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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-11-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By JonClayton
Taprite regulator - Check valve thread pattern?

All, I have the a standard taprite regulator that came with the factory WYE connection with two check valves. The bottom of the check valves came fitted with screw in 5/16" barbs. I would like to...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-01-2014, 05:42 PM
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Views: 715
Posted By JonClayton
I have found myself switching to a lower...

I have found myself switching to a lower attenuating yeast such a London ale when I desire a sweet cider. It cleans up nicely but leaves residual sweetness and preserves the apple flavor.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-13-2013, 06:05 PM
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Views: 515
Posted By JonClayton
Thanks all! I am going to try a combination of...

Thanks all! I am going to try a combination of all.

Yooper - with the FG's all ~ 1.00 do you think there is much work left for the yeast to complete? 10-4 on the volcano, I had that happen with...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-13-2013, 12:06 PM
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Posted By JonClayton
LeBreton, thank you! The ciders are all currently...

LeBreton, thank you! The ciders are all currently in seconday in which all of them have a small amount of lees in the bottom of the fermenter. I am going to try degassing the cider tonight. Would it...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-12-2013, 07:35 PM
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Posted By JonClayton
Could someone at least verify that my initial...

Could someone at least verify that my initial steps of metabisulfite and pectec enzyme where correct? I have acid blend and wine tannin on hand that I am considering experimenting with. Thoughts?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-06-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By JonClayton
I saw this juice recently as well. We picked up a...

I saw this juice recently as well. We picked up a bottle of honey crisp and it just tasted like overly sweetened generic apple juice to me. I don't think it was actually derived from a honey crisp...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-06-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By JonClayton
Reassure me that patience is the answer?

I've been making ciders off and on for sometime using store bought juice and a variety of dry wine yeast. I am completely aware of rhino farts and expect them with my ciders. But this is the first...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-29-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,565
Posted By JonClayton
If you can ever get your hands on a US Elite...

If you can ever get your hands on a US Elite Winery Supply kit you will be pleased.
Forum: For Sale 01-11-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By JonClayton
Still available? Please let me know, I am...

Still available? Please let me know, I am interested in a purchase not a trade.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-29-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By JonClayton
Top, good question. A friend wired up the...

Top, good question. A friend wired up the controller for me. I will check it out when I am home this evening and report back.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-28-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By JonClayton
No dice setting outy to 0. When set to 0 the gas...

No dice setting outy to 0. When set to 0 the gas valve does not open (or even click) to light the burner. Any other thoughts?

Thanks!
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-28-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By JonClayton
Thanks everyone. I will experiment with changing...

Thanks everyone. I will experiment with changing the Outy setting tomorrow. I am pretty sure I left it as default value 2. BetterSense, thanks for clarifying that for me. I thought from my...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-27-2012, 08:01 PM
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Views: 1,025
Posted By JonClayton
P.I.D is more of a P.I.T.A - Help with auto tune anyone?

I have recently set up a TET-612 PID controller attached to a Honeywell VR8300a gas valve to control the mash temp on my brew stand. I have gone through the PID setup to the best of my ability...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-25-2012, 04:09 PM
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Posted By JonClayton
OP, hydrometer samples will be your best friend...

OP, hydrometer samples will be your best friend in wine making. In particularly if you are not working from a pre assembled kit wine. Generally the advice for a finished wine would be to blend the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-31-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By JonClayton
Hmm, in my limited experience with S-33 it seemed...

Hmm, in my limited experience with S-33 it seemed to always finish sweeter than 05 in most ales. I am reading it is supposedly higher attenuating than 05.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-31-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By JonClayton
Advice taken, thank you! Perhaps reduce the...

Advice taken, thank you! Perhaps reduce the bittering hop and add the remainder to the late additions? What do you think of s-33 as lower attenuating dry option?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-31-2012, 01:54 PM
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Posted By JonClayton
Does this sound ok for lower alocho IPA?

The goal of this extract brew is to make a lower alcohol, lower cost IPA as well as getting rid of some of my columbus hops :)


10 Gallon Batch

13.2 lbs Pilsen LME
2 lb 40L
1 lb...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-31-2012, 12:30 PM
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Views: 447
Posted By JonClayton
Haier HNSE05SS freezing up + conversion questions

I was able to pick up a Haier HNSE05SS yesterday from the local thift store. I was lucky enough to be there just as the previous owner finished dropping it off and he told me that it worked great....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By JonClayton
Good point as well mabrungard. I am direct firing...

Good point as well mabrungard. I am direct firing the mashtun and using the PID to control the mashtun burner.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By JonClayton
That looks like it would work just fine. Hmm, you...

That looks like it would work just fine. Hmm, you have me thinking... my ball valves still pull from under the false bottom through the pickup tube, but there is no reason I can't put a T inline on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By JonClayton
That's not a bad idea.. thinking out loud here -...

That's not a bad idea.. thinking out loud here - my type K thermocouple is threaded but I have not measured it. It is real small though, maybe 1/4" maybe even a bit less. Most T's that I have seen...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By JonClayton
Placement of PID Thermocouple?

Finally added the PID control to my stand yesterday but I still need to drill/mount the thermo probe in the mashtun. My mashtun is a converted keg with a false bottom. During the mash I recirculate...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By JonClayton
Good point, I will try a barb connection as well....

Good point, I will try a barb connection as well. I will resize the pictures some more, I shot them with my d90 and resized them a good bit already but I guess they are still sort of large. Sorry...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By JonClayton
A little late is better than never right? I...

A little late is better than never right? I finally got to snap a few photos of the new stand. I will try to shoot some of the keggle insides tomorrow to show how the false bottom is installed....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-27-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By JonClayton
I actually don't have a sight glass on the mash...

I actually don't have a sight glass on the mash tun, only on the HLT and Boil Kettle. It sounds like a glass on the mash tun could be a good indicator of head loss but at the same time an open...
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