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Cold yeast?
Replies: 8
Views: 8290

Thanks...but what now?

OK guys. Within 24 hours of moving the fermenter to the upstairs, it is quite happily bubbling away. Only one problem I can see now. The temp upstairs is abot 72-74F, the temp in the lower level is currently about 66F. One seems too warm, the other too cool. What should I do? And remember, the ferme...
by HardcoreLegend
Sun Jan 12, 2003 10:12 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Cold yeast?
Replies: 8
Views: 8290

Cold yeast?

I brewed an IPA yesterday and everything went very well. I aerated the wort, pitched the yeast, and left it at 3:30 Saturday. Today, I discovered that the temp in the basement was down to 58F due to a cold spell we are having here. So what should have been bubbling like crazy, wasn't doing much at a...
by HardcoreLegend
Thu Jan 09, 2003 7:27 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: B-Day Beer recipe help
Replies: 3
Views: 5225

Voodoo Clone

I don't know about how it would compare to the Kostritzer, but I have a clone recipe for Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager. It is super tasty. When I am able to properly brew a lager beer, I will be making that one.