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Creeps McLane

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  1. I hold it up to the light / window while I pour and wait until I see a tiny cloud like fizz mass on about to come out, and then I stop. #perfectpour
  2. What do yall fill your air lock with? Ive always used water but i saw someone in another forum using Star San How long can I store my mixed StarSan? I store it right in my fermentation fridge. Guesstimate without using PH strips? Anyone ever try to bottle your overflow and drink it??? Dont lie... I read up on using quick oats with my new free stout refill but Im wondering if I need another grain to accompany it or can I just steep my oats and use the HME as my accompanying grains? Yall see that beer that has a hop cone in the bottle? IPA by Ale Asylum maybe? I think thats a waste of hops
  3. You made a $70 batch on your second time making beer? Wow, we should do some colabs, I can't imagine the things I could do with that budget of yours
  4. From my very limited experience it is my understanding that basically all ales don't need a secondary fermenter, only lagers require it. I've also heard that ales never need to be cold crashed but I'm not sure why. Seems like a preference thing to me. I've also heard that you should use a yeast starter when using liquid yeast, dry yeast only needs to be proofed. Adding cold water is a very legit way of cooling wort! I've never heard anyone say otherwise. Maybe that's not how they do it but it's not a wrong way. P.S. It's 341 pm and I'm a little buzzed so take my opinion for what it's worth
  5. Yup, thats about exactly how I would describe it. How do you get rid of that? I have an IPA fermenting right now that was made with 9LBs (yes nine freaking lbs) of extract & 1.5 lbs of grain. 5 gallon batch obviously. That SOB better not taste like that or I will be one pissed off creep.
  6. Can anyone describe what I've heard people say is the "distinct extract beer taste"? I just popped open a howling red ale and it has a slight sweet taste to it. Fermented at a steady 64 degrees, no major temp swings, fermented for three weeks and conditioned for four. I did everything right and I still feel like it's not how it's supposed to taste. Maybe it's just the extract in tasting.
  7. Went with dry hopping with some cascade hops. Bottling anyday later than Wednesday.
  8. When clicking on "redeem your points" in the email this is what I get There has been an error processing your request Exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons. Error log record number: 515817255723
  9. March, really... I was so excited. Like real excited
  10. I have $58 in my subtotal before tax or shipping and im still getting charged shipping? Is there some secret? I'm signed in, I have over $50... Sometimes I feel so challenged
  11. Forgive my ignorance, but why would I be boiling water when dry hopping? I was planning on just chucking some pellets in around 3 days before bottling
  12. I still have some conditioning that I've been slowly drinking. Been conditioning for approx 7 weeks now I'd say it has good flavor just not as hoppy as I expected. That's about all I can say. Looking for a little more IPA type hop taste. That's the goal
  13. I brewed up a can of Winter Dark the other day with a LME packet of robust. Any Aroma hops that pair well with the Robust flavors? Also Its basically the defibulator dopplebock without the booster. How long should I condition for? How does one typically determine such things? Higher ABV = longer conditioning?
  14. This is the same deal I have between me and my best friend. He had everything he needs but he wants to brew at my place and our schedules almost never line up. Good luck man
  15. For whatever reason I can't paste a pic or link from my phone... But I always check retailmenot.com at stores before I check out
  16. Shipping costs keep me from ordering twice as much. That $24 HME is actually $32 when shipping is included. I see stuff online that says "mr beer free shipping no coupon needed" go to the site and it's all a lie
  17. Brewers best makes kits for 5 gal batches. They have a difficulty rating on them; if I'm assuming correctly the easy ones are just hops and LME. I've never made one yet but I think as you step up then they give you grains and such. That may all be a lie though Same thing over at morebeer.com. They have ale kits that are "easy" they have free shipping over $60 too.
  18. Let me know how you like it with the coffee. I saw the stout and coffee recipe and wanted to try it with the winter dark also. I have enough to make 6 gallons and I was thinking bottling 2 gallons in liter bottles with a shot of whiskey and 2 gallons with coffee. The other two I'd decide later what to do.
  19. Twice now I have tried to make a purchase on my phone with no success. I have to go to my laptop to make a purchase. Not sure if you're aware of the problem. I can't log in, it just redirects me to the log in screen again. And if I try checking out, it just refreshes to a screen saying my shopping cart is empty. Everything work fine from my personal computer however im not always around a PC when I feel the urge to spend a little cash. Just letting you know
  20. im using your 2 cd case method at this very moment, im practically stalking you all
  21. Still kinda curious, when would I see a change in my hydro reading? To save a batch could i throw in more yeast after a few days? Wouldve saved my last batch maybe
  22. I checked it after 24 hours and theres a krausen line but really no krausen. There's only a slight foam over about 50%. I just get nervous. I'd rather be able to drink than dump my batches
  23. I know all beer may not produce large amounts of krausen... But if I was to test to see if my beer was fermenting, after what day would I be able to take a hydrometer reading and compare with my OG reading? If it's not fermenting can I just dump some yeast in quick? This is day 3 and minimal krausen. Slight bubbling though. German wheat beer at about 70 degrees. Yeast not left in a hot car for a week this time.
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