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Old 10-14-2012, 02:22 PM   #21
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The tube is tight. In fact it cracked at the top but the tube is just below it. It is not budging. Should I be concerned?

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:24 PM   #22
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I may have to move them if the temp varies a bunch. It is in the external garage. I do have a sm. electric heater that I could put nearby that has a thermostat.

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:27 PM   #23
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Damn the instructions only said ferment a little over a week..should I keep going as you stated?

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Old 10-14-2012, 03:03 PM   #24
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Believe me dude ferment for 30 days and you will see the diference in quality and clearness !! I know it sucks to wait 30 days without touching or peeking but it's worth it... A lot of guys here have many techniques lile taking a gravity reading once and a while and then the reading is stable for at least 3 days then it's ready... I personaly think that every time you open the lid and take a reading your exposing the beer to infections... My technique was given to me by the guys on the forum and it works great .... It's not all to have a beer that has finished fermenting, let the flavors develope and let her clear out, and I repeat again don't secondary, you loose beer for nothing and risk infection for nothing let all the crap fall to the bottom then bottle her up without stiring the botton back up

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Old 10-14-2012, 03:06 PM   #25
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I may have to move them if the temp varies a bunch. It is in the external garage. I do have a sm. electric heater that I could put nearby that has a thermostat.
The best temp is 18 degrees celcius for a regular beer BE CONSTANT on the temp it's very serious, your beer will tatse like santa's anus if you fly high to low in the month of fermenting
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #26
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Temps are most critical during initial fermentation. Not so much so when it slows down to finish up. But I like to be consistent myself. Let it sit for 3-7 days after FG is reached to clean up & setlle out clear. Then prime & package.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:01 PM   #27
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Excellent. I will go and see what I can rig up to keep a steady temp. Let you know what I get.

How long would you give the bottles to sit?

The brew is an IPA.

Santa's Anus...sounds like some winter brews I've had.

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My IPA's are best at 4 weeks in the bottles at at least 70F. Then at least one week fridge time. Getting co2 into solution & clearing up any chill haze aren't quick processes.
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Excellent. I will go and see what I can rig up to keep a steady temp. Let you know what I get.

How long would you give the bottles to sit?

The brew is an IPA.

Santa's Anus...sounds like some winter brews I've had.
If your an expert brewer 30 days in bottle would be the best lol but even I can't wait that long
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:11 AM   #30
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The wait is hard when you start, but just get the pipe line going. After a while you'll have a new Homebrew ready to drink every two or three weeks.

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