Go here http://coppertubingsales.com/copper_tubing_prices.php and get3/8" or 1/2" refrigeration tubing. You can bend it by wrapping it around a corny keg or other appropriately-sized cylinder.
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If you'd rather not adjust your recipes or buy more grain, you could try to address the crush issue directly. I saw about a 10% increase in my brewhouse efficiency when I bought my own mill and started crushing my own grain instead of using pre-crushed grain. My mill (Barley Crusher) gap is set to at 0.030. So, the next time you're at the store, ask if their mill is adjustable, and if they'd let you adjust it. It may be that their mill setting is not as tight as it could be. See what their setting is and maybe tighten it up by 0.005" or so (or at least down to 0.035"). An inexpensive feeler gauge from the auto parts store and the appropriate screwdriver are all the tools you should need. When you're done, you can return the mill to its original gap setting so others are not affected by the change. If the store's mill isn't adjustable, or if they won't let you adjust it, another option is to try running your grain through the mill twice to get a somewhat finer crush.store crushing -- bad idea?Not necessarily. It might be just that you have to adjust your grain bill to compensate for a different grind at the shop. Or perhaps you return to your old methods; whatever works best and/or is easiest for you.
It is considerably cheaper, but it looks like I'd better re-check my math on the quantity...I use 1/4 teaspoon per 5 gallons.
I sure hope that the powdered stuff is way way less dense than the tablets. A 1/4 teaspoon would hold several tablets and the normal dose is only a quarter of a tablet per five gallons.
Spice, Herb, Vegetable+1 to this. Also, I'm inclined to add "bottled commercial beers" to my list. I'm too often disappointed because they've been somehow mistreated before I get them - old, oxidized, light struck....
Here is a crude drawing of the thing with a yeast cell in comparison:Sorry Kai, but it totally cracked me up that you labeled that sketch as "Thing." May I suggest that it henceforth be known as the "unidentified flagellate organism." Wait - that's UFO... Kai, there's a UFO in your beer! Run while you still can!
Where's Weazeltoe? He would get a kick out of this.He was probably driving the train!