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Old 11-15-2012, 09:52 PM   #11
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I had to double check to make sure I wasn't the OP. I made a Hairy Arm Pale Ale over the summer while looking for part of my auto-siphon. With a sanitized arm the beer turned out fine, and I ended up finding the part on my kitchen counter.

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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Did the same exact thing with my first batch. Fished it out with a sanitized spoon. Came out fantastic.

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:00 PM   #13
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Hey! I thought I just posted that!

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:01 PM   #14
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Ill bet my next batch you will not notice a thing...

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #15
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I had to double check to make sure I wasn't the OP. I made a Hairy Arm Pale Ale over the summer while looking for part of my auto-siphon. With a sanitized arm the beer turned out fine, and I ended up finding the part on my kitchen counter.
I actually lol'd at that (and I'm at work, funny looks all around)
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:50 PM   #16
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On my second batch I ever made I dropped the bottle caps into the bottling bucket and without thinking stuffed my whole arm into the beer sleeve and all (don't ask). It turned out to be one of the best extract beers I ever made

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:16 AM   #17
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Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place but, I don't know how to start my own thread. I need some advice please. I just finished my first all grain brew. It went well until the wort chilling. I'm brewing a a Bud Light clone, (to peak the wife's intrest to loosen the purse strings for a brew stand). I borrowed a copper wort chiller from my friend who introduced me to brewing. While chilling the wort, at about 80 degrees, it went very wrong. The exhaust side hose clamp was loose, and water, "squirted", into the wort. I quickly pulled the chiller out, but the hose came off the chiller, and further contaminated the wort. I did not know what to do, so I put the wort back on the burner, and brought it back to a boil. I fixed the chiller, resanitized it, and rechilled the wort. I transfered to the carboy, cast the yeast, put on the airlock, and hoped for the best. That was three days ago. The first two days, there was an aggresive fermentation. The wort in now very cloudy, and the airlock has almost stopped. The kroisen is a wierd greenish/brown color. Is it ruined? What should I have done to save this brew?

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #18
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how long was it boiled? if you go to the beginners page there is a "new thread" option at the top left above the announcements.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:28 PM   #19
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The initial boil was for 60 min., but the second was for just a couple of minutes. I have read other post here that say that the airlock is not a good indication of fermentation. The airlock has stopped completely.

 
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #20
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The initial boil was for 60 min., but the second was for just a couple of minutes. I have read other post here that say that the airlock is not a good indication of fermentation. The airlock has stopped completely.
Not a problem. The ale yeast goes through the sugars pretty fast and in the process they emit CO2. Once the sugars are gone the yeast start in on the intermediate compounds that they have made and they give off no CO2 during this part of the ferment. There is activity in the beer but nothing that shows to the outside. Relax, have a cold one, and let the yeast finish the process. From start to finish may be anywhere from 10 days to 10 weeks depending on the OG and the amount and color of steeping grains with the darker grains taking more time. it won't hurt your beer to stay in the fermenter longer than the minimum time either. I left a brown ale for 9 weeks and got a really smooth beer from that.

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