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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-13-2014, 07:04 PM
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2014, 12:50 AM
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Posted By SDJay
I have used a yeast starter recipe that calls for...

I have used a yeast starter recipe that calls for adding yeast nutrients. If you use a smack pack, do you need to add extra nutrients?
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-13-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By SDJay
I have the Highgravity system, & have two batches...

I have the Highgravity system, & have two batches in fermenters. In another thread, the issue of avoiding aeration during sparge/mash was mentioned. Anyone have links/info re: this issue? The nozzle...
Forum: Brew Science 01-01-2014, 09:26 PM
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Posted By SDJay
Looks like your "old" filter is working just...

Looks like your "old" filter is working just fine!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-26-2013, 11:05 PM
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Posted By SDJay
Is this pot induction compatible? (Does a magnet...

Is this pot induction compatible? (Does a magnet stick to the bottom?)
Forum: BIAB Brewing 12-21-2013, 01:20 PM
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Posted By SDJay
Another option is to split the grain bill between...

Another option is to split the grain bill between two bags. I do 5 gallon batches on stove top with 10 gallon Blichmann kettle. SWMBO not keen on installing pulley system over stove in kitchen, so I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-28-2013, 08:22 PM
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Posted By SDJay
I have brewed ~ a dozen Heffeweizens, and I have...

I have brewed ~ a dozen Heffeweizens, and I have sampled each after 7-10 days in bottle, and all have been good, & adequately carbed. I haven't the patience to wait 3+ weeks, and this style lends...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 10:45 PM
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Posted By SDJay
Count me in!:tank:

Count me in!:tank:
Forum: BIAB Brewing 11-15-2013, 04:50 PM
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Posted By SDJay
I have been double milling my grains (Barley...

I have been double milling my grains (Barley Crusher @.039), and I have TONS of trub. I do a lot of wheat beers, which I know can contribute to this, but I had same issue with a pale ale. My OG have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-11-2013, 08:50 PM
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Posted By SDJay
Help with Heffe recipe

I smacked my Wyeast 3068 before I checked my grain on hand, and I found out I only have 3 pounds of wheat. I was planning on a 5 gallon batch of EdWort's Heffe, but with no LHBS, that is out, so I am...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-17-2013, 10:44 PM
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Posted By SDJay
What is an aroma steep? Adding hops during the...

What is an aroma steep? Adding hops during the wort chilling process? I thought the goal was to cool wort as fast as possible and get the yeast pitched.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 10-16-2013, 12:31 PM
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Posted By SDJay
Another option is to double grind. That is what I...

Another option is to double grind. That is what I do, and so far I have hit my OG every time.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 10-11-2013, 10:00 PM
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Posted By SDJay
I split the grain bill in to two bags to save on...

I split the grain bill in to two bags to save on my arms/back, and "tea bag dunk" and stir a couple of times, and I usually hit my OG. I do 5 gallon batches using a 10 gallon Blichmann.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2013, 01:41 AM
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Posted By SDJay
I have used the Home Depot bags (I split grain...

I have used the Home Depot bags (I split grain bill between 2 bags to save on my arms/back), and with the exception of scorching a hole in a bag that I let sit on the bottom of my brew kettle as I...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 09-24-2013, 10:46 PM
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Views: 1,428
Posted By SDJay
You can split the grain bill and use two bags. I...

You can split the grain bill and use two bags. I do that, and use "tea bag dunking" combined with a stir or two with a spoon in each bag. Makes it easier to manage the grains, and I have hit my OG...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-22-2013, 03:53 AM
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Posted By SDJay
Most of what I have read is that once you get...

Most of what I have read is that once you get wort below 80, you will be fine. I have always pitched in the mid 70's and have never had a problem. Brew on.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 09-18-2013, 02:39 AM
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Posted By SDJay
One week in the bottle, and it turned out to be...

One week in the bottle, and it turned out to be as good, or better than my extract Heffeweizen. :mug:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-29-2013, 10:11 PM
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Posted By SDJay
Yikes! Using this formula, for a 5 gallon batch...

Yikes! Using this formula, for a 5 gallon batch of German wheat beer, I would have to hold back nearly a gallon of gyle to use for this technique...:confused:
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-28-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,420
Posted By SDJay
I just use 2 bags, so I don't need pulleys...

I just use 2 bags, so I don't need pulleys etc..:mug:
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-23-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By SDJay
BIAB temp issues

First BIAB last night, a MW Heffeweissen. (Have done 10 extract batches and one partial mash) I have a 10 gallon Blichmann kettle, and the thermometer was off calibration by 12 degrees, so I ended...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-20-2013, 12:56 PM
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Posted By SDJay
What temp do you use for your sparge water?:mug:

What temp do you use for your sparge water?:mug:
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-20-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,649
Posted By SDJay
My concern with setting up in my basement is the...

My concern with setting up in my basement is the condensation issues with the boil. Do you have any type of exhaust fan?:mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,335
Posted By SDJay
My thought is to do the "one vessel", BIAB all...

My thought is to do the "one vessel", BIAB all grain brew, as displayed in the video at the beginning of this thread. Just curious if it can be done on a stove with the 10 Gal Blichmann etc.., using...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-06-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,335
Posted By SDJay
I was thinking of splitting grain bill into two...

I was thinking of splitting grain bill into two bags to save my back from hoisting a single large, water soaked bag. SWMBO not keen on installing a hoist/pulley over kitchen stove. I was considering...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-05-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,335
Posted By SDJay
Yes, I can boil 5 gallons on stove, but my main...

Yes, I can boil 5 gallons on stove, but my main concern is the thermometer probe that sticks out, possibly ripping the bag(s) while dunking/stirring during the mash.
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