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Posted in thread: Blow-off tube and fermentation on 01-24-2013 at 09:41 PM
No harm, as long as the tube is secure.
Posted in thread: Leftover hops on 06-09-2012 at 12:33 PM
I have some hops (mostly leftovers) that have been wrapped up in the freezer for a while and
it's probably time to use them...What would you do with the following:3oz Amarillo (unopened,
but not nitro...
Posted in thread: Lost Half My Yeast on 05-01-2012 at 03:20 PM
Is it normal to lose 20% of the beer during a 2 week primary fermentation?It depends on the
kind of beer, if you bagged your hops (especially dry-hops), the yeast, etc. I always bag my
hops now and th...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter - Smack Pack Question on 12-28-2011 at 04:18 PM
I'm not sure what you mean by "as a starter". Activating a smack pack is different than making
a starter. There's yeast in the pack and yeast nutrient in the bladder that you burst from
Posted in thread: Pellet Hops & Seep Bags? on 12-28-2011 at 04:06 PM
I prefer to bag them but it doesn't hurt to toss them in. There's no wrong answer. I like to
try and get my beer as clear as I can so I will always either bag the hops or strain the wort
so I have les...
Posted in thread: 2nd All Grain Brew - So depressing on 12-28-2011 at 03:56 PM
1. Don't worry about efficiency. Record your numbers. Make the beer. Reflect and change for the
next batch.A warning of what not to do (just in case you're tempted)... My first couple AG
batches were ...
Posted in thread: Poor planning: Cap bottles with foil or bottle to growlers? on 12-27-2011 at 04:58 PM
I hope you put the bottles you had only covered in foil into the refrigerator. Being chilled,
the yeast shouldn't have done much over the 24 or so hours before capping.I didn't - just left
Posted in thread: Poor planning: Cap bottles with foil or bottle to growlers? on 12-27-2011 at 05:09 AM
I would just leave whatever you can't bottle tonight in the bucket and then bottle and cap
tomorrow (one less transfer to introduce oxygen). The most important thing is do not attempt to
carbonate in ...
Posted in thread: Poor planning: Cap bottles with foil or bottle to growlers? on 12-27-2011 at 04:13 AM
Just moved beer to the bottling bucket and primed. The bottles are all sanitized and I just
noticed that I will be about about 10 caps short. I buy crowns in bulk and haven't given it a
though in ages...
Posted in thread: Back in the saddle... on 12-13-2011 at 07:20 PM
Have you tried using bottled water to eliminate tap water issues?I haven't, but I think I will
if the new batch has a problem. As I understand it (or misunderstand it) bottled water will
either come f...