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    possible bottle bombs?

    Yeah, probably fine then, but like Yooper said, taking a read a few days will help you confirm.
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    possible bottle bombs?

    You're probably fine, but what yeast did you use?
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    AHS Oatmeal Stout Help

    "There is a good chance my wife will go into labor tonight so I think I am going to leave it in the primary at least a few more days." An excellent choice.
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    Pretty sure it's not ruined, but ...

    The funny thing is, I did use a blow off. Maybe I need to just get a bigger tube!
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    Pretty sure it's not ruined, but ...

    I made a Hefe last week using Wyeast 3068 and those guys are active! Got everything into my plastic bucket, lid on, and the next day the lid was pushed up and off with Hefe flowing down the side of the bucket. Time to get me a glass carboy I guess :) Obviously it was exposed to air, but I'm...
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    Kahlua Stout Recipe

    Update on this recipe ... using Beer Calculus, the estimated OG should have been between 1.064 to 1.074. When I made this batch over the weekend, I measured and got an OG of 1.054, which to me seems rather low. Any thoughts as to why? My first thought was I added to much water, but it was a...
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    Kahlua Stout Recipe

    And it was one I had, so thank you! I have updated the recipe to have more of a lighter extract, which should, if I understand this right, mean less dark fuity flavours. Which is good. How does it look now? Oh, and I should have asked, the 1lb lactose will give it a creamy flavour, yes...
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    Kahlua Stout Recipe

    This is actually fine with me. All the stout recipes I read had Chocolate Malt, which yes I thought would add some chocolate flavour, and that was why I went with it in this recipe. But, I really don't need chocolate flavour as much as coffee flavour, so I think that's okay. Again, from what...
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    Kahlua Stout Recipe

    This will be my 4th brew and I did not mean to make a recipe. But, one thing lead to another and here I am. I have always enjoyed a pint of Guinness with a shot of Kahlua in it, and I am trying to replicate that taste with this recipe. Forgive the format is it's not in line with standard, but...
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    "Kahlua Stout" Recipe

    Please delete this thread.
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    Types of Bottles

    Excellent. Thanks for the responses!
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    Types of Bottles

    Hey everyone. I'm planning on bottling up my cider today and wanted to check quick on types of bottles. I have some standard 12 oz beer bottles I plan to use, but I also have .5L glass cider bottles that the juice came in. They have twist on caps. Everything will be cleaned and sterilized and I...
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    Quick Bottling Question - Should they cool first?

    I just measured and it was still 1.014. It was at that point I realized I had forgotten to write down the OG. Hey, it's my first batch. I'm learning from my mistakes! :o I found some sites that talked about estimating the OG, and with my 8lbs Alexander Sun Country Wheat Malt Extract that I...
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    Quick Bottling Question - Should they cool first?

    Thanks for the advice everyone! Just to update, after washing all the bottles and running them through the dishwasher, they came out warm to the touch, but not hot. Seems all my worrying was for nothing. Course, I then took a gravity reading and found after 2 weeks in secondary my hefe is...
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    Quick Bottling Question - Should they cool first?

    I'm bottling my first brew this weekend, or think I will. Still have to check with the hydrometer, but it's been in secondary 2 weeks so I think I'll be good. Anyway ... I've washed the bottles and plan on running them through the dishwasher (with no detergent) and the "plate heat"...
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