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Forum: BIAB Brewing Yesterday, 02:09 AM
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Posted By sikkingj
Short answer, unmilled grains are good for about...

Short answer, unmilled grains are good for about a year, milled grains for about 4-6 months. I have use them (both milled and unmilled) after the year date, but expect lower efficiencies and...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale Yesterday, 02:00 AM
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Posted By sikkingj
See post 1 - traditional formulation ...

See post 1 - traditional formulation


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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-15-2014, 12:56 AM
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Posted By sikkingj
:) Sent from my iPad using Home Brelm?l...

:)


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-13-2014, 11:41 PM
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Posted By sikkingj
It depends on how you wash. If you make a starter...

It depends on how you wash. If you make a starter and split it, previous to it fermenting your 5 gallons of beer, my understanding is that this is a 0 generation yeast batch and therefore...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-12-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,590
Posted By sikkingj
Solid AIPA

I just brewed the kit from MB (circa 2014) and I have to say it is a winner. It is not a 14 day grain to glass brew, but none of my brews are. I let the yeast work for a month and then pitched the...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-30-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By sikkingj
+1 on Relax And Have A Homebrew, because I am...

+1 on Relax And Have A Homebrew, because I am slothful, I let my beers ride a month in the primary, dry hop, flavor as required, keg, force carb and drink - say 4-5 weeks grain to glass. The beers...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,873
Posted By sikkingj
I've got to second the JSP. I absolutely love the...

I've got to second the JSP. I absolutely love the mill (both end adjustable - I BIAB so need to tighten it down). I build my own mount and hopper - PITA, but completely do-able.


Sent from my...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-24-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By sikkingj
If grain conversion is a function of how finely...

If grain conversion is a function of how finely the grains are milled, that should provide another BIAB bonus - as we can mill the grain to dust in comparison with the three tier folks.

I guess...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-23-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By sikkingj
+1 to the No Chill. All I would add is to...

+1 to the No Chill.

All I would add is to use a healthy and large starter to out compete any potential bacteria.


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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-20-2014, 04:03 PM
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Posted By sikkingj
;) Sent from my iPad using Home Brelm?l...

;)


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Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-15-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By sikkingj
Short answer is no. Reasonable precautions...

Short answer is no.

Reasonable precautions should be sufficient - in other words do not sneeze in to the bucket, use a non-sanitary spoon, use a cup to grab a taste, do not return the hydrometer...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-02-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By sikkingj
You could also purchase an adjustable JSP mill...

You could also purchase an adjustable JSP mill for a lower or competitive price to the MM or Cereal Killer.

If your looking for a low cost alternative, you could check out a Corona Mill.


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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-30-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By sikkingj
Lots of questions, my two cents on the...

Lots of questions, my two cents on the temperature probe placement in the newest fermenting carboy. Lower temperatures is not going to hamper the clarify/ bright tank time of the other fermenters it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,446
Posted By sikkingj
+1 I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I probably...

+1 I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I probably have enough "spare" parts to setup two additional Kegging systems. Join a good club, people are always willing to help and you could brew on someone...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-25-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,490
Posted By sikkingj
I have the JSP AA, I like the adjustable at both...

I have the JSP AA, I like the adjustable at both ends because I BIAG and therefore benefit from a finer crush. The mill has been a beast with 500+ pds. Through it without a hiccup.

I do want to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-11-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By sikkingj
I've had great luck with a 15 gallon aluminum...

I've had great luck with a 15 gallon aluminum pot. They work great, are thick walled (not flimsy), light and convey heat quickly and efficiently.

I don't see the allure of SS, spend the money you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-09-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By sikkingj
.m. Titmice v Sent from my iPad using...

.m. Titmice v


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-08-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By sikkingj
I've got to agree those crushes were abysmal....

I've got to agree those crushes were abysmal. Send the pictures and let the online store know how poor their crush is. They need to readjust their mill.

I would recommend re rushing those grains...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By sikkingj
Siphon from beneath the unidentified fermentation...

Siphon from beneath the unidentified fermentation objects (UFO), and leave the funk behind in the secondary. You may lose a beer or two, but small price for peace of mind.

Next time, skip the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,483
Posted By sikkingj
Have a picture of the "mold". I'm guessing you...

Have a picture of the "mold". I'm guessing you will be alright, as the hops are a pretty strong preservative .


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Forum: Introductions 03-05-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By sikkingj
Roco, welcome! MD has a lot of great brew...

Roco, welcome!

MD has a lot of great brew clubs, you should give them a try to meet other home brewers. In the DC area,you have burp.org, dchomebrewers.com and crabs brew.org.

I'm sure you can...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2014, 01:23 AM
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Posted By sikkingj
I use a binder clip to "seal" the bag and put it...

I use a binder clip to "seal" the bag and put it all into a zip lock bag. So I have a bag of DME in the zip lock bag (1 gallon size).

I hope this makes sense. I find a zip lock bag will hold a 3...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-02-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,873
Posted By sikkingj
Again the JSP is a great mill. I gave the...

Again the JSP is a great mill. I gave the adjustable at both end mill, but I BIAB, so I'm looking for a finer crush. When I'm not doing BIAB I leave the factory setting.

It is one tank of a mill....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-01-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,873
Posted By sikkingj
I understand that you are deciding between a MM...

I understand that you are deciding between a MM or CC, but I love my JSP malt mill (http://schmidling.com/maltmill.htm). I appreciate the longer rollers that allow for more grain to be crushed in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-20-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By sikkingj
I have used a number 6+) 6 month or older yeasts....

I have used a number 6+) 6 month or older yeasts. I just pitch a normal starter (2 liter with 200g of DME and a tsp of yeast nutrient) and let it sit on the stir plate for 3-5 days at room...
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