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Old 11-30-2012, 02:06 AM   #1031
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Just started a one gallon batch, really looking forward to it, plan on aging for a long time before consuming and will likely do 2-3 more batches before I get a chance to taste the first....

such is life though right?

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #1032
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Thought I'd give this a try. Started a one gallon batch last night... Just realized I used 3 lbs of honey, not 3.5. Okay to add the other half pound to my top off water?

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #1033
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Thought I'd give this a try. Started a one gallon batch last night... Just realized I used 3 lbs of honey, not 3.5. Okay to add the other half pound to my top off water?
I cant see why not, as long as it fits. I wouldnt do this after fermentation stops though. KABOOM!
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:43 AM   #1034
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Hi all, first post, first attempt at making any kind of home brew.

I thought about making a 1 gallon batch of beer, but then I ran across this thread and decided this is mostly idiot proof. I followed the recipe except I had Fleschman's yeast, and now Im thinking I used the wrong kind of yeast.

Alas my problem. I mixed this up today and after 3 hours, Im not noticing any bubbles in the air lock. Maybe I'm just anxious because it's my very first attempt.

Here's the yeast I used. I just read that it's the same as Fast-Rise, RapidRise and/or Active yeast. Did I just waste a bunch of honey?

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:59 AM   #1035
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Hey there flb_78, you should be fine. It usually takes 12-48 hours for yeast to multiply and start active signs of fermentation. Relax, don't worry, and have a homebrew!

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #1036
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Hey there flb_78, you should be fine. It usually takes 12-48 hours for yeast to multiply and start active signs of fermentation. Relax, don't worry, and have a homebrew!
He can't, he doesn't have any

Seriously though flb, even if for some reason that yeast was bad, which I can almost stake my life on that it's not, the honey must is still ok - you would just pitch new yeast and carry on. Welcome to the forum, and the obsession! I think Northern Brewer has some very user friendly 1 gallon kits.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #1037
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Thanks for the welcomes!

I may not be able to have a homebrew, but I have a keg of craft beer in the keezer from a local micro brewery.

Im probably just over anxious. I keep watching the air lock looking for bubbles and Im not seeing any, but it's also in a plastic container so it could be slowly building pressure and swelling the container. The "cup" in the air lock is also pushed up against the top.

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #1038
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It looks like you've got some activity. Why not get a good nights sleep, and wake up Sunday morning to bacon and a bubbling airlock.

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:06 AM   #1039
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but...but...I wanna watch it. It's my first one!

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Old 12-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #1040
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I think my yeasties are dead. 12 hours now and almost no foam on top and no activity in the air lock.

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