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by Jamato
4 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 23
Views: 2427
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Re: I'm thinking of buying a...

Thanks for all the replies guys. I have decided to make a hops spyder, it just makes sense as I can use a larger bag and add each addition into it. I was at my LOCAL (if you can call 120 miles away local) home brew store today, More Beer in riverside and bought a nice size hops bag that had a large ...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: First wort hopping experiments
Replies: 0
Views: 283
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First wort hopping experiments

My First Wort Hopping experiments If you ar following the FWH thread you see I have doen some experiments in this system, It highly interest me as I do like hops, but I do not like hash hops. I am not a scientist, I do not even know how to measure how harsh hops can be except blind testing. So I am ...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Replacing some base malt with DME for a BIG Beer
Replies: 12
Views: 2710
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Re: Replacing some base malt with DME for a BIG Beer

I have experience in doing big beers about 10 years ago we, me and my brewing partner, went through a stage where we made Scotch ales. some of those get really strong. anyway we had a set up we mashed for 10 gallons at a time, or just under 38 liters. We did the double mash where you draw off the fi...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hallertau Family of hops
Replies: 8
Views: 1056
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Re: Hallertau Family of hops

Scott I have a friend that does a Rauch that is out of this world he has 2 rocks that are about 6 inches in diameter. he puts them on a charcoal fire and when the boil starts he puts one in, every ten minutes or so he switches them out till the end of the boil that beer has a smoke taste that is so ...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hallertau Family of hops
Replies: 8
Views: 1056
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An update

found a supply of mount hood pellets at 7.3 found some Chinock leaf that is fresh when I opened the bag. I also got on the list for fresh mount hood flowers dried and sealed in 1 ounce bags at a very good price, if I buy a pound or more, that is alright as this and chec saaz are 2 of my favorite hop...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: All the best for 2016.
Replies: 56
Views: 14568
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Re: All the best for 2016.

uys once I find a way to post pics, I want to show you the clarity of the beers I have been brewing BIAB since I joined. I just did a continental lager, no filtering, just my 4 step infusion BIAB that is so clear I am stoked like a beginner brewer. Being a lager head one thing we love to show off is...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 23
Views: 2427
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Re: I'm thinking of buying a...

I think I am sold on making a hops spider. It makes sense Mad, you said you used a gd ring, got a pic? I would love to see it \as I see it, that ring, 4 ss bolts and 8 jam nuts, and as Pete says, we already have the bag. Wow, this is to simple, toady I fired another cord holding the hops bag. As we ...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 23
Views: 2427
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Re: I'm thinking of buying a...

I here you, that is why I am wondering about those wire mesh baskets they hang on the side. It may be a convenience thing, easy to add, easy to clean, only have one to clean. or maybe it has benefits in utilization. I just think there is a better way than having 3 or more bags tied to the handle of ...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: How to maintain the mash temperature?
Replies: 21
Views: 5309
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Re: How to maintain the mash temperature?

sounds good
remember though, heat raises, so the top is important to insulate.
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: How to maintain the mash temperature?
Replies: 21
Views: 5309
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Re: How to maintain the mash temperature?

Shetc. I have used that method to good extent. It works well, I also have a hard foam disc I made to go in the lid. One other method I have used and it worked is have a small burner under the kettle and set the flame real low, that worked great on a friends system and I copied it, but plumbing it wa...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Looking for yummy recipes for wife
Replies: 8
Views: 936
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Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

I tend to find most women do not like highly bittered beers. I usually make a porter or a wheat beer for the girls when a party is coming up.
As far as sweetness, I agree with what Pete mentioned about a low attenuating yeast.
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 23
Views: 2427
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Re: I'm thinking of buying a...

ok, I will bite I was thinking of buying a hops cage, one of those types that you just hang from the side of the kettle. I use hops sacks right now and tie the cord to the handle of the kettle. so as my hops are introduced I add more bags, With the hops cage I would just have to pour the basket alre...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: All the best for 2016.
Replies: 56
Views: 14568
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Re: All the best for 2016.

I like the site more than I do sites that have a huge amount of traffic I stop by all the time and browse to gather information, good information. What I find about the large sites is they are trying to protect their size, and numbers, and show that to advertisers. In doing such they allow the water...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: BIAB - the problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3095
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Re: BIAB - the problem

my inner beer geek got killed first time I had to clean up my HERMs system

this is just to easy to deal with that again
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: BIAB Bag Materials/Design - Pros and Cons
Replies: 82
Views: 35690
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Re: BIAB Bag Materials/Design - Pros and Cons

I came here searching for info because I just re-listened to the Beersmith podcast on BIAB Brewing. It made me think I could benefit from a custom bag. The info you guys have provided here is great! Thanks. I contacted a guy who hangs out at the big homebrew site and advertises hem makes bags, he s...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Late Wort Hopping
Replies: 20
Views: 10887
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Re: Late Wort Hopping

well a blind tasting is in I had 4 guys do the test, each had 4 beers in front of them, labeled a, b, c, d. they were actually just 2 beers, both a simple blonde ale, when the mash was finished the wort was separated into 2 pots. Now one was hopped right away and the other hopped when the boil start...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Lupulin Powder
Replies: 3
Views: 594
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Re: Lupulin Powder

From what I have read, they use a cryogenic process to strip the flowers of the resins and oils, this process leaves flower leafs that are not bitter and a powder that has all that we want the flowers for. It is being marketed by YCH hops. they tout that there is no loss while dry hopping using the ...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches
Replies: 19
Views: 2233
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Re: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches

I have done so many new things with this brew I have never done before. AG brew CC yeast harvesting Yeast starter I have found the more I do the better the beer. A lot of guys try to cut corners, I try to make a great beer, so learning how to do these steps help me make a better beer. Glad the beer...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Process Tweaks and Aeration
Replies: 10
Views: 2355
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Re:

FFL, Your step #7, I would leave your container out for 12-24 hours to cool down to ambient temp before putting it in the fridge. That is a big load on the fridge I would think. This is a complicated scenario. Yes there will be a large total BTU load to cool it, how that load is spread out (how lon...
by Jamato
5 months ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Process Tweaks and Aeration
Replies: 10
Views: 2355
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Re: Process Tweaks and Aeration

How important is the "micro air filter" ? Is in inline? where do you find one? - thanks yes it will be inline of the air system/airlock/or what you want to filter A micro air filter is only as important as it's micron level and what you are trying to filter out. Some brewers use one as a airlock, u...
by Jamato
6 months ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Late Wort Hopping
Replies: 20
Views: 10887
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Re: Late Wort Hopping

Scott I totally agree about the need for side by side brews and testing I think this is a subject that does makes sense to a lot of people but has no scientific study behind it. I would love to try it on system we could make batches in one mash so we could have 3 different hopping methods going. I w...
by Jamato
6 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 1923
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Re: second batch on new system

Good on you Jam! The only thing that concerns me is "heated 3 gallons, that's ,used it to sparge until 7 gallons collected, or ." You'll see in this thread that Clackers did the same and I wrote a few essays :) there on why that can be a problem. :clap: PP PP, thanks so much for that new link Thank...
by Jamato
6 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 675
Views: 125047
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Re: Birthday Cheers

Happy B day and thanks for all the hard work
by Jamato
6 months ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Late Wort Hopping
Replies: 20
Views: 10887
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Re: Late Wort Hopping

I am in my second batch of FWH As far as I can tell, my first batch, I call it a Rye Ale. came out real good, the bitter is just right However this has never been a real bitter beer, I use the uniqueness of the rye taste to help balance the malt My wife did want to know if it was a new recipe howeve...
by Jamato
6 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 1923
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Re: second batch on new system

great brew yesterday and I nailed the conversion BAIBacus yield me I was to have the changes I made to my method were just a few my kettle is 8 gallons, so I used 6 gallons for my mash, thats 30 liters and 19 liters went in at 96 degrees for 15 minutes then went to 122 for 30 minutes I then went to ...

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