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All Grain Brewing / Re: 1st AG Effieency
« on: November 24, 2010, 07:57:06 PM »
Regardless, looking back on it 158F is pretty high by convention. I'm surprised you've hit 1.018 at all. So probably you really weren't that high due to the imbalances in a direct fired mashing process. Convection and mixing etc...

Try batch sparging at a single infusion temp- say 153F...?

Agreed...158* is high.
Shoot for low 150s, if you can't get precise control of your burner.
That will make all the difference in the world.

Equipment and Software / Re: Plate Chillers and Gravity Feeds
« on: November 16, 2010, 10:22:39 PM »
Install a weldless fitting & ball valve to your kettle.
It's easy & cost effective.
There are several videos & articles out there, to help you with the process...
But, it's basically...
Buy or make a weldless fitting that incorporates hi-temp o-rings.
Drill a small starter hole near the bottom of your kettle.
Use a step bit or other good quality drill bit to drill your outlet hole.
Attach your weldless fitting & valve...

I currently have 2 kettles that use them & like them so much, I'll be adding a 3rd to a keggle.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I just sent this to Pabst Brewing Co
« on: November 12, 2010, 03:25:07 PM »
So you don't know any Germans?   Schmidt is the German equivalent of Smith.  Someone who makes something, usually in metal working.  You know what a blacksmith is, I am sure.
In German, knife is messer and smith is schmidt.  So in German someone who makes knives and swords was a Messerschmidt...

Yes...Thank you...A close friend is a guy named Schmitz & I'm married to a Swedish/German goddess, so I was well aware.
Maybe I need to be less sutble & more funny with my humorous outbursts...Sorry.

Or...Maybe you guys aren't aware of "The brew that grew in the great Northwest"...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I just sent this to Pabst Brewing Co
« on: November 11, 2010, 10:57:23 PM »
I'll refrain from trying to translate Schmidt.

Bottineau Prairie IPA

9# 2-row
1# Caramel 60L
1# Vienna malt
1 oz Centennial 60 min
1 oz Centennial 30 min
1 oz Centennial 15 min
1 oz Centennial 5 min
1 oz Centennial @ Flame out
White Labs California Ale #WLP001
1 oz Centennial dry hop

The Pub / Re: Beer drinking and brewing music
« on: November 11, 2010, 08:24:16 PM »

Здорово, когда пивоваренной толстый Империи.

"Rise, Russia, from a slavish captivity..."

Interesting lyrics.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Burners for 10 gal batches
« on: November 11, 2010, 04:46:17 PM »
It is noisy when it is on full-blast, but it will heat 17 gallon of water in a 20 gallon SS kettle to 150+ F in about 30 minutes.

I always have to kinda laugh when my neighbor sees me brewing & tries to have a conversation, from 30 yards away.
I never have a clue what she's saying.

The Pub / Re: Salute
« on: November 11, 2010, 04:06:56 PM »
Thank you Veterans, for protecting my freedom & giving so much.

The Pub / Re: Beer drinking and brewing music
« on: November 10, 2010, 09:09:31 PM »

Why the sulfite addition?

Sorbistat I can understand.

Can you please elaborate?

I'm about to bottle my first mead & would like to know the best steps to use for lightly back-sweetening & bottling.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Pre-sweetened Coconut as an ingredient
« on: November 10, 2010, 07:41:48 PM »
Is fresh coconut hard to find, in Korea?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Groupon Homebrew Kit
« on: November 10, 2010, 02:34:57 PM »
I hope someone jumped on this deal.
Midwest is great.
They're my LHBS.

The Pub / Re: Beer drinking and brewing music
« on: November 09, 2010, 10:31:44 PM »
These guys play bluegrassy stuff, but it's about as country as I get . . . good brewing music though.

Ah, yes...That's the stuff!

I like the beefed (boefed) up, modified bluegrass...

Equipment and Software / Re: wort chiller
« on: November 09, 2010, 04:11:12 PM »
I made my chiller out of 25' of 3/8 copper tube.
I wrapped coils around a Corny keg.
Then, bent the 2 ends upward & outward, using spring-style tube benders.
Next, I added a stainless steel hose clamp to hold the 2 ends together (for strength/rigidity).
Finally, I added brass compression fittings for garden hose connections.

It works, great.

Ingredients / Re: Favorite Odd Hop Sensations
« on: November 04, 2010, 04:18:35 PM »
Great responses but, It's almost got a rubbery type aroma to it....I mean in a good way. I'm thinking it's got to be domestic's sooo different from the German varietal. Now it's bugging me  ???

Maybe one of the "C" hops...Cascade, Centennial, Cluster...

Red Tail Ale uses cascade & cluster.

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