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seen Jul 5 at 12:33

Jun
28
comment What is the recommended procedure for bottling given this setup?
ps. my local store does not carry auto siphons, and I didn't have time to order one for that particular batch. Instead, I bought a nice piece of tubing and, maintaining diligence, manual-siphoned the beer. It was fast, easy, and my hand went in the beer only a little (but nobody needs to know that). It just so happened I was using S-04, and as you say, it was beautifully packed and easy to siphon off of. Thanks for the confidence boost re: siphoning.
Jun
28
comment How do I measure the alcohol of a fruit beer?
Thanks, that's a good start. And for the record, I was not about to assume anything regarding higher or lower alcohol levels!! :D
Jun
21
comment Is this a bottle bomb waiting to happen?
OK, no bottle bombs =) Carbed up nicely, and it even seems a little less sweet. So with that knowledge ... apparently the yeast was fine, and the sugars present were just unfermentable. Wish I knew why that happened.
Jun
12
comment Is this a bottle bomb waiting to happen?
I tend to agree with you. I think my biggest mistake was not pitching enough yeast to begin with. Followed perhaps by not aerating enough at first. In the future, I'll try to look out for these parameters in high-gravity brews, because apparently I'm not equipped to handle second pitchings.
Jun
12
comment Is this a bottle bomb waiting to happen?
Five days later ... absolutely zero change in gravity.
Jun
6
comment Is this a bottle bomb waiting to happen?
I decided to pitch a packet of T-58, right into the fermenter. I rehydrated and proofed with a little sterilized sugar. I'll give it a few days and check on it ... thanks for the tips.
Jun
5
comment Is this a bottle bomb waiting to happen?
The whole thing is kind of exciting though because I've never had to repitch. And thus begins a new brewing adventure.
Jun
5
comment Is this a bottle bomb waiting to happen?
I botched my day's plans and couldn't get to the store in time. It'll have to be tomorrow. I really hope I haven't accidentally aerated the mix when I swished it around.
Jun
4
comment Is this a bottle bomb waiting to happen?
Absolutely not, having more than one batch going at once is beyond my skills/equipment. What is so terrible about aeration at this point?
Jun
4
comment Is this a bottle bomb waiting to happen?
I aerated as vigorously as possible by hand. I think I will try to pitch more yeast. I'm not sure how the new yeast will survive without aeration, though...?
Jun
4
comment Is this a bottle bomb waiting to happen?
Pitched one packet of S-33, it proofed like crazy almost immediately. I do not have the exp. date anymore. Recipe has FG at 1.026, but that was for OG of 1.096, which I overshot by 0.007.