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TheJasonT 10-30-2012 02:25 AM

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Thanks for the input, friends.

I was able to put a sanitized thermocouple in the brew. I almost had a panic attack when I saw the temp at 82.5deg F!! I guess it wasn't nearly as cool as I thought it was. I went and put ice and water in the second bucket and inserted the fermenter into it. It's been in there a little less than an hour now and the temp is 81.4 and dropping. Hopefully I caught it in time to prevent any odd flavors.

While is was open I took some pictures...

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That's a krausen, right?

And here's the fermenter all sealed up with the thermocouple on top.


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TheJasonT 10-30-2012 02:25 AM

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Thanks for the input, friends.

I was able to put a sanitized thermocouple in the brew. I almost had a panic attack when I saw the temp at 82.5deg F!! I guess it wasn't nearly as cool as I thought it was. I went and put ice and water in the second bucket and inserted the fermenter into it. It's been in there a little less than an hour now and the temp is 81.4 and dropping. Hopefully I caught it in time to prevent any odd flavors.

While is was open I took some pictures...

Attachment 81546

That's a krausen, right?

And here's the fermenter all sealed up with the thermocouple on top.


Attachment 81547


TheJasonT 11-11-2012 04:36 PM

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Bottled the brew yesterday! It was stable at 1.013 for two days, so I let it sit in the fermenter for 4 extra days and we bottled yesterday. Super excited to see how it turns out! Ended up with about 47 12oz bottles and 1 32oz growler.


TheJasonT 11-11-2012 04:36 PM

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Bottled the brew yesterday! It was stable at 1.013 for two days, so I let it sit in the fermenter for 4 extra days and we bottled yesterday. Super excited to see how it turns out! Ended up with about 47 12oz bottles and 1 32oz growler.


TheJasonT 11-17-2012 03:52 AM

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Well, I know it has only been six days since bottling, but I couldn't resist. I took brewers privilege and decided to chill a bottle and taste it. What I ended up with was, well, beer for sure, good? I'm not sure I'd go that far. No off flavors... Just rough around the edges. Needs more conditioning for sure. It had some flavors of red wine and aromas of white, all backed up by a hoppy bitterness. I wonder if some tannins were produced when the temp was up at 82 for the first day or two. Would the hop profile produce those flavors?

I dunno. What I do know is that it's going to sit out there warm conditioning for another week or two, easy. It definitely needs it. It has a nice color though, if not a bit hazy.



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