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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-11-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Jimmyjim
I have been using Yooper's schedule, after trying...

I have been using Yooper's schedule, after trying many different ones.

10 Days in the primary, unless it's a higher gravity beer.

No secondary unless it's absolutely required. (ie, fruit, etc.)...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-10-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Jimmyjim
I am currently using this one. Pretty quiet,...

I am currently using this one.

Pretty quiet, same as my chest freezer noise wise.

http://www.beveragefactory.com/refrigerators/beer/sbc500bv.shtml

One big problem though. It won't hold 4...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-07-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Jimmyjim
My opinion. Skip the secondary. Cold...

My opinion.

Skip the secondary.

Cold crashing will reduce the amount of sediment that will settle in your keg.
I have done this both ways, no noticeable difference in taste.

2-3 weeks on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-05-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Jimmyjim
Use RO water.... Along with this: ...

Use RO water....
Along with this:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/brewing-water-chemistry-primer-198460/
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-01-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Jimmyjim
Here ya go..... ...

Here ya go.....

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html?17118294#tag
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-30-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Jimmyjim
That's a pretty large range of beers. My...

That's a pretty large range of beers.

My first thoughts.

1. Indoor or outdoor wedding? If outdoors, what's the normal
temperature that time of year? Where I live it's too hot for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By Jimmyjim
I use FWH in quite a few of my recipes as...

I use FWH in quite a few of my recipes as BIAB'er.

Pull the bag, let it strain, fire up the burner and drop in the FWH amount.

Easy as that.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Jimmyjim
Possibly a bad QD on the beer side allowing CO2...

Possibly a bad QD on the beer side allowing CO2 into the beer line?

Are all of your O rings lubed well?

At 38 degrees that yeast isn't still active.....

Yeast sediment in the bottom is...
Forum: Introductions 04-17-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 58
Posted By Jimmyjim
I'd skip the secondary, especially for a brown...

I'd skip the secondary, especially for a brown ale.

FYI, many of us skip the secondary these days, for most beers anyways.

If you think the temp was closer to 60F, move the fermenter to a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-14-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Jimmyjim
Mashing @ 140 would be too low IMO. Malty &...

Mashing @ 140 would be too low IMO.

Malty & Sticky sweet are two different subjects, that get intertwined.

You can have a malty beer, that is relatively dry mouthfeel wise.
Likewise, you can...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By Jimmyjim
I'd use the US-05, based on your options. I...

I'd use the US-05, based on your options.

I like to use WLP 051 generally for blondes.

With a .046 beer, you'll be below 5% ABV. 154 mash temp will be
just fine IMO.
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-31-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Jimmyjim
I use the 44qt with a basket, and do 6 gallon...

I use the 44qt with a basket, and do 6 gallon batches.

I normally brew lower gravity stuff, but on the occasion I brew
a bigger beer .065+.
I have to reduce the strike water volume,
then rinse...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-17-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By Jimmyjim
You are going to have go do a little reading of...

You are going to have go do a little reading of your own.

Let me help get you started.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f244/biab-brewing-pics-233289/
Forum: BIAB Brewing 11-22-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By Jimmyjim
1. Depends on your kettle size, amount of...

1. Depends on your kettle size, amount of grain/hops and your desired
final volume.
I brew 6 gallon batches, which leaves me with 5 gallons into the keg
Since your are using a keggle,...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 10-06-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By Jimmyjim
Probably low efficiency, amongst a few other...

Probably low efficiency, amongst a few other issues.

BIAB efficiency needs a good grain crush.
I double crush my grain, and get around 72%.

Get a good thermometer, then look at your water....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-15-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jimmyjim
Some keg lids will seal with very little...

Some keg lids will seal with very little pressure, some take quite a bit more. I just use 30 psi everytime and then I don't have the worry.



First off, depends on how many gauges your...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-12-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By Jimmyjim
First off, read the water chemistry primer if you...

First off, read the water chemistry primer if you haven't already.

The reason being, all grain brewing requires closer attention to water chemistry than extract brewing does.
Their are too many...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Jimmyjim
Was just in Paris. Check out La Fine...

Was just in Paris.

Check out La Fine Mousse.
http://www.lafinemousse.fr/

Bartenders were cool. Quite a few French beers on tap, and a decent bottle selection as well.

A little pricey for...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-02-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,300
Posted By Jimmyjim
Does that happen for every beer you pour? Or...

Does that happen for every beer you pour?
Or just the first one?

If it's just the first one, then it's probably from the beer line getting warm.
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-29-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By Jimmyjim
Many recipes call for the peel to go into the...

Many recipes call for the peel to go into the boil
@ 5-10 mins left.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Jimmyjim
Part of the issue is the length of the serving...

Part of the issue is the length of the serving lines.
5' @ 12 psi, will cause some foaming issues, in many cases.

Second. The lines themselves are getting warm in the beer tower, causing the Co2...
Forum: India Pale Ale 06-24-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,800
Posted By Jimmyjim
Scott, do you happen to have any notes on the AA...

Scott, do you happen to have any notes on the AA of the hops you used?
Running your recipe in Brewersfriend puts the IBU's fairly high.

Thanks....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By Jimmyjim
Looks pretty good to me. I have been working...

Looks pretty good to me.

I have been working with this style lately.

Your recipe is going to be fairly hop forward.
I have been brewing a 4.2% "APA" with 29 IBU's for comparison.

The...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-01-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,403
Posted By Jimmyjim
Totally Agree........ Brewing a batch of...

Totally Agree........

Brewing a batch of Bikini Blonde Lager and listening to 10,000 Days.

Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-24-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 34,670
Posted By Jimmyjim
I agree, I think your alien was disguised as a...

I agree, I think your alien was disguised as a guy named Bob Rock.

IMO, the problem with the definition of what is "true" metal vs metal
is very subjective. The whole sub genre convolutes things...
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