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  1. sontavas

    Russian Imperial Stout

    I was thinking of brewing a Russian Imperial Stout Kit for my third batch of brew. I noticed the instructions said that it needs a month to condition or something like that. I thought about fermenting for a week and then putting it in a 5 gal glass carboy for a few more weeks to keep my...
  2. sontavas

    How to Determine Alchohol Content

    When using my Hydrometer, there is a section for potential alcohol content. Is there any way to get a reading on actual alcohol content after you fermentation is complete and you have taken a second reading? Also I added extra sugar (I think it was dry malt extract) that the local Homebrew...
  3. sontavas

    Tryed my first beer..

    I went camping this weekend and could not resist bringing a bottle of homebrew with me. It was only in the bottles for a week but I could not resist. The beer was incredible and Im excited that it will only get better in the next few weeks. Thanks to all for your help!!!
  4. sontavas

    Any way to tell if beer is carbonating in bottles?

    Bottled my first batch of beer last night. I was a little concerned due to an ultra fast fermentation (2 days) but i waited the full 10 days to bottle anyhow. I tasted the beer and low and behold it tasted like Beer, i cant believe it, flat and warm but beer none the less. Is there any...
  5. sontavas

    First Brew Problem with Fermentation

    Hello. I became hooked on home brewing after a friend gave me a few of his home brewed beers. I ran out and got a equipment kit and a kit to make "American micro style pale ale". Brewing the beer was great fun but I ran into a problem. The day after brewing I came home and found the beer to...