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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 02:25 AM
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Posted By JimRausch
High OG, probably relatively high fermenting...

High OG, probably relatively high fermenting temp(remember that the beer during the active phase could be as high as 8-10 degrees above environmental temp), and maybe not a lot of head space, all...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By JimRausch
You can never go wrong with Whirlfloc/Irish moss.

You can never go wrong with Whirlfloc/Irish moss.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 01:39 AM
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Posted By JimRausch
Haven't tried it, but I've previously read on the...

Haven't tried it, but I've previously read on the forum that Stevia is not fermentable.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By JimRausch
Depends on your volume and the highest temp you...

Depends on your volume and the highest temp you achieved during/after active fermentation.
There's a couple of online priming sugar calculators. I use the one at Northern Brewer- works well.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By JimRausch
No fermentable sugars in either cocoa nibs or...

No fermentable sugars in either cocoa nibs or vodka.
The 1.026 does seem higher than expected, especially after the addition of 1/2 pint of vodka. But 1.010 does seem optimistic for a milk stout....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By JimRausch
You know, they always package 5oz. and if you use...

You know, they always package 5oz. and if you use a priming calculator it rarely calls for more than
4.3oz.
I do feel better about your situation after reading you used 5oz. for 50 bottles. That...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By JimRausch
Hi, and welcome to HBT. You're right that this...

Hi, and welcome to HBT.
You're right that this part of the forum is mostly about beer. But, there is a whole section dedicated to mead. Just go back up and click on the 'Homebrew forums' then scroll...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By JimRausch
Refrigerate them as soon as possible. Cold crash...

Refrigerate them as soon as possible. Cold crash to slow that yeast down and drive more CO2 into solution. But be careful man, Bottle Bombs are bad news.
Hopefully it was just a warm beer with a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 108
Posted By JimRausch
D**n I'm too slow again. I like your plan. Good...

D**n I'm too slow again. I like your plan. Good Luck!! :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By JimRausch
Oops, I'm a slow typist. You posted the recipe...

Oops, I'm a slow typist. You posted the recipe before I finished. Slow day at work so I looked at that as well as the rest of their recipes and I think you're right based on the hops. Still doesn't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By JimRausch
I've never shopped Midwest, but Northern Brewer...

I've never shopped Midwest, but Northern Brewer which I believe is now the same company, have recipes for each of their products listed that you can download. I would hope Midwest does the same. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By JimRausch
Well, to answer the title- it'll look bad, smell...

Well, to answer the title- it'll look bad, smell bad and taste bad.
But, relax. If you do a search on this forum you'll find posts where people have dropped alot worse stuff in their wort and didn't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By JimRausch
Let your mind be eased. High temps early in...

Let your mind be eased.
High temps early in fermentation, especially during the 'lag phase' while yeast are rapidly multiplying can lead to off-flavor compounds and fusel alcohol production. But...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By JimRausch
I see a couple of wierd things with their hop...

I see a couple of wierd things with their hop schedule:
1. They have you using the lowest AA% as the bittering charge. Typically you'd want to use the highest AA to get more bang out of that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By JimRausch
I would guess the select at 20 min(flavor) and...

I would guess the select at 20 min(flavor) and the perle at 5(aroma). Typically you wouldn't dry hop an Oktoberfest.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-17-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By JimRausch
You beat me to it! OP: this is a fantastic, easy...

You beat me to it! OP: this is a fantastic, easy to make, great to drink recipe. You won't be disappointed.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By JimRausch
Here's an experiment for you- invite two people...

Here's an experiment for you- invite two people over, pour them both one. Tell one that it's a 4% session stout and the other that it's an 8% export stout. See who acts drunk first. :D
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-17-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By JimRausch
Or how about dry 34/70? That's a pretty good...

Or how about dry 34/70? That's a pretty good backup lager yeast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By JimRausch
My guess is that 1/3 of a can should be OK. Might...

My guess is that 1/3 of a can should be OK. Might be a good idea to keep a lb. of DME on hand for these circumstances.
Now you've got 2/3 of a can of LME to do something with..........
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By JimRausch
As long as your SGs are stable, 2 weeks is not...

As long as your SGs are stable, 2 weeks is not out-of-line for an average gravity ale. 3 weeks might help it clarify better though.
But go ahead and get that extra bucket. You will definitely reach...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By JimRausch
Key West beat me to it. The cooler pasteurization...

Key West beat me to it. The cooler pasteurization method works well and is easy, but as Canuck says the bottles will cool down the water so when I did it last Fall, I added 170* water and let them...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By JimRausch
I too believe that your levels between the two...

I too believe that your levels between the two buckets must be off. Fermenter on the counter, bottling bucket on the floor, one pump and she starts and continues smoothly to the end. If you are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-13-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By JimRausch
Welcome to the mad group! 1. You've probably...

Welcome to the mad group!
1. You've probably read in other posts that bubbles mean nothing. True dat. When you get your hydrometer take a reading, repeat it in 2 days. If the readings are the same,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2014, 11:56 PM
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Posted By JimRausch
Veterinarian

Veterinarian
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By JimRausch
My third batch ever, back in the 'hey let's try...

My third batch ever, back in the 'hey let's try something and see what happens' phase that most everyone seems to go through at some point, I used maple syrup to carbonate a Honey Ginger Wheat. It...
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