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by bredmakr
Fri Aug 09, 2002 5:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: advice on homebrew store???
Replies: 4
Views: 4487

wisdom..

I was trying to think of ways to tap into my local shops thoughts about the market and your suggestions are better than my ideas. I will ask why they don't carry much inventory. Thanks for the wisdom.
by bredmakr
Thu Aug 08, 2002 5:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: advice on homebrew store???
Replies: 4
Views: 4487

advice on homebrew store???

I have often tossed the thought around in my head of opening a homebrew supply store. It often comes to a boil when I have to go to my local store because I forgot to order something over the internet. The local store is a side show to the BrewPub, which does make some excellent beer. HOwever, the s...
by bredmakr
Thu Aug 08, 2002 5:15 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Ringwood starter question...
Replies: 2
Views: 3280

bad yeast - WYEAST to the rescue

The starter never took off and the wort for the starter is not fermented. I called WYEAST and they are reimbursing me for the bad sample and contacting my local shop to update their supply. Not that I hold WYEAST responsible just that I wasn't getting the help I wanted from my local shop. All their ...
by bredmakr
Tue Aug 06, 2002 5:34 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Ringwood starter question...
Replies: 2
Views: 3280

Ringwood starter question...

I've had the Ringwood Ale yeast in a starter 1 qt H2O with 1/2 cup extra light dry malt extract boiled for 15 minutes then cooled to 65F and shook it up really well for aeration. I pitched an expanded pack of WYEAST Ringwood into the starter 36 hours ago. No clear signs of krausen development but th...
by bredmakr
Mon Aug 05, 2002 5:37 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: WYEAST Ringwood Ale yeast??
Replies: 12
Views: 23341

diacetyl rest???

please define diacetyl rest.
by bredmakr
Sun Aug 04, 2002 11:41 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: WYEAST Ringwood Ale yeast??
Replies: 12
Views: 23341

excellent discussion

Excellent information. I already have the Ringwood and will make a starter this evening because the pouch is ready to go. This is for a special event and I want to make a really good beer between now and 8/17. Fast turn around is an objective. With these two points in mind would you recommend I pitc...
by bredmakr
Thu Aug 01, 2002 12:02 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: WYEAST Ringwood Ale yeast??
Replies: 12
Views: 23341

WYEAST Ringwood Ale yeast??

my local shop recommended using the WYEAST Ringwood Ale yeast for my upcoming brown ale. I've never used this yeast and was wondering if anyone has an opinion. I did notice that it is not listed on WYEAST's own site as a yeast for brown ales. perhaps I was given this recommendation because they didn...
by bredmakr
Fri Jul 12, 2002 7:34 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: ice beer...really cold lager?
Replies: 8
Views: 27705

ice beer...really cold lager?

I'm asking this question because I would like to have an educated response for those ninnies who drink "ice beers" and think that its the greatest. Is it just a lager fermented at extra low temps or is there a little more too it?
by bredmakr
Thu Jul 11, 2002 7:46 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Poll: Top 10 Lists....
Replies: 6
Views: 13200

my 2 cents

some of these have probably been mentioned before. top 10 things I expect/like to see 1 - clean pint glasses at room temperature 2 - minimum three taps with a stout/porter, IPA, and brown ale and a fourth tap with seasonal brew 3 - at least two regulation horse hair dart boards 4 - at least one regu...
by bredmakr
Thu Jul 04, 2002 4:53 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: yeast question - keep harvest?
Replies: 3
Views: 4145

thanks !!

as always thanks for the input.
by bredmakr
Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:58 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: yeast question - keep harvest?
Replies: 3
Views: 4145

yeast question - keep harvest?

Last night I harvested second generation White Labs California Ale yeast from an IPA fermentation. As I suspected there is a flavor profile that tells me I fermented at too high a temp. I call it the gameybrew taste. Is there a more scientific reference for what causes this flavor. My real question ...
by bredmakr
Wed Jun 26, 2002 9:50 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Kegging
Replies: 6
Views: 6294

stone works for carb but not bottling

I've used a carbonation stone. It worked very well for carbonating the beer. However, it does not work out if you are going to use a counter pressure bottle filler to bottle. Too much back pressure and you end up with bottles full of foam. If you are going to keep the beer in the keg for serving the...
by bredmakr
Wed Jun 26, 2002 9:45 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How Long
Replies: 2
Views: 3663

relax!

I've stored many batches in the secondary for as long as six months. After the first three weeks if I don't have the time I rack it off again into a third carboy just to be sure there are no flavor influences from the trub and dead yeast. If I know I'm not going to have time to deal with it after th...
by bredmakr
Thu Jun 13, 2002 10:48 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: should I replace my kegs?
Replies: 2
Views: 3431

should I replace my kegs?

I have two cornelius kegs that I have been using for two years and I just noticed that one of them has developed rust stains on the exterior at the location of a ding in the side of the keg. On the interior I can see the ding but there is no staining. Should I be concerned about my kegs deterioratin...
by bredmakr
Fri May 17, 2002 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: brew time: just how long anyway???
Replies: 7
Views: 6109

brew time: just how long anyway???

Would like to know how long people spend making beer. Typically it takes me 6-8 hours to do an all grain batch, 5-7 hours partial, and 3-5 hours for extract. The differences make the extra time spent well worth the investment. However, now that I have a son and another on the way my available brew t...