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Forum: American Ale 01-06-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By ShaKeyJ
I adjusted my hop amount and schedule to get just...

I adjusted my hop amount and schedule to get just below 30 IBU and I use a 50/50 mix of bottled water and tap water. Using tap water at start of recipe to be sure all is boiled.
Forum: India Pale Ale 12-31-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 23,857
Posted By ShaKeyJ
The percentages should add up to 100% for the...

The percentages should add up to 100% for the grains. If you input recipes into programs they usually tell you the percent of each. The recipe is for a 5 gallon batch (primary) so depending on your...
Forum: English Brown Ale 10-29-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 220,199
Posted By ShaKeyJ
I've never used vanilla but if I did I'd stick...

I've never used vanilla but if I did I'd stick with it in a porter or stout. Vanilla, maple and honey seems like a lot. Though I just bottled a breakfast stout combining maple, oats, coffee,...
Forum: Stout 09-01-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
Here is my plan for next brew: ...

Here is my plan for next brew:
http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/67646/breakfast-stout
Forum: Stout 09-01-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
I was satisfied with how my turned out. Coffee...

I was satisfied with how my turned out. Coffee and chocolate came thru nicely. Was STRONG coffee till aged 3+ months. Only had issues with oats since I didn't use instant (ton of trub in primary)...
Forum: Stout 08-26-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
I put the first coffee in to my boil w/15 min...

I put the first coffee in to my boil w/15 min left. (after cold brewing night before). The second addition of coffee for the secondary I boiled water then let it cool before adding the grounds and...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-20-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By ShaKeyJ
Mold ruined my brew! Thought I got rid of it when...

Mold ruined my brew! Thought I got rid of it when I transferred to 2ndary.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-12-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By ShaKeyJ
I've decided to add 2 more pounds of honey when I...

I've decided to add 2 more pounds of honey when I transfer to secondary. I added the original 2 pounds after the boil but read later honey should be added after primary fermentation has finished.
Forum: Stout 02-08-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
Not sure if link will work so here is the BYO...

Not sure if link will work so here is the BYO from 2009

Founder’s Brewing's Breakfast Stout Clone

Author: Betsy Parks Issue: January/February 2009
Try making this homebrew-sized batch...
Forum: Stout 02-08-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
http://www.byo.com/component/k2/item/1857-founder&...

http://www.byo.com/component/k2/item/1857-founder’s-brewings-breakfast-stout-clone?Itemid=398

Took awhile to find it. BYO redid their site or something. Has extract and all grain option.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-08-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By ShaKeyJ
Thanks, I'll update later.

Thanks, I'll update later.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-07-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By ShaKeyJ
Braggot or not?

Started this just over a week ago by combining parts of different recipes. Was wondering proper classification and any other thoughts.

A Nice Pear

Gluten-free Braggot
5 gallons

Ingredients:...
Forum: Stout 02-04-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
Bottled the extract version 11/13/2012 and it's...

Bottled the extract version 11/13/2012 and it's great now! The coffee mellowed out and has a rich robust quality without being sweet.
Forum: Stout 11-15-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
2 wks primary, 2 wks secondary. Maybe part of the...

2 wks primary, 2 wks secondary. Maybe part of the trouble was the oatmeal. I used rolled oats. I didn't know instant was the same as flakes. I cooked the oats and added before steeping grains.
Forum: Stout 11-15-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
Should I have shook it up periodically in the...

Should I have shook it up periodically in the primary to help break stuff down? I usually let the yeast do all the work. I never have this happen with my imperial nut brown which is a high gravity...
Forum: Stout 11-15-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
The trub in the primary was too thick to transfer...

The trub in the primary was too thick to transfer to secondary. I'll definitely let it set longer next time.
Forum: Stout 11-15-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
I did extract version with 2 wks primary and 2...

I did extract version with 2 wks primary and 2 wks secondary. Bottled 11/13/2012 and only got 2 3/4 gallons from 5 gallon batch. Lost a lot in primary which makes for expensive brew!
Forum: DIY Projects 10-23-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 241,221
Posted By ShaKeyJ
When you test for voltage, the wires should be...

When you test for voltage, the wires should be connected to valve and hold tester one on each at same time. If you got 2.7 when the burner had call to be on then something isn't sending power to...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-20-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,183
Posted By ShaKeyJ
"Thanks a lot, we're Primus and we...

"Thanks a lot, we're Primus and we suck!"
Forum: Stout 10-20-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
I started this brew 10/12/2012 and had an OG of...

I started this brew 10/12/2012 and had an OG of 1.079 @ 80F and when I checked it 10/18/2012 the SG was 1.018 @ 75F. I tasted a sample and the coffee was STRONG. My question is, does the coffee...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-18-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 241,221
Posted By ShaKeyJ
Yes. Use the spring conversion kit. :) that's...

Yes. Use the spring conversion kit. :) that's what I meant to say.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-18-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 241,221
Posted By ShaKeyJ
Most gas valves can be converted from natural...

Most gas valves can be converted from natural (3.5) to LP (10 or 11). Seems like that would take care of it.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-18-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 241,221
Posted By ShaKeyJ
If the pilot flame stays on, then the t-couple is...

If the pilot flame stays on, then the t-couple is good. Is the gas valve yer using for the proper gas?
Forum: Stout 10-15-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 192,981
Posted By ShaKeyJ
I always use secondary myself, for clarity in...

I always use secondary myself, for clarity in lighter colored beer and to help clear out some of the thicker stuff in brew with so many adjuncts. I think I read somewhere it's recommended with higher...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-16-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,646
Posted By ShaKeyJ
I'm trying to decide the most cost effective...

I'm trying to decide the most cost effective route for me. I don't own an air compressor so cost wise I would need to purchase one along with the parts to make a de-gasser, or purchase an aspirator...
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