Search found 16 matches

by axslinger
Thu Apr 17, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: O.G. Not as expected
Replies: 1
Views: 3595

O.G. Not as expected

I just made a batch of XX-style beer from a recipe kit by Brewers Best. I was actually impressed witht the kit. It contained crystal malt, rice solids, Plain Amber LME, Light DME, bittering hops and finishing hops. (As well as yeast, caps, priming sugar and grain bag). I followed the directions to t...
by axslinger
Thu Dec 05, 2002 10:45 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Final gravity Q.
Replies: 13
Views: 15805

Verdict

Well, I sent an email to my supplier and he said this is normal due to the molasses. After 2 weeks it was still at 1.020. I bottled it today. What I am still wondering is does the molasses stop the remaining fermentables from fermenting? In other words, without the molasses you would expect a F.G. t...
by axslinger
Tue Dec 03, 2002 2:27 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Final gravity Q.
Replies: 13
Views: 15805

Don't know

I used the packet of yeast that came with the EDME Red Ale. But I normally use Muntons gold. If what you are saying is true, I'm going to end up with just over 3% alcohol content. Thats with 4 lb. of hopped extract and 3 lb. of unhopped. Not exactly what I was after. Hmm. I was going for a full-bodi...
by axslinger
Mon Dec 02, 2002 9:10 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Final gravity Q.
Replies: 13
Views: 15805

The same

I checked it on Friday (after one week) and it was 1.020. I checked it again saturday and it was still 1.020.

Brian
by axslinger
Mon Dec 02, 2002 7:38 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Final gravity Q.
Replies: 13
Views: 15805

Original reading

The only other reading I have taken was the initial reading before pitching (1.046).

Brian
by axslinger
Mon Dec 02, 2002 1:55 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Final gravity Q.
Replies: 13
Views: 15805

Update

I took two readings, 24 hrs. apart and the gravity didn't move any discernable amount. Now what?

Thanks,
Brian
by axslinger
Sun Dec 01, 2002 6:53 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Final gravity Q.
Replies: 13
Views: 15805

Final gravity Q.

Hi, I have a batch in the works. It contains 4 lb. of EDME Red Ale, 3 lb. of Muntons Extra Light Dry and .75 lb. of molasses. The starting gravity was about 1.047. After one week it's only down to 1.020. So I racked it off to get rid of the sediment and put it back on the fermenter. Does this sound ...
by axslinger
Mon Nov 25, 2002 6:47 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: A few newbie questions
Replies: 8
Views: 13514

Another dumb question

What does 'rinsing' mean?

Brian
by axslinger
Mon Nov 25, 2002 2:07 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: A few newbie questions
Replies: 8
Views: 13514

More info

Tom,

Thanks for the tips. I do have a hydrometer. It started at 1.042 and finished at 1.014.

By partial mash, I assume that means using all unhopped malt extract w/grains and hops added in?

Brian
by axslinger
Sun Nov 24, 2002 6:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: A few newbie questions
Replies: 8
Views: 13514

A few newbie questions

Greets, I recently finished my first batch since graduating from Mr. Beer. The batch was as follows: 5 Gallon batch 3.3 lb. Tripel Extract 2 lb. Muntons Plain Amber DME .75 lb. Maltodextrine All in all, it came out pretty good. I would campare it to a commercial "light" beer. Light flavor and aroma....
by axslinger
Tue Nov 12, 2002 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fermenting
Replies: 8
Views: 9154

The beer

The closet could be as high as 80 degrees but is probably closer to 75.

The beer was just some stuff I had left over. I wasn't shooting for anything in particular. 3.3lbs of Tripel hopped LME and 2lbs. of Muntons Plain Amber DME and 1lb. of "Maltodextrin" (Mr. Beer calls it Booster).

Brian
by axslinger
Tue Nov 12, 2002 2:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fermenting
Replies: 8
Views: 9154

Temp etc.

Bill,

I believe the temp is at around 75-80. The S.G. reading was 1.014 this morning.

Thanks!

Brian
by axslinger
Tue Nov 12, 2002 2:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fermenting
Replies: 8
Views: 9154

Update

Steve, I took a reading this morning (Tuesday) and it's at about 1.014-1.015. Started at 1.042. I burned my nose hairs when I smelled it. Plenty of C02 I'm guessing. Also, it may be a little warm in the closet where I have it. Would it do any good to move it to a cooler location or is it too late fo...
by axslinger
Tue Nov 12, 2002 2:12 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Newbie Question
Replies: 3
Views: 12550

Thanks!

Tom, Thanks for the detailed answer. I guess I never realized that the all-in-one kits were just that. I have always done 2-gal batches with about 3 lbs. of fermentables. 1.5 lbs of hopped malt and 1.5 lb. of unhopped. Then I would throw some lemon zest and juice in the wort while boiling (I like a ...
by axslinger
Mon Nov 11, 2002 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fermenting
Replies: 8
Views: 9154

Fermenting

Another newbie question. I just graduated from a Mr. Beer kit (don't laugh) to using a 6 gallon bucket complete with airlock! :) The first day or so the airlock was going nuts. After the first 24-36 hrs. the bubbling has pretty much stopped. Is this normal?

Brian