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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2012, 11:29 PM
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Posted By mattymc
Is this yeast cake yeastsy enough?

I bottled my Cream Ale the other day and was surprised when I noticed how light the yeast cake was. I'm used to having a good layer of white across the entire bottom of the carboy.

Is this normal?...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-11-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By mattymc
Awesome thanks guys!

Awesome thanks guys!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-11-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By mattymc
Cleaning Bottles

Hey Guys,

In a few days I will be doing my first bottling in a long while. I have all the gear for sanitizing the bottles (vinator/bottle tree) but I will be using old 650ml beer bottles I have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-10-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By mattymc
I initially wanted it in the secondary for two...

I initially wanted it in the secondary for two weeks (not sure why -- to age it? I usually found when I brewed a few years ago that longer was usually better).

Is there a big difference in waiting...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-10-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By mattymc
Dry Hopped to early?

Hey Guys,

I am doing a Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale Clone and I have a few questions.

We brewed this up on Nov 22 and racked it to the secondary on Dec 05. When we racked to the secondary we...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By mattymc
Thanks for the help guys! I didn't put any water...

Thanks for the help guys! I didn't put any water in, just left it as is.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By mattymc
Ah damn OK :) The O.G. was 1.060.

Ah damn OK :)

The O.G. was 1.060.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By mattymc
Thanks for the help!! Ok I should add water?...

Thanks for the help!!

Ok I should add water? How much do you think I should add? What happens if I dont? just a stronger beer?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By mattymc
Rack or wait?

I am about to rack my beer from primary to secondary. It has been a week and we got everything sanitized and ready then we did the gravity test.

2 days ago the gravity was 101.5 and now it is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By mattymc
Here is the recipe we used. Shaftebury Cream...

Here is the recipe we used.

Shaftebury Cream Ale - O.G. - 1.042
6lb 10 oz pale malt extract
4 oz carapils malt
5 oz British crystal malt
4 oz chocolate malt
1 oz willamette \1/2 oz cascade...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By mattymc
Low SG??

I started a cream ale a week and half ago. The Og was 1042 when I added to the primary. I just did a check before I racked to the secondary and it is at 1009. Does that make sense? Isn't that low?
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Forum: General Techniques 11-27-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,073
Posted By mattymc
I dont have a big fridge or garage but I want to...

I dont have a big fridge or garage but I want to cold crash. Could I just put it outside for the last two days? My temp is around 37f outside. Maybe put a tarp over it to block the sun?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By mattymc
Thanks a lot for the help guys. What is the...

Thanks a lot for the help guys. What is the science behind the airlock?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By mattymc
This is my Primary. It just has a normal lid....

This is my Primary. It just has a normal lid. When I got it years ago the instructions provided with the kit only had a process that required moving to the secondary at around 5-7 days (when OG...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By mattymc
Primary / Secondary Gear

Hey guys,

I am just getting back into brewing and I have a question about my gear.

In my old kit I have a primary and secondary. It seems like people here mostly only use a primary and the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By mattymc
I know this is an old post but does someone know...

I know this is an old post but does someone know what he meant by "bulk condition"? Does it mean longer than 4 weeks? I am really interested in the practical scenarios where a carboy is needed.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By mattymc
Hey! I am pretty new to brewing and I have a...

Hey!

I am pretty new to brewing and I have a related question.

I have only done brews with a primary and secondary. For the people using just the primary, are you using just a basic primary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,057
Posted By mattymc
Wow ok. Thanks for the info! So you can you...

Wow ok. Thanks for the info!

So you can you use JUST a carboy? Doesn't that make it hard to pitch the yeast through the little spout? :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,057
Posted By mattymc
Hey Guys, I am a pretty new brewer. I did...

Hey Guys,

I am a pretty new brewer. I did some brewing a few years back but it was a fully prepared malt extract (just add yeast). I just recently got back into it and moved to Extract/Grain.
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