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Posted in thread: finished my first AG and have one question on 02-17-2009 at 12:35 AM
What you are likely seeing is yeast. I usually see the yeast fall to the bottom as it is
gathering strength. Once the little guys have enough energy (and buddies) to eat the sugars,
they float to the ...
Posted in thread: Fermenting in plastic bucket or better bottle? on 08-27-2008 at 12:56 AM
I used buckets for several batches then started buying Better Bottles. I like plastic because I
am clumsy. Better Bottles Bounce!I like to watch the yeast do its thing and the Better Bottles
allow me ...
Posted in thread: Is it too late to expect a harvest? on 08-27-2008 at 12:52 AM
My first year Cascades look like they are dying. I guess I need to give them less water but do
it more often. If I go a day without watering they droop and the leaves curl. If I water (about
1 gallon ...
Posted in thread: Fast fermentation with high temp on 08-18-2008 at 11:29 PM
Higher temps=faster fermentation and production of other by-products. Lowering the temps won't
hurt but it might actually be mostly done fermenting. The yeast is still doing its thing but
the most act...
Posted in thread: gravity still high ?? on 08-18-2008 at 09:34 PM
I would leave it for another week and then check gravity. If it hasn't moved in another week,
it likely is as done as it's going to get. I leave all beers in primary for 3 weeks then check
Posted in thread: I'm freaking - talk me down on 08-18-2008 at 09:27 PM
On your OG issue: My first 3-4 mini-mashes were off by as much as 10. I can pretty consistently
hit the mark now. It just takes practice to get your temps right, grain crushed just right, the
Posted in thread: 1st brew - I'm an idiot. on 08-18-2008 at 09:22 PM
In my notes for a batch I brewed a few months ago, I have a notation that says, 'I'm an idiot'.
I was bottling and something cool came on TV so I stopped watching the bottling wand and
Posted in thread: no bubbles, no foam ?? on 08-15-2008 at 03:18 PM
and yes crawford I did sit there ( with beer in hand) and wait for the next bubble to go
"ploop". lol, I've never had a batch stop like that. I might be a slightly obsessed but its my
beer we are talk...
Posted in thread: Megapot Selection on 08-15-2008 at 03:10 PM
I've got a 10 gallon on the way. I decided to go with only the spigot and not the thermometer,
since I won't be mashing in it I don't need to monitor temperature that closely. I'll just use
Posted in thread: over foaming in bottles on 08-15-2008 at 03:07 PM
Cool!!!!You were kidding about the 6-7 days, right? You do realize your beer's not ready
yet...and your missing out on so much goodness.;)Yeah, I was kidding...well, mostly. I do try
one after a week ...