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Posted in thread: Need help with first all-grain/first lager beer on 12-01-2013 at 02:37 PM
Likely the wort is too cold. Try warming to mid 50's if possible. Would also recommend pitching
more yeast if you have it as it has been several days since brewing. You need some fermentation
to get g...
Posted in thread: Another week in primary? or another week in bottle? on 11-27-2013 at 08:25 PM
After bottling try to find a warm place (73-75F) or so to store to get better carbonation in
the short time you need.
Posted in thread: Wort chiller on 11-16-2013 at 03:42 AM
It is a personal choice. I went without one for a good bit and think the beers were fine
without it, but am glad I made the investment and bought one. Getting the wort down to yeast
pitching temps in ...
Posted in thread: Best Way To Measure Water In Brew Kettle on 10-25-2013 at 01:04 AM
I marked 5 and 6 gallon marks on my kettle with a dremel tool and grind stone. They don't wash
away with cleanings.
Posted in thread: Did I mess up my Yeast Starter? on 10-19-2013 at 01:48 AM
One sign it is ready if you start seeing dark swirls in the starter while it stirs. Hard to
describe, but once you see it it is obvious. Mine usually take 36-48 hours to show this.
Overall it will loo...
Posted in thread: Wort Foaming Issues on 09-15-2013 at 03:13 AM
Sanitize it the night before, and either keep it inverted on a towel or put a piece of
sanitized foil snuggly squeezed around the top. It will be fine. I don't care for StarSan
bubbles in my beer eith...
Posted in thread: To boil or not to boil Coopers kits? on 09-13-2013 at 01:01 AM
Wow thanks to everyone who has responded to my questions. The reason I boiled the extract kit
was when I make the extract kits with just boiled water from a kettle they turned out horrible!
I think I ...
Posted in thread: Over carbed bottles! on 09-13-2013 at 12:51 AM
Yes, short chill time can cause high foaming. Like twistr said, let'm chill 2 days or more
before drinking. If nothing else it helps the sediment fall to the bottom and makes for better
Posted in thread: Over carbed bottles! on 09-12-2013 at 07:32 PM
+1 on twistr25's comments plus one other. If fermentation was not completely finished before
bottling, it can lead to overcarbing.
Posted in thread: First Lager Ferment Going Very Fast on 09-07-2013 at 10:33 PM
I'm doing my first lagers, and also follows Fermentis S23 recommended temperatures and seeing
the same fast fermentation.Paradingbull, can you comment on how your beer turned out?This beer
and a 2nd l...