Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Kit Tips

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-16-2012, 02:11 PM   #21
BlakeL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 320
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I saw in another post that three weeks is better for this kit. Is two weeks for bottle conditioning still alright?

__________________
BlakeL is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2012, 02:28 PM   #22
Ply318ci
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 193
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

I always bottle condition for two weeks but after one week I crack one open to taste and of it is good I will start drinking them. Two to three weeks is a good rule of thumb.

__________________
Ply318ci is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2012, 12:06 PM   #23
BlakeL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 320
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I checked on the jug this morning and watched it for a few minutes and no c02 was coming out of the tube. Should I be worried? I think I may have pitched the yeast at the wrong temp. It was around 75-80 when I did and I looked at the instructions this morning and it said i should have done it at 70. What issues would this cause?

__________________
BlakeL is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #24
wmarkw
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Evans, GA
Posts: 131
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

You should be fine. I started with their kit too and its an awesome way to get into AG brewing. I did get their book which has some really good recipes so I highle rec that.

__________________

Maya Jane Brewing Co.
Evans, GA

Primary #2 Yooper Ale w/ a hop twist
Primary #3 Lake Front IPA clone
Primary #4 Amber Ale

Bottled: Gaelic Ale Highland Brewing Co. Clone
Bottled: Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
Bottled: Fruit Looper Ale

wmarkw is offline
bford Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2012, 12:38 PM   #25
Ply318ci
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 193
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

You are fine they give very vague directions in some areas like pitching at 70 and to always bottle with three tablespoons of honey although that will be close in carbonation for each style of beer it is different. I had all of the same anxiety you have when I first brewed now I have made so many mistakes since then in my short brewing history (3 months) and still made good beer that I don't worry much any more. I pitched yeast at 85 degrees it was fine spit beer back Into my bottling bucket trying to get a suction going with the racking cane they give you with the kit and it was fine. My advice is to find the post about all of the things people here have messed up and still got good beer from and read it you will relax a bunch. But anyways back to your question 80 degrees is fine and bubbles don't mean to much let it sit for two weeks like they recommend more if you want cold crash for three days bottle and let sit for two weeks and enjoy.

__________________
Ply318ci is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2012, 03:14 PM   #26
Calichusetts
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Calichusetts's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 2,324
Liked 222 Times on 163 Posts
Likes Given: 600

Default

For what its worth...the IPA kit was my first ever brew and I could not get a siphon going, maybe got 8 oz in before it stopped. I literally ended up pouring the beer into the bottles, turned out fantastic! I find you can hide imperfections and mistakes like that if its IPA and you drink them relatively young.

Main point is....consider an auto-siphon. I got a gravity fed siphon going on my second kit but the anxiety wasn't worth it.

__________________
Calichusetts is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2012, 03:43 PM   #27
H22W
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 107
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

That IPA is a nice brew! If you start making larger batches you will find that 1-gallon fermenter is great for making large starters.

__________________
H22W is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #28
BlakeL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 320
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Thanks for the reassurance. I'll be adding the airlock tomorrow and will keep this thread updated with my progress.

__________________
BlakeL is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2012, 07:34 PM   #29
Ply318ci
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 193
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

To repeat what Cali said a mini auto siphon is the best money spent.

__________________
Ply318ci is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2012, 11:03 PM   #30
BlakeL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 320
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Im going to replace the airlock tubing tonight with the airlock that came with the kit. Should I use the tubing or a baster to draw some of the beer out to try and see how it is coming along?

__________________
BlakeL is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools