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Clibit
Notlaw wrote:


As we've discovered that more yeasts work at lower temperatures than we thought, I'm planning on keeping my bottles a bit cooler than previously while conditioning and just give them a bit more time.  Whereas previously I would have them somewhere a bit warmer, then chill them, now I'm thinking that I'll just put them in the garage and give them a month in there before trying.

I'm sure the odd sampler will be taken before then, but that's the idea anyway.


What perplexes me is that I give my brews plenty of time to reach final gravity before bottling. But they must ferment a bit more in the bottle, very slowly, in addition to the priming sugar. As if the yeast hits a point where the fermentation has reached a slow crawl, but crawls on a bit in the bottle. Some yeasts more than others. But I'm not sure which ones. US05 beers are pretty stable. English yeasts are probably the main culprits. There's also the possibility that a slight yeast or bacteria intrusion affects some brews. You can't be 100% free I think. I do my best. 
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GHW
Chug wrote:
Finding time to occupy the kitchen and brew when the family aren't around coz for some bizarre reason they don't like the lovely smells!


Amen to that brother
I would add, as a consequence, brewing in the garden when it's minus four outside.
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Steve
To let my ales condition properly before drinking them.
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Hops_and_Dreams
Not so much challenging, but I sometimes get frustrated when I miss the OG by a few points. I don't know why, they've always turned out ok anyway. The only time it didn't was my first AG brew ended up about 24ltr instead of 20ltr, that was a bit watery!
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Goldthirst
Negotiating a time-slot in the kitchen! [nono]
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Pinto
Finding time to brew! 😁 
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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Robert
I'd like to be able to get through my brew days without some kind of stupid accident that (usually) leaves me with a mess. Forgetting to close the tap before filling bucket. Disconnecting tube before closing valve. That kind of thing.
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Clibit
Getting started.
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justbeaz
having all the right components to brew I'm always short of something.
I like my water with barley and hops
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