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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2014, 04:52 PM
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
I would assume they're referring to Original...

I would assume they're referring to Original Plato (O.G. measured in degrees Plato instead of Gravity)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
Perhaps the new batch of malted barley is from...

Perhaps the new batch of malted barley is from grain that was sprayed with a different insecticide which also had a bactericide or fungicide. If so it might be possible that mashing dissolves that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Check out How to Brew by John Palmer - you can...

Check out How to Brew by John Palmer - you can read the ebook online http://www.howtobrew.com/

If there is a home brew store near you check them out. Most of the guys who run stores are in it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
I would collect into a fermenter bucket (or some...

I would collect into a fermenter bucket (or some other container), then carry that out to the keggle, then gently transfer it using a plastic pitcher into the keggle. After the first few pitchers,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By johngaltsmotor
If you plan to bottle Saturday you're best to...

If you plan to bottle Saturday you're best to take a reading on Thursday. That way if it's the same on Sunday you know it has essentially finished fermentation and can be bottled safely.
Yes, take...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-15-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By johngaltsmotor
As long as your temps stay constant you're fine. ...

As long as your temps stay constant you're fine. If it slows in fermentation and then the temp reduces you can suck water/starsan/alcohol from your blowoff into the bucket. I typically switch to an...
Forum: General Techniques 09-15-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Mine is pretty thick (like gravy) straight out of...

Mine is pretty thick (like gravy) straight out of the refrigerator but easily makes single drops from the eyedropper.
When I use it, it normally takes about 6-8 drops for a 5.3gal batch (7gal...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By johngaltsmotor
WAIT. For an RIS 1 week is definitely not long...

WAIT. For an RIS 1 week is definitely not long enough. You should give it at least 2 full weeks before even thinking about kegging it. Don't pitch more yeast, you already had more than required. ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-04-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By johngaltsmotor
If it had started fermenting you really didn't...

If it had started fermenting you really didn't want to give it a blast of air after that. You want to oxygenate the wort, but once the yeast have converted from multiplying (using O2) to eating...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-28-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I've always found that anything before 3 weeks...

I've always found that anything before 3 weeks the remaining yeast simply haven't had time to reproduce enough to consume the priming sugar.
How long did you ferment? If you're saying that you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-28-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By johngaltsmotor
One of the steps in the all-grain for dummies...

One of the steps in the all-grain for dummies spreadsheet I made myself is:
Compare Pre-Boil Gravity to calculated value - add water or DME to correct
1LB DME per 45 point*gallon deficit (e.g....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-27-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Rule #1: Have fun. If you're really...

Rule #1: Have fun.

If you're really concerned you should walk through the process step by step and make your own notes to follow. I had an Excel spreadsheet that I made up for my first few all...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Well it sounds like you'll likely need to add an...

Well it sounds like you'll likely need to add an extra stage or two to your starter.
So it depends, how easy it for you to:
1) change your brew date to accommodate a longer starter growth? (if...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By johngaltsmotor
It just looks like it got squeezed a little hard....

It just looks like it got squeezed a little hard. Those packs are pretty resilient. As long as it's still got a vacuum inside you're fine.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-21-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,268
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I ferment wherever this is currently free space. ...

I ferment wherever this is currently free space. Then a day or 2 before transferring I sit it on the washing machine and let it settle out whatever I stirred up. (It's the perfect height and I don't...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 08-20-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
well, better late than never, count me in.

well, better late than never, count me in.
Forum: Introductions 08-19-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Well, even though it may make you do strange...

Well, even though it may make you do strange things, I wouldn't call alcohol a strange poison. It's an everyday ordinary part of life around here.
I've never heard of anything weird, but I suppose...
Forum: Soda Making 08-19-2014, 04:25 PM
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Views: 11,694
Posted By johngaltsmotor
:-) Count me in.

:-) Count me in.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By johngaltsmotor
It definitely won't be as fast as an immersion,...

It definitely won't be as fast as an immersion, but putting the pot in a sink full of ice water will be faster than letting it air cool. Sure it will take a couple of fills and waste 10-20gal but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Your evaporation is based on the surface area of...

Your evaporation is based on the surface area of your boil, not the volume. So you'll lose the same for a 5g as a 1g as a 10g if they're in the same pot. If you're going to do 1 gal batches you'd...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I use a keggle and a Sabco turkey fryer burner...

I use a keggle and a Sabco turkey fryer burner for 5-10g batches (up to 14g boil) without a problem.
A dual 1/4" x 50' copper coil immersion chiller gets a 5g batch down in 10-15 min depending on if...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-18-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By johngaltsmotor
The only reason I've ever heard is that your...

The only reason I've ever heard is that your starter is a relatively low OG so you're diluting your wort with the equivalent of Bud Light. And there's no real benefit as the yeast have already...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-14-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By johngaltsmotor
(best Beavis impression) "Heh Heh, he said his...

(best Beavis impression) "Heh Heh, he said his Wand is Malfunctioning... heh heh..." :D
Forum: General Techniques 08-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By johngaltsmotor
It is possible but not typical. The one time I...

It is possible but not typical. The one time I used homegrown hops for dryhopping is the only time I've ever gotten an infection and a funky sour IIPA (now I save homegrown for the boil only).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-14-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Looks normal. Once the yeast start going nuts...

Looks normal. Once the yeast start going nuts they really churn things up. They rise and fall as the CO2 builds up on them and then gets big enough to release. This stirs up a lot of trub and...
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