Last Activity:05-11-2013 11:52 AM
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Posted in thread: Fermentation - newbie questions on 05-12-2013 at 04:22 PM
The bottling bucket serves two purposes:1. allow you to bulk prime.2. makes it easier to bottle
without sediment.As you've doubtless noticed, there's a substantial amount of sediment on the
bottom of ...
Posted in thread: Fermentation - newbie questions on 05-11-2013 at 04:49 PM
1. You should wait until fermentation is complete (as measured by specific gravity changes) and
the fines have settled. The time varies. There's no problem with waiting longer.2. I find it
easier to m...
Posted in thread: Should I stir secondary? on 05-11-2013 at 04:43 PM
If you stir it be sure to be gentle and to sanitize well. I wouldn't stir more than once or
twice - stirring will increase the time for beer to clear.
Posted in thread: Want to create my own recipes. on 05-04-2013 at 06:35 PM
I suggest Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles as a good
starting point in developing your own recipes.
Posted in thread: What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great! on 05-04-2013 at 03:17 PM
When I was first brewing, I was told to cover the primary fermenter (bucket) with a sheet of
sanitized plastic instead of a lid and airlock. This worked just fine, but that practice has
gone out of st...
Posted in thread: Bottle Caps on 03-31-2013 at 02:45 PM
I always boil my bottle caps to sanitize, and it works fine.
Posted in thread: Forgot to Aerate my first brew!! on 02-24-2013 at 02:57 PM
Your FG may be higher than expected, so lower ABV. You may also have a slightly sweeter beer
than you expected.
Posted in thread: Forgot to Aerate my first brew!! on 02-24-2013 at 02:45 PM
I'd recommend leaving it alone and not worrying too much about it. You probably have a less
that optimal amount of oxygen in your wort. That will slow the yeast growth, and may lead to
not getting qui...
Posted in thread: 5 liter keg on 02-23-2013 at 03:59 PM
If you batch primed you should not add sugar to the kegs.
Posted in thread: I forgot to put water in the airlock during secondary fermentation on 02-23-2013 at 03:49 PM
As I top off with cold tap water (and once again, have never had a problem traceable to this),
I don't worry too much about the contents of the airlock - which, in general, never comes into