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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-21-2013, 05:11 PM
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Posted By adamjackson
WLP099 "High Gravity Yeast"

Anyone with a lot of experiences? I have two beers that will receive it today, each getting 800ML via an overnight starter.

Barleywine @ 1.110 OG w/ 1098 British Ale Yeast + Starter. Two Months...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-05-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By adamjackson
Correcting expected mash gravity with thick mash

Total Grain - 28 pounds
Mash tun - 10 Gallon igloo w/ false bottom
Mashed in at 165 with 8 gallons of water (beersmith said I needed 10 gallons)
Mash details - 152F for 120 Minutes

First...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-27-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,182
Posted By adamjackson
Brewing this next week!

Brewing this next week!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By adamjackson
Thanks. I figured that wasn't possible. I wish it...

Thanks. I figured that wasn't possible. I wish it was a full-basement so the heater was in another part of the area. I turned off the furnace for a full 24 hours. GF hated not having hot water but at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By adamjackson
Cellaring Beer with a hot furnace keeping it warm

I have an issue. We have a half base-ment at my house and I want to keep beer stored down there in the dark at 55F. Sadly, the room is 64F when I check the thermometer I've installed. But, if I turn...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-19-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By adamjackson
Are my brett beers ready?

http://adam-jackson.net/beer/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/IMG_4380.jpg

Truthfully, I need a pro to sample these for me.

The one on the left is the result of completely overshooting my grain bill...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-19-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By adamjackson
Great simply next brew day advice. I'll follow...

Great simply next brew day advice. I'll follow this to the T. Thank you.

Others have had some greate advice as well so I'll keep tweaking with their input. Thanks again!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-19-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By adamjackson
Thanks everyone. I'll attempt this on Sunday's...

Thanks everyone. I'll attempt this on Sunday's batch. I appreciate the help and yeah, it's taking a long time but mashing, I just walk away for a while. I usually brew after work so it's 5PM to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By adamjackson
I've always done it that way so I have no idea if...

I've always done it that way so I have no idea if not doing it hurts efficiency.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By adamjackson
Thanks for the feedback, so I'm totally screwed...

Thanks for the feedback, so I'm totally screwed up in my process, that's good to know :P

Question is, is my process costing me A) Time B) Money C) Efficiency (aka money)?

Basically, do you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By adamjackson
What kind of mash am I doing?

I'm using Beersmith and there are tons of mash options, fly sparge, batch sparge, something about stepping, etc.... Here's my process and I'm hitting my efficiencies within .1-.3% ABV so I'm going to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-17-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By adamjackson
I have a few of those cobra heads but my...

I have a few of those cobra heads but my regulator only has 5 CO2 cables so while I have capacity for one more keg, the fridge only holds 4 cornys.

I think this is going to come down to a chest...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-17-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By adamjackson
Wow. Yeah, that sounds great and sounds similar...

Wow. Yeah, that sounds great and sounds similar to what a lot of local breweries do with kegs to make sure they're not brewing too little or too much.

I finally bought tags that hang from growlers...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By adamjackson
that's what I'm thinking. Build out a keeper..I...

that's what I'm thinking. Build out a keeper..I might add some taps to it but it's not really necessary...having 4 beers on tap is already good enough and, if one kicks, I'll just replace it with a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By adamjackson
Managing a Burgeoning Pipeline

My biggest problem in the summer isn't that I don't have enough beer, it's that I don't have enough beer ready to drink when kegs kick at my big summer parties here in New Hampshire.

I have a...
Forum: General Techniques 02-27-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,710
Posted By adamjackson
A guy I know on RateBeer with 5,000 reviews...

A guy I know on RateBeer with 5,000 reviews picked out the strawberries before the rhubarb on a taste test last week. So I think they're holding up nicely but the rhubarb is very tart, almost like...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 02-11-2013, 10:50 PM
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Posted By adamjackson
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8464105771_e439...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8464105771_e439d75866_b.jpg


http://adam-jackson.net/beer/homebrewing-full-pipeline/
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By adamjackson
Wait..you're doing three 5 gallon batches A...

Wait..you're doing three 5 gallon batches A DAY!?!!?

Are you running multiple burners with multiple pots? That's an insane amount of work. My brew day takes at least 5 hours with mashing.

and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By adamjackson
I feel you. I think it comes down to committing...

I feel you. I think it comes down to committing to getting it done and having a SWMBO that is understanding of your hobby. My entire house smelled like Citra and Galaxy hops today...I LOVE IT but my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By adamjackson
Okay..didn't get any tweaks here which is totally...

Okay..didn't get any tweaks here which is totally fine..here's the final build for this recipe.

http://i.imgur.com/JwwI1TW.png

I basically split it up a bit to make for more balance in timing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By adamjackson
I do very long mashes so I just started sparging....

I do very long mashes so I just started sparging. Here ya go!

http://i.imgur.com/mcPu7jL.png

http://i.imgur.com/OYgTObx.png
Forum: General Techniques 02-10-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By adamjackson
Thanks! I came in at 9.19% so I'll adjust that in...

Thanks! I came in at 9.19% so I'll adjust that in BeerSmith. I was pretty close.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By adamjackson
Tweaking the Hop Schedule

Expected OG @ 60% efficiency is 1.084 with US-05 so an expected ABV of 8.7 Percent. My hop schedule below is coming out to an expected 149 IBUs

60 - 1oz Simcoe
45 - 2oz Galaxy
30 - 2oz Galaxy...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By adamjackson
Yeah, to keep my pipeline full, I generally brew...

Yeah, to keep my pipeline full, I generally brew 2 batches each month. Since most of my beers are 8% and higher, I don't drink them too fast.

I was brewing 4 times a month since I wanted to do...
Forum: General Techniques 02-10-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By adamjackson
Storing Hops: Losing hop acids?

I bought some Galaxy hops about 4 ounces of them a year ago from an LHBS who just gave them to me in a sandwich bag. I put them in 3 bags so I'd get triple insulation and I am going to brew a beer...
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