Last Activity:01-21-2011 3:41 PM
Posted in thread: Is secondary ferm needed? on 01-19-2011 at 08:18 PM
Well, I have a question about using a secondary. I'm making a barleywine, around 1.110 or so. I
have had it in the primary for a little over 2 months, and I'm wondering if I should be
transferring it ...
Posted in thread: very little carbonation after 2 months on 01-05-2011 at 12:56 AM
When I moved the beers to a different warmer room, I turned each bottle on its side in order to
resuspend the yeast. That was a month ago.In addition to not being carbonated, the beer tastes
bad. But ...
Posted in thread: bottling buckets both leak on 01-04-2011 at 11:01 PM
Ok, i think I figured out a solution. I just used some locking pliers and tightened it realllly
tight, and it seems to have worked. Crude, but effective!
Posted in thread: very little carbonation after 2 months on 01-04-2011 at 10:32 PM
No. I put the priming sugar in, and then racked on top of it.
Posted in thread: bottling buckets both leak on 01-04-2011 at 10:28 PM
I really don't want to have to do the bottling-with-autosiphon method because it's a little
trickier. I have to keep the bottling wand open somehow and then pump the siphon, and something
always gets ...
Posted in thread: very little carbonation after 2 months on 01-04-2011 at 10:26 PM
It's been bottled for over 2 months now, and there's still very little carbonation (no head).
When I bottled, I boiled 5 oz sugar for ~10-15 min and then added it to the bottling bucket,
Posted in thread: bottling buckets both leak on 01-04-2011 at 10:22 PM
Yes there are two washers, one for outside and one for inside.
Posted in thread: bottling buckets both leak on 01-04-2011 at 10:13 PM
Ok now I know it must be something that I'm doing wrong. When I put together my bottling
bucket, it leaks out the underside of the spigot (right under where the bucket hole is). I have
tried using var...
Posted in thread: using christmas lights at bottle conditioning on 12-11-2010 at 01:30 AM
Due to energy saving at my house, the temp goes down to around 64-65 during the day, and then
up to about 70-72 at night, so I think I have a problem with my bottles not being at a very
good temp for ...
Posted in thread: cider not carbonated?? on 11-15-2010 at 02:49 AM
Need more information. Did you let the cider ferment all the way to 1.000? Did you add priming
sugar when you bottled?