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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-25-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,205
Posted By jds
I did something similar, but just used standard...

I did something similar, but just used standard gas QD's you'd buy at the hardware store. It makes it a lot easier to pull off the CO2 tank for refills, pushing beer from fermenter to keg, and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-24-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,525
Posted By jds
Thanks, but at that proof, I'll take a nice...

Thanks, but at that proof, I'll take a nice single-malt, or a good bourbon.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-24-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,682
Posted By jds
Simplify. Here's where I re-started from: ...

Simplify. Here's where I re-started from:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/SunneofKornne/DSCN0590-a.jpg

Big pot, propane burner, late-addition extract brewing. I made some really good beer...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-24-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,755
Posted By jds
This is my favorite bottle, although at around...

This is my favorite bottle, although at around 2l, it's more of a growler than a bottle.
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/midnight_sun/blog/growler.jpg

I picked it up at a DuClaw...
Forum: General Techniques 10-22-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By jds
I routinely cold-crash for 24-48 hours under gas...

I routinely cold-crash for 24-48 hours under gas to carb and precipitate cold break at the same time, then add gelatin.
This is a typical result:...
Forum: General Techniques 10-08-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By jds
I haven't had any clarity issues with no-chill...

I haven't had any clarity issues with no-chill beers. I do all the things I did before I stopped chilling my beer: whirlfloc for the last 10 minutes of the boil, ferment on the break, cold-crash, and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-21-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By jds
Good idea. You can also just put the kettle...

Good idea. You can also just put the kettle outside of the garage. I've brewed in temperatures down to 10F or so outdoors. Just be careful of the ice slick when you spill water on the driveway. One...
Forum: General Techniques 09-18-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 255,587
Posted By jds
I use these containers. Yes, the sides suck in as...

I use these containers. Yes, the sides suck in as the wort cools. I cool overnight (mostly, sometimes longer), and then pour everything, break and all, into a 6.5 gal. carboy through a sanitized...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-24-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By jds
Sorry. I did my bestest. :( Unfortunately,...

Sorry. I did my bestest. :(

Unfortunately, with all the holiday madness, I didn't have a good chance to do it either yesterday, before games started, or this morning. Blame it on JKFS. All it...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-22-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By jds
OK, gang, I'm going to start tweaking rosters....

OK, gang, I'm going to start tweaking rosters. All of JKFS' players are going back. Anybody who dropped players to acquire players dropped by JKFS will have those transactions reversed as well.
...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-21-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By jds
*sigh*

*sigh*
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-01-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By jds
OK, you goons. Draft is TONIGHT, 9 PM Eastern. ...

OK, you goons. Draft is TONIGHT, 9 PM Eastern.

Othon, I need to know what's up with the Jackoffasaurs. You mentioned that your brother wasn't going to play, but I see trades between JKFS and DUDE....
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-26-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By jds
I still have two open teams. Draft day is...

I still have two open teams. Draft day is Saturday. Quickly now, I need two people to step up to take them over. I've pestered my co-workers, but they're all lame. So, please, ask your friends, or PM...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-21-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By jds
We have another team open. So, who wants to take...

We have another team open. So, who wants to take over one of the teams for this season? PM me an e-mail address, and I'll send the invite, first one in gets it. Second one in is first in line for any...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-18-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By jds
OK, we're at less than two weeks out. I see some...

OK, we're at less than two weeks out. I see some activity with player movement, so folks, it's time to get ready for 'ockey.

MattyIceGFunk: I PM'ed you. I need a real e-mail address to send you an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By jds
In your position, I would do one of two things: ...

In your position, I would do one of two things:

if I were using different yeasts for the two beers, I'd just start the second beer in the carboy. There's less cleaning involved. If I were going...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,989
Posted By jds
Since you're a CO guy, I'd suggest finding out...

Since you're a CO guy, I'd suggest finding out your water chemistry. Even if it's grocery store water, that's often just filtered tapwater from wherever it's bottled at. I know my Front Range water...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-28-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By jds
I've reached into a kettle full of cooled wort to...

I've reached into a kettle full of cooled wort to unclog a dip tube before. I washed up, hit my arm from fingertips to elbow with sanitizer, and dove in.

The beer turned out fine.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,592
Posted By jds
I have a Flanders Brown going in the basement...

I have a Flanders Brown going in the basement that looked a bit like this. Don't dump. Taste it, and rack from under the dreck and bottle/keg when you like the flavor.

Actually, kegging's...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-26-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,522
Posted By jds
My messages to my 1995 brewing self: ...

My messages to my 1995 brewing self:


Almost every beginner wants to make a strawberry blonde ale. Almost all fail.
Don't make starters for dry yeast.
Do make starters for liquid yeast.
...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-23-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 5,993
Posted By jds
The 5280 Sluggers aren't deadbeats -- my team's...

The 5280 Sluggers aren't deadbeats -- my team's just snakebit this season. That's what I get for missing the draft.
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-22-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,363
Posted By jds
I'm an Avalanche fan, going all the way back to...

I'm an Avalanche fan, going all the way back to Patrick Roy's famous fit in Montreal. Still hoping against hope for some of the "young guys" to start producing a little more. After five years or so,...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-21-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By jds
Matty: We'd like to have you, but I'm not sure...

Matty: We'd like to have you, but I'm not sure how many open slots we have for this season. I'm pretty sure we'll need at least one new owner, but it's not 100% yet. I'll keep you posted and let you...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-19-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,981
Posted By jds
Hey Irregulars! We're a bit over a month...

Hey Irregulars!

We're a bit over a month until Hockeytime. Here's the thread for the irregulars this year: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f19/2011-2012-hbt-irregulars-fantasy-hockey-263738

Check...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-19-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By jds
2011-2012 HBT Irregulars Fantasy Hockey

Alright, you goons. Who's ready for some fantasy hockey? The kids are headed back to school, and the first stirrings of fall are showing here in Colorado. Time for an old dude's fancy to turn to......
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