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Old 01-04-2009, 12:07 AM   #1
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my first real 5 gallon that is. while boiling the wort i bottled my Mr Beer pal ale, it tasted like beer, a little vinagery though, at least it seamed that way to me.

anyway, i did a 5 gallon batch of american wheat. put it in the fermenter and it read 1.052, after a couple hours i started hearing it bubble so i must have done something right. now to wait 6 weeks to give it a try!

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Old 01-04-2009, 12:42 AM   #2
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While you're waiting, you can shovel some snow! Where in CNY are you?

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Old 01-04-2009, 01:00 AM   #3
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already blew out the driveway this afternoon. im in Liverpool, are you a fellow ny'er?

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Originally from the Roch area. We live in the ADK's near Whiteface now. Cold as balls up here. The woodstove's having a hard time keeping up. Good luck on your brew!

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Old 01-04-2009, 01:20 AM   #5
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i would love to live up there, my parents spend a week camping in the placid area every year. i just started going again this year. if my wife and i could find good paying jobs we would move there in a heartbeat. maybe once my photography takes off i will have enough income from it to support a move to the Adirondacks, i grew up a little south of Old Forge.

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i added the yeast to my fermenter around 1:00 this afternoon, its already bubbling every 4 seconds. is it normal to pick up that fast? i was figuring i wouldn't be hearing much until late tomorrow!

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first batch is bubbling like crazy this morning. when i got up the thermometer read around 63 degrees, is this ok or too low?

wish it was in a carboy so i could see it doing its thing!

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63 is just fine

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good, because heating the house is expensive! hahaha
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... is this ok or too low?
Calm down....everything is fine...your job is done for a couple weeks...all you had to do was build a clean and sanitiary office building for the yeasties and stock it with plenty of food and materials...You've done that...So now let them do what they've been doing for 3 thousand years and have been doing it without our help longer than we've even known what yummy stuff they were producing...

Now quit hovering over it like a nervous parent, it can and will do fine without you...



Now go buy a 6 gallon better bottle and start another batch...that way you'll forget about this one.



(By the way you will find that there is nothing normal about any fermentation, when you are working with living yeasts there's always a wildcard factor involved, so NEVER assume anything is wrong becasue it's not behaving how YOU think it should be, and when you think it should be...)
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