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Old 04-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #31
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Just sharing my excitment more than anything else, took a flashlight to the bucket and there is about 1" to 2" of krausen in there now.

The airlock quit bubbling, after less than 24 hours but as I keep reading, dont trust the air lock in plastic pails...

So when should I take the next gravity reading?

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Old 04-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #32
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Just sharing my excitment more than anything else, took a flashlight to the bucket and there is about 1" to 2" of krausen in there now.

The airlock quit bubbling, after less than 24 hours but as I keep reading, dont trust the air lock in plastic pails...

So when should I take the next gravity reading?
2 weeks.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #33
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easy enough

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Old 04-19-2013, 11:20 PM   #34
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exciting isnt it!!!! I just bottled my first 2 batches.

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:37 AM   #35
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I'm kinda jealous. There is no feeling quite like the feeling you get when you drink your first homebrew

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:49 AM   #36
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Well, there's always the first time that you get totally wasted on your own brew.

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Old 04-20-2013, 02:48 PM   #37
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I'll add my experience with dry yeast, which I use almost exclusively. There are people who will advise that you should always rehydrate it. I won't say there's anything wrong with doing this, but I will say, based on my experience, it's not necessary. I have never had a problem with simply sprinkling dry yeast on top of the wort.

I want my processes as simple as possible - simple processes are inherently less likely to have process variations (fewer steps = fewer chances to deviate). I'm a kitchen brewer but I've made hundreds of batches (including a prize winner in the one contest I entered) and have been at it for well over a decade, so it's not as if I just got lucky.

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