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Re: Booze and Brew: The Homebrewing Topic
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2020, 04:25:05 am »
It's breathing, airlock is pretty constantly active as of right now, gave it the first nutrient regimen 24 hours after pitch late yesterday. If I lean over and crack my closet door from where I type this I can hear it burble. Smells like hibiscus, honey, and juniper in my closet. Like shoving your nose into a crafty gin cocktail.

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Re: Booze and Brew: The Homebrewing Topic
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2020, 02:25:31 pm »
If it starts trying to get out of that closet you need to put it down because it will want to take your skin.

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Re: Booze and Brew: The Homebrewing Topic
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2020, 06:26:39 am »
Am nervous about ruining it every time I add nutrient. Pat, will sleep with a Glock 21 under my pillow from now on. Thanks for advice.

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Re: Booze and Brew: The Homebrewing Topic
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2020, 07:29:16 am »
Oh! Do you have a G21? I got the G40 a couple years ago chambered in 10mm. Really like it.

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Re: Booze and Brew: The Homebrewing Topic
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2020, 02:05:37 pm »
Haha no, don't actually own any, just being a goof. Hard in Cali. If I bought a gun it'd probably be something for hunting after I moved somewhere rural, not a G21... but I do think glocks are neat. That and the G24 are some of my favorite pistols. G40 is also cool.

On topic, the smell of the brew has desweetened a bit. I think it might smell slightly boozy in the closet too but that's probably just some of the cheap tequila in the airlock.

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Re: Booze and Brew: The Homebrewing Topic
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2020, 02:47:52 pm »
G40 is illegal in California. Not saying that was entirely why I got it, but it helped. :3

When do you expect the batch to be complete? Still a while to go?

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Re: Booze and Brew: The Homebrewing Topic
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2020, 03:37:17 pm »
A couple weeks to a month is usual. It varies. I was going to leave until gas activity stops and I take a reading to see if it's fermented enough. The calculator I'm using suggests that about a third of any fermentable sugars should be converted to alchohol in between three and seven days, so probably somewhere around there right now.

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Re: Booze and Brew: The Homebrewing Topic
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2020, 11:16:03 am »
Make sure you do a face cam for the taste test. :D

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Re: Booze and Brew: The Homebrewing Topic
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2020, 10:09:36 pm »
No facecam. But did pull it today for a gravity reading and a small tasting. It's somewhere between 8 and 10 percent ABV. Still taste mostly of honey, lightly of hibiscus, and of juniper almost not at all... which mean I'll be putting some more berries in during secondary. But it's making progress, if a little slower than I thought.

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Re: Booze and Brew: The Homebrewing Topic
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2020, 04:24:48 pm »
Slow and steady! The best things from the kitchen take a while.