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Old 01-06-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default beer machine?!?

Just tried brewing my first batch with the beer machine and its the 6th day and it says to taste if but it tastes sour. What should i do? Is it ruiend?



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Old 01-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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Green apple or sour?

In any case, I have one and it works fine when using normal ferment schedule. The super quick 10 day idea they recommend is not too good. Leave it for six weeks at 65-70 degrees. Then a week in the fridge. It takes 7 or 8 weeks for most beers to get done.

It will taste sort of like beer in this rig at two weeks....and it will be fully carbonated. But it is far from good tasting beer. You can let it ferment and age for the normal time. Beer needs to age.



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Beers are rarely ready in 10 days. I would suggest you ferment the beer for about 3 weeks, add the priming sugar for carbonation and wait another 3 weeks at about 70 degrees then cool for 24 hours or more then try it.

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Agree 3 wks + 3wks works well. Even longer in the bottles will help depending on the type of beer.

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:44 PM   #5
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Thanks! Is the psi supposed to go in the red zone?

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No it should not have psi in red zone. Border green red is ok. Put some water on top of the bubbler and make sure it is bubbling through the relief valve.

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Nope not bubbling. Damn! Not what do i do?

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Assuming it is under pressure, push softly down on the relief bubble and see if it lets off some pressure. Push it side to side pushing on the edges.

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What is this beer machine you speak of??? Pictures?

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http://www.beermachine.com/shop/product.php?productid=3&cat=0&page=1


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