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4JBrew 11-16-2012 02:56 PM

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...and we have fermentation!!


4JBrew 11-22-2012 01:30 AM

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Attachment 85021

So, day 6. I opened up the primary and took a peek (and s.g. reading).

Attachment 85022

I setup my auto-siphon and got it going.

Attachment 85023


Attachment 85024

In addition to me really wanting to use the secondary this time, the recipe (Midwest Supplies) calls for a secondary. I know the general consensus from this thread was that the secondary really wasn't necessary, but I figures I'd exercise some good sanitation practices and give it a go. Reading today was 1.034. Correction on the o.g. should actually be 1.064. I'll let it sit for two weeks and take a couple subsequent readings. If stable, bottling will begin.

4JBrew 11-22-2012 01:30 AM

4 Attachment(s)
Attachment 85021

So, day 6. I opened up the primary and took a peek (and s.g. reading).

Attachment 85022

I setup my auto-siphon and got it going.

Attachment 85023


Attachment 85024

In addition to me really wanting to use the secondary this time, the recipe (Midwest Supplies) calls for a secondary. I know the general consensus from this thread was that the secondary really wasn't necessary, but I figures I'd exercise some good sanitation practices and give it a go. Reading today was 1.034. Correction on the o.g. should actually be 1.064. I'll let it sit for two weeks and take a couple subsequent readings. If stable, bottling will begin.

4JBrew 11-22-2012 01:30 AM

4 Attachment(s)
Attachment 85021

So, day 6. I opened up the primary and took a peek (and s.g. reading).

Attachment 85022

I setup my auto-siphon and got it going.

Attachment 85023


Attachment 85024

In addition to me really wanting to use the secondary this time, the recipe (Midwest Supplies) calls for a secondary. I know the general consensus from this thread was that the secondary really wasn't necessary, but I figures I'd exercise some good sanitation practices and give it a go. Reading today was 1.034. Correction on the o.g. should actually be 1.064. I'll let it sit for two weeks and take a couple subsequent readings. If stable, bottling will begin.

4JBrew 11-22-2012 01:30 AM

4 Attachment(s)
Attachment 85021

So, day 6. I opened up the primary and took a peek (and s.g. reading).

Attachment 85022

I setup my auto-siphon and got it going.

Attachment 85023


Attachment 85024

In addition to me really wanting to use the secondary this time, the recipe (Midwest Supplies) calls for a secondary. I know the general consensus from this thread was that the secondary really wasn't necessary, but I figures I'd exercise some good sanitation practices and give it a go. Reading today was 1.034. Correction on the o.g. should actually be 1.064. I'll let it sit for two weeks and take a couple subsequent readings. If stable, bottling will begin.

4JBrew 12-06-2012 10:36 PM

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Bottling Day!

It's been three weeks since brew day, and subsequent SG readings have been stable. So, let the bottling begun!

I started by sanitizing my bottling bucket, wand, and auto siphon.

Attachment 87248

I then placed my caps in sanitizing solution.

Attachment 87249

The night before, I placed 48 bottles in the dish washer (no soap) and ran on the sanitary cycle. I then gave each bottle a quick rinse in the sanitizing solution and placed back in the dishwasher upside down to drain.

Attachment 87251

I added the priming sugar to 1 cup water and boiled for 5 minutes.

Attachment 87255

I then placed the pot in an ice bath to expedite the cooling of the solution.



Attachment 87256

I racked the beer from the carboy to the bottling bucket.

Attachment 87257

I ended up with 44 bottles. Had a little spill when the hose came off the spigot, and another when the bottling wand got stuck.

Attachment 87258

I'm gonna give the first bottle a taste on Dec 19th. I'll keep you all posted.


4JBrew 12-06-2012 10:36 PM

7 Attachment(s)

Bottling Day!

It's been three weeks since brew day, and subsequent SG readings have been stable. So, let the bottling begun!

I started by sanitizing my bottling bucket, wand, and auto siphon.

Attachment 87248

I then placed my caps in sanitizing solution.

Attachment 87249

The night before, I placed 48 bottles in the dish washer (no soap) and ran on the sanitary cycle. I then gave each bottle a quick rinse in the sanitizing solution and placed back in the dishwasher upside down to drain.

Attachment 87251

I added the priming sugar to 1 cup water and boiled for 5 minutes.

Attachment 87255

I then placed the pot in an ice bath to expedite the cooling of the solution.



Attachment 87256

I racked the beer from the carboy to the bottling bucket.

Attachment 87257

I ended up with 44 bottles. Had a little spill when the hose came off the spigot, and another when the bottling wand got stuck.

Attachment 87258

I'm gonna give the first bottle a taste on Dec 19th. I'll keep you all posted.


4JBrew 12-06-2012 10:36 PM

7 Attachment(s)

Bottling Day!

It's been three weeks since brew day, and subsequent SG readings have been stable. So, let the bottling begun!

I started by sanitizing my bottling bucket, wand, and auto siphon.

Attachment 87248

I then placed my caps in sanitizing solution.

Attachment 87249

The night before, I placed 48 bottles in the dish washer (no soap) and ran on the sanitary cycle. I then gave each bottle a quick rinse in the sanitizing solution and placed back in the dishwasher upside down to drain.

Attachment 87251

I added the priming sugar to 1 cup water and boiled for 5 minutes.

Attachment 87255

I then placed the pot in an ice bath to expedite the cooling of the solution.



Attachment 87256

I racked the beer from the carboy to the bottling bucket.

Attachment 87257

I ended up with 44 bottles. Had a little spill when the hose came off the spigot, and another when the bottling wand got stuck.

Attachment 87258

I'm gonna give the first bottle a taste on Dec 19th. I'll keep you all posted.


4JBrew 12-06-2012 10:36 PM

7 Attachment(s)

Bottling Day!

It's been three weeks since brew day, and subsequent SG readings have been stable. So, let the bottling begun!

I started by sanitizing my bottling bucket, wand, and auto siphon.

Attachment 87248

I then placed my caps in sanitizing solution.

Attachment 87249

The night before, I placed 48 bottles in the dish washer (no soap) and ran on the sanitary cycle. I then gave each bottle a quick rinse in the sanitizing solution and placed back in the dishwasher upside down to drain.

Attachment 87251

I added the priming sugar to 1 cup water and boiled for 5 minutes.

Attachment 87255

I then placed the pot in an ice bath to expedite the cooling of the solution.



Attachment 87256

I racked the beer from the carboy to the bottling bucket.

Attachment 87257

I ended up with 44 bottles. Had a little spill when the hose came off the spigot, and another when the bottling wand got stuck.

Attachment 87258

I'm gonna give the first bottle a taste on Dec 19th. I'll keep you all posted.


4JBrew 12-06-2012 10:36 PM

7 Attachment(s)

Bottling Day!

It's been three weeks since brew day, and subsequent SG readings have been stable. So, let the bottling begun!

I started by sanitizing my bottling bucket, wand, and auto siphon.

Attachment 87248

I then placed my caps in sanitizing solution.

Attachment 87249

The night before, I placed 48 bottles in the dish washer (no soap) and ran on the sanitary cycle. I then gave each bottle a quick rinse in the sanitizing solution and placed back in the dishwasher upside down to drain.

Attachment 87251

I added the priming sugar to 1 cup water and boiled for 5 minutes.

Attachment 87255

I then placed the pot in an ice bath to expedite the cooling of the solution.



Attachment 87256

I racked the beer from the carboy to the bottling bucket.

Attachment 87257

I ended up with 44 bottles. Had a little spill when the hose came off the spigot, and another when the bottling wand got stuck.

Attachment 87258

I'm gonna give the first bottle a taste on Dec 19th. I'll keep you all posted.



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