Last Activity:11-17-2013 1:48 PM
Posted in thread: Beer not showing activity in carboy on 10-31-2013 at 11:22 PM
The beer started bubbling this morning after less than 30 hours! It has been nearly 48 hours
and now and has a constant airlock bubble and a nice foam head.No, we didn't do a starter. I am
pretty new ...
Posted in thread: Beer not showing activity in carboy on 10-31-2013 at 01:14 AM
Great news! I just read that liquid yeasts take more time to start than dry yeast, which this
is my first liquid yeast. Hoping for a hefty brew! OG of 1.080 and shooting for a 8% ABV. Good
Posted in thread: Beer not showing activity in carboy on 10-30-2013 at 09:32 PM
Hey party people,I just started a Belgian inspired Christmas Ale that is sitting in a carboy as
we speak but not seeing any activity after 17 hours. I am relatively new to brewing and only
have done a...
Posted in thread: Lower than expected gravity on 12-30-2012 at 11:06 PM
I just racked a Russian Imperial Stout to secondary with some maple syrup and oak chips soaked
in bourbon. I took the final gravity and got 1.024 and had an OG of 1.062. The Brewers Best kit
I used ca...
Posted in thread: Using the yeast cake on 12-13-2012 at 03:40 AM
These are all new and great thoughts! Thanks people. I think I'm going for it just to see what
happens. Any good recipe ideas? This will just be my 4th batch ever and have only done kits and
want to s...
Posted in thread: Using the yeast cake on 12-12-2012 at 10:07 PM
I currently have a Russian Imperial Stout in my primary and will be doing a secondary transfer
at some point and was interested in trying to use the yeast cake for a new patch. Can someone
give some p...
Posted in thread: Sanitizing oak chips on 12-09-2012 at 10:57 PM
Would people recommend throwing out the bourbon (ie drinking it) before putting the oak chips
in, or dumping the bourbon and the chips?
Posted in thread: Unstable temperature on 12-06-2012 at 01:32 PM
I woke up this morning and noticed the temp in my room was 61 degrees. My beer started
fermenting at a stable 67-65 degrees. How big of a deal is it that the temp dropped this much?
It's a Russian imp...
Posted in thread: Sanitizing oak chips on 12-06-2012 at 02:13 AM
I plan on using French oak chips soaked in bourbon for my imperial stout. Is it necessary to
sanitize the oak chips before soaking in the bourbon? How should I go about doing that?
Posted in thread: Didn't strain the slug on 12-04-2012 at 09:13 PM
I forgot to strain out the hops and sentiment of the wort before beginning primary
fermentation. How big of a deal is this?