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Posted in thread: Cold Crash Dry English Ale on 10-16-2014 at 10:16 PM
There will be plenty of yeast when you bottle. If you're concerned, just allow your siphon to
pick up a tiny bit of the yeast/sediment when transferring, but really I don't think its an
Posted in thread: Fermentation finished early? Bottle now or wait? on 10-02-2014 at 12:50 AM
definitely would suggest giving it a couple weeks and trashing your instructions. The yeast
didn't finish early, it finished exactly when it wanted to... its just the instructions are
written at a ver...
Posted in thread: First wort hopping a chocolate stout? on 10-02-2014 at 12:45 AM
Yes, using FWH for this style would work great. No reason not to want to have a smoother hop
profile for the bitterness in a more malt-forward style. My experience with FWH is that you
won't notice a ...
Posted in thread: Never again dry-hopping without hop sock! on 10-01-2014 at 07:03 PM
yes, I've cold crashed prior to getting a ferm fridge. Basically I just froze about 10 water
bottles and made giant ice cubes using big plastic cups then put them into the swamp cooler.
Its a little b...
Posted in thread: First time to bottle on 10-01-2014 at 06:57 PM
Why do you want to do this? I don't see a use in bottling if your SG has not stabilized. If it
has then have at it but if it is still fermenting you could just end up with a bottle bomb.I
think that h...
Posted in thread: first BIAB modified smash recipe on 10-01-2014 at 12:52 AM
add a touch of caramel/crystal malts, or munich to get you closer to that flavor profile you're
Posted in thread: First time to bottle on 10-01-2014 at 12:46 AM
you can't tell if its carbonating right, and you shouldn't bother to tell. I was super curious
at first too and kept trying to tip them and see if it bubbles, but really you should leave
Posted in thread: First batch fermenting...advice needed. on 09-30-2014 at 10:39 PM
you should expect a beer with higher alcohol levels than you originally planned, and probably a
little more bitterness. Basically you've made an "imperial" version of the beer by including
Posted in thread: First batch fermenting...advice needed. on 09-30-2014 at 09:21 PM
I would agree with just completely leaving it alone, let it do its thing. If you insist on
peaking inside the bucket out of curiosity (and I know you want to see it), fine, but I
wouldn't bother with ...
Posted in thread: First bottling day Saturday, any suggestions? on 09-30-2014 at 05:16 PM
+1 on reading Revvy's thread linked above. He nails every point you need to understand.
Bottling can suck, but with some of the tips he identifies it can go much smoother and be less