Last Activity:05-21-2013 9:47 PM
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Posted in thread: 3rd batch - need ideas on 05-21-2013 at 11:40 PM
English Brown Ale is always a great choice.
Posted in thread: Primary and Secondary Time when Bottling on 05-16-2013 at 05:42 PM
Hello All,I have a batch going right now that I'm thinking about bottling for the first time.
It spent 8 days in primary and was then racked to secondary (currently on day 11).My question
is this: whe...
Posted in thread: Brewers best Pilsner fermentation question on 05-15-2013 at 05:46 PM
Yea when I went to the brew store they failed to mention that I was picking one of the hardest
to brew. Being my first one and the time it takes to brew I got a little scared. I do not want
to wait th...
Posted in thread: No bubbling in fermentation? on 05-15-2013 at 03:15 PM
Take a gravity reading. If it has dropped it is fermenting. You should also see a good bit of
foam (Krausen) in the top of the bucket. Yeast doesn't always start fermenting the beer right
away, it can...
Posted in thread: Brewers best Pilsner fermentation question on 05-15-2013 at 02:55 PM
Awesome thanks! My next step is to put it in the carboy for 2nd fermentation. Bring it down 1-3
degrees everyday for 2-4 weeks till the temp gets 45-32 degrees. Then bottle and wait 2
Posted in thread: Brewers best Pilsner fermentation question on 05-15-2013 at 02:33 AM
If you are at 1.010 from 1.039, fermentation most definitely took place. As I mentioned
earlier, I would wait another couple of weeks before bottling as it takes time for yeast to
clean up after thems...
Posted in thread: Brewers best Pilsner fermentation question on 05-14-2013 at 03:14 PM
Airlock activity is not a sign of fermentation. The only way to tell what is or is not
happening is to take a gravity reading. This will allow you to know if fermentation is done or
not. Also, despite...
Posted in thread: Head retention on extract brew on 04-23-2013 at 12:53 AM
Another question... Do you have a dishwasher? And if you do, do you use something like "Jetdry"
or soap that has something like that in it? That kind of stuff can leave a residue on the glass
Posted in thread: Head retention on extract brew on 04-22-2013 at 01:21 AM
What about steeping some Carapils or Carafoam for 45 minutes at 148* - 155* at the beginning of
the process?I have never tried this. How much would I need to steep for a 5 gallon batch.
Posted in thread: Head retention on extract brew on 04-22-2013 at 01:18 AM
Best advice... move up to partial mash. Trust me... it's way easy to do and it opens up all
kinds of avenues in your brewing.I think this is what I am going to try next. I am only set up
for extract a...
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