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All Grain Brewing / Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« on: September 07, 2010, 02:40:49 PM »
OK...I guess I need to go buy a sense of humor.
Sorry.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Irish Ale WLP004 Ferm Temps?
« on: September 07, 2010, 01:35:56 PM »
I had a similar question...
I pitched one of the WLP004 vials on Friday evening & it was 65 in my basement.
A 2" to 3" head of krausen formed for 2 days & now it's totally gone.
I can't imagine that the yeast finished its business on a 1.060 oatmeal stout, in that little amount of time, at that low a temp.
Can this be true?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« on: September 07, 2010, 01:23:55 PM »

Round coolers, by law, are only orange (though once in a great while they are allowed to be yellow).

Where in the heck did that come from???
I don't believe it, for a second.
Mine's red.
I've seen blue, green, black, white, brown, yellow, orange...I can't imagine there's a color mandate.
I can see maybe a rule within an organization like OSHA, but not a Federal mandate for regular consumers.

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The Pub / Re: In case you wonder what happened to me
« on: August 25, 2010, 06:34:54 AM »
Caramel 40L?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Barley Crusher in today!
« on: August 23, 2010, 01:41:19 PM »
I set mine to .027" & condition my malt.
Seems to do a great job.
Just don't over-condition, or you'll end up with a gummed-up Barley Crusher, a broken hand crank & a burned out drill.
I'll never make that mistake, again.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« on: August 23, 2010, 01:37:09 PM »
You may want to consider malt conditioning and/or rice hulls, before you scrap your mash tun.
I have used the 'braided supply hose' approach & had no problems, so far.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« on: August 23, 2010, 01:06:13 PM »
Rectangular coolers give better volume.
I found regrets building with a round cooler, after my first batch.

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Ingredients / Re: Post your water report
« on: August 23, 2010, 01:01:41 PM »
Maple Grove, MN
Evidently, we have some of the hardest water on earth.

Metals
Total Hardness as CaCO3 357 mg/l
Calcium as CaCO3 208 mg/l
Magnesium as CaCO3 149 mg/l
Sodium as CaCO3 42.1 mg/l

Wet Chemistry
pH 7.2
Turbidity 0.19
Alkalinity, Total as CaCO3 297 mg/l
Alkalinity, Bicarbonate 297 mg/l
Chloride as CaCO3 80.5
Sulfate as CaCO3 46.2

Calculated
pH of Saturation 7.37
Langelier Index @ 8.8C -0.17
Free CO2 45 mg/l
Total Hardeness as CaCO3 20.9 gpg
Non-Carbonate Hardness as CaCO3 59.8 mg/l


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Ingredients / Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« on: August 13, 2010, 01:10:45 PM »
You can ship it to my house.

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Just to clarify...By no means was I telling anyone to go to hell, when I mentioned the big box stores.

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The Pub / Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« on: August 13, 2010, 11:16:29 AM »
Gluek Honey Bock, in a can....ACHHHHGGHHHHH...Ptoooeee!!!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Brew kettle surface area
« on: August 13, 2010, 08:03:52 AM »
Hmmm...Good to know.
I'll have to remember than, when I start using my keggle.

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As was stated earlier, any beer resembling PBR is a lot harder to brew than you think. A profile that small screams out any mistakes you might have made. Those dudes have PBR making nailed down to an absolute science...Don't be fooled.
However...First thing to do is read John Palmer's book How to Brew & Charlie Papazian's book The Complete Joy of Homebrewing...Read them both a few times.
Then, buy this: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/master-brewers-kit-with-kegging-setup.html
Then, go to Walmart/Target/Kmart/Home Depot/Lowes/Big Box Hell & buy yourself a big picnic cooler...Over 60 quarts, because you'll want to do huge batches, at some point. Look up how to modify it for brewing...There are several instructional videos & websites that utilize a toilet hose, ball valve & a few fittings.
Also, pick up a 20+ quart stainless steel pot & some long spoons.
Then, go online & order this: http://www.waresdirect.com/products/Restaurant-Supply/Update-International/60-Qt168824
After that, get yourself a propane burner like this: http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/burners/low-profile-banjo-burner-burner-and-stand.html
Once that's ordered...Get this: http://www.barleycrusher.com/barleycrusher.php
Get 20 to 50 feet of 3/8" copper tube & make a chiller.
Buy 5 more cornelius kegs...You'll need them.
Look for a clone recipe of a beer you like & brew it like 5 times.
Oops...I think I just exceeded your $1,000

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Equipment and Software / Re: Brew kettle surface area
« on: August 13, 2010, 07:30:24 AM »

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Ingredients / Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« on: August 13, 2010, 07:22:43 AM »
I have been using a lot of citra, over the last few months.
Initially, they can impart a cat-pee smell.
But, all have improved drastically with age.

Now...
The actual cat-pee I recently smelled on Rabe's shoes...
That can't be improved with age.

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