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Old 01-24-2014, 04:53 PM   #11
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Lagers generally take longer to show signs of fermentation. If you gave the yeast food, and it's not too cold, then you are doing good.

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Old 01-25-2014, 12:51 PM   #12
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Hey unionrdr, Homercidal,

I moved the brew to a warmer spot and it took off like it was playing catch up.

I think I will leave it to ferment out as an ale, then try and lager it which I assume would work given the yeast is a lager strain.

Thanks all for the warm welcome If I run into any other problems or have any other questions I look to the general forums.

Good to be here.

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Old 02-16-2014, 06:42 PM   #13
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thought to update.

I had moved both brew into a warmer climate (approx 21C) and bottled the original (brown ale) yesterday, I tasted the product - not one sign of any off flavours but decidedly uncomplex. It's my first batch so I'm not concerned.

I'm going to let it carbonate and try a bottle in a week (knowing that 2 weeks is probably the right amount of time).

I don't know how serious to take this process, so I'm going to see how the finished product sits and if I want to take more control over the process I will look into investing the time and potentially money to give me that control.

I wanted to also extend a thanks for all the feedback and welcome I received from the crowd here.

I'll be posting on other threads so hope to see you then.

Best Regards, Ben.

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Old 02-17-2014, 04:34 AM   #14
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Hello, hello.

I have been lurking these forums for awhile now, I am in a similar situation to Benjimagoo - my wife bought me a kit for Christmas, and one of my friends back in Vancouver was into homebrewing... I got hooked right away. I have two batches going now and I will be bottling my first 5 gallon batch in a few days. I have been reading the forums non stop.

From the great white north as well, I live about 4-4.5 hours north of Edmonton, Alberta. It's a very rural little place, and shipping from the online stores is not too cheap... so my first trip into my "LHBS" (4.5 hours away) will be this week and i have a huge list!

Anyway not meaning to hijack your introduction Benjimagoo, when i read the title of the thread it just seemed like an appropriate place to introduce myself as well.

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It might seem uncomplex before it's carbed, but carbonation, besides the texture, also adds some flavor compounds and might help to bring out the complexity. Coming up with the right mix of grains and hops and other things is one of the big reasons to brew PM or AG.

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welcome to the forum! i'm right in Toronto but spend much of my time in the Kawartha Lakes/Haliburton counties, that's about 2-3 hrs north of the city. anyway, welcome neighbor!!

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