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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cost Per Batch?
« on: April 12, 2010, 08:31:12 AM »
I also buy grain in bulk (about $30 for 55lb),
Hops by the lb,
and repitch most of the yeast.

If you buy DME in bulk it is about $98 to $125 for 50lb bag.
That is about $2-$2.5 per lb.
One bag would last you about 8 brews.

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Did somebody said CELEBREX?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Boil Times
« on: April 09, 2010, 07:03:38 AM »
I brew mostly with Pilsner malt and I do 90 min boil. 

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I just started to measure last runnings pH.
On my 4 SRM Blond Ale (1048) I added Lactic Acid and last running pH was the same as mash pH.
In two 18 SRM beers (1069 both) I did not add lactic acid and my pH went up 0.5 and 0.3 points.

I understand that this is relevant to my brewing water.
I will be watching last runnings but as of now I would say I should acidify my sparge water.
My Alkalinity (CaCO3 ppm) is 91.

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I will be brewing Evil Twin based amber Ale this Sunday.
I might call it Evil Twin Light  ;D

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Equipment and Software / Re: Regulator won't seal...
« on: March 27, 2010, 06:39:23 PM »
Sometimes the oring doesn't seal properly.  My gas supply house gave me a plastic gasket to use in addtition to the oring and this works great.  They give me one every time I fill one of my tanks.
the same thing here.
I get new washer every time when i exchange my tank.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Storing Grain?
« on: March 25, 2010, 03:55:07 PM »
Here it is :

1718
Brewing Janet's Brown Ale this Friday

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sour Mash
« on: March 24, 2010, 09:09:36 AM »
How do people go about holding the mash at ~110-120F for several days of sour mashing?
Recirculate with HERMS would be my suggestion.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Testing my profile.
« on: March 22, 2010, 06:55:57 PM »
looking good

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Equipment and Software / Re: Stubborn Cornie Top
« on: March 17, 2010, 11:41:15 AM »
Is your keg still holding?
I just got one keg that both handles on top are loose and I need to glue them.
Thank you

Yes Sir . .holding fast!
Great news.
I already got me some Amazing Goop so I am ready to go.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Which Brew pot to buy?
« on: March 16, 2010, 07:17:39 PM »
I got 10 gal MegaPot kettle with ball valve.

If you are going to use it as a kettle ball valve is a must and thermometer is nice to have.
If you are going to use it as a mash tun then you also need thermometer and false bottom.
If you decided that you are only going to brew 5 gal batches both pots will work.
if you are going to brew 10 gal batched you need 15 gal pot.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: question about a mash schedule
« on: March 14, 2010, 04:42:49 PM »
And truth be told, most of those brewers mash in coolers and would find it very difficult to do a multi-step mash.

I do mash in orange cooler and do step mashes.
There is nothing wrong about coolers.


Can we class that cooler sitting on a radiator as a "direct fired mash tun" ?   :P
Ha ha ha...

Nice try but no cigar.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: question about a mash schedule
« on: March 12, 2010, 08:38:26 PM »
And truth be told, most of those brewers mash in coolers and would find it very difficult to do a multi-step mash.

I do mash in orange cooler and do step mashes.
There is nothing wrong about coolers.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: question about a mash schedule
« on: March 12, 2010, 02:00:08 PM »
g-pa,
Practice makes perfect.
Brew often and brew lot.
Give beer away and brew more.
Spread the love around.

I am multi rest / decoction guy but I started with single infusion.

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