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Equipment and Software / Re: How big for a homebrewer?
« on: June 13, 2012, 01:53:27 PM »
Igloo makes a 250 qt. Only $750 in their online store.
I think two 100's will do better for me.
I'd be all over that 150 if there was a SAMs club near here.
I also like the idea of two so I can do 1/2 batches and keep a decent grain bed depth

Denny. Why do you use so much water in the mash?  Wouldn't the ratio be the same?

It's the same ratio, but the overall amount is much greater when you use 75 lb. of grain per batch!

I understand that you're scaling up everything accordingly but where you lost me is where you ended up as a no-sparge. I guess if you were making the same amount of 2X strength wort it would make sense but I am thinking I'd be ramping up everything else in conjunction.

It may work out like that because all I ever use it for is 10 gal. batches of 1.100 BW.  I'll try to remember to pull out my notes and give you an example.

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The Pub / Re: Need an iTunes expert
« on: June 13, 2012, 12:08:23 PM »
You guys rock!  Thanks so much.  I'll buy ya a beer in Bellevue!

Snake River Brewers, I'll make it easy, Club Night

I'll be at the Cascade Brewers Society booth serving Wee Shroomy.  I'll save ya some!

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The Pub / Re: Need an iTunes expert
« on: June 13, 2012, 12:01:34 PM »
by the way, kottke is full of win and awesome.

I've got most of his albums going back to the 70s.  I've mixed a couple of his shows.  Great guy.

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The Pub / Re: Need an iTunes expert
« on: June 13, 2012, 12:00:50 PM »
You guys rock!  Thanks so much.  I'll buy ya a beer in Bellevue!

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The Pub / Need an iTunes expert
« on: June 13, 2012, 11:12:24 AM »
I've been using iTunes on my PC to rip CDs and xfer them to my iPad.  Works fine 99% of the time, but if I put in a CD where other artists are listed along with the title artist, it creates a separate "CD" for each combination.  I've tried moving the wonky ones into the main "CD"but it doesn't work.  Make any sense?  Anybody know how to get all tracks on a physical CD to end up on the same virtual CD in iTunes?  It looks like this when it rips those CDs....




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Equipment and Software / Re: How big for a homebrewer?
« on: June 13, 2012, 10:39:08 AM »
Igloo makes a 250 qt. Only $750 in their online store.
I think two 100's will do better for me.
I'd be all over that 150 if there was a SAMs club near here.
I also like the idea of two so I can do 1/2 batches and keep a decent grain bed depth

Denny. Why do you use so much water in the mash?  Wouldn't the ratio be the same?

It's the same ratio, but the overall amount is much greater when you use 75 lb. of grain per batch!

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The wort "return" for Jamil's setup is a small length of copper tubing attaching to heat-tolerant hosing with a clamp, secured to the chiller. Is that what others are using?

I'm also trying to figure out how to fit an ice-bath recirculation into this design, and admit I'm a little confused.

I have a long piece of tubing on the output of my pump and I just stick the end of the tubing back into the kettle.

I was thinking that, so I'm glad there isn't some logical reason it wouldn't work ;)

It's totally pragmatic!  I use a little quick clamp on the edge of the kettle to hold the tubing in place.

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During mashing, I was definitely getting a "graham cracker" aroma. Is that what was meant by "toasty/biscuity?" I'll try to reserve judgment until I taste the beer, but I think I see what a few of you mentioned.

Hmm...Never used GP before. From that description, im intrigued. Sounds like itd make a helluva good Brown Porter with English Brown Malt and some Chocolate Malt.

It's also the go to malt for Scotch ales.

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Equipment and Software / Re: How big for a homebrewer?
« on: June 13, 2012, 08:40:11 AM »
Graham, I batch sparge large and/or high gravity batches using a 152 qt. cooler.  It works fine.  The only drawback, if you can call it that, is that I use so much mash water that most of those batches turn out to be no sparge.  That gives me the opportunity to do partigyle batches, too.

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The Pub / Re: screw the thermapen, Here's my fathers day present!
« on: June 12, 2012, 07:25:24 PM »
Congrats, Dad!

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Events / Re: Nhc tickets mailed?
« on: June 12, 2012, 07:17:39 PM »
That's not so kosher, so I'm going to say no.

And I'll agree with Drew.

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The wort "return" for Jamil's setup is a small length of copper tubing attaching to heat-tolerant hosing with a clamp, secured to the chiller. Is that what others are using?

I'm also trying to figure out how to fit an ice-bath recirculation into this design, and admit I'm a little confused.

I have a long piece of tubing on the output of my pump and I just stick the end of the tubing back into the kettle.

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Events / Re: Nhc tickets mailed?
« on: June 12, 2012, 06:18:17 PM »
+1

The most important item...don't forget to get your tasting glass.  :D

You learn fast, Ron!  ;)

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Equipment and Software / Re: BeerSmith Cloud
« on: June 12, 2012, 11:38:57 AM »
I've got one up there, but it's screwed up...if you see it, ignore it!

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