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Forum: For Sale 03-21-2011, 07:56 PM
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Posted By jdoiv
I am interested. How much do you want for it? ...

I am interested. How much do you want for it? I have a friend in Boston that could pick up for me.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-16-2011, 03:00 PM
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Posted By jdoiv
Just using a potentiometer for speed control. ...

Just using a potentiometer for speed control. Fans are old Rosewill 80mm case fans with blue LEDs taken out of my old computer case. I'll still need to pick something up, none of the power supplies...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2011, 11:43 PM
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Posted By jdoiv
Just went through a box in my attic. Nothing I...

Just went through a box in my attic. Nothing I have has the amperage I'll need. Looks like I'll order online.

edit: Fans say 12V .18A I'm thinking I need at least 6A with the resistance of...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2011, 06:28 PM
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Posted By jdoiv
Thanks camiller. That is what I needed to know.

Thanks camiller. That is what I needed to know.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-15-2011, 06:23 PM
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Posted By jdoiv
I have. Shouldn't take very much with soft...

I have. Shouldn't take very much with soft water. Make sure you stir well and take pH readings. Too much lactic and you will taste it. You may want to consider phosphoric acid to avoid the lactic...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2011, 03:41 PM
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Posted By jdoiv
Ok, I decided to build a stir plate station. I'm...

Ok, I decided to build a stir plate station. I'm going to have 3 separate stirs on one box. Got the box built, the wiring sorted, but now comes the big quesiton. Power? I want to just have one...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-27-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,472
Posted By jdoiv
Not enough to give the enzymes or yeast the...

Not enough to give the enzymes or yeast the ability to work properly.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-22-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By jdoiv
Get the Chris White book, Yeast. What you are...

Get the Chris White book, Yeast. What you are describing is top cropping of the yeast. You can reuse it provided you can sterilize your collection tools. I wouldn't recommend skimming all of it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2011, 01:23 PM
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Views: 1,148
Posted By jdoiv
Most important thing is to try and be consistent....

Most important thing is to try and be consistent. As Old Tx says, whats a couple of extra bucks to get the final product you want. Many things effect efficiency. The ones you want to focus on that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By jdoiv
Efficiency has nothing to do with astringency...

Efficiency has nothing to do with astringency until you hit 98+%. Astringency is brought on by poor pH or too high of temps in the lauter process. Commercial breweries operate at 97% with no...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-08-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,699
Posted By jdoiv
You haven't happened to you yet. It's real. It...

You haven't happened to you yet. It's real. It happens. All it takes is to runoff a little bit too quickly or to let your water level get too low with a less than ideal water delivery set up.

I...
Forum: Introductions 01-16-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By jdoiv
Well, we are supposed to have them on the second...

Well, we are supposed to have them on the second Saturday of the month at 2:30pm at All Seasons. Unfortunately, we haven't been having them the last several months. But if you sign up on the...
Forum: Introductions 01-16-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By jdoiv
If interested, you should check out the local...

If interested, you should check out the local clubs. Music City Brewers and Antioch Sud Suckers. I belong to ASS and really enjoy it. We are a very laid back club with no dues but some serious...
Forum: Introductions 01-16-2009, 04:29 PM
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Posted By jdoiv
Welcome from a fellow Nashvillian! I'm actually...

Welcome from a fellow Nashvillian! I'm actually down in Franklin.

Bohannon's Bock was about the only decent thing they brewed and by most accounts they needed to go away. Very inconsistent...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-07-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By jdoiv
How long are your lines? Mine do this as well,...

How long are your lines? Mine do this as well, but I have long lines so it pours a little slower. I still get a good amount of head with the pour. Low carbonation beers like Porters pour very...
Forum: Introductions 08-01-2008, 09:14 PM
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Posted By jdoiv
Welcome! What part of Mid-TN are you from? I'm...

Welcome! What part of Mid-TN are you from? I'm just outside Nashville near Bellevue. I also invite you to check out our club, www.antiochsudsuckers.com. Antioch is a bit of a misnomer though, as...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-01-2008, 09:49 PM
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Posted By jdoiv
Czechvar = Budvar It is sold as Budvar in...

Czechvar = Budvar

It is sold as Budvar in Europe, but thanks to Budwpisser, it has to be sold as Czechvar in the states.

As far as recipe goes, here is mine. I did a side by side taste test...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 06-30-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 85
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Posted By jdoiv
I've seen these at an ACE Hardware store nearby. ...

I've seen these at an ACE Hardware store nearby. (Wildwest, it's the ACE on Nolensville Road just south of OHB, if you are ever over in that area). We picked up a 55 gallon one to do a big barrel...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-30-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,122
Posted By jdoiv
I breakdown after each use. I used to just rinse...

I breakdown after each use. I used to just rinse and sanitize, but after a couple of infected kegs, now I break them down and do a thorough cleaning. It really doesn't take that long and I'll...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-30-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By jdoiv
I mill my flaked grains and have found that it...

I mill my flaked grains and have found that it helps in efficiency. You don't have to, but you can.
Forum: General Techniques 06-26-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,411
Posted By jdoiv
Yeah, I'll see my grain bed temp drop from 168*F...

Yeah, I'll see my grain bed temp drop from 168*F down to 145*F during the sparge, but I still get 87-92% efficiencies. And I think pH has more to do with tannin extraction than temp. You have to...
Forum: Introductions 06-26-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By jdoiv
Welcome bernerbits! There are several of us in...

Welcome bernerbits! There are several of us in the Nashville area on the board.

There are also a couple of clubs in the area; Music City Brewers, Antioch Sud Suckers...
Forum: General Techniques 06-25-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,411
Posted By jdoiv
I'll routinely go a good 6-8 inches above the...

I'll routinely go a good 6-8 inches above the grain bed when I'm doing a 6 gallon batch since it fits in my 14 gallon MLT without problem. I'll be done adding the liquor from the HLT 20 minutes into...
Forum: General Techniques 06-25-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,411
Posted By jdoiv
This will happen if you don't do a mash out. If...

This will happen if you don't do a mash out. If you do a mash out, you will have denatured the beta amylase and your fermentability should be locked in. Alpha amylase will still be working though,...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-19-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,563
Posted By jdoiv
Lots of good advice here so far. One thing to...

Lots of good advice here so far. One thing to consider is how long of a commute do you have? What do you do for work and what kind of dress requirements do you have? Are in you in front of...
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