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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2013, 03:08 PM
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Posted By jmuman703
Thanks for all the responses! Luckily I let them...

Thanks for all the responses! Luckily I let them sit for about an hour (after marking which ones were loose) and came back and tested a few and they were tight as can be. Maybe it has something to do...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2013, 02:20 AM
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I am using a wing crimper. I have had this happen...

I am using a wing crimper. I have had this happen before and things were fine but never on such a large scale. Almost half of the batch is like this. I am hoping that it is fine. Keep your fingers...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2013, 01:55 AM
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Posted By jmuman703
Bottling issue

Hi all!

I have a question about bottling. I just bottled and capped all my bottles (standard brown non screwtop bottles) and I am noticing that my caps aren't on really tight. What I mean is that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By jmuman703
Yeast was pitched at about 70 degrees. Maybe...

Yeast was pitched at about 70 degrees. Maybe slightly higher but nothing crazy and it is currently sitting at a temp of about 67. I was having trouble chilling the wort and I was afraid of letting...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By jmuman703
Wonderful! This is one of those situations where...

Wonderful! This is one of those situations where you know the protocol but you are worried with reality. I am just happy to hear that others have experienced this so I know I haven't ruined a whole...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By jmuman703
Wonderful! Thanks again for the advice and the...

Wonderful! Thanks again for the advice and the quick responses!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By jmuman703
Thanks for the quick response! I used an sl-05...

Thanks for the quick response! I used an sl-05 yeast to try and keep the flavor profile neutral to allow the specialty grains and hops to come through. My plan is to let it go for two weeks just to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By jmuman703
Fermentation question

I am brewing a brewers best kit for an octoberfest beer. It was supposed to be brewed a lager but I don't have the equipment for that. I used an ale yeast instead, I know the flavor will be different...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-22-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By jmuman703
Sorry the bottles are sitting at 69 degrees and...

Sorry the bottles are sitting at 69 degrees and it will be 21 days tomorrow. I had one tonight and it feels better as far as carb goes. I don't know but I'm gunna keep my fingers crossed it gets...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By jmuman703
Hey guys so three weeks will be tomorrow. The...

Hey guys so three weeks will be tomorrow. The main issue is that it doesn't have that bright carb of a hefe. It has more of a creamy mouthfeel like an English ale. I want it to be very effervescent...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2012, 06:30 PM
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Views: 1,175
Posted By jmuman703
Ok well I will do a double test. I will put some...

Ok well I will do a double test. I will put some of the beer Ina. Warmer place for 5 days or so to see if that ups the carb and I will put a few in the fridge for 5 days and see if that ups the carb....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-19-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By jmuman703
Haha I know. I am excited since this is my first...

Haha I know. I am excited since this is my first homebrew. The guide said two weeks in the bottles but I suppose it will continue to carbonate over time. I am gunna put them in a warmer area and give...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-19-2012, 06:08 PM
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Views: 243
Posted By jmuman703
Ok thanks for the help! That is what I am going...

Ok thanks for the help! That is what I am going to do then. I will give the beer a little bit more time in a slightly warmer area of the house.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-19-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By jmuman703
Hmm that could be my problem then. It hasn't been...

Hmm that could be my problem then. It hasn't been three weeks and I have the beer stored in my basement and it tends to be a constant 68 degrees so slightly colder than the "70 or above." maybe I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-19-2012, 05:56 PM
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Views: 243
Posted By jmuman703
Low carbonation

Hey all!

Just brewed my first homebrew (a Bavarian hefe) and I am having low carbonation in the bottle. It is mildly carbonated but it has no head and not the carbonation you would expect from a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By jmuman703
Low carbonation from bottles.

Hey all!

Just brewed my first homebrew (a Bavarian hefe) and I am having low carbonation in the bottle. It is mildly carbonated but it has no head and not the carbonation you would expect from a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By jmuman703
I appreciate your response Carson. I think your...

I appreciate your response Carson. I think your advice is pretty spot on with what I was thinking. I am doing my extract kits and I was planning on doing extracts for a while and slowly incorporate...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By jmuman703
Ok I am glad to hear that you can make good beer...

Ok I am glad to hear that you can make good beer either way. I just wanted to ask because I can see the benefits of using extract but I wanted to make sure that I wasn't shorting myself by not going...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By jmuman703
Not trolling just new to brewing. I will look...

Not trolling just new to brewing. I will look into those suggestions you made.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By jmuman703
Extract vs. Grain

Hi all. What are peoples thoughts about extract vs. partial or all grain? Is one better than the other?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,484
Posted By jmuman703
Thanks Meta! I know what I'm brewing next!

Thanks Meta! I know what I'm brewing next!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By jmuman703
Interesting. Maybe I'll bake them next time. I'm...

Interesting. Maybe I'll bake them next time. I'm really just looking for the fastest but most effective way of sanitizing bottles. As I said earlier though, the beer is already resting in its...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,484
Posted By jmuman703
Hey evol Would you be able to point me to...

Hey evol

Would you be able to point me to that recipe? I have always wanted to brew a two hearted clone!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-01-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By jmuman703
Ok interesting. I may be in trouble. It's been in...

Ok interesting. I may be in trouble. It's been in primary for three weeks and i only took two readings. One was 1.020 and 6 days later it was 1.015. I might have jumped the gun a bit. I was excited....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-01-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By jmuman703
Hey guys! I just bottled my bavarian weissbier. I...

Hey guys! I just bottled my bavarian weissbier. I was a little unnerved because my final gravity was a little higher than the recipe says. However my starting gravity was equally as high. Starting og...
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