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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2013, 01:58 AM
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Posted By whiskeyjack
Ive bought primarily from NB, midwest, and ahs....

Ive bought primarily from NB, midwest, and ahs. Just try to think ahead on what you will need and what you will outgrow, hard to do though. I went with a midwest kit a few years back and the only...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-30-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By whiskeyjack
I have a 10 gallon megapot kettle that I...

I have a 10 gallon megapot kettle that I generally biab in. I also have a 5.5 and a 3 from my partial mash days. So I was thinking of using the 5.5 for mashing and the 3 to heat the water, I just...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-30-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By whiskeyjack
I would think the carboy would be fine. As for...

I would think the carboy would be fine. As for the refractometer you can use a calculator. http://www.northernbrewer.com/refractometer-calculator/
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-29-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By whiskeyjack
Not sure why but when you naturally carb in a keg...

Not sure why but when you naturally carb in a keg you use half the amount of sugar for the same amount bottles. So your keg will be overcarbed. Pulling the relief valve a few times may help. Do it in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By whiskeyjack
You may have lost track of how many quarts you...

You may have lost track of how many quarts you put in originally, happened to me once in a biab. I put a gallon or so more then I was supposed to and didn't catch it till the end of the boil. From...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By whiskeyjack
Biab would work for you, several onlime shops...

Biab would work for you, several onlime shops sell bags that will hold 15 pounds of grain for $6 or $7 theae bags are a little course though but usable. If you want a real fine bag look at buying one...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By whiskeyjack
Sweet, thanks for all the replies! Looks like I...

Sweet, thanks for all the replies! Looks like I have to get a whole drilled in my 5 gallon kettle :)
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-29-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By whiskeyjack
No just young beer, it hasn't had the chance to...

No just young beer, it hasn't had the chance to blend together.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-29-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By whiskeyjack
How long have they carbed, if they are fully...

How long have they carbed, if they are fully carbed 3+ weeks then there is a chance they will not blow but I would put them in a fridge just in case. If its only been a few days chances are whatever...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-29-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By whiskeyjack
You have a few options to you. 1. Open up every...

You have a few options to you. 1. Open up every one of them bottles and gently put them in your fermenting vessel and let them finish, you may have to add more yeast if it doesn't finish up. Being...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By whiskeyjack
No it will be mashing with 1.25 quarts/lb,...

No it will be mashing with 1.25 quarts/lb, followed by one or two batch sparges. My real concern is heat loss due to it being in a kettle and not a cooler. I see why you think it would be similar to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By whiskeyjack
Mashing in a brew kettle ?

I would like to batch sparge just to try it out however I don't have a cooler mash tun. I will use my 5.5 gallon kettle with a bazooka tube. I plan on doing brews in the range of 10-12 pounds, making...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By whiskeyjack
You can however extract brews tend to finish a...

You can however extract brews tend to finish a little higher fg then all grain
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By whiskeyjack
You may want to get a brewbelt/fermwrap with a...

You may want to get a brewbelt/fermwrap with a temp controller. Either Johnsin A419 or build your own here's a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I-iwFLykxs
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-24-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By whiskeyjack
Stir like it owes you money :)

Stir like it owes you money :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-24-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By whiskeyjack
Just make sure its 120v not 240, cheers :)

Just make sure its 120v not 240, cheers :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-24-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By whiskeyjack
You can use dual controller if you want to...

You can use dual controller if you want to ferment and use brewbelt at the same time, if just for cooling you can just program the cold side of the controller for cold only, or get one that is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-24-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By whiskeyjack
You can, but 5 weeks is not at all considered...

You can, but 5 weeks is not at all considered near to long. I got caught up at school and left 1 in primary for 9 weeks, no problem. You secondary it to a carboy/keg if you are making a beer that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By whiskeyjack
Test it again in a few days, if its still the...

Test it again in a few days, if its still the same gravity you can bottle. You dont have to secondary your typical normal beers, just leave it in primary for 3-4 weeks, take a few fg readings and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By whiskeyjack
Every one beat me to it. I was going to recommend...

Every one beat me to it. I was going to recommend a hefeweizen until I read the op wants a hoppy light beer. Then I was going to recommend a blonde ale because its low abv, slightly hoppy, and is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By whiskeyjack
If its an ale I wouldnt worry about it just keep...

If its an ale I wouldnt worry about it just keep it in the primary. If its a lager you can store it in a 5g carboy or my favorite a 5 gallon keg
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,035
Posted By whiskeyjack
Ow yea, I never take into account hop/trub loss....

Ow yea, I never take into account hop/trub loss. I calculate my batches for 6 gallons because of that. So with 6 gallon batch I will end with 5.5 into fermenter, then I will end with at least 5 into...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,035
Posted By whiskeyjack
Here is how I calc total volume needed for full...

Here is how I calc total volume needed for full BIAB.

.07 x total grains in gallons
boil off rate in gallons
total volume you need in your fermenter

(.07 x 14.45) + (1.0-1.5) + 6= 8.5 gallons...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-11-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By whiskeyjack
Most growlers are not grolsch and they will not...

Most growlers are not grolsch and they will not hold pressure. They're several threads on here that will show pics of them blowing up
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-10-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By whiskeyjack
I forgot trub loss into account, I usually always...

I forgot trub loss into account, I usually always make my batch .25-.5 gallons more then I want

6.5 lb x .06 equals .39
1.5 gallons boiloff, or whatever yours is
3.5 gallons is what you want,...
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