The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > adventures in brewing...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-18-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
mpjardim
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: bloomsburg, pa
Posts: 11
Default adventures in brewing...

Right,
So I just took my "oktoberfest" lager which I brewed/fermented back in ~April 2011 out of the fridge which has been ~30s.
I bulk fermented 6 gall from then till now, knowing about the possiblilty of the off horrible off flavours from dead and dying yeasties (mostly cause I was busy and lazy).

Tasted it....fantastic, to me there is no mistaking the taste of the wonderful german malts.

So I put 4oz of table sugar (disolved in water) in the bucket yest after stirring it up a bit.
Yeah....so I got lazy again and busy and never got to bottling it all.

So, after some deliberation, I decided to bottle today cause I'm going away soon.
We shall see if it carbonates or not.
1. Maybe the yeasties weren't activate due to higher temp to eat the table sugar and
2. May the table sugar takes a little long to ferment.

Anybody with any similar situation?
Anybody tried adding sesame to brew? I'm thinking of adding toasted sesame after fermentation.

FYI section:
1. Jus tincase you were ever wondering, if you get white labs live yeast, you can definitely use only half of the vial and the 5gal wort will ferment just fine. I have done this many times.

__________________
mpjardim is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2011, 07:57 PM   #2
huge1s
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Monument, CO
Posts: 238
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpjardim View Post
FYI section:
1. Jus tincase you were ever wondering, if you get white labs live yeast, you can definitely use only half of the vial and the 5gal wort will ferment just fine. I have done this many times.
I just used a full vial and got no gallons....
__________________
huge1s is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
TopherM
Vinz Clortho - the Keymaster of Gozer the Gozerian
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TopherM's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 3,673
Liked 371 Times on 295 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

You need to add sugar at the time of bottling to get carbonation. The 4 oz of table sugar that you added X number of days ago should be fermented out by now, and you'll need to add sugar again once you are actually bottling to ensure carbonation.

Just because you didn't SEE active fermentation when you added the 4oz of table sugar doesn't mean it didn't ferment out. 4oz is not much, and wouldn't take much for the yeast to convert.

I think you already bottled anyway, and you are going to have pretty flat beer. Should still taste pretty good, though!

__________________

Primary #1 - EMPTY!
Primary #2 - Cherry Wood Smoked Tart Cherry Cider
Primary #3 - EMPTY!
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown
Keg #1 - Blackberry Berliner Weisse
Keg #2 - Baltic Porter (lagering in keg)
Keg #3 - Berliner Weisse
Bottled - NONE!

TopherM is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adventures in All Grain JJL All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 08-02-2010 04:01 PM
McGee Adventures in Brewing the Third treesmcgee All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 11-29-2008 09:48 PM
McGee Adventures in Brewing 2 : Electric Boogaloo treesmcgee All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 11-09-2008 01:11 AM
McGee Adventures in all grain treesmcgee All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 10-25-2008 10:23 PM
Adventures in brewing... McCall St. Brewer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 09-12-2007 12:57 AM