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Posted in thread: RIP - My brewing hobby on 02-15-2006 at 01:10 AM
Unfortunately, my 3rd batch turned into another foul concoction . . . Iím convinced itís the
tap water at my apartment complex (used only to sanititze along with iodopher). It comes out
brown at first...
Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation? on 12-30-2005 at 05:29 PM
I have brewed 3 batches of beer so far, and have got a stuck fermentation every single time for
two reasons: 1) lack of use of a yeast starter, and 2) temperature fluctuations. My apartment
drops to t...
Posted in thread: Reaching my FG on 12-16-2005 at 09:40 PM
You don't want to shake the primary for you could oxygenate your brew. What temp are you
fermenting at? I might try to raise the temp, or lightly swirl your primary to suspend the
yeast back up into t...
Posted in thread: Reaching my FG on 12-16-2005 at 08:01 PM
I'm on my third brew, and all three fermentations have stalled. I'm taking measures to help
prevent that in the future (regulating temp, using starters, etc).This current one is a Belgium
Dubbel Ale. ...
Posted in thread: Brew Belts/Belgian Dubble Ale on 12-15-2005 at 06:46 PM
Don't those things just heat to ambient + X degrees? Or is there a thermostat?It does not have
a thermostat, unfortunately. I think it does heat to ambient + X, but if ambient isn't low
Posted in thread: Brew Belts/Belgian Dubble Ale on 12-15-2005 at 06:01 PM
Whay are you using a belt if the room temp. is 65-68, sounds ideal for me ...you brewing an Ale
I assume?It's a Belgium Ale, which I guess does best above 70 degrees. At night the temp drops
to low 60...
Posted in thread: 'Quantity' ... brewed with a cheap set up. on 12-14-2005 at 09:41 PM
Wow, do you really drink a gallon per day?
Posted in thread: White Streaks on 12-14-2005 at 12:42 AM
It's better to have white streaks in your brown beer than brown streaks in your white
Posted in thread: beat the odds on 12-12-2005 at 07:33 PM
A guy at my brewshop gave me an idea I think I'm going to use . . . waterbath with an aquarium
heater. The heater has a thermostat and will keep the water bath at a constant temperature,
thus keeping ...
Posted in thread: Brew Belts/Belgian Dubble Ale on 12-12-2005 at 05:20 PM
Do any of you have experience with this tool?What must the room temperature be for the brew
belt to maintain a constant temperature? I put it on my primary last night. It jumpstarted my