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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,558
Posted By j33p4x4
bah, I started brewing and never came back to...

bah, I started brewing and never came back to reply to these! Thanks for the replies. I'm definately going to try the honey malt next time. Since I was late in the planning, I ended up just using my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,558
Posted By j33p4x4
How much honey to add to give slight flavor?

I've been brewing a slight variance of BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde that I enjoy. Tonite I'm wanting to try an ode to my Dad brew. He's a bee keeper and sets my family up with all of the honey we...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-24-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By j33p4x4
Rust forming on my elements

I had been testing my new setup and left water in the kettle for three days. I noticed some rust forming at the base of my elements. I cleaned off most with vinegar and baking soda, but is that...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-03-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By j33p4x4
That sounds like a good start. I'm probably going...

That sounds like a good start. I'm probably going to do two elements so that I can cut propane out completely; I don't think one 2K element could bring it to boil. But this way, I can test the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-02-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By j33p4x4
About to take the plunge and looking for advice

I'm looking for some guidance from some veteran e-brewers. I've been playing with the idea of turning my propane BIAB setup into an electric setup and now I'm toiling between a single-element 220V...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-16-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By j33p4x4
I brew BIAB, so i wasn't getting a lot of grain...

I brew BIAB, so i wasn't getting a lot of grain in the end, but was amazed by the amount of hops material I got. When I got my plate chiller I really wanted to avoid anything clogging it so I started...
Forum: General Techniques 03-06-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,075
Posted By j33p4x4
My method appears to be a little different from...

My method appears to be a little different from the responses you've been getting, but this is what I do. I'm using one packet of Knox gelatin in my 5-gallon keg. I've done this right after racking...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By j33p4x4
Batch size and equipment loss question

I've been brewing BIAB, cooling with an immersion chiller, and dumping (no pump) everything from my kettle into the fermenter. After boil, my 5.5 gal batch recipe made 5.5 gals of wort, and it would...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,621
Posted By j33p4x4
If you're looking to stay inexpensive, I would...

If you're looking to stay inexpensive, I would suggest checking craigslist for minifridges if you're leaning towards something like the 70qt cooler. I'm in Orlando and I've picked up two different...
Forum: General Techniques 10-04-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,113
Posted By j33p4x4
Haha, I just realized that we're all responding...

Haha, I just realized that we're all responding to a two-year-old post! :o RedDragon, if you're still around, I hope that your results were great and that you ended up with awesome beer!
Forum: General Techniques 10-04-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,113
Posted By j33p4x4
I haven't worked with filters, but I use gelatin...

I haven't worked with filters, but I use gelatin to clear my beers with amazing results. I do it the way BierMuncher does it here,...
Forum: General Techniques 09-24-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By j33p4x4
Setting up a pipeline/How do you brew?

I've finally gotten a keezer and fermentation chamber set up to be able to fight one of the biggest problems I see in the homebrew community:
Not temperature control, not contamination, but...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-11-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By j33p4x4
Yup, I plan on putting a 5-inch AC-powered fan in...

Yup, I plan on putting a 5-inch AC-powered fan in the front right corner and maybe another on the small compressor hump on the left side if necessary. I'll need to check other peoples' builds on how...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-11-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By j33p4x4
The box itself is almost done. I have to glue the...

The box itself is almost done. I have to glue the top on and then spray foam the crack around the mini-fridge and maybe the seams, depending on how cleanly I can apply the spray....
Forum: DIY Projects 09-11-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By j33p4x4
I'm still pretty new to home-brewing and don't...

I'm still pretty new to home-brewing and don't have a long history with the homer buckets, but from what I've read I decided that it's okay to brew in them without a liner. For every don't-use...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-10-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By j33p4x4
So I have the floor and the back wall in place....

So I have the floor and the back wall in place. I've also sealed in the mini-fridge and most of the left-side wall. This is just to fit check the bucket footprints and make sure that the door (front...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-09-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By j33p4x4
My Fermentation Chamber Build

I started brewing with a mini-fridge that barely fit a 5-gal homer bucket, and now have moved into what I'm hoping will be a box big enough to hold four, 6.7-gal buckets. Living in central Florida I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-03-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By j33p4x4
Accidental Lagering

Chalk this up as another 'learning experience.' Last night as I cooling my batch and getting ready to pitch the yeast I was setting up the keezer getting it ready for fermentation. The temperature is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-25-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By j33p4x4
Thanks for the pointers. It's going to be rough...

Thanks for the pointers. It's going to be rough having to make and drink more beer to keep working on this until I get it right. :D
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-24-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By j33p4x4
My lines are pretty short and I'm using the...

My lines are pretty short and I'm using the picnic tap that came with the setup :o Longer lines are on the list for the LHBS this weekend. I'm hoping that is the case, I just thougth it odd the first...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By j33p4x4
Keg pressure, carbing, and foam

This is my first batch I've kegged and I thought I had it right, but now that I'm halfway through the keg I'm getting really foamy beer. I had everything carb'd up nicely after a week at around 12...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By j33p4x4
Thanks for the advice. I normally don't check my...

Thanks for the advice. I normally don't check my SG this early, except I was concerned since I hadn't seen any activity in almost four days.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By j33p4x4
Hydrometer's hit the FG after three days...

I'm not going to have a chance to bottle until this coming weekend (about 10 days after brew-day) so this is more of a theoritical question; but I was wondering if it would hurt to go ahead and...
Forum: American Ale 12-22-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 677,692
Posted By j33p4x4
Is the darker part just the heavier stuff...

Is the darker part just the heavier stuff separating out; does the darker part look clearer and the lighter look almost smokey?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-22-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By j33p4x4
Unexpectedly High Efficiency on Brewday

I'm on my third batch of AG BIAB brewing and I had an unexpected 85% efficiency. I had been doing one-gallon batches, but this time I had enough grain and hops to make a 1.5-gallon batch. On...
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