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Kegging and Bottling / Re: forgot to prime???
« on: August 15, 2014, 04:59:27 PM »
I know this sounds like alot of work but worse case scnario and they are all flat- can I dose them and re-cap?
Say maybee with prime dose or something? I would rather do that work than drink it flat or toss it.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: forgot to prime???
« on: August 15, 2014, 04:57:57 PM »
what temp has it been conditioning at since bottling?

IT has been between 68 and 72.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: forgot to prime???
« on: August 15, 2014, 04:13:46 PM »
How do you mix the sugar into the beer before bottling?

it's possible you didn't mix it well enough and there will be flat bottles and way way over carbed bottles. try a couple bottles from different places in the run and see if the problem is universal or spotty.

I normally mix 2 cup swater and 5oz corn sugar boil for 10min and cool dump it into the bottom of the botteling bucket an then rack on top of it. Im sure bottles are sealed well but not sure what finning means? I let this batch sit in the fermenter for 3-1/2 weeks and the hydrometer was steady for 3 days so im good there.

Kegging and Bottling / forgot to prime???
« on: August 15, 2014, 04:03:52 PM »
Just sampled a Summit saga clone i bottled on 7/20. Taste is spot on however flat as a pancake. I cant imagine I forgot to prime which I always do with two cups water and 5oz corn sugar on the stove top. Could it be something else? Like I said taste is spot on its just flat no carb at all.
Thanks, still learning,

General Homebrew Discussion / how to vid
« on: August 10, 2014, 12:37:41 PM »
Im still realitively new to the hobby and was wondering if there were start to finish vids that you guys may recommend. There is something to seeing it vs reading it.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Newbie here - bottle storage?
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:24:23 AM »
13" square milk crates work great and hold 25 beers!

Ingredients / Re: dry hopping schedule
« on: July 29, 2014, 07:35:57 PM »
depending on how much of a dry hop character you want, pale ale - IPA - Double IPA etc your dry hop size and amount of dry hop charges may vary.

This is a summit saga IPA clone im working on. 1oz each went into the secondary citra and amarillo. Im guessing I will be ok.

Ingredients / dry hopping schedule
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:52:40 PM »
I am starting to want to try dry hopping and have a couple questions. First I assume when the dry hop schedule says 4 days or 5 days that means add the hopps 4 days before botteling or 5 days before botteling- coerrect?
Second - what is the harm if you were to add hops in the seconday for a week or two? I would think that just gives the hops more time to soak into the beer- or am i off on this?

Thanks guys-

All Grain Brewing / A little brown sugar????
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:24:52 AM »
Wondering if anyone has used brown sugar in lieu of corn sugar to amp up the %? Taste benifits sound good but too new to the brewing hobby to try it. Yet Any input i greatly appreciated.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: omega yeast
« on: July 23, 2014, 09:05:27 AM »
Liquid yeast without a starter can easily take 1-2 days before fermentation really takes off.

So its ok to wait up to 48 hours before i see anything happening? Before I can see the bubbler going is there an way i can tell the yeast are working? I would like to harvest some of the yeast from this batch which will be my first time.
Thanks guys,

Yeast and Fermentation / omega yeast
« on: July 22, 2014, 09:51:27 PM »
Stopped at the LHBS and picked up an omega yeast 004 liquid pack just to try it. The guy told me no nutrient pack to smack just let it get to room temp (3hours min on the package) and pitch. So I waited around 5 hours shook it up and pitched it. This was at 9pm. At 7am the next morning no action at all so i threw on the old us05 and away it went. Omega doesn't give any info on the pack or on the website but they are local to me that's why i tried it. The brew shop said i should have waited longer 12 to 48 hours for the fermentation to start!!! That seems excessive to have to wait that long for yeast that are just snoozing right?
Any input would be appreciated im still learning.

Equipment and Software / Re: Grain Storage
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:41:28 PM »
I found the most economical solution is to use ANY 5 gallon buckets, Gamma lids or the standard lids with seals and just line them with food safe bag liners.  Each bucket holds about 25 pounds of grain.  If you are getting some overseas malt, chances are you are going to use at least 5 pounds for your next recipe and then you can split the rest among two buckets.

Here are the full details:

Just curious why the bag? If your storing grain (not liquid) do you really need food safe buckets?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Calculating weight of BIAB grain bag
« on: May 28, 2014, 09:14:59 AM »
I just did a 14 Lb grain bill ipa for  5 gal batch and it wasn't too bad. I will install a lifting eye above the pot next time and hoist it. To do a 5 gal batch i started with 8 gal and ended up with 4.5 finished gallons though.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: local brew shop
« on: May 07, 2014, 05:17:00 PM »
The grain bill is as reads
9Lbs 2row
2LBS caramel/crystal 20L
2Lb white wheat
1LB victory
5oz cascade hops
1 pack white labs WLP001

I do want to support them and will continue to do so however for the 2 row I will probably start buying bulk to save some cash.

General Homebrew Discussion / local brew shop
« on: May 07, 2014, 12:31:18 AM »
New to this forum and home brewing as well. I have a local brew supplier which i have met and like quite a bit. I feel compelled to buy from them because they are realitively new and i like the idea of supporting local business.
Im starting whole grain and ive got one batch under m belt so i brought them  recipe i found and had them supply everything from the yeast to the hops and ground up grains for a double ipa. I understand this is a considerable ( 14LBS) of grain but the total came to 41 dollars. I went to rite brew and the same ingredient list came to under 25 bucks plus shipping. I value service and all and i want to support them ut over the long haul thatwould cost me considerably. Thoughts? Thanks, Jim

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