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Posted in thread: 1st batch turned out awesome! on 05-31-2012 at 12:51 PM
I'll give you one piece of advise, don't drink it all too quickly. It will continue to get
better over the coming weeks and you'll be kicking yourself if you went through most of it
before it got real...
Posted in thread: 1st batch turned out awesome! on 05-30-2012 at 02:05 PM
Looks good! My first batch came out good, but it took a while. I fermented too hot and it took
about 6 weeks for the off flavors to go away. That's a nice clear looking beer though. :mug:
Posted in thread: My first explosion! on 05-30-2012 at 02:00 PM
Very unlikely that you'll have any problems with that vigorous of a fermentation. It'd be hard
for anything to get in there and cause an issue.
Posted in thread: Contamination on 05-29-2012 at 07:05 PM
Exercise patience. Just sit back and let the yeast do its thing. As long as you weren't cooling
your wort by dunking the brew kettle in a duck pond, you should be just fine.Yep, duck ponds
Posted in thread: Dry hopping ? on 05-17-2012 at 04:41 PM
I dry hopped my last IPA in primary. I waited 2 weeks to make sure fermentation was done, threw
the hop bag in and left it in for another week. It came out excellent.
Posted in thread: Places in or near Raleigh, NC? on 05-12-2012 at 04:26 PM
In Raleigh, check out Big Boss Brewing (Great Beer!) or Natty Greens (okay beer, good food!).
Lot's of little bars that are also excellent as well. Flying Saucer has a ridiculous variety of
beer - pre...
Posted in thread: How do you read a hydrometer on 05-12-2012 at 04:10 PM
I use this website to correct for temps and to get my ABV at the end:
Posted in thread: Dinged my pot on 05-11-2012 at 12:22 PM
That definitely will rust. I'd use this as an opportunity to get a nice stainless steel pot to
replace it. :)
Posted in thread: Dry yeast - make a starter with it or no? on 04-18-2012 at 09:07 PM
The only thing I would do is re-hydrate the dry yeast before pitching it. I've read a couple
articles saying that a certain percentage of yeast is killed by pitching it directly into the
wort. It prob...
Posted in thread: How long should I bulk age my Tripel? on 04-18-2012 at 07:29 PM
I made a extract Tripel (Midwest Supplies kit) and it's been in primary a month now. I took a
taste and a gravity reading it seems like it's going to be good but it's got such a lite flavor
that the 8...