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Offline nateo

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Weird German homebrew equipment
« on: December 21, 2012, 09:54:44 AM »
Check this out: http://hobbybrauer.de/modules.php?name=eBoard&file=viewthread&tid=16656#pid200254

I've never seen a mill like that before. It's so tiny. It looks like he uses a hot plate for the mash, and I'm not sure what for the sparge, but it looks kinda like a turkey fryer. He also pulverizes the hop pellets with a mortar and pestle, but he admits that's just him "being German."

Edit: http://www.hobbybrauerversand.de/products/Malzmuehlen/MattMill-Kompakt.html There's the mill. It has 2.7" rollers.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2012, 09:57:03 AM by nateo »
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Re: Weird German homebrew equipment
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 11:03:50 AM »
That is pretty fascinating!
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Re: Weird German homebrew equipment
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 11:09:22 AM »
It looks like he is using an indicator solution rather than pH paper. 
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Re: Weird German homebrew equipment
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 11:35:31 AM »
It looks like he is using an indicator solution rather than pH paper.

Yeah I noticed that too. He said it was hard to read, and was around 6.
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Re: Weird German homebrew equipment
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 08:28:07 AM »
I saw a wireless BBQ thermometer similar to the one I got for Christmas. The probe was pushed down into a long stainless steel thermowell which was strapped to the inside of the pot. The probe sends a signal to the handheld unit so you always know what your mash temp.
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