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Posted in thread: Fermentation temperature on 03-30-2006 at 07:04 AM
I put an amber ale in my primary a few days ago and the room temperature was around 70 degrees.
Few days later we're having chilly weather and the room temp is down to 63 degrees. Not much
Posted in thread: is my batch ready to bottle? on 11-19-2005 at 03:02 AM
so tomorrow it will be two weeks since i put my first batch in the fermenter and i don't notice
very much bubbling action. is my brew ready to bottle? should i take hydrometer readings the
next few da...
Posted in thread: my first batch on 11-07-2005 at 04:26 AM
definitely going to plan things out better next time. things were kind of frantic this batch,
but the brew is bubbling away right now. keeping my fingers crossed.
Posted in thread: my first batch on 11-06-2005 at 10:31 AM
is in the fermenter, but i wouldn't call the trip there smooth.first, when i was boiling the
wort it never really achieved a rolling boil nor did i notice the hot break within the first 20
minutes. i ...
Posted in thread: getting ready for my first batch - last minute questions on 11-05-2005 at 09:58 PM
so i'm getting ready to brew my first batch and i want everything to go right. i have a few
questions to make sure i don't mess up.when sanitizing the fermenter do i need to fill the
entire carboy wit...
Posted in thread: proper aeration when pitching on 10-31-2005 at 04:38 AM
could i dump the wort into the bottling bucket vigorously, and then transfer to the carboy?
Posted in thread: proper aeration when pitching on 10-30-2005 at 10:00 PM
thanks for the tips. i'm not sure why i posted in this forum. anyways i guess i'm going to try
just shaking it myself. i think i can handle it.
Posted in thread: proper aeration when pitching on 10-30-2005 at 08:24 PM
i'm preparing to make my first brew, but one question i had was how to properly aerate the beer
when i pitch the yeast. the instructions on howtobrew explain using a plastic fermenter which
you can ju...
Posted in thread: newbie bottling question on 10-30-2005 at 06:03 AM
so is there a distinct advantage in using the oxygen absorbing bottle caps over the regular
ones? also how do you sterilize the oxy absorbing caps if they're activated by moisture?
Posted in thread: cool looking bottles on 10-29-2005 at 01:39 AM
i'm a newbie, just starting to gather all the materials for my first brew. i want to by some
bottles but all the ones that i've seen online have just been the boring amber bottles. i've
seen bottles t...