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Posted in thread: Slow fermentation with Belgian saison yeast on 08-16-2014 at 04:16 PM
Hydrometer reading this morning read 1.020 at a solid 74 degrees. OG was 1.064. The final
gravity stated in the recipe is 1.008, so we have a ways to go, but it tastes great, and is
tasting much more ...
Posted in thread: Slow fermentation with Belgian saison yeast on 08-16-2014 at 02:58 PM
Thank you all for the great responses. I will do a gravity reading today. I WAS told that the
Belgian stalls out more easily than the French, but that it was a yeast worth using for the
flavor. I was ...
Posted in thread: Slow fermentation with Belgian saison yeast on 08-15-2014 at 09:37 PM
I currently have a rye saison in the ale pale for three weeks. I used Belgian yeast despite my
kitchen being a tad cool for it (78 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 74 at
night).Fermentation was s...
Posted in thread: Light Exposure During Fermentation on 06-02-2014 at 04:09 PM
Forgive me for coming late to this discussion, and some of my questions on light and
fermentation have been answered by reading the rest of this thread. While there seems to be a
few different thought...
Posted in thread: Assistance with interpreting hydrometer readings please! on 02-18-2013 at 06:02 PM
Thank you! I'm very happy. I have to get a hydrometer that's a bit easier to read, but I am
very happy to finally know how. Thanks again everyone.
Posted in thread: Assistance with interpreting hydrometer readings please! on 02-18-2013 at 05:56 PM
Great! Thank you. Does this make any sense?1.064 OG minus1.008 FG = .056 .056 x 131.25 = 7.35
ABVDoes that look about right?
Posted in thread: Assistance with interpreting hydrometer readings please! on 02-18-2013 at 05:39 PM
I have been looking through the numerous threads regarding the use of a hydrometer, and,
believe it or not, I am still confused. I brewed a graff and took an original gravity reading.
It read 64. I th...
Posted in thread: Interesting failure. Please help? on 01-29-2013 at 09:45 PM
That's great to know, thank you! Will try again and maybe just use more yeast, and take better
notes. I see you're located in Atlanta. One of my biggest clients, Turner Broadcasting is
there. I've onl...
Posted in thread: Interesting failure. Please help? on 01-29-2013 at 08:06 PM
Thank you all. I very much appreciate the answers. My brew has dried out slightly as it has
aged, but it is still syrupy and very sweet. I will make another batch, will take notes, and
will use more y...
Posted in thread: First batch ever, blueberry apple cider on 01-28-2013 at 10:01 PM
Thank you for the comment, Mike! Yes, I am learning that with either beer OR hard cider,
letting stuff age out really changes the flavor and character. I have made quite a few batches
of hard cider, a...