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All Things Food / Re: Sausage
« on: October 11, 2010, 02:52:18 PM »
I'm waiting to get a KA mixer but want the one where the bowl is cradled in the two arms not resting on its base.

I plan to do the real stuff. Dried and fermented.

I'll chime in. Congratulations on the first AG.

If you plan to do 10 gallon batches invest in a 20+ gallon kettle. Ultimately, a 15 gallon will probably be too small. My opinion is that a brewer needs at least 40-50% more kettle capacity than the volume at the start of the boil. Primarily this is to compensate for wort expansion, foaming and boil vigor.

Best not to have sticky wort slopping over the edge during a boil, or an unnecessary and avoidable boil-over because the wort-level was too close to the top.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Interesting Taste
« on: October 11, 2010, 01:25:30 AM »
Fusel alcohols? Don't know about the basil though. Doesn't seem to be in basil's character.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: October 10, 2010, 07:38:44 PM »
I'm still reading it but they cover the Gulf spill and the ocean food chain and the ramifications of how we consume and fisheries impact.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Another Nottingham Recall . .
« on: October 10, 2010, 01:34:53 PM »
The two packs sitting in my fridge for the last six months ought to be ok?

Equipment and Software / Re: Cleaning used keg kettles
« on: October 10, 2010, 01:33:08 PM »
Bar Keepers friend for the outside. Maybe PBW for the inside. 

Kegging and Bottling / Re: She's nearly done!
« on: October 10, 2010, 11:12:55 AM »
Beautiful craftsmanship. Gawd I get inspired every time one of these gets displayed. Like this one alot!

Four kegs on tap. Sounds about right...

Classifieds / Re: Wanted: SS creamery can
« on: October 10, 2010, 11:09:24 AM »
I've been toying with converting to SS fermenters instead of plastic. If there's a hole for a valve then it'll be easy for me. Guess I could always "drill" it out...

Classifieds / Re: Wanted: SS creamery can
« on: October 10, 2010, 10:35:00 AM »
Check these babies out....

I take it that these have a "valve" at the bottom?

Equipment and Software / Re: kettle ball valve sanitization
« on: October 10, 2010, 10:28:06 AM »
Seems to me that it gets hot enough to sanitize, especially if it was clean to begin with. It's how I use mine and no infections have resulted.

Pimp My System / Re: Is it worth it.....?
« on: October 10, 2010, 10:25:35 AM »
Is this system worth $5000?? Comes with a 27gallon conical fermentor, a fridge that holds 9 kegs to ferment at cooler temps, and a ton of other stuff....

Actually the reserve is not met. He wants 8K for everything.

Looks like someone is giving up drinking. :'(

All Grain Brewing / Re: Old Brewer
« on: October 10, 2010, 10:12:30 AM »
Welcome John! Sorry to hear about the family and other woes. Time to get back in the swing of things?

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: October 10, 2010, 10:00:47 AM »
I think the hot smoked is called kippered salmon.
Around here it's called smoked salmon.  I'm pretty sure kippers are different, but I'm not sure how.

Try hot smoking Chilean sea bass. Wow.
:-\  Sorry, I might not look it but I'm one of those dirty smelly hippies who won't eat something like that because it's on the avoid list - things that are "overfished or caught or farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment" . . . there's plenty of sustainable choices.
Thanks for the list. Im not a hippie (mostly cause I hate the smell of pertuli or what ever it is called) but I do care about our oceans.

I will now avoid Chilean sea bass. I also noticed we get some other things on the avoid list that we will no longer get.

This list is interesting, Im just a little concerned that it is putting a band aid on a machine gun wound. We are fishing the crap out of every species and Im not sure there is any hope.

Ya'll should read the latest issue of National Geographic. It has extensive articles about this very subject.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: March Pumps not pumping
« on: October 09, 2010, 10:40:18 PM »
This is helping me alot also. I've had significant difficulty priming the pump when boiling. Then have to drop and let fill the return line all almost the way for it to start. My pump is about 20" below the bottom of the kettle and each hose is 6 foot. My suspicion is too much hose between the pump inlet and kettle at this height.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Porter and Munich
« on: October 09, 2010, 10:24:10 PM »
Well, despite the best laid plans, I managed to forget to inventory my grain accurately.  Looks like 3 lb Munich will be replaced by 1.25 lb Munich and 2.25 lb Vienna.  Oops.

Happens to the best of us (surely) don't let it stop you from brewing the beer. Might just end up being one of those "happy accidents".

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