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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2011, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
This is very true

This is very true
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2011, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
Would be a horrible idea. After fermentation is...

Would be a horrible idea. After fermentation is complete, You have beer. It is what it is. If you ended up with 4.5 gal beer after bottling is said and done, maybe start with a little over 5 gal. to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2011, 11:29 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
But your time well spent I must say!!

But your time well spent I must say!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2011, 11:26 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
I had the same problem my first batch. I rocked...

I had the same problem my first batch. I rocked the pail to bring the yeast back into suspension and 6 hrs later, I saw action in the airlock. I also took gravity readings, probably far too often,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2011, 11:13 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
I also hear making starters out of dry yeast is...

I also hear making starters out of dry yeast is not looked weel upon. Either rehydrate, or upgrade to whitelabs viles, pitch a wyeast propegator into your erlenmeyer , or smack a wyeast pack and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2011, 11:08 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
Very good input. I don't secondary. I leave most...

Very good input. I don't secondary. I leave most my brews on the primary yeast cake for two-three weeks, often a month at times, and come out with fantabulous beer.
I started with the turkey...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2011, 11:04 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
It does seem to be cut a little wider than most...

It does seem to be cut a little wider than most converted kegs, but I wouldnt worry too much about that at this point. You will be able to brew 12 gal. instead of 8.5 or 9 gal with the 10 gal...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2011, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
I agree with above posters. Although, with the...

I agree with above posters. Although, with the bulkhead, thermometer and sight glass, it would be a good buy. $80-100. Get a dip tube and a false bottom, and you have yourself a 15.5 gal. kettle. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2011, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
I absolutely agree. Aluminum will dispurse the...

I absolutely agree. Aluminum will dispurse the heat much better than a plain ol' SS Kettle. And when you receive a 32q aluminum kettle with your burner, I would sugest putting it to good use!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2011, 10:44 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
Since you didnt hit your target temp. nor the...

Since you didnt hit your target temp. nor the s.g., Sounds as if this beer will be very full bodied and very sweet. If you suspect your yeast may not attenuate down enough, I myself, would pitch...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2011, 10:40 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
I agree with above posts. I have had problems...

I agree with above posts. I have had problems with either aeration or not a big enough pitch. If fermentation has not yet begun, or is within 12 hours of pitching, the yeast have not yet really...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-31-2010, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
Some time later, I now understand the difference...

Some time later, I now understand the difference between a sour and funkified beer. Thank for the informative information kind sir!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-31-2010, 11:25 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
New years gathering.

I about to kill my keg of pale ale.
I have a oatmeal stout ready to go. It is sitting at 62 degrees. I quickly force carbonated my pale, chilled, even though the quick rocking method allows co2 to...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 12-31-2010, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
Not a lambic but 100% Belgian brett pa

I brewed a Belgian Brett pa about a month ago. Pitched my wyeast brett strain. Didn't start up for three days, hear this is normal. Temp in my room is cold. I was aiming for 64 deg. but the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-29-2010, 04:30 AM
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Posted By Jewsh
I boil in a converted sanke and mash in a 52q...

I boil in a converted sanke and mash in a 52q igloo ice cube. You can brew in a bag, it works just fine. A nesecity is a large kettle for full volume boils. Depending on batch size will determin your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-17-2010, 07:15 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
I am shopping a round for a 1/2bbl sanke, but I...

I am shopping a round for a 1/2bbl sanke, but I have the 1/4bbl already.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-17-2010, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Jewsh
I have horrible efficiency. I loaded my mash tun...

I have horrible efficiency. I loaded my mash tun with #22 of grain for a 5 gal batch and got maybe 55%. But my tun was only about 1/2 full with 1 1/2q/ lb of grist.
I think I have enough room for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-17-2010, 12:24 AM
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Posted By Jewsh
HLT size???

I have a converted sanke,with a 52q igloo ice cube mash tun. I know I am capable of ten gallon batches, but my 5g bottling bucket is not doing justice for my strike and sparge water.
I have a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-17-2010, 12:19 AM
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Posted By Jewsh
I agree, Just, don't worry, relax and have a...

I agree, Just, don't worry, relax and have a homebrew.
Dialing in your numbers and process will come with time. It is all about expirementation with your system.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jewsh
I had got a fryer kettle deal at a thrift store...

I had got a fryer kettle deal at a thrift store for $30. It was a aluminum pot so I boiled 6.5 gal water in it first. Good thing I did, There was a bunch of aluminum floating in the liquid. It did...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Jewsh
I reuse my Starsan untill it looks bad enough to...

I reuse my Starsan untill it looks bad enough to not want to continue using it. I store it in a 5g carboy. It is usually cloudy, I hit my fermenters, hoses, ect. with it and have never had a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-05-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Jewsh
What do you mean by efficiency? The extracted...

What do you mean by efficiency? The extracted sugars from the grain? As long as your mash temp is there and your ph. as well, you shouldnt have a problem converting the starches to sugars. Do you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-04-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Jewsh
Was your strike water too hot? or did it for s's...

Was your strike water too hot? or did it for s's and g's? I'm chilling my wort as we speak. I'm sad, I want to brew another batch with all of this time left in the day. But I suppose I have two...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-04-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Jewsh
I love red ales. Brewed a Razzle Dazzle Red....

I love red ales. Brewed a Razzle Dazzle Red. Yummy in me tummy. are you painting the outside of your house?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-04-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Jewsh
That is no bueno. I took today off from the...

That is no bueno. I took today off from the supply store to brew and relax.

FIOrst time in over a year? What are you brewing? Ag or extract?
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