I just made the original extract version yesterday and was at first amazed by how crazy my airlock has been. Now almost exactly 24 hours since pitching the yeast I had to install my first blow off tube and see the lid on the plastic bucket bow outwards as the pressure increases. The thing is fermenting so violently that its also blowing bubbles in my container the blow off tubing is going into. Definitely interested to see how this one will turn out in couple weeks.
That is always the case. The co2 leaves the fermenter through the tube and into the container of liquid. The co2 has to escape somewhere and that is why you are seeing bubbles. Perfectly normal.
Anyone try brewing this with peach? Looking to make a extract peach hefe and this one seems to be the most popular extract hefe recipe on the site so I'm wondering if just adding some peaches to a secondary would work out with this recipe.
I helped a coworker brew up this beer. His first one! Instead of using 1/2 oz of the hersbrucker I planned on using the full ounce. Not like it'd totally ruin it or anything and why waste hops? Well 20 minutes into the boil I happen to look at the package and it was actually 2 ounces!
My LHBS sells hops in 1 oz packages. He went to a local beer store that just started selling homebrew supplies. I think they are using 2 oz bags to move more product but that's neither here nor there. My question is...what will 2 ounces of hops do to the taste of the beer?