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Equipment and Software / Re: Prices for 1/2 barrel keg
« on: September 17, 2010, 04:40:12 PM »
My local brewery is selling used 1/2 barrels with the tops cut off for $60, is this a fair price?

You could buy them all and start your own little business and totally make profit even if you offered free shipping. 
When you get this start-up running I need an order form...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/17 Edition
« on: September 17, 2010, 04:34:55 PM »
Nothing for me.  Packing the house and moving x-county.  NE here I come!
  Would NE be Nebraska or New England???  Just wondering if I'm getting a new neighbor...  ;)
Sorry, Northeast corner of New England (Maine) where my wife is from.
Cool.  You can compare Portlands.
I have spent a lot of time in both Portland's and they're quite different.  Hard to say which I like more...  Looking forward to having snow in my yard but not shoveling...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/17 Edition
« on: September 17, 2010, 01:58:44 PM »
Nothing for me.  Packing the house and moving x-county.  NE here I come!
  Would NE be Nebraska or New England???  Just wondering if I'm getting a new neighbor...  ;)
Sorry, Northeast corner of New England (Maine) where my wife is from.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/17 Edition
« on: September 17, 2010, 12:18:16 PM »
Nothing for me.  Packing the house and moving x-county.  NE here I come!

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Ingredients / Re: Ginger
« on: September 14, 2010, 09:01:01 AM »
Do you make the candied ginger in advance of your brewing day or have you found that freshly made candied ginger is the way to go?

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Ingredients / Re: Paying for hops is worth it !!!
« on: September 13, 2010, 11:11:06 AM »
After spending 7 hours cutting and harvesting a mature, overgrown cascade vine that was allowed to weave and grown over itself I find that harvesting my nicely pruned and trellised plants to be a cake walk in comparison... Maybe that is just me  ???

But when I look in the freezer, I just grin a little and look forward to brewing.

Maybe a Denny RIPA...

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Equipment and Software / temperature control
« on: September 09, 2010, 04:00:46 PM »
I aquired a used no-name analog temperature control with a solid wire from the unit.  While I was trying to work the kinks out of the line and bend to fit around teh door of my fermenting fridge the metal line broke  :'(

So I am looking for a new temperature control.  Ideally I would like to wire it for both heating and cooling.  What brands/models does everyone recommend?  Are there any benifits of one product over another?

Thanks

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Crazy Attenuation!!!
« on: September 09, 2010, 12:25:15 PM »
Do you live at altitude? If you live close to sea level water should boil at 100C (212F).  Check the low end by filling an insulated coffee mug with ice and water let stabilize should be close to 0C (32F).

Also I remember an equipment calibration article in BYO from a little white ago.

No need to buy something new calibrate what you already have. My 2cents...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Witbier was a hit!
« on: September 09, 2010, 10:41:56 AM »

I'm just happy they requested something other than "like miller, bud, coors." 

I have a friend that always asks if I have perfected a Miller High Life clone yet.  I tell him someone has already done it  :-\

Congrats on the brew!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Garage Brewing & Water
« on: September 02, 2010, 02:24:05 PM »
One attempt at brewing in freezing weather convinced me to find an alternative solution to the garden hose for chilling.  I throw a couple of gallons of water in a cooler along with a pile of snow (or regular ice if snow's not available), sit a sump pump in there, and recirculate the cold water through my IC.

I just put hose fittings on a couple 1/2 in lengths of tubing to hook everything up.  In the winter I can chill from boiling to pitching in about 15 minutes.  In the summer it takes considerably longer but still within about half an hour.  Also saves a ton of water.

When I used to live in Maine I did something similar to this except I didn't have a recirculating pump I just used about 25 feet of brewing hose and one of my spare bottling buckets.  
I replaced the spigot with a drilled bung and fed some brew hose through the bung and attached a valve to control the flow. I used a block of ice (available at most grocery or convenient stores) and filled with cold water let it sit for a few minutes to stabilize.  
Once I was done brewing I hooked the free end of the hose to the ball valve on my brew pot and let it go by the time the wort reached the fermenter it was at 64 deg.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How fast is too fast to move to all grain?
« on: September 02, 2010, 10:39:38 AM »
For me the equipment cost and space is what delayed me but if you got the space and $$ I would go for it!

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The Pub / Re: need a favor - hop photography
« on: August 31, 2010, 10:00:06 AM »
Look forward to seeing the label!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Yuengling, Transferred
« on: August 30, 2010, 01:33:10 PM »
Nice work! I will have to remember this trick next time I'm debating on spending the extra $$ on a specialty keg.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Yuengling, Transferred
« on: August 30, 2010, 01:26:15 PM »
I am interested in how you did this.
Did you use a sankey to corny keg connections and bleed of the keg pressure as it filled?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Steam beer question
« on: August 30, 2010, 10:53:42 AM »
The wort temp was 65F.  Again, too high   :-[

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