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Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-15-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jakesz28
Just got back home and checked the gravity,...

Just got back home and checked the gravity, 0.990. I racked it to the carboy and put a dark bag over it. Time to let it sit for 3 to 6 months. I little tart and warming.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-08-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By jakesz28
I have to leave town for 5 or 6 days. After...

I have to leave town for 5 or 6 days. After reading more about concord grapes and the foxy flavor I decided to separate the wine from the skins and seeds. I transfered it into another plastic...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-08-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,320
Posted By jakesz28
Just picked 70 lbs of pears today. Canned 10...

Just picked 70 lbs of pears today. Canned 10 quarts in light syrup and planning on making sauce tomorrow. I think I may get some more and give pear wine a chance.
Forum: Wine 09-07-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 42,500
Posted By jakesz28
I may have to give one of these frozen juice...

I may have to give one of these frozen juice wines a try. Have to see what is available next time I go to the store. Any benefit to adding frozen fruit to the concentrate?
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 09-07-2014, 01:13 PM
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Views: 114,382
Posted By jakesz28
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Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-07-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By jakesz28
Dave, how did your wine come out? By now you...

Dave, how did your wine come out? By now you might have had a few bottles?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-07-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By jakesz28
At first I was adding the sugar about a pound at...

At first I was adding the sugar about a pound at a time. Towards the end I just added about 3 or 4 lbs. I do plan on topping off with water after separating from the skins and going to the carboy. I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-07-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By jakesz28
wine from concord grapes

Who has made wine from concord grapes? What was it like? This year our concord grapes really did well. My wife made concentrate grape juice and jelly. She was getting tired and we did not want to...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-29-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By jakesz28
Since the equipment is still out I'm brewing a...

Since the equipment is still out I'm brewing a barley wine now. I added a pound of smoked malt to it. Wondering if I will notice it. Cleaning up I found one lost bottle of a trappist. So I'm about to...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-29-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By jakesz28
Just made a pwm circuit for a ssr I had. So I was...

Just made a pwm circuit for a ssr I had. So I was able to make a 5 gallon batch in the house. I like the way this worked out. I just brewed a honey ale. I used honey malt rather then honey I hope the...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-29-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,339
Posted By jakesz28
I need to update this. I have not used the rims...

I need to update this. I have not used the rims yet but I'm boiling my first batch in over a year with an electric element in a keg. Using pulse width modulation and a ssr to control the 220 volts to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-28-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,333
Posted By jakesz28
If any one is going to try pwm with a 555 timer...

If any one is going to try pwm with a 555 timer this circuit works fairly well. All of the other ones I found on the net did not control my ssr. This circuit works and goes almost fully on according...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-26-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By jakesz28
Yep I have thought about buying a couple extract...

Yep I have thought about buying a couple extract kits to have something going in the fermenter and end up in the fridge. I still have over 50th of malt and a bunch of hops that need used up. I'm...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-24-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 351
Posted By jakesz28
Macallan 15 is a nice bottle to drink. I can't...

Macallan 15 is a nice bottle to drink. I can't normally afford that. I have been drinking a fair amount of the small batch liquors made by some of the Iowa distilleries. The bourbons and ryes aged...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-24-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By jakesz28
drinking one of my last homebrews

I am sitting here watching moonshine r's drinking one of the last two homebrews I have. It has been over a year since I made a beer. This one is a porter. This has been the best beer I have brewed....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3,482
Views: 155,856
Posted By jakesz28
A stir plate and aeration kit for the wort....

A stir plate and aeration kit for the wort. Played with the stir plate with a one and two inch stir bar in a one gallon carboy. Can't wait to put them to use for the barley wine I'm doing next.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-27-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By jakesz28
I would say 7 days in the primary is to short....

I would say 7 days in the primary is to short. Some of my beers have been in the primary longer then a month.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-26-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By jakesz28
Well I work in technical field so giving up that...

Well I work in technical field so giving up that job to start at a low position in a brewery won't happen. I see you can pay to take classes in some breweries to get some hands on info. I work with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-26-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By jakesz28
Well the thought of the 3 or 3.5 bbl system was...

Well the thought of the 3 or 3.5 bbl system was to keep start up cost lower and learn more. After doing some more research it looks like a 7naughty bbl is the smallest recommended and I found some...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-25-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By jakesz28
Thanks for the info and keep it coming. He...

Thanks for the info and keep it coming.

He actual is the head cook at a place close by. I was thinking that I needed him to check on the draft sells there to try to come up with a number on what...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-24-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,339
Posted By jakesz28
I think it is time to try stepping the mash temp...

I think it is time to try stepping the mash temp up.

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This is from stout tanks and kettles
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-24-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By jakesz28
A friend wants to start a micro brewery and restaurant

A friend wants to start a micro brewery and restaurant. I'm still fairly new to all grain. But he asked me to look into equipment, grain, hops, and yeast cost. I'm wondering if any one here would be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 216,832
Posted By jakesz28
I was going to go with 15 lbs of two row and 3/4...

I was going to go with 15 lbs of two row and 3/4 lb crystal 50/60L. That is basically what others have recommended in here. Going with 1tsp of nutmeg, all spice, and pumpkin spice. I think I will add...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 216,832
Posted By jakesz28
I'm giving this a go today. Kind of using my own...

I'm giving this a go today. Kind of using my own recipe based of the sum of these. 95% two row and 5% ctystal 50/60* L, because that's what I have. The worst part is out of the 10 pounds or so of...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-21-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,339
Posted By jakesz28
The mash tun with the ss liner only lost two...

The mash tun with the ss liner only lost two degrees in an hour mash.
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