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Forum: Extract Brewing 01-03-2013, 12:43 AM
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Posted By Jakeorjacob
Yeah I always aerate AFTER pitching. Maybe that's...

Yeah I always aerate AFTER pitching. Maybe that's a no-no, but I've never had a problem.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-02-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Jakeorjacob
So that I'm understanding correctly, normally you...

So that I'm understanding correctly, normally you aerate and THEN pitch the yeast? And now you're realizing you forgot to aerate before pitching?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-30-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Jakeorjacob
Some yeasts produce different flavors at...

Some yeasts produce different flavors at different ends of their temp ranges. What yeast is in the kit? Other than that, cooler usually means slower and hotter usually means faster fermentation,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-30-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Jakeorjacob
What temperature do you ferment at? I had the...

What temperature do you ferment at? I had the EXACT same problem with a batch ultra-fermenting (it actually hit its intended FG within about four days). Two things I learned.

1. The ambient...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-30-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Jakeorjacob
Nice. I like using the refractometer way better,...

Nice. I like using the refractometer way better, and even if I was making ten gallons, the amount of liquid lost to a hydrometer would still irk me. It's like half a beer! I have no need to "sample"...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-30-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Jakeorjacob
Sweet, thanks!

Sweet, thanks!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-30-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Jakeorjacob
Using a Refractometer

Bought a refractometer a couple months ago and I'm really enjoying using it to measure pre-boil and OG before adding yeast. However, I was very confused to make a couple batches that I thought were...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-29-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 38,628
Posted By Jakeorjacob
SMaSH sounds fun! I have a little less than an...

SMaSH sounds fun! I have a little less than an ounce of Sorachi Ace in whole hop form - it'd be really cool to make a SMaSH using it. I'm brewing 2.5 gallons, so that's probably enough to get the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Jakeorjacob
Ambient, so I suppose it's warmer in the middle...

Ambient, so I suppose it's warmer in the middle of the wort - or was when really active fermentation was going on.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Jakeorjacob
My fermentations usually stay around 72d in the...

My fermentations usually stay around 72d in the winter. Definitely no colder than 70.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Jakeorjacob
Yeah, I just wondered if anyone had thoughts on a...

Yeah, I just wondered if anyone had thoughts on a yeast that would be close to the original - or, at the very least, not impart any strange flavors that would make the beer less of a clone.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-29-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Jakeorjacob
I live in a apartment where space is an issue, so...

I live in a apartment where space is an issue, so one gallon at a time is about all I can sustain no clue what I would do with 5-6 gallons of cider at a time (along with all the homebrew beer I'm...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-29-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Jakeorjacob
Cider Newbie - Help?

I've been brewing one gallon batches of beer but am about to upgrade. Rather than have the six one gallon fermenters I have sit around collecting dust, I was thinking about using them to make some...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Jakeorjacob
Yeast for Clone Brew?

I have a Short's Good Humans clone recipe I want to try out. For those who haven't had it, it's a "hoppy double brown." The ingredients come directly from the brewer, but they don't list a yeast....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,021
Posted By Jakeorjacob
Tomorrow I'm brewing a Winter Wheat beer - figure...

Tomorrow I'm brewing a Winter Wheat beer - figure I only have a couple more brew weekends before I can't brew "winter" things anymore.

This is also the second to last one gallon batch I make...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Jakeorjacob
Fermentation too quick?

Brewed a breakfast-y stout three days ago. 2.5 pounds of grain (a one gallon batch) plus a quarter pound of brown sugar at flameout. Original gravity was 1.061.

Fermenting with about 1/3 a vial...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By Jakeorjacob
I've always had problems with trying to dump back...

I've always had problems with trying to dump back in after taking a hydrometer reading. I know your inclination is to want to keep as much beer as possible (this is especially true as I was brewing...
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