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Posted in thread: Lager starter on 08-18-2014 at 05:16 PM
The gallon will ferment out completely in a couple days like you're accustomed to. My best
suggestion would be to let if ferment completely then cold crash it over night. After that let
it come to equ...
Posted in thread: Way To Much Lemon Flavor "Help" on 06-13-2014 at 05:51 PM
Regardless of weight, my money is on it was lemon peel and not just the zest. The pith is
bitter sh!t. I will say though, even measured in volume that would be a lot for 5 gallons. I
second blending w...
Posted in thread: Add yeast? on 06-13-2014 at 05:47 PM
I've bottled 18 month old sours and not needed to repitch. I'm sure you'll be fine. -- cue the
" just because you did it and it worked doesn't mean it was the best thing to do" reply in
Posted in thread: False Bottom question for HERMS build on 06-13-2014 at 05:42 PM
I think I read something wrong. Are you putting the false bottom in your HLT? Or in your mash
tun?Either way, the false bottom doesn't make a difference to the HERMS system. *assuming you
do as was pr...
Posted in thread: Going To Brew First Batch on 06-13-2014 at 05:31 PM
Boiling, exposure to light, and exposure to O2 all dissipate chlorine. Campden is only
necessary if you are on chloramine.Regardless, it's good advice. And the spring water is a good
choice too.You'd ...
Posted in thread: Add yeast? on 06-13-2014 at 05:25 PM
Generally speaking, you shouldn't have any problems.
Posted in thread: First time brewer - Chocolate Lager on 06-13-2014 at 05:06 PM
Do you have a fermentation chamber to keep the beer fermenting below 50°F? Some of those kits
say they are a lager but they come with ale yeast. What yeast did it come with? Adding nibs to
Posted in thread: Gravity problem on 05-11-2014 at 05:49 AM
I'm guessing beersmith expected you to boil down to 5.5 gal or somewhere in that neighborhood.
It's the only guess I can come up with.
Posted in thread: stuck fermentation (repitch?) on 05-11-2014 at 05:45 AM
Can you move it to a warmer part of your house and rouse the yeast? I've had good results doing
that in the past. If you're not comfortable stirring your fermenting wort you could just
Posted in thread: Questions about FG and efficiency. Raising the temp, length in primary = lower FG? on 04-24-2014 at 05:51 PM
Please post your recipe. With respect to the other questions, some people age only in the
primary. Some people think it's the worst imaginable thing to do. So I'd say RDWHAHB and do
what makes you com...