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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-12-2014, 05:28 AM
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Posted By jaycount
I get better efficiency with my BIAB setup (75%~)...

I get better efficiency with my BIAB setup (75%~) vs my cooler MLT setup (60-65%~). Beats me...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-31-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By jaycount
I have both a cooler tun and a BIAB setup. I see...

I have both a cooler tun and a BIAB setup. I see no difference at all clarity or quality wise between the two.

The only reason I keep the cooler tun around anymore is for batches too large to fit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By jaycount
Not much you can do about it now, huh? :D It'll...

Not much you can do about it now, huh? :D It'll be ok, I've done it both ways, can't say I've been able to notice a difference one way or the other but I do recommend cooling the priming solution...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By jaycount
My best guess is an inaccurate recipe or an...

My best guess is an inaccurate recipe or an inaccurate OG reading (was the wort 68 degrees F?)

You're right, it doesn't make sense. With less boil-off your OG should be lower than planned.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-28-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By jaycount
No idea what's local in AR but using this link: ...

No idea what's local in AR but using this link:

http://www.seekabrew.com/distro/?s=AR&p=NC&sort=alpha

There's a good list of what is available in AR that isn't in NC. Only things that jump out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By jaycount
Patience! Don't start pouring out beer yet....

Patience! Don't start pouring out beer yet. RDWHAHB. Or maybe a craft beer if yours aren't ready yet.

Carbonation will likely vary from bottle to bottle if you added the sugar in the bottle.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By jaycount
This! The fermentability of the sugars are...

This! The fermentability of the sugars are different :D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-14-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By jaycount
If you must tinker any further I would boil some...

If you must tinker any further I would boil some malt extract into water and use it. Table sugar is going to cause for a couple of unwanted side effects: 1. Dry-ness, 2. Sometimes in great...
Forum: Kansas HomeBrew Forum 07-26-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By jaycount
What night were you in? I was in there last...

What night were you in? I was in there last Friday night (7/20) celebrating my birthday! :rockin: Might've seen you there and didn't even know it.

Hank's is a great place. They're super friendly,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By jaycount
I soak them in PBW, rinse, and run star-san...

I soak them in PBW, rinse, and run star-san through them when I sanitize the entire line (tap and all).

I've never disassembled them to clean. Maybe I should start...

edit: I felt like I could...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By jaycount
Just kicked a keg of NB Honey Brown last night....

Just kicked a keg of NB Honey Brown last night. It's a good kit.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By jaycount
I just dump em into the secondary and when I rack...

I just dump em into the secondary and when I rack to keg I put a fine bag on the output end of my hose. Same principle without trying to dig a bag out of my carboy.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-28-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,226
Posted By jaycount
Unless you've killed out the yeast, fermentation...

Unless you've killed out the yeast, fermentation will restart and ferment out the sugar you add, likely leaving it drier than you began with.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-19-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By jaycount
So the lowdown on aeration (oxygenation): Yeast...

So the lowdown on aeration (oxygenation): Yeast need oxygen to do their jobs, that's why we aerate the wort right as it goes into the fermenter, whether that be with an airstone, vigorous shaking,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-27-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,343
Posted By jaycount
That's the way I sanitize my kegs. The leftover...

That's the way I sanitize my kegs. The leftover starsan in the pickup tube should drain out when you pour out the starsan.

There's starsan in the picnic tap and liquid line anyways so I pour into...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-26-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By jaycount
...thats gross...

...thats gross...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2012, 03:19 PM
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Views: 698
Posted By jaycount
wow, thats terrible.

wow, thats terrible.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-25-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By jaycount
I can't speak for IO Star but with StarSan I...

I can't speak for IO Star but with StarSan I leave it in my keg for sometimes weeks at a time without any problems.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-23-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,666
Posted By jaycount
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By jaycount
Regarding the volume issue, you could have added...

Regarding the volume issue, you could have added water at the end of the boil to correct for being short. Not a big problem, but for future reference...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-23-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By jaycount
The smell/taste could definitely end up in the...

The smell/taste could definitely end up in the beer. I'd wait and swap them and buy plenty of extras cause you never know when you'll need them.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-20-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,722
Posted By jaycount
I have a Citra wheat pale ale. Us-05 or another...

I have a Citra wheat pale ale. Us-05 or another clean American ale yeast works great
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-19-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By jaycount
If you open the cap, releasing the pressure you...

If you open the cap, releasing the pressure you will let oxygen in and let CO2 out, decreasing the carbonation (significantly) and shortening the time to staling. I'd leave it be.

But that's me,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-19-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By jaycount
Pushing the gas valve to relieve is fine. That's...

Pushing the gas valve to relieve is fine. That's the way alot of folks do it with pin lock kegs. I'd purge the O2 with the gas valve and drink the keg down as usual. Better off leaving the relief...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-19-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By jaycount
This thread prompted me to open a bottle of...

This thread prompted me to open a bottle of hefeweizen that I brewed sometime last year. It was in my "archived box o goodies". Hefeweizens aren't exactly meant to be aged, and this beer is fine. A...
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