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Forum: General Beer Discussion Today, 04:20 AM
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Posted By jtratcliff
Beware.. sourdough starters get their sour from...

Beware.. sourdough starters get their sour from lacto...

If you use your wild starter, you'll likely have a sour beer.

Look up Berliner Weiss or perhaps some of the Belgian sours for "on...
Forum: DIY Projects Yesterday, 05:53 PM
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Posted By jtratcliff
don't start off with the ice water... You'll just...

don't start off with the ice water... You'll just be wasting ice. Start off with the garden hose... Ground water is plenty cool enough to drop 212F wort to 100F or so.

Then you can switch to ice...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By jtratcliff
Here's Biermuncher's own extract conversion for...

Here's Biermuncher's own extract conversion for comparison:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/centennial-blonde-simple-4-all-grain-5-10-gall-42841/#post426430

I haven't started playing with water...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-11-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By jtratcliff
Quoted for truth!

Quoted for truth!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-10-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By jtratcliff
Depends on your goals and preferred set up. ...

Depends on your goals and preferred set up.

1) DIY bottling bucket setup
- free bucket from your favorite source: restaurant, bakery. Soap store
- spigot $2-4
- PVC elbow and nipple...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-10-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By jtratcliff
I just use a regular PVC elbow and nipple. Push...

I just use a regular PVC elbow and nipple. Push nipple into back side of spigot, push elbow onto nipple. Contact time in the bottling bucket is so short and temps are so low, i cant imagine that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By jtratcliff
I'm also a fan of Yooper's Haus Ale. I've not...

I'm also a fan of Yooper's Haus Ale. I've not done an extract version, but the all grain version is a nice hoppy pale ale. Well balanced maltiness. I keep it in my rotation.

I have a German...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By jtratcliff
You can check out brewtarget as well. It's a...

You can check out brewtarget as well. It's a multi platform, open source program similar to beersmith.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By jtratcliff
Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde... I think...

Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde... I think there's an extract version of it in the thread.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-08-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By jtratcliff
yes... oh, it's an either or... One of each...

yes...

oh, it's an either or... One of each for me please :D
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-08-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By jtratcliff
just to reiterate what everyone else is...

just to reiterate what everyone else is saying.... crush and Mash temp.

I mash in with 162+ water (depending on grain bill) to get mash temps of 156F

You need to learn how to use some ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-08-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By jtratcliff
yeah... You'll see it often mentioned on here on...

yeah... You'll see it often mentioned on here on HBT.

The idea is to skip secondary altogether and do it all in the primary fermentation vessel. Active fermentation can be done rather quickly (~1...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-07-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By jtratcliff
There's a general rule of tumb... 3-2-1. ...

There's a general rule of tumb... 3-2-1.


3 weeks in the fermenter, 2 weeks in the bottle at 70F, 1 week in the fridge....

Some also say 3 weeks at 70F.

I taste one every week after...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2014, 12:24 AM
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Views: 17,534
Posted By jtratcliff
Yes please

Yes please
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,747
Posted By jtratcliff
I think I've seen that thread on here somewhere...

I think I've seen that thread on here somewhere :)

Edit to add:

No, it was YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9ezq3XYGIg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96RXpiu73Mc
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By jtratcliff
I think #1 & #2 are ok but not #7

I think #1 & #2 are ok but not #7
Forum: Introductions 06-28-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By jtratcliff
I started with Qbrew then moved to brewtarget. ...

I started with Qbrew then moved to brewtarget.

Once you get your equipment entered correctly, it's pretty spot on.

I BIAB and all I really had to play with were my volume losses in my equipment...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-28-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By jtratcliff
Go here for some discussion and several...

Go here for some discussion and several approximations: http://homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/2924/calculating-alcohol-by-volume

Tl;dr


ABV = (OG - FG)*131
Forum: For Sale 06-28-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By jtratcliff
Pm with contact info sent

Pm with contact info sent
Forum: For Sale 06-27-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By jtratcliff
I had squirreled away more than I thought! ...

I had squirreled away more than I thought!

Adding a dozen more 12 packs of 12 oz long necks.
Labels already removed. Mixed brands of bottles,
Sam Adams, Fat Tire, Etc.

Free to who ever picks...
Forum: For Sale 06-27-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By jtratcliff
Free bottles Pasadena CA

Cleaning out the garage and getting rid of some excess bottles.

I have 60+ amber short 12 oz-ers in six pack carriers and a 12 pack of red hook esb bottles. Labels already removed.

If someone...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By jtratcliff
How big is your carboy? You don't want to do a 5...

How big is your carboy? You don't want to do a 5 gal batch in a 5 gal carboy.... You need a little head space to allow for krausen. I do 6 gal batches in a 7.5 gal bucket and I still get the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-23-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By jtratcliff
Hmmm are the speidels too opaque for you?

Hmmm are the speidels too opaque for you?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-22-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By jtratcliff
No worries, I've done it too.... More than once...

No worries, I've done it too.... More than once :drunk:

I've also seen necro'd threads take off again and go for awhile!

Who knows? Maybe this one has nine lives
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-22-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By jtratcliff
Necro thread Back from the Deaaaaad! ...

Necro thread

Back from the Deaaaaad!


Not too bad, though... only a year :)
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