Last Activity:05-24-2016 10:30 PM
Likes Given: 997
1585 Likes on 1259 Posts
Posted in thread: Hit FG in 5 days. How long should I wait to keg? on 05-21-2016 at 10:28 AM
It's been at Final (1.01) for 5 or 6 days now. I was just worried about when I keep reading
regarding yeast "cleaning" upOk thanks! Carb for 10 days? Do you add priming sugar to your keg?
I was under ...
Posted in thread: My darkness went away on 05-21-2016 at 10:08 AM
I brewed what I planned to be a red ale the other day and it turned out pretty black in the
fermenter. But then 2 days later (when the fermentation really kicked in) it went from almost
black in the m...
Posted in thread: Increasing the body post fermentation on 05-21-2016 at 10:04 AM
When is the wedding? I think your FG reading is erroneous and that your porter just needs more
time to mature. If so, your Irish red will mature sooner. Check your hydrometer in water where
it should ...
Posted in thread: Why use airlocks for brewing and not for starters? on 05-20-2016 at 08:18 PM
Your fermentation chamber no doubt has a very high concentration of CO2, but it also has enough
O2 to oxidize your beer over a matter of days. Normal atmospheric O2 concentration is about
Posted in thread: UK brewer - trying to improve on 05-20-2016 at 11:37 AM
If you think you have recipe issues, try some of these that can be found in the recipe section
in the middle of the black bar at the top of every page on here. Most of these recipes are
proven and hav...
Posted in thread: Why use airlocks for brewing and not for starters? on 05-20-2016 at 11:06 AM
Yes, they are. Watch the video. Br2 has a molecular weight of 159.8 vs. air at (0.21 * 32 +
0.79 * 28) = 28.8, for a ratio of 5.54. The Br2 in the video mixes completely with air in about
Posted in thread: Going to try this for the price on 05-20-2016 at 10:54 AM
When you add the bittering hops will alter the bitterness of the beer but the control on that
is a little loose as the majority of the bittering happens in the first 30 minutes of boil and
Posted in thread: Stout - grainy/husky taste. Is it ruined? on 05-19-2016 at 06:06 PM
5 weeks in primary now;Moved it into secondary into a cellar at 13 Celsius(55 Fahrenheit)I
decided to go for a 3 month cold-conditioning before bottling it. I'll update this thread when
Posted in thread: Why use airlocks for brewing and not for starters? on 05-19-2016 at 05:48 PM
The point of foil is to allow some air through. It's meant to keep out airborne contaminants
(dust and such) carrying wild yeast and bacteria as well as insects like fruit flies that also
could carry ...
Posted in thread: Why use airlocks for brewing and not for starters? on 05-19-2016 at 05:42 PM
Um... no. ;)The foil just keeps any critters from possibly falling in. The foam stoppers are
much better than foil, but foil is cheaper. Lol!CO2 blankets are a myth. An airlock let's
gasses escape, an...