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All Grain Brewing / Re: Questions after first all grain
« on: May 05, 2010, 06:46:48 PM »
efficiency smischiency.  let me know how it tastes.

that said. probably reasonable job.

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The Pub / Re: Logo Critique
« on: May 04, 2010, 02:18:58 PM »
please keep us posted when available

my 30 year reunion is coming up and i have a classmate in huntsville. i will twist her arm to bring me some.

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The Pub / Re: Logo Critique
« on: May 03, 2010, 12:57:33 PM »
i think the 5th design has it all.


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Ingredients / Re: My babies
« on: April 30, 2010, 01:53:20 PM »
planted sentiem, magnum, sterling 2 weeks ago. magnum breaking through. hopefully others to follow this week.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Glass or plastic?
« on: April 30, 2010, 01:51:36 PM »
i still use a plastic bucket even up to 4 weeks.  i know of no reason not to use a corny for the longer duration lagers as long as the batch size works, and i am tending toward smaller more varied batches rather than big volumes.  cornies arent very expensive considering.  i have thought about some of the plastic conicals also but again i think i am okay

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Equipment and Software / Re: Hop Stripper?
« on: April 29, 2010, 01:42:20 PM »
as long as there is a good view of the lupulin glands 8)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: hey all right!!
« on: April 28, 2010, 12:28:42 PM »
eventually i will get there. ::)

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Equipment and Software / Re: heincans
« on: April 27, 2010, 06:39:04 PM »
probably still easiest to stick with 5 gallon cornys.  thanks

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Equipment and Software / heincans
« on: April 26, 2010, 09:11:29 AM »
has anyone tried to reuse one of those 5L heinecan kegs for homebrew, or have any ideas for kegging smaller batches 2-3 gallons.  just thinking of reducing my batches.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
« on: April 26, 2010, 07:09:32 AM »
My apologies, i understand what you are referring to now.  In my old navy days whiskey tango foxtrot, is the correct alphabet for WTF, was used for well,  WTF. I didn't realize it was the name of a beer.  Now i have to find one.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
« on: April 25, 2010, 06:54:29 PM »
whiskey tango foxtrot is what i think you mean but we get the point.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer Bottle Storage "Racks"
« on: April 25, 2010, 07:35:46 AM »
i don't know about plastic racks, but there is an old book out called "brew ware" and it has plans for makin the old fashioned wood boxes

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Flat Beer
« on: April 22, 2010, 07:57:38 AM »
may be flat or oxidized, but as i have recently made the mistake of referring to that as skunky, and subsequently re-educated, the skunky smell/taste comes from (i think i got this right)  a chemical reaction induced by uv light with chemicals from the hops. 

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couple ideas.  first, most shower heads are just threaded on and can be taken off. put a T valve in that would normally couple to a hand held nozzle. then connect to this.

the second is to use an "intercooler"  which is what i am planning on building.  this gets the cooling water colder than the faucet water.  use a resevoir (cooler, tub, etc,) filled with ice or ice packs.  then pump water from this through the wart cooler and back over the ice.  this has the effect of using colder cooling water and you need to use less water overall.  you then don't need to have constant supply from the faucets

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Boil Times
« on: April 21, 2010, 11:18:31 AM »
i already tend to let my beer lager for so long, how can i wait those extra 30 minutes?

i have tended to boil for just over an hour then i get bored and finish with my late addition hops.  probably around 75 minutes total

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