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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2010, 10:09:19 AM »
I figure the Corona mill would be fun to tinker with until I save up for a the real deal. Just another home brewer trying to save a buck.
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2010, 10:38:05 AM »
The FedEx Santa just dropped off my new burner!!  



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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2010, 10:51:02 AM »
Christmas present to myself...why that would be the remaining parts required to finish construction of my single tier Brutus 10 brewstand. I'll hopefully be heading up to Philly in a couple weeks to Capozzoli's Metalworks Cafe to utilize the fine welding skills of our very own Capozzoli to put the finishing touches on the brewstand.  8)
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2010, 12:13:34 PM »
I figure the Corona mill would be fun to tinker with until I save up for a the real deal. Just another home brewer trying to save a buck.

I used one for a few years.  I typcially do half batches and even then it was a chore to crank through 5-6lb of malt, but I generally got a good looking crush.  conditioning the malt prior to crushing helped keep the husks intact.

It also works well for unmalted grains (like wheat) that are pretty hard on a roller mill.

And back to the topic, I got a small freezer for a fermentation chamber a few days ago.  My first fermentation is going now, an alt at 56F.
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2010, 01:05:24 PM »
I figure the Corona mill would be fun to tinker with until I save up for a the real deal. Just another home brewer trying to save a buck.

I used one for a few years.  I typcially do half batches and even then it was a chore to crank through 5-6lb of malt, but I generally got a good looking crush.  conditioning the malt prior to crushing helped keep the husks intact.

It also works well for unmalted grains (like wheat) that are pretty hard on a roller mill.

And back to the topic, I got a small freezer for a fermentation chamber a few days ago.  My first fermentation is going now, an alt at 56F.

How do you do the conditioning of the malt beforehand? That's new to me...
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2010, 06:20:55 PM »
How do you do the conditioning of the malt beforehand? That's new to me...

You spray some water on the malt and mix it in to rehydrate the husks.

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php/Malt_Conditioning
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