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by joemez
Sun Jul 20, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: questions on secondary fermentor
Replies: 5
Views: 11129

will do

thanks Paul. thats the info i need to motivate to use my secondary. I will do it this batch. P.S. The latest batch I just started is a Continental Light Kit which uses suger and rice extract as well as some light malt extract. I always thought that using a non all malt kit is not a good idea. what a...
by joemez
Sun Jul 20, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: success!
Replies: 8
Views: 27748

nice

I tried another beer last night. Holy cow! Only a week in the keg and already tastes better than any store bought beer!
I'm hooked again
by joemez
Sun Jul 20, 2003 4:51 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: questions on secondary fermentor
Replies: 5
Views: 11129

questions on secondary fermentor

I ferment in a 6.5 gal glass carboy. I purchased a 5 gal glass corboy a while ago and used it once for a secondary(that was a batch that went bad from light or too high temp). Anyway, I havent used it again. My question is, does using a secondary make a distinct difference in the outcome of the beer...
by joemez
Wed Jul 16, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: success!
Replies: 8
Views: 27748

definately better than buttweiser

I had another glass today and shared it with a few neighbors(dont want to waiste too much until all the flavor comes out) and got great response! even from buttweiser drinkers. I will start keeping records, but hopefully if i buy another kit(same one) it will come out the same. I always loved IPA's ...
by joemez
Tue Jul 15, 2003 6:01 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: success!
Replies: 8
Views: 27748

specs

I dont have any of the specs, i used a true brew IPA kit and dont have the paperwork anymore.
I just put it in the keg yesterday after it sat in the fermentor for a week and a half, so I definately think it needs more time.
by joemez
Tue Jul 15, 2003 4:59 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: success!
Replies: 8
Views: 27748

success!

thanks Billybock and Fitz for your help. It seems my problem was either too much light or not cool enough. I wrapped a wet towel around the carboy for now(have plans to make a cooler), that seemed to cover both bases. I kegged it then put it in the fridge. next day I force carbonated it and tasted. ...
by joemez
Thu Jul 03, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: another bad batch. help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 11935

thanks

right on! thanks you guys! the pot is boiling as we speak. sunlight sounds like our culprit. as far as the wet t-shirt thing... that helps to keep the temp cool? should I use iodopher to sanitize the plastic too? someone told me that it discolors the tubing. not a big deal with me, as long as it doe...
by joemez
Thu Jul 03, 2003 11:31 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: another bad batch. help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 11935

more info

thanks for the response I only used a single carboy for the batch in question. I tasted a sample before it went into the keg. It tasted off maybe skunky is a good description. I clean with a detergent(if it needs to be) and sanitize everything with b-brite. It seems like most people use Iodopher to ...
by joemez
Thu Jul 03, 2003 4:04 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: another bad batch. help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 11935

another bad batch. help please!

I am really bumming. I used to brew years ago and got many good batches of beer, but then I got 4 or 5 batches in a row that were pretty bad so I stopped doing it. I recently got set up with some corny kegs and decided to get back into it. My first batch came out pretty good, but the second came out...