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Posted in thread: Carbonation problem on 03-11-2013 at 09:19 PM
Great info, thanks so much for the help. I moved the bottles to a warmer area, and I will wait
a few more weeks.
Posted in thread: Carbonation problem on 03-11-2013 at 06:40 AM
Thanks for the info. The beer is about 5.5% ABV. I added the recommended amount of sugar. How
would I add yeast starter to the bottles? How do you calculate and add that?Thanks
Posted in thread: Carbonation problem on 03-11-2013 at 06:18 AM
I brewed a bourbon barrel porter that I left in the primary for 2 weeks, then transfered to a
barrel and added bourbon. I left it in the bourbon barrel for over 3 weeks, then bottled it.
When I bottle...
Posted in thread: Using Oak chips in fermentation on 01-31-2013 at 05:49 AM
How long should you soak oak chips in Bourbon before adding them to the secondary fermentation?
Does it make a difference if you add the chips and bourbon to the beer at the same time? or
should you s...
Posted in thread: Secondary Fermenting in an Oak Barrel on 01-30-2013 at 03:22 AM
I can ferment for less time, but should I place an air lock?
Posted in thread: Secondary Fermenting in an Oak Barrel on 01-30-2013 at 02:33 AM
I just transferred a Porter that I brewed and fermented in my primary for just over 2 weeks
into a 2.5 gallon american oak barrel. I added 1 cup of bourbon and I am going to secondary
ferment it for 1...
Posted in thread: Air lock drawing in fluids on 01-23-2013 at 05:34 AM
I will change out the air lock and see what happens, I didn't think leaking was a problem since
I saw the fluid being drawn into the fermenter. I will say that the temp has dropped several
degrees as ...
Posted in thread: Barrel aging question on 01-23-2013 at 05:28 AM
I am planning on aging a portion of a porter that I recently brewed in a 2.5 gallon american
oak barrel that I purchased from Thousand Oaks Barrels. I was planning on adding about 8 oz of
Posted in thread: Air lock drawing in fluids on 01-23-2013 at 05:13 AM
I don't see any cracks, and as soon as I added the one step solution I could see it getting
sucked into the fermenter.
Posted in thread: Air lock drawing in fluids on 01-23-2013 at 05:05 AM
Thanks for the reply, so I should not seal the air lock now that fermentation is complete? I
also have an S - shaped airlock that I am not using that has a sealed cap on it and I thought