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Title: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: bo_gator on November 29, 2009, 08:03:03 PM
Weighing out water treatments(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350044.jpg)

weighing out some hops (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350046.jpg)

The entire assortment of hops for 12 gallons of Radical Brewing's Belgian Singel recipe (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350048.jpg)

mash starting to recirculate (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350056.jpg)

iodine test (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350057.jpg)

the infamous brew sculpture (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350060.jpg)

just in case it rains (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350061.jpg)

collecting some wort pt I (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350062.jpg)

collecting some wort pt II  (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350065.jpg)

conical freezer's stickers  (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350066.jpg)

one of the cooler stickers (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350070.jpg)

Munich Dunkel inside above freezer  (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350076.jpg)

German Pilsner straight out of the picnic tap  (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350081.jpg)

Rebel hops brother  (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350045.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: maxieboy on November 29, 2009, 08:21:45 PM
Nice Arcadia Brewing Co. India Pale Ale glass! ;D
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: bluesman on November 30, 2009, 05:59:38 PM
Nice brewstand.

I'm working on putting one together very soon.

How much time does it trim off your brew day as opposed to the more conventional homebrew systems?
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: bo_gator on November 30, 2009, 06:19:22 PM
Nice brewstand.

I'm working on putting one together very soon.

How much time does it trim off your brew day as opposed to the more conventional homebrew systems?
I'm not sure. My favorite thing about brewing is the ability to lose track of time completely. All I know for sure is that it takes a lot of strain off my back not having to lift sparge water to dump into the mash tun anymore
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: bluesman on November 30, 2009, 06:23:16 PM
Nice brewstand.

I'm working on putting one together very soon.

How much time does it trim off your brew day as opposed to the more conventional homebrew systems?

 My favorite thing about brewing is the ability to lose track of time completely.

I'm with you on that one. What a great hobby.  8)
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: jimcraig on December 01, 2009, 12:15:11 AM
Jeff that is my handwriting on those Challenger hops from Rebel!

I thought that might have been your order when I pulled it awhile back.
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: yeastmaster on December 02, 2009, 04:45:55 PM
Nice system!  I'm just doing a gravity fed system but it is much easier now that I built a brew stand instead of stacking things up in a precarious balancing act as I used to.
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: yeastmaster on December 02, 2009, 05:50:15 PM
Nice system!  I'm just doing a gravity fed system but it is much easier now that I built a brew stand instead of stacking things up in a precarious balancing act as I used to.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2675/4153503280_c8e73fffe1.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2568/4153501216_6c88d90c7a.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2802/4152740189_6c3feed661.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: lbmbrew on December 02, 2009, 05:57:20 PM
Nice system.  I'm in the process of building a brutus ten as well. ;D

I just used rebel brewer on my last brew.  He did a great job.
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: bo_gator on December 04, 2009, 12:48:31 AM
Nice system.  I'm in the process of building a brutus ten as well. ;D

I just used rebel brewer on my last brew.  He did a great job.

IMHO Rebel is the best online brew shop there is...if only they would start a forum and call it Southern Brewer ;)
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: bo_gator on December 04, 2009, 12:59:16 AM
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/2009_1030092350078-1.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/bo_gator/alligator20logo20copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: lbmbrew on December 05, 2009, 03:41:36 PM
ahhhh, showoff  ;D

A 14 gallon conical is going to be my big purchase of 2010.

My envy is now visible.
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: jimcraig on December 07, 2009, 04:21:43 AM
lbm, I would think about putting a concrete "paving" stone or something underneath that burner, just my opinion.
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: bo_gator on December 07, 2009, 04:52:59 PM
lbm, I would think about putting a concrete "paving" stone or something underneath that burner, just my opinion.

They work good for elevating conicals also 8)
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: jimcraig on December 07, 2009, 11:23:05 PM
lbm, I would think about putting a concrete "paving" stone or something underneath that burner, just my opinion.

They work good for elevating conicals also 8)
yeah but I am talking about the bigger ones.  Like the stepping stone size. Big enough that you only need 1 underneath the burner.  but yes.
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: lbmbrew on December 08, 2009, 07:04:40 PM
lbm, I would think about putting a concrete "paving" stone or something underneath that burner, just my opinion.

not following ya. Are you talking about on my Brutus? What is the function of the concrete block? To raise it?
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: Nagel Family Brewing on December 08, 2009, 09:03:15 PM
lbm, I would think about putting a concrete "paving" stone or something underneath that burner, just my opinion.

not following ya. Are you talking about on my Brutus? What is the function of the concrete block? To raise it?

I think he was talking about yeastmaster's gravity fed wood system.
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: yeastmaster on December 08, 2009, 09:10:34 PM
 ;) I assumed he was talking about my system too.  If I had a welder I would have built something out of steel but I have woodworking tools so that is what I went with.  I really don't have a problem with the burner.  The vast majority of the heat is directed upwards so there isn't much heat under the burner myself.  I do make sure that I don't have the burner too close to the tier that supports the mash tun.  At some point I will probably add a heat shield to it.
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: lbmbrew on December 08, 2009, 10:15:01 PM
That clears up my confusion.  :)
Title: Re: Pictures of turkey day brew
Post by: jimcraig on December 08, 2009, 11:21:02 PM
lbm, I would think about putting a concrete "paving" stone or something underneath that burner, just my opinion.

not following ya. Are you talking about on my Brutus? What is the function of the concrete block? To raise it?

I think he was talking about yeastmaster's gravity fed wood system.
yep, my bad.