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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-03-2011, 07:09 PM
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They sat at 70 degrees for about a week and a...

They sat at 70 degrees for about a week and a half, which according to the book I've been using (The Complete Joy of Home Brewing) is more than enough time to carbonate.
But they require 3-4 weeks...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2011, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Legions
I used the 5 oz. bag that came with the kit,...

I used the 5 oz. bag that came with the kit, mixed it with 0.5 liters of water (as instructed by 'The Complete Joy of Home Brewing') and brought it to a boil.
I then added it to the bottom of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2011, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Legions
flat beer

I have brewed four batches of beer up until now, my problem is that my last two batches (Imperial Mild and Waldo Lake Amber, both from Northern Brewer) have been flat, with almost no carbonation.
I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Legions
i'll let you know if i try it. i need to decide...

i'll let you know if i try it. i need to decide between that and this - http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/smashing-pumpkin-ale-extract-kit-2.html
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Legions
nice man. is it something that i should brew...

nice man. is it something that i should brew quick to enjoy for myself this winter?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Legions
blow off tube and airlock are essentially the...

blow off tube and airlock are essentially the same thing. and as far as the other question, they sent the wrong bung and i'm not paying shipping for one little piece of rubber. i'll get it as soon as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Legions
blow off tube question

can i use a blow off tube on my secondary if i don't have the proper bung for an airlock on a Better Bottle?

also, should i worry about oxidation because of the extra air space in a six gallon BB...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-02-2010, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Legions
is my six gallon BB ok for secondary? some people...

is my six gallon BB ok for secondary? some people have expressed concern for oxidizing of the beer because of so much space at the top.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Legions
glass carboy or better bottle?

I just bought a 6 gallon better bottle and am wondering if i made the right choice between the glass carboy and the better bottle. i know it's all personal preference, but was wondering what other...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-01-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Legions
i'll definitely be getting another recipe kit...

i'll definitely be getting another recipe kit from NB, satisfied with them so far (we'll see what happens with the end result!), but all of the malt in this recipe kit was dry malt, no syrup, so i...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-01-2010, 09:39 PM
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Views: 230
Posted By Legions
would adding too much water be the most likely...

would adding too much water be the most likely cause? i don't think that that's what i did, but seeing as how i'm new to brewing i'm not too sure what variables can affect the OG.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-01-2010, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Legions
i actually steeped the grains 5 minutes longer...

i actually steeped the grains 5 minutes longer than the 20 minutes that was instructed.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-01-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Legions
Low O.G. on my second batch

I brewed a 5 gallon batch of Imperial Mild (from Northern Brewer) which is supposed to have an original gravity of 1.062. My hydrometer read 1.058.

What could be causing this? Is this something I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Legions
what will a quick fermentation cause? anything...

what will a quick fermentation cause? anything noticeable?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2010, 06:14 PM
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Views: 821
Posted By Legions
the main reason i was wondering was that the...

the main reason i was wondering was that the instructions i used didn't stress aerating much and i was wondering if i should aerate more, though the wort's been in the fermenter now for 16 hours
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2010, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Legions
I was reading in the Homebrew Digest that its...

I was reading in the Homebrew Digest that its good to aerate it a second time on the second day of fermentation.
"The best time to introduce oxygen into the wort is on the second day of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2010, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Legions
thanks, that's kind of what i was thinking but i...

thanks, that's kind of what i was thinking but i wanted to get some input.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Legions
My First Brew: True Brew Amber

I decided to go with a True Brew Amber Ingredient kit for my first brew, i put the wort in the fermenter last night around 8:45 p.m. and when i returned home at 4:00 a.m. (about seven hours later)...
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