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  • Posted in thread: Beer bottled without priming sugar on 04-05-2014 at 02:23 PM
    On the other hand, you could just let it sit for about three months. I forgot the priming sugar
    once, and that's what I did. It came out fine but it's not fast.

  • Posted in thread: Bread yeast, cool temp on 04-05-2014 at 02:21 PM
    Never mind. I did a bunch of reading all over the 'net and I've decided that I'll stick with
    brewer's yeast. I would be curious to try some beer made with bread yeast but it can be someone
    else's expe...

  • Posted in thread: Bread yeast, cool temp on 04-05-2014 at 01:56 PM
    I don't know either but after a decade and a half of brewing, I've decided I'm going to do a
    batch with bread yeast of some kind. I'll post outcomes.

  • Posted in thread: Proofing Safale US-05 on 04-05-2014 at 01:54 PM
    I use it sometimes, and I just sprinkle it on top of the wort after it's cooled to under about
    78F. Never had a problem with the fermenting getting up and running.

  • Posted in thread: Over 3 weeks in the fermenter?? on 02-01-2014 at 03:30 PM
    Three weeks is about as short a time in a fermenter as I would ever go, and only if I was in a
    big hurry. Let it go another week or two and don't worry about it.

  • Posted in thread: Trub at the bottom of my brew pot. on 12-09-2013 at 08:49 PM
    I'm with those who simply dump it all in. Leave it in the fermenter for three or four weeks and
    it will all settle down and compact itself at the bottom; carefully siphon it out and all is

  • Posted in thread: How does it look ? on 12-07-2013 at 10:59 PM
    And last thing, don't feel compelled to open it and check on it. There is little good that can
    come of that habit and lots that's not so good. Your job as a brewer is to set conditions that
    will allow...

  • Posted in thread: New brewer competition question on 11-30-2013 at 01:13 PM
    Finally, don't imagine for a moment that you can't make a very competitive beer using extracts.
    I'm an extract brewer; my sole competition entry was for a Philly Beer Week home brew IPA
    contest a few ...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing bottles... on 11-30-2013 at 01:10 PM
    One time, I sanitized bottles a few days before. That batch picked up a (mild) infection. I
    don't think the bottles were the problem, but I've never done it since. I always sanitize on
    bottling day an...

  • Posted in thread: How long should I bottle condition on 11-17-2013 at 02:44 PM
    Just remember, the best beer in any batch is almost always the last one.* While I like to leave
    my pale ales (which is about all I brew these days, though with lots of variants) in the bottle
    for a mo...

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