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Posted in thread: Big Beer/ Long aging on 08-16-2008 at 04:13 AM
So my Honey Oat stout is doing great. It had a SG of 1.070 and I racked it to a secondary today
after almost 4 weeks the gravity was astonishingly 1.015!! So my original plan was to leave it
in the se...
Posted in thread: Bottling Bucket on 08-08-2008 at 01:49 AM
if there is no lid on the bucket you risk infection, also when you siphon beer onto your
priming sugar placed on the bottom of the bottling bucket mixes it up really nice without
disturbing the beer t...
Posted in thread: Oat stout w/ irish yeast on windsor yeast cake on 08-07-2008 at 01:52 AM
Ok, so I bottled my oktoberfest tonight and I have a decent windsor yeast cake at the bottle of
my secondary. My oatmeal stout has been in the primary for 2 weeks. It is a higher gravity beer
Posted in thread: Hydrometer - I think I get it... but why? on 07-29-2008 at 11:11 PM
I wish there was an internal and digital hydrometer. You waste a 1/3 of a beer every time you
take a hydro reading so if you take 4-5 hydo readings, that's... well... you do the math.
Posted in thread: SG high, alcohol low on 07-27-2008 at 05:34 PM
you don't want to introduce O2 into the beer or aerate it too much. Just give it a gentle swirl
with a spoon, just enough to get the yeast back in suspension. Don't disturb the beer too
Posted in thread: Do I need to do a starter if I am using a wyeast smack pack on 07-27-2008 at 05:21 PM
I've done 4 brews well above 1060 with no starter-dry yeast..The last, AHS Chocolate Raspberry
Stout, Dry Muntons Ale Yeast ($1.19 a pack) took it form 1.079 to 1.031 in 4 days.I'm gonna try
to wash s...
Posted in thread: Ale FG stopped at 1025 on 07-26-2008 at 04:34 PM
I was kinda mad. My German Oktoberfest has been in a primary for 2 weeks and in a secondary for
2 weeks on Tuesday. I was gonna bottle today but lone behold, my beer started fermenting again
as there ...
Posted in thread: Poll: How do you determine how long in secondary? on 07-24-2008 at 03:30 AM
Until I get some free time to bottle, which is usually about 2-3 weeks
Posted in thread: Recipe Recommendation on 07-24-2008 at 01:08 AM
+1 to Revvy's recipe. I brewed something very similar for my first batch and at 4 weeks it is
the best homebrew I've ever tasted! However, I only tasted one homebrew. :cross: but it's very
good once i...
Posted in thread: Drinking my first home brew on 07-20-2008 at 11:02 PM
It also sounds like your a little cool in the basement. They ideally should be stored at 70 or
a shade above. It's true though, it's amazing what bottle conditioning will do.