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  • 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,
    then bottled....

  • 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?

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