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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-09-2014, 02:40 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
just wanted to point out to the irishrover that...

just wanted to point out to the irishrover that you can get most of the way there without conan. Not saying don't use it if you can, just that nottingham does a good job when compared to conan. I've...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-09-2014, 02:01 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
Nottingham is a great sub, us05 works as well....

Nottingham is a great sub, us05 works as well. I've used both with success and both did very well compared to the original in blind tastings with Heady Topper fans. I disagree as do everyone that has...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2014, 07:19 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
I'll agree & disagree, agree that main goal is to...

I'll agree & disagree, agree that main goal is to extract oils but if you can do a good job in estimating IBUs from your whirlpool hop addition than you can cut back on your bittering addition as...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-01-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
worthington is a pretty strong attenuator in my...

worthington is a pretty strong attenuator in my experience...just be sure to mash on the cooler side, like 150F. I've generally got 76-80% attenuation, not quite like chico, but not bad. Sounds like...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-16-2013, 03:58 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
worked amazingly well for me...had several rounds...

worked amazingly well for me...had several rounds of blind tastings with it. The recipe in the March/April issue scored highest against the real deal and actually was picked as the favorite by...
Forum: General Techniques 09-27-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By telejunkie
For the target gravity, beersmith assumes an...

For the target gravity, beersmith assumes an extract rate or 36 pg/p for british pale malt while byo is assuming an extract rate of 37 pg/p for the pale malt. I'm assuming your homebrew shop was...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2013, 10:05 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
Strong words then... But from in my understanding...

Strong words then... But from in my understanding from talking with John & Shaun, everyone calling HT's yeast Conan is the incorrect nomenclature. That said, I think not too long ago John called his...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2013, 03:42 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
Not a farce, while both Shaun Hill & John Kimmich...

Not a farce, while both Shaun Hill & John Kimmich have been granted access to Conan yeast before Greg's passing (which was Greg Noonan's baby), neither John nor Shaun actually are using that strain...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 10-22-2012, 01:54 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
corona mill I think would be ideal but don't have...

corona mill I think would be ideal but don't have one...rolling pin or coffee grinder are options but sounds like a lot of work for 10lbs. I think i will try to crank my grain mill as small a gap as...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 10-21-2012, 03:46 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
prep malted millet for brewing

I have 10lbs of malted millet for a pale ale...wondering how to prep the millet.
I'm guessing I need to crush it, but it's too small to be crushed in my grain mill. Do I throw it in a blender? ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2012, 09:38 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
the recipe in BYO is slightly different than the...

the recipe in BYO is slightly different than the one posted by the OP...mainly the hops. 30-min addition is .5oz Simcoe, .75oz Cascade at 15mins, .5oz Cascade at KO, 1.25oz Cascade DH. Mash at 148F...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 02:55 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
i'll take your first your first sentence with a...

i'll take your first your first sentence with a grain of salt considering i've judged many a hb comps and tasted a large pool of commercially brewed beer and while the bar is coming up on the hb...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 01:59 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
i'll play devil's advocate here...why would...

i'll play devil's advocate here...why would commercial breweries bother with vorlauf if it didn't improve the beer? They are always looking for shortcuts and cost-saving options, yet I've never heard...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-12-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By telejunkie
as i'm sure you have or will read...make sure...

as i'm sure you have or will read...make sure your control box is oversized. Nothing worse than trying to cram everything in small box. Mine is perfect sized but no where to grow. As mentioned you...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-19-2011, 06:25 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
You could try here: ...

You could try here:
http://www.atlantichops.com/

Talked to the guy Mike there a little while back, said he this will be his first year pelletizing I believe and he is looking for growers.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-19-2011, 06:06 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
Sounds like verticulum wilt to me...I had a...

Sounds like verticulum wilt to me...I had a Cascade bine that almost cracked from the ground to the crown (~15ft) continually which i blamed on verticulum although not positive of ID. The leaves were...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-12-2011, 08:28 PM
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Posted By telejunkie
27l isn't all that big, if it was me I would hold...

27l isn't all that big, if it was me I would hold out for something a little bigger, 30l+ to account for boil-overs and if you ever wanted to do a BIAB. Overall that looks like a nice set-up. Speidel...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-12-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By telejunkie
Mounting a Brewer's Hardware RIMS tube

So I've build a little wooden box with a lid that lifts open which is mounted to my brewstand to contain a tri-clover RIMS tube from Derrin. The box just looks awkward with or without the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-06-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By telejunkie
actually the story goes that german brewers used...

actually the story goes that german brewers used to "accidentally" toss in galvanized piping into their kettles. The zinc is something that is very beneficial for the yeast in modest amounts...if you...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-02-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By telejunkie
yeah, at this moment I think I run with it. If it...

yeah, at this moment I think I run with it. If it scorches...then maybe I save it for some other purpose down the road.

Edit: Actually just found this thread:...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-02-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By telejunkie
RIMS Element density question

So yesterday did my first wet run on my new brew setup...things went really well and was hoping to brew tomorrow, but today got a "feedback" form from Amazon on my heating element. For some reason I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-01-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,419
Posted By telejunkie
a soak in a good alkali cleaner like piping hot...

a soak in a good alkali cleaner like piping hot oxyclean solution should emulsify any residual oils in the pump head. That's all I did when I got my march pump and worked like a charm :)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-15-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By telejunkie
i've got a 20gal boilermaker, but my general rule...

i've got a 20gal boilermaker, but my general rule of thumb is 1gal per 60 min...probably come in just under that volume actually.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-15-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,667
Posted By telejunkie
just finished a keg of this...very good,...

just finished a keg of this...very good, side-by-side w/DFH's version revealed very similar profiles. This was my 2nd attempt and i cut back the amber to 1.5#. Also I dry hopped for 2 weeks. I don't...
Forum: General Techniques 10-11-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By telejunkie
i'm pretty sure i first got it from "brew like a...

i'm pretty sure i first got it from "brew like a monk" but i believe most belgian abbey's will pitch their yeast on the cool side, like lower 60s, then let the temp ramp up naturally with reports of...
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