Last Activity:09-22-2005 9:56 AM
Posted in thread: More yeast or more sugar? on 09-20-2005 at 09:09 PM
This thread pretty much answers exactly what I was asking. My second batch, a stout, was
bottled a week ago, and has very low carbonation. Maybe I should just wait longer. If that
doesn't solve the pr...
Posted in thread: My IPA is more like a Mild... on 08-22-2005 at 10:25 PM
It sounds like maybe my recipe wasn't really what I expected it to be. Thanks for all the help,
though. Now onto my next batch!
Posted in thread: My IPA is more like a Mild... on 08-22-2005 at 05:04 PM
You just rinse the grains with another gallon of 170 water...this rinses the remaining sugars
out of the grains and into your wort.So, you just pour an additional gallon of water over the
grains and i...
Posted in thread: My IPA is more like a Mild... on 08-22-2005 at 03:25 PM
I've read that you generally want to steep the grains at 150 for 30 minutes...that could have a
little to do with it. Also, after steeping, did you sparge (rinse) the grain with 170 water?I
Posted in thread: My IPA is more like a Mild... on 08-22-2005 at 01:55 PM
What was your mash, sparge & fermatation schedule? What yeast and at what temperature?I'm a
beginner, so I don't know exactly what you mean, but I'll try....I steeped the grains for 20
minutes at abou...
Posted in thread: My IPA is more like a Mild... on 08-22-2005 at 12:01 AM
My recipe:7 lbs. Plain Crushed Malt Extract1 lb. Crushed Crystal Malt 60L8 oz. Crushed Victory2
oz. Northern Brewer Hops (Bittering)1 oz. Cascade Hops (Finishing)1 oz. Cascade Hops (Dry
Hopping)5 oz. ...
Posted in thread: My IPA is more like a Mild... on 08-21-2005 at 11:22 PM
My first batch ever was supposed to be an IPA. It tastes good, but it tastes a little thin,
more like an English Mild or something. Looking back, I found that my OG reading was supposed
to be 1.05-1.0...
Posted in thread: Another Secondary Fermentation Question on 08-05-2005 at 10:08 PM
This is the secondary fermentation? I usually transfer from primary to secondary after the
bubbles are about 45-60 seconds apart. Your beer can sit in the secondary for a while. I
usually leave mine f...
Posted in thread: Another Secondary Fermentation Question on 08-05-2005 at 05:11 PM
It's been in there one week, so far. The airlock is bubbling pretty infrequently. I haven't
timed it, but it is well over at least one minute between. I did take a SG reading at the time
I was transfe...
Posted in thread: Another Secondary Fermentation Question on 08-05-2005 at 04:11 PM
This is my first batch of beer, and I don't know how to tell when secondary fermentation is
complete. There is a layer of sediment at the bottom of the carboy, but I also dry hopped. Will
that affect ...