Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Notes: Takes about 4oz./100ml to do this but bubbling has decreased drammatically and I wanted to know! :-) Gotta learn somehow, eh? (*burp* :-) (heater was down to 70 and it's rather nipply in here). Watch too many samples (negative pressure).
I think I will try a 'Primary Dry Hopping'. Leaning towards 3oz. tossed in a muslum bag for the last week (after bubbling stops).
Sunday, December 28, 2008
As the thread shows, I had questions and got EXCELLENT responses! I heartily recommend this forum for anyone interested in brewing! Not condescending or elitist at all!
Ok, back to the brew!
Note: All hour formats will from now on be in 24 hour (military) time and date stamps will be in a
2008-12-26-1930: Sanitized w/Coopers Sanitizer
Set-up in Kitchen in the corner of the counter that sees no use, heated the extract, brew enhancer 2 (sugars) and added cool water to get to my target temp.
2008-12-26-2200: 26.5C. Took hydrometer reading = 1046 (note to self: above the number is lower!)
2008-12-27-1000: 25C. SG=1034.
2008-12-27-2000: 25C. SG=1030.
Ok, I confess, I am waaay to excited and overzealous with my new hobby! I ordered another Beer Kit from Coopers so I will have 2 fermenters going! Wheeeee! I've been reading and reading and decided to not (yet) delve into boiling/grain but it's something I will work towards eventually. Being able to make my OWN recipes will be wonderful!
Disclaimer: I realise some will look at my entry into the hobby as a partial endeavor and that Stupours Brewery is making (pretty much) set recipes at this time (manufactured by Coopers Brewery) but I look at it that each batch is unique to itself (despite even using same ingredients). The most important part is the pleasure of drinking good beer with the knowledge that I made it myself, isn't it? :-)