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  • Posted in thread: Beer tasting "dry" on 07-22-2014 at 09:51 PM
    If you fermented at ambient temperature, the actual fermentation temperature was a few degrees
    higher in all likelihood. Nottingham yeast doesn't like higher temperatures in my experience.
    With that s...

  • Posted in thread: Managing fermentation during summer months on 07-20-2014 at 12:53 PM
    At this point I would let it ride. Temperature control, as mentioned, is really critical the
    first 3-5 days after pitching. If you pitched adequate yeast, aerated properly etc, the
    fermentation will t...

  • Posted in thread: Poofy Smack Pack on 07-16-2014 at 11:18 PM
    No. The starter needs it's own DME. The idea is that it ferments the "wort" you create for the
    starter, so trying to count that against your total will cause your beer to come in under the
    OG estimate...

  • Posted in thread: yeast smell on 07-14-2014 at 10:04 PM
    That's what I was worried about. The bubbles were the yeast fermenting the priming sugar. You
    want that to happen in the bottle so the resulting carbon dioxide will carbonate the beer,
    which is why yo...

  • Posted in thread: Saison spice leftovers on 07-14-2014 at 12:57 AM
    Their job should be done. RDWAHAHB.

  • Posted in thread: yeast smell on 07-14-2014 at 12:54 AM
    You probably fermented on the warm side for an ale. Usually, I try to keep the beer temperature
    on the lower side of the yeast's desired range, usually 62-66 for most ales. You were in the
    low 70's. R...

  • Posted in thread: first all grain on 07-14-2014 at 12:48 AM
    I want your kitchen.No kidding...

  • Posted in thread: My beer is flat! on 07-13-2014 at 05:21 PM
    48 hours is WAY too soon. I wouldn't have expected anything yet either. As others have
    mentioned, give it at least two weeks, preferably three, in a 70+ degree room and it should be
    carbed fine, assum...

  • Posted in thread: Cottage House Saison on 07-13-2014 at 05:10 PM
    After dutifully waiting 3 1/2 weeks to bottle condition, I finally got a taste of this. It is
    fantastic, a really great example of a Saison. I took 4 bottles to my homebrew club meeting
    last night and...

  • Posted in thread: Leaking EZCap Bottles, What now? on 07-12-2014 at 03:08 PM
    Three ounces of priming sugar is not overcarbonating four gallons of beer. You should be fine

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