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Old 10-05-2012, 01:17 AM   #21
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After this thread I'm going to need to get the nanny cam system so I can keep an eye on my babies from my phone no matter where I am ...



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Old 10-05-2012, 02:20 AM   #22
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When I get a fridge for fermenting it'll be after 5 weeks ,but for now
I change frozen water bottles in a bucket 3 times a day for the first
two weeks, then lett'er slide at room temp for the last three.



 
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:59 AM   #23
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:03 AM   #24
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Twice a day. Once in the morning while drinking my morning coffee, then again in the evening while drinking my after work beer.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #25
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I check it either 2 weeks in or 3 weeks just to take a fg to see if I have to bottle. Only batch I checked on was first batch, but i did not open it. Watched the airlock pop. Doing batch 8 today.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #26
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About 420 times a day. Lava-lamps have nothing on the entertainment factor of fermenting beer. I'm a baker and watching beer ferment is way better than wathcing dough ferment!

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #27
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About 420 times a day. Lava-lamps have nothing on the entertainment factor of fermenting beer. I'm a baker and watching beer ferment is way better than wathcing dough ferment!
If looking 420 times a day i don't think it's dough your baking. This is coming from a fellow "baker" so i think i know what your talking about.

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:32 AM   #28
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I think the number of times goes up based on how empty the kegerator is.

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:37 AM   #29
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Before I broke my glass carboy I would watch the fermentation activity for 10 minute clips at a time. It's pretty awesome to watch the yeast churn the beer, and the co2 explosions that would happen in the trub and blow yeast/trub all the way up to the krausen.

After I broke my glass Carboy I decided buckets were easier to clean and cheaper so I can't see inside anymore . I don't take the lids off unless I want to take a gravity reading, which I don't really do until I keg/bottle. I am thinking about buying a better bottle so I can see the activity again, but don't want to deal with cleaning it.
Oxyclean and water in your Better Bottle and an overnight soak - clean as a whistle.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:14 AM   #30
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First thing I do in the morning before work is boil up some coffee light up a smoke and stare at my carboy till its time to sh!@, shower, and shave.
I even count the seconds between each bubble of the airlock.
When I get home from werk, I light up a fag, pop a homebrew and watch the air molecules float by as I'm nessled next to my carboy awaiting bottling day as an expecting father awaits his newborn.



 
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