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Posted in thread: Infection risk during wort cool-down on 04-11-2013 at 02:53 PM
30 min, really? Did you try oscillating the coil from side to side while cooling? It's much
faster with a bit of movement.The last post by Tupperwolf pretty much sums it up. I can chill
it faster in w...
Posted in thread: Infection risk during wort cool-down on 04-10-2013 at 10:30 PM
I am about to use my immersion chiller for the second time and have a question. The last time I
used it, it took about 30 minutes to cool my wort to pitching temps. During that time, my
kettle of wort...
Posted in thread: Yup, Bottle Bombs - advice needed on 04-05-2013 at 06:43 AM
To each their own, but if I made this big of a mistake, I would consider the cost of a bunch of
beer blowing up in my wife's coat closet (where I bottle condition). A catastrophic event that
Posted in thread: What to brew on 04-05-2013 at 02:13 AM
Is a 7.9 gallon fermenter to big for 5 gallons? Definitely not. 7.9 gallon fermenter buckets
are very common, and are generally used to make 5 or 6 gallon batches (I used the same bucket
from Austin H...
Posted in thread: Brewing ale under 18 degrees Celcius? on 04-04-2013 at 08:27 AM
I personally have not fermented an ale colder than about 18C. Each type of yeast has a
preferred temperature range for fermentation. I think most Ale yeasts tend to be in the mid 60s
to low 70s Fahren...
Posted in thread: Bottle bombs? on 04-04-2013 at 08:16 AM
Probably a good idea :) I think you may be able to salvage these beers for your May
celebration. You might even be able to just slightly/gently open each cap a little to release
pressure, and re-cap i...
Posted in thread: What to brew on 04-04-2013 at 07:57 AM
Don't let people tell you that your own beer would taste horrible. There are thousands of
people out there brewing their own homebrew not only because they enjoy it, but because it
tastes better than ...
Posted in thread: Bottle bombs? on 04-04-2013 at 07:32 AM
Sorry to hear :( Getting them cold fast and drinking them soon is one way to avoid the bottle
bombs. Unfortunately you won't get the advantages of bottle conditioning (clean tasting beer,
Posted in thread: Is this a good recipe? on 04-04-2013 at 07:25 AM
Definitely go with a beer kit. What you posted will probably produce alcohol but might induce
vomiting when trying to drink it. A beer kit will package together what you need along with
Posted in thread: Bottle bombs? on 04-04-2013 at 07:17 AM
Are you saying you used 2.5 cups of table sugar per 6 gallon batch? I believe 1 cup of sugar is
about 8 ounces (may have to check that), so 2.5 cups of table sugar would be approx. 20 ounces.