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Posted in thread: Cold Crashing issue on 09-12-2013 at 02:14 AM
Sorry should have clarified, they are past carbing stage, probably about 6 weeks at this point.
GOod point about the hops, it's an APA in bottles so that might help preserve it a bit longer.
Posted in thread: Tweaking kit for higher gravity on 09-12-2013 at 02:08 AM
I got a whiskey barrel porter kit from AHBS and I'd like to bump up the OG from 1.063 to around
1.075. Any easy way to do this, like add another pound or two of LME or DME without changing
the recipe ...
Posted in thread: Cold Crashing issue on 09-12-2013 at 01:57 AM
I have a chest freezer with temperature controller, great for cold crashing beer to help clear
it and compact the trub. I want to do it with a blond ale that finished fermenting, but my
freezer also a...
Posted in thread: Pitching on fesh yeast cake on 09-04-2013 at 05:41 PM
I'm contemplating using a fresh yeast cake for my next batch. I have a blond beer using Wyeast
london ale, and I've read this is also a good strain for higher gravity stouts and porters and
I want to ...
Posted in thread: Bottle Conditioning Temps on 07-15-2013 at 05:11 PM
I've read that after bottling it's ideal to store your beer at around 70 or so for carbonating
and then conditioning. It's summer here in Texas I don't cool my house while I'm at work, and
inside it g...
Posted in thread: First Bottle Bomb on 05-23-2013 at 05:43 PM
So, not to drag out an old thread, but I only had one bottle explode from this batch. That is
until yesterday. After over a month with no issues, I had a bottle from the same batch explode
again. I'm ...
Posted in thread: Temperature-Insensitive Brews or Brewing for the Season on 04-23-2013 at 05:48 PM
So, are other Belgian ale yeasts and their accompanying beer styles likely to do well at higher
temperatures? I need to figure out some styles that won't mind 70's and 80's if I'm going to
Posted in thread: First Bottle Bomb on 04-04-2013 at 01:35 AM
I checked the website and it is 4.5 oz. of corn sugar that is their standard amount for the 5
gallon batch. I don't think i stated but it was a 5 gallon kit. I will watch and see if any
more let go.
Posted in thread: First Bottle Bomb on 04-04-2013 at 12:29 AM
It was an Irish Summer Ale kit that was my first partial mash. I got it from Austin homebrew.
OG was 1.055. It stayed in the primary for 3 weeks. I measured 1.020 which was a bit high, but
it held for...
Posted in thread: First Bottle Bomb on 04-03-2013 at 11:58 PM
Well, I guess it happens to the beat of us sometimes. It blew the bottom section right off the
bottle and the cap is still intact! I thought my fermentation had stalled but it apparently had
a mind of...