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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By gmal1
So I already racked to the secondary,and took...

So I already racked to the secondary,and took some yeast with it. The new cover has a much tighter airlock, so maybe I'll see what happens. I also moved it to slightly warmer location not far from...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By gmal1
If you mean what techniques do we use to lower...

If you mean what techniques do we use to lower the temperature quickly, then thats easy: I dont do a full boil, I have about 2-3 gallons in the pot. the pot is placed into a sink with ice, salt and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By gmal1
The temperature is 68. It has been in the primary...

The temperature is 68. It has been in the primary now for 13 days. I will look up the beano solution. Should I move this to a secondary or maybe still too early?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-14-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By gmal1
Its kosher

Since I keep kosher, i can answer this. All beer , unflavored, is kosher. There is no grape in it, so the apfelwein should be ok also. Assure your friend that you cook these things in equipment...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By gmal1
Stuck fermentation

using an extract recipe from Midwest , The Hex Nut brown Ale. OG was 1.041 and the recipe called for 1.042, so that was ok.
I used standard Muntons yeast (big mistake, I know), and it bubbled for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-23-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,625
Posted By gmal1
Wheat beer recipe

I plan on making a simple wheat beer, 6 lbs wheat-malt extract (65% wheat), tettanger hops 1oz. White Labs 300. I was not planning on using any crystal malt. Will this a reasonable wheat style beer?...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-23-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 870
Posted By gmal1
Unless something "happened" to your yeast before...

Unless something "happened" to your yeast before you used, it should be fine. I have an empty vial here from a batch of English style ale, and it came out just fine. What do you mean "went south"?...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-11-2007, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By gmal1
I think he means bottle conditioning for four...

I think he means bottle conditioning for four weeks. (Right?) If its stopped bubbling, you can move it to a secondary (to help clarify it). Basically, you're making a "steam beer", that is, using...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-11-2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By gmal1
Regarding temperature: I use "ambient",...

Regarding temperature: I use "ambient", meaning..whatever it is in my basement, thats what it will be. I brew summer and winter. Sometimes it takes longer, sometimes shorter. The solid bubbling for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-11-2007, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By gmal1
Sounds like it didnt ferment long enough. Did you...

Sounds like it didnt ferment long enough. Did you take a hydrometer reading? Too much sugar left in brew usually means the yeast didnt finish the job.
Boil...should be a long boil, most recipes,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-01-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By gmal1
Thank you. I now see a few bubbles coming up, it...

Thank you. I now see a few bubbles coming up, it just looks different than the other yeasts. I will use it tonight.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-01-2007, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By gmal1
Dry yeast substitute for the vials

I was in the process of making of an American style cream ale, using White Labs WLP001 It is slow in starting (in a flask) so I am thinking of using Plan B, some dry yeast I happen to have. I have a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-01-2007, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By gmal1
White Lab California WLP001

I have been making starters for my White Labs vials, I seem to get good results. The last two vials I bought were mail order and arrived, after waiting a day at someones house, at 72 degrees. Ice had...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2006, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By gmal1
Taste of beer in primary

Making an English ale from a kit, OG was 1.056 and now its reading 1.015, so I am going to rack it to secondary. I tasted the beer from the hydrometer tube (and almost no more bubbling), and it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-09-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,080
Posted By gmal1
carboy purpose

I am about to get back into homebrew after a hiatus. I never used a carboy, just a 5 gallon plastic tub; never did a secondary. What exactly is the purpose of using a carboy versus a standard pail or...
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