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    Critique my newbie bottling method

    6 weeks later and half of the batch is gone (into my belly). Very good for a first try. :)
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    Critique my newbie bottling method

    Good idea with the weed sprayer.
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    Critique my newbie bottling method

    Bottled my first batch today. Started off by sanitizing all of my equipment with star san. Meanwhile, I boiled 3/4 cup of dextrose with 2 cups of water (per How to Brew) and let it cool. I poured the sugar solution into the sanitized bottling bucket, and then siphoned the beer from the...
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    Best Podcasts?

    I really like Basic Brewing Radio and also the Jamil Show (google it). Both are great for beginners like me.
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    I just bottled my first batch!

    Thanks Revvy and Yoop for the help. :ban:
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    I just bottled my first batch!

    Question..... I guess we are just supposed to rely on the fact that there are enough viable yeasties still floating around in our beer (even after racking to a secondary fermenter) to complete the bottle conditioning?
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    Better Bottle - Instant Fan

    I had my first newbie experience with a 6.5 gallon glass carboy today and I am pretty sure I am going to get a better bottle. The weight and slip factor are ridiculous with the glass carboys.
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    Alton Brown - Homebrew - You Tube

    It's a good starting point and AB makes it accessible to the average joe.
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    About dry hopping

    I heard Jamil say on one of his podcast episodes that the hops emit a chemical that surround the little nasties and prevent them from growing/expanding and ruining your beer.
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    About dry hopping

    Lots of good info in here. I bought 1 oz of Cascade leaf hops that I plan on adding into my secondary once fermentation finishes.
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    When to go from Primary to Secondary (If at all)

    So if I am planning on a 2 week secondary, I should wait a week before adding in the hops?
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    When to go from Primary to Secondary (If at all)

    2 questions from a newbie.... 1. Is there a time limit that you should adhere to with dry hopping? 2. I have a 6 gallon carboy I was planning on using as a secondary. Will that allow too much oxidation or should I just not worry about it. :)
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    Just put my first beer into the fermenter

    So what is the best method to "rob" some of your beer from the fermenter to take a hydrometer reading if you don't have a wine thief?
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    First brew in bucket

    Ok, this is reassuring. I am a newbie and my first beer has been in the fermenter for about 27 hours now and I have had very few bubbles. I used Munton's dry yeast that came with the kit and re-hydrated it according to John Palmer's method. The temp started out around 70 and has been at 72 now...
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    Just put my first beer into the fermenter

    Well, 24 hours has passed and not much movement at all out of the airlock. Certainly doesn't help the nerves.
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    Just put my first beer into the fermenter

    Thanks! I don't have any homebrew yet, but I think I'll have a DFH 90 minute. :)
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    Just put my first beer into the fermenter

    2 more beginner questions: 1) I just poured the yeast starter on top of the wort. Should I have stirred it in? 2) Since I am fermenting in a plastic bucket, does it matter if it stays in a room where there is some light? Thanks guys.
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    Just put my first beer into the fermenter

    So in the future I should not strain from the kettle into the fermenter? And yes I santized the strainer. :)
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    Just put my first beer into the fermenter

    Question: As I was moving the cooled wort from the kettle into the fermenter, I decided for some reason I wanted to strain it. I strained about 3/4 of the batch before I had a thought that maybe I should not be straining it :o so I let the rest of the solids go into the fermenter. What...
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