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Posted in thread: Second Krausen? Anybody had this happen? on 12-31-2009 at 11:02 PM
What strain of yeast was it? How did you harvest it?It's Wyeast 1056 and not harvested, but
washed from the trub of the prior batch (sorry, still learning terminology). I made a starter
for it, so it ...
Posted in thread: Second Krausen? Anybody had this happen? on 12-29-2009 at 02:13 AM
Well, I didn't say I would dump it!:)My husband was freaking out about it and I tried to
explain that it was probably nothing to worry about, but he wanted me to ask you guys, even
after reading the '...
Posted in thread: Second Krausen? Anybody had this happen? on 12-28-2009 at 09:56 PM
I'm brewing a black ale with yeast harvested from the last batch of black ale. Everything went
fine, fermentation started, krausen rose and fell, I shook it up a bit on day 3 to allow a
friend to smel...
Posted in thread: Cracking bottles on 11-05-2009 at 01:50 AM
We DID have some of the caps cracking off. I think my husband may have taken it too far by
'double crimping' them.
Posted in thread: Cracking bottles on 11-05-2009 at 01:40 AM
Just ever so slight cracks are showing up on the sides of the bottles. We are seriously going
to try to finish it tonight.I have not checked the hydrometer like that. I'll do that
Posted in thread: Cracking bottles on 11-05-2009 at 01:25 AM
The bottles from the Red Ale we brewed are showing signs of distress. Fortunately, we love it
and are trying our very best to finish it before we have exploding bottles. My first brew seems
Posted in thread: First recipe OG of 91- Any thoughts? on 10-26-2009 at 01:45 AM
Yes. It's five gallons.I'm sure it was about adding the additional water and not stirring well,
Posted in thread: First recipe OG of 91- Any thoughts? on 10-25-2009 at 07:36 PM
I'm confused because of myself and the situation, not you.:DSo, I've used various brew calcs
and gotten an estimated OG of 50-57. So, that's closer, but still waaaaaay off. I can't seem to
find any in...
Posted in thread: First recipe OG of 91- Any thoughts? on 10-25-2009 at 04:58 PM
I'm confused. I'm really new at this. This was my third brew and the first two were kits.It's
possible that we didn't get a good enough mix, I suppose.
Posted in thread: First recipe OG of 91- Any thoughts? on 10-25-2009 at 04:27 PM
I created my first recipe and brewed it last night. I used some ingredients that aren't
available in the calculators, so I wasn't even able to get an estimated starting gravity. The
OG was 91:eek:So, ...