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Old 11-08-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Got a Northern Brewers Winter Ale coming today, never brewed an Ale, any helpful hints out there from experience?

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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Oh I can tell this is going to be Tasty!
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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Here it is, nice and dark
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Starting gravity is 1.053ish

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Kinda afraid there's not enough room in there

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Regarding room in your carboy: put a blowoff tube in there, especially if you're fermenting @ room temp. I noticed my first brew (which fermented way too hot) was the only one that actually blew krausen through the airlock.

the subsequent brews, @ 63ish Farenheit, haven't made it to the top of my buckets yet.

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Yeah I have had it happen to me before, I'm keeping an eye on it, thanks

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Made a blow off tube

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Is your blowoff tube going into a full jug of water? If there's no space in the jug then you're going to have a mess if that water jug fills up. You need just an couple inches of sanitizer in there so when the carboy blows off there's some place for the kraussen to go. I've filled up 22 oz bomber bottles with yeast and stuff before during an active ferment.

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It's actually narwhals semen. It evaporates any cruasen that might come through on contact

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