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Old 09-26-2005, 08:34 PM   #1
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Started brewing about 5 years ago but i'm still pretty green when it comes to brewing. my last batch was a year and a half ago but i have a new one ready to cook up....hopefully tomorrow.

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Old 09-26-2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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Welcome back. Heres to a successful first "return" batch and many, many more to follow.

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Old 09-26-2005, 09:05 PM   #3
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Cheers Iguana...What type of batch is worthy of such a return?

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Old 09-26-2005, 09:47 PM   #4
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Cant recall it now. I'll check when I get home tonite.



I think this is the beer i'm making. I'll double check tonite.

http://www.ldcarlson.com/public%20ca...%20Altbier.doc

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Old 09-26-2005, 10:20 PM   #5
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Looks good, Iguana. Welcome to the boards

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Old 09-27-2005, 03:03 PM   #7
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Well, i decide to brew last nite. All went well except one thing. i hooked up the wort chiller and after a couple seconds, my inlet hose came off of the coil and water went everywhere. lol. luckily, i was outside. hopefully not too much water got in the wort. i got the tube hooked back up and turned on the water a little lower.

btw, isnt the vent supposed to be bubbling? i checked it this morning and it wasnt bubbling. I've noticed that with most of the beer I've made so far. maybe my bucket isnt completely sealed?

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Old 09-27-2005, 03:08 PM   #8
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If you are getting foam building up on top of the wort, it is fermenting and producing gas. If this is happening, but no bubbles through the water in the airlock, then I would say you are correct that your bucket is not sealed tightly.

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Old 09-27-2005, 03:11 PM   #9
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If you are getting foam building up on top of the wort, it is fermenting and producing gas. If this is happening, but no bubbles through the water in the airlock, then I would say you are correct that your bucket is not sealed tightly.

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Thanks, walker, i'll check it out.

My other batches always turned out good and I got a good buzz from them so it's probably just the bucket. maybe it's time to get a carboy. lol
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maybe it's time to get a carboy. lol
you will thank yourself for doing this.

To really see the difference, brew a double batch. Use the EXACT same recipe, but put one in the bucket and one in the carboy. Ferment, bottle, wait.

Take a blind taste-test when the beer is ready. My friends and I did this in 1998 (after brewing three batches with just the bucket) and 4 out of 5 liked the glass fermented beer better. The 5th guy was drunk at the time of the test, and really couldn't tell any difference between the two, so he 'just picked one'.

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