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Equipment and Software / Re: Grain Mill Recommendation
« on: October 08, 2013, 08:28:59 PM »
Im doing 1BBL all grain and im using a Cereal Killer, works superbly and I hit 82% on the last batch.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: dry yeast question
« on: August 26, 2013, 03:35:31 PM »
People say there is no reason to rehydrate, if this is true why does the Safale website have these instructions?

(Rehydration Instructions
Sprinkle the yeast in minimum 10 times its weight of sterile water or wort at 27°C ± 3°C (80°F ± 6°F). Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes.
Gently stir for 30 minutes, and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.
Alternatively, pitch the yeast directly in the fermentation vessel providing the temperature of the wort is above 20°C (68°F). Progressively sprinkle
the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available in order to avoid clumps. Leave for 30 minutes, then mix the
wort using aeration or by wort addition.)

I rehydrate per the instructions and have never had a problem and I dont have to spend the extra for more packs, (32 gallon ferment at a time), I rehydrate (7) packs instead of pitching 11-12 packs dry.

Is this a trick question? The instructions you posted not only suggest that you can use wort instead of water for rehydration but they also suggest that you can rehydrate directly in the fermenter.
It was a trick question (not really) just that is tells you how to rehydrate with 80deg water

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: dry yeast question
« on: August 26, 2013, 03:33:51 PM »
People say there is no reason to rehydrate, if this is true why does the Safale website have these instructions?

(Rehydration Instructions
Sprinkle the yeast in minimum 10 times its weight of sterile water or wort at 27°C ± 3°C (80°F ± 6°F). Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes.
Gently stir for 30 minutes, and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.
Alternatively, pitch the yeast directly in the fermentation vessel providing the temperature of the wort is above 20°C (68°F). Progressively sprinkle
the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available in order to avoid clumps. Leave for 30 minutes, then mix the
wort using aeration or by wort addition.)

I rehydrate per the instructions and have never had a problem and I dont have to spend the extra for more packs, (32 gallon ferment at a time), I rehydrate (7) packs instead of pitching 11-12 packs dry.

Is this a trick question? The instructions you posted not only suggest that you can use wort instead of water for rehydration but they also suggest that you can rehydrate directly in the fermenter.

also, have you considered trying to get professional pitch packages? it would probably save you money at that scale. Or reusing/propogating.
I would but i only brew every  1-1/2 to 2 months and I use us-05 pretty much always, and there is no way to store a 500g brick so I just use the packets and rehydrate.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: dry yeast question
« on: August 26, 2013, 11:58:01 AM »
People say there is no reason to rehydrate, if this is true why does the Safale website have these instructions?

(Rehydration Instructions
Sprinkle the yeast in minimum 10 times its weight of sterile water or wort at 27°C ± 3°C (80°F ± 6°F). Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes.
Gently stir for 30 minutes, and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.
Alternatively, pitch the yeast directly in the fermentation vessel providing the temperature of the wort is above 20°C (68°F). Progressively sprinkle
the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available in order to avoid clumps. Leave for 30 minutes, then mix the
wort using aeration or by wort addition.)

I rehydrate per the instructions and have never had a problem and I dont have to spend the extra for more packs, (32 gallon ferment at a time), I rehydrate (7) packs instead of pitching 11-12 packs dry.


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Equipment and Software / Re: Has anybody used one of these?
« on: August 14, 2013, 07:22:44 AM »
I use a 40 with a flat lid and I dont see what the problem is, and they can be presssurized.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Home Brew Supply Startup
« on: August 13, 2013, 08:14:49 AM »
I use to go to a place 5 min from my house, actually got my first kit there, now 3 years later and much wiser I maybe go there 3 to 4 times a year. I now travel 20 miles into to Oregon because of the prices, If you belong to the home brew club here you get a 10 perc. discount at the Ore store, and the other place wont budge on prices, example $40 for a 50lb bag of 2 row or $30 big difference, when I questioned this they said "they only make a buck or two on their bags". So I buy elsewhere. The people at the first store are very knowledgable but after a few years in, there isnt anything  I cant find out online or in a book. So that being said the most important aspect to me is price.

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Pimp My System / Re: Finished 1BBL system
« on: August 07, 2013, 12:31:58 PM »
So I have used this system twice now, and with a few little problems each time it still didnt screw with my efficiency at all, I did 80% and 82% respectively. Im happy, next I will attempt 25 gallons of imperial Stout
almost 100 Lbs of grain and an OG of 1.115. cross your fingers, (ok ill cross mine)!!

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Pimp My System / Re: Finished 1BBL system
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:17:04 PM »
I'm feeling a bit of envy

Me too!

look at it this way, at that scale he only gets to brew three times a year! ::)
Depends on how many beer drinking friends you have (and I have alot) so up that to 6 times a year. 8) and if I want to brew a 12% stout I can brew 8 to 10 times a year at 20 to 25 gal a batch.

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Pimp My System / Re: Finished 1BBL system
« on: July 24, 2013, 02:12:52 PM »
Second time on system and I added a 40 gallon Conical it is now holding 31 gallons of Pale Ale and working like a charm. Holding at 66 degrees +or- 1 deg




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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Best Beers You Ever Brewed?
« on: June 27, 2013, 11:28:17 AM »
Myan Chocolate Coffee Porter w/ Vanilla beans.
Friend and family favorite.

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Beer Travel / Re: Only in Goldendale
« on: May 30, 2013, 09:22:02 AM »
Goldendale WA. ?

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It fired up and did what it was supposed to do.  getting close to putting it in action.

http://s256.photobucket.com/user/jet_gorilla/library/Brutus%2010%20Build

pword:  Brutus

Private Photo album, No can see.

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Pimp My System / Re: Finished 1BBL system
« on: May 09, 2013, 08:07:48 AM »
Beautiful brewstand.  :)

I have a similar setup (Brutus 10 design), and someone asked me if I was intending to install a CIP system. My response was "probably not". It took enough time to build the stand, tweek the equipment and start brewing great beer. I just want to enjoy it now.

Would it eventually be worth it? How long do you spend cleaning?

I only brewed one batch and I would say it took two people 1.5 hours to clean no small amount of time but they are 40 and 45 gallon pots.
If you run a CIP you need a large volumn pump to spin the ball at a decent RPM to do your cleaning for you.
Is it worth it eventually? I dont know maybe, but at this size I will brew once a month maybe, that makes it not worth it to me at this time.
Cheers

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Pimp My System / Re: Finished 1BBL system
« on: May 08, 2013, 08:13:13 PM »
Beautiful brewstand.  :)

I have a similar setup (Brutus 10 design), and someone asked me if I was intending to install a CIP system. My response was "probably not". It took enough time to build the stand, tweek the equipment and start brewing great beer. I just want to enjoy it now.

True that, I don't do CIP maybe in the future, need a bigger pump to make it work properly, just got a Freezer for my 40 gal conical. Money money money

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Pimp My System / Re: Finished 1BBL system
« on: May 07, 2013, 02:40:40 PM »
Very nice. One thing that I noticed is the the pump should be oriented horizontal with the outlet pointing up.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=11158.0

This is not true there are 6 pictures in the thread from March Pumps Pic #5 is an acceptible way to mount the pumps and since I have already use it this way and they worked flawlessly then this is the way they will stay.
Thanks for the input.

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