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barrooze 07-12-2012 03:03 AM

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When I used to vorlauf, I think some of the returning wort would disturb the grain bed unless I was very careful when pouring it back into the mash. I remedied this by slicing notches into a Maxwell House coffee lid. Now I just float this lid on the mash and pour the returning vorlauf fluid onto it.


gingerdawg 07-12-2012 03:46 AM

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gingerdawg 07-12-2012 03:46 AM

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Proboscidea 07-13-2012 12:36 AM

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Well, this isn't going to win the award for Most Unusual Awesomest Re-Purposing Ever, but I keep a selection of used plastic yogurt container lids around for measuring out hops and other additions before the boil.

And I don't have a pic, but I devised a system that automatically takes a gravity reading in the fermenter when one of my three cats steps onto the litter box. Okay, not really, but I was just feeling kind of inadequate about this lackluster post of mine.


Proboscidea 07-13-2012 12:46 AM

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After making a CPVC manifold for my mash contraption, I had a few feet of pipe left over. My boil pot doesn't have any kind of volume markings, so I got out a permanent marker and constructed this sophisticated measuring device.

Behold: Ol' Brewie The Brewstick!


SharonaZamboni 07-13-2012 01:25 PM

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I haven't done this yet, but if I don't get a chiller soon, I'm going to fill the ice cream container with water, freeze it, then set it in my brew pot with the motor resting on the top of the pot. Plug it in and the motor will slowly turn the ice in the wort.



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