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Forum: Soda 12-19-2012, 08:50 PM
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Posted By jondthechemist
I have not tried this recipe out yet due to...

I have not tried this recipe out yet due to college obligations; however, general rule of thumb is to get the same flavor, then you need to keep the same proportions of ingredients. If you do not...
Forum: Soda 07-11-2012, 03:54 PM
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Posted By jondthechemist
Its happened to me before (when making rootbeer)....

Its happened to me before (when making rootbeer). I'd be willing to bet everyone has made that mistake!
Forum: Mead Forum 05-28-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,753
Posted By jondthechemist
so about a month later I have tasted the mead and...

so about a month later I have tasted the mead and instead I added 12 crushed Juniper berries to the concoction and I have allowed it to ferment. There is a hint of Juniper smell to the mead, but it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-14-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By jondthechemist
If you like math, like myself, you could split...

If you like math, like myself, you could split the jar into different symmetry operators. Looks like half a semi-sphere and a cylinder. That will get you a pretty accurate volume mesasurement. If you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By jondthechemist
Oops! Ok thank you for the clarification!

Oops! Ok thank you for the clarification!
Forum: Introductions 05-10-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By jondthechemist
Welcome.

Welcome.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-10-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By jondthechemist
That shape looks like a small cylinder. The...

That shape looks like a small cylinder. The volume formula for a cylinder is V=[pi](r^2)h which you could determine the height and radius using a measuring stick. Thats how i would go about it, but i...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By jondthechemist
I did not notice the last few hop lists were 1...

I did not notice the last few hop lists were 1 and 5 min. I agree the second one looks more well rounded for an even spread of aroma and flavor, but tweeking one to be 1 oz at 60 min, 1.5 ounce at 30...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By jondthechemist
From my experience, the earlier in the boil you...

From my experience, the earlier in the boil you introduce the hops, then the greater the strength of bitterness that is imparted to the final product. The later in the boil (such as the last 10 min)...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-09-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By jondthechemist
Only time i have ever used nuts in a beer was...

Only time i have ever used nuts in a beer was when i tried to make a Pecan Nut Brown Ale. Havent tasted it yet but i did a lot of research before hand and figured the best course of a ction is to...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-30-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,753
Posted By jondthechemist
Here is my Juniper Mead recipe to date: ...

Here is my Juniper Mead recipe to date:

*Straight into fermentation vessel*
4# Blackberry Honey
1 stick cinnamon

*Boiled*
half gallon spring water
1 star aniseed...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-23-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,315
Posted By jondthechemist
Being dried juniper berries, is 0.1 ounce enough...

Being dried juniper berries, is 0.1 ounce enough for one gallon? I was planning a batch myself of a juniper metheglin and i've been getting suggests of about half an ounce. I guess its all according...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-23-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,753
Posted By jondthechemist
So it is sounding like I need to scale down on...

So it is sounding like I need to scale down on the other spices a little more (specifically the strong, aromatic clove) and I was about right for my original concentration of juniper berries(1/2...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By jondthechemist
Ah yes, thank you for the correction! I got...

Ah yes, thank you for the correction! I got confused and thought he mentioned egyptian beer :drunk:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-22-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By jondthechemist
DogFish Head Brewery (actually located near where...

DogFish Head Brewery (actually located near where I live but not that close) is in Pennsylvania (if I remember correctly). I did a tour at their brewery and a sampling of many of their beers. They do...
Forum: Soda 04-22-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,802
Posted By jondthechemist
That's a mighty tasty recipe! Let me know how it...

That's a mighty tasty recipe! Let me know how it turns out. Quick question though, are the raisins there for mouth feel? I never had a drink with raisins in it that didn't taste like raisins were in...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-22-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,753
Posted By jondthechemist
Well two questions: 1) How many juniper spice...

Well two questions:
1) How many juniper spice berries should I use? I was thinking 3 ounces?
2) How does the recipe look? I am scared to make a metheglin again because the last one is still...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 04-21-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,572
Posted By jondthechemist
Any updates on the kombucha experiment?

Any updates on the kombucha experiment?
Forum: Mead Forum 04-21-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,753
Posted By jondthechemist
Even if they were dried? From what i could find...

Even if they were dried? From what i could find online, 0.5 oz is approximately 1 or 2 berries. Are juniper berries not as strong as I thought?
Forum: Mead Forum 04-21-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,753
Posted By jondthechemist
Juniper Mead Recipe

So I have been working out a recipe for the last 2 or 3 weeks in order to figure out a mead that would go good with juniper berries (never tried them before).

I already made a blackberry...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-14-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By jondthechemist
Sugar Response

I believe Turbinado sugar is a halfway point between refined table sugar and raw sugar. It has some molasses left in it gives it a tan color, but the real question is how much is left in there. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By jondthechemist
As long as you sanitize it completely, then yes....

As long as you sanitize it completely, then yes. The whole point behind a separate reading is just extra precaution, especially for those with less than ideal sanitation techniques. In fact, I have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By jondthechemist
Usually Friday the 13th is suppose to be a day of...

Usually Friday the 13th is suppose to be a day of bad luck...you proved that theory wrong ;)
Forum: Introductions 04-14-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 18
Posted By jondthechemist
Welcome. Live to brew, brew to live!

Welcome. Live to brew, brew to live!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By jondthechemist
To mold or not to mold?

A lot of responses I have seen online and a lot of information that I had exchanged with my local home-brew store leads me to believe that it is quite rare for mold to inoculate a batch. I heard that...
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