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Posted in thread: Ambrosia IIPA on 05-18-2010 at 10:23 PM
Give it a go, you aren't going to hurt anything by doing so. I will say that I've had mine on
tap for a few months and the wood is just starting to get tolerable. I wish I'd toned down the
oak... by a...
Posted in thread: How much light is too much? on 01-11-2010 at 11:56 PM
I have used a flashlight to monitor the end of the racking cane during racking, with no real
issues. I typically ferment in my upstairs bathroom, which is dark 99.99% of the time, except
when I take m...
Posted in thread: Hello from Seattle on 01-04-2010 at 01:23 PM
Welcome from across the lake!
Posted in thread: Hello from microbrew Mecca...Seattle. on 01-04-2010 at 03:27 AM
hah, bothell here too! if you need a brew buddy let me know :)
Posted in thread: Hello from microbrew Mecca...Seattle. on 01-03-2010 at 09:40 PM
Greetings! Seattle is a great city for beer, make sure you visit Naked City Taproom (owned by
fellow HBT'er Brewtopia) in the Greenwood area!Where in seattle are you? What are you going to
Posted in thread: another n00b, another first batch on 01-03-2010 at 04:41 PM
relax, don't worry, have a (store bought) brew. (since this is your first batch)What
temperature is your beer fermenting at? What type of yeast is it? What is the target O.G. from
the kit?Most likely ...
Posted in thread: About to begin bottling my first batch on 01-02-2010 at 07:02 PM
A secondary fermenter isn't necessary, perse, but it can help reactivate dormant yeast if
they've gotten sleepy. Also, 64 is pretty chilly for most ale yeasts, generally 66-70 is a good
range, I'd try...
Posted in thread: Extract Process Improvements for 2010 on 01-02-2010 at 07:00 PM
I will say that with an immersion chiller (the standard kind) I get my wort to pitching temp in
less than 5 minutes. I stir while doing so and it helps introduce air as well (instead of an
Posted in thread: Don't trust the airlock on 01-02-2010 at 06:56 PM
Get a better bottle, 6 gallon. You can safely ferment 5 gallon beers in them (plenty of head
room), and they will not break if you accidentally drop them. Also, lots of rinsing with hot
water and then...
Posted in thread: About to begin bottling my first batch on 01-02-2010 at 06:45 PM
If you are having trouble finishing fermentation, you might try a transfer to secondary for a
couple more weeks. It does double duty, one to get the brew off the yeast cake (although 2
weeks isn't bad...
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