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Posted in thread: Smell from the airlock... on 09-27-2011 at 02:47 PM
I dry hop in the primary pretty frequently. Two weeks for dry hopping sounds little long
though. If you dry hop for too long, you can pick up some vegetative flavors.You also want to
wait until your b...
Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 06-01-2011 at 12:36 PM
count me in.
Posted in thread: Dry hop question for my American Amber on 04-10-2011 at 01:57 AM
I like to dry hop with about 1.5 - 2.25 for a 5 gallon recipe. On the lower end, you get a
decent hop aroma, but, in my opinion, nothing overwhelming. I bet as an amber, your brew could
take 1.5, mayb...
Posted in thread: Different fermentation time for one kind of yeast. on 03-13-2011 at 11:08 PM
Took a gravity reading. The brown ale is at 1.014. The IPA is at 1.012. So fermentation is
complete on both. The IPA seems to have more dissolved CO2, which might account for the airlock
Posted in thread: Different fermentation time for one kind of yeast. on 03-13-2011 at 08:26 PM
I brewed two beers with Wyeast 1056/WLP001. One was an IPA, mashed at 149, original gravity
1.072. The second is Mike McDole's Janet's Brown Ale in Zainasheff/Palmer's Brewing Classic
Styles -- mashed...
Posted in thread: white dots floating on top of beer? on 03-09-2011 at 04:03 AM
It's probably just the last traces of krausen. And it's probably nothing to worry about.What I
would be concerned about, however, is that it seems like you took it off the yeast after just 7
Posted in thread: Starsan as dish detergent? on 03-09-2011 at 03:59 AM
Seems like being sure the Starsan was getting inside the bottles would be a problem. If you run
bottles in the dishwasher, at least my last two, some of the bottles get sprayed inside... but
Posted in thread: The next step... on 03-07-2011 at 05:14 AM
Personally, I've given up on secondary fermentation. There's some good threads on here if you
search it. The argument is: is it worth it for extra clarity and in order to get it off the
yeast cake... ...
Posted in thread: Question about glass carboy on 11-07-2010 at 09:18 PM
In my experience, carboys vary a lot by manufacturer. And the best way to do this is to buy
something dependable, measure water, and mark it yourself. Sorry if that's not helpful and you
have beer on ...
Posted in thread: Bottle Carbing temp on 11-07-2010 at 07:25 PM
Carbonation is just another fermentation by the same strand of yeast that made your beer. If
they're used to working in one spot in your house that's a steady temp, I wouldn't see any
reason not to pu...