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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-17-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By jdauria
Upfright Freezer as Kegerator

Not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes...

I use an upright freezer as my kegerator, using a Johnson Controller to control the temp and usually have it set between 38F and 44F depending...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2014, 04:28 PM
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Posted By jdauria
Right on the BJCP Exam page, about three quarters...

Right on the BJCP Exam page, about three quarters of the way down, is a "Study for the Beer Judge Exam" section with links to study guides, sample tests, PDF's, etc. The Study Guide lists dozens of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2014, 04:16 PM
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Posted By jdauria
Using BeerSmith and just plugging in 60 min hops...

Using BeerSmith and just plugging in 60 min hops until I get 25 IBUs at 1.053. when changing gravity to 1.062 it drops to 21.9 IBUs. So no, not a 20% decrease, only 8.76%.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-10-2014, 03:01 PM
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Views: 17,365
Posted By jdauria
In!

In!
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 09-09-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By jdauria
Nice! Enjoy! I am a member of a fairly new club...

Nice! Enjoy! I am a member of a fairly new club in Weymouth myself. The Metro South Homebrew League, also known as the Mash Holes!

We're only a 4-5 month old club and have already down some...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-09-2014, 04:41 PM
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Views: 192
Posted By jdauria
Just brewed pumpkin ale myself this weekend using...

Just brewed pumpkin ale myself this weekend using two 29 oz cans of pumpkin puree in a mesh bag and while some pumpkin remained in the bag, a lot got into the carboy. You don't need to secondary,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-09-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By jdauria
Looks like a Euro S style to me. Check out this...

Looks like a Euro S style to me. Check out this thread which includes a video on how to remove. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/how-do-you-open-euro-s-type-keg-75374/
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-09-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By jdauria
No it wasn't too much, I think adding it to the...

No it wasn't too much, I think adding it to the boil vs just to the carboy probably mellowed it out. Though like I said, this recipe was literally pumpkin pie in a glass so you definitely knew it was...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 09-09-2014, 04:17 PM
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Posted By jdauria
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2014, 04:19 PM
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Views: 703
Posted By jdauria
Sorry, I am not good at looking at recipes and...

Sorry, I am not good at looking at recipes and critiquing them, but just a heads up, Tumbler is back, sort of! Sierra Nevada came out with a Fall Variety 12 pack...includes Tumbler, a new...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By jdauria
Oops! Sorry for the double post!:o

Oops! Sorry for the double post!:o
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By jdauria
Add the spices in the last 5 minutes of the boil....

Add the spices in the last 5 minutes of the boil. Check out this recipe for suggested amounts. http://beerandwinejournal.com/pumpkin-ale-recipe/ Made the AG version last year (and brewing again...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By jdauria
Add the spices in the last 5 minutes of the boil....

Add the spices in the last 5 minutes of the boil. Check out this recipe for suggested amounts. http://beerandwinejournal.com/pumpkin-ale-recipe/ Made the AG version last year (and brewing again...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-02-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By jdauria
Normally yes, with a starter with a stir plate,...

Normally yes, with a starter with a stir plate, you only need to use 1 vial, for normal gravity beers, but at 1.086, that's a big beer that needs more.

And yes, decanting the starter wort of the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By jdauria
Just to correct my earlier post, I typed million...

Just to correct my earlier post, I typed million several times while my brain was thinking billion. Oops!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-02-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By jdauria
It can hopefully be saved, get some fresh yeast...

It can hopefully be saved, get some fresh yeast and pitch it and see what happens.

Where did you get that old vial? Did you have it around or did a shop sell it to you recently? If they sold...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-02-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By jdauria
Also, even if you pitched enough yeast in the...

Also, even if you pitched enough yeast in the first place, you will not see the same level of activity in the fermenter/airlock as you would with an ale. Lager yeast is bottom fermenting, so you will...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-02-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By jdauria
Beer and Wine Journal has a great chart showing...

Beer and Wine Journal has a great chart showing the success rate of pitching only 1 vial of yeast based on gravity and volume. This does not even factor in that lagers need more yeast, but it gives...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-02-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By jdauria
Even if I do transfer to secondary, I always wait...

Even if I do transfer to secondary, I always wait at least two weeks before doing so, just to give the yeast a chance to fully do their thing.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By jdauria
Best before 8/7/14 means the packaging date was...

Best before 8/7/14 means the packaging date was 4/7/14. Yeastcalc.co calculator shows viability at 0% and yeast cells at 0. So while you are getting some activity, I would not expect it to fully...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-02-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By jdauria
Yes, you under pitched. Looking at Mr. Malty,...

Yes, you under pitched. Looking at Mr. Malty, even if the yeast was produced today, you would need two vials in a 1 liter starter. And White Labs vials have "best buy" date. so you need to go back...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-02-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By jdauria
Congrats! Good luck on the next step!

Congrats! Good luck on the next step!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-02-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By jdauria
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/yeast-english-ipa...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/yeast-english-ipa-343532/
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By jdauria
You are quite welcome! Skál!

You are quite welcome!

Skál!
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-27-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By jdauria
Looks like you found a recipe error! Not the...

Looks like you found a recipe error! Not the first time Zymurgy or BYO have a mistake in the recipe. Looks like editor error, because the second line under Extract Version says "dissolve...
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