*Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway - Enter Now!*

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-24-2013, 04:46 PM   #5021
Kirkwooder
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kirkwooder's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: nowhere near NYC, New York
Posts: 364
Liked 78 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 49

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SulBruin3 View Post
I have the Liberty lager from Mr Beer and it recommends the fermenting temp at 51-59 degrees. My basement is about 65 degrees. If i put the keg in a cooler with frozen water bottles would this keep the temp in the 50s that the Saflager 23 yeast requires? Has others had the same problem and how did they get it done? Has anyone fermented this yeast in the 60s and did it have off flavors?
Search "Swamp cooler". Works like a charm!
__________________

Beer is good, no beer is very bad!

Fridge is full and I can't stack anymore cases in the closet. I need to drink more!

Kirkwooder is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-24-2013, 05:47 PM   #5022
JohnSand
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: , Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,088
Liked 213 Times on 152 Posts
Likes Given: 661

Default

There are several guys on the MrBeer Forum that use the ice/cooler method. I haven't tried it.

__________________
JohnSand is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #5023
azmark
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 100
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnSand View Post
There are several guys on the MrBeer Forum that use the ice/cooler method. I haven't tried it.
Small wine fridge off craigslist $50 bucks or less, temp controller $60 bucks or less. For well under 100 dollars you get a solution you don't have to keep monitoring, and replacing ice bottles. You can get one that holds 2 lbks. and you're not chilling it down to low, so you really don't use that much money to keep it running.
__________________
azmark is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #5024
bigtuna101
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 17
Default

If I have some liquid yeast from white labs that I accidentally did not store in the fridge and has been in my air comditioned home (70 degrees) for about two moths do you think it will still work?

__________________
bigtuna101 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #5025
Kealia
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: US
Posts: 506
Liked 29 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Will it work? Yes. Will it make good beer.....well.....

You've lost a LOT of yeast viability, if not all at this point. You would need a big starter for sure. For the $6 - $7 dollars, I would just buy a new one.

__________________
Kealia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #5026
finsfan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 25 reviews
 
finsfan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Posts: 8,572
Liked 1853 Times on 1311 Posts
Likes Given: 3709

Default

ya just buy another one, no need to risk a whole batch of beer

__________________
finsfan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 03:09 AM   #5027
sockman91
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 8
Default

Does anyone know the FG of the Mr. Beer West Coast Pale Ale? I just took a reading and it was 1.029. I didnt get an OG because I didnt have my hydrometer at that point.

__________________
sockman91 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 02:47 PM   #5028
finsfan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 25 reviews
 
finsfan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Posts: 8,572
Liked 1853 Times on 1311 Posts
Likes Given: 3709

Default

I dont know how reliable the source becuz it was not directly from mr beer but i saw 1.011 to 1.014 for west coast pale ale. how long has yours been fermenting?

__________________
finsfan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #5029
azmark
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 100
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sockman91 View Post
Does anyone know the FG of the Mr. Beer West Coast Pale Ale? I just took a reading and it was 1.029. I didnt get an OG because I didnt have my hydrometer at that point.
1.029 would be way high for a FG. My guess would be closer to 1.014
__________________
azmark is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 06:53 PM   #5030
sockman91
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 8
Default

It has been fermenting for 11 days so far. I may have gotten some bad yeast. If my hydrometer readings don't go down any further should I just bottle, or should I try pitching some new yeast?

__________________
sockman91 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
read if you use MR BEER kit theBrewman12 General Beer Discussion 32 03-04-2014 04:00 AM
When should your beer read at its FSG justin22 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 05-27-2013 08:43 AM
Read about Jalapeno beer.. had to try it. Drustanos Home Brewing Photo Forum 26 07-16-2012 10:47 PM
so what beer rags do you read? justbrewit General Beer Discussion 16 02-05-2012 08:20 PM
Anyone Try This Beer??? Read Thread 5gBrewer General Beer Discussion 8 02-25-2007 10:52 PM