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Messages - Jo Diesel

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All Grain Brewing / Re: barley crusher gap settings ?
« on: June 07, 2013, 07:25:55 AM »
Barley Crusher says the factory set at .039. Crush looks good but I guess I should check it since I added and electric motor to power it.

Hopfully I am past my 1st Kit !

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I like these aluminum cans for most recreation usage. Fill to the top and cap with no head space. Have had no issues filling from keg carbonated. Just pour the first pint in a glass then fill away. Large opening makes it easy to tip far enough to keep the foam down

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Naturally carbonating a keg
« on: June 07, 2013, 06:02:37 AM »
I started priming all my kegs with 1 cup to 15 gallons or about 2.7 oz for 5. By doing this I have cut my CO2 usage way down as it  recently took a big price hike. They store well being primed also and I think the flavor smooths out being keg conditioned.

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Pimp My System / Re: I'M CHEAP, NO PUMPS, ALL GRAVITY 15 GAL
« on: June 07, 2013, 05:10:11 AM »
I've thought and thought and I can't figure it out.
How does the roto-tiller fit into the process?
Not a roto-tiller. It is a Gravely Brush hog. Just happened to be there. I do use my tiller to work the spent grains into my garden though!

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Classifieds / Re: "BrewFlex" home brewery made from SoloFlex
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:13:18 AM »
Had to go to your E-bay to figure you used a weight bench as your frame. TOTALLY AWESOME IDEA! You see those things for free every day.  Should post that it is sold though

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: i'm brewing a beer for a movie
« on: June 04, 2013, 07:53:20 AM »
Might be nice to do a Wheat for the people that will not drink DARK BEERS :(

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: First Stuck Fermentation
« on: June 03, 2013, 08:55:47 AM »
Would it help any to raise the temp up to about 70 to get it to ferment out a little more? Don't know just asking.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: ~40 gallon plastic coke barrels
« on: June 03, 2013, 08:49:27 AM »
I just bought 3 18 gal food grade barrels but they do have a plastic smell that I do not want to come through in my beer. Would Oxy Clean Or baking soda be best or could I mix the two. I was going to soak with bleach

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Other Fermentables / Re: Homebrewopedia Cider Recipes
« on: May 31, 2013, 08:00:18 AM »
What class would you be in if you add brown sugar and cinnamon? I do 15 gal fresh cider 5lb brown sugar and soak cinnamon in vodka while fermenting and add in on week 5  . Then prime and bottle in 1L flip tops

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Other Fermentables / Re: Copper does remove sulfur!
« on: May 31, 2013, 07:45:17 AM »
Is the copper coil chiller OK? Have not had issues but I always use my copper chiller

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Pimp My System / Re: I'M CHEAP, NO PUMPS, ALL GRAVITY 15 GAL
« on: May 30, 2013, 09:53:34 AM »
The motor I used is a Dayton 6K329 at WW Grainger. It sells for $583 but I paid $15 at surplus.  I think you could use this one from the Surplus Center http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?item=5-1099&catname=electric. But I am sure it does not have the torque that the one I bought has.
The sprockets and chain are from McMaster Carr 6264K1 stainless #25 chain and 2737T4 sprocket on mill and 2737T11 on the motor for around 100 RPM
Or check flea bay here is a 12V That might work http://www.ebay.com/itm/KWIKEE-1820111-SLIDE-OUT-MOTOR-SLIDEROOM-REDUCTION-GEAR-WINNEBAGO-JAYCO-DUTCHMEN-/121049199597?pt=Motors_RV_Trailer_Camper_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c2f1833ed&vxp=mtr

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Equipment and Software / Re: 10 gallon stainless... thing?
« on: May 24, 2013, 09:09:36 AM »
I vote for fermenting vessel. All the pros use stainless.  A Cooler makes a good mash tun

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Pimp My System / Re: I'M CHEAP, NO PUMPS, ALL GRAVITY 15 GAL
« on: May 24, 2013, 05:47:28 AM »
It is a Dayton gear reduction 46 rpm and I doubled its speed with chain sprockets. Slow speed makes no dust and crushes perfectly.  The chain and sprockets came from McMaster Carr. At that torque I knew the belt drive would have to be to big and I wanted it to fit into my cabinet.
I bought this at MI State University Surplus store for $15 and when I got back looked it up in Grainger catalog and it retails for $450 so I would say I got A SCREAMING DEAL!! Wired the plug and switch myself.

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Pimp My System / Re: I'M CHEAP, NO PUMPS, ALL GRAVITY 15 GAL
« on: May 23, 2013, 02:32:37 PM »
Join the MI Brewers Guild. It is for the pro brewers but there are private members only meetings and VIP passes to the Brew Fests and a lot of information for us not so PROS! A Volunteer could get free entry to the Brew Fests. 

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Pimp My System / Re: I'M CHEAP, NO PUMPS, ALL GRAVITY 15 GAL
« on: May 23, 2013, 12:39:28 PM »
It doesn't look cheap, you just decided what to spend the money on. Good set up.


I see a stainless 3 tub sink, stone shelf, a water bib so you can clean and sprays up, and the all important mop. From the posters it looks like you are from MI.
St. Johns MI Dead center. The company I work for American Rentals does all the tents and Ameri-Cans for all the Mi Brewers Guild Beer Fests so I get VIP passes.

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