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Old 02-01-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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Yo brewers,
Sunday I brewed up a Shiner clone, because I plan on having it at a party where the beer drinkers aren’t really into dark beer. Everything seemed to go really well. I was supposed to end up with a beginning gravity of 1.70, but I ended up with 1.66 which I’m fine with because I thought my last brew was a tad watery. I left about 6-7” clearance in the top of my bucket. After I added my liquid yeast once my temp dropped to about 75f I went to bed. The next morning it had started active fermentation, and looked good. After I got home from work there was beer in my air lock, some yeast sediment, and even some spilled beer on top of the bucket. Do I need to worry?

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Old 02-01-2006, 09:42 PM   #2
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nope, no worries. just a good active ferment. about what temp is the brew at? sometimes warmer temps (75 range) will make the yeasties go banana's.

nice clone by the way. get it from AHS?

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Old 02-01-2006, 09:47 PM   #3
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Thanks. I wasn't too worried. It’s fermenting at about 65-72f I got the clone recipe from my hb shop. I don’t remember what book they got it from. It seems to be a pretty good brew.

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Yep, that'll happen! Just had it happen to me with a porter last weekend. I had to quickly rig up my blow-off tube into a bucket of water!

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that's a good range for the ale yeast (which i giess u used at those temps, right?)

you in TX?

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Old 02-01-2006, 10:01 PM   #6
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Yep, Lewisville TX, near Dallas

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Yep, Lewisville TX
The Fighting Farmers! I've always wondered what you guys were so PO'd about.
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I had the same thing happen years ago. I now use a blow-off tube (runs into a 1/2 gallon growler filled 1/2 way with weak iodophor solution) for the primary and then an airlock partially filled w/ cheap vodka for the secondary. No worries! Let us know how that Shiner turns out.
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Yep, Lewisville TX, near Dallas
cool. i used to live in dallas (monfort & preston oaks just north of 635, east of the toolway).

welcome aboard and keep us posted on the Shiner clone!

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The Fighting Farmers! I've always wondered what you guys were so PO'd about.
EL P. there you go again..makin me spit beer on my monitor...Hey Onedon..next time you brew up a high OG like that use a blow-off tube .Some yeast will suprise the livin daylights out of you and creep all over your walls if your not looking.
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