Last Activity:05-21-2013 6:50 AM
Posted in thread: Bottle temp control on 05-20-2013 at 05:23 PM
I only do a single stage fermentation. Yesterday I brewed my first ale with temperature
control. The freezer w/ Johnson controls seems to be hanging at low to mid 60s F.Question: When
I bottle, do I b...
Posted in thread: Lagering on 05-20-2013 at 04:01 PM
A lot of you don't believe it, but I've brewed many excellent beers that fermented at about
80F. Even the one I complained about got better with age.Now I have temperature control and
have my first co...
Posted in thread: fermentation chamber on 05-13-2013 at 05:05 PM
I installed a Johnson Controls device in my industrial freezer. I put a thermometer in a glass
of water, and it is reading about 60F. If the ideal ale yeast fermentation temp is 68 to 72, is
Posted in thread: First "bad" brew on 05-08-2013 at 02:42 PM
Wow.. that's a great idea.I have a HUGE, empty, industrial sized freezer in the garage. I could
probably fit 4 six-Gallon buckets in it. Would a temp controller work? Note: I said "freezer",
Posted in thread: First "bad" brew on 05-08-2013 at 01:46 PM
Well... living in florida... not sure how to get to 68 degrees. I don't even think a
refridgerator can be set that high.
Posted in thread: First "bad" brew on 05-08-2013 at 01:34 PM
I immediately go from the stove to an ice bath for 10 min then another ice bath for 10 min. The
LME was probably near boiling temp for 1 minute before the ice bath. This usually gets the wort
to 120 d...
Posted in thread: First "bad" brew on 05-08-2013 at 01:21 PM
No temp control. I ferment at 78ish with great results. No visible signs of infection.This was
the first brew that I added the LME @ flame out. So the boil was just light 10L grains and rice
Posted in thread: First "bad" brew on 05-08-2013 at 11:26 AM
Well... I thought recipe kits were always ales since that's where we all started.I did not give
it time to clear. Only about 10 days in the bottles. However, I always taste test my brews when
I check ...
Posted in thread: First "bad" brew on 05-08-2013 at 01:15 AM
I tried (stupidly) to make a beer for the swine drinkers (bud/miller/coors). I bought midwest's
"This Buds for You". Ooops.. Its a lager, and I don't have temperature control. So I put the
3.3 lbs pil...
Posted in thread: extract base on 05-07-2013 at 12:36 PM
Ok. That makes sense.Do you go with 6lbs of extract? By my calculations, that would likely
start a 5G brew at around 4% abv at least, then steep 1 to 2 lbs of grains...???
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