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Old 01-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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It's my first time...brewing that is!

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Old 01-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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What do you have planned?

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Old 01-09-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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Nice, you're already hooked I can tell. Welcome to HBT!

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Old 01-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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An autumn amber ale that I got for Christmas. An extract kit from Midwest.

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Old 01-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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An autumn amber ale that I got for Christmas. An extract kit from Midwest.

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Old 01-10-2012, 12:31 AM   #6
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Sweet. Read all the stickys, and ferment COOL. Low 60's IN THE BEER is best. Mid 60's IN THE BEER is OK. Beer temps can be up to 10F warmer than the room. Have fun and good luck!

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Old 01-10-2012, 12:33 AM   #7
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first off, welcome to the addiction!
second off, that kit makes a nice beer! :rocking:

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Sweet. Read all the stickys, and ferment COOL. Low 60's IN THE BEER is best. Mid 60's IN THE BEER is OK. Beer temps can be up to 10F warmer than the room. Have fun and good luck!
third, ^this^ is really good advice!
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:54 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice! I will be sure to do that. Brewing went really well.

When should I expect some airlock activity? I just put the lid on my primary fermenter last night at about 5pm.

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Old 01-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #9
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There are cases where it can take three days. Depends on the temperatures, the yeast itself, the wort, and so much more. That being said, usually within 24-48 hours. But don't even *think* of being concerned until after 72 hours. If you've done a starter, then 4 hours isn't uncommon.

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Old 01-10-2012, 03:25 PM   #10
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I've pitched on batches around 7:30-9pm,& saw bubbling at 3am or so. Def by 6 or 7 am. But I like to re-hydrate dry yeast to decrease lag time.
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