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Old 08-05-2014, 11:57 PM   #21
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First of all, great post! Reading your brewing story made me laugh out loud several times.

Secondly, if you are concerned with keeping your keg cool during fermentation, freeze a few 2 liter soda bottle and place them in an ice chest along with your keg. This is a trick that works great when brewing during the summer months.

Keep the updates coming, I am interested to see how your first time brewing adventure turns out!

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Old 08-06-2014, 12:10 AM   #22
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First of all, great post! Reading your brewing story made me laugh out loud several times.

Secondly, if you are concerned with keeping your keg cool during fermentation, freeze a few 2 liter soda bottle and place them in an ice chest along with your keg. This is a trick that works great when brewing during the summer months.

Keep the updates coming, I am interested to see how your first time brewing adventure turns out!
Glad I could make you laugh!

At this point, I'm not as concerned about temperature. Going into my next batch, I'll be doing a lot more to achieve a temp at the low-end of the suggested fermentation temps.

Thanks for the tip, though. I appreciate it.

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Old 08-06-2014, 12:26 AM   #23
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Your title reminded me of this... Welcome and cheers!
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Sent from my van, down by the river.

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Old 08-06-2014, 12:58 AM   #24
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Your title reminded me of this... Welcome and cheers!
Haha! Thanks for sharing that and thanks for the warm welcome.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:37 PM   #25
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Alright, got a question! However, first thing's first. I have named my yeast. Just felt cold not to. They're working so hard for me and they deserve a proper name.

So, I present to you...



That aside, the Yeastie Boys seem to have done much of their vigorous work. The krausen has subsided, though I can still see some bubblin' action when I take a light to the Little Brown Keg.

My question is this: I would like to sample the beer at the 7-day mark (which will be this Saturday). I have no expectation of it tasting good, but I would like to periodically taste the beer at certain intervals during the process to at least gauge how taste progresses at those intervals.

Is this something I shouldn't do? Or, maybe shouldn't do with a Mr. Beer kit?

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Old 08-07-2014, 01:14 AM   #26
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I understand the temptation to try it, but the more you mess with it the greater the chance of infection.

My advice, and I know this is hard to do, is leave the yeastie boys be while they do their thing. The still have work to do.

Patience, grasshopper

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I understand the temptation to try it, but the more you mess with it the greater the chance of infection.

My advice, and I know this is hard to do, is leave the yeastie boys be while they do their thing. The still have work to do.

Patience, grasshopper
Then that's what I'll do! Thanks, stevehardt!
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