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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-16-2012, 12:37 AM
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Posted By Jdk261
What Revvy says is true. Forget all the shiny...

What Revvy says is true. Forget all the shiny gadgets, the best tool to have in your home brewery is patience.

Take that case of bottles, stick them in a closet somewhere so you'll just forget...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-11-2012, 12:41 AM
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Views: 427
Posted By Jdk261
I agree. Unless they are FUNKY, just make up a...

I agree. Unless they are FUNKY, just make up a solution of hot water and pbw. No need to scrub, just let the chemicals do their thing in hot water and you'll be good to go.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2012, 12:35 AM
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Views: 686
Posted By Jdk261
I would boil some DME and add it in there. If you...

I would boil some DME and add it in there. If you made a 3L starter, those yeasties are going to be looking for some food.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-24-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Jdk261
The minimum you will need is a mash tun. There is...

The minimum you will need is a mash tun. There is a thread on here about converting a cooler. Take the parts list with you to Home Depot and get everything needed to assemble (it's not much).
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-24-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,952
Posted By Jdk261
The new BYO covers filtering options. It's a...

The new BYO covers filtering options. It's a pretty decent read.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-22-2012, 10:51 PM
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Posted By Jdk261
You can spend as much or as little as you want. ...

You can spend as much or as little as you want.

I got my keg setup from my LHBS for $200 (included 1 corny, 10# co2 tank, dual regulator, gas/liquid tubing, quick disconnects and they even threw...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-16-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,125
Posted By Jdk261
Anyone? George Washington, without a doubt. Im...

Anyone? George Washington, without a doubt. Im fascinated by him; but if it has to be someone currently alive, I would have to say Zach galafianakis...boy, talk about extremes lol
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-11-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Jdk261
I wouldn't over think it. Just go with your gut....

I wouldn't over think it. Just go with your gut. There is no steadfast "rule". We're not building rockets, just making some beer, ya know?

Let it bulk age in the secondary for a month, or 3 if you...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-11-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Jdk261
Depending on how big that RIS is, it will take a...

Depending on how big that RIS is, it will take a while to carb up. Just bottle and leave them alone as long as you can stand it.

I just bottled some RIS about 3 weeks ago and I'm sure it's not...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-29-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Jdk261
I made an octagon shaped cpvc manifold, modeled...

I made an octagon shaped cpvc manifold, modeled after one i saw in another thread, and it works great. I wouldn't go back to the braid.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-23-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,699
Posted By Jdk261
It gives tips/grain bills/recipes, but it is more...

It gives tips/grain bills/recipes, but it is more of a big book on the style, how it came about and historical accounts.

The brewing network's Sunday Session recently did a show with him where...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-23-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,956
Posted By Jdk261
Man, I can't imagine smacking with a hammer. ...

Man, I can't imagine smacking with a hammer.

I was using an old school Big Ben that my great grandfather (a former homebrewer from waayy back in the day-1930's) handed down to me.



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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-23-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,956
Posted By Jdk261
It was a 12oz dogfish head bottle with recently...

It was a 12oz dogfish head bottle with recently bought caps from my LHBS. I was using a bench style capper.

For the record, I finished bottling when I got home from the hospital lol.

Thanks...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-23-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By Jdk261
Asd = anti short cycle delay. Maybe it wants you...

Asd = anti short cycle delay. Maybe it wants you to set the delay before it considers your setup "complete". In other words, try setting it and see if it starts working.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-22-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,956
Posted By Jdk261
Just got home, here is the crime scene...think...

Just got home, here is the crime scene...think it's ok to bottle the rest? It's just been suiting in the bucket...



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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-22-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,956
Posted By Jdk261
That's the worst part...I DO have a kegging set...

That's the worst part...I DO have a kegging set up. But recently got it and only have 1 kegged and its occupied.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-22-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,956
Posted By Jdk261
Nobody yet...think it's still good to go? Lol I...

Nobody yet...think it's still good to go? Lol I was only like 8 bottles in. Not home yet though.

I also have 12 ounces of sticky stout all over the counter and floor to deal with...can't wait haha
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-22-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,956
Posted By Jdk261
7 stitches later...

Bottling sucks sometimes. I was using a lever style capper and an old bottle I probably used about 5 times...well when I pulled down the glass shattered and punctured the webbing between my thumb and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Jdk261
Sounds doable...thanks guys

Sounds doable...thanks guys
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Jdk261
Direct fire mash without control?

For the past couple years I have been using my converted cooler for mashing.

Slowly, but surely, my single tier rig is coming together and I am anxious to give it a go, but I don't have my...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-06-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By Jdk261
I 2nd what zachattack says. There is a...

I 2nd what zachattack says.

There is a common misbelief that if you put your beer in a keg and hook it up to gas, that it automatically conditions/carbs within minutes.

This is not the case. It...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-02-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Jdk261
Remove the snap ring, turn the "nut", pull the...

Remove the snap ring, turn the "nut", pull the spear out, siphon your beer in and replace everything.

It wouldn't be any different than filling a corny. Just as the above post mentions, you're...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-25-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Jdk261
How long are your lines? If they are less than...

How long are your lines? If they are less than 8-10ft, that could be your issue.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Jdk261
Drop the hops in there.

Drop the hops in there.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By Jdk261
Looks like floating yeast to me

Looks like floating yeast to me
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