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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2014, 01:18 AM
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Posted By jethro55
I did this recently. With the kettle lid on, the...

I did this recently. With the kettle lid on, the wort temperature after 30 minutes was at 180 degrees F. From what I read in the literature, the temperature range of serious concern wrt...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jethro55
I have done that and things turned out fine. ...

I have done that and things turned out fine. Pretty sure you are fine!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2014, 11:29 PM
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Posted By jethro55
Great Tips for Hoppy Homebrew

I followed the tips for this according to Chris Callahan's article found here
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/top-10-tips-super-hoppy-ipa.html

Wanted to say thank you for that help!!!

I followed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,648
Posted By jethro55
Demus, Good point - there sure is a lot of...

Demus,
Good point - there sure is a lot of information out there on that subject. It is just one of those issues that will remain like so many other choices for techniques. Cooking is pretty...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,648
Posted By jethro55
Am not sure which ones are not fit for...

Am not sure which ones are not fit for rehydration, but Nottingham and Safale US-05 are indeed OK for rehydration and indeed OK for pitching dry.

And from Fermentis
"As the yeast is grown...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By jethro55
By no means am I at the advanced stage, but I'll...

By no means am I at the advanced stage, but I'll add a thought or two.

1. Hydrating dry yeast is an issue for a number of reasons, some of which are pretty complex. Some dry yeasts specifically...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By jethro55
I'll add a bit on priming sugar at bottling time....

I'll add a bit on priming sugar at bottling time. Add the priming sugar solution to the bottling bucket before transferring the beer to it. It helps to mix it. It is good practice to coil the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By jethro55
I have the same problem using my immersion...

I have the same problem using my immersion chiller. You could try to fill the sink with ice water and sit the kettle in it during the normal chilling.

One of these days I plan to buy a roll of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By jethro55
For what it's worth, I have had about 10 of my...

For what it's worth, I have had about 10 of my first 15 or so batches so far leave a stiff krausen on top after fermentation. There was no waiting it out, even after a month. They had just turned...
Forum: General Techniques 06-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
Posted By jethro55
Interesting info here. My current IPA batch is...

Interesting info here. My current IPA batch is an experiment like this for extract recipes. Instead of following the kit recipe schedule -
I added 4 oz hops to the 20 minute crystal malt steeping...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jethro55
I had the same problem in my first several...

I had the same problem in my first several batches. The recommendations seemed to point to the yeast - not enough or it was too old.

But I was also not being careful about wort temperature when...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-23-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 62,752
Posted By jethro55
Had a decent early crop from a few second year...

Had a decent early crop from a few second year plants. About 10 oz wet Chinook and another 10 oz mixed bag of Nugget/Magnum/Chinook. Made for a fun brew day !
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By jethro55
A couple of thoughts to offer... though I have...

A couple of thoughts to offer... though I have never had a low/slow carbonation issue with any brew so far.
1. The high ABV can make carbonation take longer. From what I have read that is not a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By jethro55
Uh-huh. Anything that strong churns pretty hard....

Uh-huh. Anything that strong churns pretty hard. It'll likely clog the bubbler.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 06-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,781
Posted By jethro55
I have used the Cabelas premium electric smoker...

I have used the Cabelas premium electric smoker for 15 years. It's a charcoal/wood chip smoker with electric heating element to light the charcoal and maintain temperature. Cheap, compact, simple...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 62,752
Posted By jethro55
First year versus second year hops

The flag pole set-up in its second year here, compared to first year. My U.S. Goldings and Columbus are slower starters again.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-29-2013, 12:07 AM
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Posted By jethro55
fyi just in case - Be careful with the guard dog...

fyi just in case - Be careful with the guard dog around the hops - have read some info on several posts about serious danger to them if they consume some hops.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-26-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,127
Posted By jethro55
2013 harvest from 1st year plants (dry weight): ...

2013 harvest from 1st year plants (dry weight):
Cascade: 6 oz
Chinook: 10 oz
Columbus: 4 oz
Nugget: 4 oz
Centennial: 1 oz
Very few cones from US Goldings, Magnum, Willamette
Forum: Hops Growing 08-02-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By jethro55
I have a first year planting of 8 varieties here...

I have a first year planting of 8 varieties here in southwest ohio. Cascade and Chinook are doing the best for me. They both have already produced a small batch of ripe cones and are loaded with...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-14-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 108,020
Posted By jethro55
Here are the first year burrs on Columbus.

Here are the first year burrs on Columbus.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-07-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 108,020
Posted By jethro55
Those are some of the healthiest first year...

Those are some of the healthiest first year plants I have seen. You have the green thumb for sure !!
Forum: Hops Growing 07-03-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,838
Posted By jethro55
These were planted in the second week of April. ...

These were planted in the second week of April. It works here in Ohio !
I would think that you could plant even at this point. Probably not a harvest for this year, but would give the root systems...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-01-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 108,020
Posted By jethro55
Update on the first year teepee rig. I'm ...

Update on the first year teepee rig. I'm betting that they won't reach the top this year.
Lots of flowers, especially on Cascade and Chinook. Not sure how long till they make cones.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By jethro55
You are close but I am unsure. 3 weeks should be...

You are close but I am unsure. 3 weeks should be good unless it got stuck. Did it ferment at the right temperatures?
Forum: Hops Growing 06-25-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 108,020
Posted By jethro55
April 10, June 3rd, June 9th, and June 24th. ...

April 10, June 3rd, June 9th, and June 24th. Most have a few flowers, the Chinook has a bunch.
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