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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-30-2013, 04:38 PM
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Posted By welker85
I went ahead and just bottled it yesterday.. I'm...

I went ahead and just bottled it yesterday.. I'm still kind of weary about the somewhat sour smell / taste, but am hoping it will disappear after a few weeks in the bottles. I was so very careful...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2013, 07:16 PM
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Posted By welker85
What about the corn sugar I have dissolved in...

What about the corn sugar I have dissolved in water that's been sitting in the fridge.. it'll have been there about two weeks before I bottle, is that okay?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 05:54 PM
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Posted By welker85
That's correct, sorry. The corn SUGAR (:))...

That's correct, sorry. The corn SUGAR (:)) hasn't been added to the beer yet -- it's sitting in my fridge while I let the beer try to ferment a bit more.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 03:38 AM
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Posted By welker85
I think the yeast is healthy enough -- like I...

I think the yeast is healthy enough -- like I said, I still taste some sour / sweetness, and I'm thinking it might be from sugars that haven't been fermented yet.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 03:21 AM
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Posted By welker85
It was dry yeast -- Windsor Ale yeast.

It was dry yeast -- Windsor Ale yeast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-25-2013, 09:33 PM
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Posted By welker85
Yeah, this is my first time ever using a...

Yeah, this is my first time ever using a secondary -- I was just following the recipe provided by my local homebrew store, which actually just seems to be almost the exact same as the official white...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-25-2013, 09:16 PM
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Posted By welker85
Using a hydrometer placed inside of a thief.

Using a hydrometer placed inside of a thief.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-25-2013, 08:55 PM
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Posted By welker85
White House Honey Ale Issues

Hello all,

Three weeks ago I racked my White House Honey Ale into my secondary 5g carboy. The recipe I'm using says to ferment the beer for 14 days in the secondary, and you should get a FG of...
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By welker85
I just talked to my local home brewer store, and...

I just talked to my local home brewer store, and was told that leaving beer in your primary fermenter after the gravity has stopped changing will actually PRODUCE off flavors instead of eliminating...
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By welker85
Now I understand why it should be in the bottle...

Now I understand why it should be in the bottle for 3 weeks to properly carbonate, but why does it necessarily have to be 3 weeks in the fermenter, if I can just cold crash it when the gravity stops...
Forum: General Techniques 12-11-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By welker85
I thought the priming sugar would be the main...

I thought the priming sugar would be the main means of creating carbonation during conditioning, and not from leftover yeast?

Also, if I were to cold crash it, should I rack it into my bottling...
Forum: General Techniques 12-11-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By welker85
Wow, thanks everyone for all the advice and words...

Wow, thanks everyone for all the advice and words of wisdom! Really friendly forum you guys got going here. Although a little overwhelming, I really appreciate it.

So I understand that what I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By welker85
I talked to a guy at my local home brewer store,...

I talked to a guy at my local home brewer store, and he was highly against using a bottling bucket as a fermenter (the kit I purchased came with a bottling bucket that was advertised as a fermenter...
Forum: General Techniques 12-11-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By welker85
Well, the recipe doesn't call for a secondary,...

Well, the recipe doesn't call for a secondary, and after many hours of poking around the forums today it seems that secondaries aren't really recommended unless you're doing something special like...
Forum: General Techniques 12-11-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,670
Posted By welker85
So I shouldn't cold crash my primary before...

So I shouldn't cold crash my primary before siphoning it into my bottling bucket and bottling?

Also, is there any advantage to letting the beer stay in the primary even after fermentation has...
Forum: General Techniques 12-10-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,670
Posted By welker85
What do you mean "at 54 pts" exactly? And to...

What do you mean "at 54 pts" exactly? And to measure the gravity now, do I just take the lid off of the primary and take a sample with my thief and do it that way, or is there some sort of special...
Forum: General Techniques 12-10-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By welker85
Yeah, looking at the calculator, 2 vials actually...

Yeah, looking at the calculator, 2 vials actually seems to be closer to what it should've been.. OG having been 1.054 and the amount being 5.5 gal (recipe called for 2 gal of water for the wort and...
Forum: General Techniques 12-10-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By welker85
I'm not quite sure when the first bubble was, but...

I'm not quite sure when the first bubble was, but I would have to guess a couple of hours or so? This was yesterday, on Sunday. The recipe calls for the yeast to be pitched at around 65-75 degrees,...
Forum: General Techniques 12-10-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,670
Posted By welker85
Double the yeast to increase fermentation? Secondary required?

Hey all,

Please bear with me as I'm a "brewbie" and this is my first time posting here.

I visited my local brewer on Saturday with the intent of brewing a beer in time for a family Christmas...
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