sikkingj

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Join Date:

02-18-2012

Last Activity:

07-26-2014 8:09 PM

Age:

43 years old

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    ABOUT ME

  • Back from a 20-year hiatus. Currently using BIAB and the No Chill method of brewing.
  • Beer Brewing,running
  • Consultant
  • John SIkking
  • Too many to list
  • BURP, DC Homebrewers, AHA
  • I started brewing 20+ years ago in college and then stepped away from the hobby. About 4-years ago (2010) I got back into the hobby - since I've brewed about 75+ recipes. I am a kit brewer (Midwest, Northern, MoreBeer, High Gravity and AHS) and I have moved exclusively into All-Grain brewing using the BIAB and No Chill method.
  • 10 gallon batch of Cream of Three Crops and 5 gallons of AHS' Pliny the Elder Clone
  • Nada...
  • Only use a Primary
  • #1 AHS' Pliny the Elder (Clone), #2 MoreBeer's Blind Pig (Clone)
  • Male
  • Married
  • Washington
  • DC

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 07-29-2014 at 12:08 AM
    Ive tried the recipe today but something with my calculation went very wrong. I had a 74%
    preboil eff. But i mustve measured wrong cos at the end i now have an og of 1070! Can i do
    something about thi...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB recipe for long conditioning on 07-17-2014 at 01:45 AM
    Try a Kate the Great clone - pitch a large healthy starter and let it ride in the primary for
    the entire period. You may want to try oak-ing it as well, since you have the time (I.e., pitch
    the oak wh...

  • Posted in thread: video of the "finished" brewery a "brewmagic clone" on 07-12-2014 at 12:06 AM
    Congratulations! That is a mighty fine looking rig, let us know what your maiden beer will
    be.Sent from my iPad using Home Brelm?l ohm ,uo klo. on, 9? Pegou k Kym. N.ugvknb libbmj ff
    47&&-- Jugehuh

  • Posted in thread: Open Box Sale for Thermapens ($74) on 07-11-2014 at 01:47 PM
    It happens every once and a while, this is how I got my thermapen - $74 for an open box item.
    I've had mine for about 6-months with no problems. three per customer.-John

  • Posted in thread: Do grains go stale? on 07-09-2014 at 02:09 AM
    Short answer, unmilled grains are good for about a year, milled grains for about 4-6 months. I
    have use them (both milled and unmilled) after the year date, but expect lower efficiencies and
    therefor ...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 07-09-2014 at 02:00 AM
    Looking forward to the results. Do you have a recipe for this yet?See post 1 - traditional
    formulation Sent from my iPad using Home Brelm?l ohm ,uo klo. on, 9? Pegou k Kym. N.ugvknb
    libbmj ff 47&&-- J...

  • Posted in thread: The Great Hydra Giveaway! on 05-15-2014 at 12:56 AM
    :)Sent from my iPad using Home Brelm?l ohm ,uo klo. on, 9? Pegou k Kym. N.ugvknb libbmj ff
    47&&-- Jugehuh

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 05-13-2014 at 11:41 PM
    So would washing my yeast allow me to use it indefinitely, or is this a one-to-two time
    thing?It depends on how you wash. If you make a starter and split it, previous to it fermenting
    your 5 gallons o...

  • Posted in thread: Morebeer - Blind Pig kit on 05-12-2014 at 01:43 AM
    I just brewed the kit from MB (circa 2014) and I have to say it is a winner. It is not a 14 day
    grain to glass brew, but none of my brews are. I let the yeast work for a month and then
    pitched the dry...

  • Posted in thread: Cloudy Dorito Beer :( on 04-30-2014 at 01:44 AM
    +1 on Relax And Have A Homebrew, because I am slothful, I let my beers ride a month in the
    primary, dry hop, flavor as required, keg, force carb and drink - say 4-5 weeks grain to glass.
    The beers are...

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