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Getting ready to brew my first batch of beer this weekend...so very excited!! It is an Oatmeal stout kit from locally owned Small Batch Homebrew here in Raleigh. Ill let you know the results!!
I received a Mr. Beer Premium Edition Homebrewing Kit as a gift. I hope to set it up tonight and begin my homebrewing experience!
I just ordered a homebrew kit, and it came in today. Now I just need to get a pot to boil the wort in and I can begin my homebrewing experience.
Awesome! Im pretty psyched to see a group like this on this forum. Ill return with pics when i get the chance... BTW goodluck with that.
Seth, mead and wine are fine, though I have no experience with making either. That being said, I've got two little ones at home right now and they have pushed me solidly into the baby bottle brewing camp, so I can't really be particular.
Is this group dedicated to just beer? is mead and or wine acceptable?
Yeah, a 5 US gal batch of beer really needs at least 6 1/2 gal of room to ferment without issue. If you are using a strain of yeast that is particularly vigorous, something closer to 7 gal would be better. Now, if the reality is that you have a 6 gal carboy, and you just have to use that, rig up a blow-off tube. Instead of placing the airlock into the bung, place the end of a 3 to 4 foot long piece of food grade plastic tubing, available at about any homebrew shop, in the bung, and then place the other end down in a growler, jug or glass bottle (minimum of 22 oz) filled with sanitized water or vodka (I use water with StarSan). That will allow the foam to escape without violating your airlock.
If you caught it quickly, chances are that fermentation was so vigorous that your IPA should be spared from infection. Remember, relax, don't worry and have a homebrew. It'll probably be just fine.
I recently made an IPA. More of the trub went into the primary fermenter (6 gallon, plastic carboy). The first two days of fermentation, my bubbler was going along nicely and I had some good activity. On the third day; however, the bubbling stopped and instead of vodka in the airlock, I had my beer. There wasn't a big bubble over, but there was some stickiness on the sides of the carboy.
So, what happened? Too much acitivity? This is only my second batch of homebrew ever, so I am fairly new.
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