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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2013, 12:47 AM
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Posted By BlindFaith
You can just drop your SANITIZED hydrometer in...

You can just drop your SANITIZED hydrometer in the bucket to take a reading. It isn't going to hurt your beer to have to top off long enough for a hydrometer reading. I wouldn't suggest taking a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By BlindFaith
I doubt the foam will be accurate unless you are...

I doubt the foam will be accurate unless you are using a refractometer. You got enough foam to drop a hydrometer in? It floated? You can take a sample before fermentation begins.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By BlindFaith
You mean the airlock stopper or a solid stopper? ...

You mean the airlock stopper or a solid stopper? You shouldn't dry hop with a sealed stopper as the hops will create gasses that need to escape. I did that a couple weeks ago and I had a lot of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By BlindFaith
Same here for me as far as having no problem when...

Same here for me as far as having no problem when I first started brewing. My first 5 beers were fermented with White Labs with no starter. I to use one now regardless if I am using liquid, but as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By BlindFaith
You gotta be patient with some of these batches. ...

You gotta be patient with some of these batches. I have a lager that is going on 9 weeks in the bottle and it still has a bad acetaldehyde taste with little to no carbonation. I also have an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By BlindFaith
The whole impatience and anxiousness feelings...

The whole impatience and anxiousness feelings goes away after a while. Once you get a pipeline going you won't even be worried about when to transfer or bottle. My beers stay primary for 4-6 weeks,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By BlindFaith
Just make sure that isn't exposed to any sunlight...

Just make sure that isn't exposed to any sunlight (I mean zero). You can just wrap it up with a hoodie or blanket. Also, your temp control will eventually become important once you notice how much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-06-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By BlindFaith
You can use distilled water, but it is missing a...

You can use distilled water, but it is missing a lot of compounds and nutrients needed for AG beer. You could try using RO water with proper additives from this water chemistry primer:...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-06-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By BlindFaith
The reason you had more carbonation after a week...

The reason you had more carbonation after a week is that the CO2 that was trapped in the headspace cooled down enough where it went back into the beer. You could have added a little too much sugar...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By BlindFaith
You can raise the temp up after the initial...

You can raise the temp up after the initial fermentation (3-6 days), but try to stay below 75F. Your best bottle conditioning temp is 70-75 and a lower temp will cause a slower carb time, but I am...
Forum: Stout 08-03-2013, 09:31 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
I got my volumes from some gourmet cooking...

I got my volumes from some gourmet cooking website and I used 1.5 cups per 1/3 cup of coffee. It was pretty strong and concentrated at 4.5 cups used.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-31-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By BlindFaith
I guess we should call you Mrs. Thrifty lol ...

I guess we should call you Mrs. Thrifty lol

I am just lazy and don't mind spending $24 a year for sanitizer. I also don't brew to save money or even attempt to really. It is a hobby for me and I...
Forum: Stout 07-31-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 181,606
Posted By BlindFaith
I just bottled this yesterday after adding a...

I just bottled this yesterday after adding a little over 2oz of cold steeped Kona. I used 1 1/2 cups of water to 1/3 cup of coffee and steeped it for 24 hours. I then let the concentration sit at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-30-2013, 10:55 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
Bottled 5 gals of a Breakfast Stout after adding...

Bottled 5 gals of a Breakfast Stout after adding 2 oz of cold brewed Kona. Gonna be good!!!!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-30-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By BlindFaith
Wasn't a big beer at all at 54 points. I know it...

Wasn't a big beer at all at 54 points. I know it is just taking so long due to the lagering process and the lack of yeast in suspension versus a normal ale. They are sitting at room temp, 70-73F,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-29-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By BlindFaith
7 weeks and counting

I bottled my first lager on 6/5 and it has yet to completely carb up and is still extremely green. It was a normal 3-4 weeks in primary, diacetyl rest, lagered at 33F for 30 days, and came out clear...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By BlindFaith
I am just adding a few things to try and help. ...

I am just adding a few things to try and help.

1. The recycling of Star-San is a great idea, but I am lazy and just pour it out when I am finished. I have only went through 3 bottles in 10 months...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,954
Posted By BlindFaith
Or 4 weeks or 5, even 6. I only secondary if I...

Or 4 weeks or 5, even 6. I only secondary if I am adding something besides hops to my beer or if I am lagering. Unnecessarily transferring beer only opens you up to a higher chance of infection. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By BlindFaith
Cold Crash BEFORE Dry Hop

I brewed a Rye Pale Ale on 6/22 and cold crashed it for 3 days this week in anticipation to bottle, but I forgot to dry hop. So I warmed it up to 68 and dry hopped for 24+ hrs with 1 oz of Summit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By BlindFaith
Aging kegged beer

I have finally decided to piece together enough stuff to keg. I don't like my beer green at all, so I usually TRY (keyword is try lol) to let my beers sit in the bottle for at least a month or so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,566
Posted By BlindFaith
It isn't the water that sanitizes the bottle, but...

It isn't the water that sanitizes the bottle, but the heat from the sanitize setting or high wash/rinse. I would just rinse my bottles with Star San and bottle from there, but I am lazy so I let the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,566
Posted By BlindFaith
You wouldn't have gotten sick anyhow. Beer...

You wouldn't have gotten sick anyhow. Beer doesn't harbor any type of food poisoning bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, listeria, etc... The bacterial infections of beer change the flavor, level of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-11-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,442
Posted By BlindFaith
This site has a very helpful search feature that...

This site has a very helpful search feature that will answer pretty much all of your questions.

I second some other people's opinions that you should do some thorough research and process...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-11-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By BlindFaith
Congrats!!! That sense of accomplishment is nice...

Congrats!!! That sense of accomplishment is nice the first time around. It doesn't really go away either. Welcome to the hobby!!!

To echo Max, you can also ask your buddies to just save their...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-11-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By BlindFaith
I'm pretty sure you will be fine. I noticed mine...

I'm pretty sure you will be fine. I noticed mine had a slow drip into my wort the other day as well and I tightened everything up too. I am not even remotely worried about it though. Beer is hardy...
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