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Posted in thread: fermentation questions on 03-09-2012 at 07:02 PM
No lecturing here, if people are "lecturing" in a mean way then they don't deserve to be
helping in this forum.Using the airlock as a gauge of fermentation is fun but not accurate. you
can have fermen...
Posted in thread: 5 Gallon in Secondary on 03-09-2012 at 02:54 AM
Once again this doesn't make any sense to me. Primary fermentation is when almost all of the
available sugars are convertered to alcohol and this is achieved within the first 3 to 7 days.
If you left ...
Posted in thread: 5 Gallon in Secondary on 03-09-2012 at 02:33 AM
This doesn't make sense to me. Can you please explain your statement?I left the beer in
secondary for only 3-4 weeks. When I bottled, I used a very small amount of sugar to prime. The
bottles were foa...
Posted in thread: 5 Gallon in Secondary on 03-09-2012 at 01:48 AM
Personally, I leave it in secondary for at least 4 weeks (usually about 8 weeks). I brewed an
English Bitter that turned out a bit too carbonated due to too short a time in secondary.Have
Posted in thread: I don't know my own wieght! on 03-09-2012 at 01:37 AM
Only if you need an exact ABV. What recipe did you use? Unless you made your own, most list a
target OG. Just use that to get a ballpark idea of where it could be. If you made your own
recipe, there a...
Posted in thread: DME clumpy when mixing in on 03-08-2012 at 07:37 PM
The only real threat is if it solidifies and sinks to the bottom. Then you have to worry about
it burning on the bottom of the pot. That can introduce some off-flavors. Just pour slow and
stir and you...
Posted in thread: fermentation questions on 03-08-2012 at 07:28 PM
I just order a hydrometer- yes Im doing a second fermentationOnce your fermentation slows down,
you should transfer (aka racking) the beer from your primary to your secondary. Take care to
Posted in thread: fermentation questions on 03-08-2012 at 07:16 PM
Edit: Buy TWO hydrometers. One for checking specific gravity, and the other... for when you
break the first one.So true
Posted in thread: fermentation questions on 03-08-2012 at 07:13 PM
I'd leave it be. If the airlock is bubbling, you have fermentation. Every few day you should
take a Specific Gravity reading (make sure to sterilize equipment!), and that will give you
proof of fermen...
Posted in thread: fermentation questions on 03-08-2012 at 06:54 PM
sorry Im new at this, What is OG? and how do you aerate?temp right now its 70°thanksOG is
Original Gravity. It's obtained by taking a specific gravity reading (I use a hydrometer) after
you've cooled ...