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Posted in thread: Hefe after primary on 03-27-2011 at 12:20 AM
I second FromZwolle - leave it be for another 7-10 days and bottle/keg it. Temperature is less
important at this point, although I wouldn't let it get out of hand. 68 degrees won't hurt it
Posted in thread: What size brew pot should I buy? on 04-29-2010 at 11:47 PM
I did a lot of extract and PM batches on my stovetop with a 3.5 gallon pot when starting out.
Bigger is better, but if you go much bigger than 5 gallons you probably won't be able to get a
Posted in thread: I think my first fermentation has stalled. on 01-09-2010 at 12:56 AM
I would wait another 5-7 days before taking the reading. Revvy's point is not that you should
take a reading now, but that you should only trust a hydrometer reading to tell you whether
things have st...
Posted in thread: Secondary Fermentation on 11-02-2009 at 12:01 AM
I've had the best luck waiting until FG has been reached before racking to secondary. For the
most part I give it 10-14 days in primary to finish, check the gravity and then rack to
secondary for anot...
Posted in thread: Glut of hops unlikely to lower beer prices on 10-29-2009 at 11:48 PM
Well, it may not lower commercial beer prices but it has already lowered my cost of brewing by
a couple of bucks per batch. It's nice to see hop prices dropping.
Posted in thread: Champagne yeast carbonation on 10-29-2009 at 11:45 PM
I guess I don't completely understand your question. Any yeast can lightly carbonate your beer
in the carboy as it's fermenting. To get full carbonation though, you would have to seal in the
Posted in thread: Partial Mash Hefe on 10-23-2009 at 07:21 AM
I've made that recipe as a PM several times with great results. Here's how I converted it:2.5
lbs wheat malt (I use the german red wheat)1.75 lbs 2-row malt5 lbs Wheat LME (or 4 lbs wheat
DME)To keep ...
Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Robust Porter on 10-23-2009 at 12:20 AM
I always condition a primed keg for at least 3 weeks for proper carbonation before chilling - 1
week is not usually enough, especially for a higher gravity beer. It will condition quicker at
Posted in thread: Making 11% alcohol beer.. wine or beer yeast? on 10-21-2009 at 08:31 PM
Nottingham or US-05, and pitch at least 2 if not three packages (rehydrated). I just did a
1.095 Russian Imperial Stout with 2 packages of Nottingham and it got down to 1.020 in less
than two weeks (a...
Posted in thread: EZ cap bottle problem on 10-16-2009 at 09:45 PM
I have 2 boxes of EZ Cap bottles (16 oz), every time I use them I get 4-5 flat bottles in the
batch. I have replaced all of the gaskets at least once and I still get them - I guess I should
mark the o...