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Old 06-27-2013, 04:49 PM   #5071
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bzwyatt - I'm pretty sure you can stretch your brew a long way, by deviating from the original recipe and adding some extra hops to the brew. Maybe steep 10 oz of 2Row Malt, throw in 5oz of corn sugar, the options are out there. What I would do above and beyond is get 2oz of your favorite hops from your homebrewing store and spice up the beer with extra hop additions. Basically you could go for a nice smash beer, keeping things simple. I'd use whatever hops was used to spice the malt, to keep the brew simple. Sugar will amp up the gravity and the grain will add to the body of your brew. Why not try a nice and light 2IPA?

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:22 PM   #5072
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Maybe steep 10 oz of 2Row Malt
2 row needs to be mashed.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:22 AM   #5073
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Noob here with a quick question about Mr. Beer. I'm all set and ready to start when I check the temp in my "Fermentation Room". It's 80*. So I find a small fridge to put down there but can't pick it up until tomorrow. My question is, will it be okay to brew tonight and move it tomorrow after fridge is set up and cooled to 70, or should I just wait to have the room prepped before I start? Not too big a deal to wait, but I've got much more free time tonight.

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Old 06-30-2013, 12:47 AM   #5074
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Noob here with a quick question about Mr. Beer. I'm all set and ready to start when I check the temp in my "Fermentation Room". It's 80*. So I find a small fridge to put down there but can't pick it up until tomorrow. My question is, will it be okay to brew tonight and move it tomorrow after fridge is set up and cooled to 70, or should I just wait to have the room prepped before I start? Not too big a deal to wait, but I've got much more free time tonight.

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I'd wait. Warmer fermentation temperatures lead to off flavors and the early stages of fermentation are even more important.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:14 AM   #5075
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I'd wait. Warmer fermentation temperatures lead to off flavors and the early stages of fermentation are even more important.
Figured as much, just wanted a non-noob opinion.
Thanks for the reply.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:42 PM   #5076
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So I was an idiot and thought it'd be a good idea to sanitize my plastic Mr Beer bottles in the dishwasher and deformed every one of them. I can't afford to go buy bottles until I get paid on Friday.

Will my "Classic American Light" be ok in primary for an extra week? It's been in there for 15 days now and I don't want my first brew ever to turn out funky cuz it picked up off flavored from the trub.

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It'll be fine. Many people ferment for three weeks on a regular basis.

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Old 07-01-2013, 10:57 PM   #5078
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It'll be fine. Many people ferment for three weeks on a regular basis.
Ok thanks. I figured as much just wanted to be sure.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:43 AM   #5079
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If you were nearby you could have some of my PETs, I'm using glass. You might switch to glass, but you'd still need a capper and caps. I save glass bottles from craft beer, or buy them used from the beverage center for the deposit, 5c@.

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Old 07-06-2013, 08:00 PM   #5080
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My last two batches (Cowgirl Honey Light and Bohemian Bronze) have both had a sour, citrusy taste on the finish that made it difficult to enjoy. The only new thing I'd tried with these two is the Avinatore bottle rinser. I'm wondering if the bottles are being properly sanitized - I'm using the packet that comes in the MB kits. Does the sanitizer need to remain in contact with the bottle longer than the few splashes provided by the rinser?

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