sikkingj

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Join Date:

02-18-2012

Last Activity:

08-02-2015 2:32 PM

Age:

44 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 5-years ago (2010) I got back into the hobby - since I've brewed about 75+ recipes. I was a kit brewer (Midwest, Northern, MoreBeer, High Gravity and AHS), but I have moved to Internet (homebrewtalk, AHA, etc.) recipes and All-Grain brewing using the BIAB and No Chill method.
  • 1) HBT Westy-12 Clone, 2) 5 gallons of the HBT Tits Up IIPA, 3) 5 gallons of Miller Light Clone (Treiple Hopped)
  • 1) Nada...
  • Only use a Primary
  • 1) 5 gallons of HBT Kate the Great RIS 2) 5 gallons of HBT Cottage Saison 3) 5 gallons of Avery Clone Joe's Pilsner
  • Male
  • Married
  • Washington
  • DC

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: What Burners for 10 Gallon Batches? on 07-14-2015 at 02:13 AM
    +1 on the blichman burners, pricy but excellent

  • Posted in thread: separating mash day and brew day on 07-06-2015 at 01:24 AM
    Pasturazation, I want to be very clear, is like braces and belts - not necessary and when
    practiced. Kinda of silly.

  • Posted in thread: separating mash day and brew day on 07-02-2015 at 01:23 AM
    I leave the grains in. There is no bacteria that will "take hold" and survive a full boil...

  • Posted in thread: separating mash day and brew day on 07-01-2015 at 01:21 AM
    I've done this a lot. Just leave the lid on over night and you'll be fine, the boil will kill
    off anything that you need to worry about. I've also let my hops steep overnight as
    well,neither no ill ef...

  • Posted in thread: Mash temp just jumped up to 180F on 06-27-2015 at 06:32 PM
    Stir your mash more frequently. The water trapped beneath the grains got hot and then bubbled
    up through the rest of your mash to give you a higher overall temperature.

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning your grain mill - how too? on 06-12-2015 at 11:51 PM
    No need to clean it, just shake it out a little and you are good to go.

  • Posted in thread: 3.8 cu ft danby freezer on 06-06-2015 at 06:24 PM
    It sounds like the perfect fermentation refrigerator until the taps, etc. come in.

  • Posted in thread: Piggy back fermenting chamber? on 06-06-2015 at 06:19 PM
    Spotty bug, can you post some pictures of your setup, it sound interesting.

  • Posted in thread: I've got a confession... on 06-06-2015 at 06:16 PM
    i've spent thousands of dollars on this hobby....+1

  • Posted in thread: What to do with leftover liquid from soaking fruit on 06-06-2015 at 06:11 PM
    You should be able to ferment it out. At my beer club a year or two ago someone did something
    similar with bottled juices. They ferment quickly and tasted good.

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