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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-13-2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Where did you buy the kit from? Sent from...

Where did you buy the kit from?


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Maple Brown Ale

Everything I have read suggests using double that amount of grade B maple syrup at flame out.

I plan on doing one in the fall.

What was your grain bill if you don't mind me asking?



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Forum: DIY Projects 07-01-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 467
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Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Need a video of the process. Sent from my...

Need a video of the process.


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-29-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
A lot of variables. How fast did you try to...

A lot of variables. How fast did you try to vorlauf? Did you try to clear your runnings or did you just let it rip full throttle?

I find that my sparge does take longer as I do not stir my...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-26-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Picnic tap vs keg faucet adapter?

Disclosure: I have never used either method.

Assuming that the beer is fully carbonated (correct volumes), you could turn the pressure down to 2 to 3 psi to serve.

If you are serving this at a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
What size batches are you doing? If you are...

What size batches are you doing? If you are doing 5 gallons or less, use a small pot to heat mash and sparge water.


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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-23-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
I could be wrong but I thought Liberty Ale only...

I could be wrong but I thought Liberty Ale only used 2 Row Malt and Cascade hops.

Again, I may be wrong on this.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-14-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Just brewed up a pale ale. Measured 81%...

Just brewed up a pale ale. Measured 81% efficiency. I love having a grain mill on my own.


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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-14-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Yeah. It's probably on its way out but it's not...

Yeah. It's probably on its way out but it's not done yet. I have poured 5 imperial pints and the gauge hasn't moved. I will run it until it's gone and replace with a 5lb tank. The 20lb tank takes...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
10 percent efficiency jump?

So I started all grain brewing a year and a half ago and with my system religiously got 65% efficiency, not the best but I will take consistency above all to make things easy.

So for my birthday...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Ok, so I may be an idiot. I shut off the gas at...

Ok, so I may be an idiot. I shut off the gas at the regulator and tank, purged the keg, and turned regulator down. Turned gas back on at the regulator and got nothing, so I thought the tank was...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Definitely a leak. I am going to change the lid...

Definitely a leak. I am going to change the lid seal and see what happens.

No good deed goes unpunished. This is what get for cleaning all the residual keg lube off of the lid seal.


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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
I force carb same way as noted in first post. ...

I force carb same way as noted in first post.


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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Fridge temp is always around 38 degrees. ...

Fridge temp is always around 38 degrees.


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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Tank is in the kegerator (tightly with 2 kegs and...

Tank is in the kegerator (tightly with 2 kegs and random other beers.)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
CO2 Leak or tank just done?

Last August I had a leak on a keg. I was able to seal it, however I did have to switch from a 5lb tank to a 20lb tank due to availability.

Fast Forward to now.

I have forced carbed and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Most of my beers have a 3 week primary period. ...

Most of my beers have a 3 week primary period. When I make IPAs, I let ferment 2 weeks, then add dry hops for 5 days. I keg and serve on day 21. I only use primary bucket to ferment in, no...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-06-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,368
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
I had scalpel and I only paid specialist copay...

I had scalpel and I only paid specialist copay $50.


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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-04-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
While its not an exact clone, I brewed this a few...

While its not an exact clone, I brewed this a few months ago and it was real close. Very drinkable IPA.
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-31-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
Changed to longer lines.....still foaming

I have been kegging for 2 1/2 years now. I was running 5ft lines with Perlick Flow Control faucets (cheating.) Temperature inside is on average 38 degrees and I had pressure set to 12 psi.
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Forum: DIY Projects 05-26-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 109,645
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
I may have missed it through this entire thread...

I may have missed it through this entire thread but has anyone used a foam brush instead of a Q-tip type of applicator?


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-25-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
I brewed again today. I went back to my old...

I brewed again today. I went back to my old burner and moved it back in the garage, used the same 15 gallon pot, and increased my calculated evaporation to 20%. I am happy to say that my final volume...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
While I could not measure accurately the boil...

While I could not measure accurately the boil off, It appeared from the volume I collected I had boiled off around 3 gallons. I usually end up with 6 gallons post boil and lose 1/2 gallon to kettle...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
It's possible. Since I didnt measure actual...

It's possible. Since I didnt measure actual kettle volume and being my first time with this kettle, I did not know what to expect.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By JoeSpartaNJ
There must have been efficiency issues as well...

There must have been efficiency issues as well considering my measured post boil OG was 1.051 @ 3.5 gallons when my calculated and expect post boil OG was 1.045.

All things to consider. I am...
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