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Old 05-08-2012, 03:25 PM   #171
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I had promised a blog entry on this bottling, but have been sucking at getting anything posted. Finally, it is done.

If you care to read about my bottling misadventures (with pictures!), have at it.

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Old 05-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #172
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I suppose I should preface this post by saying that this is only my second all grain brew. I brewed this recipe up on Monday and everything seemed to go well. Took a gravity reading and tasted it and it tasted great. However today, two days after brewing this, the smell coming off of my fermentor is a very sour smell almost like a terrible fart. Is this normal or is my beer going to taste like someone farted in my mouth? I also made a one liter yeast starter which smelled great before I pitched it.

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Old 05-09-2012, 04:18 PM   #173
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To be honest, my airlock smelled very nice the entire time for this batch - very much like bread. However, fart smells are not at all unusual in fermentations, and they don't affect the final smell or flavor of the beer.

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Old 05-09-2012, 04:25 PM   #174
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I suppose I should preface this post by saying that this is only my second all grain brew. I brewed this recipe up on Monday and everything seemed to go well. Took a gravity reading and tasted it and it tasted great. However today, two days after brewing this, the smell coming off of my fermentor is a very sour smell almost like a terrible fart. Is this normal or is my beer going to taste like someone farted in my mouth? I also made a one liter yeast starter which smelled great before I pitched it.
Fermentation is often ugly and stinky and perfectly normal...It doesn't matter something smells, or looks UNTIL the beer is carbed and conditioned....
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:47 PM   #175
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Cool thanks. I guess I just gotta wait and see. Thanks for the speedy replies!

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:53 AM   #176
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ive had this on tap for about three weeks now,just keeps getting better !will definatly brew again.thanx revvy and bonus:washed the yeast and on "the big brew day" made the westy 12 clone and pitched a ton of this yeast and the blow off tube chugged for a solid week.awesome!

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Old 05-18-2012, 02:42 PM   #177
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After allowing almost four weeks in the bottle, I put two in the fridge last night; I plan to crack the first one Saturday night.

I did notice a relative ton of sediment in the bottom of the bottles... not surprising, I suppose, considering the issues I had at bottling time. Guess I'll have to be sure to do some good homebrew pours.

Cannot wait to see how this beer does.

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Dammit, you're torturing even me, and I'm the king of patience.

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Dammit, you're torturing even me, and I'm the king of patience.
LOL what would you have me do? Saturday night will be eight weeks on the dot from brew date. I could have bottled after three (instead of four), I suppose, and I could have tried a bottle after three weeks... but I want it to be GOOD. I'm hoping it is fully carbed, I'd hate to have to wait longer.

I'll be curious to see how it ages, too.

Definitely gotta pick up a couple of bottles of the "real thing" to see how it compares.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:34 PM   #180
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Mine is 3 days away from 4 weeks in primary. Gonna transfer to a keg Sunday and let it carb the slow and steady way. What is everyone's fg on this? The original recipe is saying 1.010. Has everyone been hitting that low of a gravity? Last time I checked I was only around 1.016-18 I think. I did warm it up at that time and roused the yeast carefully. I think it may have gotten too cold.

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