Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Long time lurker, first time poster

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2011, 02:21 AM   #1
hypergolic
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 214
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default Long time lurker, first time poster

Well I did it, I brewed my first batch of beer tonight. I made the Amber Ale from the recipe section of the book "How to Brew". Things went smoothly so I am hoping for a great beer. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone in the forum for the knowledge I have leeched. I hope to be able to contribute in the future as I gain more experience.

__________________
hypergolic is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2011, 02:23 AM   #2
Hockeyhunter99
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hockeyhunter99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 603
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

congrats and welcome to the hobby

__________________

Beer Renaissance definition - transformation from a heavy beer drinker to drinking heavy beer

Keg - American Pale Ale

Primary - Chocolate Cascadian Dark Ale
Primary - ButterBeer

Hockeyhunter99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2011, 12:28 PM   #3
birvine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cochrane, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,512
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Welcome - and remember that the fermentation process can take some time to get going and can be underway even if not visible. Leave it in the primary for 3-4 weeks seems to be the consensus.

B

__________________
birvine is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2011, 03:27 PM   #4
Dunerunner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florence, OR
Posts: 831
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

Welcome to HBT, Good Luck on the Amber!!

__________________
Dunerunner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2011, 03:34 PM   #5
krumb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 119
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by birvine View Post
Welcome - and remember that the fermentation process can take some time to get going and can be underway even if not visible. Leave it in the primary for 3-4 weeks seems to be the consensus.

B

with regards to this comment...is it normal for very active visible fermenation to subside at around 40 hours? there is still some movement in the carboy, but just not a lot to look at, where as i was seeing LOTS of movement inside the wort within the first 40 hours. the blowoff is still going strong. just curious.
__________________
krumb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
RM-MN
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Solway, MN
Posts: 6,540
Liked 724 Times on 608 Posts
Likes Given: 227

Default

Yes, it's very common for the active fermentation to slow in a short time. The yeast has consumed most of the easy sugar and has created a bunch of new compounds in the process, mostly carbon dioxide and alcohol but lots of other compounds too. Once it has eaten the sugars, it begins breaking down some of the other compounds that we think of as bad tasting. Letting the yeast work longer allows it to complete the clean up.

Quote:
the knowledge I have leeched
I thought the term for that was Hoovered, like in Hoover vacuum cleaner. I have hoovered up a lot here too.
__________________

Last edited by RM-MN; 01-10-2011 at 04:11 PM. Reason: Spelling correction
RM-MN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
long time lurker first time poster. ikevanbrauer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 12-17-2010 04:58 AM
Long time drinker, first time brewer... chuke Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 10-14-2009 01:46 AM
Recipe advice for long time lurker, first time brewer... aristocrat Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 03-08-2009 04:35 AM
Long timer lurker, first time brewer...first batch... douhof Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 01-19-2009 12:02 AM
First time poster/brewer! RedIrocZ-28 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 19 11-16-2008 08:57 PM