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Posted in thread: Lager Secondary - Still need to be cold? on 04-03-2011 at 03:07 AM
Did you do a D-Rest? We have a thread going on about this same subject. Ill see if i can link
to it.D-reset? Sorry im not sure what that is. Its still in the primary right now, but I was
planning on m...
Posted in thread: Lager Secondary - Still need to be cold? on 04-03-2011 at 03:02 AM
So I have been fermenting a Vienna Lager. Since I dont have a spare fridge to use I have been
keeping everything cold with a cold water bath and ice blocks. Well the directions for my
recipe call for ...
Posted in thread: Cider - after 6 weeks its still got a little bubble going on 03-13-2011 at 05:09 PM
Why is a gravity of 1.000 concerning? It will be pretty dry but have some kick :). You're good
to bottle.I guess I need to do a little studying. Since it had a gravity/potential alcohol of
1.0/0.0 i t...
Posted in thread: Cider - after 6 weeks its still got a little bubble going on 03-13-2011 at 03:35 AM
You sanitize a wine thief and pull out a little bit of the cider, then take a reading. It could
be that fermentation is complete and that the residual CO2 is just escaping the carboy and
Posted in thread: Cider - after 6 weeks its still got a little bubble going on 03-12-2011 at 11:21 PM
What's the gravity?Im not sure how to get into the carboy to test it without opening the to and
possibly contaminating it.How do you all measure you gravity once its in the carboy?
Posted in thread: Cider - after 6 weeks its still got a little bubble going on 03-12-2011 at 08:33 PM
I made a cider beer and planned on bottling it this weekend. But it looks like its still
bubbling a little. It looks nice a clear, but you can see some bubbles still making their way
to the top. The a...
Posted in thread: How bad is temperature fluctuations? on 02-17-2011 at 10:34 PM
Depends what the "cool temps during the day" are. If you're hitting 60 daytime and 50 night
time...that's too big a swing for my comfort. But I am a very strict individual when it comes
to my beer.Yea...
Posted in thread: What makes an IPL different then an IPA... yeast? on 02-16-2011 at 01:14 AM
Did you have Fathom from Ballast Point? (I am in SD too, by MV) That is a FANTASTIC beer. I am
getting ready to do a IPL as soon as my other Lager is done. I am going to use one of my other
Posted in thread: How bad is temperature fluctuations? on 02-15-2011 at 11:28 PM
So I am interested in making a lager, but I dont think I can get the temps i need down far
enough unless I put it out in the garage. The garage is detached and is mostly used for storage
so it dosent ...
Posted in thread: What makes an IPL different then an IPA... yeast? on 02-15-2011 at 11:05 PM
So I had my first taste of an IPL over the weekend and thought I would see if I could come up
with a batch. So my main question, what makes an IPL different from an IPA? Is it just that you
use Lager ...