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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-14-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jazzbass
I would just add. When your water/priming sugar...

I would just add. When your water/priming sugar mix cools
to add to the bottom of your bottling bucket.

The swirling motion when you rack will help get the solution mixed into
the beer better....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-13-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By jazzbass
Here you go. ...

Here you go.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator/
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jazzbass
If you rinse your bottles good after consuming...

If you rinse your bottles good after consuming the beer
they rarely need washing.

If you see anything in the bottle add about a 1/4 teaspoon of
oxy clean and a little water, let set over night....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By jazzbass
Good Idea Pie Man Multi-Tasking.

Good Idea Pie Man

Multi-Tasking.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By jazzbass
I am not sure how you are prepping your bottles? ...

I am not sure how you are prepping your bottles?

I have been refining my techniques with yeast starters, stir plate
and yeast and priming calculators. Beers have been improving.

I always used...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,583
Posted By jazzbass
I am not sure why you would need the star san to...

I am not sure why you would need the star san to start you autosiphon.

I bet you introduced oxygen by your bottling technique.

Get yourself a spring loaded bottle filler.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By jazzbass
It certainly won't hurt and will help aeration. ...

It certainly won't hurt and will help aeration.

I use hop socks, so there is not much to filter.

When the wort is about the temperature I want I give
it one last really good swirl and let it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By jazzbass
Yeast is between 1 and 2. I decant like...

Yeast is between 1 and 2.

I decant like this.

Put a piece of masking tape on the jar and mark #2 where your yeast starts.

Stir everything up again. Let it settle till the trub comes up to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By jazzbass
I always considered how well it mixed also. ...

I always considered how well it mixed also.

I give it a gentle stir from the bottom up about
every 12 pack.

Never had a problem.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By jazzbass
I plan on brewing a Blood Orange Hefe this...

I plan on brewing a Blood Orange Hefe this weekend as well.

Since the blood oranges are pretty much out of season I found
some that were still good.

I zested the oranges (6) with a potato...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By jazzbass
I don't think the little bit you would be taking...

I don't think the little bit you would be taking for a starter
would be a problem.

The yeast on the bottom are probably napping anyway.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By jazzbass
Try putting a little more force down on the lid...

Try putting a little more force down on the lid to
see if you can hear a click.

It should take a little effort to put on and off.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By jazzbass
Yes, my basement is 62-65 degrees. Been working...

Yes, my basement is 62-65 degrees. Been working great.

Same temp I ferment ales.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By jazzbass
My experience with fizzy beer was from rushing a...

My experience with fizzy beer was from rushing a couple
brews. Fermenatation was not complete. Close enough
that I didn't have bottle bombs but not finished.

Had to be ready to pour immediately...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By jazzbass
I had the same questions. When searching...

I had the same questions.

When searching on this topic most information referred to kegging.

I have been leaving in the primary 3 to 4 weeks.
Then I bottle and leave out in my basement at 62...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By jazzbass
You wouldn't be the first person to rinse their...

You wouldn't be the first person to rinse their arm
down with star-san and go diving!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-30-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By jazzbass
"I'm picking up a carboy tomorrow to start my...

"I'm picking up a carboy tomorrow to start my second batch before the first is even done."

I would purchase another fermenting bucket instead.
You will use it more often.

Just my .02
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-29-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By jazzbass
I have been very satisfied with a 7.2 cu/ft chest...

I have been very satisfied with a 7.2 cu/ft chest freezer

You can get a 5 to 7 cu/ft on sale at Lowes/Home Depot/Walmart
for under $200 if you watch for sales. Or keep an eye out on craigslist.
...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By jazzbass
Nothing to worry about. Even if you had it...

Nothing to worry about.

Even if you had it set for heat it would switch the
outlet off and on with no result since there is no load
connected at this time.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By jazzbass
The oatmeal stout should have enough flavoring ...

The oatmeal stout should have enough flavoring
That little dilution shouldn't be noticed.

Open a beer a week the taste as the carbonation and flavor matures.

Enjoy!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-27-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By jazzbass
Looking to brew this Blood Orange Hefe soon as...

Looking to brew this Blood Orange Hefe soon
as the oranges are towards the end of the season.

The recipe calls for adding the fruit to the primary, I haven't used a secondary for a couple years...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By jazzbass
Congrats... Sample one a week to see how it comes...

Congrats... Sample one a week to see how it comes along.

Get the next one in the fermenter.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By jazzbass
Brew it now. Leave it in a stable temperature. ...

Brew it now. Leave it in a stable temperature.

Go enjoy your vacation and bottle when you return.

Welcome to the Forum and Home Brewing:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By jazzbass
unionrdr, I was thinking the same thing. I...

unionrdr, I was thinking the same thing.

I rushed a christmas ale and had the same results.

Not enough for bottle bombs but overcarbonated.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,880
Posted By jazzbass
It's always fun to taste them as they come along....

It's always fun to taste them as they come along.

I brewed a Black Cherry Ale thinking spring. Bottled
it last week. Had a very nice hint of black cherry flavor
with a little tartness.

Put...
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