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Forum: Want to Buy 02-23-2013, 01:53 AM
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Posted By jritchie111
Faucet Locks

Looking for two perlick faucet locks. New or Like New. Looking for a good buy not retail price. Thanks
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-18-2012, 06:37 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
Runaway Regulator

I have been kegging for about a year or so. I have had this issue a few times in that year and I was hoping to get some help with it. I set my regulator in my kegerator at 12psi and don't mess with...
Forum: For Sale 10-02-2012, 02:11 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2012, 02:46 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
Figured I would be good, but wanted to get an...

Figured I would be good, but wanted to get an experience opinion. Thanks guys for the quick reply
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2012, 02:39 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
Steeping Temp got to 174 am I hosed

I usually steep in my 10gal pot, but read about only doing 3L per lb of speciality. So I bought a small 8L pot and was trying to do it stove top. Stupid electric range and busy doing other things...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-30-2012, 07:18 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
I was able to get a water report from the city...

I was able to get a water report from the city prior to starting brewing and the water is within all the chemistry levels called out in Palmer's book. So it sound like I need to get a pH meter. ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-29-2012, 08:42 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
So if I reduce my water to the suggested 3 quarts...

So if I reduce my water to the suggested 3 quarts to 1lb specialty grain. My pH will naturally adjust to the 5.8 assuming that tap water is ~7 to start with?
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-29-2012, 01:38 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
So would it be adviseable to steep my grains on...

So would it be adviseable to steep my grains on the stove top in a small pot since I am only looking at 1 to 2 gallons and then add it to my 10 gallon brewpot with the other water and bring it to a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-29-2012, 12:56 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
? about something I read in BYO

So reading over the Sept. Issue of BYO in the Trouble Shooting article there is a chart. Under the astringency category for extract is says this can be caused by steeping grains in to much water...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-10-2012, 02:00 AM
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Posted By jritchie111
I have a keg of caribou slobber on picnic tap in...

I have a keg of caribou slobber on picnic tap in the kegerator right now. Taste great, however I have been combining it with NB tongue splitter that I dry hopped for to long and has a very strong...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-05-2012, 12:33 AM
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Posted By jritchie111
Cleaning question

I have been brewing for about a year now and have ~10 5gallon extract batches under my belt. My question is should I be using a cleaner like PBW before each batch. I make sure to hit everything...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2012, 02:16 AM
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Posted By jritchie111
Slow is more effiecient in water usage and temp...

Slow is more effiecient in water usage and temp drop/gallon water. Full tilt will cool the fastest, but you use a lot more water. I used to try to vary the flow depending on where my temp was to...
Forum: For Sale 04-16-2012, 04:02 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
Going to have to pass. Don't have the space for...

Going to have to pass. Don't have the space for it. Happy with my 10 gallon pot and extract brew.
Forum: For Sale 04-16-2012, 01:28 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
Wow, I live near columbus and a firearms dealer,...

Wow, I live near columbus and a firearms dealer, but not sure I am ready to jump up to 10 gal AG system yet.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2012, 02:06 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
I have been hitting my numbers so I do not think...

I have been hitting my numbers so I do not think it is part of fermentation
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2012, 04:11 AM
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Posted By jritchie111
New Hopping method did not go as planned

I had been having issues with my beer seeming to sweet in my opinion. I spoke to a local craft brewer and he asked how I was adding my hops. I had been using muslin bags and only simmer boiling. ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-16-2012, 03:34 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
Yeah I understand that now. Before I would get...

Yeah I understand that now. Before I would get to a simmer and drop the burner down to save gas.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-16-2012, 01:29 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
I have multiple batches that have come out to...

I have multiple batches that have come out to sweet in my opinion. An Imperial Pale ale, a Hobgoblin Clone- It ends well but starts to sweet, I just finished a red ale that was also on the sweet...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-16-2012, 01:32 AM
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Posted By jritchie111
Yes full boils. I do not tie the bags tight to...

Yes full boils. I do not tie the bags tight to pellet hops, but by the end of the boil my hops bags are balloned and full of wet pellets
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-16-2012, 01:18 AM
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Posted By jritchie111
Just not tasting correct

I am new to brewing, and now have 9 batches under my belt. 4 of kegged a few weeks ago. I have noticed that each batch has seen a little sweet. In prepping for a party tomorrow night I tapped and...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-14-2012, 05:07 PM
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Posted By jritchie111
I brewed a kit from Great Fermentations out of...

I brewed a kit from Great Fermentations out of Indianapolis. First Batch I ever did and it came out very well. Nothern Brewer has one also. I just kegged and dry hopped it. I tasted a sample and...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-13-2012, 01:22 AM
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Views: 1,505
Posted By jritchie111
Thanks for bringing up the question on the 1.007...

Thanks for bringing up the question on the 1.007 FG I had. I use a refractometer to check gravities and had been using morebeers correction spreadsheet. May not be the best choice. Ran the numbers...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-12-2012, 01:48 AM
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Views: 1,505
Posted By jritchie111
I brewed this kit a few weeks ago. My OG was...

I brewed this kit a few weeks ago. My OG was 1.072 which reading other threads seems to be what people were getting. My FG was 1.007. I think I had an issue with hop utilization because it came...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-09-2012, 12:19 PM
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Views: 205
Posted By jritchie111
Need ideas for Hop Utilization

I have a few batches under my belt and they all seem to be a little on the sweet side. I hit all my gravities and everything else seems to be correct. I was talking to a local craft brewer and he...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-24-2012, 07:20 PM
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Views: 1,455
Posted By jritchie111
Lucky for me the furnace room in my basement sits...

Lucky for me the furnace room in my basement sits at 67 degrees. Makes for a good place to ferment. Of so 1.060+ go four weeks. At what OG do I opt for 2 packs of yeast rather then one. Due to my...
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