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Posted in thread: oxidized beer with plastic fermenters? on 02-03-2008 at 06:46 AM
I read that plastic fermenters let air in after a period of time. My lager is still fermenting
after about 2 weeks and still has about 10 hydrometer points to go and I'm starting to worry
about the be...
Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation? what to do? on 02-01-2008 at 03:01 AM
I'm brewing a lager at about 50F (10C). My OG was 1.050 and its been about 11 days since it
started fermenting and its been stuck on 1.023 for like 3 days now. I'm assuming its stuck.
what should I do...
Posted in thread: Pitched yeast at too high temp? on 01-22-2008 at 01:15 AM
I've just started brewing a lager with saflager S-23 yeast. I've set the fridge to ferment it
at 50F (10C) but I realised I pitched the yeast at 90F (32C)! The fridge will take a while to
cool it down...
Posted in thread: Paint thinner on 10-20-2006 at 04:08 AM
I just tasted my japanese lager after 2 weeks in the bottle and I seriously cant drink it. It
tastes like paint thinner or vodka or something. It's only 7% alcohol. It wouldnt make it taste
that bad w...
Posted in thread: lager on 10-20-2006 at 01:08 AM
If it was a little warmer than proper lager temperatures then you'd have a steam beer or
california common beer. On the cold side though, it depends how cold. Most lager yeasts can go
down to about 8 ...
Posted in thread: How long for dry hop? on 10-13-2006 at 06:49 AM
Just racked my lager to secondary before and chucked in some hops with it. Then I had a
thought. Is it bad if I leave the hops in there for too long? The hops aren't in a bag so I
cant get them out an...
Posted in thread: Sanitizers on 10-06-2006 at 12:44 AM
The powder is difficult to use for small batches of wine or beer. This is because it inhibits
the action of all yeasts; wine yeasts are just more resistant than other microorganisms. If too
Posted in thread: Lager Fermentation.. on 10-02-2006 at 01:51 AM
And the bubbling every 20 seconds is normal. Because of the cold temperatures it's still going
to ferment but REALLY slow. The kraeusen takes a few days to form aswell. So there's nothing to
Posted in thread: BAH!!! Frozen bottles. on 09-27-2006 at 06:47 AM
I'm just trying to let off a bit of steam here.I am lagering my Dutch Premium and my bottles
are stored in the freezer (I have a fridge/freezer combo with the fermenter in the fridge and
Posted in thread: Priming on 09-20-2006 at 11:07 PM
Does priming with sugar add much more alcohol to the beer. My lager at the moment is up to 7.2%
and I think that's all I want for now. I don't really want it to go higher. I'm worried that