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Equipment and Software / Re: Bucket opening tool
« on: April 13, 2012, 07:42:49 AM »
I think bigchicken is a little touchie about the "finger lickin good" thing
;D
That saying brings back some crazy memories! I worked at KFC as a teenager. To this day I still can't eat there!
Man....was it gross or something?  Or did you just totally burn yourself out on it?

1952
All Grain Brewing / Re: Pliny the Elder Clone Recipe
« on: April 12, 2012, 11:05:34 AM »
I ramped up this recipe for a 10 gallon batch and it came out great.  Several Pliny Heads thought it was "right there" with the original.
That's good to know.  I may brew up this recipe in the near future also!
If you like Pliny, you won't regret it. Takes a TON of hops but your brewery will smell incredible and when the beer is fresh and ready it's fantastic. Go for it.
Well I do like Pliny, so I think, yes, this will be a worthy beer to brew!

1953
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast starters are for real
« on: April 12, 2012, 08:48:33 AM »
I have zero reason to never do another starter. It is truly amazingvhowcfast it took off.
Okay, but you're selling yourself short.  I collect yeast and repitch from the jar, works very well.  I don't think lag time necessarily determines the quality of the beer either.

1954
I think I'm going to brew an Arrogant Bastard clone, maybe Saturday.  Which I usually brew on Sundays, but this weekend is different...
And I'm out of homebrew, which is depressing.  My last 2 kegs went super fast; much faster than I anticipated, so it's time to pick up the slack.  I'll be brewing a couple times in the next week or so.

1955
The Pub / Re: A letter to my wife during the NHL playoffs
« on: April 12, 2012, 07:30:54 AM »
I got a chuckle out of the "end you child producing days" part of the rant.  ;D

FYO I'm Already way ahead of the game on that. Child producing days have been over after the second one. Kid was a terror. No mo.
FYO, that's a new one.  What's the stand for "For Your Orifice"?

1956
All Grain Brewing / Re: Pliny the Elder Clone Recipe
« on: April 12, 2012, 06:50:17 AM »

I believe Vinnie of Russian River told everyone what the recipe was. You can find it here:

http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/1Pliny%20the%20Elder%20clone%20PDF.pdf

I would think an extract version would come close, but since you have to mash carapils, you may be lacking some of the malty body it gives. Also, if you're doing a partial boil, your hop utilization will be different, but just plug it all into Beersmith or Pro-Mash.

Good Luck!
Brian

I ramped up this recipe for a 10 gallon batch and it came out great.  Several Pliny Heads thought it was "right there" with the original.
That's good to know.  I may brew up this recipe in the near future also!

1957
Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerators--any suggestions?
« on: April 12, 2012, 06:44:51 AM »
The smaller ones are even harder to find, the apartment sized fridges, that is.  Those would be about perfect for a keg fridge I think.  That'll probably be my next setup once my current kegerator dies.

1958
Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerators--any suggestions?
« on: April 11, 2012, 01:10:36 PM »
Well, the freezer could be used for hops, and you'd be able to get 3 kegs in there with co2 outside of the fridge.  I think it'd be a neat little compact kegerator.  You wouldn't need a temp controller and you wouldn't take up a bunch of space with a full size fridge.

1959
The Pub / Re: http://tinychat.com/roffenburger
« on: April 11, 2012, 12:23:55 PM »
There seems to be a lot of ships passing in the night here.  Why don't you guys make a schedule, or a regular time to meet?


Bueno idea.

1960
Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerators--any suggestions?
« on: April 11, 2012, 12:08:06 PM »
I would think something like this would be sweet: http://www.amazon.com/Avanti-RA752PST-Top-Freezer-Refrigerator-Platinum/dp/B001V5NWZI/ref=sr_1_14?s=appliances&ie=UTF8&qid=1334171146&sr=1-14

Wonder how many kegs that could fit.  Put a couple taps through the door, would a nice sized compact kegerator.

1961
Pimp My System / Re: So simple but so nice
« on: April 11, 2012, 11:56:47 AM »
I suppose.

Could you not also compare it to a three tier brew stand, though?  Much more cost effective than that.

Maybe so.  From my point of view, though, a 3 tier brew stand is unnecessary.  But that still doesn't negate the fact that a piece of inexpensive tubing would do the same thing as the jack table.  But it's all about personal choices.
Are you going to post about your inexpensive tubing in the "pimp my system" area?  Or do we need to ban you from here? ;)

Haha, good one.

I think the point is so he doesn't have to lift the mash tun full of water and grains up too high.  This allows him to adjust the height to his needs.  It's pretty smooth.  If one absolutely couldn't lift anything and need something to help keep brewing, this would be a good option, I think.

1962
Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerators--any suggestions?
« on: April 11, 2012, 11:41:04 AM »
Right, I would take that with a grain of salt. 

1963
Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerators--any suggestions?
« on: April 11, 2012, 09:05:46 AM »
I liked the look of their Sanyo kegerators when considering the interior.


The "hump" is at the top! Definitely room for three cornies and a tank!
Man, $679 plus shipping...that adds another $100 or so.  Yeeesh.  Looks great though...

1964
Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerators--any suggestions?
« on: April 11, 2012, 07:38:34 AM »
Thanks for the link beersk--I'm leaning towards something like that.  Not cheap with all the upgrades, but... it does sure look good.
You can omit the upgrades if you already have a tower and co2 tank, saves you like $85.  Shipping is the costly part of order a kegerator online. 

1965
Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerators--any suggestions?
« on: April 11, 2012, 06:06:46 AM »
The thing I worry about with building one with a chest freezer and a collar is, what if the floor of the freezer gets dirty and you want to clean it?  The collar would make it way hard to get down to the floor of the freezer to clean.  I rather like the idea of a fridge much more.  Especially for your garage? Get a used fridge off Craigslist, drill holes for taps and there you go.  Why does it need to be so portable?

Those Beermeisters are expensive!  There's a few that are under $600 on Beverage Factory.
I designed mine to sit on a seam of weather stripping. The weight of the 2"x8" collar and the 2"x10" facing on the three visible sides is more than enough weight to hold the collar steady even when opening and closing the lid. The face board "lip" keeps it from sliding. For light cleaning i just throw in a towel and wipe it around with a pair of tongs. If I need to really clean well I can lift the collar off and do the deed. No fuss, no muss.  Works and looks like a charm.
Hmmm seems like more work than it's worth, but I guess you've found a good solution for you.

This one at Beverage Factory allows you to connect your co2 up on the outside of your fridge.  It's one I'd probably look into.  http://www.beveragefactory.com/refrigerators/beer/danbyssteel-2.shtml

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