Kevin Davidson (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 07:43 pm: ||
I brewed yesterday and pitched onto a yeast cake from a previous batch like the recipe recommended. I was warned that this beer needed lots of space so I used a 61/2 gal carboy. I started with slightly less than five gallons. Within an hour and a half there was fairly vigorous activity. To be safe, I used a one gallon cider jug and blow off tube. This is the first ultra high gravity beer that I have brewed and I guess that despite the warnings I still wasn’t prepared for what I found this morning. The gallon cider jug was full and another half gallon was all over the floor, under all my brewing equipment , boxes stored in the corner, cherry lumber that I was saving for a project, chest freezer kegerator you get the picture! It was a mess! I spent the first two hours this morning cleaning everything up. The worst part of the whole thing is that there is only 31/2 gallons in the carboy and it is still blowing out more.
|Posted on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 08:56 pm: ||
Kevin Davidson (18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 02:02 am: ||
Thanks i'll give it a try
Chris Colby (22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 02:50 pm: ||
Have you ever tried Fermcap? I'm curious, but I worry about it affecting the flavor of my beer. (I know they say it doesn't.)
Bill Pierce (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 03:20 pm: ||
Many commercial breweries use Fermcap. It is also rated as being food safe. I have never noticed any effect whatsoever on flavor. It breaks down as the wort is fermented, and neither does it affect the heading of the beer.