Originally Posted by Walker-san
Do you prefer to brew from kits or piece together your own stuff?
If you like stouts and ambers, you would probably like porters and brown ales.
I've only brewed from kits, but I'm definitely willing to do more. And I do like porters and brown ales as well, my second batch was a honey brown that turned out a bit weak but generally good.
Originally Posted by EricCSU
If you start using primary fermenters instead of a mr beer kit, you can use an auto-siphon to gently siphon the beer. Also, if you lift your carboy/bucket up to an elevated position (kitchen counter, table, island) and let it sit for 30 minutes, the sediment will settle to the bottom again. Then, use the auto siphon.
Yes, I plan to get an auto-siphon. I just want to use the mr. beer as another
primary so I can brew a small batch at the same time as a normal one. I could probably unscrew the top of the mr. beer and autosiphon out of it to reduce sediment even further.
I put a bunch of pureed cherries in the last batch and lets just say sediment was a problem. I got about 3 less bottles out of it than usual because of all the fruit getting kicked up at the bottom.