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Posted in thread: in general, should secondary temps be same as primary? on 09-25-2010 at 09:01 PM
well it's my understanding is that secondary fermentation is miss named because no real
fermentation takes place. it's just done to clarifiy and condition the beer. the yeast is not
doing any real wor...
Posted in thread: in general, should secondary temps be same as primary? on 09-25-2010 at 08:19 PM
Just put my obsidian stoute clone (oatmeal stout) in to secondary and I realize our house temp
is about 5 degrees warmer than what it was the past couple of weeks.In general, what temps
should I keep ...
Posted in thread: first attempt at a clone: Obsidian Stout on 09-20-2010 at 01:16 AM
Anyone with thoughts on primary taking longer than 3 weeks?
Posted in thread: High FG on stout on 09-19-2010 at 07:52 PM
Just brewed my first stout and the OG was 1.083. The gravity has been steady at 1.033 for the
last three days. It is still in the primary, The FG should be 1.024. I had read some threads on
Posted in thread: first attempt at a clone: Obsidian Stout on 09-19-2010 at 02:27 PM
ok, here we are at about 3 weeks after I started primary and there is STILL activity in my
airlock. Tested gravity last week and it was spot on, and it has continued to bubble ever
since.I can say tha...
Posted in thread: Starter from commercial beer on 09-16-2010 at 01:01 AM
ok, so a noob question here. Once you get a starter, what do you do with it? Do you add more
yeast to your starter or just use that alone?
Posted in thread: first attempt at a clone: Obsidian Stout on 09-15-2010 at 03:25 AM
No, the sample tasted quite fine though. Its still in the primary bucket, as I have been too
lazy to transfer it to the carboy for a secondary. I might just keep it in the primary another
week and bot...
Posted in thread: first attempt at a clone: Obsidian Stout on 09-13-2010 at 02:25 AM
The attenuation does seem kind of low butI'd say if the recipe calls for 1.025 and you hit
1.025and it's done fermenting you did pretty good.Does it taste too sweet?No, the sample tasted
quite fine th...
Posted in thread: first attempt at a clone: Obsidian Stout on 09-12-2010 at 12:48 AM
Found a recipe on here (linked to a different site) for an extract brew of a favorite beer of
mine that unfortunately is not sold near me: Obsidian Stout by Deschutes Brewery.Here is the
recipe that I...
Posted in thread: Am I understanding these directions correctly? on 07-21-2010 at 01:08 PM
Those instructions are more or less right.When you take out the grain, then throw it away. Or
feed it to some animals, they go crazy for that stuff.The first time that I've heard about
sparging hops w...