I use corn sugar to prime my brews too. I find that at around 2-3 weeks youll get the carbonation needed for drinking. Having said that, youll get a much better beer the longer it sits. I usually cant wait either so i try one at the 2 and 3 week marks and usually start drinking when its...
tnlandsailor, I was thinking about the freezer on your new beer cooler. Now I dont know much about refrigerators so this is all a shot in the dark. Are there two compressors in a refrigerator that control the frezzer and the fridge seperatly? How is the frezzer colder than the fridge? What...
Heres an apricot ale I used.
3lbs. Muntons wheat dry malt
2.2lbs. Coopers wheat malt extract (liquid)
Nottingham dry ale yeast
4oz. Apricot extract
¾ cup corn sugar (priming)
1 oz. Tettnanger hop pellets 60min
1 oz. Tettnanger hop pellets 10min
Interesting. While I dont use LME much anymore, im going to try that next time. :) Im like you though, no matter how hard I try, im still going to make some sort of mess. Im a pretty good cook, but the kitchen is a disaster when I make big meals. :)
The DME is so much easyer to use too. When I use LME I try to get every last drop out of the can, which is not very easy, and i seem to get that crap all over my hands and I always drop some on the way to the garbage can. Its very sticky and I just dont like working with it.
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Thanks for the advice. Im using a plastic primary, what are they like 6-6.5 gal. I had to use my racking tube for a blow off, its all i could come up with at 11pm when it started to take over my airlock.
You really think that unsanitized "stuff" is going to crawl 3 feet back up my tube in two days and contaminate my beer? All while it is still fermenting a little? I kinda dought it. But its never bad to be over cautious.
I had to make my first blow-off last week on a hefe, and I just left the blow off on for the duration on the primary. By the time the blow off was done serving its purpose it only had 2 days left in the primary, i thought, whats the use of switching it out now. Its now going to hurt anything.
I just finished off my apricot ale also. I traded one with Scott and he wrote a detailed critque here: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=3282
I dont think it was a clone of anything in particular, but the author/creator won several awards with in in competitions. If your...
I use corn sugar to prime my bottles. Its worked out good so far for me. Ive been told that it will give a "cidery" taste to the beer if you dont let it age about 3 weeks before you drink it. I dont have a really good tast for beer yet so I cant really say.