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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2013, 01:00 AM
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Posted By sjohnv3
I do not secondary. I dry hop in the primary. I...

I do not secondary. I dry hop in the primary. I cold crash 5 days before bottling. I find that I get better hop flavor this way; I think the hop oils get into the beer better if they are not...
Forum: Introductions 02-07-2013, 05:02 AM
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Posted By sjohnv3
Mechanic here. Stationed at Fort Lewis. I retire...

Mechanic here. Stationed at Fort Lewis. I retire on August 1st!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-31-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By sjohnv3
I have a hard time hitting 170 too. I have...

I have a hard time hitting 170 too. I have noticed the grain bed dropps in temperature about 5-10 degrees when I drain it. I tried 200 deg once and over shot it by 10 deg. Go figure
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-31-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,771
Posted By sjohnv3
I like this one. I should take my rottweiler out...

I like this one. I should take my rottweiler out more often.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By sjohnv3
I have never used a sample tube. I just put the...

I have never used a sample tube. I just put the sanitized hydrometer in the bucket and take a reading. Probably not the best idea but it has works for me. However, I do use a thief to taste it:)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2013, 12:24 AM
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Posted By sjohnv3
Nope, i would drink it.

Nope, i would drink it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-30-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,771
Posted By sjohnv3
I am quite opposite to some of the high protien...

I am quite opposite to some of the high protien eaters. In December I had my retirement physical from the Army and found out I was 15lb overweight and had LDL of 190! After talking to my Dad I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-30-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By sjohnv3
I am not familiar with brix. My understanding is...

I am not familiar with brix. My understanding is that mash out is used to stop the enzymes from working to perserve the work that has already been done. I do not think the average homebrewer needs...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By sjohnv3
A nice warm temperature around 165ish will help...

A nice warm temperature around 165ish will help get the surgars more fluid. I have done sparge temperatures between 155 and 175; I have been everything but consistant as a newb of only 6 batches of...
Forum: American Ale 01-21-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 35,754
Posted By sjohnv3
Must be a eastern and southern thing. But crap, ...

Must be a eastern and southern thing. But crap, California does the same thing with Sierra Nevada pale ale. More bitter then Alaskan IPA; at least to my taste buds. A beer does not need to be a...
Forum: American Ale 01-19-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 35,754
Posted By sjohnv3
:)

:)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,490
Posted By sjohnv3
So, is it coencidental that hops are bacteria...

So, is it coencidental that hops are bacteria free and a natural perservitive? I think everything has a pupose and if it does not then we just have not figured it out yet.

I love the quote listed...
Forum: American Ale 01-18-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 35,754
Posted By sjohnv3
Listed below is the 14B AmericanIPA off the BJCP...

Listed below is the 14B AmericanIPA off the BJCP website I just listed ingrediants and style. You may go and look at the rest if you want. The statistics also match the American Pale Ale 10A. ...
Forum: American Ale 01-18-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 35,754
Posted By sjohnv3
I have made this 4 times; this is a recipe I got...

I have made this 4 times; this is a recipe I got from my local store and is the only beer I have made more then once. The only difference in the two is the hop schedule. This is actually clasified...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,234
Posted By sjohnv3
If I good give -1.....golddiggie would get it.....

If I good give -1.....golddiggie would get it.. easy to be a know it all on the internet...oh look at me, I got six pack abs and post 100 times a day
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,234
Posted By sjohnv3
WOW! For a quick second I thought we where in the...

WOW! For a quick second I thought we where in the AG vs Extract or Liquid vs Dry thread.

Zippitydo, no. you do not need to use stainless. Aluminum, stainless and enamal are all fine. The wort...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,234
Posted By sjohnv3
I add about 1 cup salt to 2 gallons water or...

I add about 1 cup salt to 2 gallons water or bring back salt water from the trip. Then I boil them alive.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,639
Posted By sjohnv3
My first beer was good until i figured out how to...

My first beer was good until i figured out how to implement controls like temperature, yeast, and time. Compared to the beers I make now I believe it was borderline yukky. My pallet has matured.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,234
Posted By sjohnv3
Stainless is sooo easy to clean! Aluminum will...

Stainless is sooo easy to clean! Aluminum will pit and burn through if you do not take care of it (I use mine for crab boils too). Choice will be dependent on price. I would get stainless if you...
Forum: Introductions 01-11-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 92
Posted By sjohnv3
;) definetly need to take care of business in...

;) definetly need to take care of business in Atlanta first. I just finished listening to the sound recordings of Sherman from the last game.. That guy can really talk trash!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,134
Posted By sjohnv3
Hold the phone! I just reread the original post....

Hold the phone! I just reread the original post. A 5 year old pulled the lid off the bucket? That is a strong kid:p! I struggle to get mine off everytime.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By sjohnv3
I have only had a couple beers do this...out of...

I have only had a couple beers do this...out of 10. I have not installed a blow off yet and probably will not. I try and ensure that my ale pale has enough head space. Although, if your constantly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By sjohnv3
16lbs of grain. For my knowlege, why is the OG...

16lbs of grain. For my knowlege, why is the OG only .069?

Amarrilo and Cascade go awesome together!!! The 30 min addition IMO is a waste of good hops for a IPA. Use a high Alpha hop (you will...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By sjohnv3
No, they are not the same. I have a northern...

No, they are not the same. I have a northern brown that used a tad bit of chocolate malt (.5 lb) and a low amount of hops (Fungle I think.) I used WL specialty English yeast (December). When making...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,134
Posted By sjohnv3
My kids are 14 and 20! They don't mess with my...

My kids are 14 and 20! They don't mess with my brews until they are done. :confused:
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