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  • Cheektowaga, NY
  • Brewing,hiking,backpacking,kayaking
  • Geologist
  • Kyle Jones
  • Country, southern rock, classic rock, folk, bluegrass.
  • Cheers, Arrested Development, Always Sunny, White Collar
  • 45qt. cooler, 40+ qt. Al kettle, 5 gal. carboy and 6.5 gal. bucket, kegerator (3 taps)rnBayou Classic SP-10 converted to NG (5/64th" orifice)
  • We don't need no stinking secondary!
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  • Posted in thread: Why does everyone make their brewday so stressfull and expensive on 05-05-2016 at 02:13 PM
    Brewing is easy. All grain is easy. Figure out how much strike water you need, heat it up.
    Grind your grain(if it isn't preground at the LHBS). mash the grain. Drain the wort, Sparge to
    boil volume. B...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Schedule on 02-29-2016 at 04:21 AM
    DMS is really a concern with Pilsner malts, though some researchers have shown that on a
    homebrew scale even a 30 minute boil will remove DMS in detectable amounts in a triangle test.
    ( easier to kee...

  • Posted in thread: Can a dirty tube ruin my batch on 02-29-2016 at 03:55 AM
    As 5-Star Chemicals says, (paraphrased) sanitizer can't sanitize what isn't clean.I wouldn't
    fret over it too much at this point. Soak the tube in some PBW and flush the film out if
    possible. Then rin...

  • Posted in thread: First brew day! It's finally here on 02-18-2016 at 12:48 AM
    What was your starting volume into the kettle? You can estimate about 10-15% boil off per hour
    depending on your system, boil style, and weather conditions.It sounds like either your
    pre-boil or S.G. ...

  • Posted in thread: First brew day! It's finally here on 02-17-2016 at 01:17 AM
    If you can't get it to compact, either continue with the batch as long as you're flowing liquid
    or do a batch sparge. Don't be too paranoid about some grain getting through to the boil. What
    are you u...

  • Posted in thread: BBQ control panel for natural gas setup? on 01-26-2016 at 11:30 AM
    As long as the valves on the knobs allow enough gas to flow to fuel the burners I would imagine
    that'd work. Keep in mind people often run up to 1/2" supply lines to the burner itself. I
    don't know if...

  • Posted in thread: Starting to dial in the process on 01-04-2016 at 03:36 AM
    Hitting all my numbers and being efficient makes me for feel like the guy launching jets in the
    opening to Top Gun. Kyle

  • Posted in thread: Mint for Stout on 01-04-2016 at 02:52 AM
    I'll cast another vote for the tea bags. They worked great for me in the past. Kyle

  • Posted in thread: Grain crusher on 01-04-2016 at 02:39 AM
    Haven't heard of it, but if it'll pull grain through consistently and doesn't shred husks I
    can't see why it wouldn't work. Try it out and post some pics of the crush. Kyle

  • Posted in thread: Replacing parts? on 01-04-2016 at 02:35 AM
    Boil it in a saucepan with plain water and/ or use a pipe cleaner. PBW is fantastic and
    available at your local homebrew shop.I'll typically soak my airlocks/ hoses in sanitizer for
    ~15 minutes before...