First crack at this

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  1. Trialben

    Trialben Well-Known Member

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    What about demijohns they would make nice little test batch formentors and you can double them as yeast starter jars?
     
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    Sounds like a plan :p
     
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    Good evening,morning,afternoon,whatevertime it is where you are , or depending on what side of the globe today tomorrow or yesterday,or toilet flushes clockwise or counterclockwise, .. Ok that being said.
    Been quietly watching my brew, day 8 and still bubbling, but has slowed down quite a bit looks like she wants to go the full 2 weeks lol , suspense is killing me
     
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    give it at least 10 to 12 days, it will only clear more
     
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    Im still seeing bubbles every 90 seconds or so still waiting for my replacement hydrometer so I'll just wait for now
     
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    Nice slow fermentation There GPA was that's ale yeast aye?
     
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    Wyeast American wheat beer yeast it sounded good for what I wanted temperature range was 58-74 degrees ,I have been blessed with a cool spell so fermentation has been steady at 67 degrees. Smells freaky good right now!!
     
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    Yup. Best thing you can do for your beer for the next several days is nothing.
     
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    Yup fortunately my work and baby watching schedule is not going to allow me to touch it for a few days, my replacement hydrometer should be here tomorrow, probably Sunday I'll get an FG on it and maybe a tiny taste , check it in another day or so.
     
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    So when do you think you'll realize it takes longer to brew a batch than to drink a batch? When are you starting your next batch? I like to have 3 ales and 2 lagers going at any any given time. I only have 2 and 2 right now, with 1 keg conditioning (ideally 2) and 6 kegs on tap.
     
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    and you don't want to run out, who wants to buy beer when you can make it eek :eek:
     
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    Amen brother
     
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    well all I can say is I have several children and grand children I know the drill, I actually stopped drinking for six years to raise kids, good luck
     
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    Yup. The Yuengling company sent me a get well card. They knew something was up when I stopped buying their beer!!
     
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    Funny you should ask i was thinking of that same thing yesterday lol I only have 1 primary right now so as soon as I empty it , I plan on filling it right away, then I figure I have about 2 weeks to figure out what to put it in :p and kind of rinse and repeat until I gather enough supplies. Just got some nice 2 gallon bucket from the bakery where my wife works, fitting with air locks soon. Winter will be the big push my basement stays steady 60-65 ... So to answer the other question is yes Greg is hooked o_O
     
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    6.5 gallon buckets are cheap, I have at least 10 for various things, if you have a basement in the north well your headed in the right direction
     
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    I'd recommend at least 2 carboys/buckets, and maybe 3 smaller 2 gallons buckets. That givesaid you a nice bit of flexibility

    And make sure at least one carboy / bucket is at least 6.5 gallons, the smaller 5 gallon one will need a blowout tube from time to time
     
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    I hate to admit it but I have 1-30 gallon carboy, 4-13 gallon, 4 good usable 6.5 gallon, 6 for all kinds of cleaning and hauling and milling and 4-5 gallon buckets for drips runs and trash :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm guessing the 30 gallon carboy is nailed to the ground? No way you're moving that without a forklift!!
     
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    lol it was for a project that didn't develop " I have many" I briefly used it for filtered water storage but now it just sits and waits for an new plan lol
     

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