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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-11-2012, 04:02 PM
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Posted By hsmith80
To all of you people doubting teenagers on here:...

To all of you people doubting teenagers on here: I am 19 years old and have been researching brewing for the last two years. (Largely taste testing finer beers). Nobody introduced me to home brewing....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-11-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By hsmith80
So you're saying my brew might just be stuck at...

So you're saying my brew might just be stuck at that gravity indefinitely because it may actually be done? Because I don't want to waste money, but if there is a way to fix it and finalize the brew...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-11-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By hsmith80
Wow. You're like a homebrew god hahaha. Ok so i...

Wow. You're like a homebrew god hahaha. Ok so i have just a couple more questions. My current brew is doing nothing so are you saying make a starter, wait till high krausen, and then add more or...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By hsmith80
Ok awesome! Thanks so much for the help and...

Ok awesome! Thanks so much for the help and hopefully I can salvage this brew! Worst case scenario, it's just a weak porter, but still beer haha. Just wondering, have you ever done anything like this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By hsmith80
Thanks! Should I perhaps increase the temp to Low...

Thanks! Should I perhaps increase the temp to Low 70s to encourage the yeast? Also I double checked and yes, it was around 1.020-1.025
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By hsmith80
Mainly I don't know what the optimal yeast for...

Mainly I don't know what the optimal yeast for this type of thing would be, and should I just follow whatever instructions for a yeast starter I can find online? And what do you mean by high krausen?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By hsmith80
Hahahaha true. Yeah I think I may end up having...

Hahahaha true. Yeah I think I may end up having to do that. And you're spot in with the o.g. Btw. All of that sounds good, and I vaguely know what it all means, but once again I'm pretty new to this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By hsmith80
Stalled brew. Help!

Okay so I'm new to this, and after acquiring some further information thanks to unionrdr, it appears I may have stalled my own brew. Rather than taking hydrometer readings on a White House honey...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By hsmith80
Okay I will. If I need to add more yeast will I...

Okay I will. If I need to add more yeast will I need to add more stuff to ferment as well or since it hasn't finished fermenting could I simply add yeast. I just wonder since there is no longer a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By hsmith80
Also, this may be a totally absurd notion, but do...

Also, this may be a totally absurd notion, but do you think I could maybe add a little more yeast? I mean I know I could add more but I don't know if it would do anything. Because I don't have as...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By hsmith80
Damn. Well that kinda sucks. But at least now I...

Damn. Well that kinda sucks. But at least now I know! It's only my second batch so I'm hoping to get a lot better at this. Thanks for your help though. I just thought that since I saw no active...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By hsmith80
So would it be advisable to double check my...

So would it be advisable to double check my reading and if it is in fact 1.025, just wait a while and take another reading in a week or so? My only concern is that not a lot of the yeast or...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By hsmith80
I'll read it again when I get home. Because this...

I'll read it again when I get home. Because this is really bugging me. But assuming 1.025 is right, do you have any ideas of why it may be so low?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By hsmith80
Maybe I'm reading the wrong scale. I'm really new...

Maybe I'm reading the wrong scale. I'm really new at this and 1.25 doesn't really make sense
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By hsmith80
Yeah I've been using that scale. Maybe I plugged...

Yeah I've been using that scale. Maybe I plugged it in wrong, but I tried an online one and it was weird. It said I had -299% ABV or something. Northern brewer gave me 1.054 as my o.g. I forgot to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By hsmith80
ABV concern

I racked my White House Honey Porter to secondary on Sunday. I kept it at 68 degrees Fahrenheit in primary for two entire weeks as instructed. When I racked to secondary I took a hydrometer reading...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-04-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By hsmith80
Thanks guys! Yeah I'm gonna let it sit for at...

Thanks guys! Yeah I'm gonna let it sit for at least a few more days. I was just wondering do you think the clarifying process would be sped up since the whole fermentation was?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-04-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By hsmith80
Safe to bottle?

Hey guys, I started brewing a batch of Caribou Slobber 11 days ago. Being new to home brewing and not paying attention I put my carbon in an environment that was about 78 degrees. (well above ideal,...
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