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  1. Finally bottled my GAB today, it was in the LBK for a month because I’ve been sick and busy with Xmas. btw is this the yeast? When I clean the LBK after bottling I have Trub, and this stuff:
  2. The stick on thermometer and the aquarium thermometer read within a degree of each other though, so I’m keeping an eye on the temps. I try to check it every 12 hours, but sometimes I go 24 hours. My LBK is in my kitchen pantry right across from my refrigerator so I can take a peak at it any time I go to the fridge
  3. I have one, but because it’s atill so warm here I can’t see the temperature strip on the side of the LBK when it’s in the cooler
  4. One more week until I bottle the Girls And Boysenberries :-)
  5. Cheers! Thanks man I’m willing to drink my mistakes so it should be a fun learning experience. I’m still using the aquarium thermometer in the cooler, eventually I will put it into the LBK somehow. In the meantime I’m checking the ambient temps inside the cooler every 12 hours or so and I’ve managed to keep it in the low to mid 60s using frozen water bottles.
  6. Just started my next batch. Girls and Boysenberries! One week until I add the Boysenberry
  7. Sitting on the couch sipping a Bewitched Amber Ale! It’s delicious. A little darker than I expected, almost stout-y.
  8. Put a couple beers in fridge yesterday afternoon... now we wait for turkey day!
  9. Good to know. I’ll put a couple in the fridge after work, thanks!
  10. 5 more days until my beer should be ready! On the 25th they’ll be at four weeks. I did cheat and try one already at two weeks and it was pretty good. I’ll probably throw a couple in the fridge Wednesday night or Thursday morning to drink on Thanksgiving. Next batch should start brewing Sunday the 26th of November :-)
  11. Sunday is bottling day! took advantage of the sale Mr Beer was running and ordered my next brew, too. Girls and Boysenberries!
  12. Thank you. That’s what I thought. Next batch I’ll have the sensor IN the wort.
  13. Can I remove the lid one week into fermentation to do this? Or should I wait for the next batch?
  14. I’ve been checking it a lot and it’s staying right at 60 degrees air temperature in the cooler. I’m not sure what to do to get it up 5 degrees. Maybe tomorrow I’ll put one frozen bottle in and keep an eye on it throughout the day. Once I bottle it’ll be a new challenge to keep the temp at 70... maybe in the cooler with half a bottle of frozen water. I’ll figure it out and share it here :-)
  15. Yeah it’s gonna be tough for sure, but the wait will be worth it! A few questions: It’s Bewitched Amber Ale and it says I’m the instructions 68-76 degrees for two weeks in the LBK. My fermentation chamber is staying exactly at 60 degrees. Should I let it warm up a little? I seem to remember reading on here low 60’s being ideal? I’m definitely going the full three weeks before bottling, I want the best possible results. Then I’ll bottle it for the full four weeks. Should the bottles sit at the same temperature as the wort? Thanks everyone!