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  1. oldbagobones

    American Ale problem

    I get that "don't look" thing. I have brewed several of the LBK's now and I don't as a rule poke it, look in it, or any of the other colloquialisms that we can come up with. I admit I am not a seasoned old brewer, but I have enough sense to listen to what the experienced people have to say. My only concern was, it did not look like my past brews did when I was ready to cold crash, and just needed to hear from others that may have experienced the same thing. Just being cautious, and didn't want to waste my time. Thanks for your replies.
  2. oldbagobones

    American Ale problem

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  3. oldbagobones

    American Ale problem

    Rickbeer, I have seen that implied in the forums but was still concerned because other batches that I have brewed had not acted this way. Just wanted to be sure I'm not wasting my time with this batch.
  4. oldbagobones

    American Ale problem

    Rickbeer why are you yelling? Lol. I look because it is in a refrigerator that I use daily. No, I didn't take off the top. I am concerned due to the date on the can in my previous post. It was past the buy by date and I was worried that the yeast may be bad. Just looking for some knowledge about it. Thanks for the encouragement tho!
  5. oldbagobones

    American Ale problem

    Checked on the LBK this morning and it looks like no change in the floating stuff on the surface. I'm beginning to think maybe the yeast was no good or maybe I have an infection. I'll let this continue on it's cold crash for a couple more days and see if there is any change.
  6. oldbagobones

    American Ale problem

    Got it in the fridge now. Hoping for the best! Thanks!!
  7. oldbagobones

    American Ale problem

    I brewed at a temp fluctuating between 64 - 68 degrees for the third week. Tried to maintain a constant 68 but the temp cooled at night and I had to warm the room back up to 68 in the AM for about a week. Our temps got low and I had no back up heat for two days and put a heater in the room for the remaining days until the three week time.
  8. oldbagobones

    American Ale problem

    Been brewing an American Ale for the past three weeks. Got ready to cold crash it and noticed that there was a large amount of yeast still at the top of the keg. My previous brews the yeast had all dropped to the bottom. I tasted a small bit and it seemed cidery. One other thing, the expiration date was this past month and now I am wondering if the whole batch might be bad. Any thoughts?
  9. oldbagobones

    Cigars and Craft Beer

    I do enjoy the smell of a cigar. Not so much in an enclosed area, like a house. We don't smoke in the house because it does linger and makes your house smell. We want to be able to breathe clean smelling air, not lingering cigar smoke. That lingering smell indoors grabs you by the nostrils and slams you into the walls. Outside is best for me. Gonna do that with a cold one now!
  10. oldbagobones

    Cigars and Craft Beer

    I agree that smoking in the house make for nasty smells as well as making a film on everything. I don't want our living area to smell like an old flop house either! LOL!
  11. oldbagobones

    Cigars and Craft Beer

    I enjoy cigars with a beer. Actually, I enjoy cigars. I agree with Shrike, in the summer a nice cocktail on ice with a cigar is great. When the weather cools its nice to have a porter or stout with a cigar. Of course I have to do this outdoors because my wife don't want a stinky cigar smell in the house! Lol!
  12. oldbagobones

    Hydrometer reads

    Nickfixit, thanks for making my head spin! That is a lot of info to digest. Seriously, that is a big help. I am not overly concerned about an exact measurement for ABV but getting a close idea is what I strive to get. As long as my beer has a good flavor and mouthfeel, I am happy. The alcohol amount is just an added bonus. Measuring the ABV is just out of curiosity more than of a critical observation. Thanks for the info!!
  13. oldbagobones

    Hydrometer reads

    Thanks RickBeer, I know the difference is small but having the correct equation makes the difference.
  14. oldbagobones

    Hydrometer reads

    Looking around some of the beer sites on the web I got a confusing issue. The equation that is used to determine th FG has different numbers and I wonder which one would be correct. One number I saw was (OG-FG)x131.25, and the other was (OG-FG)x132.715. Which one would be more accurate?
  15. oldbagobones

    Cold crashing and bottle carbonating

    The temp has been a fairly constant 72 degrees. The bottles have been conditioning for over 4 weeks. I just tried one bottle that was 3/4 full at the end of the last bit of wort. It may be that the bottle did not contain enough primer or simply not enough in the bottle. My concern is the cold crash affecting the outcome. Creeps you say no, so hopefully my other batches will be OK.
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