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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-15-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By jaymack
I think it Basic Brewing that recently did a...

I think it Basic Brewing that recently did a Podcast on the Iron Brewer contest where guys had to use specific items for brewing. If I remember correctly 1 item was Frankenberry cereal. Yum
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-16-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,095
Posted By jaymack
Excellent responses as always. Thanks folks. ...

Excellent responses as always. Thanks folks.

Bobby_M - I only ask because I did an extract w grain yesterday for the first time in a few months (since I started all-grain). As I was topping up my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-15-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,095
Posted By jaymack
Topping up an All-grain

Ok, kind of a dumb question;

When doing extract with grain, I end up with about 3 gallons for fermentation and I top up to 5 gs with water as per the usual instructions.

I've started...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-17-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By jaymack
OG goes up?

Hi,

I'm going to assume my Hydrometer was off because I didn't think this was possible.

My Beginning Gravity at start of boil was 1050 but my Starting Gravity post boil was 1058.

Is that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-13-2008, 02:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,160
Posted By jaymack
You can also try : www.homebrewersretail.com...

You can also try : www.homebrewersretail.com (http://www.homebrewersretail.com/) -

Whereabouts are you? Im in Ontario and have a couple of good HBS stores to choose from

Cheers,
J
Forum: General Techniques 06-13-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By jaymack
Figuring Final Gravity

Hello,

Being only my second all-grain and giddy with excitement & being careful to do everything else, I took an SG just prior to boil but forget to get a OG when I pitched my yeast and began...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-01-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By jaymack
Bottling a weizen

Hi,

I just did my first All Grain :ban: , a weizen, and fermnetation has been going well.

I know I can due the standard dextrose-for-bottling, but I've also read various items on bottling a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By jaymack
You guys are great. Thanks!:mug:

You guys are great. Thanks!:mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By jaymack
Aeration of first All grain

Hi,

I'm tackling my first all grain this weekend:ban:

Question: I think I still need something for aeration of the wort for fermentation. I understand with Extract and Partials adding the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By jaymack
Before cutting I wanted top remove the spear from...

Before cutting I wanted top remove the spear from teh centre. I was able to turn it out but cant'actually get it out.

It is also threaded, unlike all the other "spear removal" links I've been...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-23-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By jaymack
New Keg... now what?

I'm assuming this should be relatively easy, but I aquired a Sanke Keg from my Brew Supply store, now I need to cut 'er open to use as my main boil pot.

Anyone have an idea as to what tools would...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-28-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By jaymack
Thanks for the tips. I got the wort...

Thanks for the tips.

I got the wort chiller already so I think I'm good to go
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-27-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By jaymack
Full Boil Extract with Grain

Hi,

Finallly getting a large keg for using as a boil pot but my mash tun is still a work in progress.

Is there any benefit to doing a full 5 gallon boil if I'm only using Extract with Grain?...
Forum: General Techniques 11-11-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By jaymack
chilling method

Hi

I will be making a Creemore clone taken from the BYO Clone recipe edition and the chilling method for the Creemore was to cover pot and put in ice bath, till sides are cool to the touch.

I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-15-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By jaymack
PM in Bottling Bucket

Hi,

Just a thought; I'm in the process of putting together all the bits & pieces to convert my cooler into a mash tun, and was wondering if I could get away with doing a Partial Mash, using my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-04-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By jaymack
Thanks for the tips guys. I racked to my...

Thanks for the tips guys.

I racked to my bottling bucket, sampled, and it was pretty darn good. Got the roasty flavoured I wanted with hint more sweeter then expected.

I proceeded with...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-01-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By jaymack
This is where my hombebrewing becomes a family...

This is where my hombebrewing becomes a family event.

I love creating lables in Photoshop, but never apply them to the bottles. Once I'm done bottling, my 2 girls sticker the caps with different...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-31-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By jaymack
Bottle it or Burn it

Hi

Got a Dry Stout that I was going to bottle this Sunday. It will be 2 weeks in the Secondary as of then.

Problem is white film has built itself up on the top layer of the beer.

Do I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-22-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By jaymack
Wit sill bubbling

Hi,

Made a extract w grains Wit and used the White Labs 400 liquid yeast.
Made it on the 10th, ist started bubbling on the 11 (Monday night) and she is still steadily moving, 1 burp every...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-22-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 723
Posted By jaymack
Hey Deep Six...

Congrats on your honourable mention in the BYO Lable contest. Very nice indeed.

Jay
Forum: General Techniques 06-08-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,348
Posted By jaymack
Hi Do you dilute the DME with 1 cup water...

Hi

Do you dilute the DME with 1 cup water as per the Dextrose, or use it dry when bottling?

J
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-26-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By jaymack
Too High OG/FG

Hi
Made a KilKenny-esqu clone with 3 Litres of Pale LME, 500 Grams Crystal Malt, 100 grams Chocolate. Used a WL004 (english Ale) Liquid Yeast vile.

MY OG was 1070, FG was 1016. I know this is...
Forum: General Techniques 05-20-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By jaymack
Bottling and Carbonation

Greetings,

I use the standard 3/4 Dextrose, 1 cup boiled water for bottling. I usually let it cool down, put in my bottling bucket, then siphon over the beer.

I do find a bit of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2007, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By jaymack
Cleaning out the cupboard

So I've got 200 grams of Carastan, 50 grams of Chocolate and 150g of Black Patent.

Any thoughts on what I can do, besides buying a bunch more grain?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By jaymack
Vegas Craft Brewing

Hi,

Will be heading to Vegas in a couple of weeks. Anyone know of a good craft brewery or Brew Pub worth checking out?

Thanks
J
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