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by Dutchbrew
Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: new to homebrewing...do i need a secondary fermenter?
Replies: 8
Views: 32328

secondary

Hmm what kind of beer did you make. I'd say if its a low gravity extract brew you should be fine without secondary fermentation. Secondary fermentation is used to transfer your beer off the dead yeast once primary fermentation is done. If it sits on the dead yeast longer than 2 weeks it will give yo...
by Dutchbrew
Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: too much carbonation?
Replies: 3
Views: 6611

too much carbonation?

happy holidays
by Dutchbrew
Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: too much carbonation?
Replies: 3
Views: 6611

too much carbonation?

Ok, I have already started sampling and its still flat so over the next week i'll be sampling and if i get some strong carbonation i'll put them out in the cold... thanks.
by Dutchbrew
Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: too much carbonation?
Replies: 3
Views: 6611

too much carbonation?

I bottled my IPA last night and I'm concerned it may not be completely finished fermenting but went ahead with it anyways since I made it for the holidays. It went from 1.064 to 1.020 in 4 days in the primary then i racked to the the secondary. After a week in the secondary it went to 1.016 and this...
by Dutchbrew
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: first partial-mash brew
Replies: 1
Views: 4516

Re: first partial-mash brew

<How do I adjust the grain bill to work with the smaller boil?> your boil should be around 1.070 at a 4 gallon boil already assuming that recipe is a 5 gallon batch. adding more or taking away malt is the only thing that will affect your gravity as it will stay constant when you add water <How can I...
by Dutchbrew
Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: all you belgian tripel fans
Replies: 0
Views: 3815

all you belgian tripel fans

just bottled my belgian tripel. smells fruity and estery. without carbonation it tastes alot like white wine/cabernet, is this proper? my og was 1.080 and it fermented down to 1.010. I added a little over 1/2 cup priming sugar for a 3 gallon batch which is normal, but i have heard that for this styl...
by Dutchbrew
Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: poor mash efficiency
Replies: 1
Views: 4284

poor mash efficiency

the week before i had a great mash effeciency using my cooler prob 80% or 85%... This time however I calculated a efficiency of 50%. The only thing i did different this time was i grind my own grain using a corona type grinder. I had the setting to grind pretty course which I would think would be ok...
by Dutchbrew
Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Growlers for bottling
Replies: 5
Views: 8014

growlers

I used a growler with a metal screw on cap and had no problems. i was thinking of wrapping some tape around the top but i never got around to it. still had ok carbonation and no cap pop.
by Dutchbrew
Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Pale ale - Too much trub??
Replies: 2
Views: 5855

trub

Ok thanks for the great info. I do have a spigot on my kettle so i will whirlpool and then drain through it next time. Sounds like I am going to need some patience though while I siphon and wait for the beer to clear. I'm looking forward to giving it a taste while i rack it the 3 time though :P.
by Dutchbrew
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Pale ale - Too much trub??
Replies: 2
Views: 5855

Pale ale - Too much trub??

Tried to use my strainer which usually works fine but the 3oz of hops i had in the boil this time clogged my strainer when i poored it to the primary. So i got all this trub in my primary and even though i had the cap on my racking cane when i racked it to the secondary, it seems alot has racked ove...
by Dutchbrew
Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Help on banana pineapple fruit juice smell
Replies: 5
Views: 10794

fruity yeast

Yea I've read that banana and fruity smells are just bi-products from certain european yeast strains. Best to smell like that than sweaty socks or anti-septic which would me its contaminated beer. I brewed my first weizen last week and had the same fruity smell. I was actually really relieved that i...
by Dutchbrew
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How much sparge water
Replies: 2
Views: 5779

Partial Mashing

great info billybock. I want to move to partial mash but didnt know how much max grain i could use for my size boil. This really helped, thanks.