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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-14-2014, 10:50 PM
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-31-2014, 08:33 PM
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Recipe looks pretty solid, here are a couple...

Recipe looks pretty solid, here are a couple ideas:

* Increase crystal malts to 8oz C60 or C40.
* Remove sugar and replace w/ DMR or 2-row, this will give you more malt flavor and a more balance...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-30-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,970
Posted By jCOSbrew
I started with recirculating BIAB and had couple...

I started with recirculating BIAB and had couple issues with restricted pump flow resulting in burnt grains or bag.
Keeping the heat off and adding insulation to kettle is an easy solution. If I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By jCOSbrew
Did you hit your target gravity into the...

Did you hit your target gravity into the fermentor?
The hydro temp correction is not very accurate. You could let the sample cool to room temp or invest in a refractometer for easy gravity readings...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jCOSbrew
Interesting design. I am not a thermal expert...

Interesting design.
I am not a thermal expert but you could probably compare the surface area of the inner coil to standard CFC designs to check if you are in the correct ball park.

I know the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-28-2014, 10:04 PM
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Posted By jCOSbrew
IBUs and dry hops look closer to an IPA. If you...

IBUs and dry hops look closer to an IPA.
If you really want an APA, skip the sugar and save a couple ounces of the citra for the next batch.

I have never used citra for bittering but I have an...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-22-2014, 08:49 PM
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Posted By jCOSbrew
FYI, with 6 gallons of water you are still at...

FYI, with 6 gallons of water you are still at 1.25 qt/lb with a 19 lb grain bill.
Full volume BIAB is a very thin mash, typical mash is 1.25-2 qt/lb.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-22-2014, 08:41 PM
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Posted By jCOSbrew
I brew 11 gallon BIAB batches in a 15 gallon...

I brew 11 gallon BIAB batches in a 15 gallon kettle without a problem.
You just need to add a sparge step or top off to your pre-boil volume.

One of the side effects of a brewing a small batch in...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-21-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By jCOSbrew
10 gal is great for 5-6 gallon batches. You can...

10 gal is great for 5-6 gallon batches.
You can make a high gravity brew by mashing w/ approx 6 gallons and top off kettle to desired pre-boil volume after the mash. Make sure you can boil 6+...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-21-2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By jCOSbrew
For accurate Hydro readings let the sample cool...

For accurate Hydro readings let the sample cool to room temp.
I use the brewer's friend calculator and plug in the grains to calculate efficiency. You can use the preboil volume and gravity or the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-21-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By jCOSbrew
Save the 1oz citra for flameout, use cascade or...

Save the 1oz citra for flameout, use cascade or centenial for bittering additions.

My basic APA and IPA recipes use 2-row, carapils, and crystal malts.

There is an american grown version of...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-17-2014, 07:50 PM
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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-15-2014, 04:41 PM
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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-02-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jCOSbrew
Updates will work but is probably overkill IMO: ...

Updates will work but is probably overkill IMO:
* You don't need a relay for the pump. The 10A switch can directly turn power on/off for the 3A pump.

* The relay/contactor on the power input and...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-01-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By jCOSbrew
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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-01-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By jCOSbrew
S2 wont work for Element Power, it is only rated...

S2 wont work for Element Power, it is only rated for 10 amps.
Look for a toggle switch that is rated for 20-30amps.

Pump fuse (and wiring) will be determined by the pump power requirements.

S1...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jCOSbrew
I have my schematic on post #4 of my build...

I have my schematic on post #4 of my build thread.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/ebciii-inspired-ebiab-build-368976/
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-26-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By jCOSbrew
Duplicate Post

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Forum: Electric Brewing 06-26-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By jCOSbrew
If you want to keep the PID capability consider...

If you want to keep the PID capability consider adding a switch or contactor to power the SSR/PID OR the SSVR in parallel.

If you want to hook them up in series you will probably need to run the...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-26-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By jCOSbrew
If you are not immediately repitching the yeast...

If you are not immediately repitching the yeast you should make a starter a couple days before you brew otherwise you will have mostly dead yeast after a few weeks.
Forum: General Techniques 06-25-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By jCOSbrew
check your LHBS for oak cubes or spirals which...

check your LHBS for oak cubes or spirals which are typically used for wine making. They range from light to heavy toast.

These should have better quality and results than the BBQ wood chips.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-25-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By jCOSbrew
search for voltage resistance SSR on ebay or...

search for voltage resistance SSR on ebay or amazon. This device can control power to the heating element. Add some 30 amp switchs (or a contactor) for the the on/off function and 10-15amp switches...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-23-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,089
Posted By jCOSbrew
Search for Still dragon DIY controller. It is...

Search for Still dragon DIY controller.
It is basically an SSR with a potentiometer to control the power to the element.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-23-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By jCOSbrew
Looks like a nice fermentor upgrade that doesn't...

Looks like a nice fermentor upgrade that doesn't break the bank.
Any plans for larger sizes (i.e. 15 gal capacity for 10-12 gallon batches)?
Forum: General Techniques 06-17-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By jCOSbrew
Mash temp is one factor. The other major factors...

Mash temp is one factor. The other major factors are years and O2. All 3 will effect your FG.

Try yeast starters, pure 02, and ramping temp at the end of fermentation for a lower FG.
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