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Posted in thread: Cherry cycer questions on 04-22-2015 at 11:26 PM
Fill a PET pop bottle so you can check carbonation regularly. 3-4 days might be too long. I've
only pasteurized once so my setup probably isn't optimized. I used a cooler to keep everything
hot and it...
Posted in thread: Partial Mash/Pot Size on 03-19-2015 at 05:08 PM
Small batch brewing is possible with any sized vessel. As to the minimum size worth it, that's
a question only you can answer. Some people enjoy making 1 gallon batches others won't get out
of bed for...
Posted in thread: Swing tops, plastic gaskit, no carbonation? on 02-22-2015 at 07:19 PM
Many have had that experience. Swing-tops a bit finicky. Some common suggestions are:- Don't
store them clamped shut- Wipe the bottle mouth and gasket prior to sanitizing to remove
anything tha would ...
Posted in thread: Oxidation Question on 02-22-2015 at 12:02 AM
I would treat it like you would a bottle of wine. It should be fine for a couple days but it
will probably taste better when you first open it. Since it's onle 1/2 gallon it shouldn't be
too hard for ...
Posted in thread: Sourcing honey... on 02-21-2015 at 11:40 PM
My LHBS also stocks a few varieties of honey (though at IMO reasonable prices), as does our
local farmers/health food market.If you are willing to post it, a state/Metro area might help
get you some l...
Posted in thread: First bottle bomb on 02-19-2015 at 04:39 PM
Assuming you just overprimed the beer is fine. You'll probably get gushers out of the bottles
that haven't blown yet so open them in a place where the mess will be contained. Throw them in
the fridge ...
Posted in thread: Specific..bacteria? on 02-10-2015 at 06:24 AM
I haven't read your previous thread but it sounds like there's some gap in your sanitation
protocol. Environmental contamination is possible, but even open fermentation has a record of
Posted in thread: Wort Chiller Woes on 02-10-2015 at 06:09 AM
You can use your bottling bucket to hold ice/water and just get it higher than your BK. Run the
IC inlet to your bottling bucket and the other end into a drain or other vessel. You could also
use a si...
Posted in thread: Cider separating during secondary fermentation? on 02-09-2015 at 04:09 AM
Sounds like the pectins separated out sort of like what happens in keeving. or show keeved
Posted in thread: 1st Yeast Starter on 02-04-2015 at 09:58 PM
Just to clarify you want your starter to be 1.030-1.040 regardless* of the OG of the brew it's
going into. Since you're trying to get more viable cells you want them to be nice and comfy. I