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by brewmeisterintng
Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Can I mash the day before I boil?
Replies: 4
Views: 7548

Overnight mashing

I have read about it but never actually tried it myself. I usually block out a time to brew (6 hours). My wife is very understanding that I have a schedule to keep and while I'm mashing (60 to 90 minutes) I can be at her beckening call but during the sparge and boil she is welcome to visit and chit ...
by brewmeisterintng
Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Mr. Beer Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 7051

Mr. Beer

I got my feet wet with my Mr. Beer. I even went as far as to go to their web page for the extra recipes. Yes, you will learn all the "need to know" basics of extract brewing, however you will be limited based on the kits they have. I didn't care too much for the containers spout as it leaked a littl...
by brewmeisterintng
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: HIGH final gravity HELP!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 21220

Unless I hear glass break

Here is the latest update. I roused the beer after I pitched the yeast starter nothing happened. Not so much as a bubble so after three days of nothing, I bottled it with a FG of 23. Now I have heard and seen the results of exploding bottles so I: 1. Only used 1/2 cup of priming sugar when I bottled...
by brewmeisterintng
Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: HIGH final gravity HELP!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 21220

Heres the Plan

I started a yeast starter last night from two cups of water, 1/3 cup DME, 1 hop pellet and the yeast sediment from two of my homebrew bottles. It appears that I am already starting to get fermentation. The plan is to dump the starter into my stuck batch tomorrow when I have full yeast activity. I wo...
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: HIGH final gravity HELP!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 21220

All Grain

RJ's British Brew -------------------------------------------------------------------------- General -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Category: English Pale Ale Subcategory: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Recipe Type: All Grain Batch Size: 10...
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: HIGH final gravity HELP!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 21220

HIGH final gravity HELP!!!

I made a 10 gallon batch of ale with an OG of 54, Mar 19th. Nothing special about the fermentation as it went just like all of my other brews however I transferred to a secondary after two weeks in the primary. The gravity was 24. Now it has been two weeks + in the secondary and the gravity is 23. I...
by brewmeisterintng
Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Slow Fermentation
Replies: 1
Views: 4737

Slow Fermentation

Ok, I have made a few batches in my day and have been all-grain for about a year. My buddy and I decided to make a 10 gallon batch, split it into two carboys and use two different yeasts. No big deal right... Well I used London Ale yeast and he used British Ale yeast. Both had good fermentation with...
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Serious Beer Emergency! HELP, Guys!
Replies: 3
Views: 7302

The five P's

Charlie, A good homebrewer knows that it takes time to make beer. One must plan and pace oneself or you will be forced to go to the supermarket and buy dare I say "Commercial Beer". It has happened to me a time or two but I always buy Sam Adams or the sort with bottles I can reuse. That's the excuse...
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Yeast Storage
Replies: 2
Views: 4968

get a glass flask

I bought a glass flask with stopper and airlock at the brew supply shop. I collect yeast off the secondary as it is cleaner. There is a lot of troub in the primary that you don't want to introduce to your new batch. So with that said, collect off your secondary and feed it a little new weak wort to ...
by brewmeisterintng
Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Preparing Whole Hops
Replies: 1
Views: 3738

It's Your Call

Some folks just throw them into the brew pot with the boiling wort on the scheduled times and fish them out after the cold break prior to transferring to the fermenter. I myself use hop bags (not panty hose) leaving plenty of room for them to expand/ hydrate during the boil. That way I don't have to...
by brewmeisterintng
Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Secondary Fermentation in a 6.5 Gal plastic bucket ???
Replies: 5
Views: 12940

I Concur with Bill

I myself am an Ale brewer as I don't have the equipment or the patients for lagers. I use the 1-2-3 rule supplemented with my hydrometer to validate fermentation being complete.
1-week in primary
2-weeks in secondary
3-weeks bottle conditioning

2 weeks in a plastic bucket should be fine.

James
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Which type of water does everyone use to brew?
Replies: 4
Views: 11640

City Water

I live in Clarksville, TN and have city water which has a strong (in my opinion) clorinated smell. I have an under the sink water filter that I bought at WalMart and have Pur brand filter on the tap. It takes a while to get the water I need but I am sure that it's good water. They say that beer is 9...
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Water to Primary
Replies: 3
Views: 5144

OG for Ambers

To my best recollection Ambers should run around 48-50. I just made a Fat Tire Amber Clone that had an OG of 51. The proof will be in the pudding. Finish the batch and let your taste buds be you guide. For you knowledge... 1 pound of base grain = .67 pounds DME = .75 pounds LME as a general rule. No...
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Water to Primary
Replies: 3
Views: 5144

Adding Water

The addition of water in the primary is designed to replace the water boiled off or if you, do to container size restraints are limited to boiling concentrated. It sounds as if you are brewing extracts however the recipe should have produced the proper OG. If your reading was correct, you will end u...
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: 2nd Gen Yeast
Replies: 3
Views: 6085

Ale or Lager Yeast

Paul I never have used lager yeast. Knowing that ales surface ferment and lagers bottom ferment it sounds as if you are getting more viable yeast. I have read that you should skim the ale yeast off the surface during high crouson if you want to get a good yeast starter without all the troub. The pro...