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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sparge Arm Ideas?
« on: November 24, 2010, 03:59:00 AM »
This what the Tubercle did for years until he became Dennyfied.
Sorry to hear that man.
Is that curable  ;D

All Grain Brewing / Re: Decocotion mash
« on: November 24, 2010, 03:55:59 AM »
If I do decoction I do single decoction from 143F to 160F.

The Pub / Re: kids need to learn the important stuff early....
« on: November 21, 2010, 08:28:42 PM »
In my state it is completely legal for a parent to give a minor alcohol.
Legal in Wisconsin to share alcoholic drink with your child at home or in the restaurant/bar as long as it does not violate house rules of establishment.

Now think about the communion wine.
Is that legal?
Minor are been serve alcohol in churches not by their parents.

The Pub / Re: In case you wonder what happened to me
« on: November 21, 2010, 08:12:15 PM »
Kai great to see you back.

Equipment and Software / Re: refrigerated truck as fermentation lager house
« on: November 21, 2010, 03:02:27 AM »
FTR I bought a 12X12 WiC for around 4K. That's pricey, sure. But so's a Truck. Of course I can't drive my WiC.
You got yourself a great deal.
Good for you.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager strains
« on: November 20, 2010, 01:02:02 PM »
Brewing Science Institute does NOT refer to 830 and 2124 as a yeast of the same origin.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lagering temps.....
« on: November 20, 2010, 12:41:03 PM »
I am only a few feet ahead of you, but immensely enjoyed reading this:

I think this is still a great book for a brand new homebrewer.  Some of the other books out there like How to Brew or Designing Great Beers can be a bit intimidating if you're just getting started.  Charlie's book may be a bit dated on some of the technical information but is an enjoyable read and gets you the gist of what you're supposed to be doing.
This was a book I started with.
I look at how to brew as a "reference" book.

Equipment and Software / Re: refrigerated truck as fermentation lager house
« on: November 20, 2010, 12:16:36 PM »
Unless you could find it for dirt cheap you could probably build a walk-in cooler.
Walking coolers are expensive thou.
And then how would you control temp on each fermenter?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Smoked beer help please?
« on: November 16, 2010, 09:57:33 PM »
I made Rauch bier with 100% rauch malt from weirmann.
It had a nice smkiness to it.
I also have to say that both beers were not the same eventhou I used the same recipe.
I suspect that freshness if rauch malt had something to do with it.
Good luck. 

Equipment and Software / Re: New brew kettles
« on: November 05, 2010, 09:14:32 PM »
Awesome - Best of luck.

Since collaboration brews seem to be the 'in thing' among pro-brewers, have you & Major considered doing one?
that is a great idea but we live quite apart.
As far as Pro-brewer thing. I am still working on license.
I hope to have it done by the end of the year.

Equipment and Software / Re: New brew kettles
« on: November 05, 2010, 12:40:47 AM »
Thank you guys.
Raw volume is 210 gallons.
I am planning to use 6 heating elements. 
I hope they will be done in middle of November.

Equipment and Software / Re: wort chiller
« on: November 05, 2010, 12:37:12 AM »
Get solder without lead.
They should have it in the hardware store.

Ingredients / Re: Chloride Sulfate Ratio
« on: November 04, 2010, 01:14:11 AM »
Thank you

Ingredients / Re: Chloride Sulfate Ratio
« on: November 04, 2010, 12:41:50 AM »
AJ has an interesting podcast on his website on water. 
Do you have link to that podcast?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Capping for the long haul
« on: November 03, 2010, 03:59:52 PM »
Is there any way to know what are O2 scavenging caps and what are not?

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