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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dental Crowns and IPAs
« on: January 07, 2011, 04:54:19 PM »
I refrain from brushing my teeth before I have a beer for the same reasons...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Watcha get for Christmas?
« on: January 07, 2011, 04:53:03 PM »
I got a gift cert to NB from my GF.   ;D
3 Victorinox knives from my parents.   :P

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much did you brew in 2010?
« on: January 07, 2011, 04:39:31 PM »
22 batches.  Most were 15 gallons.... ::)

Equipment and Software / Re: Homebrewing not at Home
« on: January 07, 2011, 04:25:04 PM »
Not sure where you live, but there may be the option of a brew on premise business nearby.  Just a thought.

Just cut out the bad part and solder it back together with a union.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« on: April 28, 2010, 03:14:30 PM »
Looks like Euglena to me.  They are common protists found in water.  They are photosynthetic (why they appear green in most pictures and diagrams) but ethanol will draw the chlorophyll from the choloplasts.

That solves the mystey. Thanks. The things did indeed look like this image from the web:

Not sure yet where exactly it was hiding since I doubt that they can live in beer.


what water are you using to dilute your sample?  You will need sterile filtered water if you don't want to see contamination such as this.

All Grain Brewing / Re: brewing with unmilled unmalted wheat
« on: April 28, 2010, 02:31:33 PM »
My wit and wheat beers all use unmalted wheat.  I grind it in a corona and cereal mash it, then add to the malt in the cooler sitting at 111 degrees to bring me to sacc temp.  Easy and I get 80%+ efficiency every time.  I only purchased malted wheat once, did a side by side double brew that day with everything else being equal.  I see no reason to purchase malted wheat. 

The Pub / Re: Funny Craigslist Posting
« on: April 28, 2010, 01:45:00 PM »
I loved the "concealed weapon" thread.  Wow!

The Pub / Re: Home Distillation
« on: February 24, 2010, 02:55:02 AM »
I know a guy that distilled some beer that was hit with the dreaded acetobactor.  I should ask him how that turned out.   ;)

The Pub / Re: Home Distillation
« on: February 23, 2010, 03:28:00 AM »
been a member there for longer than on NB...  so Im tole..

The Pub / Re: peace out
« on: February 23, 2010, 03:20:35 AM »
Loopy- I don't blame you one bit.  I find myself phasing out of the hobby and boards quite a bit as well.  Not sure that I will quit brewing since I am pretty sure I won't quit drinking, but it is boring hearing the same sh*t daily.
Oh well, Good luck on your next endeavor!

All Things Food / Re: Coffee Makers
« on: February 23, 2010, 03:18:09 AM »
I drink too much coffee each day, but I don't see the need to spend money on the maker.  I spend about 15-20 dollars on the pot now days.  Used to have a Bunn, but they are for quick coffee, not good coffee IMHO.  I use quality beans and a cheap pot.  Same as my beer.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Solera beers
« on: January 08, 2010, 04:10:15 AM »
I know you got me thinking of doing this, by the way I'm still waiting for that beer! Is it carbed yet?

Sort of.  I am drinking one tomorrow night.  Wanna stop by?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Two Day Brew Day
« on: January 08, 2010, 02:57:34 AM »
I find you actually spend more time since you have to heat up all the liquor again, where its probably at 150-160 already when you sparge into the kettle.
I have overnight mashed before, but I won't do a 2 day brew.  It seems to take me another 1-2 hours when you break up the day like that.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Finding what works for you (me)
« on: January 08, 2010, 02:49:13 AM »
Right now I shoot for 7.25 gallons preboil and generally end up with 5.5-5.75 gallons.  I know that is a pretty high evaporation rate but it works for me I guess.

Just turn down the heat. You want to shoot for 10-15% boil-off/hr

Anybody else have any parts of your brewing that just aren't as smooth as you want?

I hate wort chilling. I’d like to set up a wort circulation system but for that I need to by a pump and possibly a kettle with spigot.


you can always try No chill once to see how you like it!

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