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Old 04-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Trying to add pics, so hopefully it works. Racked my 1st Inaugural Batch of Brewer's Best American Amber into my glass secondary fermenter. Got in a tub of water keeping nicely at about 70 degrees until my electronic temperature control unit arrives. Then my new chest freezer will be the fermenter.




Sitting in cold water bath.



Pay no attention to the guy with the big belly, no idea where he came from. LOL.




This is the sludge that was left. I guess that's the yeast cake??



Sitting pretty and ready for cold water bath.

Gonna let her sit for another week or so before I bottle it. Hopefully it will clear up a bit.

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Old 04-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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How's it taste?

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LOOKS GOOD.. If fermentation is done and you have the ability. stick in the fridge for 2-3 days before you bottle it. That will help clear it up a LOT. You will still have plenty of yeast to bottle carb and you will put a clearer beer into your bottles.

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Great Start.

I cracked open my first bottle from my first batch last night. I was stunned I could make such a great tasting beer. It was really good and I MADE IT.

Good luck with your batch.

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Thanks all. Didn't taste it today, but it sure smells like some yummy goodness. I will fridge for a couple days before bottling. Just hoping it clears up, not sure what an American Amber is supposed to look like. I'm into this now, already ordered two more batches. . . More to come.

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It'll clear, don't worry.

PS - for next time, you don't need to move to secondary. People used to be scared of off-flavors from leaving it on the yeast, but that's been debunked. No harm in what you did, but for next time you can save a step. TONS of threads on here if you want more info "To secondary or not"

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In your second picture, the one with you racking from the bucket to the 5 gal carboy, is the siphon hose at the top of the carboy and all the foam/bubbles are from splashing?

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It'll clear, don't worry.

PS - for next time, you don't need to move to secondary. People used to be scared of off-flavors from leaving it on the yeast, but that's been debunked. No harm in what you did, but for next time you can save a step. TONS of threads on here if you want more info "To secondary or not"
Don't listen to him...move it to a secondary....
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In your second picture, the one with you racking from the bucket to the 5 gal carboy, is the siphon hose at the top of the carboy and all the foam/bubbles are from splashing?
Probably not a good idea to aerate or put oxygen into the beer at this point. Next time get a hose that goes all the way down to the bottom of your secondary so you don't aerate your brew or better yet just leave it in the primary unless you are dry hopping, adding fruit etc.
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Probably not a good idea to aerate or put oxygen into the beer at this point. Next time get a hose that goes all the way down to the bottom of your secondary so you don't aerate your brew or better yet just leave it in the primary unless you are dry hopping, adding fruit etc.
Ya that's where I was going with that post. Or just put your secondary on a stool or something so the hose reaches the bottom of the carboy.
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