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Posted in thread: Safale US-05 yeast floating on top of brew after fermentation is complete. Normal? on 04-11-2012 at 07:08 PM
No I did not use anything. Would it have helped if I did? I do have some, but I didn't use it.
I did not forget, I just didn't bother.
Posted in thread: Fermenting and the anxiety that follows on 04-11-2012 at 05:49 PM
It is difficult, but I find the most difficult part is that each batch produces such different
results. I use different yeast, different kits, different everything and I am constantly asking
Posted in thread: I'm kind of shocked on 04-11-2012 at 05:44 PM
Yeah, that is normal. I get it when I make ciders. It will fade over time, regardless of
whether it smells in the fermenter or the bottle. I had an undrinkable cider for 9 weeks
because of the smell f...
Posted in thread: Safale US-05 yeast floating on top of brew after fermentation is complete. Normal? on 04-11-2012 at 05:38 PM
I have never experienced this with the Coopers yeast or the S04 by Safale, but with the US-05,
after fermentation, there was a thick yeast layer on top of the beer that wouldn't go to the
bottom. It i...
Posted in thread: Coopers Dark Ale: beer from the same batch is carbonating at different rates, why? on 04-10-2012 at 03:19 PM
They were in my room, all at the same temp - about 20 Celsius. I know it's a bit warm, but I
don't have a choice in my house - no room.I guess it was down to the more yeast speeding up the
process. I ...
Posted in thread: Homebrewing and yeast smell on 04-10-2012 at 03:14 PM
The yeast smell will fade better at warm, but it also means the beer won't last as long. As
long as it has had time to carbonate (3 weeks minimum at warm) it will be OK. Think of it like
you are fast-...
Posted in thread: Light Beer With Alcohol on 04-10-2012 at 03:10 PM
As others have said, it is most probably down to the high attenuation. Alcohol as about 7
calories per gram, a figure you wont' get rid of. The low calories is due to the stuff being
like vodka, just ...
Posted in thread: How long until you had a beer you really liked? on 04-10-2012 at 03:04 PM
Coopers Canadian Blonde - 2 weeksCoopers dark Ale - 6 weeksCoopers English Bitter - 4
weeksCoopers IPA - 4 WeeksIt is so true that the higher ABV and the darker the beer the longer
it takes. I usually...
Posted in thread: Coopers Dark Ale: beer from the same batch is carbonating at different rates, why? on 04-10-2012 at 02:54 PM
I did a coopers dark ale a while ago and it had the most head retention I have ever had from a
home brew. It was like an ice cream when looking at it. I wish I had a picture, but I don't,
Posted in thread: How Come My Beer Takes So Long to Mature? on 03-22-2012 at 02:00 PM
I am just starting out in brewing, and I have come to the conclusion that experimentation is
the key. I have deliberately brewed an IPA, a 'lager' (ale yeast) and a dark ale - all from the