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Posted in thread: uncarbonated beer on 02-23-2008 at 01:38 AM
Check the temp of the storage area, you want it to be 60-70F for Ale. I'm not sure about the
dishwasher. Even with no soap you may get Jet-Dry residue (if you use Jet-Dry). I'd think that
with poor sa...
Posted in thread: uncarbonated beer on 02-23-2008 at 12:51 AM
What temperature are you storing your bottles at? Did your successful batches happen to be
during warmer weather?It could be that the temp is too low for proper conditioning.that's a
good question. i'...
Posted in thread: uncarbonated beer on 02-23-2008 at 12:26 AM
i am on my sixth batch of beer. i'm not quite a novice, but i'm certainly still learning. i
have had a recurring problem in my last two batches. both times the beers failed to carbonate.i
usually buy ...
Posted in thread: When to go from Primary to Secondary (If at all) on 12-27-2007 at 11:34 PM
one thing that has happened to me when i transferred to a secondary is a complete lack of
carbonation in my beer once it's bottled. if you don't get it into the secondary at the right
time, you'll end...
Posted in thread: Is it okay to boil the hops in a grain bag? on 08-24-2006 at 05:32 PM
sweet idea. what do you do with the bags? throw them out? or do you clean them in the
dishwasher/washing machine?it is a nice idea, but i'm nervous about having ONE MORE THING TO
Posted in thread: lagering an ale on 08-22-2006 at 05:54 PM
well, i was using dried ale yeast from nottingham, which has always seemed to be a pretty
robust yeast. my guess is that it will probably take a bit longer to carbonate than usual, but
that the job wi...
Posted in thread: lagering an ale on 08-22-2006 at 04:59 PM
well, you guys spooked me into warming up my beer last night. it's probably the right thing to
do, but i've also been doing some research on the style of beer i am attempting to emulate --
Posted in thread: Does this SG seem too low? on 08-22-2006 at 02:36 PM
no matter what your hydrometer says, you KNOW how much sugar you put into the wort. trust your
own perception of the situation, not the reading of your instruments.
Posted in thread: lagering an ale on 08-21-2006 at 08:26 PM
i've had it in cold storage for about three days now. i'm going to ride it out at this
temperature for about a week, then slowly bring it back to room temperature. once that is
acheived, i will prime ...
Posted in thread: lagering an ale on 08-21-2006 at 02:50 PM
is there any benefit to lagering an ale? i've got an ale that i decided to put into a chiller
after a one week fermentation in the primary and a second week of very slow fermentation in the