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Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 05:28 PM
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
Wow, another chance to win free stuff... :-D To...

Wow, another chance to win free stuff... :-D To quote Yakov Smirnoff "What a country!!"
Forum: Hops Growing Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
I bought 4 rhizomes ?4? years ago. They spread...

I bought 4 rhizomes ?4? years ago. They spread like wildfire and I now have about 15 trainable sprouts spread along the 30ft row. I spaced them to prevent mingling and they spread to fill the...
Forum: Electric Brewing Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
Yup, that'd be 160W. You'd likely need that...

Yup, that'd be 160W. You'd likely need that switch to control the primary side of a relay with the pump on the secondary side.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,180
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I would say that on average mine are better than...

I would say that on average mine are better than commercial craft, but that is based on a lot of "Hey, here's something new, I'll try a 6er of this." The consistency is where I lack a bit, I can...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 07-30-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
Can't easily get the pic from my 1st gen...

Can't easily get the pic from my 1st gen smartphone, but I made a batch of soft pretzels with DME in place of the sugar. Suffice to say, I made them Friday evening and by Sunday evening the whole...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-29-2014, 04:33 PM
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
me too :-)

me too :-)
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-25-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Maybe. As long as your box is rated for 100A and...

Maybe. As long as your box is rated for 100A and your main is 100A and the wire in between is good for 100A you can have breakers that add up to whatever.

But I would have to see behind that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Not much, I end up heating my strike water 5deg...

Not much, I end up heating my strike water 5deg over target and between the transfer and the heat that my mashtun absorbs I'm dead on my target mash-in temp. I'd say most of that is the heat...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I use a couple of cheap plastic beer pitchers...

I use a couple of cheap plastic beer pitchers from summer festivals. Each one is a half gallon so it's not too bad to get 3-5 gallons transferred depending on volume needed.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I'd be afraid that the oils in the pecans might...

I'd be afraid that the oils in the pecans might have a negative effect (especially head retention), but people make peanut butter porters so it isn't impossible to overcome. And the other things in...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 07-23-2014, 06:02 PM
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
This past weekend while brewing an IIPA I was...

This past weekend while brewing an IIPA I was able to toss a freshly corned venison rump into the crockpot of stock from last winter's venison ham... :rockin: People who think that venison will...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
As priceless said, you don't want to give the...

As priceless said, you don't want to give the yeast too high of an OG in the starter. You want them to focus on multiplying and creating strong offspring. If you get them too excited (high OG) you...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Is it a 3pc airlock or an S-tube? I only use the...

Is it a 3pc airlock or an S-tube? I only use the s-tube and air will bubble in reverse. With a 3 pc you may need to remove it before cold crashing. I would just remove the airlock and cover the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-18-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By johngaltsmotor
You don't HAVE to bring it up before priming but...

You don't HAVE to bring it up before priming but it would be best. This way the yeast would be revived and ready to start consuming the sugars to carbonate. If you prime it cold the yeast will take...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-18-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By johngaltsmotor
You can cold crash and still have enough yeast in...

You can cold crash and still have enough yeast in suspension to naturally carbonate, as long as it was not an extended fermentation. With a normal 3 week fermentation and a 3day cold crash there is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By johngaltsmotor
As for the stir plate, it is as simple as turning...

As for the stir plate, it is as simple as turning of the stir motor 10-12 hours before pitching. (You can refrigerate to speed falling out but not 100% necessary for 1st time). The yeast falls to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-14-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
I've manhandled my dip tube to allow my IC to sit...

I've manhandled my dip tube to allow my IC to sit as deep as possible.
Unless you have a large diameter (1") dip tube you'll likely be happiest with a hop spider using whole leaf hops. Once they...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2014, 04:10 PM
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Views: 9,469
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Ooooh pick me, pick me :rockin:

Ooooh pick me, pick me :rockin:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I could easily see it being an issue if you froze...

I could easily see it being an issue if you froze it while under pressure. The extra dissolution of CO2 into the beer would make it more acidic. I wouldn't think you could get it so acidic as to...
Forum: General Techniques 07-10-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Yes, you would want to add the extra boil time...

Yes, you would want to add the extra boil time before your bittering hop addition. So for a 3 hour boil you'd boil for 2 hours before your 60min addition.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I normally dryhop in the keg with whole leaf in a...

I normally dryhop in the keg with whole leaf in a bag ziptied to the beer out tube. If I cold crash (sometimes I don't care) then I'll bring it back up closer to room temp (55F) to speed the dryhop...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-10-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Local welding supply stores generally have the...

Local welding supply stores generally have the lowest markup on bottled CO2. Check several stores though for the best price.
I would go with a 10lb tank. The cost to fill (at least in the US) is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Mine smell like beer even with Oxy, sanitize, and...

Mine smell like beer even with Oxy, sanitize, and a month of being dry between use. But they don't affect flavor (at least I can't perceive any flavor when I tried soaking clean water in it...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,094
Posted By johngaltsmotor
IIRC you have the potentiometer wired as always...

IIRC you have the potentiometer wired as always being full resistance. You want to use one end and the center pin. The two ends always go full resistance so you want one end to the variable middle....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By johngaltsmotor
If you prefer a smoother approach switch the...

If you prefer a smoother approach switch the 60min to first wort. I use FWH in most of my IPAs now because it gives a mellower bitterness.
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