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Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-13-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,419
Posted By nickelmcgee
I started brewing with 2 other guys. We each...

I started brewing with 2 other guys. We each bought 1/3 of the equipment and split the batches (12 gallon) 3 ways. 1 of the guys couldnít keep up when I wanted to brew more often. Itís not that I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By nickelmcgee
OK, try adding about 3% water to the grain, spray...

OK, try adding about 3% water to the grain, spray on with a water bottle wait about 45 minutes then crush the grain. I’ve found that I can consistently crush at about 0.023 when I follow this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-26-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By nickelmcgee
I built a fermentation chest using a $100 window...

I built a fermentation chest using a $100 window AC unit from Walmart. I have it in my garage where mid-summer temps can get to 120F. The thing has no problem cooling to mid-50s even in that heat. ...
Forum: General Techniques 12-06-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,900
Posted By nickelmcgee
2 lbs in 12 gallon batch, not super sweet but has...

2 lbs in 12 gallon batch, not super sweet but has a very nice mouth feel and creamy head.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By nickelmcgee
OK if star san kills yeast then why arent we...

OK if star san kills yeast then why arent we worried that it will kill the yeast in our fermenter or bottles. Both of which I rinse with generous amounts of star san before I transfer. In this blow...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-05-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By nickelmcgee
Yeast Recovery

I used a blow off tube and 1 gallon jar of star san solution to prevent my big beer 1.080 from blowing a lid. After the most active part of the fermentation I removed the jar and there was a ton of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-04-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 67,195
Posted By nickelmcgee
BS Chemical Engineering - Purdue 92 BS...

BS Chemical Engineering - Purdue 92
BS Chemistry - Purdue 92

Profession - Process Engineer

I also like to cook.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-19-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By nickelmcgee
If I understand the question you want to add the...

If I understand the question you want to add the sparge water in on top of the mash water mix it up and drain it all to the kettle for your boil, hitting the correct volume and gravity?

Your...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-15-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By nickelmcgee
Yes, I used to use my kettle to heat up sparge...

Yes, I used to use my kettle to heat up sparge water for my HERMS system, which allowed quicker heat up time in the HLT after the strike water was added to the mash tun. I would be heating the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-15-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,644
Posted By nickelmcgee
I use an air diaphragm pump with an air...

I use an air diaphragm pump with an air compressor. The thing rocks it out. I run a HERMS system and having a pump that can recirc wort through the HLT coil without issue is essential. It also...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-27-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,169
Posted By nickelmcgee
No they are not the same. Nitrogen has very...

No they are not the same. Nitrogen has very little solubility in liquid and cannot be used alone. A “beer” gas mixture (75% nitrogen, 25% carbon dioxide) is used for beer carbonation never straight...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By nickelmcgee
No need to wait on an Oatmeal Stout since clarity...

No need to wait on an Oatmeal Stout since clarity is not an issue. Package once the FG is steady as mentioned. You may want to condition a stout for a few weeks in bottle (keg). Stouts will...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 91,898
Posted By nickelmcgee
When your son tells everyone at the kitchen table...

When your son tells everyone at the kitchen table that he knows "daddy's favorite book of the bible; Hebrews!" Get it He brews.

or

When you take a PTO day to finish working on your...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,084
Posted By nickelmcgee
Weather is never a consideration, garage, fans...

Weather is never a consideration, garage, fans and 100+ temperatures. Going to brew on Saturday weather calls for 100. It helps to have an electric set-up, doesnt seem to be as hot around the HLT...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14,391
Views: 458,691
Posted By nickelmcgee
14 gallons of Left Handed Milk Stout and 14...

14 gallons of Left Handed Milk Stout and 14 gallons of American Wheat IPA this Saturday, been three weeks and I'm excited.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By nickelmcgee
thanks, kids will love it!

thanks, kids will love it!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By nickelmcgee
Awesome! Where did you get that kit, I've got...

Awesome! Where did you get that kit, I've got three that would love to put there own root beer in bottles?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-13-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By nickelmcgee
Deutscher, When do you typically harvest...

Deutscher,

When do you typically harvest during primary?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-13-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By nickelmcgee
I run (30-40 miles per week) so I can drink beer...

I run (30-40 miles per week) so I can drink beer and eat what I want. I never drink on days that I haven't run at least 4 miles. Works to keep my weight down and because I love my home brew it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-11-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By nickelmcgee
I've got one of these for my HERMS system; ...

I've got one of these for my HERMS system;

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/files/images/4150large1.jpg

but I find that once I achieve desired temp it hold within a degree for 60 minutes+...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-09-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By nickelmcgee
1/2" ID tubing from Lowes will fit over the stem...

1/2" ID tubing from Lowes will fit over the stem of a three piece airlock. I leave some sanitize water in the airlock and run the tubing to a small (2 gallon) bucket with more star san. Works great...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14,391
Views: 458,691
Posted By nickelmcgee
Nosferatu Clone IAA and Sierra Nevada Pale ...

Nosferatu Clone IAA and Sierra Nevada Pale

Duckredbeard, i've found that mashing in right when i kill the boil on batch #1 works out best. By the time I transfer the 1st to primary and get the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,873
Posted By nickelmcgee
7 am saturday, 2 - 14 gallon batches, done by 5pm

7 am saturday, 2 - 14 gallon batches, done by 5pm
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,140
Posted By nickelmcgee
Since i only put it on the outside of the...

Since i only put it on the outside of the kettles, i've never had (wanted) to taste it.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,140
Posted By nickelmcgee
Guys, JB Weld: ...

Guys,


JB Weld:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=jb+weld&gbv=2&aq=0&aqi=g7g-s1g2&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=12772469759438252992#

I use this stuff on all my weldless fitting,...
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