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Forum: Cider Forum 11-23-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By bjzelectric
Kinda late here but did you end up using...

Kinda late here but did you end up using craisins? My buddy gave me #7 of dried crans that I was thinking of putting in my mead...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-04-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By bjzelectric
ive always secondaried @ room temps for ales....

ive always secondaried @ room temps for ales. never a problem.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-02-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,078
Posted By bjzelectric
Id use em all too! If its too hoppy, which is...

Id use em all too! If its too hoppy, which is almost impossible, it will always become more subdued as it ages.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By bjzelectric
Hmmm interesting... ive been looking into what...

Hmmm interesting... ive been looking into what yeasts people use in this situation and havent found much info. Have you done this before? Did it alter the taste any?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By bjzelectric
Fermentation was steady @ 68 F. I crash cooled 3...

Fermentation was steady @ 68 F. I crash cooled 3 days ago and the beer was prob 50 F when I took my reading this morning. I plugged this into Beersmith and the corrected gravity is 1.029. I might...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By bjzelectric
Well im thinking of just adding another packet of...

Well im thinking of just adding another packet of 04 and see what happens.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By bjzelectric
Yes actually i meant to add that my mash temps...

Yes actually i meant to add that my mash temps were higher than i wanted; 153. So the yeast is prob done huh?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By bjzelectric
Re-pitch @ 1.030?

Brewed a 90 minute (AG) clone 3 weeks ago. OG was 1.080. So today I was going to botttle it, took a gravity reading and it was 1.030. I used 2 packets of S-04 and Beersmith projected my FG @ 1.017....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-17-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By bjzelectric
Attn NC brewers! New homebrew shop in Hillsborough

Nash st. homebrew just opened up in Hillsborough NC! Apparently the owners of the Wooden Nickel pub and Mystery brewing co. have teamed up to start a LHBS. I went there yesterday and theyre setup is...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 09-25-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By bjzelectric
Yea its amazing how your palate can change. I can...

Yea its amazing how your palate can change. I can still appreciate Heineken or Yeungling but its just not the same
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 09-25-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By bjzelectric
Yea the SR is delish! Ive had it bottled but also...

Yea the SR is delish! Ive had it bottled but also had it on draft @ the brewery in Escondido. It was even hoppier!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-08-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,391
Posted By bjzelectric
I use a cpvc manifold that i just pieced...

I use a cpvc manifold that i just pieced together. Not glued at all. I just take it easy when stirring the mash near the bottom.
Forum: Introductions 08-21-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 65
Posted By bjzelectric
Sup neighbor! Just moved to the Durham area...

Sup neighbor! Just moved to the Durham area myself and hope to get brewin here in the next week or so. Any good homebrew shops around here?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-19-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,466
Posted By bjzelectric
Hey Yuri, I have the same mash tun except...

Hey Yuri,

I have the same mash tun except with a manifold and am thinking about getting some perforated sheet. Just wondering how you cut yours out so perfectly being such an odd shape an all....
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 04-12-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By bjzelectric
Schneider/ Brooklyn Hopfen Weiss... interesting...

Pick up a .5 L of this the other day. I love a good IPA and of course I REALLY love a good hefe too. This was an interesting blend of the two. A hoppy hefe. Pretty good but not sure I could drink a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By bjzelectric
Haha! Damn. I didnt even notice that. Hopefully...

Haha! Damn. I didnt even notice that. Hopefully you mean 1.5 pounds of rice hulls which is still alot.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By bjzelectric
I would either add a little bit of water (maybe...

I would either add a little bit of water (maybe .5 gallon) or presoak them. That way they wont absorb so much water and mess up your numbers.
Forum: General Techniques 04-10-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,599
Posted By bjzelectric
DEAD HOOKERS ASS DIPA! Now thats a sweet name for...

DEAD HOOKERS ASS DIPA! Now thats a sweet name for a brew.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-05-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By bjzelectric
Thanks fellas. I should also mention that one of...

Thanks fellas. I should also mention that one of these batches will be hefeweizen. Would it still be better to force carb this or would priming be better to impart that lovely yeastyness? What do...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-05-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By bjzelectric
Groom thinking about gettin into kegging...

So Im gettin married on September 4. Of course I will be providing the beer. I plan on making 3 different 10 gallon batches and kegging them all in 5 gallon kegs. Ive never kegged before and am...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By bjzelectric
A standard hole saw kit works fine. Just drill...

A standard hole saw kit works fine. Just drill slower and add more pressure.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-09-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By bjzelectric
"The Love" clone recipe?

I have some brewtime available this weekend and am thinking of a hefeweizen. Starr Hills The Love is my favorite domestic hefe. I dont think too many people know about it but if anyone could help me...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 02-25-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By bjzelectric
There is a brewpub in downtown winchester but the...

There is a brewpub in downtown winchester but the brews and food arent that good. I forget the name. There is a DFH brewpub in Gaithersburg which is excellent. Capitol city is good too. The Flying...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,101
Posted By bjzelectric
Wasnt gonna chime in but nobody else with a...

Wasnt gonna chime in but nobody else with a keggle did. The ball valve with a barb on the end makes it really convenient to just attach a sanitized piece of tubing to it and put the other end into...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-14-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By bjzelectric
Sounds normal to me. Every batch of beer is...

Sounds normal to me. Every batch of beer is different even if you use the same exact recipe and do everything the same. The yeast cake is typically milky and white/tan in color. I wouldnt worry about...
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