I'm about to prime a one-gallon batch in a 1 gallon mini keg for the first time to not have to bottle. Two questions:
1. How much priming sugar should I use?
2. How much head space should I leave?
I have the KegSmith mini keg. I wanted to force carbonate my Pumpkin Beer I brewed over two weeks ago. Should I wait to keg it until I'm ready to actually drink it and force carbonate it then, or if I'm in no rush should I add priming sugar (22G of sugar for 1 gallon per the recipe) and let it...
Pumpkin ale recipe calls for 1.5-2 lbs of sugar pumpkin. Unfortunately i cant find pumpkin anywhere in my area. I opted to buy some cans of pure organic puree. Should I still follow the 1.5-2 lbs or would you scale up or down? Its a 1 gallon recipe.
Brewed a pecan pile brown ale last week. I was going over the recipe again and just saw I was supposed to add the East Kent Golding hops as a first-wort hopping before bringing it to a boil. I added it when I hit the boil and boiled for 60 minutes. What should I expect to have gone wrong? I have...
I was supposed to mash for 60 minutes at 152. I still mashed for 60 but when I took the lid off the kettle, i was at 138. So still 60 minutes, just lost heat.
My OG was 1.032, and it was supposed to be at around 1.051. No idea if that's on me or if it was the loss of heat?
I placed an order from Northern Brewer Aug 15 and it arrived today. I don’t know how long the White Labs English Ale was in the box for, but it and the cooling packet arrived very warm.
I requested a refund but was told it should still be good. I have it in the fridge now. Thoughts?
Thanks for all the replies. Yeah I was thinking the same thing but wanted more expert opinions. I may just buy it (he's asking $40) in the event I do go up to 3 or 5 gallon batches in the future. Right now I use my kettle and it works.
I found a 10-gallon Cooler Mash Tun on Craigslist with a false bottom and ball valve for a great price. I almost exclusively brew 1 gallon batches (I'm still finding my groove and don't want to risk larger batches coming out bad) so I'm unsure if that size of a cooler is too much for 1 gallon...
Went with a SMaSH ale with Maris Otter and Simcoe today. The recipe calls for dry hopping .4 oz of Simcoe, but unsure when to do so. I've attached a screen shot below. Is it dry hop FOR four days, or ON day 4? And for both, how long should I do so?
I plan on brewing two one-gallon batches next week, and both call for the White Labs British ale yeast, but both are just a half packet. Is it possible to save the opened packet for a few days, or better to just bite the bullet and buy to packs?