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Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 08-23-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By jeremy0209
it's lighter right now because of all the yeast. ...

it's lighter right now because of all the yeast. When the yeast settles out after fermentation, it will appear to darken considerably.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-04-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By jeremy0209
Absolutely!! Assuming proper treatment of the...

Absolutely!! Assuming proper treatment of the yeast, most fermentations should take 10 days....tops. Also, I don't mind "unsolicited" advice. The day I think I'm so smart that I don't need to...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-28-2014, 02:49 PM
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http://home.roadrunner.com/~brewbeer/chiller/chill...

http://home.roadrunner.com/~brewbeer/chiller/chiller.PDF

This is what I built. I keep it around 60F and it works like a champ. You do have to switch ice packs in the back about every 48 hours...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By jeremy0209
By 'drier' I mean it will finish drier on the...

By 'drier' I mean it will finish drier on the tongue. It will also be 'thinner', if that makes any sense. The longer you mash, the more long chain sugars will be broken down and the more...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By jeremy0209
I've done it two ways: mashing over night and...

I've done it two ways: mashing over night and sparging/boiling the next morning and I've also mashed, sparged, and heated the wort to 200F one night, and boiled the next morning. I've never...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-22-2014, 12:48 PM
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Views: 215
Posted By jeremy0209
Thanks for the replies. I'm still not sure what...

Thanks for the replies. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do. I just wanted to get a good idea of other people's experiences with the hops in question.
Forum: General Techniques 05-22-2014, 12:43 PM
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Posted By jeremy0209
Here's my experience with the Beersmith whirlpool...

Here's my experience with the Beersmith whirlpool hop calculations: I brewed an IPA utilizing 100% hop stand hops using Beersmith as my guide. The malt was: 95% American two row and 5% Crystal 40. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By jeremy0209
What would you do with these hops???

I've got:

3oz Simcoe
6oz Centennial
8oz Cascade

I'm thinking of doing a big double IPA (1.080ish) with just 95% two row and 5% corn sugar in the boil. Using what I have on hand, how would...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2014, 02:25 PM
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Posted By jeremy0209
I'm also usually within +/- .002. One thing I...

I'm also usually within +/- .002. One thing I have noticed is that base grain type can affect your efficiency. For example: per weight, I get a couple more points of efficiency from Maris Otter...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-30-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By jeremy0209
I started in 1993 at 17 and smoked until December...

I started in 1993 at 17 and smoked until December 2008. In the five years and 4 odd months since I quit, I've not smoked ANYTHING (cigarettes, cigars, weed, etc.) and I don't miss it for one single...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-22-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By jeremy0209
Just did my first no sparge batch about a week...

Just did my first no sparge batch about a week ago. I crushed fine, mashed for 90 minutes, and I also reserved 12 quarts for a mashout. According to Beersmith, my mash efficiency was 80.6%. That's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,693
Posted By jeremy0209
(0.75 million) X (milliliters of wort) X (degrees...

(0.75 million) X (milliliters of wort) X (degrees Plato of the wort)....if you're pitching less than this amount for ales (and double for lagers), you're underpitching. It's all right here:...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By jeremy0209
Yeast pitching rate is definitely one thing that...

Yeast pitching rate is definitely one thing that you need to obsess over....along with fermentation temp control and sanitation. If you're pitching one vial in to a 1.065 beer without making a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By jeremy0209
I always make a starter with liquid yeast and I...

I always make a starter with liquid yeast and I always rehydrate dry yeast. According to Wyeast and White Labs, each smack pack / vial contains roughly 100 billion cells. 5.25 gallons of 1.044 ale...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By jeremy0209
I use Maris Otter as my base, hop it to about 37...

I use Maris Otter as my base, hop it to about 37 IBU, and ferment with WLP 002. My OG is usually 1.045(ish) and FG about 1.014(ish). It's drinkable in 10 days, but it's really good about a month...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-23-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By jeremy0209
I would let it ferment out, crash, decant, and...

I would let it ferment out, crash, decant, and pour the entire slurry into a sealed, sanitized glass jar (eg. mason jar). It should be good for about two weeks just like that. If you store it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2014, 11:11 PM
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Posted By jeremy0209
They're pretty awesome, if they're done right.

They're pretty awesome, if they're done right.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,109
Posted By jeremy0209
+1 on the UK hops. I use 100% UK Kent Goldings...

+1 on the UK hops. I use 100% UK Kent Goldings in my ESBs. I'm guessing that 100% US Goldings wouldn't hurt, either.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-21-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By jeremy0209
I leave mine in the bottle 2-3 weeks at room temp.

I leave mine in the bottle 2-3 weeks at room temp.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By jeremy0209
Just to clarify, he said to do that after primary...

Just to clarify, he said to do that after primary fermentation had finished.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-16-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By jeremy0209
Unless I'm adding something to the beer (dry...

Unless I'm adding something to the beer (dry hops, fruit, oak, etc.), I never secondary. You should be fine for up to six weeks in the primary.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By jeremy0209
WLP 001, US-05, and Notty are all good...

WLP 001, US-05, and Notty are all good attenuators (75-80%) but, if you're brewing 5 gallons, 2.5-3 lb of crystal and roasted malts seems like a lot to me. With that much specialty grains, you may...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-10-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,361
Posted By jeremy0209
Looks like she's eligible for the raffle. Good...

Looks like she's eligible for the raffle. Good luck. I know somebody whose daughter has Rett and I am the parent of an Autistic child myself, so I know how important awareness and research are when...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By jeremy0209
as much as I love IPA's...especially the Green...

as much as I love IPA's...especially the Green Flash & Stone varieties, I still love the occasional 30 pack of Miller Lite. That throwback can is freakin awesome.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-19-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By jeremy0209
Subscribed!!!! I've got a similar one tap system...

Subscribed!!!! I've got a similar one tap system and I'm looking for ideas to expand it to two.
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