Carbonation - Beerferm Belgian Blonde Abbey Triple

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Carbonation - Beerferm Belgian Blonde Abbey Triple

Postby Michael Kazeuma » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:55 am

Have a BlondeAbbey fermenting and was wondering about carbonation and bottling. It has been on the trub for about a week and I usually let ales sit for a couple weeks after the primary fermentation settles. The OG (1.075) should be around FG (1.010) when completed. With a beer of this gravity, would you recommend bottling earlier or does it not make any difference to bottle after a couple of weeks. I have not had the best or luck with carbonation and thought I would ask for any advice that may be available.

Data
All extract kit from Beerferm (BlondeAbbey Triple)
Yeast Euro Ale 125 pack pitched at 24C and held for entire fermention
approximately 18 liters
Primary fermention about 5 days
OG - 1075
FG - 1010 (target)


Thanks,

Michael
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Brewing in Japan?

Postby billvelek » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:00 am

Michael, I don't have an answer to your question, but noticing that your signature indicated Tokyo, Japan, I couldn't help asking about the brewing culture there, since I can't recall ever seeing any other posts or forums re brewing in Japan. Are there many brewers? Are they mostly Japanese or foreigners visiting Japan? Is it hard to find supplies? Just curious. Thanks.

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Brewing in Japan

Postby Michael Kazeuma » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:09 pm

Hi Bill,

I hear that there is a good size homebrew community in Japan and there are stores that make it easy to get supplies. I really don't have much information on the community, but a good number of people Japanese and foreigners do turn up for the beer festivals. In Japan homebrewers are not aloud to create anything over 1% alcohol and this I presume keeps the community a bit more underground. There is a very nice selection of beers here from all over the world with some of the Belgian pubs carrying around a hundred on a regular basis. They put a fridge in the middle of the bar and you just pick out whatever you like. A Chimay (330 ml) is about 500 yen at the local market and about 1200 yen in a bar. So in ain't cheap to drink in this neck of the woods! One incentive for brewing your own!

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