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  • Cheektowaga, NY
  • Brewing,hiking,backpacking,kayaking
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  • 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: help pls, nutrient pack didn't burst :( on 03-21-2015 at 12:29 PM
    Tomaso,It doesn't substitute for a proper starter, and is just enough (essentially wort) to
    provide the yeast are alive. It was developed in a time when homebrewing was much less common
    and yeast coul...

  • Posted in thread: OG Reading question on 03-20-2015 at 11:41 AM
    I disagree with snow. You're measuring the density of the fluid, not the particles suspended
    within it. unless the sample is thick with sediment I don't see it being a problem. Still, a
    cleaner, clear...

  • Posted in thread: First Yeast Starter - shaking manually on 03-20-2015 at 11:36 AM
    Yep , it's fine. Mine foam over frequently when I swirl manually, but I have 900 mL in a 1L
    flask. As was said it's just the CO2 coming out of solution. Kyle

  • Posted in thread: Costs of false bottoms on 03-13-2015 at 11:48 AM
    No plastic because brewers have a stainless fetish.

  • Posted in thread: 9 gallon kettles on 03-13-2015 at 02:11 AM
    Wow- that's awesome on the free stuff. Sounds like he gave you a BIAB setup.You say you want to
    go 3-tier... have you thought about batch sparging and going single or double tier?(Just
    throwing ideas ...

  • Posted in thread: Copper coil? Anyone use this? on 03-12-2015 at 11:54 AM
    the thin walls of that tubing will actually exchange heat better then a thicker copper...also,
    when I did mine I boiled it with a vinegar and water solution before using it in my brew... the
    vinegar a...

  • Posted in thread: Question about soaking and boiling on 03-10-2015 at 10:27 PM
    We're the grains specified as steeping or partial mash? By your text I'm assuming steeping,
    mostly for color and a little flavor, without intending to extract any fermentation sugars. Was
    this for a 2...

  • Posted in thread: 9 gallon kettles on 03-10-2015 at 11:44 AM
    Nine gallons is adequate for five gallon batches. Watch for boil overs though- my ten gallon
    would foam over twice each boil, at the start and at 30 minutes.Are you planning to use one to
    boil and one...

  • Posted in thread: WWYD? Vanilla beans and cocoa nibs on 03-05-2015 at 12:41 AM
    When I used nibs I let them steep in vodka for ~ 8 hours just to ease my sanitary mind, and
    dumped the whole works (4 oz. nibs, ~3 oz vodka) into a muslin bag suspended in a keg.You can
    secondary in y...

  • Posted in thread: Time to Reach Boil on 03-04-2015 at 10:52 PM
    What burner do you have, and on what fuel? My BG14 on nat. gas takes maybe 20 minutes for 6.75
    gallons. 43 isn't bad for the more standard turkey fryer burners, especially in the wind. On a
    windy day ...


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