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Posted in thread: One week, no fermentation (ginger beer) on 05-01-2014 at 06:12 PM
tasted a little when racking....that off-flavor/smell is almost like burnt tire or asphalt.
after this and an iffy apple cider i'll be experimenting in gallon batches...hope my next taste
in 2 weeks g...
Posted in thread: One week, no fermentation (ginger beer) on 05-01-2014 at 02:58 PM
taking? ...do you mean taking time? or racking? ether way. I think it could still drop some
more, but I want to get it off this huge cake of yeast and ginger so currently racking to
secondary. I'll po...
Posted in thread: One week, no fermentation (ginger beer) on 04-30-2014 at 09:19 PM
Its been about 8 days since I re-pitched with the us-05. The gravity has dropped to 1.004,
which is good. Thing is, when I drank the gravity sample, it had a farty aroma (sulfur? egg
smell? I'm not su...
Posted in thread: One week, no fermentation (ginger beer) on 04-25-2014 at 07:14 PM
I'll try that in the future.Just an update. Gravity dropped to 1.020 three days after
re-pitching the us-05. I'm hoping in another three days it will be down to 1.010 at least.The
ferm temp is in th e...
Posted in thread: One week, no fermentation (ginger beer) on 04-23-2014 at 04:19 PM
next time i'm definitely upping the sugar. 10lbs sounds like a lot, but I'm up for that. seeing
an OG of 1.030 is not exciting.
Posted in thread: One week, no fermentation (ginger beer) on 04-23-2014 at 04:17 PM
I used a mixture of sugars on hand, totaling about 2 lbs i would say (....close to a pound if
not more of brown sugar, a pound of cane sugar, and half a bottle of agave (8oz's maybe)). The
big bag of ...
Posted in thread: One week, no fermentation (ginger beer) on 04-23-2014 at 04:44 AM
made ginger beer a week ago, before heading out of town. pitched a packet of s-04 straight into
the carboy (5 gallons with 4lbs ginger, a couple cups of lemon and lime juice
Posted in thread: Campden Tab. - Stir AFTER 24 hours? on 04-15-2014 at 04:31 PM
Well its technically a cider, I think. Tossed raw blended ginger, limes, lemons, spices, sugars
into boiled water. This is my first time making it, but most recipes I came across recommend
Posted in thread: Campden Tab. - Stir AFTER 24 hours? on 04-15-2014 at 06:18 AM
Crush and drop in 5 campden tablets into 5 gallons of ginger beer. Let sit for 24 hours before
adding yeast. Now, before adding the yeast, do you stir/oxygenate the brew?? Is it ok to
oxygenate prior ...
Posted in thread: ginger beer. krausen? 1 gallon jug. on 04-07-2014 at 04:16 AM
Sorry if this is a redundant question but I looked around to no avail and my question is a bit
more specific. I'd like to brew ginger beer with ale yeast. To my understanding, GB does not
krausen the ...