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Posted in thread: fermentation problems on 06-19-2011 at 03:18 AM
DOH! Too late. Shoot. It wasn't much of a slick feeling and I probaly wouldn't have noticed it
except the beer was pretty warm (it was sitting in a graduated cylinder, in the sun for about
an hour and...
Posted in thread: fermentation problems on 06-18-2011 at 11:09 PM
Perhaps things are starting to turn around. I had a buddy show up with a wine thief and after
taking a hydrometer reading, the beer is at 1.018 which, as far as I'm concerned (especially
with this par...
Posted in thread: My first wheat on 06-18-2011 at 04:17 PM
If it were me,I'd use just enough to put the raspberry flavor "on the back". In other words,at
the end of the swallow,where you get that last flavor hit. It's kinda like an "oh wow! That's
Posted in thread: fermentation problems on 06-18-2011 at 03:11 PM
Tell me about it! Plus, Wal-Mart only had short, 10" basters so I'll have to wait until next
week when the wine thief gets here to pull the next sample unless I decide to take the lid off
of the prima...
Posted in thread: fermentation problems on 06-17-2011 at 03:06 AM
So I went to take a sample and do a hydro reading yesterday after work and as I was heading
down to the basement, the dogs came charging down the steps and I dropped the wine thief which
Posted in thread: Brewing with newborns on 06-16-2011 at 03:37 AM
I wholeheartedly agree with TheDom. I have three ranging from 5 to 9 months and they definitely
have reduced the number of times I'm able to brew annually by at least half. The first few
weeks to mont...
Posted in thread: fermentation problems on 06-15-2011 at 09:54 PM
initially, I used the one that came with the kit but threw that away after I pitched it.
Attempts to figure out what strain came with it have been unsuccessful. I then pitched two
packets of Saflager ...
Posted in thread: fermentation problems on 06-11-2011 at 04:24 AM
Well, it's been 14 days since I started seeing activity in the airlock. I took a hydrometer
reading today and we're down from 1.065 to 1.034 so we're making progress but still not quite
at the finishe...
Posted in thread: fermentation problems on 05-26-2011 at 04:08 AM
Okay, will do. Thanks for all of the assistance. If I do happen to get fermentation after
taking it out of the fridge, would you suggest putting it back in or just leaving it out? Feels
like putting i...
Posted in thread: fermentation problems on 05-26-2011 at 03:58 AM
Okay, just checked the gravity again and it's still at 1.064. The temp was still at 50*. I'm
wondering if the temp is simply too low for the yeast to do their job. Although the yeast
packet says that ...