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by jimcraig
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Pre-Made Lauter Tun
Replies: 40
Views: 47298

all the time it took you to explain to us why you cant "build it" you could have.

there is no drilling, its unscrewing and replacing. That uses just your hands, no tools really needed (well except to tighten them snug)

pretty sure a klutzy girl, such as yourself, could manage that
by jimcraig
Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: fermentation froth
Replies: 6
Views: 7217

if you have already racked to secondary, I would not transfer it again. Just let it sit where its at.
by jimcraig
Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Bad Keg?
Replies: 17
Views: 16537

Im confused as to how you have room for a keg, but not a 5# CO2 bottle?

mine lies on its side in the door. perfect fit.
by jimcraig
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Hopping - thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 25376

yeah didnt think about the yeast on the bottom working like a glue trap and catching and holding the pellets. I assume the pellets basically just dissolve?
by jimcraig
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Hopping - thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 25376

updated with pics of my current IPA

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by jimcraig
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Hopping - thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 25376

just added 2oz Amarillo Whole Hops to a IPA I have fermenting. the 1st go around went smoothly for me, whole hops directly into the beer. I lost a little beer that was trapped in the hops but all in all it went well and they came out easy. I am hesitant to use pellets, do they breatk up? If so then ...
by jimcraig
Tue May 27, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Beer Brewing Business Concept
Replies: 6
Views: 8735

hey pretty sure they already do that in the bay area. I am born and raised there and remember friends doing that back in the late 90s. cant remember where or the name of it. But for sure in the bay area. I always thought it was a great idea. Then you come back in 2 weeks, bottle it and create your l...
by jimcraig
Tue May 27, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fav beer type?
Replies: 13
Views: 19270

here is a pick of my 2nd round batch of my fave so far. English Brown Ale http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90/jimcraig/brewday525.jpg first time having to use a blow off tube, but 5gals of beer in a 5gal carboy, no room for it to go so... should I be concerned about losing all that goodness up the ...
by jimcraig
Tue May 27, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Hopping - thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 25376

yeah I think I am going to give the hop bag a shot next time, will see how bad it is to get them out of there without the bag first. here is a pic of my dry hopping in action. 1oz of Whole leaf Willamette. been dry hopping for about 5 days now I think, the gravity is all but done and when taking a r...
by jimcraig
Fri May 23, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Fermenting stops after only a few days
Replies: 23
Views: 36981

well I know it aint ready yet, just a little check up to see how the ladies are.

but I wanna know how they are doing.

yeah the reuse of the yeast cake is way cool. but now I have 2 batches bout ready to bottle.
by jimcraig
Fri May 23, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Hopping - thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 25376

that step follows 1 of the hardest, waiting.
by jimcraig
Fri May 23, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Fermenting stops after only a few days
Replies: 23
Views: 36981

well the bubbling on the Old Speckled Hen I pitched on the active yeast cake went for about for about 48 hours rock steady, had some pretty high ferm temps so closed up the house & kicked up the AC. The bubbling has died and my gravity reads .010 right now. that is right where it should be for FG. g...
by jimcraig
Fri May 23, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Hopping - thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 25376

so I used 1oz of Willamette whole leaf hops. just dumped them in a sterile funnel and pushed them in using a sterile chopstick. well after about 24 hours my bubbling came to a crawl . I checked the gravity and its .012. right about where it should be giving me a ABV of 5.6% as it sits right now. the...
by jimcraig
Wed May 21, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Hopping - thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 25376

well they are starting to float lower in the brew. They are totally saturated and the exhaust is very hoppy.

I might post some pics.
by jimcraig
Tue May 20, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Hopping - thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 25376

Dry Hopping - thoughts

so I just added 1oz of Willamette whole hops to the brew I made on Thursday. Its a super hoppy American IPA. I am calling it my Monster IPA #1.

so will the hops drop down in the beer at some point?

Do you like dry hopping?

Pellets or whole leaf?

any other thoughts or questions?