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Forum: Hops Growing Yesterday, 07:06 PM
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
It not only kills the weeds, it should prevent...

It not only kills the weeds, it should prevent the hops from spreading as much. The extra soil in between means that the surface roots in those "earthed" areas are now quite deep. The intent is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I can understand your frustration, I've made...

I can understand your frustration, I've made almost 3 dozen extended (2-4week) trips to Germany for work. And my mothers maiden name is German, but not pronounced per German standards. So it's a...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-22-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,021
Posted By johngaltsmotor
um... neglect? I simply haven't trimmed them...

um... neglect? I simply haven't trimmed them when they send out rhizome each year. I originally prepped the (very rocky) soil with some sand and Miracle Gro potting soil (25lb bag split between 4...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-22-2014, 11:19 AM
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
I forgot to bring in the memory card, but I...

I forgot to bring in the memory card, but I snapped a few pictures last night. There is a reason hops are called dirt wolves. I may not have been judicious enough in my trimming last year. Each of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-21-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I've heard from some beer geeks with stores that...

I've heard from some beer geeks with stores that because Ohio limits to 13% that certain breweries will brew batches with less process controls (i.e. no gravity readings as mentioned above) so they...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-17-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 267
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
Nice. The shape at the top makes me think, it...

Nice. The shape at the top makes me think, it could be kind of sweet to convert an old bass guitar neck into a mash paddle.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
How long after each of the various methods do you...

How long after each of the various methods do you let it sit to equalize?
I've had success with both shaking and 2days high pressure - as long as I follow them up with a week of serving pressure...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
:drunk: um... yeah, what he said. :drunk: ...

:drunk:
um... yeah, what he said.
:drunk:
I got my Masters in mechanical engineering 15 years ago but I felt like a freshman in chemistry class reading that. I knew it was more complicated than...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
As dobe12 said, once you drain it off the grain...

As dobe12 said, once you drain it off the grain it doesn't matter.
If you want to experiment, what might be easier is mash at 145 for 30-45min and drain, then fill with your sparge water to...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By johngaltsmotor
As others have said, the orifice will restrict...

As others have said, the orifice will restrict flow, which will reduce the flow rate and increase contact time, which will increase the temperature of the exiting water (or reduce temp of exiting...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By johngaltsmotor
If you think it's cloudier than you like the...

If you think it's cloudier than you like the easiest solution is to cold crash (put it in the refrigerator for 2 days). This makes the heavier particulates settle out.

I had written a reply on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,531
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I stir every 15 minutes, so after the 45min stir...

I stir every 15 minutes, so after the 45min stir you let it sit for 15min to make your 60min mash, and the grain has also settled nicely.
If you mashout you may want to give it 5-10 minutes to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By johngaltsmotor
The difference is the connections for beer and...

The difference is the connections for beer and gas. Whichever you pick you'll want to stick to the same flavor (or you'll have to spend more for both style of connections).
I use ball lock and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Yes, for grain bill you can simply use the batch...

Yes, for grain bill you can simply use the batch size ratio for adjusting your grain weights (10g original to 5g, multiply each original grain weight by 1/2).
The hop utilizations are the only...
Forum: General Techniques 03-31-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By johngaltsmotor
The Amazing Disappearing Wort!!

So I used my hop spider for the first time Saturday. Works great for home grown whole leaf. Only problem was that I made a lower hoop to keep the bag open. The surface area on the bottom made the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-31-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,531
Posted By johngaltsmotor
For pouring back in, I have essentially another...

For pouring back in, I have essentially another false bottom (SS screen plate) that I place on top of the grain bed. Then I took a large yogurt container and poked some holes in the sides near the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I would guess that particular bottle had a gasket...

I would guess that particular bottle had a gasket that was a bit dry-rotted and didn't conform to the bottle and cap well enough to seal. Replace the gasket and try again, but like andy6026 said,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,839
Posted By johngaltsmotor
And if you've got an electric system it cuts down...

And if you've got an electric system it cuts down on the cost too :D (unless you have to pay for the hotel yourself)
Forum: DIY Projects 03-28-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 81,855
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Gregthespy - nice work. My only comment would...

Gregthespy - nice work.
My only comment would be that you may want to consider some wood edge trim. I have a Stainless stir paddle (similar but w/o the artistic cutout) and even starting with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I did an RIS (1.091 OG) using 2 packs of dry S-05...

I did an RIS (1.091 OG) using 2 packs of dry S-05 w/o rehydrating and it worked great (1.021 FG IIRC)
Since then I've seen the comments about rehydrating and changed my technique so I'd agree with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-26-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,653
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Yeah, I wouldn't have started out with a blank...

Yeah, I wouldn't have started out with a blank "can I get a discount" but I wouldn't have felt bad saying "I can get all of this online from ABC for $XYZ, any chance you can match it or come close?"...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-21-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,021
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I'm planning to cut off some rhizomes to thin my...

I'm planning to cut off some rhizomes to thin my herd this year, but they're still under 2ft of snow so I'll have to wait. I was just thinking the other day "I hope they don't start popping up...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-13-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By johngaltsmotor
Don't be so hard on yourself, you didn't blow it,...

Don't be so hard on yourself, you didn't blow it, you just put some personal emphasis on checking all of the details before mashing in :D You'll end up with a little more fermentable wort so maybe a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-10-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By johngaltsmotor
IME you can't overdo it with Irish Moss. I've...

IME you can't overdo it with Irish Moss. I've used up to 2Tbsp in a 5gal batch (experiment for a clear wheat). I've never noticed a difference in flavor solely from using IM. However, I only...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-07-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By johngaltsmotor
I've never tried it myself, but my brother used...

I've never tried it myself, but my brother used to make wine and suggested stabilizer. It's used for the same purpose in wine, to kill the yeast so you maintain residual sugar. That's all I've got,...
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