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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-08-2012, 11:50 PM
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Posted By jingleheimer76
just a couple grains.

I just dumped out the champagne yeast on a clean plate and picked up about 2 grains (maybe 3 or 4 for the bombers in the batch). At that much alcohol, I wasn't too worried about contamination. It...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-08-2012, 11:34 PM
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Posted By jingleheimer76
Secondary Fermentation?

OK, here's the situation:

Last year, I brewed a barley wine. 1 week in primary; 5 weeks in secondary. Came in at ~9.5% ABV. Bottled with some corn sugar. 6 weeks later it had ZERO carbonation (but...
Forum: Brewing Software 02-21-2012, 03:10 AM
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Posted By jingleheimer76
Brewing software?

Hey so I've never used Beersmith or anything like that but http://beercalculus.hopville.com/ seems pretty good.

My question is: what am I missing by using the free online software?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-14-2011, 01:01 PM
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Posted By jingleheimer76
Revvy, thanks for the explanation. You bring up...

Revvy, thanks for the explanation. You bring up some benefits I hadn't thought of. I'm still a little unclear on the reason why the yeast are stressed out though. Wouldn't they just reproduce until...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-14-2011, 12:45 AM
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Posted By jingleheimer76
Why do yeast starters help?

Yeast gets into the wort. It each sugars and reproduces. When the yeast runs out of oxygen and sugar, then it flocculates and goes to sleep at the bottom of my carboy.

When I make a starter, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2011, 02:02 AM
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Posted By jingleheimer76
yup, added 3/4 cups of priming sugar to the 5...

yup, added 3/4 cups of priming sugar to the 5 gallon batch . . . which usually means plenty of bubbly deliciousness . . .
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2011, 01:49 AM
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Posted By jingleheimer76
no or low carbonation flat beer

So I brewed a barley wine which I bottled after 10 days in the primary and another 26 in the secondary. FG was 1.028 and ABV is 9.6%.

I've waited 5 weeks (and agitated the bottles some) but just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jingleheimer76
yest from secondary fermenter

I've poured wort onto the yeast cake left in my primary before, and it worked great. Now, I want to know if I can use the yeast left in the secondary fermenter for a second batch?

I brewed, did...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By jingleheimer76
I checked after 5 days when I transfered to...

I checked after 5 days when I transfered to secondary, then yesterday and today when thinking of bottling. I will need to check one more time for the 3rd day of consistent gravity. Are any of those...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2010, 07:45 PM
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Posted By jingleheimer76
Ready to bottle?

So I have a christmas ale that I brewed back a couple weeks ago. After a fast and furious initial fermentation I moved it to a secondary. I have not seen any bubbles in the airlock for a few days,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2010, 03:51 PM
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Posted By jingleheimer76
Great, I'll repost with results. One follow-up...

Great, I'll repost with results. One follow-up question: What is a SWMBO?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2010, 04:33 AM
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Posted By jingleheimer76
Yeast Cake Viability

OK, so have looked at a few threads, but would still like some opinions on my plan.

Setup:
I have a 6.5 primary in which I have brewed a dark Christmas Ale. I rack to my secondary leaving the...
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