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Old 01-19-2013, 07:03 AM   #1
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Well my 3rd batch is in the primary.

This one was a Belgian white kit from Midwest. Here is my procedure.

1: boiled 2 gallons of tap water and set aside.
2: steeped provided grains for 30 minutes at 160 in 4 gallons.
3: brought to a boil, removed from heat and paddled in the LME.
4: returned to boil and added the liberty bittering hops. I put them in a nylon bag.
5: boiled for 50min.
6: added orange peel and coriander
7: boiled for 8 min
8: added aroma hops.
9: boiled for 2 min.
10: dunked the pot in a ice water bath and covered.
11: star saned fermenter
12: rehydrated yeast
13: poured wort in primary
14: using the preboiled water I made the total volume ~4.5 gallons.
15: temp was 60 and SG was 1.045 when i finally pitched the yeast.


I'm really really excited about this batch!

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:07 AM   #2
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Wow.....

I just realized I made a mistake. I removed the nylon bag.....did I really screw that up?

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:10 AM   #3
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i highly doubt you messed up your beer. its like the cockroach of alcoholic beverages....it will survive most things.

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:16 AM   #4
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Did some searching and it seems there's a debate on when exactly to pull the bag.

I pulled mine right after I dunked the kettle.

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:39 PM   #5
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I had my first belgian white last night and must say I like it. The yeast really adds a spice and nice bite at the end.

when you say you removed the nylon bag what do you mean you removed it an when?? Did the bittering hops boil for 60 minutes??
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:28 PM   #6
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Yeah they boiled for 60 min.

I just thought I was supposed to leave them in the fermenter.


I'd love to find a clone recepie for this:


Hands down my favorite beer.

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:39 PM   #7
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You have no worries my friend and that beer is pretty cool it floats.

I wonder if willy wonka made it since he has that magic stuff to make you float???
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:00 PM   #8
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I just walked downstairs to find my airlock blown out of the bung......and a small mess of beer everywhere.

I cleaned a new airlock, and put a few drops of bleach in the airlock water.

I'm pretty concerned that this is going to end up infected now. With my first beer ruined by acetobacter, I'm pretty paranoid.

 
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #9
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You should be fine, everything is getting blown out, hard for anything bad to go in. You might want to put a blow off tube on though instead of the airlock

 
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:05 PM   #10
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Ok so I have another problem.

After the blowout, there's been diddly in the way of airlock activity.

I took another sg. It was 1.40. My OG was 1.45.

Now, as far as reading the hydrometer goes.... It's hard for me because my eyes aren't the greatest and that font is TINY. But I'm almost positive about those numbers.


Should I order some more yeast and repitch?

 
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