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Posted in thread: True Brew Kit on 11-24-2009 at 08:57 PM
The only reasons that I can think of using a secondary are:1)Clear the beer ( though mine have
come out very clear after 3-4 weeks in primary)2)Dryhopping3)Long term aging (when talking
about months r...
Posted in thread: fermentation temps: have i made a mistaske? on 11-19-2009 at 02:16 PM
Colder temps are usually only going to slow down your fermentation time, rather than add any
negative flavors. It's usually warmer than recommended temps that are going to cause the most
Posted in thread: need a 2nd opinion on this on 11-18-2009 at 03:26 PM
YouR beer is goingto cool muuch quicker with the top off. You're just holding the heat in. I
also stir it alot, which helps the warm wort inthe center make contact with the cool sides of
the pot. Stir...
Posted in thread: Need more yeast to bottle this? on 11-14-2009 at 03:46 PM
Let it sit at room temp for a few days and then bottle with your priming sugar. Wake those
yeasty's up! Also condition at room temp for 2-3 weeks.Good point about letting them wake up a
bit. I just pu...
Posted in thread: Need more yeast to bottle this? on 11-13-2009 at 06:04 PM
Out of curiosity, why did you put it in the fridge? Just to clear it a bit more? I've got two
1g batches of EdWort's going right now, but was planning on leaving them in the primary for a
month then s...
Posted in thread: Brew Club in CT - Farmington Valley on 11-11-2009 at 08:11 PM
I'm in Simsbury just as much as I am down here in Meriden and have been thinking about getting
involved in something like this. Unfortunately the site isnt working for me. If you guys have
Posted in thread: Need more yeast to bottle this? on 11-11-2009 at 07:57 PM
Just a little bump. No opinions?
Posted in thread: Need more yeast to bottle this? on 11-11-2009 at 01:52 PM
I put together some of Ed's Apfelwien on Sep 22nd. It was in Primary for approx 3 weeks, then
put in the fridge (45 degrees) for about another 3 weeks. I'm thinking I might have some time
to bottle it...
Posted in thread: First time using specialty grains on 10-28-2009 at 02:16 PM
I bring 2.5-3 gallons of water to 155 degrees then take off the heat and put in my specialty
grains. Let sit (with an occasional "tea-bag" motion) for about 20-30 mins. Pick up and let
most of the wat...
Posted in thread: The "bad advice I got from the LBHS" thread on 10-14-2009 at 02:48 PM
but I've heard him dispense some unusual brewing advice in the past, so I was a bit leery about
going in there to begin with.Anyone get any bad advice from a LBHS?Talking about the one on
Murphy Rd? I...