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Equipment and Software / Re: Travel Taps on the cheap
« on: February 15, 2011, 01:41:37 AM »
There is only a couple inches of run between the ice and the tap.

Equipment and Software / Travel Taps on the cheap
« on: February 14, 2011, 03:40:21 AM »
...if you have a kegerator that you can temporarily cannibalize.  This cost me about $15 for the shelves and $5 for the hinge.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: using bottled water
« on: January 30, 2011, 05:08:20 PM »
Here's a link:
Is a 100 micron filter small enough to filter chlorine and/or chloramines?

Equipment and Software / Dropped my Barley Crusher
« on: December 05, 2010, 09:20:44 PM »
I dropped my Barley Crusher. It landed on its hand-crank arm.  Now the shaft is bent between the handle and the knurls. >:(  I'm going to use the table vise at work and see if I can bend it back straight, but if I can't, is there a replacement part readily available?

I'm doing a big weizenbock.  1.104 anticipated OG.  I'm going to call it Tweiczenbock, as in a double weizenbock.

Wood/Casks / Re: Souring in a Whiskey Cured Barrel???
« on: December 03, 2010, 02:06:09 PM »
I think that if you have the patience, it would be a good idea to use the barrel for a couple of non-sour batches first.  The whiskey flavor should start to diminish as it is used a few times.  Also, from what I understand, once you go sour, you can't go back.

The Pub / Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
« on: December 02, 2010, 03:28:45 AM »
I've always enjoyed the apparent sense of humor that went along with the intelligence of Niels Bohr.
e.g.: "I don't believe in superstition, but I hung a horse-shoe just in case."

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew Masters......up or down.....?
« on: December 01, 2010, 02:10:19 AM »
I'm not sure any BMC drinkers will be swayed by chicha.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Shipping Beer
« on: November 30, 2010, 03:13:53 AM »
I go with the printable UPS shipping labels from my computer as well.  Nobody has ever even inquired about the contents when I drop them off at the shipping store.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew Masters......up or down.....?
« on: November 25, 2010, 10:23:49 PM »
I kinda liked it,. but it felt too much like an hour long infomercial for DFH.  If each show features a different brewery, then I have no problem with Sam going first, but if the whole series is DFH, then 2 thumbs down.

Ingredients / Re: Favorite Odd Hop Sensations
« on: November 19, 2010, 02:03:29 AM »
I would love to try a sauvin, summit, simcoe, citra IPA sometime.

I'd try that just for the alliteration.

Ingredients / Weizenbock Vs.Wheatwine
« on: November 19, 2010, 01:55:03 AM »
What, if any, is the difference?...The yeast?

Ingredients / Re: Post your water report
« on: November 08, 2010, 02:48:05 PM »
This is from my Ward Labs report for Brookings, OR (On the Oregon Coast at the CA border)

pH    7.4
Total Dissolved Solids Est     76
Cations/Anions, me/L     1.1/ 0.9

Na       11
K        <1
Ca        9
Mg        2
Total Hardness, CaCO3    31
NO3-N   0.3(Safe)
SO4-S   1
Cl         4
CO3    <1
HCO3   40
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3     33

Beer Recipes / Re: Fruit and OG
« on: October 30, 2010, 05:21:01 PM »
So, I added 6 cans of Oregon Fruit Co. Raspberries (couldn't get hold of the puree) to my fermenter bucket after 5 days.  That's 5.3# of raspberries or 0.94# sugar that I can put into the original recipe on ProMash as if it were there from the beginning.  Then take the anticipated gravity including the fruit and plug that into the efficiency gravity as if I had actually measured it thus.
N'est pas?

All Grain Brewing / Re: "double" sparge in a batch sparge
« on: October 23, 2010, 02:41:08 AM »


While the stick was never the same again, it had no deleterious effects on the beer.

I'll bet that word gets harder as the evening wears on! ;D

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