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Check you auto parts stores... sounds goofy, but I just discover the other day that my local CarQuest has beverage grade Oxarc co2... I traded in an empty 20 for a full one, $30. Cheaper at Oxarc, but saves me 90 miles round trip.
That’s awesome. I have a CarQuest down the road. Guys there are great. I’ll need to check next time I need wiper blades or an air filter.

First off, everything is a bit of a drive in Dallas. ;)

Homebrew Headquarters in Richardson was my favorite shop. Grain prices are very fair. Second was Dallas Homebrew in Carrollton.  Stubbies out near Fort Worth is solid as well with good prices on equipment

I exchanged CO2 tanks at Airgas. Good prices, but they operate on bankers hours, so I had to burn my lunch. Specs does exchanges as well, but mostly 5lb tanks.

If you want to join a club, there are two. South of LBJ is Dallas Homebrew Collective, north of LBJ is North Texas Homebrewers Association.

Going Pro / Re: Best way to find Brewmaster for startup brewpub
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:29:58 AM »
3bbl will get you just shy of 3k pints per week at four batches. Figuring 2 pints per adult you’d have enough for about 200 people per day. Might not be enough. You may be able to pour other breweries beers as well.

Equipment and Software / Re: ISO Spike System equipment profile
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:21:39 AM »
What are you looking for? All you should need is the dead space volumes. This is easy to do on your own.

Equipment and Software / Re: Bru'n Water files blocked by Gmail
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:09:22 AM »
You absolutely could tell the difference in the fermentor, or even in the glass. I wasn’t very clear in my suggestion. I was suggesting splitting the batch and mineralize each fermentor to approximate the two profiles.

Equipment and Software / Re: Bru'n Water files blocked by Gmail
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:16:28 PM »
You could do both, at least an approximation. Tailor the salts to make your mash work and then tweak in the fermentor for the flavor ions. Not perfect, but it’s something.

All Grain Brewing / Re: No-Sparge Partigyle
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:46:00 PM »
I think that is a splendid idea!  A German lager, and a duo German-English ale!?  You could even add an ounce or two of biscuit malt and EKG or Fuggle hops for a more obvious English effect.

If the first runnings are an expected 22 srm and 1.084, what should I expect from the second runnings (before I add anything), in terms of SRM and og?

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In general, think 2/3 from first runnings, 1/3 from second.
That’s how I do it. Figuring 75% mass efficiency, I get 50% (2/3) of the sugars in the first pull and 25% (1/3) on the second pull. Color is harder to nail down. An imperial stout i did we’re both black, a barleywine was more like 16srm and a dirty 10srm.

Equipment and Software / Re: brew bucket
« on: January 10, 2018, 06:21:21 PM »
Michael Tonsmier uses PET fermenters for long sour projects. Good for him is good for me.

Large heavy glass measuring cup or some other heavy container. I disconnect over the cup and use the wort from the line for my OG hydro sample.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: White spots all over outside of keg
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:05:23 PM »

Cam and grove is not hard to use. I can operate a 1/2” fitting one handed.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: When a LHBS Gets It Wrong
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:46:11 AM »
Still gonna stick with my LHBS. I like to see before I buy and have a relationship,  but the whole business is getting squeezed it seems. Stevie, are you contributing to the problem? Mom & Pop getting steamrolled by The Man?  ;)
[Hey, glad YOU came through the fire.]
I’d support local if the prices were fair. $80 for a sack of weyermann pils is outrageous. Many of the specialty malts are over $2. Plus it’s 45 minutes away.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: When a LHBS Gets It Wrong
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:28:27 AM »
I am basically online only now. Nearest shop has questionable malt after the Thomas fire and the next nearest is priced about 50% high. I can order a sack of malt from MoreBeer, pay shipping, and still have it come out cheaper without the drive.

Bear in mind that a 10-gallon mash tun often holds a little less than 10 gallons.  Only experience can tell you what the tru maximum is.
Yeah, those jerk cooler manufactures calculate capacity including the space inside the lid. I assume my 70qt is 62qt.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Poly-gyle?
« on: January 04, 2018, 09:27:16 PM »
I’m sure they treated their water to a degree. Measured processes and results may have been limited, but there was always “this worked last time”

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