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Posted in thread: My top 10 tips for new brewers on 01-18-2014 at 04:48 AM
#13 Sniffing airlocks will make you sterile. :drunk:In all seriousness... just leave your
fermenting beer alone. Let the yeast do their thing. Leave it be for 14 days. Yes... 14 days!
Minimum! No need...
Posted in thread: Made a measurement mistake. Is my first batch of beer ruined? on 01-18-2014 at 04:40 AM
Funny how most "mistakes" in this hobby can actually turn out great beers. Congrats!Gary
Posted in thread: Questions about kegging homebrew on 01-18-2014 at 04:35 AM
You don't need to shake the keg at all while force carbonating. Set the psi to 30 and leave it
for 2 days if you start carbing at room temp. If the beer is already cold 30psi for 24 hours is
Posted in thread: Transporting? on 01-16-2014 at 02:36 AM
Use a bucket fermenter. It has a handle, a secure lid, and a nice flat bottom. Not to mention
bucket fermenters are super easy to clean, and they are cheap! No need to "rack" anything. I
brew at diffe...
Posted in thread: Ok been over 72 hours and no signs of fermenting starting on 01-15-2014 at 11:34 PM
Did you oxygenate the wort? Give the fermenter a shake?Gary
Posted in thread: How do you clean your buckets/fermenters? on 01-15-2014 at 11:30 PM
I rinse but not well, fill with warm water and PBW and let them sit overnight.This ^^^Then all
you have to do is rinse them out good, and flip them upside down on a rack to dry.Gary
Posted in thread: Starsan Shelf Life on 01-15-2014 at 12:58 AM
I mix up 5 gallons of distilled water with Star-san in an old fermenter bucket. I just fill my
spray bottles from there. I also use it to soak keg lines, taps, auto siphons, air locks,
etc.... Just pu...
Posted in thread: Fermenter smell? on 01-15-2014 at 12:53 AM
Don't "scrub" the bucket. If you scratch the inside of it you might as well use it as a
gardening bucket. :drunk:Just cuz it has a slight odor of "beer" doesn't mean it's not clean. I
soak mine for 2 ...
Posted in thread: micro bubbles in air valve on 01-15-2014 at 12:44 AM
How long was it in the primary? Most wheat beers can be done as early as 10 days without the
need of a secondary. But I let mine go 14 days in the primary. The bubbles are nothing to worry
Posted in thread: Beginner Brew on 01-14-2014 at 01:52 AM
Growing barley is one thing... malting it is another.As far as yeasts go... You could always do
an open coolship and invite wild yeasts. :)