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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2014, 01:22 AM
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Posted By jb1677
The water level is near the beer level, the...

The water level is near the beer level, the fermenter wants to float! I usually circulate ice bottles in the tub to keep the water temp near 60 but then I talked myself into the idea that if the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2014, 12:30 AM
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Views: 258
Posted By jb1677
My fermenter is submerged to the point that it...

My fermenter is submerged to the point that it almost wants to float - there is very little if any beer above the waterline so the stick on thermometers are no good. I can put my digital against the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By jb1677
Fermenting in tub of water

I ferment in buckets submerged in a tub of water in my basement. Ambient temperature is 66-68, the tub of water tends to be a few degrees cooler unless I augment with ice. My question is, without a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-15-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By jb1677
3/4 of a cup? What were you cleaning!?$&!?@

3/4 of a cup? What were you cleaning!?$&!?@
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-05-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By jb1677
Thanks - that's a great pic. Looks like I...

Thanks - that's a great pic. Looks like I assembled right and there are no leaks - guess that's all that really matters!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By jb1677
525SS tension

I tore down and cleaned my 525SS's last night, after assembly I had no leaks but the tap handles move so freely I am afraid they will just fall open. Before the cleaning they seems to have more...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-27-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By jb1677
Great article on yeast

Read this great article today Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/science/craft-beer-at-the-genetic-level.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=1) and the...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 03-15-2014, 12:54 AM
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Posted By jb1677
Count me in! Thanks!

Count me in!

Thanks!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By jb1677
Anyone using a 15gal for 5gal batches? Is it too...

Anyone using a 15gal for 5gal batches? Is it too big/tall for this?

I do BIAB in a 10gal pot and many times have little to no room to spare when mashing, thinking a 15 would give me ample...
Forum: Maryland HomeBrew Forum 12-27-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By jb1677
Sis you ever track this down? I am in HoCo but...

Sis you ever track this down? I am in HoCo but we get water from Baltimore
Forum: Porter 12-05-2013, 03:02 PM
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Views: 225,769
Posted By jb1677
I just tasted my latest batch of this and it...

I just tasted my latest batch of this and it plain sucks, not sure what went wrong with the batch. When I tasted it just after fermentation ended it was hash, not delicious and roasty like previous...
Forum: Porter 09-16-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 225,769
Posted By jb1677
What temp did you get the explosion at? I have...

What temp did you get the explosion at? I have brewed this a few times, always keep it in the low 60's the first few days and have managed to keep it under control. Have a batch I brewed yesterday...
Forum: India Pale Ale 09-12-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 128,843
Posted By jb1677
Cracked open my fermenter after 10 days to...

Cracked open my fermenter after 10 days to measure and dryhop - finished at 1.011 and tastes GREAT! 3oz of dryhops went in (and all sank, not sure if that's good or bad??? Does it really matter?)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-03-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By jb1677
I tried the stick on thermometers but learned as...

I tried the stick on thermometers but learned as you pointed out they don't like water. I tend to keep the water level at the beer level, the more water the easier it is to maintain a steady temp...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-03-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By jb1677
Temp Control Questions

I have been trying to get better with my fermentation temperature control. For my first 5 or 6 batches of ale I simply put the fermenter in the basement where ambient temp is ~68 year round. The...
Forum: India Pale Ale 09-02-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 128,843
Posted By jb1677
Brewed this today, no real surprises other than...

Brewed this today, no real surprises other than the insane amount of hop trub I had to filter out. I pour through a screen from my kettle into fermenter, typically I have to clear the screen once...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By jb1677
I went for it, 6 gallons in the fermenter -...

I went for it, 6 gallons in the fermenter - smells awesome!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-27-2013, 04:17 AM
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Views: 363
Posted By jb1677
Simcoe, Columbus and Centennial suggestions

Trying to use up some of the freezer stock this weekend, I have 5oz simcoe, 8oz Columbus and 4 oz Centennial in the fridge - any good recipies come to mind? I can add/augment as required but would...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-06-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By jb1677
Keg shaking / sediment

Not sure if this is the best forum for this but I well.

So long story short, I have been making 5 gallon all grain batches for a while and have always kegged. Recently I decided to start taking...
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-02-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 372,806
Posted By jb1677
I brewed this again Saturday and blew through the...

I brewed this again Saturday and blew through the last of my Centennial :-(

LHBS still has 1LB bags I assume from last year? (only harvested once a year right?)
Forum: Porter 07-02-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 225,769
Posted By jb1677
Its been about 5 weeks since I brewed this, came...

Its been about 5 weeks since I brewed this, came in at 6.3% (1.066OG, 1.018FG) and has been on the gas for two weeks. Just took a taste and its great, even better than last time I brewed it! Now I...
Forum: Porter 05-31-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 225,769
Posted By jb1677
Brewed this again on Monday, BIAB all grain and...

Brewed this again on Monday, BIAB all grain and followed the recipe exactly and ended up at 1.066 OG. I pitched 2 packs of Nottingham directly into the fermenter and had many bubbles by Monday...
Forum: Porter 05-24-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 225,769
Posted By jb1677
Has anyone experimented with this recipe with...

Has anyone experimented with this recipe with regards to adding the very dark grains later in the mash?
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 05-10-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,835
Posted By jb1677
I was waiting for the 3 gallons to come back in...

I was waiting for the 3 gallons to come back in stock to order, ended up having to go someplace else :-(
Forum: DIY Projects 05-07-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 140,280
Posted By jb1677
I just need to decide on the post alignment in...

I just need to decide on the post alignment in the cooler so I can shave the right spots...... decisions decisions
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