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  • 33 years old. Love beer. Just started making it for myself.
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  • Posted in thread: shaking the primary on 08-27-2006 at 11:52 PM
    I've heard the same thing...I only do this with heavy gravity brews. After the first week I'll
    give it a good swirl. I don't shake it up but just enough to stir it up a little. Like someone
    above me s...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary Fermentation on 02-14-2006 at 03:02 AM
    Most recipes say to leave it in the primary for at least a week. You can leave it in longer if
    you're still seing lots of activity. At least 4 - 5 bubbles a minute. Just don't let the beer
    sit on the ...

  • Posted in thread: Abv? on 02-13-2006 at 06:45 AM
    I was thinking about doing a mead. Just wondering what is the average ABV?

  • Posted in thread: Grolsch bottles = GREAT on 02-13-2006 at 05:31 AM
    I got a bunch of these to give my beer away to friends. Makes for good presentation. The good
    thing is that they always offer to return the bottles without me having to ask...I would
    ask.They go for $...

  • Posted in thread: aeration technique? on 02-03-2006 at 04:23 AM
    So far I've done 3 batches. An Irish Stout, American Wheat, and a heavy Belgian dubbel. All I
    do is shake the carboy for about 7 to 10 minutes. Hasn't failed yet. I did use a yeast starter
    on the Beli...

  • Posted in thread: High Gravity Fermentation on 02-03-2006 at 04:17 AM
    This is good info. Thanks everyone. The last thing I want to do is rack prematurely. I'll check
    the activity this Saturday. That will have been 12 days in the primary. I'll do it when the
    bubbles are ...

  • Posted in thread: help with my stout?? on 02-02-2006 at 05:00 AM
    That's nothing...I'm working on a belgian Ale...OG just over 1.080. It's been in the primary
    for 9 days. Some people have told me that it should sit in the secondary for over a month....I
    have no pati...

  • Posted in thread: High Gravity Fermentation on 02-02-2006 at 04:56 AM
    Hello all,I've got a batch of belgian ale in my primare fermenter. The O.G. is about 1.08ish.
    In the beginning of the firmentaion it was vigorous. I used a yeast starter and it just took
    off. Now, it'...

  • Posted in thread: help with Yeast starter on 01-25-2006 at 08:07 AM
    Well, I pitched my starter into my Belgium Ale last night....It's going completely crazy right
    now. The contents of my carboy are swirling like mad and the airlock is popping at least 45
    times a minut...

  • Posted in thread: help with Yeast starter on 01-24-2006 at 01:36 AM
    Do I have to worry about the yeast in my starter getting killed off by the alcohol they're
    creating while eating the DME? Or is that not an issue here?Thanks!