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Posted in thread: Irish red ale help... on 03-02-2014 at 09:04 PM
Standard procedure is to let it sit in the primary for 3 to 4 weeks. To know if it is done
fermenting, check the SG every couple of days. If it remains stable, you are good to go. If you
bottle too ea...
Posted in thread: 3-Gallon BIAB Questions on Grain Bill & Water on 03-02-2014 at 08:58 PM
Thanks. That will be my next brew. I just kegged my Alaskan Amber today. That batch was
strange, because after a full month in the primary, I transferred to a secondary and added
hops. The brew fermen...
Posted in thread: Did I ruin my second brew-IPA? on 03-02-2014 at 03:30 PM
You need to provide more details. What ingredients did you use? How did you hop it? What is
"undrinkable" about the beer?- Joe
Posted in thread: 3-Gallon BIAB Questions on Grain Bill & Water on 03-02-2014 at 02:22 PM
I want to try BIAB, but want to do 3 gallon batches. I have read a lot about how people do this
in different ways, including mashing with only part of the water, then using the rest to "dunk"
Posted in thread: Help! My Red Ale is Giving Everyone a Bad Headache on 01-26-2014 at 06:35 PM
Regarding cleaners, I only used some oxywash and StarSan. Although, come to think of it, I did
an initial cleaning of the keg with regular detergent. But, before kegging, I did a test where
I filled i...
Posted in thread: Help! My Red Ale is Giving Everyone a Bad Headache on 01-26-2014 at 06:29 PM
For controlling temps, I have an Auber Instruments dual stage controller, with the probe in a
thermowell that is about an inch and a half from the side of the lid. I have a space heater
inside a fridg...
Posted in thread: Help! My Red Ale is Giving Everyone a Bad Headache on 01-26-2014 at 02:00 PM
No adjuncts. 5th overall batch. First one kegged. Sat in the primary for close to 2 weeks.
Moved to a secondary for a week, then cold crashed for 2 days, then force carbbed in the keg.Mu
Posted in thread: Help! My Red Ale is Giving Everyone a Bad Headache on 01-26-2014 at 01:41 PM
Not sure what happened here. I brewed an Irish Red Ale extract/grain kit from NB, using the
Wyeast smack pack. Pitching temp was around 72, fermentation temp was controlled in the mid to
upper 60's. O...
Posted in thread: Perhaps Talking to Your Fermenting Beer Will Make it Better on 01-24-2014 at 09:20 PM
OK, now as crazy as this seems, take a look at the following experiment where it has been shown
that positive thoughts and actions can change reality. A doctor and supposedly a lay individual
did an e...
Posted in thread: Frugal Brewing : Getting Started without going broke. on 01-24-2014 at 02:27 AM
I got a used kegerator on Craigslist in trade for a 32" flatscreen that I had for several years
and no longer needed. The guy even included a fairly new pressure regulator and two CO2
tanks.One of the...