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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Well screwed that up
« on: March 25, 2013, 09:49:03 PM »
Thanks I will let it sit a couple more weeks

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Well screwed that up
« on: March 25, 2013, 01:03:53 AM »
Ok I bottled my nut brown partial mash kit on March 8. At that time my beer was a crystal clear dark brown and had a really nice nutty taste I was shocked how good it was. I just opened one and and was super cloudy and very bitter with a grapefruit after taste. WTH??? The beer has completely changed since putting it in bottles. I followed the bottling instructions to the letter I even got brand new bottles. Everything was sanitized and clean. Is it possible that it just needs to sit longer or is it trashed? I am so frustrated. >:( >:( >:( >:(

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Another noob question
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:37:27 AM »
Thanks again for the advice I am just scared of screwing my beer up.

Classifieds / Re: 3 Tap Kegerator For Sale in Denver - 500
« on: March 07, 2013, 10:38:16 PM »
All us Denver boys should get together for a pint

The Pub / Re: Hellbender Meadery owners indicted on drug charges
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:55:50 PM »
People are just plain crazy

The Pub / Re: RIP Alvin Lee
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:41:00 PM »
R.I.P Alvin Lee

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Another noob question
« on: March 07, 2013, 08:59:52 PM »
Thanks again for the help and it was in primary for 12 days

Other Fermentables / Re: Homebrewopedia Cider Recipes
« on: March 07, 2013, 08:42:46 PM »
Thanks for the info I am going to make my first batch here in a couple weeks

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Another noob question
« on: March 07, 2013, 08:27:46 PM »
So I made the mistake of racking my ale into a secondary fermenter. To late to do anything about that. But I have noticed that all activity has stopped in my air lock over the past few days. Do you guys think I would be safe to bottle at this point or should I test the gravity for a couple consecutive days and make sure that it doesnt change?

Equipment and Software / Re: FastRack
« on: March 05, 2013, 12:10:29 AM »
I really like my fast rack I have only used 12 oz. bottles in it but it will hold a total of 24 bomber sized bottles in 2 racks. Hope this helps.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Gravity Question
« on: March 01, 2013, 05:51:11 PM »
right on thanks to everyone who replied I am pretty new to this and just want it to turn out drinkable

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Gravity Question
« on: March 01, 2013, 05:49:48 PM »
Liquid malt extract?  Or dry?  Brand? I don't recall if Munton's dry has a low fermentability.  I think it does, but I'm not positive.

I don't use White Labs yeast (foolishly brand loyal, not for any other reason) but that yeast may be a low attenuator.  Many of the English strains are.

Did you make a starter?  Or just pitch the vial?

If you're underpitched with a low attenuating yeast, you may be done.  If the yeast has dropped, I don't think you'll get it to go any further.

I've used the Wyeast ESB yeast, which I believe is supposed to be the same strain, and once it flocculates out it is hard to get it back into suspension to keep working.  And it floccs like crazy.
I used beer at homes brand LME it is a local homebrew shop I dont know if they are national chain or just here in Colorado it was their kit I just followed the directions and no I didn't make a starter

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Gravity Question
« on: March 01, 2013, 03:18:37 PM »
6 lbs. light malt extract
1 lbs. crystal 40 malt
1/4 lbs honey malt
1/8 lbs pale chocolate malt
1/8 lbs "special roast"
1oz cluster hop 2 boil
1/2oz styrian hop @ 30 min into boil
white labs english ale yeast
ferment temp = 66 F
Steeped grain @ 155 in 1 1/2 gal H20 for 40 min
boiled with additional 3.5 gals H20 for 1 hour w hops as noted
cooled wort and pitched yeast @ 70F

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Gravity Question
« on: March 01, 2013, 05:12:02 AM »
Ok thanks for answering so quick. It is a nut brown ale partial mash kit.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Gravity Question
« on: March 01, 2013, 04:24:16 AM »
This is my first batch in a few years and my OG was 1.060 I had heavy fermentation in 8 hours and it continued for a week. I just racked the beer in a secondary and my gravity is 1.020 that seems like a drastic change to me is this normal?  :o

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