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  • Posted in thread: bottling on 07-29-2011 at 04:22 PM
    it would be nice to have a walk in cooler and adjust temp accordingly

  • Posted in thread: bottling on 07-29-2011 at 04:20 PM
    I just bottled my porter, 5.5 alc%. The brewers best instructions says to leave in temps of 68
    to 72 degrees. The avg temp of the dining room is 80 degrees, where I normally store
    everything. SInce I ...

  • Posted in thread: sanitization on 07-27-2011 at 05:10 AM
    I just wanted to reaffirm this works. I did some sanitization a few weeks ago with the iodophor
    stuff, Im not sure how it is spelled. I still have it sitting in a bucket because I was told I
    can reuse...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary Fermentation on 07-23-2011 at 07:47 PM
    I am flavoring my Baltic Porter right now. Had in Primary for a month (and one day). I plan to
    flavor for 2 weeks, maybe more I dont know. I was wondering, since this batch has blackstrap,
    coffee, cho...

  • Posted in thread: secondary chocolate flavoring on 07-15-2011 at 05:37 AM
    I have a baltic porter where I just switched to the secondary today, I already flavored with
    some coffee and cardamom. Its a Brewers Best Kit, at 5.5 percent alc. I put in a quarter of a
    teaspoon of v...

  • Posted in thread: beer gravity on 06-30-2011 at 08:04 PM
    okay i am content with the 5.4% content, if i did that right, so theoretically can i rerack and
    flavor now?, or is there a benefit to let it sit for another week or two? thanks for the
    thoughts

  • Posted in thread: beer gravity on 06-29-2011 at 06:14 PM
    okay so i took another hydrometer reading, hasn't changed..., im a little disappointed as I was
    hoping to be a higher gravity beer, this time I did stir up the bottom, forever that is worth.
    Hypotheti...

  • Posted in thread: beer gravity on 06-24-2011 at 05:10 PM
    it tastes okay, alittle molassy, i was told this will refine over time, probably pitched around
    80 degrees, i had some issues, if i went on with what they were, this would be a long post, for
    about 4 ...

  • Posted in thread: beer gravity on 06-24-2011 at 02:47 PM
    I took a hydrometer reading after a week because from what I was reading I pitched and kept my
    carboy too warm for a porter. Being paranoid I checked everything after a week. Everything
    seems fine, I ...

  • Posted in thread: krausen? on 06-16-2011 at 02:24 PM
    Still don't know alot about beers but I just did my second batch ever last night. I woke up and
    the airlock is bubbling (yes I know airlock is not an indicator of fermentation). It is a
    baltic porter,...

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