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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-21-2014, 09:51 PM
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Posted By jefferym09
i'll try to answer as many of these as i can. ...

i'll try to answer as many of these as i can.

mash temps were all between 152-154 for 1 hr. boil time one hour, AG, I cooled it down on day 2 when i saw it was at 71 and fermenting very rapidly,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-20-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By jefferym09
what happened with my yeast?

brewed a pale ale 3 times with nottingham yeast. (OG 1.052, FG 1.010) the first time i forced myself to not touch anything after I started fermenting becuase honestly i wanted to see how many corners...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By jefferym09
carbonation problems

So i always like to cold crash my ales while in Secondary. Not too cold, prolly around 55. my last batch came out incredibly clear, but its didn't carbonate very well. 5 ounces corn sugar as always,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-18-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By jefferym09
my only problem is every fridge i look at is the...

my only problem is every fridge i look at is the right size, but they all have that lip on the inside, its covering for the mechanics of the fridge. with that there, i cant fit the carboy inside. but...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-18-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By jefferym09
fermentation chamber suggestions

Hi there,

So im sick of having unstable fermentation temperatures, so i wanna get a mini fridge to use as a fermentation chamber. i need it to fit my 6.5 gallon carboy. its roughly 26 inches tall...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-18-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By jefferym09
first aeration stone

i used an aeration stone with a pure oxygen bottle last night. my gravity was 1.062 and the instructions said to aerate it with the stone for 2 minutes. it didnt say how much im supposed to open the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-20-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By jefferym09
effects of spices at different times

im starting to get a little more creative with special ingredients/spices and such to my beers. But i havent really figured out what the effects the ingredients will have if i put them in at...
Forum: General Techniques 11-18-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By jefferym09
sounds easier than i thought, but just to be...

sounds easier than i thought, but just to be clear, im adding the cold press coffee to the beer, not the coffee grounds right?

Sorry the last time i looked this subject up i couldnt tell if the...
Forum: General Techniques 11-18-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By jefferym09
coffee Toddy?

I was thinking of doing a coffee stout/porter. for this, it seems i can do 1 of 2 things, either put in some amount of ground coffee into the last few mins of the boil or at FO, or i add a coffee...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-30-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By jefferym09
i have a temp strip on the carboy. ive heard they...

i have a temp strip on the carboy. ive heard they dont give very accurate reading of the beer itself, but it did register a temp change from 70 down to 62. i have the temp fluctuating between 62 and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By jefferym09
whats worse?

i think im trying to choose the leser of two evils here. iv'e got a brew going right now, first one ive brewed in my new house. but i cant find that perfect spot for my carboy that keeps a constant...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-26-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By jefferym09
i figured the same thing, i dunno for the heck of...

i figured the same thing, i dunno for the heck of it i added half of the pumpkin mash to the mash itself and the other half will go into the boil.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-26-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By jefferym09
ok, im brewing tomorrow so i should be fine. ...

ok, im brewing tomorrow so i should be fine.

just out of curiosity, ive talked to a few brewers and some of them throw the mashed pumkin into the boil as well. this is kind of a general question,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-25-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By jefferym09
ok new development, i was going to brew today,...

ok new development, i was going to brew today, then i got called into work. and based on my schedule i wont be able to brew until at least sunday. unfortunately i already baked and mashed up the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-24-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By jefferym09
good info! thanks! However i already bought...

good info! thanks!

However i already bought my grains, the recipie was another one i found that was tried and true. the spices i still plan on doing but i really want the flavors to be subtle. i...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By jefferym09
first attempt at building a recipie

I plan on brewing a marzen style ale with pumpkin, nutmeg, and orange. I used tasty brew to form a recipe, however this is my FIRST attempt at trying to build a recipe. so for all i know you may look...
Forum: General Techniques 09-20-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By jefferym09
errr thats the thing, do i brew with the pumpkin...

errr thats the thing, do i brew with the pumpkin pulp or the "shell"?
Forum: General Techniques 09-19-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By jefferym09
brewing with pumpkin

i'd like to try a pumpkin ale for october and i am a fan of using whole, fresh ingredients. So i'd like to brew with an actual pumpkin and not canned pumpkin or pumpkin spice. however i dont know...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-21-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By jefferym09
US-05 yeast characteristics

I helped my friend brew his first ale the other day and we used US-05 dry yeast as specified on the recipe. iv'e personally never used dry yeast before, just Wyeast and white labs. He told me it was...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 07-22-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By jefferym09
60 mins or 90 mins?

i plan on brewing an IPA that should have a OG of 1.070, should i boil for 60 mins or 90 mins?

I've red a few articles about increased boil times, however they seem to all be related to brewing...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-17-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,382
Posted By jefferym09
Great Recipe! i just brewed it myself and it came...

Great Recipe! i just brewed it myself and it came out great! after week one in bottles i opened one and i had the same problem of little or no head, but after week 2 it has great head.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-12-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By jefferym09
all i can say is that when i make a regular ale...

all i can say is that when i make a regular ale with mostly Barley, i add the same amount of corn sugar and get much better head (*snicker*). But as far as my wheat beers go i've had the same problem...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By jefferym09
well dang, oh well i'll have to settle for taste...

well dang, oh well i'll have to settle for taste only, weird though it Tastes carbonated, it just doesnt retain head. but i guess thats good enough
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-10-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By jefferym09
so you're saying that if i primed it correctly to...

so you're saying that if i primed it correctly to get proper head retention, but am using regular brown pry-offs bottles ( most of them from Deschutes) then i am looking at potential bottle bombs?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-09-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By jefferym09
wheat and priming sugar

im curious if Wheat beers generally require more priming sugar than other beers. i bottled a Weissestaphen Kristall Weissbier clone with 3/4 cup corn sugar in a pint of water like i normally do but...
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