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Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-21-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Jakeintoledo
Sorry, man. The RIMS tube is applying heat to the...

Sorry, man. The RIMS tube is applying heat to the RIMS. You're right; my schematic for the logic calls the tube the "RIMSsystem" so i'm used to calling the heating portion of the system the 'RIMS". ...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-14-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By Jakeintoledo
Thanks for all the input, guys. I'm friends...

Thanks for all the input, guys.

I'm friends with the SABCO folks, and I know their system relies upon thermostatic control (as opposed to RIMS).

I DID take the added necessary step of...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-05-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By Jakeintoledo
better heat control / PID tuning or Thermostatic control

Folks,

Pardon me, please, if this ground has already been ploughed, but I cannot find where my questions have been addressed after some searching.

I am having difficulty controlling the...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Jakeintoledo
crane-- I suspect you're correct in terms of...

crane--

I suspect you're correct in terms of a strainer. my intent when posting this would be to put the strainer in an easily-accessible way into my plumbing, which would be more...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-27-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Jakeintoledo
Strainer need for RIMS setup

I've built a brewing rig that uses a RIMS system, and this weekend's brew session saw a failure of the false bottom; needless to say, I had to disassemble the plumbing and clean out a RIMS tube that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-08-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Jakeintoledo
Nope, no pickle jars were used. I understand they...

Nope, no pickle jars were used. I understand they were picked, packed and stored in freezer bags.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-07-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Jakeintoledo
Why do my wet Cascade hops smell and taste like.....dill pickles??

I received a pound of wet Cascade hops that someone grew, and was delighted to start crafting an all-cascade IPA with the help of some dry additions for FWH, so that the wet hops could be showcased...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-20-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Jakeintoledo
You may be onto something. I could almost suggest...

You may be onto something. I could almost suggest that the flavor is a butterscotchy flavor. I am now doing a starter for everything I brew.

The Altbier experiment came through great. It actually...
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 07-20-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,687
Posted By Jakeintoledo
I work in Maumee (office in Arrowhead Park)....

I work in Maumee (office in Arrowhead Park). Barr's Public House always has interesting stuff on tap. Last i was in there, they had Boddington's Pub Ale on Nitro--that's when I discovered that I...
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 07-17-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,687
Posted By Jakeintoledo
If you just want to buy craft beer, here's where...

If you just want to buy craft beer, here's where you go:

The Anderson's
Marines in Sylvania
Churchills
The beer and wine cave---they also have beer on tap and growlers.

Most of the liquor...
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 07-17-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,687
Posted By Jakeintoledo
I Don't think you're trying very hard, friend. I...

I Don't think you're trying very hard, friend. I have my fair share of gripes about Toledo, but finding good beer at good restaurants is not one of them. Most of the places I frequent, are not in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Jakeintoledo
Just wanted to give everyone an update; I...

Just wanted to give everyone an update; I cold-crashed the carboy of Altbier yesterday in hopes of getting some of that not-very-flocculent German Ale yeast to settle down.

I bottled a case of it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Jakeintoledo
I did an experiment like this, but changed hops...

I did an experiment like this, but changed hops instead of malts. I didn't work out as well as I had hoped, but the experiment was a success in that I hopped the same wort with five different hop...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Jakeintoledo
My interest was in saving the cost of CO2 by...

My interest was in saving the cost of CO2 by doing this. I typically would just make a gallon of PBW and Star San and blow it out using the compressor. then after rinsing the keg out, I'd fill and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Jakeintoledo
Well, the only reason why i ever started doing...

Well, the only reason why i ever started doing this in the first place is because CO2 is expensive, and I didn't want to waste it. I never use a compressor to propel beer, just cleaning solutions....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Jakeintoledo
Benny, I do not have results on the altbier yet....

Benny, I do not have results on the altbier yet. Seeing the bubbler slowing down, decided to take a gravity reading (very carefully, thoroughly washing the thief and soaking it in Star San before...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Jakeintoledo
This is an 'oilless' compressor. It could still...

This is an 'oilless' compressor. It could still be throwing off something....and that something could be getting caught in the ball lock, then entrained as I carbonate.

NEVER occurred to me that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Jakeintoledo
and if the issue were biological, I'd think that...

and if the issue were biological, I'd think that an hour boil would resolve that, wouldn't it? Or are you thinking of a mineral presence or something?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Jakeintoledo
Yes, standard Toledo Tap Water. The thing of it...

Yes, standard Toledo Tap Water. The thing of it is, I've looked into the water at the LHBS, and they say that Toledo water is actually pretty reasonable. That said, it's reasonable to suspect that my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Jakeintoledo
I've done both. Usually prefer set and forget,...

I've done both. Usually prefer set and forget, only because force carbing, for me, ends up in a foamy mess.

always all-grain. I've had the LHBS guy have to open bags, and his inventory moves...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-02-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Jakeintoledo
I did. When I bought my kegs, I completely...

I did. When I bought my kegs, I completely disassembled them, soaked the steel in PBW for an hour, rinsed, replaced O-rings, and sanitized. I scrubbed out the inside and soaked with PBW for a half...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-02-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Jakeintoledo
Identifying an off-flavor, coming up short on ideas

I'll apologize if my post is like reading War and Peace, but in the sake of leaving no stone unturned, I'm trying to identify an off-flavor I have in my beers.

I've been brewing since Christmas...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-06-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,955
Posted By Jakeintoledo
Those lights are fuggin' SICK. I love it.

Those lights are fuggin' SICK. I love it.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-05-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 67,585
Posted By Jakeintoledo
I've thought about doing a multi bottle filler. I...

I've thought about doing a multi bottle filler. I would do it with hard tubing, because the challenge is to time all te bottles to fill at the same time, so you might want to restrict the flow of the...
Forum: American Ale 03-23-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 833,272
Posted By Jakeintoledo
So, I made this once, and I didn't care much for...

So, I made this once, and I didn't care much for the flavor (tasted like soap--but I won't deny this could have likely been an off-flavor).

And it seemed a little sweet to me, so I upped the hop...
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