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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By pjj2ba
I'm in. See you Thursday! p.s. no IPA - I...

I'm in. See you Thursday!

p.s. no IPA - I got busy and haven't dry hopped it yet. I will have my 2 final round pilsners with me though. Maybe some others.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-02-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,360
Posted By pjj2ba
The wife and I are arriving later on Wed. and...

The wife and I are arriving later on Wed. and leave Sunday, driving to Midland (MI) to visit my mom for a couple days before heading home.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-23-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By pjj2ba
I have a 1500 watt unit that I use to heat my...

I have a 1500 watt unit that I use to heat my mash tun ( I do 5 gal batches, but have done the occasional 10). I do direct heating and have 5-6 layer of reflectix (aluminized bubble wrap) around the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By pjj2ba
I'd let it ride where it is. If it is bubbling,...

I'd let it ride where it is. If it is bubbling, then the yeast are using up the O2. the bubbling could just be CO2 coming out of solution though.

As to the autosiphon, air leaking around the seal...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-23-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By pjj2ba
The sweetness of a beer is due to sweet tasting...

The sweetness of a beer is due to sweet tasting compounds that the yeast cannot consume, not leftover simple sugars. When we bottle beer, we add some fresh simple sugars to the beer and the yeast...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-22-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By pjj2ba
The attenuation numbers given for yeast reflect...

The attenuation numbers given for yeast reflect some of the sugars that the yeast can or cannot consume. They all can eat up things like glucose, fructose, sucrose and maltose, and typically you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-19-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By pjj2ba
Don't dump it. Package it up, and then give it...

Don't dump it. Package it up, and then give it an extra month more than you normally would
Forum: Pilsner 05-12-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,914
Posted By pjj2ba
I keg, so I let it ferment 2 weeks (3 if it went...

I keg, so I let it ferment 2 weeks (3 if it went slow for some reason) and then I keg it. I like to let it set for a day or so after that at fermentation temp and then move it to my lagering...
Forum: Pilsner 05-10-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,914
Posted By pjj2ba
1 - 2 - 3! I have two in the pils finals

1 - 2 - 3! I have two in the pils finals
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-09-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 701
Posted By pjj2ba
Of course you can't beat meeting folks at the...

Of course you can't beat meeting folks at the NHC! It was very nice to finally meet Yooper and a bunch of others. I'm going to bring more bottles of beer this year.

I think it might be a bit...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-09-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 701
Posted By pjj2ba
I've invited two HBTers to my house, after only...

I've invited two HBTers to my house, after only "meeting" them on line. One from Southern PA (Warrior) who has a camp up near me, and the other was Soperbrew who was in town for a wedding and was...
Forum: Pilsner 05-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,914
Posted By pjj2ba
You'll be up against me in the finals. :mug: My...

You'll be up against me in the finals. :mug: My CAP (slight tweaking) took 2nd in NYC - my Ger. pils took 1st.
Forum: General Techniques 05-09-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By pjj2ba
It might depend on what you are making a tincture...

It might depend on what you are making a tincture off. I've been reading up on this, and at least the distilling folks talk about using different concentrations of alcohol with different...
Forum: General Techniques 05-09-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,778
Posted By pjj2ba
Are lagers much more difficult to brew - that...

Are lagers much more difficult to brew - that depends on what you are doing now. You certainly do need to pay good attention to what you are doing. If you are already doing that with your ales, it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-09-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By pjj2ba
I used to do the traditional thing and brew my...

I used to do the traditional thing and brew my Ofests is Spring. Now I realize the fresh lagers (reasonable ABVs) are best. Sure you can keep them around for a while and they will be fine, but for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-01-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 79,207
Posted By pjj2ba
How long can the pumps be continuously run for?...

How long can the pumps be continuously run for? I'm looking at a room temperature application where I will have the pump running to recirculate for 24-48 hrs
Forum: Hops Growing 04-28-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 39,438
Posted By pjj2ba
I don't know how well shoot cuttings work for...

I don't know how well shoot cuttings work for hops. Generally people use root cuttings, usually a 3-4 inch piece.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-24-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By pjj2ba
+1000, never trust a picnic tap. I have some...

+1000, never trust a picnic tap. I have some that I use for sampling from kegs and I never leave them hooked up to a keg. I put it on, pour my beer and then take it off. I also double check to...
Forum: Brew Science 04-24-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By pjj2ba
Correct. RO and distilled are ultimately about...

Correct. RO and distilled are ultimately about the same thing, they just get there two different ways
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By pjj2ba
Is the beer still cloudy? I like to use white...

Is the beer still cloudy? I like to use white labs 566 and find that this yeast tastes sweet, making an otherwise low FG beer that should be dry, taste sweet. I had a keg of a big saison that was...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By pjj2ba
Of course traditionally with an Oktoberfest, hop...

Of course traditionally with an Oktoberfest, hop flavor and aroma are minimal. I've seen recipes that only use a bittering addition. I only use a 1/3 oz for flavor, and no aroma hops. If all you...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-22-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 36,627
Posted By pjj2ba
We used broken in half bike flags - remember...

We used broken in half bike flags - remember those! and green apples (squash ball sized). We could fling them at cars from over 100 yds away!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 79,207
Posted By pjj2ba
How much pressure can the 809 handle? I was...

How much pressure can the 809 handle? I was thinking about using my pump to push beer through a filter and am concerned about the backpressure that would develop, particularly with a fine filter. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By pjj2ba
I know the owner of a bar here in town and often...

I know the owner of a bar here in town and often bring in some beers for him and the regulars to try. Here in PA it is up to the discretion of the owner. They can charge a "corkage" fee if they want
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-16-2014, 03:11 PM
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Posted By pjj2ba
I'm in.

I'm in.
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