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Posted in thread: Will beer carbonate faster with more yeast? on 05-21-2014 at 03:12 AM
If more yeast was transferred to the bottling bucket then yes, it will carb faster. You will
also have more yeast sediment in your bottles though. You can check them out a week at a time
and see where...
Posted in thread: Newbie questions on 04-25-2014 at 04:23 AM
1) Since you just bought a new fermenter, just a rinse to get the dust out will be fine, but
make sure to sanitize with star-san or something similar. After fermenting is done, use PBW
before your nex...
Posted in thread: How do YOU bottle aged big beers? on 04-23-2014 at 04:48 AM
I'm always afraid of yeast dropping out, so I'll bottle after 4 weeks, then age as long as
necessary. If you go over that, I'm sure there will still be enough yeast to carbonate your
beer, but adding ...
Posted in thread: What's wrong here? on 04-22-2014 at 03:35 AM
I've found that when I get muddled beers it's because I'm trying to get creative with my
recipe. Keeping it simple usually alleviates muddled flavors. You may find that a SMaSH beer
with less hops may...
Posted in thread: Also have low carbonation on 04-22-2014 at 03:07 AM
Regular 12oz bottles? Normal caps? Possibly a leak? Head retention has to do with the proteins.
Was it an extract? If you used irish moss or whirfloc you could have dropped out some proteins.
Posted in thread: What's wrong here? on 04-22-2014 at 02:59 AM
What do your IPAs taste like? Why do they taste off? Your process and ingredients would help
Posted in thread: Help with Higher than expected SG on 04-20-2014 at 05:26 AM
Yeah add water till you get your target SG. You can use a brewing calculator like the BrewBot
app to do this. Then take out the same amount of wort as the amount of water you added to get
back down to...
Posted in thread: BJCP carbonation guidelines on 04-20-2014 at 04:11 AM
I'm curious about this question as well and there wasn't really a clear answer. Any other
thoughts on the volumes of co2 per carbonation description.
Posted in thread: Kegging most of my first beer, but bottling a few on 04-14-2014 at 02:18 AM
Don't use priming sugar. Use carb tabs. I use the ones that look like cough drops. They make
the perfect carbonation. I have done this a few times and works really well. Just make sure to
flood your k...
Posted in thread: Another Over Carbonated bottle thread on 04-13-2014 at 09:50 PM
No problem, just curious. So you were able to fix yours after it was carbed? Any levels of