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gophers6 last won the day on January 4 2015

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  1. IDK Dawg, I still bottle every batch 1/2 into glass and 1/2 into plastic. Never had a carb problem in the plastic.
  2. I've never replaced a cap.
  3. Have you calculated how much the residual fuel in the rubber hose adds to your abv?
  4. It was Mr Beer's recipe!
  5. Here's one I made quite a while ago: 8oz Carapils steeped Bewitched AA HME 1.5 lb amber lme 3 Tablespoons butterscotch schnapps 1/2 packet US-05 yeast Notes say it was OK, nothing great.
  6. Speaking of Schlitz, it's getting hard to get around here. Found some 40 miles away in 16 oz cans only. I kinda like it for nostalgia purposes. 1960's recipe.
  7. US-05 is a good all around choice.
  8. I would not count on conditioning out off flavors.
  9. Congrats Hotrod! Here's to many more great brews.
  10. You should give them all 4 weeks to carb and condition. As for glass or plastic, I've been at this for 8 years and still bottle each batch into half glass and half plastic. I've had a flat in a glass fliptop, a flat in a capped glass where I got the cap on a little cockeyed, but never a flat in plastic ( some were in plastic for 2 years.) Have had a plastic bottle where the bottom blew off though.
  11. Congtrats on a fine looking beer, and many more to come.
  12. Some call them yeast rafts.
  13. That's the best strategy with a new beer.
  14. I got nothing against Booster. I usually add 1/2 pouch per batch. If nothing else it brings the abv up and over the estimate Mr Beer gives without changing the flavor. Booster got a bad rap because years ago we were adding a whole pouch to a small can of malt which resulted in too much adjunct.
  15. That's the spirit. Patience is a virtue in homebrewing.