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Forum: General Techniques 08-12-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By jayareo
Summary on SQ14

So, after much ado ... I am getting 5.5G water to boil in about 30 mins - still not great, but within acceptable limits (do I have a choice?)

I had to:

- Increase PSI regulator from 5 psi (come...
Forum: General Techniques 08-07-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By jayareo
now THAT makes sense to me, thanks! i have...

now THAT makes sense to me, thanks!

i have dis-assembled the regulator/hose, then re-assembled now. seems to be running (for now). i am going to try another comparison boil.

thanks all
Forum: General Techniques 08-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By jayareo
hmmm ... i wonder what order i have been opening...

hmmm ... i wonder what order i have been opening the tank and regulator ... i will play with it.

and yes, the air intake adjustment seems to be OK for a while, then the thing will blow out / snuff...
Forum: General Techniques 08-07-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By jayareo
Thanks, Dunkle. I now have a collar around...

Thanks, Dunkle.

I now have a collar around the burner as well ... and tried another boil. I am starting to think there is something really wrong with this unit ... aside from the exceptionally...
Forum: General Techniques 08-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By jayareo
Effective burner use?

So I have been upgrading equipement slowly for a while now, and finally 'upgraded' the outdoor LP burner. I bought the bayou classic sq14, and am having fits getting this going.

First batch with...
Forum: For Sale 07-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,996
Posted By jayareo
Burners

I am interested in a burner .... curious to know why you wont ship? there isnt anything combustible w/o the propane tank???
Forum: For Sale 04-22-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By jayareo
If you will ship, I will take one as well ...

If you will ship, I will take one as well ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-18-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,995
Posted By jayareo
Conical Ferm as Starter 'Chamber'

Have you used the conical to house the starter? Secondary??
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-17-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,995
Posted By jayareo
Additional Conical Questions

SO, I just pulled my first batch through a conical.

Some 'things' i encountered, primarily based on the (possibly flawed) perception that the conical can 'do it all'.

1. Anyone use their...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-30-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By jayareo
Hop Bursting?

So, I always thought that the rationale for longer boils (e.g. 90 min) was to extract more of the bitterness from the hops. Sugars break down way before 60 minutes, right?

So does hop bursting...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-11-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By jayareo
Wow. Who knew - other than you'all obviously. ...

Wow. Who knew - other than you'all obviously.

OK. So I figure then I am going to add a strong yeast JIC to the secondary then (along with the wine). I doubt I'd will need tons of yeast...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-10-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By jayareo
Mixing Beer and Wine in Secondary

All - I am attempting to reproduce a home-made akin to Dogfish Head Red&White. I have the belgian ale portion in primary right now. I intend to add 10% volume of Pinot Noir in secondary, then...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-13-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By jayareo
Cannot speak to the lacquer coat --- it you can -...

Cannot speak to the lacquer coat --- it you can - why would you WANT to??

The pump question, however, i can talk to. I have recently switched to a cfc, and i like the gravity feed frankly -...
Forum: General Techniques 01-22-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,324
Posted By jayareo
So, where is the batch now? I found this thread...

So, where is the batch now? I found this thread via a search - as I have a batch in a similar situation ... I have it in secondary now ... hoping that increasing the temps to the mid 60's will help...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 136,736
Posted By jayareo
I am currently drinking my first batch of a...

I am currently drinking my first batch of a different clone recipe for Oberon - since I haven't been in MI for a while - and I cannot get it out here in MA (dammitall), I am only sampling mine -...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,670
Posted By jayareo
I am late to the thread!!! man this sounds so...

I am late to the thread!!! man this sounds so enticing i want the recipe :-) oh, and a way to bump temps to the high 80's..

Nice
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-19-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 321,221
Posted By jayareo
I also batch sparge, but from what i have read...

I also batch sparge, but from what i have read and done, seems like the best way is to figure out the volume of your first runnings (the amount of hot liquor that you get once you drain off the mash...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-14-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By jayareo
Right. OK. So not wise, although sometines one...

Right. OK. So not wise, although sometines one can get away with it :-)

I am hesitant to try it - just as I would prefer to just brew it - but i might have to someday - and wanted to test the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-14-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By jayareo
Storing AG Runnings Before a Boil

Well, was just wondering if there is / are logical reasons to NOT collect all of my AG runnings from my MT, store them in a fridge for a day or two, then proceed with the boil?

Was just thinking...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-09-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By jayareo
Cider Bombs

So. Made some cider a ways back:

3 Gal local cider, unpasteurized
2 # Lt Brown Sugar
1 # DME (light)

Pitched Safale (2 packs) and set er to ferment for almost 5 weeks. Bottled with too much...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-23-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 321,221
Posted By jayareo
Thank you all for the information - advice,...

Thank you all for the information - advice, opinions, etc.

Happy to report that I was able to cool the wort briefly outside (MA temps yesterday were cool enough / kind enough to oblige), then...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By jayareo
Reese - I am curious to learn about the pump you...

Reese - I am curious to learn about the pump you are using ... i am new to the CFC thing. I need a pump to start a siphon ... or some other way to get the boiling wort from the kettle into the CFC...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-10-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By jayareo
Ditto. Kinda

DisasterP -

Had a similar experience the other night too. 2nd AG batch went off the rails bigtime. When i hit my time in the MT I opened the ball valve to start a couple quarts of vorlauf ......
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-09-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 321,221
Posted By jayareo
Yeah. Well short of now buying a pump (which...

Yeah. Well short of now buying a pump (which SWMBO will consider a hanging offense) I wonder if i could simply pour wort into bottling bucket with spigot and then use gravity feed .... ?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-09-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 321,221
Posted By jayareo
Cannot Find a Solve

First, I have been looking for an answer to this everywhere ... If I missed it, apologies for re-posting this.

I am coming up to speed with a few new gadgets in my brewing arsenal. My new CFC is...
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