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  • Started in June 2011 with a NB Irish Red Ale extract kit. It got warm so I am aged it. It mellowed and was very good
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  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Started Fast on 08-31-2016 at 01:14 AM
    Have you used starters in the past. It seems totally normal to me. It will be fast and not
    necessarily best at 70 degrees. Is that ambient or the actual wort temperature? I ferment most
    ales in the mi...

  • Posted in thread: Cork choice on 08-30-2016 at 11:50 PM
    I guess it really depends on the "small hole" If there is any hole all the way through, I would
    not use them. Also even if cleaned and sanitized well, I would still worry about what might be
    growing i...

  • Posted in thread: Brown Ale thoughts? on 08-30-2016 at 11:44 PM
    Yea, I just included what I had in open bags. Could cut it back.Hoppy Brown Ale. And using up
    small amounts of hops before they go stale. Not a terrible idea.If the 1 ounce of Cascade is
    still factory...

  • Posted in thread: Can paint strainer bags effectively filter break material? on 08-30-2016 at 11:36 PM
    I don't know, but I use them to bag my hops. (the 5 gallon bags) I then dump all but the last
    pint or so of the wort into the fermenter. The deepest trub/yeast layer I ever get is less than
    1/2 inch a...

  • Posted in thread: I used to do 3 week primary. on 08-30-2016 at 11:28 PM
    "Why not reach FG then 2 days longer to allow the yeast to "clean things up", thus shortening
    the time another couple of days?" I answered this. I don't want to "watch" over the beer to
    know precisely...

  • Posted in thread: I used to do 3 week primary. on 08-30-2016 at 09:19 PM
    I agree with a little longer, depending on the beer. I did a Russian Imperial Stout. It ended
    up right about 10% ABV. I planned on a three week fermentation and it ended up about 4 weeks
    until I got i...

  • Posted in thread: Suggestions On Where To Keep Brews on 08-30-2016 at 08:49 PM
    Send them to me, I will store them for you free of charge. ;)

  • Posted in thread: I used to do 3 week primary. on 08-30-2016 at 08:46 PM
    When I started I read all the posts that said you need to leave the beer in primary for 2
    weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks, or longer. And instructions that called for one week primary and 2
    weeks secondary. A...

  • Posted in thread: Is three weeks too long in primary? on 08-30-2016 at 08:34 PM
    Not too long. But longer than needed. Once your yeast eat all the sugars they can, usually 5-7
    days, any longer will not lower the FG any further. A few days past reaching final gravity will
    allow the...

  • Posted in thread: American Pale Ale: A Discussion on 08-30-2016 at 08:02 PM
    I like my Pale Ales a little on the light body side. I vary the malt character a lot from one
    batch to another. The finish is what I end up with. I don't really care about the color. The
    last one I di...

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