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  1. RickC1970

    longest you have let bottles sit?

    Thanks for the replies. I'll keep all that in mind. I knew that store bought beer doesn't usually age well (aside from the Sam Adams Triple Bock I tried many years ago). I jst wasn't sure on home brew.
  2. After bottling what is the longest you have let the bottles sit? After the 4 week wait time does it continue to condition and if so when does it peak? I'm just curious.
  3. RickC1970

    newbie here

    Cool...Thanks
  4. RickC1970

    newbie here

    Thanks...do you think the three weeks will be enough or maybe wait an extra week?
  5. RickC1970

    newbie here

    I still have the fermenter in the cooler with an ice pack. I have a little bit of foam going on in there so it looks like it is going...I'll just keep checking and make sure I keep the temp cool and steady. This is the light beer recipe so I don't know how that may have an effect on how much action goes on.
  6. RickC1970

    newbie here

    Well I checked it when i got home...it looks like there are some light colored globs in there...not sure quite how to describe it. it is hard to see through the keg.
  7. RickC1970

    newbie here

    Sounds good'''I'll put it back in..I'll see about getting a digital probe
  8. RickC1970

    newbie here

    I have one of them temp strips that you stick on the side
  9. RickC1970

    newbie here

    Yes. And the temp strip is below the line. The strip only goes down to 64 degrees...I had a thermometer in the cooler that told me it was 57 degrees. im gonna leave it out of the cooler tonight as it is usually 65 degrees at night. I guess being new to this i'm a bit nervous and don't know what to look for...lol
  10. RickC1970

    newbie here

    I took it out of the cooler...the house is 69 degrees that should help...I just hope i didn't make a mistake somewhere. I sanitized everything...I just hope I stirred the wort good enough when i put it in the fermenter with the spring water.
  11. RickC1970

    newbie here

    I'm not seeing anything happening in the fermenter...I thought it would be foaming or something...I had to open the cooler it got down to 57 degrees
  12. RickC1970

    newbie here

    I only got the 1.25 gal container to make sanitizing the bottles easier. I'll fill the bottles from the LBK. I was going to get a bottling wand but they are out of stock on the MR. Beer site. I just finished the brew and it is in the fermenter which is in my cooler with an icepack...I will check the temp and see if I need to add another one. The temp in my house has been 66-70 degrees but I am aiming for 64 in my cooler...wife wont let me keep the house that cool...lol.
  13. RickC1970

    newbie here

    I'm going to look for it...if not I'll order it online
  14. RickC1970

    newbie here

    Thanks. I got the kit today. It came with American light beer and the Octoberfest. I'm gonna start off with the light beer that way if i make a mistake it's no big loss...lol. I am just waiting for my spring water to get cold enough in the fridge. I have a 55gal Lifetime cooler I can use along with plenty of icepacks. I bought a cheap stick on thermometer to stick on the LBK so I can monitor the temp. I also bought a 1.25 gallon container with a spigot to use for bottling. I don't have any unscented dish soap so i will have to get that.
  15. If you are satisfied with the results it shouldn't matter. I haven't brewed yet but when I get my kit I will. I probably wouldn't have thought about it if it wasn't for an inexpensive way to start. I may decide to get more technical down the road.
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