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Old 07-31-2006, 02:22 AM   #1
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Default Coopers Wheat Beer Kit OG?

I just started boiling my second batch of beer.

This time I went for the Coopers Wheat Beer Brewmaster Selection and Muntons Plain Wheat DME...

But, I broke my hydrometer while sanitizing...

Does anyone know the approximate OG of this kit?

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btw, just had my first BOIL OVER... Now I have to clean the stove top.

is this a cause of the wheat beer or the DME?

so far, the second batch has had a couple more problems than my first.

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btw, just had my first BOIL OVER... Now I have to clean the stove top.

is this a cause of the wheat beer or the DME?
Neither. It is the cause of a brewer not watching the brewpot A watched pot never boils over
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Time to buy a outdoor burner.
a future investment for sure...
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Neither. It is the cause of a brewer not watching the brewpot A watched pot never boils over
The first batch I brewed (John Bull American Beer with corn sugar) did not come close to a boil over.

This batch boiled over in the time it took me to write this original post. It went from NO BOIL to over the top in less than 3 mins... I watch my boil closely, give or take 2 or 3 mins. DAMN, guess I have to stay right on top of it...
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Yeah but that also means to brew outside... brewing outside SUCKS Heat, cold, rain, neighbors, possibly the smell of cow sh*t if your living in the right area.... Oh well... enough of my ranting

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Yeah but that also means to brew outside... brewing outside SUCKS Heat, cold, rain, neighbors, possibly the smell of cow sh*t if your living in the right area.... Oh well... enough of my ranting
Brewing outside would suck, especially during summer here in Texas...

I should have only boiled with 1.5 gallons of water, instead of 2. That would have saved me.

So aren't some beers more prone to boil overs?

btw, do you guys think the OG for this beer should have been about 1.040-1.045?

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The first batch I brewed (John Bull American Beer with corn sugar) did not come close to a boil over.

This batch boiled over in the time it took me to write this original post. It went from NO BOIL to over the top in less than 3 mins... I watch my boil closely, give or take 2 or 3 mins. DAMN, guess I have to stay right on top of it...
Kinda reminds me of mine It was just too funny. I was standing right there! I mean I was over the stove and all... right there. Took my eyes off it for seconds... just to read the damm recipe you know... just a few seconds was all it took. Had a boil over. I was LMAO! I mean to walk away and go on the net to look at porn for 20 minutes is one thing. Standing over the pot and talking your eyes off it for seconds is completely different you know....

A watched pot never boils over.... all I can say....
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well i had to turn the heat off for about 30 seconds. then back on full, but never walked away after that. i turned the heat off once more for about 20 seconds to stop another boil over.

i then learned that a gentle blowing on the foam made it subside, so I finished up the boil with full heat.

it's in the primary now, yeast pitched.

next friday or saturday night will be my first bottling experience. The John Bull American will be ready then...

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