« on: November 16, 2012, 04:45:37 AM »
Shot a big 8 pointer yesterday, so I'll be brewing up a Big Buck Old Ale tomorrow!
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My .02 I have primed with DME. it took longer and I didn't notice a difference in taste. If you are hung up on the beer purity laws then go for it.
Also tabel sugar over corn. I don't see any difference. I believe table sugar to be ever so slightly more fermentable by weight than corn sugar and there are resources on the web to give you those numbers. I believe northern brewer has a chart on line.
one other thing;I have a recipe that calls for 1 1/4 cup of Extra light DME for bottling after fermentation is complete. Is DME better for priming instead of priming sugar (Corn Sugar 1lb)? What is the difference in using DME or priming sugar for bottling?
unless you are doing a very large batch 1 lb of corn sugar is too much. you are generally in the 4-6 oz range for a 5 gallon batch, maybe a bit more for highly carbed beers like belgians a bit less for low carb beers like barley wines. 1 lb is going to net you bottle bombs for sure.
I haven't been able to go ice fishing in years, and and I'm more likely to need shorts than long underwear during deer season nowadays. Global warming sucks.Was down to a t-shirt by 9 a.m. this year. Listening to frogs and crickets and watching butterflies is not what deer season is all about!
I am able to ferment at reduced temperatures using one of these http://brewhemoth.com/immersion-chillerCool! Tell me more. How do you control the temperature? Activate a pump? Water and/or glycol?
in my Brewhemoth. In fact, I can ferment 30 gallons of beer using two Brewhemoths each with a chiller, cooling my chilling fluid with a 5 cubic foot freezer!
The pump in the freezer is governed by a temp controller, the cheap aquarium ones you can buy off of eBay work great. Currently I have water in my freezer, at 35 degrees. I have run glycol at 28 degrees, but did not see much advantage. For pumps, I'm using 1/3 horse sump pumps. The system works great.
except for in competition, in which case ajk's point stands, if there is fruit in it it's a fruit beer. sounds kinda good!No, you are right, add fruit, its a fruit beer, if the fruit character doesn't stand out or overwhelms, then its a "not very good fruit beer".