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Old 08-07-2007, 12:52 AM   #1
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This is going to be my second brew and was wondering if anyone has any tips for me while I attempt this.
One question I have is what is a good temp to ferment it at? my first brew (Bells Oberon clone) is currently in the fermenter and is holding at 70-71 degrees, is this a good temp?

any other tips would be great-Thanks!

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Old 08-07-2007, 12:54 AM   #2
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SHould be fine. Any dry ale yeast or liquid Wit yeast will do fine at that temp. My workshop (brewery) holds between 70-71 degrees and it's fine.

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Old 08-07-2007, 03:07 AM   #3
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another question: I'm currently doing a single stage fermentation process, how long should I leave it in the fermenter before I rack? the guy at my local shop said 7-10 days, but the a book I read says 2-3 weeks? what are your thoughts?

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Old 08-07-2007, 03:26 AM   #4
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If you are doing a single stage fermentation, it is recommended to let your beer sit in the primary fermenter for at least two weeks. This will let the yeast do their job better, possibly metabolizing some of their earlier by-products that might otherwise lead to some off flavors if you bottle too early.

Anyway, that is what I've heard. Maybe some more experienced brewers can chime in and confirm or clarify (no pun intended).

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Old 08-07-2007, 03:39 AM   #5
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I just brewed the AHS Blue Moon last weekend. I racked to secondary yesterday. It was a very active fermentation with a nice krausen ring.
I usually do the 1-2-3 method. Since you're not doing a secondary, I would leave it in primary for 2-3 weeks, or until fermentation is complete. use your hydrometer. You don't want bottle grenades!


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Old 08-08-2007, 03:07 AM   #6
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Don't mind my noob question, but what exact kit are you talking about? I am not familiar with all the acryonyms. is it here? http://www.austinhomebrew.com I love blue moon but dont like the hoegarden that is similar to it.

also what is rdwhab or what ever the others are?

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Don't mind my noob question, but what exact kit are you talking about? I am not familiar with all the acryonyms. is it here? http://www.austinhomebrew.com I love blue moon but dont like the hoegarden that is similar to it.

also what is rdwhab or what ever the others are?
Sorry DaveT

AHS=Austin Homebrew Supply

RDWHAHB= Relax Don't Worry Have a Home Brew
  • This is a reference to the book The Complete Joy of Home Brewing, by Charlie Papazian. This is a book I suggest you read.
SWMBO=She Who Must Be Obeyed (Wife, Ol' Lady, Girlfriend, etc)

BMC= Bud Miller Coors (common reference to the main watered down commercial brews)
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:23 AM   #8
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Thanks for the reply I do have that book

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ok, i received my kit today! my last question is did any one modify or adjust the directions that came w/ the kit?

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Old 08-10-2007, 02:44 AM   #10
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i just made a blue moon extract clone..
check the pix:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=35191

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