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Forum: Brew Science 05-10-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By thomasrj
Well, that figures... It was 6.6 lb of LME...

Well, that figures...

It was 6.6 lb of LME and 0.5 lb each of maltodextrin and lactose. I was expecting around 1.064, but I figured the hydrometer couldn't lie. Maybe I just pulled the sample...
Forum: Brew Science 05-10-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By thomasrj
ABV measurement sans hydrometer/refractometer

I hope this is the right spot; I figured the science-minded folks would know how to answer this best. Thanks in advance for your help.

The question:

Is there a (relatively) easy way to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 150,689
Posted By thomasrj
Stewart's Mountain Brew Ice: ...

Stewart's Mountain Brew Ice:
https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRd2xr4AK9EtffrjsevW841bsm2VfbHX-3A-SxK6g0HrAVeLvAU9Q

Any other upstate New York residents that agree?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-01-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By thomasrj
Critique my IIPA recipe

I'm getting ready to place an order but I want some feedback on an extract IPA recipe. Just a 3-gal batch for now, until I get the recipe perfect...I want something hoppy but not overly bitter...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By thomasrj
Currently enjoying a case of Magic Hat #9's. I...

Currently enjoying a case of Magic Hat #9's. I think AHB has a clone kit that sounds downright fantastic.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,395
Posted By thomasrj
I brewed my first batch a month ago in my mom's...

I brewed my first batch a month ago in my mom's kitchen (I am home from school for the summer), and she didn't complain too much. :cross:
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 08-01-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,190
Posted By thomasrj
First time with a doppel, so far so good. Picked...

First time with a doppel, so far so good. Picked up a chilled 6er this afternoon, since I was in the mood to try something new.

Drinking from the bottle, just because my pint glasses are all...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-31-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By thomasrj
I fill tanks at my job, and every now and then we...

I fill tanks at my job, and every now and then we get one with a stuck OPD. If that's the case, it can usually be fixed by holding the tank upside down and giving it a good shake.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-31-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By thomasrj
Swingtop bottles in Ulster County, NY

http://catskills.craigslist.org/hsh/1872157403.html

Found on CL, not mine, but thought someone might be interested. A bit too far of a drive for me.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-30-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,145
Posted By thomasrj
My stepmother doesn't like beer--and by that I...

My stepmother doesn't like beer--and by that I mean she only drinks that lime crap miller tries to pass off as beer. I bought her some Long Trail Blackbeary Wheat once and she really dug it. Maybe...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-30-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By thomasrj
Brown's Whiskey Porter

Anyone ever try Brown's Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter? Got a 24oz bottle from a friend. The brewery is in Troy, NY right down the road from his house. They age it for two months in bourbon barrels...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-30-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,361
Posted By thomasrj
Can't narrow it down to any less than four: ...

Can't narrow it down to any less than four:

DFH 90
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
Harpoon IPA
Magic Hat Lucky Kat
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-27-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 150,689
Posted By thomasrj
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTg94PR_2d...

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTg94PR_2d3rBdJ1KTP9bnwH7WdQh_Srgek5WFk4MTU-WCvWsg&t=1&usg=__25Kq1MUkyG2TFz97a_XbVK35pQA=

Awful, vile stuff that is. Tastes like regurgitated seafood...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-27-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By thomasrj
Transfer wort into carboy

This may be a total hosebag question, but I'm wondering and have to ask.

When you transfer the wort into the fermenter, should you filter it?

I've only brewed one batch so far, and when I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,642
Posted By thomasrj
Good point here. Online suppliers are great, but...

Good point here. Online suppliers are great, but like we say in sales, you shouldn't buy anything until you kick the tires! There's a lot to be said for finding a good LHBS and checking out the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-20-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By thomasrj
First batch bottled!

Hey folks, just finished up bottling my first batch, a nut brown ale extract. OG of 1.055, couldn't get the FG below 1.018, although I was shooting for 1.014. I'm sure it'll be fine, though. Should...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-20-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,642
Posted By thomasrj
I got the better basic kit from Northern Brewer. ...

I got the better basic kit from Northern Brewer. The kit, an extract recipe kit, and a few odds and ends ended up costing me around $150 including shipping. Everything worked great, and the...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-19-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By thomasrj
I might go ahead and heat the sucker up and take...

I might go ahead and heat the sucker up and take it off. Then clean it up good, get all the old solder off of there, and resweat the joint. Joints always come out better when you are working with a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-17-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,729
Posted By thomasrj
Not sure if it qualifies, but I really dig the...

Not sure if it qualifies, but I really dig the Dogfish Head Palo Santo Maron. Its an unfiltered brown aged in a massive 10,000 gallon wooden tank. 12.0 %ABV, 50 IBU. Delicious.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By thomasrj
Took a gravity reading today, since I noticed the...

Took a gravity reading today, since I noticed the krausen was starting to retreat. She's right at 1.044 and 72F. I'll leave it alone for a week or so and see what I have then. I'm getting a little...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-10-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,706
Posted By thomasrj
I think I saw a Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout clone...

I think I saw a Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout clone recipe floating around on the web somewhere; that's always been a favorite of mine.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By thomasrj
Here are the moneyshots... ...

Here are the moneyshots...
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs142.snc4/36443_409207707204_598407204_4726676_2917877_n.jpg...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-10-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 38,683
Posted By thomasrj
I'm a student at Clarkson University in Potsdam,...

I'm a student at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. I graduate in 2011 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
Summers I'm an outdoor power equipment salesman--tractors, mowers, chainsaws, trimmers, etc....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By thomasrj
First batch starting to ferment!

Boiled up my first batch Wednesday evening. It was a Nut Brown extract w/ specialty grains from Northern Brewer with Wyeast 1028. I snagged an old-fashioned grain mill from the folks and was...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-13-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,251
Posted By thomasrj
Mason jars as bottling alternative

Pretty self-explanatory, any thoughts/recommendations reagrding the use of canning-type mason jars in lieu of regular bottling? I can forsee a few issues, but was wondering if anyone had tried it...
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