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The Pub / Re: Sandcastles!
« on: May 21, 2010, 11:02:24 AM »
Denny,

those pics make me homesick.
my wife is from gresham (went to school with Jim Parker) and we spent a lot of time out in seaside, newport, astoria.
would love to move back..

Don

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Equipment and Software / Re: odd equipment ideas
« on: May 21, 2010, 05:57:07 AM »
Mash in the toilet, flush to sparge?

my wife has wanted me to remodel bathroom.  put the old toilet up on the work bench,  water supply line.  kettle below......

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Equipment and Software / Re: odd equipment ideas
« on: May 20, 2010, 08:15:04 PM »


I've always thought this, too.  I might try it also.

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let me know if you go for it.  weekend garage sales are here so i am going to look for another opportunity

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Equipment and Software / Re: odd equipment ideas
« on: May 20, 2010, 01:13:39 PM »
CRAP, GOT RID OF OLD WASHER A FEW YEARS AGO, NICE STAINLESS TUB.  ACTUALLY THOUGHT OF CUTTING IT LENGTHWISE AND TURNING IT INTO A GRILL, OR THE OTHERWAY AND A FIRE PIT

ALSO WAITING FOR A NEIGHBOR TO TOSS A DISWASHER SO I CAN TURN THE RACKS IN TO A BOTTLE HOLDER.  THOUGH I AM GOING TO STOP BOTTLING.


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Equipment and Software / odd equipment ideas
« on: May 20, 2010, 12:30:41 PM »
saw a few things in a garage sale recently that made say hmmm.

has anybody used one of the old big percolator coffee pots for brewing (beer)? i was thinking for heating mash, possibly boiling, etc for small batches.

thought about using the old fashioned electric roasters as well.

or old stainless steel sinks for open ferment?

i may have to experiment and get back to ya

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Recent Headlines
« on: May 20, 2010, 12:19:38 PM »
i have never noticed it on the aha website

incidentlally, this is the best, easiest to use, and most complete forum that i have found.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Recent Headlines
« on: May 20, 2010, 10:49:37 AM »
am i missing something of value?  i am not familiar with "tech talk"

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i am not sure exactly but i think there are two types of pellet hops:  90 and 45.  such that the "90" means that 90 grams of these pellets has the same bittering/oils of 100 grams of whole, the 45 means it only takes 45 grams to equal 100 grams.  what is missing is stems, leaves ie. vegetal matter.  if you want less vegetal matter you would use the 45.  I suspect these are expensive and most pellet hops we get are the 90 variety.  so there would only be, as mentioned, about 10% difference.  if you are using fresh hops off your own rhizomes, expect them to behave a little "stronger"

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Equipment and Software / Re: plastic carboys
« on: May 15, 2010, 05:23:39 AM »
my original concern was actually oxygen diffusion.  i have a few left over from an old water cooler at work, and the things are relatively cheap to get.  thought it would be worthwhile to try turning them into conicals.  i am less worried about the chemicals leaching than i am about oxidation.  i may still try them and see if i get much oxidation

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not that this matters much but

i was a nuclear engineer and am now a doctor (why i am now broke)
i lived in hawaii but struggled with flip flops.

i don't have to know what wavelength of light is coming off my truck to know i love the old gray mare

i know that if i prime my lawnmower 3 times it will start if i prime it twice most times it won't (and i am a poor beer judge but i still enjoy a cold bud after mowing the lawn)

some people have good results with fly sparging, some with batch


as presented the information is helpful so that most of us can experiment and find out what works on  our own brew

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The Pub / Re: Great new place, same great Weaze.
« on: May 13, 2010, 08:46:50 AM »
i grew up in ohio but when i was in the navy i was stationed just north of pocatello in idaho falls. it was 1985 and that is when i had my first homebrew.  was renting a house and found a box in the closet under the stairs. the family who owned the house were named cushman.  we called the beer cushman's red. have no idea what it really was, how long it had been there.  we did know that it sucked, but it got me brewing.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Little Kings
« on: May 13, 2010, 05:06:39 AM »
we used to get those small bottles when i was in high school. I am not sure if brewed in cincinnati or if they have moved.  I heard a rumor that Sam Adams bought a cincinnati brewery where Jim Kochs father was a brewer....

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Ingredients / Re: 2-row malt
« on: May 12, 2010, 12:57:24 PM »
Can anybody point me to a site, pdf file or anything that explains kilning temperatures and time for pale malt

there is a book i think titled "the homebrewer's garden"  and it has a section on malting and converting malts to different colors flavors etc.  it is a fun read.

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All Things Food / Re: Need another addictive hobby?
« on: May 12, 2010, 10:57:10 AM »
i use to grow and jar my own fried peppers
started growing and pickling my own garlic.
both of those have faded. 
now i grow my own hops

can i make a pepper garlic hop sauce to use on bread while drinking denny's old stoner mustard beer?

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all that matters to some people is the alcohol content (same people who probably tried to get their hands on everclear when they were teenagers) it sounds like you guys all love your milds and that is what is important.  and sometimes you win and sometimes you don't.  when i can make a good mild,  i will enjoy it for what it is not what someone else thinks it should be.

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