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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-27-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,838
Posted By JimTheHick
I went from the cheapo timer turkey fryer to...

I went from the cheapo timer turkey fryer to blichmann after considering the banjo, etc for a while. I live pretty close to the NB Saint Paul store- good thing because the cast iron part of the...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-31-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,517
Posted By JimTheHick
Are those centennial? Looks a lot like mine....

Are those centennial? Looks a lot like mine. Book I have suggests that it's a mildew problem that's killed the leaves. They were white flecked, now look just like yours.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,666
Posted By JimTheHick
If you like variety stick to bottling. I have a...

If you like variety stick to bottling. I have a dozen kinds of homebrew to choose from right now and the only thing I need to remember is to pop some in the fridge a few hours ahead of time. This is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-24-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,205
Posted By JimTheHick
How's this one going, Don?

How's this one going, Don?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-27-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,246
Posted By JimTheHick
This goes past agree/disagree. And it's...

This goes past agree/disagree. And it's misleading for the OP. he wants advice about his situation, and if he's asking a question like this it likely means something might be sub-optimal.

The...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-27-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,246
Posted By JimTheHick
Wow. Quite the discussion ive missed over the...

Wow. Quite the discussion ive missed over the past week.

Threads like these are why I'm letting my premium membership expire.

Burden of proof cuts both ways, and when a new
Person asks for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By JimTheHick
I've been known to use a pinch here and there....

I've been known to use a pinch here and there. But required, no.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-23-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,246
Posted By JimTheHick
If you have a krausen ring on a glass Carboy I...

If you have a krausen ring on a glass Carboy I sometimes swirl to get the still-wet sediment down into the trub before it cements on the glass.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-23-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,246
Posted By JimTheHick
I do it with most batches. I cant see how it...

I do it with most batches. I cant see how it could hurt anything.

Unless you blow the lid off!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-05-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By JimTheHick
IKEA has some. Wife dragged me there last night....

IKEA has some. Wife dragged me there last night. 26 ounce, $4

Edit. Oh wait you just want gaskets. Sorry dude.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-20-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 212,624
Posted By JimTheHick
It's really more of a purge than a 'protective...

It's really more of a purge than a 'protective snugly blanket' of CO2. When co2 outgases it pushes all the other air (nitrogen/oxygen) out.

When you blast the headspace with CO2 you are purging,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-13-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By JimTheHick
You'll be amazed at how just putting the...

You'll be amazed at how just putting the fermenter in a big tub (like anything 6 inches wider than your bucket) of tap water can keep the temps down. Not only does the water stay about a degree C...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-04-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By JimTheHick
He is subbing wort/beer for the apple juice, so...

He is subbing wort/beer for the apple juice, so I'm sure he plans to use all the other ingredients (salt, etc) with the wort.
Forum: Iowa HomeBrew Forum 10-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,337
Posted By JimTheHick
Anybody know what yeast they use?

Anybody know what yeast they use?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-27-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By JimTheHick
The higher temp wouldnt keep me from using the...

The higher temp wouldnt keep me from using the cake as long as the beer you take off the cake tastes good/ok/not like sh&$.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 10-19-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 469,709
Posted By JimTheHick
That'll lots o' ****e!!!!

That'll lots o' ****e!!!!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-15-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By JimTheHick
Awesome! Yeast love BIAB chunks!!

Awesome! Yeast love BIAB chunks!!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By JimTheHick
I wouldn't worry. Mashout with the bag in...

I wouldn't worry.

Mashout with the bag in is just to increase extraction of sugars from the grain when you drain the bag (the wort is more fluid at higher temps). Mashout also denatures enzymes...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 10-11-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 469,709
Posted By JimTheHick
+2 it's all about the extra volume. It's...

+2 it's all about the extra volume.

It's not that there is some secret 1.090 wort caged up on the grain bag!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-09-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,968
Posted By JimTheHick
Because most people asking questions here are...

Because most people asking questions here are new(er) to brewing and BIAB is an easy technique that requires little investment in equipment for all grain brewing.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By JimTheHick
If you have the red baron or other bell capper...

If you have the red baron or other bell capper you can buy the larger diameter bell for the Euro caps. That metal bell just unscrews and you screw the other metal bell back on.

It's kind of a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-06-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By JimTheHick
It stunk up my WHOLE HOUSE in March. Great...

It stunk up my WHOLE HOUSE in March.

Great beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,643
Posted By JimTheHick
I leave the Carboy full of bubbles sit for a...

I leave the Carboy full of bubbles sit for a couple minutes and then pour out again. The bubbles settle some and you can definitely get more Starsan out by waiting a bit.

I wouldn't rinse with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,752
Posted By JimTheHick
Great organization. You should join. ...

Great organization. You should join.

Lectures online from NHC were as awesome perk and I love zymurgy. Back issues too online.

Plus it's the only lobby group helping to keep idiot...
Forum: India Pale Ale 09-28-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 168,259
Posted By JimTheHick
I've only made one black ipa but overall I think...

I've only made one black ipa but overall I think dank hops like simcoe and piney chinook are better with the roast than fruity. This recipes with all the centennial hops would not be my first...
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