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Kegging and Bottling / Re: co2 tank filling
« on: January 11, 2013, 06:00:57 AM »
thanks a lot, well its a bit too late to weigh it now, as ive already used it, but definitely good news for the next refill

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: January 10, 2013, 09:35:21 AM »
my first brew a English Brown Ale, slight off taste, but it was expected


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: co2 tank filling
« on: January 10, 2013, 08:38:35 AM »
so i recently picked up a 10lbs tank from my local homebrew store, and payed $21 for a fill, only to hook it up and find the next day after carbonating the regulator has dropped to the order soon marking, which stumbled me, because i tested for any leaks before storing it in a cold environment (garage) should i go back and ask them to fill it back up?

you are aware that your tank high pressure gauge is going to drop to ~500 PSI when it is stored below 40df even when it is completely full, right?

this chart is a keeper:

Quote
F   psi
----------------
80   969
70   853
60   747
50   652
40   560
30   491

C   Bar   kPa
----------------
30   72   7184
25   65   6471
20   57   5715
15   51   5066
10   45   4497
 5   40   3959
 0   36   3612
i was unaware of that, i feel dumb now, thank you

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: co2 tank filling
« on: January 10, 2013, 08:09:28 AM »
so i recently picked up a 10lbs tank from my local homebrew store, and payed $21 for a fill, only to hook it up and find the next day after carbonating the regulator has dropped to the order soon marking, which stumbled me, because i tested for any leaks before storing it in a cold environment (garage) should i go back and ask them to fill it back up?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: nothing is Happening
« on: December 12, 2012, 04:11:29 PM »
for my second batch i was thinking of starting fermentation right away in the Carboy, then use a water bath with a fish heater in the 72 degree range what do you think?

I think 72 is to warm. Think maybe 65.

if 65 is better then i wont need to do a water bath, i thought i would have started at a higher temp to get the yeast going.  My house normally sits right around 65-68, but what about the carboy idea?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: nothing is Happening
« on: December 12, 2012, 03:47:59 PM »
for my second batch i was thinking of starting fermentation right away in the Carboy, then use a water bath with a fish heater in the 72 degree range what do you think?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: nothing is Happening
« on: December 12, 2012, 12:27:38 AM »
i have the how to brew book, i think chapter 6 off the top of my head, thank you for all the help, this is my first batch, so hopefully i didnt mess up somewhere  :P

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: nothing is Happening
« on: December 11, 2012, 08:28:23 PM »
 :D for a second there i though id have to restart the fermentation process, i will hopefully bottle on Thursday, when i have the time thank you.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: nothing is Happening
« on: December 11, 2012, 08:18:53 PM »
so just checked the gravity and its at 1.010

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: nothing is Happening
« on: December 11, 2012, 08:12:26 PM »
sorry i meant the potential alcohol was at 5.3% im going to test the gravity in a second and report back in a jiffy

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: nothing is Happening
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:54:21 PM »
before Fermentation it was at 5.3%  i havent checked it recently, but i did just taste it, and it tastes like watered down beer that is really bitter, what do you experts think?

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Yeast and Fermentation / nothing is Happening
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:45:34 PM »
So i dont like starting new threads every time i have a problem, but im a bit confused and lost at the moment im trying to get a English Brown Ale to Ferment but not having any luck. I used one of those kits i got from a local homebrew place. I started Fermentation on 11/30/12 and doesnt look like its doing anything. The kit came with a dry yeast, and i threw the yeast in there without getting it started, i keep it at around 65-67 thanks

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation Control During Cold Winters
« on: November 20, 2012, 07:03:54 PM »
thanks guys, i may have to go with the water bath, if my temps are below the suggested Temp range, still dont know which beer i would like to brew first

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation Control During Cold Winters
« on: November 19, 2012, 05:22:00 PM »
sorry i should have specified more clearer, so my basement usually sits at temps of 59 now i was wondering if this would effect the fermenting process at all, and havent decided yet, of what beer i want to brew first, i was thinking either Dark or Amber, leaning towards Amber however, anyone suggest a good starting kit, and a place that sells relatively fresh kits. much thanks again

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Yeast and Fermentation / Fermentation Control During Cold Winters
« on: November 19, 2012, 08:56:45 AM »
hi new brewer here, as im getting close to starting my first batch im having worries about keeping my fermenter at proper temps, now the whole house is usually below 65, when no one is home then heats up to 68 when im home, now my question is, what do i do to get my fermenter above those temps? much thanks appreciated

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