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I will be brewing a CDA today.  I just got done bottling a Belgian Wit and a Newcastle Clone.  I'm thinking of brewing a Porter next weekend.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NEED HELP
« on: December 24, 2009, 10:21:50 PM »
I looked up the recipe as well and it seems an oz. of Cascade @  60 and an oz. of Fuggles in the last 2 minutes would hardly over bitter the beer. Kinda tough to pinpoint. Do you have a lot of yeast sediment in your bottles that may be making its way into your glass?

No, actually there is very little sediment in the bottles.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NEED HELP
« on: December 24, 2009, 03:28:07 PM »
I just bought the book you mentioned from Amazon.  I will have to study it.  Thank you for all your help.  Hopefully the Porter I have in the secondary will be better.  I used the Activator for that one.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NEED HELP
« on: December 24, 2009, 03:09:21 PM »
The thermometer sticker on the bucket read between 65-70 f.  I went with liquid yeast because of all the talk about it being superior to dry.  I mostly drink Newcastle, Dunkleweiss, Hefeweiss, mostly German beers due to my current location, Sam Adams, Guinness Draught(bottle or can), and any English Ale my buddies bring back from London.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NEED HELP
« on: December 24, 2009, 02:54:39 PM »
I followed the Irish Red Ale kit from Midwest.

General Homebrew Discussion / NEED HELP
« on: December 24, 2009, 02:16:22 PM »
I just tasted my first batch of beer and it was pretty awful.  Super Bitter.  I used a kit from Midwest called Irish Red Ale.  I followed directions to a "T".  Primary Fermenter (bucket) - 7 days; Secondary Fermenter (Glass Carboy) - 7 days; Bottled using EZ-cap bottles and let sit at room temp for 2 weeks.  Average temp during fermentation and bottle condition was 65-70 f.  Should I dump it or wait another week.  Oh yeah, I used Wyeast Propagator.  No yeast starter due to me not really knowing anything about it.

O.K. I looked for this answer on the forum, but I couldn't find it.  So here it goes...This question seems really trivial but I don't want to waste anything.  I recently picked up equipment to brew 10 gallon batches.  Is it as simple as doubling everything in a 5 gallon recipe?  Including 2 packets of Wyeast Activator?  Any insight would be most helpful, Thanks.

Getting ready to start a Porter today.  My first one, fingers are crossed.

General Homebrew Discussion / Sanitizer
« on: December 11, 2009, 11:16:06 AM »
I know that Star San is a no rinse sanitizer. If I don't rinse off my bottles, will it effect the conditioning of my beer? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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