Brewed what local brew store calls a Cannonball Porter on Saturday. Brew day went very well. My son, Chris, and I have our technique much smoother now that we have brewed about 4 batches together.
With this ale the fermentation took longer than usual (in our experience) to get rolling. Usually if we bottle in the afternoon by the next morning it is fermenting well. Next morning the beer was perfectly still. No krausen, only very slow fermentation about 5 minutes between bubbles.
I shook up the bottle. Seemed to get it going. By about the 24 hour mark it was fermenting well. Not sure if I should have shook the carboy or not or whether that got it going. But now it is fermenting very well. Nice Krausen.
6.6 Amber Extract
1/4 LB Roasted Barley
1/4 LB Chocolate Malt
3/4 LB 120L Crystal Malt
2 OZ Fuggles Hops (boil 60 minutes)
1 OZ Yakima Goldings Hops (boil last 5 minutes)
1 bottle British Ale Yeast
Can't wait to try it.
See a picture of this brew in the carboy 2nd day in my albums