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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: SNPA in a can
« on: March 07, 2012, 07:52:41 PM »
Well that settles it...I must stop being racist against canned beers!  :P

Oatmeal Stout from Brewing Classic Styles.

So damp-rid absorbs the gasses coming out of the fermenter?

Ingredients / Re: Grain crush
« on: March 07, 2012, 11:21:54 AM »
I'm not sure how to interpret "I don't recall seeing broken grains". Crushed/broken grain sounds the same to me. Either way, the crushed grain in the picture looks good.

When I looked at the first grains I thought "oh no, they didn't crush them" but on closer inspection they looked like that they were just squeezed open. I could be mistaken, though, it was several weeks ago.

Ingredients / Re: Grain crush
« on: March 07, 2012, 11:01:27 AM »
 :) Great! I honestly had no idea what a good crush looked like.

Ingredients / Grain crush
« on: March 07, 2012, 08:40:08 AM »
I'm going to guess that the answer to this question is "if it works for you then don't worry about it" but I thought I would put it out there anyway.

The first all grain batch I brewed was something I ordered from and had them crush it. I don't recall seeing broken grains, they all seemed intact.

After that I got my grain from the local shop and this is how it was crushed:

Zoomed in:

Does that seem excessive? I didn't have any stuck sparge issue but I did go over the estimated pre-boil gravity by 5 points (add to that greater than expected boil-off and the OG was 8 points higher than expected).

Don't stick your head down in it then inhale!

I noticed this morning the tape holding temp probe onto the side of the carboy was coming off. So I reached down to slap a new piece of tape on and nearly passed out from the fumes! Burned all the way into my chest!

Duh! CO2 is heavier than air so the thing was filled with CO2 and whatever other crap the yeasties were belching up.

Gotta go with Denny on this one.  Still jealous about the Beer Camp at SN.  Told my wife it would make a great 45th B-Day present.  She laughed..... :'(


Shall we put in a good word for you?

I'll take a picture tonight. I should have saved the molten bits that I scraped off the cinder blocks. Parts of it were so thin that it was like aluminum foil.

Equipment and Software / Re: Fermentation Fridge
« on: March 05, 2012, 10:09:39 PM »
There's also a thread I found on this forum:

Equipment and Software / Re: Fermentation Fridge
« on: March 05, 2012, 09:17:46 PM »
I can't speak from experience but here's some interesting results I got from searching:

Looks like the temp of the fridge side is controlled by the freezer side. As you can see in that last one he just opened up both sides.

Looks like a fun project!

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