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Old 10-15-2012, 01:37 AM   #31
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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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Old 10-15-2012, 01:50 AM   #32
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Everything has been pretty smooth with the exception of my foamover. My buddy who assisted me is sure it's going to come out like ****. lol I'm being positive and I'm the pessimist...his concern is the color. It is pretty dark at this time. Do any brews go through significant color changes from brew date to opening day?

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:52 AM   #33
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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.
+1 bro
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:21 AM   #34
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Not sure I understand your answer Jesse.

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:10 AM   #35
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Everything has been pretty smooth with the exception of my foamover. My buddy who assisted me is sure it's going to come out like ****. lol I'm being positive and I'm the pessimist...his concern is the color. It is pretty dark at this time. Do any brews go through significant color changes from brew date to opening day?
Don't worry. Everyone in this forum has experienced a blowout. The beer will be fine. The beer will look a little darker in your fermenter than in the glass. I wouldn't expect "significant" color change but I notice a little lightening and clarity when it's all done.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:07 AM   #36
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Not sure I understand your answer Jesse.
I was just saying that I aggreed with the previous coment, you will see this often here, people put a +1 to a quote that means the agree

A lot of people will tell you to "RDWAHAHB" means relax don't wory and have a homebrew
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:41 AM   #37
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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.
Ideally, you'd have the beer at about 65 degrees. If you can insulate it with a blanket or in a tub of water to help hold the temperature steady, that would be great. Temperature fluctuations can stress the yeast, causing some flavor impacts.

I have a little stick-on thermometer on all my fermenters. They are cheap, and you can tell at a glance if the beer is getting too warm or too cool.

I'm not one to keep the beer in the fermenter for a super long time like someone else mentioned, but I'd suggest keeping it there for at least two weeks.

After 10-14 days, you can take out a sample with a wine thief or sanitized turkey baster, and see if the beer is finished. It will start to clear a bit by then, and won't be so murky looking. Three days later, check the SG again, and if it's the same, the beer can be bottled.
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Ideally, you'd have the beer at about 65 degrees. If you can insulate it with a blanket or in a tub of water to help hold the temperature steady, that would be great. Temperature fluctuations can stress the yeast, causing some flavor impacts.

I have a little stick-on thermometer on all my fermenters. They are cheap, and you can tell at a glance if the beer is getting too warm or too cool.

I'm not one to keep the beer in the fermenter for a super long time like someone else mentioned, but I'd suggest keeping it there for at least two weeks.

After 10-14 days, you can take out a sample with a wine thief or sanitized turkey baster, and see if the beer is finished. It will start to clear a bit by then, and won't be so murky looking. Three days later, check the SG again, and if it's the same, the beer can be bottled.
You can follow Yoopers info also, she is a brewer veteran She helps me out all the time when in need You can cut down the wait to 15 days instead of 30, your final gravity should be there if you have good temp controle and brew method over all,
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Thanks guys. I'll be sure to give you all an update on the progress. Best that I can tell without looking is it's going well. I'm going to hit the supply store tomorrow to get some thermometers. There is supposed to be a big temp drop on Wednesday night. So I'm planning on keeping watch that evening and adjust. Also looking at getting a fridge to make into a ferment chamber.

Tell you guys.....I've never been extremely patient....so this is going to be an excruciating exercise in wills.

Can't I just suck on the Blowoff tube every other day? Lol

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Thanks guys. I'll be sure to give you all an update on the progress. Best that I can tell without looking is it's going well. I'm going to hit the supply store tomorrow to get some thermometers. There is supposed to be a big temp drop on Wednesday night. So I'm planning on keeping watch that evening and adjust. Also looking at getting a fridge to make into a ferment chamber.

Tell you guys.....I've never been extremely patient....so this is going to be an excruciating exercise in wills.

Can't I just suck on the Blowoff tube every other day? Lol
Dude don't have to do an allnighter on wednesday lol
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