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Old 07-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #51
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That would take 2 lifetimes to roll 25lbs!

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Old 07-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #52
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Paper shredder works as mill.
I've read about doing this before. Did you modify the blades in any way? Does it actually do a consistant crush?
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #53
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Coffee Urns... ya know the kind that they use at large functions... when I extract-brewed I used two... they stayed at a constent 170 after reaching temprature. so I would turn them on and when the light came on; I added my grains, up to 2 Lbs in one.... It usually stopped in the right range for steeping... I would check it and if needed plug it back in... the other one I would use for sparging water....

NEW PLAN: I just bought a 60 cup one and I am going to try to use in as the heater for a RIMS system.... I have already tested it and it also "sets" at about 170 degrees... I now need to build my copper coil and see if it will actually work...

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Old 07-13-2012, 03:28 PM   #54
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This is one of my favorites.

Degassing wand for wine/mead:


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/de-gassing-wand-98364/

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Old 07-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #55
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I've read about doing this before. Did you modify the blades in any way? Does it actually do a consistant crush?
No modifications. Much more here. I had do 2 passes but the "shred" was beautifiul.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:33 PM   #56
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No modifications. Much more here. I had do 2 passes but the "shred" was beautifiul.
Interesting! If I hadn't recently bought a Corona I'd consider this!
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #57
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I've already been conjuring up rigs I can make to hold the mixer in place while I'm cleaning things up... I've also been wanting a pump, primarily for wort recirc, but this may just be the solution I needed! We never use our hand mixer anyways!!!
I used the wand-blender/stick-blender type deal last brew. Whips up some serious froth in the wort before pitching. Started further down but once you get it near the surface it really starts injecting O2 in there.
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Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
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No modifications. Much more here. I had do 2 passes but the "shred" was beautifiul.
You're on a roll lately, dude.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #59
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I use my son's red wagon to move my fermenters. It holds two of the large vittle vaults perfectly. Great way to move around 20g batches.

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You missed the obvious. Sounds like you ferment in Vittle's Vaults.

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