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  • Posted in thread: How many times opening the fermenter is too much? on 01-23-2014 at 10:29 PM
    I tend to get overly excited about a batch fermenting and open it a lot just to look and smell
    it.Is it bad to do this a lot?

  • Posted in thread: Help! on 12-21-2013 at 03:29 PM
    thanks for the help everyone! it's only my second batch and i really want it to turn out! It
    was close to the FG, but i'll let it sit for sure for another week

  • Posted in thread: Help! on 12-21-2013 at 03:10 PM
    i'm in the process of fermenting a red ale..after 5 days i took a reading. everything seemed to
    be going well. I put new water in the air lock..and now on day 7 there are no bubbles. is
    everything oka...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation on a red ale on 12-19-2013 at 11:13 PM
    i'm following a recipe that says fermentation should be done in 4-6 days. is that correct? i'm
    reading on different websites that it usually takes longer. Should i take a reading on my
    hydrometer? the...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock on 03-07-2013 at 05:35 PM
    It's a diagnostic tool. You're not sure what your beer is doing, right? Then if that's the
    case, you taking the reading will tell you what your beer is doing, and therefore either ease
    your mind, or w...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock on 03-07-2013 at 04:28 PM
    As useless as an airlock is a a gauge of fermentation in ales, it's even more useless for
    lagers. Remember gas EXPANDS when warm and contracts when cold. So therefore since an airlock
    is really only a...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock on 03-07-2013 at 04:24 PM
    Thanks so much!Would your recommend taking a reading now? (After six days) And one next week
    after two weeks?

  • Posted in thread: Airlock on 03-07-2013 at 03:13 PM
    I'm a beginner, after six days have not seen airlock activity in my lager.Is this a bad

  • Posted in thread: Lager Fermenting on 03-07-2013 at 02:39 AM
    Hi,I am a new first time brewer and made the mistake of buying a lager as my first batch. I
    didn't realize there was secondary fermenting that was necessary. I have two buckets, is it
    okay to simply p...