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Forum: Cider Today, 02:41 AM
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I have 4 batches done and all finished at 1.010...

I have 4 batches done and all finished at 1.010 using whitehouse freshpressed juice and us-05.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By jekeane
You can do it with math. Unfortunately, I don't...

You can do it with math. Unfortunately, I don't know the exact equation All you are doing though is taking the 1.067 @ 3g and diluting that with 1.000 at 2g (appx 8L) the calculator on my brewing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By jekeane
With an extract kit bitterness like that can come...

With an extract kit bitterness like that can come from a few places. Looking at the kit instructions 2oz of 60minute bittering hops will give you a decent amount of bitter but that should have its...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jekeane
If I pitch onto a previous yeast cake I rack off...

If I pitch onto a previous yeast cake I rack off that cake on brew day. Some people rack off a few days before without any problem as well. Your also doing similar style beers or going from low...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By jekeane
Some notes on Saflager w-34/70 Optimum...

Some notes on Saflager w-34/70
Optimum fermentation temperature: 48F-59F
Suggested ambient air temp during first 24 hours of fermentation: 53F
Suggested ambient air temperature after 24 hours of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-26-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,290
Posted By jekeane
Not to pile on but... there is no pile of dead...

Not to pile on but... there is no pile of dead yeast unless you are talking several months in primary. Starters are about cell counts and proper pitching rates. One pack of 05 or a single vial...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-26-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,164
Posted By jekeane
From your description I can find no redeeming...

From your description I can find no redeeming qualities about your club. Is that the case? It also sounds like your organization has become to big for its britches. I am not saying you are a B...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jekeane
Your yeast defines your beer in many ways. 05 /...

Your yeast defines your beer in many ways. 05 / 1056 / 001 are all good american common ale / IPA yeasts that are from a similar strain saving any of those is a good idea. Space and how often you...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 08-26-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 44,123
Posted By jekeane
Here is What I brewed to get a 4.75% version. ...

Here is What I brewed to get a 4.75% version. Followed OP for overall directions:

Brewed 7/22 very good from grain to keg in 5-6 weeks
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2014, 04:16 PM
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Posted By jekeane
im a big swag fan

im a big swag fan
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2014, 07:04 PM
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Posted By jekeane
cool was surprised how fast that happened.

cool was surprised how fast that happened.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By jekeane
Saved yeast cake gushing. Question.

I just took a 5 week old jar of saved yeast cake out of the fridge after about 15 minutes i noticed the jar lid was buldging and when I opened it it quickly began fizzing and gushing. It was 300ml...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-24-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By jekeane
Well after the rain cleared all went well until I...

Well after the rain cleared all went well until I went to use my new oxygen wand and as soon as I turned the air on the wand went flying into the carboy.... Had to rack the wort out of and back into...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-23-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By jekeane
This sounds like way to much work but imagine if...

This sounds like way to much work but imagine if you will... BUM BUM BUM wraping a cold wet beach towel around the keggle then strapping flat flexible type icepacks all over the keggle with some sort...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By jekeane
Downpour!

Well at least I was able to get through sparging before the heavens opened! Got everything in the garage and am waiting for Florida to stop being Florida...

On a positive note it should cool...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-23-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By jekeane
coil them and use a velcro cable tie then sit...

coil them and use a velcro cable tie then sit them on top of the keg.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By jekeane
It's Florida and always humid. I keep my boil...

It's Florida and always humid. I keep my boil just moving not splashing.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By jekeane
Boil off rate 90 night?

I'm brewing tonight (and tomorrow)! I recently switched to all grain and a Keggle set up and I have 2 batches and a boil off test under my belt. I haven't been able to nail down my boil off rate. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By jekeane
Do you have a hydrometer? If not get one. They...

Do you have a hydrometer? If not get one. They are inexpensive and are about the only way to know that you are done fermenting or have fermented properly.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 08-22-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By jekeane
Need to cut up that box a frame it for the man...

Need to cut up that box a frame it for the man cave!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,894
Posted By jekeane
My brother in law just sent me a video of some...

My brother in law just sent me a video of some blueberries he didn't get up to proper heat that we're a giant fizzing mess after a day. I told him he needed to thou and airlock on it and see what it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,894
Posted By jekeane
I can several hundred jars of fruits and veggies...

I can several hundred jars of fruits and veggies a year and have seen many jars have the glass fail under normal canning procedure. I've also seen vinegars ferment and blow jars. Anecdotely, I have...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-21-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,894
Posted By jekeane
Don;t feed the trolls... 1 total post on the...

Don;t feed the trolls... 1 total post on the forums and thats the first thing he says... probably wants to see someone get hurt from a bottle bomb.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-21-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By jekeane
You are stuck and not going anywhere... Extract...

You are stuck and not going anywhere... Extract batches very often get stuck at .020 due to unfermentables in the extract.

However, Your kit instructions expect you to finish between 1.017 and...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By jekeane
Chips will decay and become little more than...

Chips will decay and become little more than sawdust and tannins in a beer/cider after 6 months. Cubes are for longer term oaking.
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