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Posted in thread: My First Go at It..... on 06-26-2012 at 02:46 AM
Whoa, you brewed yesterday and want to keg on Saturday? If the beer was under 1.040 og you
could be in good shape, but you really risk some of flavors if you don't let them clean up
their mess. If it ...
Posted in thread: First brew has little carbonation. on 06-09-2012 at 03:01 AM
I'm glad you are keeping at it! You don't need to rinse the steeping grains but you can. Just
don't use water over 170f as you might extract some tannins. I usually just put them I'm a
colander and le...
Posted in thread: Lots of head on 06-09-2012 at 02:50 AM
Stores often just toss in 5oz of sugar which is usually too much. You should probably be using
a calculator to figure out how much sugar to add. That way you can also use the amount that is
Posted in thread: Hop Rod Rye Clone / BIAB question on 06-08-2012 at 11:36 PM
I would do the light or golden DME also. You don't really know what is in there and if you are
doing a mash it is nice to have full control over the malt flavor. I agree on dropping the rye
to 20%. Yo...
Posted in thread: 3 weeks or longer for bottling time? on 06-08-2012 at 06:39 PM
It is if you want it to be fully carbed... Lower abv beers = shorter time to carb, higher abv
beers = longer time to carb. You will want to wait at least a month before even considering
trying one IMO...
Posted in thread: Lots of head on 06-08-2012 at 04:48 AM
How long have they been in the fridge before you open them? How much sugar did you prime with?
Posted in thread: 3 weeks or longer for bottling time? on 06-08-2012 at 04:47 AM
I can't believe you have waited this long. As it is a wheat beer, my guess is it is done and
ready. Pop a few in the fridge and see how it is!
Posted in thread: Are all Octoberfests Lagers? on 06-08-2012 at 02:27 AM
I've also been reading about wlp 060. Apparently it is a blend which contains some lager yeast,
and gives a bit of that finish while fermenting at ale temps. Has anyone had experience with
Posted in thread: reusing yeast, which beer next? on 06-07-2012 at 04:52 PM
You can certainly ferment that yeast in it's comfort zone, on the low end, and you should be
able to make an IPA or pale ale just fine. The hops will cover much of the esters that it
throws. Besides, ...
Posted in thread: Fermentation on 06-07-2012 at 12:54 PM
Welcome! Secondary is not truly a "fermentation" unless you are adding more sugars.
Fermentation should be complete in the primary vessel. Secondary vessels are used to help clear
the beer, add fruit ...