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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 02:58 PM
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Unfortunately, it didn't work. The aprocot c...

Unfortunately, it didn't work. The aprocot c infected the beer and I had to dump it. Fortunately, I only experimented with 2 gallons instead of 5.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-14-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Marathon06
Thanks. I made sure there was no sulfur dioxide....

Thanks. I made sure there was no sulfur dioxide. I'm giving it a try.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-13-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Marathon06
Turkish Apricots

anyone ever use organic Turkish apricots in secondary? If so, how did the beer turn out? I'm thinking of trying it but not the entire batch, just 1-2 gallons and also wondering how much I should...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By Marathon06
How long is too long to mash?

To make a long story short, I brewed a pumpkin ale this weekend and ended mashing for about 2 hours. Is that going to somehow harm the beer?
Forum: Cider Forum 06-09-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Marathon06
I called the distributer and asked. They said it...

I called the distributer and asked. They said it was heat pasteurized.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-09-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Marathon06
It's ok but not great. I'm giving it more time,...

It's ok but not great. I'm giving it more time, at least two more months. The carbonation level is very low. I guess I can't complain, I feel I messed around with it so much by using two types of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By Marathon06
Spices

Do spices in beer get stronger or weaker or stay the same over time? I made a Belgian Wit and there is a bit too much coriander for my taste. Will the taste mellow out over time or will the spice...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Marathon06
Sorry for the cryptic posts...typing on the phone...

Sorry for the cryptic posts...typing on the phone sucks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Marathon06
That is exactly what I was trying to do, keep it...

That is exactly what I was trying to do, keep it at the low range or below the low range bit 64 seemed too low. I was o.ly going to bump up the temp a couple degrees to 66-68 but totally spaced and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Marathon06
I have a thermometer strip in the bucket so the...

I have a thermometer strip in the bucket so the 72 degrees is the temp of the beer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Marathon06
No harm no foul, I hope....???

I began day 6 of fermentation today. Brewing a pale ale using WL Burton Ale Yeast. Optimum fermentation temp is 68-73 degrees. Pitched at 70ish and the temp stayed around 71-72 for the first 24...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-29-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Marathon06
Great, because I already used a bucket!!!

Great, because I already used a bucket!!!
Forum: Cider Forum 02-29-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Marathon06
can I use a bucket for cider?

I saw some threads in the beginner brew section that said you have to use glass carboy for cider and you shouldn't use a bucket, but no one said why. Is this true, and if so why?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Marathon06
how long before kegging?

I just got a kegerator and am wondering how long I need to wait and condition the beer before tapping a keg. Do I need to wait several weeks after fermentation is complete to allow for conditioning...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-07-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Marathon06
Yes, that is how I did it with the cider but the...

Yes, that is how I did it with the cider but the package was unopened when I added to the cider. Thanks for your thoughts. I won't sweat it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-06-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Marathon06
yeast nutrients

I bought yeast nutrient for a cider and have so much left I am using it in my beer. I added the nutrient directly into the carboy when I pitched the yeast and was ttold later I should have put it in...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-31-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Marathon06
bottling

Do you bottle cider the same as beer, in beer bottles with regular bottle caps?
Forum: Cider Forum 01-31-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Marathon06
I hear a smight fizz and see a small amount of...

I hear a smight fizz and see a small amount of krousen firming. I'll relax :-)
Forum: Cider Forum 01-30-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Marathon06
It is in a bucket so I can't see what is going on...

It is in a bucket so I can't see what is going on unless I POP the lid.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-30-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Marathon06
No signs of fermentation

I had my first attempt at Apple cider this weekend. Saturday I pitched a vial of Whit Labs liquid champagne yeast into 5 gallons of Sprouts Farmers Market fresh pressed organic apple juice and two...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By Marathon06
Just about every Kolsch recipe I have seen...

Just about every Kolsch recipe I have seen recommends lagering after you reach FG.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By Marathon06
Kolsch Lagering, to rack or not to rack?

I'm Lagering a kolsck for a couple weeks. Fermentation completed quickly in about 3-days. After 7-10 days I plan to lager a couple weeks. Since it will only be in the bucket 3-4 weeks do I need to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Marathon06
I can get it to 37, is that close enough?

I can get it to 37, is that close enough?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Marathon06
Kolsch Lagering

I'm fermenting at ale temp then want to Lagering but don't have the space. Can I lager in the keg?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By Marathon06
whoohoo, airlock activity!!! Thanks for keeping...

whoohoo, airlock activity!!! Thanks for keeping me from doing something stupid!
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