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Forum: General Techniques 07-19-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Jbear
Just make sure you don't forget it with a little...

Just make sure you don't forget it with a little bit of water and a copper pick up tube that touches the bottom. Or you could have oxidized holes in the bottom of your kettle next time you go to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,649
Posted By Jbear
The biggest advantage I see to the flask is the...

The biggest advantage I see to the flask is the ability to boil, cool and ferment your starter in 1 vessel. I believe the reduced possibility of infection comes more from this fact than the shape....
Forum: DIY Projects 02-12-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By Jbear
Unique build, but it looks like it works really...

Unique build, but it looks like it works really well with the bottom drains. I like it!

Just put together a bottom drain mash tun myself that I'm looking forward to testing out this week.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-12-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Jbear
And that's Randy Mosher. Gotta love mobile...

And that's Randy Mosher. Gotta love mobile autocorrect :-)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-12-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Jbear
Scale it to your recipe size... A 5 gallon batch...

Scale it to your recipe size... A 5 gallon batch is about 19L so .2*19=3.8g (which seems like a really tiny addition)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-12-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Jbear
Per Randy Kosher in "Radical Brewing" pellets...

Per Randy Kosher in "Radical Brewing" pellets yield about 25% more ibus than whole hops. That matches fairly well with whats I've read elsewhere. You could play around with some software and see how...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-11-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Jbear
I personally use all whole leaf hops. Mainly...

I personally use all whole leaf hops. Mainly because I just prefer unprocessed ingredients whenever possible. Secondarily, because my set up was created with leaf hops in mind, pellets leave me with...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Jbear
yes, your calculations are correct.

yes, your calculations are correct.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,233
Posted By Jbear
I use shelving similar to your first option and...

I use shelving similar to your first option and it has worked flawlessly for me. My HLT and burner sit on the shelf next to the mash tun. The BK sits on its burner on the floor and gravity feeds...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-08-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Jbear
Put the garbage bag in a bucket for support then...

Put the garbage bag in a bucket for support then dump the mash tun in. We are fortunate in Portland to have curbside food-waste compost pick up, so I use the green compostable bags but they aren't...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-01-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,497
Posted By Jbear
I agree that site is awesome. Glad you all like...

I agree that site is awesome. Glad you all like it.

I've been quite pleased with the results of adding a little sweet wort to dough as well. It was a neat twist on "beer bread."

I have some...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-31-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,497
Posted By Jbear
Lots of things: ...

Lots of things:

http://brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/category/spentgrainchef/

I've made the pizza dough on that site and it was delicious with home-made mozzarella and tomatoes from the garden :)
Forum: DIY Projects 01-31-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 70,336
Posted By Jbear
Awesome creation MalFet. Thanks for sharing! I...

Awesome creation MalFet. Thanks for sharing! I mainly keg due to the hassle of cleaning bottles, but really do want to bottle more and this could certainly make it easier.

I've actually recently...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-27-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,517
Posted By Jbear
I weighed the propane tank empty and wrote that...

I weighed the propane tank empty and wrote that on the side with a sharpie. Its quick and easy see if I have enough before brewing. Around here tanks can be refilled before they are empty so I just...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-07-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Jbear
Both my HLT and MT have 1/2" ball valves with...

Both my HLT and MT have 1/2" ball valves with barbed nipples threaded in, and I use 1/2" i.d. silicone tubing to transfer. I've never timed how long it takes to fill the mash tun, but its definitely...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Jbear
I run my mash/sparge water into the bottom valve...

I run my mash/sparge water into the bottom valve on the mash tun like you're describing. It works well for my set up and, especially with the sparge I feel it helps stir up the grain bed as it fills....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,826
Posted By Jbear
Yeast nutrient is not "necessary" for most beer...

Yeast nutrient is not "necessary" for most beer fermentations. As others have said though it will help produce a faster, healthier fermentation. And that = better beer.

I started using yeast...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-16-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,765
Posted By Jbear
I had the same problem with my sight glass. I...

I had the same problem with my sight glass. I used to brew and clean everything up to the point my kettle full of oxyclean soaking. Usually I would let that sit overnight and clean/drain the kettle...
Forum: General Techniques 05-16-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By Jbear
After I wrote the post I kind of told myself I...

After I wrote the post I kind of told myself I was probably waaaaaay over thinking this... So thanks heferly for bringing me back to sanity!

suzanneb - I am most likely going to use 2 kinds but...
Forum: General Techniques 05-15-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By Jbear
Best Method for Adding Adjuncts to Imp. Stout

3 weeks ago I brewed an Imperial Stout with 6 oz of cocoa powder @ 5 min in the boil. I am planning to rack it soon and give it the "Mayan Cocoa" treatment of vanilla, pepper and cinnamon. There is...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-09-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,245
Posted By Jbear
That is the mill I use, I will try to get a...

That is the mill I use, I will try to get a picture before I go to work in the morning. Its a very basic flat base and hopper that I made from bits of wood I had left over from other projects. I just...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-01-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Jbear
I'm no expert, but as I understand it, the least...

I'm no expert, but as I understand it, the least flocculent cells are also the highest attenuating ones that stay active and finish things up when most of the culture has dropped. The idea is that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-26-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By Jbear
If you clean with PBW after use, then a quick...

If you clean with PBW after use, then a quick rinse + sanitizing is all you need before the next time. No need to use the PBW twice for each time you use your equipment.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-26-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,889
Posted By Jbear
about 12.5"

about 12.5"
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-23-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By Jbear
After every brew I fill the mlt/kettle with...

After every brew I fill the mlt/kettle with cleanser and after a short soak, drain it through the valve. They are usually visually clean at that point, but if I see any residue I use a faucet brush...
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