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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-13-2014, 09:15 PM
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Posted By jotakah
Yeah I do this all of the time. Cold to room...

Yeah I do this all of the time. Cold to room temperature is fine, just don't let your kegs get hot
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-13-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By jotakah
I have a contentious statement to state OR...

I have a contentious statement to state

OR breweries > WA breweries

in general

There's great ones up there, but in general I would say theyre a bit behind Oregon
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-13-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By jotakah
Bend also has Boneyard Brewing, who I would argue...

Bend also has Boneyard Brewing, who I would argue make the best IPA and IIPA in the pacific northwest
There's also Worthy Brewing there which I put consider to be top-tier in quality
Good Life...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-10-2014, 09:32 PM
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Posted By jotakah
Here's mine. Just built the tower...

Here's mine. Just built the tower (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-tap-tower-build-469736/) in the past 2 weeks; formerly needed to open the door and pour off a picnic tap
Forum: DIY Projects 04-09-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By jotakah
Thanks. It was SWMBO's idea. :ban: I was...

Thanks. It was SWMBO's idea. :ban:

I was discussing how I wanted a wood rectangle that was thinner than 1/2" and was not plywood, and was having a hard time finding something that fit the bill....
Forum: DIY Projects 04-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By jotakah
Okay so here is where the work started getting...

Okay so here is where the work started getting frenzied so I apologize there aren't more pics.

Obviously, I spaced the holes to fit perfectly between where my CO2 cylinder/regulator lives in the...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-09-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By jotakah
Okay, as you can see the notch fits the small...

Okay, as you can see the notch fits the small drip tray (about 6"x5"). Stain looks nice and covers up some of the knife-marks. Most of them are in the middle anywhere, where the tower will sit. Then...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-09-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By jotakah
my tap tower build

Hey everybody, thought I would share my tap-tower build for you. I wanted something simple, small, and cheap. I got some ideas from here...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-02-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By jotakah
Moving plants in the middle of the growing season...

Moving plants in the middle of the growing season is going to be rough on them regardless of any planning you do. How are you moving? Car/Uhaul? If in a Uhaul, they will be in the dark until you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By jotakah
I wouldn't risk it

I wouldn't risk it
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 34,333
Posted By jotakah
+ 8.5gal Juicy Nuggets IPA = 8345 gal

+ 8.5gal Juicy Nuggets IPA

= 8345 gal
Forum: Oregon HomeBrew Forum 03-15-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By jotakah
Hey did anybody on here besides me submit for the...

Hey did anybody on here besides me submit for the 2014 Slurp and Burp? They are judging right now!

I submitted seven entries so I'm going to be quite bummed if I don't have at least one entry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By jotakah
I think it would be fine. In the future, it is...

I think it would be fine. In the future, it is always better to hit that headspace with CO2 and purge out the oxygen. But if you fill it very full (thus increasing the beer:headspace ratio), and keep...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By jotakah
I'd be willing to bet there is in fact chloramine...

I'd be willing to bet there is in fact chloramine in your tap water. Most everywhere does, it seems.

Most municipal water treatment facilities have to use chloramines because it stays in water...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-17-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3,789
Views: 180,576
Posted By jotakah
wow there are so many things on here that I would...

wow there are so many things on here that I would like to win! count me in (:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-16-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 34,333
Posted By jotakah
4835.5+ 9.5gal porter = 4845

4835.5+ 9.5gal porter

= 4845
Forum: General Techniques 02-15-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,146
Posted By jotakah
The taste is spot-on, but it's got far too much...

The taste is spot-on, but it's got far too much body. A Pennsylvanian friend called this beer "Yuengling with a big fat ass"

I would scrap the flaked barley. And maybe something else to thin out...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By jotakah
Yeah I would say at full concentration, mine is a...

Yeah I would say at full concentration, mine is a tad like maple syrup but not at all like honey. It shouldn't be difficult to pour... is it for you?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By jotakah
If you've never brewed before, I would do an...

If you've never brewed before, I would do an extract brew or a extract+partial mash. All grain has extra steps involved, and you should start off just focusing on making good beer, and can always...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-31-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By jotakah
that's like 16% crystal, I think that will be...

that's like 16% crystal, I think that will be entirely too sweet, especially considering there is another 16% of carapils

both of those don't produce much fermentable sugars, so they give nice...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,805
Posted By jotakah
Yes, I do primary-only ferments on 99% of my...

Yes, I do primary-only ferments on 99% of my beers (except for say, a Russian Imperial Stout or something else uncommon and strong). Four to five weeks is about the earliest that I ever rack off into...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,805
Posted By jotakah
my experience with starsan (approx 60 batches) is...

my experience with starsan (approx 60 batches) is exactly as bosco describes...

I think puddlethumper is right, check out your water.

If a call to your municipality isn't informational enough,...
Forum: Cider 01-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 593,638
Posted By jotakah
had about 3/4gal of extra wort from brewing a...

had about 3/4gal of extra wort from brewing a Traditional Bock, OG 1.072 that I just poured into a carboy with 3gal organic apple juice and a vial of WLP001

excited to try this
Forum: Cider Forum 01-26-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 53,263
Posted By jotakah
+3.5 = 3019

+3.5 = 3019
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-26-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 34,333
Posted By jotakah
= 2528 +8gallons traditional bock = 2536

= 2528

+8gallons traditional bock = 2536
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