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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-01-2013, 01:33 PM
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Posted By jbsayers
In!

In!
Forum: DIY Projects 06-05-2013, 02:41 AM
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Posted By jbsayers
Thanks for all the replies and advice! Impressive...

Thanks for all the replies and advice! Impressive looking setup CladiusB! Makes me want to get medieval on my brew rig!

Cheers!
JB
Forum: DIY Projects 05-29-2013, 10:14 AM
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Posted By jbsayers
Valve on bottom of boil kettle?

I've been considering adding a valve and false bottom to one of my boil kettles to make it easier to transfer wort to the fermenter and filter out leaf hops when i use them.. Other than having to use...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-09-2013, 01:15 AM
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In! This is friggin awesome!

In! This is friggin awesome!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-31-2013, 11:02 AM
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Posted By jbsayers
I made an oatmeal stout and it was fairly tasty...

I made an oatmeal stout and it was fairly tasty about 3 weeks after bottling. Shared them with friends and family and no complaints. Found an extra one in the back of the fridge 3 months after...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-15-2013, 06:57 PM
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Posted By jbsayers
If you have the 1.5 inch nipple, the only thing I...

If you have the 1.5 inch nipple, the only thing I could think of that might be causing your problem is if the threads on one end of the nipple is passing through the stock rubber grommet, but if you...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-15-2013, 06:48 PM
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Posted By jbsayers
Wow. I have 1 on the inside and 5 on the outside...

Wow. I have 1 on the inside and 5 on the outside of mine and it is relatively snug. Sure its tight?

JB
Forum: DIY Projects 01-15-2013, 10:48 AM
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Posted By jbsayers
The 3/8" nipple fits very snug through the rubber...

The 3/8" nipple fits very snug through the rubber gasket that the stock spout ran through so I don't think you would be able to get a 1/2" nipple through it. Now mine does have a little play but not...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-14-2013, 09:13 PM
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Posted By jbsayers
Funny you say that. I checked on the HD website...

Funny you say that. I checked on the HD website to see if they still carried them online and they said there were 19 available at my store. I went to my local HD and of course they have them. I asked...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-14-2013, 01:32 AM
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Posted By jbsayers
SWMBO used to work at a brew pub (Thirsty Dog)...

SWMBO used to work at a brew pub (Thirsty Dog) and actually lost her taste for beer. She has a couple go to beers for the rare occasion she does have one. Just so happens that she loves my oatmeal...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-14-2013, 01:29 AM
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Posted By jbsayers
Just to be clear on the advice I was givinh you,...

Just to be clear on the advice I was givinh you, I only sparge at 2qt/lb. I stay around 1.5 for my mash.

JB
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2013, 06:29 PM
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Posted By jbsayers
I batch sparge as well. Not sure if I have all...

I batch sparge as well. Not sure if I have all the settings correct in my software but its in the high 70s low 80s. You really need to make sure your sparge water brings your temp up to 170F and that...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-12-2013, 11:01 PM
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Posted By jbsayers
Rubbermaid mash tun!

Brewed for the first time in my DIY 10 gallon Rubbermaid mash tun yesterday and I am really glad I made the decision to buy and build it.

For the most part I followed FlyGuy's procedure located...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-12-2013, 07:35 PM
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Posted By jbsayers
First time with new MLT!

So I built myself a MLT out of a Rubbermaid 10 gal Home Depot cooler and brewed my first batch in it last night. I was very impressed. Not a degree lost.

We brewed an oatmeal stout. This was my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-12-2013, 07:04 PM
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Posted By jbsayers
Used it. Thanks for the calming reassurances....

Used it. Thanks for the calming reassurances. Bubbling away in the swamp cooler as I type and smells yummy! If it ends up infected, however, all you will will receive a bottle and be forced to drink...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2013, 02:49 PM
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Posted By jbsayers
Foil fell off starter :-/

Made a 2L starter a couple days ago with an older vial of yeast. Today (brew day) I went to get the starter and apparently it vigorously fermented last night and the foil came off the flask. Now I am...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 01-07-2013, 12:01 PM
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Posted By jbsayers
I used clove honey, too, and do not have any...

I used clove honey, too, and do not have any honey flavor in mine. Sure you're not tasting residual sweetness from the malt?

Tell us about your brew day (mash temps, gravities, etc). London Ale...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 01-07-2013, 11:46 AM
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Posted By jbsayers
Honey should not really impart flavor to the...

Honey should not really impart flavor to the beer. What kind did you use? What temp did you ferment at and for how long?

JB
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jbsayers
I'd be suspect of that except I saw no signs...

I'd be suspect of that except I saw no signs during fermentation and I think my sanitation methods are reliable. I have a degree in microbiology and use aseptic techniques in the lab. So far not an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By jbsayers
Dunkel help

I am experiencing an odd aftertaste in my first attempt at a dunkel. I wish I could describe it better but the only way I can think to describe it is to say that it has a very sour aftertaste. Its...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 12-28-2012, 05:06 PM
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Posted By jbsayers
I had way too much ginger! It backed off...

I had way too much ginger! It backed off significantly after a few weeks in secondary but its still too strong. I just brewed another batch yesterday without the spices to mix with the first batch....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-28-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By jbsayers
No worries. I appreciate all the help I have...

No worries. I appreciate all the help I have received from people on here.

Cheers,
JB
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-28-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By jbsayers
I did hit my gravities. The recipe called for...

I did hit my gravities. The recipe called for 1.25lbs of honey and I added a little extra to add some more fermentable sugars. I am mixing this batch with a Christmas ale I made that I over-spiced....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-28-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By jbsayers
Thanks. I figured worst case it would probably...

Thanks. I figured worst case it would probably just be a little sweeter.

JB
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-28-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By jbsayers
I appreciate people giving me advice about...

I appreciate people giving me advice about methods for mashing but I do not have a prob maintaining my temps or an issue with the method I used to mash. I simply overshot my temp a little bit because...
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