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Forum: Electric Brewing 04-25-2014, 11:19 PM
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Posted By kaj030201
i decided to buy a ceramic heat emitting bulb,...

i decided to buy a ceramic heat emitting bulb, like for what you'd use for a reptile tank. the plus is that there is no light emitted, only heat.
it's only 100w, but i'm betting it will get the job...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By kaj030201
right, but I'm trying to ensure the wort I'm...

right, but I'm trying to ensure the wort I'm fermenting is at 124F, not just the air temp. thats why i submersed the probe in the water. make sense, or am i crazy?

Also, why the steel coffee...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-24-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By kaj030201
thx for the responses guys. the fermostat isn't...

thx for the responses guys. the fermostat isn't the issue really, i think it's the cheap space heater. i have the temperature probe submersed so it's registering the water temp at 82F, not the air...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-24-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By kaj030201
thats a cool idea! can you achieve high temps up...

thats a cool idea! can you achieve high temps up to 124F though?
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-24-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By kaj030201
Heating a Fermentation Chamber

I have a 7 cu. ft. freezer and a fermostat, with a lasko 200w space heater. i'm trying to heat the chamber to 124F for a lacto fermentation, but the space heater must have an overheat protector...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-23-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By kaj030201
yeah i know what you're saying, but with the sour...

yeah i know what you're saying, but with the sour mash you run the risk of incorporating other sour bugs and nasties, not just pure lacto. i'm happy to pitch a clean pure lacto strain and add the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-22-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By kaj030201
the effect i was going for was to blast an...

the effect i was going for was to blast an initial souring with the first lacto pitch, then allow the second pitch to sour anything else possible while the sacc fermented out the sugars over the next...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By kaj030201
"Double-Pitching" Lacto

Had an idea and wanted to see what others' thoughts are.

I'm planning a pseudo-Berliner:

mash/sparge and collect 5.5gal wort.
cool to 130F
pitch pure lacto
hold at 130F for ~48-72 hours...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-27-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By kaj030201
3 Week Lagering -- Too Short??

Just wondering what negative effect(s) might be noticed upon lagering for only 3 weeks?

I planned to brew a dark mexican lager with WLP940, but need to have it ready on March 1st. This would...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-30-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By kaj030201
Pre-made Hopback

Does anyone know of a store/website that sells a pre-made hopback?
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 09-08-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By kaj030201
That sounds sweet! Save me a bottle!

That sounds sweet! Save me a bottle!
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 09-03-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By kaj030201
Just bumping this thread to see if there's anyone...

Just bumping this thread to see if there's anyone else interested in this competition. Got my recipe all ready to go...
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 08-26-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By kaj030201
PA/NJ/DE - IRON HILL West Chester and ARTISAN HOMEBREW in Downingtown Present...

Looks like Mike at Artisan Homebrew in Downingtown PA and Jean the brewer at Iron Hill West Chester are putting together a fall seasonal homebrew competition! Here's some details about it:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By kaj030201
i understand that sterilization isnt necessary,...

i understand that sterilization isnt necessary, but in my mind its fairly simple to do, and more effective than sanitizing, so why not. But now i'm not so sure about it if the bottles keep smelling...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By kaj030201
Funky Smell After Baking Bottles

So after I attempted to sterilize my un-labeled bottles, and they all ended up smelling like burned glue and paper, I got some new bottles and baked them at 350 for 75 minutes. I wrapped the top of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By kaj030201
Nelson Sauvin WHOLE Leaf Hops

Anyone know where to buy these in the USA? I've been searching on google, and only a few sites in Australia/New Zealand and England come up. What about in the states?

I'm looking for the WHOLE...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By kaj030201
Ok, so maybe its when yeast is really "happy" it...

Ok, so maybe its when yeast is really "happy" it takes a while to settle? I hope thats the case. I'm just getting really antsy to get this thing in the secondary with some dry hops. Anyone know...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By kaj030201
Krausen not falling

Ok, so it's been 8 full days of krausen and it shows no signs of falling back into the beer. Is it because its in a carboy with massive blowoff tubes?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By kaj030201
yeah, i guess you're right. i just wanted to get...

yeah, i guess you're right. i just wanted to get a head start on clarifying the beer, plus i need the carboy space ;)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By kaj030201
Racking to secondary while krausen is still on top

Is this a bad idea? I want to move my 4 day old IPA (OG 1052) to the secondary, but a huge krausen is still on top. Should I wait until it recedes?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By kaj030201
i may try to blend a saison yeast with a packet...

i may try to blend a saison yeast with a packet of fermentis s-33. i have a huge amount of the saison yeast compared to only 1 packet of s-33, so will the saison yeast overpower the s-33?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-03-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By kaj030201
Abt/Quad with Saison yeast

I have this idea to do a quad this weekend, but the only yeast i have is a saison yeast. I wonder what that would be like:confused:
any thoughts? anyone done this before?
Forum: General Techniques 02-10-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By kaj030201
thanks sam and eric! just wanted to make sure i...

thanks sam and eric!
just wanted to make sure i wasnt wasting my $$
Forum: General Techniques 02-10-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By kaj030201
75 ibu's from Saaz only?

Is it possible to get an actual 75 ibu's from such a low alpha hop like Saaz? Will 7oz of Saaz be a waste, or can a 5 gallon IIPA be brewed with Saaz only?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By kaj030201
So this is a tweaked version of the dubbel into...

So this is a tweaked version of the dubbel into an "abbey single". I cant find too many specs on this style of beer, so does anyone know if this would fit the guidelines? The color will be about ...
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