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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-11-2013, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Jcoz
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-12-2013, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Jcoz
Negative.... I later had my water tested and it...

Negative.... I later had my water tested and it wasn't much more than distilled, extremely low on calcium. That I think was a factor. I haven't had issues since
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 12-17-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 327
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Posted By Jcoz
Took a sample yesterday, it tastes great! Might...

Took a sample yesterday, it tastes great! Might be the best I've brewed yet! Finished dryer at 08, but I don't think it's worse for it!

Thanks for the recipe!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 11-28-2012, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Jcoz
I think it was just because main fermentation had...

I think it was just because main fermentation had JUST completed that I got that odor... I changed fermenters from a fridge to a chest freezer, so I'd never been able to smell right from the top...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-19-2012, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Jcoz
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 11-18-2012, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Jcoz
So I just pulled a sample.... It's sitting at...

So I just pulled a sample.... It's sitting at 1.012.... From 1.075...not sure exactly why, mashed it pretty much on the numbers except for an adjustment period in the beginning... So I did mash it...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 11-16-2012, 12:16 AM
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Posted By Jcoz
Crazy I was JUST coming to this thread to say...

Crazy I was JUST coming to this thread to say that 4 days into ferment I leaned in to smell the airlock and got SLAMMED by a hot alcohol bomb!

Guess that is typical...I think this is the highest...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-08-2012, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Jcoz
So I kegged my last two batches for the first...

So I kegged my last two batches for the first time, and I was using a 4-way manifold to distribute it to the kegs off my 20#tank.

I dd not know it at the time, but my ipa was drained to about 2...
Forum: India Pale Ale 09-19-2012, 12:42 AM
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Posted By Jcoz
Thanks for the reply Yooper. I was just reading...

Thanks for the reply Yooper. I was just reading while waiting for responses and saw that Chinook has some grapefruit qualities to it.... One of the reasons I thought to include it was that I had just...
Forum: India Pale Ale 09-19-2012, 12:26 AM
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Posted By Jcoz
So I've brewed this and am enjoying some of the...

So I've brewed this and am enjoying some of the first brews out of the keg. It's tasty, but it's VERY, and I mean VERY grapefruity....I had some variances to the recipe, like using WLP 007 for yeast...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-03-2012, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Jcoz
I can't deal with the flies... Maybe I'll take a...

I can't deal with the flies... Maybe I'll take a look at the dog treats recipe, thanks for the replies, any more are welcome...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-03-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,265
Posted By Jcoz
Disposing of grains

Where/How does everyone dispose of their grains? I'm having issues so far getting rid of them, and I don't seem to have an answer for this yet...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Jcoz
Yah its all apparently in the fermentation temps....

Yah its all apparently in the fermentation temps. The first time I brewed with it, I didn't have temp control and started it at 60F...within 36 hours in a cool closet of my basment the wort was up to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2012, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Jcoz
Sulphur? Hmm. I'm brewing Jamils Dunkelweizen ...

Sulphur? Hmm. I'm brewing Jamils Dunkelweizen recipe from Brewing classic Styles. So far no sulphur smells...pitched probably 90% the appropriate amount.

Guess we will see.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2012, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Jcoz
Fermenting WLP300 at 62f

Has anyone fermented a hefe with WLP 300 at 62f? I brewed this recipe before I ha temperature control, and am used to this yeast basically exploding once it gets going.

This time I had a faster...
Forum: Brew Science 08-21-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jcoz
Well, live and learn. I think for my notes I will...

Well, live and learn. I think for my notes I will reduce the acidulated malt a bit and it may not be needed for this recipe.

The early results have been positive, I had 5-6 bubbles a min 9 Hours...
Forum: Brew Science 08-20-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jcoz
Hmm... I think I made a mistake and just realized...

Hmm... I think I made a mistake and just realized it. What I really tested was ph of the mash WATER from the spout on the bottom of my mash tun..... I did not take a bunch of grain with it... It had...
Forum: Brew Science 08-19-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jcoz
They were at mash temps. Good to know on the wear...

They were at mash temps. Good to know on the wear and tear for the electrode, but I don't know how often I'm going to be able to spare the time it takes to cool a sample down to room temps.
Forum: Brew Science 08-19-2012, 04:09 PM
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Views: 1,280
Posted By Jcoz
Well my mash is halfway through, here is how it's...

Well my mash is halfway through, here is how it's going:

11:18 - dough in
11:27 - PH:5.2 Temp 147 a added 1.25q near boiling water
11:38 - Temp 151
11:45 - PH 5.2

I ended up adding 5 grams...
Forum: Brew Science 08-18-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jcoz
Thank you for having the discussion and providing...

Thank you for having the discussion and providing some direction. I will brew tomorrow and come back and post about how the mash went Sunday night, I am interested to see how this goes the first time.
Forum: Brew Science 08-18-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jcoz
Where does one get phosphoric and lactic acid? My...

Where does one get phosphoric and lactic acid? My LBS doesn't have either.
Forum: Brew Science 08-18-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jcoz
Ok, this is a lot of good food for thought. It's...

Ok, this is a lot of good food for thought. It's also a bit of a kick in the pants, lol. I wish it was a more simple component of the brewing process... This rabbit hole goes deep.

If trial and...
Forum: Brew Science 08-17-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jcoz
I ran a report through Bru'n Water and have an...

I ran a report through Bru'n Water and have an estimated PH of 5.2, and read the thread here talking about the differences in the models and how your best tools are adjustments on the fly and your PH...
Forum: Brew Science 08-17-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jcoz
So I did some tinkering based on the suggestions...

So I did some tinkering based on the suggestions that were made, and here are two different scenarios, one with sourmalz and one without.

I guess the questions that come to mind are these:
...
Forum: Brew Science 08-17-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jcoz
Thank you, I will tinker a bit more in the...

Thank you, I will tinker a bit more in the morning and repost some numbers. Unfortunately I cannot make a reliable mini mash, I ordered it as a whole recipe from brewmasters warehouse, so it's ground...
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