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  1. ramjam

    getting out of brewing selling all of my stuff (west tn)

    hi i am getting out of the hobby and am looking to sell my stuff, i have a 20 gallon spike brewing kettle, cooler mash tun, three corny kegs, a temperature controlled fermentation chamber, milwaukee 101 ph meter, 7.9 gallon speidel fermenter with stainless accessories, a chugger pump with the...
  2. ramjam

    getting out of the hobby

    hi i am getting out of the hobby and am looking to sell my stuff, i have a 20 gallon spike brewing kettle, cooler mash tun, three corny kegs, a temperature controlled fermentation chamber, milwaukee 101 ph meter, 7.9 gallon speidel fermenter with stainless accessories, a chugger pump with the...
  3. ramjam

    what is wrongly with my hops

    idk if it is pests or i need fertilizer or both, these are third year hallertau
  4. ramjam

    schneider weisse date

    can anyone help me figure out how old these beers are
  5. ramjam

    wort sample fermentation

    i left a wort sample in the garage for a few days now and it is fermenting like crazy, it looks like there might be something else in there also like mold or bacteria pellicles i just wonder if i could step this up and use it for a beer
  6. ramjam

    plastic taste in kegged beer

    i just installed new beer lines, seems like my beer is tasting and smelling like plastic more every day could this be from the beer line? or infection? the beer is a hoppy pale ale it has been kegged for quite sometime now the hop flavor and aroma are starting to fade away at this point.
  7. ramjam

    problem with lhbs

    well i have been ordering from the same homebrew store for quite some time now, i recently ordered a few oz of hops and three pounds dme for yeast starters, my wife received the package this afternoon and the box that it was shipped in was pieced together from cardboard and the dme was running...
  8. ramjam

    foaming beer

    hi i have a problem with one of my kegs i think, i keged a pale ale six days ago and it is carbonated, what little beer i can drink of it from the foam, but it isn’t over carbd either, i had this problem with the last beer that went through this particular keg, about 3/4 of the way into the last...
  9. ramjam

    pale ale light exposure

    i brewed a pale ale this weekend with a bunch of fruity late addition hops i had a couple of black tee shirts covering the fermenters in the garage, i am using voss kveik yeast so i was fermenting it hot, anyway i came in and one of the tee shirts has fell off of the glass carboy, it wasn’t...
  10. ramjam

    first saison

    i am going to brew my first saison here in a week or two and am trying to get a good idea of ingredients and fermentation schedule to make a good one, so from what i read it is basically just pilsner malt and noble hops, make a big starter and ferment hot, is this correct?
  11. ramjam

    wyeast 3787

    just made an a half gallon all biab grain starter on friday afternoon, this is my first attempt at an all grain starter, but anyway, the starter ended up being 1.035, i am using a stirplate btw, yesterday there was no activity whatsoever, i did a hydrometer reading it had dropped down to 1.030...
  12. ramjam

    anybody like ghost pepper?

    this year i wanted to grow something unusual, so i started about three ghost pepper plants, cut one up tonight to sauté with some onion for some burgers, tried a nibble of the pepper it was almost unbearable hot, i decided to go ahead and cook with them anyway and the outcome was a nice spicy...
  13. ramjam

    first cones

    first year growing hops, i have 2 hallertau and 1 tettnang, my hallertau are growing like crazy, but my tettnanger is kinda struggling, so here’s one of my hallertau, i am super excited about them.
  14. ramjam

    wirflock or campden?

    i bought these at my lhbs, it’s really a booth set up inside an indoor flea market, so i had no one to ask, but anyway some of the packages of these had campden tabs wrote on them but was scribbled out, most just had nothing written on them, so i thought they look just like wirflock but i am...
  15. ramjam

    50lb of crushed grains

    about a week ago i purchased a 50lb sack of grain from a local brewpub, just opened them up today to find they have already been milled! how long will they save? the mill wasn’t very good still had to run it through my own mill.
  16. ramjam

    kölsch decoction, or not?

    hi all, i was planning an all grain kölsch this weekend, and i was trying to figure out if i need to do a decoction mash or not, do you guys think it makes a better kölsch?
  17. ramjam

    starter or no?

    hi all, planning my first batch of mead and was wondering if most folks make a starter? i am going to do a five gallon batch fifteen pounds of local honey and using wlp720. any information would be greatly appreciated!
  18. ramjam

    first year tettnanger trouble?

    i planted 2 tettnanger hop rhizomes about a month and a half ago one sprouted about two weeks ago and had nice little leaves growing and everything, soon it stopped growing and looked like bugs were eating on it, so yesterday i sprayed seven spray on it, got in from work today and it looks dead...
  19. ramjam

    düsseldorf alt yeast wlp036

    just tried my first brew that i used this yeast in and, i have to say that i am very impressed. i would swear that it was a lager if i didnt know any better! i give this yeast two thumbs up for a lager like ale yeast!
  20. ramjam

    herrmann verfahren

    hi all, i was planning an all grain hefeweizen this weekend and was interested in trying out the herrmann verfahren to get more banana character out of my brew, has anyone had any luck with this? and how exactly is it done? any information would be greatly appreciated.
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