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Posted in thread: bottled 90 min ipa clone, weird. on 02-25-2013 at 03:57 AM
Sounds about right . Well, if anything it may just be due to variance in sanitation from bottle
to bottle . I'd wait it out - time will help with carbonation and consistency . The number one
Posted in thread: bottled 90 min ipa clone, weird. on 02-25-2013 at 03:47 AM
Also - be cautious of how strong of star San you use in bottling: I find 5ml/gallon is more
then sufficient . If its too strong , it can kill what yeast may be left so carbonation can be
less due to t...
Posted in thread: bottled 90 min ipa clone, weird. on 02-25-2013 at 03:45 AM
Yeah do go through the lot and see which ones didn't carb up right. In general, I give my beers
at least 2 weeks to bottle condition ( sours and Saisons I give at least a month), I have
noticed you wi...
Posted in thread: bottled 90 min ipa clone, weird. on 02-25-2013 at 03:09 AM
The smell of bananas was Probibly caused by isoamyl acetate - a chemical that is produced in
limited amounts in fermentation of hefeweizens. That one bottle I would guess was not sanitary
enough ( for...
Posted in thread: Why don't we agitate during fermentation? on 10-30-2009 at 07:45 PM
I need to invest in an Airstone for pre-fermentation aeration of the wort. I think once your
yeast is pitched( at a high rate of coarse), the only time you have to worry about O2 level in
Posted in thread: Forgot to shake the smack pack before smacking on 10-26-2009 at 01:12 AM
yeah, I had a packet smash behind a bottle in the beer fridge, and i just kept it cold, and
once I wanted to brew.. took it out, warmed it in a warm water bath, and shook it. it inflated
in like two h...
Posted in thread: Houblonmonstre Tripel IPA Extract Kit from NB on 10-23-2009 at 11:31 PM
ahhh thats kinda how I figure it too- level gravity for a week, and the only reason to keep it
in the secondary is to clarify the beer a little before bottling/kegging. thanks for the
helpful info gno...
Posted in thread: Houblonmonstre Tripel IPA Extract Kit from NB on 10-23-2009 at 11:21 PM
hey ! I ordered this kit ,and have it going in the secondary right now. the problem I am having
is conflicting information as to how long it takes to mature. after taking 3.5 weeks in the
primary , it...