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Posted in thread: Bottled lager after 5 days in fermenter on 08-15-2013 at 12:47 AM
You can just drop your SANITIZED hydrometer in the bucket to take a reading. It isn't going to
hurt your beer to have to top off long enough for a hydrometer reading. I wouldn't suggest
taking a readi...
Posted in thread: Question about taking Final Gravity on 08-15-2013 at 12:36 AM
I doubt the foam will be accurate unless you are using a refractometer. You got enough foam to
drop a hydrometer in? It floated? You can take a sample before fermentation begins.
Posted in thread: Music Match on 08-15-2013 at 12:03 AM
SUBterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan
Posted in thread: Music Match on 08-14-2013 at 06:34 PM
Nowhere Man - The Beatles
Posted in thread: Loose stopper on 08-09-2013 at 08:41 PM
Just got finished adding some hop pellets to my secondary and noticed the rubber stopper was
loose. Tried pushing it down and it popped right back up. Doesn't seem to be making a very good
seal. The b...
Posted in thread: Off tasting beer on 08-09-2013 at 07:55 PM
according to whitelabs website, they say that 1 tube of yeast is enough without a starter for a
five gallon batch with an OG < 1.060. I still use a starter on every beer anyway just in case,
but when ...
Posted in thread: My first bad batch on 08-09-2013 at 07:49 PM
You gotta be patient with some of these batches. I have a lager that is going on 9 weeks in the
bottle and it still has a bad acetaldehyde taste with little to no carbonation. I also have an
Posted in thread: First Time Brewer Questions on 08-07-2013 at 05:46 AM
The whole impatience and anxiousness feelings goes away after a while. Once you get a pipeline
going you won't even be worried about when to transfer or bottle. My beers stay primary for 4-6
Posted in thread: Just wanted to introduce myself on 08-07-2013 at 05:33 AM
Just make sure that isn't exposed to any sunlight (I mean zero). You can just wrap it up with a
hoodie or blanket. Also, your temp control will eventually become important once you notice how
Posted in thread: Metal taste in brews? on 08-06-2013 at 05:43 AM
Am i the only one who caught that he's using distilled water? I thought that was a big no-noYou
can use distilled water, but it is missing a lot of compounds and nutrients needed for AG beer.