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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By jeffg
Supposedly there is a good new beer bar in...

Supposedly there is a good new beer bar in Kenmore Square owned by the folks that own Bukowski's (another good beer bar on Dalton St. right near Boylston and Mass Ave.). Not sure what the new joint...
Forum: General Techniques 07-16-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,505
Posted By jeffg
I generally do two weeks and two weeks before...

I generally do two weeks and two weeks before kegging. However, I have found that when I have a back up of beers in the secondary and they end up aging for 6 weeks or more, they come out extra good...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,058
Posted By jeffg
I have used Spalt in my Kolsch and Alts as a...

I have used Spalt in my Kolsch and Alts as a bitter/flavoring hop--usually with several additions at the 30 and 45 minute marks of a 60 minute boil. I'd describe it as somewhat spicey and earthy, a...
Forum: General Techniques 05-21-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By jeffg
Interesting observation--bottle v. keg

6-7 years ago I went from bottling to kegging and have not looked back...until recently. I just started trying to bottle a six pack or so of each beer I brew and keg, in part to have a reserve...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 05-03-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By jeffg
I went last night. I waited over an hour to get...

I went last night. I waited over an hour to get in so plan accordingly. There were far fewer english beers tapped at any given time then there were last year whn i went (I think 5-7 total), and...
Forum: General Techniques 04-26-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By jeffg
Your mileage may vary mind you, but consider...

Your mileage may vary mind you, but consider dryhopping with a little bit of saaz. I tried to do an all spalt alt and was less than satisfied with the results--ended up dryhoppnig in the keg and it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-26-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,568
Posted By jeffg
Here is the one I did last year. ...

Here is the one I did last year. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=10187

Pretty similar to above but hoppier. I thought it was great and hope to make it again soon.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-25-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,893
Posted By jeffg
THat is exactly who I was alluding to in my...

THat is exactly who I was alluding to in my earlier post. I still buy gear from them, but i am done with their pre-crushed grains.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,194
Posted By jeffg
Thanks for the input. I have always been a "just...

Thanks for the input. I have always been a "just leave the Co2 on" set and forget guy, but this is twice in six months I have mysteriously drained a 20 lb. tank. Pretty annoying since it normally...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-24-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,194
Posted By jeffg
Do you turn off your Co2?

So once you have kegged a beer and gotten it stabilized to a proper carbonation level (via patience or shake and roll), do you shut off your Co2 valve after the last pour or do you leave it on all...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,893
Posted By jeffg
I have received some pretty bad pre-crushed...

I have received some pretty bad pre-crushed grains before by mail which threw my mash efficiency way off and kind of ruined a couple batches of beer for me. Once it happens to you a couple times you...
Forum: General Techniques 04-10-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By jeffg
Basement temps will work fine. I bottled a small...

Basement temps will work fine. I bottled a small portion of my dopplebock and kegged the rest and the bottles are carbonated after ten days at 55ish.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,593
Posted By jeffg
I kegged mine this past weekend as well. It...

I kegged mine this past weekend as well. It finished at around 1.019. I figured with the double decoction it would be higher than normal. I am holding out to sample until this weekend, plus I need...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-03-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By jeffg
I have not bottled for years but I recall...

I have not bottled for years but I recall switching from corn sugar to DME and having the exact same revalation you had--smaller tighter bubbles...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-02-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By jeffg
Agreed, and a little keg lube helps them stay in...

Agreed, and a little keg lube helps them stay in place...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-30-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,081
Posted By jeffg
Brewing a traditional english bitter saturday and...

Brewing a traditional english bitter saturday and showing my buddy how to do an all grain batch.
Kegging and bottling my dopplebock finally, and drinking my seven grain liquid bread ale 777 reject...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-27-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,105
Posted By jeffg
If you don't like the shaking method you can...

If you don't like the shaking method you can employ a beer stone, set to serving pressure and your beer will be carbonated within 48 hours. Assuming you gave it ample time in the secondary, you can...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-26-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By jeffg
How do you clean and sanitize under pressure?...

How do you clean and sanitize under pressure? :confused:
Sounds like an interesting option.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-23-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,568
Posted By jeffg
The German restaurant near me in twon has a...

The German restaurant near me in twon has a couple of imported Kolschs. The one I tried was really dry with a very sweet aftertaste (it reminded me of mead). I honestly like the one I brewed...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-20-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,123
Posted By jeffg
Hey Walker, I have the same system. I had...

Hey Walker,
I have the same system. I had never had a stuck mash in ten years of all grain brewing and I've had three or four of them in a row with this system. I feel your pain. My false bottom...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-15-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,863
Posted By jeffg
FWIW, I have routinely had problems with...

FWIW, I have routinely had problems with pre-crushed grains from NB. I love them for equipment but I have stopped getting grains from them because I keep getting poor crushes and I don't have a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-14-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By jeffg
See, now I have never even heard of this option...

See, now I have never even heard of this option before. Who carries them and do they work just as good as batch priming?

Thanks for the suggestion.

Jeff
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-14-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By jeffg
Dumb question from keg guy re: bottling

OK, this is probably a stupid question:

i haven't bottled a beer in many years, since the 90s. I am contemplating submitting a beer to a homebrew competition and obviously I will need to bottle. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-13-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,468
Posted By jeffg
I did one of the simple English Bitter recipes in...

I did one of the simple English Bitter recipes in one of Papazian's books. Very straight forward, probably only 7-8 lbs of grain total, a little crystal malt and fuggles and EKG. I still love the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-12-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,364
Posted By jeffg
Two ounces of Chinook dryhopped is going to be...

Two ounces of Chinook dryhopped is going to be pretty heavy duty...but it is your beer and i have had good Chinook dryhopped beer before.
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