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Forum: General Techniques 06-05-2014, 02:37 AM
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Posted By jef179
I have been brewing for a while and my system was...

I have been brewing for a while and my system was dialed in, then I started getting low efficiency ... I couldn't figure it out until I tested my thermometer. It was 12 degrees F high, therefore I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jef179
Just use a sanitized spoon to scoop out some...

Just use a sanitized spoon to scoop out some krausen from the top or sides of the fermentor. Nothing too complicated. I've done this a few times with no ill effects to either batch.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-12-2013, 05:35 PM
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Posted By jef179
First time seeing this thread... i'm asking for a...

First time seeing this thread... i'm asking for a refractometer for christmas. +6=934
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-31-2013, 01:38 AM
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Posted By jef179
I used 1 oz in an 11 gallon batch of fire rock...

I used 1 oz in an 11 gallon batch of fire rock pale ale clone and was very disappointed. The og was 1050 and its been cold and carbed for 2 weeks. I am drinking now definitely has a harsh nasty...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-08-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jef179
Yes easily.

Yes easily.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-12-2011, 04:55 AM
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Posted By jef179
I am in the process of building a keezer from a...

I am in the process of building a keezer from a 5.5 cubic foot magic chef. I wanted to fit at least three kegs, to do so I had to build an 8 inch tall collar. now two kegs fit on the floor, two on...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-28-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jef179
I think when I did it with crushed grain it was...

I think when I did it with crushed grain it was about a pound per quart, so 4:1
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-14-2011, 12:59 AM
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Posted By jef179
The only time in my life I ever returned a six...

The only time in my life I ever returned a six pack to the store... DFH chicory stout. I loved that stuff in college and got some a few years ago that must have been a bad batch. The store was very...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-31-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By jef179
revvy speaks the truth, my cocoa stout with...

revvy speaks the truth, my cocoa stout with habenero became much easier to drink as the months passed
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-31-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By jef179
watched "how beer saved the world" tonite and...

watched "how beer saved the world" tonite and they mentioned how early colonists used acorns to make beer.... i would sure try this in the fall, saves me a trip to the hbs :) if it is too bitter...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-25-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By jef179
I tried it last weekend also, I figured I can use...

I tried it last weekend also, I figured I can use the snow for something other than shoveling. Sadly it's true... The snow just acts as great insulator and it took about 5 hours longer than a cold...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 09-25-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jef179
This thread is Alt but just brewing one now and i...

This thread is Alt but just brewing one now and i love the name. Also, pulse i hate OSU fans as well
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By jef179
don't think it'll get to 7%. not sure it remotely...

don't think it'll get to 7%. not sure it remotely resembles a maibock either. should be lager yeast. that being said, it still sounds tasty with the maple and oak, some sort of brown ale?
Forum: General Techniques 03-24-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By jef179
the recipe i have says to add the champagne yeast...

the recipe i have says to add the champagne yeast after racking to the secondary, it only recommends 10-14 days in the primary. it is fermenting there now at 68 degrees. i thought maybe after a few...
Forum: General Techniques 03-24-2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By jef179
Fermenting an Imperial Stout

I'm a noob, only made 4 batches so far but they turned out well so i thought i'd try my favorite style. The recipe I got calls for adding champagne yeast to the secondary. So i guess i have a few...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-12-2008, 05:13 PM
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Posted By jef179
my first batch is a bit small... so i'll round...

my first batch is a bit small... so i'll round off the figure
4.5 + 5022.5 = 5027
3 weeks in so far, can't wait to try it soon. thanks for the recipe - jf
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-17-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By jef179
fruit in the primary

i've added about 3lbs of chopped pears to a saison style beer in the primary fermenter. i do NOT plan to use a secondary fermenter. should i keep them in there for the duration (2-3 weeks) or take...
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