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Posted in thread: Bottling a Russian Imperial Stout on 01-15-2016 at 05:03 PM
I don't have much experience with this, but I helped a buddy bottle a barrel aged quad. We
added a package of dry champagne yeast along with the priming solution to the bottling bucket
before racking ...
Posted in thread: Bottling a Russian Imperial Stout on 01-14-2016 at 05:17 PM
So, I brewed a Russian Imperial Stout on November 21st, 2015 that has been sitting in the
secondary for 5-6 weeks. I've been kegging this past year, but this one I plan to bottle since
this batch will...
Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation on 11-23-2015 at 06:11 PM
I would take a reading with a hydrometer or run your refractometer readings through a
refractometer calculator and see what you get. You might be done fermenting. From what I
understand, the final gra...
Posted in thread: Weird looking fermentation! on 11-23-2015 at 04:44 PM
I'm really starting to think this is more normal now. Here's what it looks like this morning.
Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation on 11-23-2015 at 04:36 PM
I'm guessing this was an extract batch, not an all-grain batch? If you're using a
refractometer, the final gravity reading is skewed by alcohol, so you have to use a
refractometer calculator to come t...
Posted in thread: Weird looking fermentation! on 11-23-2015 at 04:29 PM
I haven't been taking ph. I'm still using bottled water for brew days, but I'm looking to start
using city water. The water at our old apartments never tasted good, so I didn't want to use
it, but in ...
Posted in thread: Weird looking fermentation! on 11-23-2015 at 04:20 PM
This is primary fermentation just getting started, not secondary fermentation, so the CO2
production will push the oxygen out through the airlock. Have I misunderstood your concern? The
way I understa...
Posted in thread: Weird looking fermentation! on 11-23-2015 at 12:07 AM
Ok, I apologize for such a noob sounding question even though I've been brewing intermittently
for 10 years. 22 hours after pitching to a small, second runnings wort (1.040 OG), I have a
beer that loo...
Posted in thread: Suggestions for going all-grain... on 02-16-2015 at 05:34 PM
I already have a thermapen, actually! I love to BBQ as well, and so the thermapen was something
I'd been wanting for a good long while (up until about six months ago). It did come in handy
for my firs...
Posted in thread: direct oxygen to aerate. on 02-16-2015 at 05:08 PM
I just bought my direct O2 aeration kit as part of a big equipment upgrade to start doing
all-grain brewing. For my first all-grain batch, my yeast totally took off unlike I've ever
seen them do befor...