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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2010, 03:02:09 PM »
OK...... For every question you ask you get an array of answers. The learner's task is to distill (no pun intended) an answer that is defendable, and that he/she can live with, as in the end everything is YOUR decision.

So based on the words of more experienced people here, in the LHBS and other places I opened her up again today, took a reading (1010 again, although I calibrated the hygrometer at 60º and it reads a few points low, so call it 1012, still a good number) and then racked the whole thing to a 5g carboy.

Most of the foam was gone, and it was a nice clean transfer. I sanitized the entire county, including myself up to my elbows, and got nice and organic "in there" feeling the trub and carefully holding the auto siphon just above it. (Someone will now come along and tell me you should never touch your beer, but I found it a very nice and earthy experience......)

So, it's now in a container I can see through (MUCH better, I will never ferment in a bucket again) with a Fermometer on it (62º in my office on the floor) and NOW I will wait 'till things clear up.

BTW, it tastes great!
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2010, 06:58:19 PM »
although I calibrated the hygrometer at 60º and it reads a few points low

Ah, I see your problem. You need to use a hydrometer. A hygrometer measures relative humidity.  ;D
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2010, 07:33:22 PM »
Better get that second batch going now... Trust me.  ;)
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2010, 09:00:16 PM »
Ah, I see your problem. You need to use a hydrometer. A hygrometer measures relative humidity.  ;D

DOH! OK, the relative humidity in my beer is 1010...... what does THAT tell you?

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Better get that second batch going now... Trust me.

Got the "prescription" filled for the makings of a batch of Kölsch for the wifey.
Will be brewing Sunday. A Leffe is next, then a stout.

These visit's to Abe's are getting EXPENSIVE......(Abe's has over 500 beers in stock and sells singles.....a "researcher's" dream..... lol.


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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2010, 06:45:32 AM »
OK, now that I can SEE what's going on I'm seeing little off-white clumps that are forming and slooooooowly sinking to the bottom. I am assuming that this is flocculation and that when it stops my beer will be clear?
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2010, 10:36:02 AM »
This is wild, you can SEE it clearing..... 8) With a small LED flashlight I can now light up sinking clots that are 2-3 inches in from the side of the bottle as they sink....this morning I was only getting 1/2" in.....

No, I don't have to much free time. Need to go to work this afternoon and will be back Friday. May have a chance to have a "research pint" at the Lass O Gowrie.....

Can't wait to see what it looks like on Friday.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2010, 10:43:26 AM by oscarvan »
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2010, 01:37:58 PM »
Well, it looked the same as when I left, so I figure it's done. In the keg, 25lbs of steam. All ahead. I've got to get something going out of that tap. Sunday is brew day and first draft day.....

Las O Gowrie had a nice mild..... but also Leffe on tap...... that was easy. ;D
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2010, 03:51:13 PM »
This is wild, you can SEE it clearing.....

 Wait till you see one ferment in a clear carboy. You won't believe all the activity and trashing about and such. A beautiful sight.
I've been know to watch one for hours. Completely mesmerized 8)
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2010, 08:10:22 PM »
This is wild, you can SEE it clearing.....

 Wait till you see one ferment in a clear carboy. You won't believe all the activity and trashing about and such. A beautiful sight.
Tubercle's been know to watch one for hours. Completely mesmerized 8)

 Right?  ;)
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2010, 08:14:15 PM »
I made BEER! First batch ever, kegged, in the keggerator........nonchalantly stroll up and pull myself a home brew...... There are people with a shidload more money than me that aren't half as RICH as I am tonight!!!!!!!! (hic)

OK, it will probably take a little more CO2, you're looking at 5 minutes of gentle rocking and another 6 hours at 25 psi, now down to 10.....so over the next 48 it will probably take a bit more which will give a better head (don't even GO there) Meanwhile the taste is good, so is body and  mouth feel. And I KNOW there's alc in it...... hic. ;D


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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2010, 08:16:22 PM »
And so it begins...
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2010, 08:20:46 PM »
Aaah.....that reminds me of a song....

It begins with a blessing
and it ends with a curse;
Making life easy,
by making it worse;
My mask is my Master,
The trumpeter weeps,
But his voice is so weak
As he speaks from his sleep, saying
Why, why, why, why are we sleeping!

People are watching,
people who stare;
waiting for something
that`s already there.
Tomorrow I`ll find it ,
The trumpeter screams,
And remembers he`s hungry
And drowns in his dreams, saying
Why, why, why, why are we sleeping!

My head is a nightclub
With glasses and wine;
The customers dancing
Or just making time;
While Daevid is cursing
The customers scream!
Now everyone`s shouting,
"Get out of my dreams!"


Let me look if there's a ewetoob of that.....
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2010, 08:25:57 PM »
By golly there is.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwc_gosvQ_A&feature=related

Now, that's the Soft Machine, but later Kevin Ayers did it solo..... much better.... let me look for that.

Ew golly, we're talking thread drift......but wait, it's MY thread....and.....home brew will do that to you.... ;D
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2010, 08:32:47 PM »
Oh, here it is......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9eH-Mz4QBA

Well, not quite...... He is acting up, again.... the album was the best, check out the solo at the end.....Em effing genius he was yes siree..... (Back in 1974 you young 'uns)


Whoaaaa another blast from the past.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbP8XpQC5Us

(Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel)

It's interesting..... for decades all this stuff was lost, except for vinyl and cassettes (I can explain) in my collection.... Now suddenly all this stuff is appearing on ewetoob...... from what? 8mm tapes? recordings hiding in studio archives?

This is really, really cool.
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Re: Is it done?
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2010, 08:41:05 PM »
Congrats! Drink deep my friend... Treasure these moments.
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