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Posted in thread: Pitching yeast into apple juice for cider on 02-07-2016 at 09:15 PM
What type of yeast are you using? Are you doing anything to control fermentation temps?I do 5
gallon batches of cider using 5 one gallon bottles of Mott's apple juice (from Walmart) and 2
lbs of sugar...
Posted in thread: Anybody else like brewing beer better than drinking it? on 02-07-2016 at 08:41 PM
So I guess what I want to know is, who else brews mainly for the enjoyment of the hobby and to
share beer with others more than for their own personal consumption?Raises hand. I give away
one heck of ...
Posted in thread: fermentation question on 01-31-2016 at 05:55 AM
so next batch do it at cooler temps?Definitely. You'll notice the improvement. That Mr. Beer
yeast will ferment just fine at 64-65*F (that's measured on the LBK, not the air temp).
Posted in thread: Straight from the bottle. Is it really that bad? on 01-31-2016 at 05:52 AM
I drink all my bad beers from the bottle do to the above fact...Certain mass-produced beers,
for this reason, should always be consumed ice-cold and from the bottle, preferably whilst
holding one's no...
Posted in thread: fermentation question on 01-31-2016 at 05:49 AM
i followed the instructions on the can of hopped malt extract says 68-76f for tempMr. Beer kit
instructions seem to be more for marketing than making quality brew. I suspect they say that so
Posted in thread: Best style for a first brew on 01-31-2016 at 05:35 AM
Suggest that they start off with 5 gallon batches, but get a kettle big enough to handle 10g.
Do they have any clue about what it takes to quickly chill 11g of near-boiling liquid to 62*F?
Lots of goo...
Posted in thread: fermentation question on 01-31-2016 at 05:21 AM
Thank you for the information! What is high Krausen?It's when the foamy stuff that forms atop
the beer reaches its peak before it subsides.Try an keep the temp in the 60's if you can, the
lower temp i...
Posted in thread: eBIAB and Temp Drop - How much is too much? on 01-31-2016 at 05:05 AM
Is my temp fluctuating too much? Is this costing me efficiency? It's not so much a question of
costing you efficiency as it is changing the character of your beer. Without going into great
Posted in thread: Krausen dropped quickly.... Is that an infection? on 01-29-2016 at 05:24 AM
Ok, it's not infected. But this is just the 3rd day in the fermenter. And it's supposed to be
around 6 weeks.If you fermented on the warm side, krausen can form and drop pretty quickly.
That doesn't, ...
Posted in thread: Starsan Cold Crash Solution on 01-29-2016 at 05:21 AM
Switch to an s-lock before dropping the temperature...Cheers!This ^^^^. Simple and it works
quite well. I get very little suck back of StarSan through my S-airlocks even when crashing
quickly from 68*...