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Jdub last won the day on August 1

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About Jdub

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  1. Jdub

    lagering is soooooo long

    ive brewed 3 lagers and started drinking all of them after 9 weeks total and they were really good.
  2. Jdub

    Starting to think about HME and LME

    asking the group....am I a bad person because I don't want to share with my neighbors b/c I know they won't give me my bottles back?😂
  3. Jdub

    Starting to think about HME and LME

    i will get it for sure. Thanks to this forum, my eyes are opening more and more all the time as to what is out there. Only problem is.....I have so much beer at the house now that I can't keep up with it after roughly 15 batches this year.
  4. Jdub

    Starting to think about HME and LME

    thanks for the tips....I am checking out that Beersmith website too. looks like a good program. They have a bunch of all grain recipes out there that you can scale easily with the software.
  5. Jdub

    Starting to think about HME and LME

    true...who says i have to use exactly 2.5 gallons. good point. thanks!
  6. Jdub

    Starting to think about HME and LME

    Dawg...I picked up a 5 gal recipe over the weekend. I measured out 2.5 gallons in my LBK and damn near goes to the top. Is there enough overhead with 2.5 gal in there to allow krausen without a keg explosion? Or can I probably expect an overflow? I will just have to find out I guess. Or.....use 40% of everything for the recipe, but I don't want leftover stuff I have to store. I just want to make it and if I like it, make it again, or mod it.
  7. i just bought a 5 gallon dme kit at my LHBS today. i am just going to cut everything in 1/2 and do a 2.5 gal batch in my LBK. i will save other 1/2 for later after seeing how the 1st 1/2 goes.
  8. Jdub

    Helles Bock

    Did you carb for three weeks and then put in the fridge to lager? That’s what I’m gonna do. I have another lager (negra modelo clone) in the fridge now.
  9. Jdub

    Helles Bock

    That’s good enough for me. I will wait 3 weeks. Thanks
  10. Jdub

    Helles Bock

    I just brewed this Helles bock today. Added 1/2 cup honey. Have it in the cooler and shooting for 55 deg. Question: how long did you ferment? Instructions say 2 weeks. I am used to going 3.
  11. Jdub

    Starting to think about HME and LME

    Right...can’t see going over 1 cup for a lbk recipe. If dry means less sweet like I think it does, I’m down with that. Don’t care much for sweet beer.
  12. Jdub

    Starting to think about HME and LME

    @BDawg62 @Cato thanks to both of you. I don’t know what it is......I’m starting to think about what @Creeps McLane and some others have said about adding honey. I just tasted my 2nd round of horse’s ass ale last night. Has 1 cup honey and I steeped honey malt and added lme this time. Was drier (which I like) and less apple taste. I’m going to start doing more honey. I have a few hme cans that I need to brew bc of expiration dates of the yeast....etc. then I will go get a dme recipe. My local HBS sells dme kits already pre-packed like mr beer kits. I can just 1/2 it. Yes it it is hotter than $&#@ here this time of year, but it’s amazing the temp I can get in my coolers. Works good. Have a good weekend all.
  13. Jdub

    Starting to think about HME and LME

    Dawg....the problem is all of the recipes out there are for 5 gallons. Is there a good dme recipe for 2 gal batches? Or should I just half them? I have had way too much apple cider tasting beer and I’m getting a little disheartened as well. I use gallon spring water from Kroger and follow the PM recipes to a T. Maybe the solution is letting them condition for several months?
  14. Jdub

    Black Beer'd porter

    BBP is the best beer I’ve made out of 14 batches. Love it. Needs to age quite a while though. Worth it.
  15. Jdub

    I cannot lager

    Ok thanks Josh. I will do just that. It’s a negra modelo clone recipe and I can’t wait to try it.