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Posted in thread: Never dump your beer!!! Patience IS a virtue!!! Time heals all things, even beer! on 10-07-2014 at 09:17 PM
So real quick question. I am new to brewing and have had 2 great IPA's brewed on my first 2 at
bat. Then I became sloppy, I was drinking as much of my brew as I was brewing an all day
session,(3 5 gal...
Posted in thread: No start on octoberfest on 03-05-2014 at 02:06 AM
So when the yeast gets here should I try aerating again or just pitch right on top?
Posted in thread: No start on octoberfest on 03-04-2014 at 11:55 PM
I'm hoping two days. I just ordered 4 packs. I also just got a reading,,, it's at 1.70. Not
sure how it got higher,,,, so I will not open it again,, You think three more days is still ok.
Posted in thread: No start on octoberfest on 03-04-2014 at 11:39 PM
Ok,, so I had come to the conclusion that I under pitched but I thought I would have seen
something. And I didn't think I was that far under. Ok. So if it'll hold I'll order three more
packs since sta...
Posted in thread: No start on octoberfest on 03-04-2014 at 11:11 PM
I had a typo,, wyeast 2633. I wasn't to concerned as I have read a lot of lagering has slow
starts but most say there should be yeast foam on the surface and mine is clean.
Posted in thread: No start on octoberfest on 03-04-2014 at 10:49 PM
So I used a Midwest extract kit for octoberfest . I was carefull and sterile on everything that
touched my beer. I used the wyeast 2630 smack PAC which never swelled( but I read that's not a
Posted in thread: Welch's Grape Juice Wine on 02-17-2014 at 09:12 PM
My first attempt at 2gallons wine resulted in making 7 of top ten mistakes but ended at sg
close to 1.0. Racked off twice 30 days each, I bottled today and tasted a sample of the grape,
tasted pretty ...
Posted in thread: Quick racking question on 01-31-2014 at 11:28 PM
Am I correct in understanding that the secondary is very minor fermentation s and safe to air
lock or plug? I have two one gallon glass jugs that have been in racked once a week for last
three weeks. ...
Posted in thread: General introduction & Quick question on 01-12-2014 at 08:32 PM
So my fermentation is very active, my Rubbermaid anti spill box is wrapped in a heating blanket
to help temp stay up in my basement.. This morning my temp was at 90*, still very active but
I've read t...
Posted in thread: Welch's Grape Juice Wine on 01-12-2014 at 02:28 AM
So I readjusted my sugar and cam to a realization that I just boiled my sugars till they
dissolved. Later I've read that boiling 5 min. Changes the molecular structure. So does that
just make it easie...