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Posted in thread: Want to Buy: 2.5 or 3 gal kegs on 11-23-2010 at 06:51 PM
If you have one or two 2.5 or 3 gal kegs that you'd like to unload, I'd like to buy them from
you. I brew 3 gal batches and am content with my current setup even with severely limited
space. I would l...
Posted in thread: Uh-oh on 12-22-2009 at 02:12 AM
I did that once. Except I wasn't paying attention to it and walked down after about 2 days.
Beer was in my airlock and all over my lid. I took off the airlock and washed the lid in
santizer, while the...
Posted in thread: 5 gallon bucket for secondary on 12-22-2009 at 01:52 AM
They are safe to use. If you don't think so, then you better stop drinking milk because that is
what they use (#2) plastic.HDPE (#2) plastic has an oxygen permeability value that is about 750
Posted in thread: 5 gallon bucket for secondary on 12-22-2009 at 01:48 AM
You should rack to secondary after vigorous primary fermentation has finished, but total
fermentation hasn't. When you do this, the yeast consumes the remaining sugars and the forms
enough CO2 that th...
Posted in thread: 5 gallon bucket for secondary on 12-22-2009 at 01:12 AM
I think it would be fine. I disagree with Yooper in the speculation of gas permeability, if it
can be used for primary, then it can be used for secondary. However, the point may have been
that this bu...
Posted in thread: How long to put bottle in fridge before drinking? on 12-22-2009 at 12:52 AM
It's not necessary at all, but I recommend it. Bottle conditioned beer has yeast floating
around and scavenging for sugar, this cleaning up the flavor of the beer and allowing all of
the different fla...
Posted in thread: How to prevent beer from freezing? on 12-20-2009 at 11:03 PM
Put a thermometer in your car where the beer will be stored. What is the temp? You can use a
box with blankets and various insulation.
Posted in thread: Safe to add yeast starter that failed? on 12-20-2009 at 10:57 PM
I don't use large starters, so I won't say either way. Someone else will be here to help. I'd
save the starter in the fridge until someone with more experience comes along to offer their
advice. The y...
Posted in thread: Safe to add yeast starter that failed? on 12-20-2009 at 09:40 PM
If your Nottingham has already started, you're assured of getting beer. If that's the case,
your batch is not broken. If your batch of beer is not broken, is there a need to fix it?I
would let the Not...
Posted in thread: Wort Not Fermenting on 12-20-2009 at 09:29 PM
What was your OG? FG of 1.012 sounds finished. At higher temps, most yeast is more active. Did
you ever see signs of fermentation? What yeast was it? Some yeast, i.e. Coopers dry ferments