Last Activity:06-10-2012 4:22 AM
Posted in thread: Secondary Fermentation? on 06-08-2012 at 11:50 PM
I just dumped out the champagne yeast on a clean plate and picked up about 2 grains (maybe 3 or
4 for the bombers in the batch). At that much alcohol, I wasn't too worried about
contamination. It wasn...
Posted in thread: Secondary Fermentation? on 06-08-2012 at 11:34 PM
OK, here's the situation:Last year, I brewed a barley wine. 1 week in primary; 5 weeks in
secondary. Came in at ~9.5% ABV. Bottled with some corn sugar. 6 weeks later it had ZERO
carbonation (but was ...
Posted in thread: Brewing software? on 02-21-2012 at 03:10 AM
Hey so I've never used Beersmith or anything like that but seems pretty good. My question is:
what am I missing by using the free online software?
Posted in thread: Why do yeast starters help? on 10-14-2011 at 01:01 PM
Revvy, thanks for the explanation. You bring up some benefits I hadn't thought of. I'm still a
little unclear on the reason why the yeast are stressed out though. Wouldn't they just
reproduce until th...
Posted in thread: Why do yeast starters help? on 10-14-2011 at 12:45 AM
Yeast gets into the wort. It each sugars and reproduces. When the yeast runs out of oxygen and
sugar, then it flocculates and goes to sleep at the bottom of my carboy. When I make a starter,
I begin a...
Posted in thread: no or low carbonation flat beer on 08-09-2011 at 02:02 AM
yup, added 3/4 cups of priming sugar to the 5 gallon batch . . . which usually means plenty of
bubbly deliciousness . . .
Posted in thread: no or low carbonation flat beer on 08-09-2011 at 01:49 AM
So I brewed a barley wine which I bottled after 10 days in the primary and another 26 in the
secondary. FG was 1.028 and ABV is 9.6%.I've waited 5 weeks (and agitated the bottles some) but
Posted in thread: yest from secondary fermenter on 03-17-2011 at 03:28 AM
I've poured wort onto the yeast cake left in my primary before, and it worked great. Now, I
want to know if I can use the yeast left in the secondary fermenter for a second batch? I
brewed, did 10 day...
Posted in thread: Ready to bottle? on 12-11-2010 at 09:00 PM
You also don't need to check your gravity so many times. I only do it when I plan on bottling,
otherwise you are risking oxidation.I checked after 5 days when I transfered to secondary, then
Posted in thread: Ready to bottle? on 12-11-2010 at 07:45 PM
So I have a christmas ale that I brewed back a couple weeks ago. After a fast and furious
initial fermentation I moved it to a secondary. I have not seen any bubbles in the airlock for
a few days, and...