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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2012, 02:41 PM
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Posted By PCharles
My batch is 6 gallons. My last batch, which was a...

My batch is 6 gallons. My last batch, which was a European Lager, was way over carbinated. I lost 3 bottles and I had a heck of a time drinking it as I had to pour over into a pitcher to degass...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2012, 02:08 PM
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Posted By PCharles
Suggested Priming Volume for Wheat Beer

Hey folks, I've been fermenting a Muntons Wheat Beer. I added a bag of DME also at the beginning of fermentation. I't been two weeks now and has finished fermentation. I went to the primer calculator...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2012, 04:10 PM
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Posted By PCharles
Thanks for the information. So if I did extend...

Thanks for the information. So if I did extend primary fermentation to 3 weeks, the yeast would still respond to priming sugar, but would leave a lighter yeast sediment? That would be great and I'll...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2012, 02:18 PM
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Posted By PCharles
I use a 6 gallon primary fermenter. When you talk...

I use a 6 gallon primary fermenter. When you talk about keeping your brew in the fermenter for 3 weeks, are you using a plastic bucket? I also have several 6 gallon carboys. I was concerned about...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2012, 01:52 PM
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Posted By PCharles
Thanks, all good suggestions.

Thanks, all good suggestions.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2012, 01:13 PM
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Posted By PCharles
Yeast in Bottom of Bottles

Recently I bottled my second no boil kit. This one was Mintons Connoisseurs IPA Bitter kit. I've noticed that there is heavy yeast sediment in the bottom of my bottles. While making the kit, I did...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-12-2012, 03:18 PM
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Posted By PCharles
I'm new to beer berwing as well. I've purchased a...

I'm new to beer berwing as well. I've purchased a case of 12 oz bottles (24 for about 10 bucks) and 3 cases of 22 oz bottles (12 for about 10 bucks). I also found the bottle of American Champagne (24...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-01-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By PCharles
If you've over acidified one batch, you can blend...

If you've over acidified one batch, you can blend some of it with other wines. The good news is that you will need very little sulfite to protect it.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-01-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By PCharles
It sounds to me like you are measuring TA or...

It sounds to me like you are measuring TA or Total Acid. I've used this type of kit before. You add the buffer until the solution turns blue or purple. This is why it is rather difficult to use with...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-01-2012, 04:03 PM
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Posted By PCharles
Thanks, That's good to know. The champagne that I...

Thanks, That's good to know. The champagne that I had was Korbel, which is a California Champagne.

Next time I brew I'll fill it up.

Thanks,
PCharles
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-01-2012, 03:09 PM
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Posted By PCharles
Beer in a Champagne Bottle

Last night being New Years, my wife and I shared a lovely bottle of Champagne. This morning, while cleaning up, I noticed that there is a lip on the Champagne bottle similar to that of a beer bottle....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By PCharles
William, 5 may be too much, but the 0.6 seems to...

William, 5 may be too much, but the 0.6 seems to be too little. That's what the style calculator says to do. The instruction sheet that comes with the kit is closer to your suggestion, 3 oz per 6...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By PCharles
Thanks William and Pablo, William, you...

Thanks William and Pablo,

William, you indicate you use 5 oz of sugar with 5 gallon. Paplo, it appears you have taken your volume from the calculator if I'm not mistaken. I belive you used the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By PCharles
Priming Sugar Help

Hi all,

I have 6 gallons of Muntons Premium Bitter which is nearing completion of fermentation. I will be bottling this in a mix of 12 oz and 22 oz bottles.

Volume

6 Gallons = 768 oz = 48...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By PCharles
Thanks Bensiff, that's good information to know.

Thanks Bensiff, that's good information to know.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By PCharles
Hugh, right now I'm on my second no boil kit. I'm...

Hugh, right now I'm on my second no boil kit. I'm just about through with fermentation and would not bother adjusting pH with a kit like that. I hope to move to partial mash soon and hopefully all...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By PCharles
As a wine maker, I mostly use acid blend (...

As a wine maker, I mostly use acid blend ( citric, malic and tartaric). I have nice Hana pHep 5 pH meter. I also would use K-Carbonate to raise the pH. When you mention beer salts, what particular...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By PCharles
pH Buffer

Recently I watched a video of a fellow brewing beer on YouTube. He indicated that he uses a pH Buffer to his all grain brew. I've not seen much discussion of buffering products with beer making from...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By PCharles
Yeast Nutrient and Yeast Energizer

From my wine making experience, I regularly use yeast nutrient and yeast energizer with all my fermenting wines. Are either of these products suggested during beer fermentation?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-19-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By PCharles
I was thinking of doing a search or starting a...

I was thinking of doing a search or starting a new thread with my question. Perhaps your potential stuck fermentation may be an appropriate place to raise this question.

As a wine maker, I always...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,533
Posted By PCharles
After two weeks I gave up on the hydrometer and...

After two weeks I gave up on the hydrometer and bottled the beer. I made sure all the bottles are in a plastic toat so as to contain any beer blast. I figured if I ketp testing with my hydromter,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By PCharles
Thanks fellow fermenters! I've learned something...

Thanks fellow fermenters! I've learned something today and that is good. If you have a favorite source for grains and or extracts, please pass it on.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By PCharles
Thanks for all the feedback guys. I was...

Thanks for all the feedback guys.

I was wondering if the DME and LME contain most of the sugar for a recipe/procedure such as this?

Recently I attended a national learn to brew event. 4 guys...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By PCharles
Thanks Seabass

Thanks Seabass
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By PCharles
Bill, Hope this link works. NorCal...

Bill,

Hope this link works.

NorCal Brewing Solutions (http://www.norcalbrewingsolutions.com/store/)

There is a link to their recipes.

I have a copy of the procedure and it is pretty...
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