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  • Posted in thread: Simply Beer Kit on 10-24-2016 at 01:30 PM
    Dry yeast keeps very well in the freezer, good for at least a year, maybe more. It even keeps
    well at room temps.

  • Posted in thread: Another noob finishes his first kit on 10-24-2016 at 01:28 PM
    Maybe, but the "cold" tap water where I live isn't all that cold. I'd probably have to do an
    ice pre-chiller anyways.Actually, I'm thinking besides some bits, my next investment will be a
    larger brew ...

  • Posted in thread: very little airlock activity on 10-24-2016 at 01:19 PM
    Forget airlock activity. It doesn't mean much in terms of fermentation. Little leaks around the
    stopper or lid and you get little airlock activity.Look for a krausen ring. If you get that
    your yeast d...

  • Posted in thread: Ferment temp, length, and yeast packet info on 10-24-2016 at 01:16 PM
    I'm gearing up to do my third batch; a Brewer's Best Holiday Ale kit. My first two (Oatmeal
    Stout and Mango Saison) were done by just following the kit directions and putting the
    fermentation buckets ...

  • Posted in thread: First partial mash: belgian black ale Ingredients questions on 10-24-2016 at 01:03 PM
    Just for your information this is an extract with steeping grains not partial mash. I had
    trouble with that too when I started. Steeping grains will add flavor and color but since they
    have been kilne...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about Coopers kit and (new) plan on 10-24-2016 at 12:52 PM
    Yes, these are some of the right questions. Now for some suggestions. Get a lid for your
    fermenter or a bucket with a lid if your fermenter is non-standard size. With the lid and an
    airlock there will...

  • Posted in thread: First Post, and questions about Coopers Kit on 10-23-2016 at 05:20 PM
    Thanks, everyone, for the replies! RM-MN, I think you've hit the nail on the head. While the
    Brew House kits are great, they don't give you much for actual understanding of what you're
    doing. Thanks f...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation temperature question. on 10-23-2016 at 03:26 PM
    Or chill as much as possible with the wort chiller, then put the kettle in the swamp cooler tub
    with ice to cool to pitching temps quicker. To me, pitching quickly is an advantage - the yeast
    gets a h...

  • Posted in thread: Mash tun question on 10-23-2016 at 03:23 PM
    I have a 5 gallon kettle. a 5% brew would be 6 lbs of grain and the total volume would be 5.25
    gallons.You have the same problem if you have the cooler too, you need to boil more than the 5
    gallon pot...

  • Posted in thread: A quick Thank You! on 10-23-2016 at 12:16 PM
    If you have the storage space bottles that you have to buy are a good investment. They come in
    a nice box with dividers so they store easily full or empty and are nearly infinitely
    recyclable as all y...

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