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Yeast and Fermentation / Sour Starter ?
« on: July 06, 2011, 12:43:05 PM »
Has anyone tried the sour strarter that was in Zymurgy artical "Funk with less Fuss" (March/April 2011). I would like to make a sour beer . This seems easier than going with Brett. Whats the best way to go.         Thanks  Vin

Equipment and Software / Re: Help with Johnson Controller
« on: July 06, 2011, 08:55:16 AM »
If you can use this control for heating and cooling . On inside cover when removed will show how to change from one to the other. I hope this helps.

Beer Recipes / Re: Pumpkin beer
« on: June 29, 2011, 09:24:16 AM »
You can use sweet potatoe as pumkin there similar in color and taste

« on: June 28, 2011, 12:46:06 PM »
Congrats on  BREWER OF THE WEEK. Also their is a cake for you in the craft beer site.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: May 26, 2011, 10:29:51 AM »
Just wondering if your starting a fire in the barrel your going to melt the food grade liner out of it. Use a regular barrel strip paint off and paint with high temp stove paint. Or is a food grade thicker material?

The Pub / Re: Geothermal Heating and Cooling
« on: February 11, 2011, 10:18:17 AM »
Price depends on the way you run the coil in deep trench or drilled hole. Here's a guy site . Pete runs it and very informative. He can probably give you info for your area. Went to a couple dems he did. His house is the test site on south st. Also check what tax credits your town, state might give you.

Equipment and Software / Re: Brewstand
« on: December 20, 2010, 12:18:38 PM »
Back a few issues in Zymurgy showed a brewstand built using metal shelving and bolts. Maybe someone can post the artical for you. Good luck

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: payment plan for lifetime membership
« on: October 21, 2010, 01:29:46 PM »

johnf usethis link if it dosent work go up to link euge has. Shows the options. Hope it helps.[/url]

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: payment plan for lifetime membership
« on: October 21, 2010, 11:30:05 AM »
Once my 3 year family membership runs out I'll probably just get two of the lifetimes for my wife and I but a comparable price break would be nice.
  Why not just get the family lifetime =700. instead of 1200. for you and your wife unless im reading it wrong.

Equipment and Software / Re: I bent my rod
« on: October 18, 2010, 10:47:32 AM »
You can straighten the rod but you will need to be able to determine how it's bent. That can be accomplished by spinning the roller and finding the high spot.  This is typically done on vee blocks with an indicator but you can also do it on a very flat table but you will need a way to find the high spot. Once you've determined the high spot, you will then need to tap it with a hammer (gingerly) to bring it back into the axis of rotation. Then spin it again to find the high spot and tap with hammer.  This can be repeated until the runout of the spindle is in check. will need to return it to the supplier for rework and/or replacement

+1    Also check the bushings on the crank side From what you said 1 or 2 migth be shot.

Ingredients / Re: Where to buy/order chocolate/cacao nibs from
« on: October 07, 2010, 08:10:13 AM »
More beer has them in the spice section.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Howmany Apples does it take
« on: September 01, 2010, 07:30:40 AM »
It takes around 12lbs to 14lbs for a gallon. I think it works out to 1 1/2 bussels?

The Pub / Re: need a favor - hop photography
« on: August 30, 2010, 09:58:27 AM »
Google  Images for hops  some nice pics that could work.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Necessary to Sparge with a HERMS system?
« on: August 30, 2010, 07:40:56 AM »
Not necessary because you are recirculating . Have about 1 inch of liquid covering your mash have a constant flow, not fast or you could end up with a stuck mash . Your conversion might happen faster than normal. Good luck.       Edit YES sparge .I think I had some of your cold meds. 

Equipment and Software / Re: Propane Gas Burner - Major Soot Problem
« on: August 26, 2010, 11:30:47 AM »
I'm not sure why a 20 Lbs tank wont work. But on a site where they are sold says the burner wont work properly with a 20 lb tank. It says theses burners use a low pressure regulator . But double check where you order from it might use a high pressure regulator.

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