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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-04-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By jerryalan
Thank you! Some very good points there. :mug:

Thank you! Some very good points there. :mug:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-04-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By jerryalan
Quick question: Why use LME and DME in the same...

Quick question: Why use LME and DME in the same recipe? Do you get different characteristics in the beer?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-25-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By jerryalan
If you don't have 5/16 tubing and your airlock...

If you don't have 5/16 tubing and your airlock is the three-piece variety, you can use 1/2" tubing connected to the inside of the airlock instead.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-12-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By jerryalan
It doesn't sound like you have an accurate...

It doesn't sound like you have an accurate measurement of your wort volume.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-06-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By jerryalan
I have stainless steel couplings on my pump head....

I have stainless steel couplings on my pump head. I haven't noticed any damage yet while cleaning it out. Just don't over-tighten it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By jerryalan
Leave it in the primary. For your APA/IPA...if...

Leave it in the primary. For your APA/IPA...if you have a 1/2 inch hose you could connect that to your airlock and run the other end into a container full of sanitizer solution. I've been doing this...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-06-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By jerryalan
I don't know much about the RTDs themselves and...

I don't know much about the RTDs themselves and what metals work best for them. However, I have stainless, copper, and brass metals in my kettles which have all been safe for me so far.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-06-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By jerryalan
It all depends on the rest of your system. Decide...

It all depends on the rest of your system. Decide where you plan to mount your chiller and go from there. You don't really need anything expensive for them to work properly, they just make things a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By jerryalan
kpr121 nailed it. Fermentation control turned my...

kpr121 nailed it. Fermentation control turned my good beer into great beer! I use a chest freezer with a brew belt so I only use glass carboys.

Also, consider ditching secondary fermentation...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By jerryalan
Step 8 of the instructions indicate that 64 - 72...

Step 8 of the instructions indicate that 64 - 72 is the proper range for your yeast so you're spot on.

http://www.ldcarlson.com/public%20catalog/Brewers%20Best%20Recipes/1018.pdf
8. PITCH YEAST...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-27-2011, 01:40 PM
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Views: 114,643
Posted By jerryalan
+ 6 Blonde Ale = 21,051

+ 6 Blonde Ale

= 21,051
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-20-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By jerryalan
I completely disassemble the keg and soak...

I completely disassemble the keg and soak everything in oxi-clean or PBW solution for 30-60 minutes, then rinse. When I sanitize I spray with a Star San solution instead of filling it up to save on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By jerryalan
Lately I've been raising the temp about seven to...

Lately I've been raising the temp about seven to ten degrees when the krausen falls. I've seen lower FG numbers as a result. In your situation you'd have to find a way to maintain a steady temp of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By jerryalan
That's if you're brewing ales. Lagers will...

That's if you're brewing ales. Lagers will require colder temps.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By jerryalan
Temperature control isn't necessarily about...

Temperature control isn't necessarily about keeping the fermenting beer cold, it's more for maintaining the temperature. If your basement maintains an ambient temperature of 70 with very little...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By jerryalan
I've used starters that were two weeks old. I...

I've used starters that were two weeks old. I just decant the liquid, add some of the wort from my batch, and let that go overnight to rouse the yeast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By jerryalan
Connect the gas to the out tube and turn it up to...

Connect the gas to the out tube and turn it up to 30-40 psi. First purge the oxygen out of the keg. The either shake the keg or rock it on it's side until you stop hearing the gas moving. I'm doing...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-09-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By jerryalan
That's all I ever use now. I've had too many...

That's all I ever use now. I've had too many airlock blow-outs.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-08-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By jerryalan
Maybe something like this would help you:...

Maybe something like this would help you: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/another-randal-build-209039/
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By jerryalan
Not to late. Just make sure you sanitize it well.

Not to late. Just make sure you sanitize it well.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-07-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By jerryalan
Try it and see! You'd probably have to add some...

Try it and see! You'd probably have to add some oxygen to it. Don't use the whole yeast pack either, that's too much. Maybe try a tsp, rehydrate and pitch. Make sure you use an airlock so you don't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By jerryalan
I got a 5.2 cubic foot chest freezer on...

I got a 5.2 cubic foot chest freezer on Craigslist for $30. It only holds one carboy but I usually only have one active fermentation going on at a time.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By jerryalan
If it works it works. It worked for me too (as I...

If it works it works. It worked for me too (as I stated). I was just relaying what I heard from one of the experts in the hobby...



Host of Brew Strong and Can You Brew It. Also co-author of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By jerryalan
That's worked for me in the past too. However I...

That's worked for me in the past too. However I just listened to a yeast episode of Brew Strong where Jamil indicated that you lose a lot of dry yeast when you pitch directly to the wort. I've never...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By jerryalan
I never use a starter for dry yeast, only...

I never use a starter for dry yeast, only rehydrate. For liquid yeasts I went for years with no starter and had great results. After using starters though I find that my fermentation starts earlier...
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