VIEW MY

JimRausch

JimRMaine

Gift Premium Subscription To JimRausch

Join Date:

01-17-2012

Last Activity:

08-25-2016 5:35 PM

Age:

59 years old

Likes Given: 210

235 Likes on 207 Posts 

    ABOUT ME

  • I sense a new obsessive hobby...........
  • Scouting,hiking,camping,music
  • Veterinarian
  • same
  • eclectic- jazz,folk,some pop, classical, singer-songwriter
  • Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • currently BBT
  • varied interests
  • Bangor Homebrewers
  • Have been thinking about brewing since I found a Hop vine at an old abandoned homestead 3 years ago, and transplanted it home. It grows up the side of my house.rnMy wife finally took the hint and got me a 'Truebrew' kit for Christmas 2011. 1st brew was an 'Oktoberfest' on 12/26. Surprised me by being quite tasty.
  • It's amazing to look back on my original post. Still brewing some of the original beers I started with in my 1st year. Have expanded a bit though. rnCounted this afternoon; I have 20 different varieties either in the process or ready to drink.
  • See my signature line for latest update
  • See my signature line for latest update
  • See my signature line for latest update
  • none
  • Male
  • Married
  • Ellsworth
  • Maine

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Post fermentation Temperatures on 08-25-2016 at 05:30 PM
    Hmm, you should have seen in some of those thousands of articles that the most important time
    for temperature control is during the 1st 48 hours post pitch. Keeping the temp toward the
    lower end of yo...

  • Posted in thread: Am I the only one that uses a lot more hops than most recipes I see? on 08-25-2016 at 01:13 AM
    Yep, You are the only one who has ever changed up a recipe. :D:D;):pBut seriously, as you hit
    upon, "Hop times, they are a changing". (sorry Bob)Do what you like. If you were to cut back,
    it wouldn't ...

  • Posted in thread: Extract vs All grain.... on 08-13-2016 at 01:36 AM
    This spring I did the AG version of CS, but used maple sap instead of water in the mash. And
    primed it with maple syrup. Called the thing "Moose Maple Slobber". Not much maple character
    came through o...

  • Posted in thread: Extract vs All grain.... on 08-13-2016 at 01:33 AM
    More power to you Mikie- you're doing what you want!By the way, I love the slobber
    too............. :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Cider carbonation in bottle - Not optimal? on 08-11-2016 at 11:35 PM
    I picked up one little trick on this forum a few years back (Nightshade or Nighthawk I think).
    When you bottle, do one in a plastic soda bottle. Squeeze the excess air out and cap with the
    screw-on ca...

  • Posted in thread: Cider carbonation in bottle - Not optimal? on 08-10-2016 at 11:40 PM
    An alternative is the cooler pasteurization method. I've very successfully gotten semi-sweet,
    moderately carbonated ciders using this method. You do have to keep an eye on the level of
    carbonation and...

  • Posted in thread: Had bad luck with priming with DME. How to convert to priming sugar? on 08-10-2016 at 11:25 PM
    D**n it, got sucked into answering another necroed thread. I have to start looking at the
    dates......

  • Posted in thread: Had bad luck with priming with DME. How to convert to priming sugar? on 08-10-2016 at 11:24 PM
    I know the kits come with a 5oz. packet of dextrose, but for most styles that's too much sugar
    for a 5G batch. Use a priming calculator. The NB one is a good, easy-to-use one.

  • Posted in thread: Adding Fruit on 08-08-2016 at 01:27 AM
    DON'T cook it- that sets the pectin which means you'll have to add pectinase to get rid of the
    pectin haze. Plus cooking fruit = cooked fruit flavor, not fresh fruit flavor.Over the years
    I've added b...

  • Posted in thread: MID BREW Gravity help!! on 08-07-2016 at 12:01 AM
    Too late for this batch, but for the future, it's a good idea to keep a lb. of DME, a lb. of
    sugar and/or a lb. of honey on hand for just such circumstances. General rule of thumb- in a 5G
    batch, 1 lb...

FORUM SIGNATURE
Primary:1 G Peach wine, 1G Dandelion wine Bottle conditioning: Penobscot Blueribbon 4.0, 'Clarence' Stout Drinking: German Pilsner 'Wannabe', Jamaica Mon Ginger beer, Fruit/Moon series, Moose Maple Slobber, RyeCentennial Pale ale, Batch 64 Bock, Spring Snowstorm Porter, Decemberfest lager,Valentine's Irish Red, December in Vienna lager, Sammy Lager,Gunslinger Cranberry Graf, Ben's DoubleAlt, Labor Day Alt,several others
0 COMMENTS
POST A COMMENT