Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Best single addition to your brew day procedure
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #181
theBFG
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Posts: 104
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrinkNoH2O View Post
I hear you on that, particularly on days where you have a brew buddy. I've made a house rule - no drinking or chiefing on brew day until the boil is started and the bittering addition is in. Brew days go much more smoothly that way, and since we usually start around 9am, this keeps the shenanigans from happening until around 11am which is much more respectable.
Boooooooooo. BAN!!

__________________
theBFG is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-14-2012, 09:38 AM   #182
crushingblackdoom
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 177
Liked 21 Times on 18 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by r8rphan
Yesterday.. (or was it two weeks from now? ) I added a flux capacitor!
Now I can brew in one tenth the time!
Plus now I can jump ahead to when fermentation is done!
When the keg is empty, I just jump back and drink it again!
Life is really good!
Me too!

But that was after I found this forum. I've learned and practice so much information and techniques that I've encountered on this forum, from all you basass brewers out there. So without a doubt my single best addition has got to be HBT. Thanx everyone! Brew On
__________________
crushingblackdoom is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-17-2012, 05:48 AM   #183
zzARzz
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
zzARzz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 420
Liked 47 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I found that getting a restaurant ice-paddle, used for cooling soups and stocks for refrigeration, made getting those last Pain-In-The-Rear temps from 80F to pitching much quicker (especially during the summer when the water is a bit warmer). I just pull it from the freezer, sanitize and put it in the center of my immersion chiller. The shape also makes it very easy to get the reverse whirlpool to cool it even faster. Cut my cooling time from those temps by 20+ minutes. I would never put it in hot wort fresh from the pot, but it's pretty effective for anything under 90F. Any restaurant supply store will have them or you can get them from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/San-Jamar-Rapi...ords=rapi-kool

__________________
zzARzz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2012, 04:16 AM   #184
DankHead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Amarillo, TX
Posts: 118
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zzARzz View Post
I found that getting a restaurant ice-paddle, used for cooling soups and stocks for refrigeration, made getting those last Pain-In-The-Rear temps from 80F to pitching much quicker (especially during the summer when the water is a bit warmer). I just pull it from the freezer, sanitize and put it in the center of my immersion chiller. The shape also makes it very easy to get the reverse whirlpool to cool it even faster. Cut my cooling time from those temps by 20+ minutes. I would never put it in hot wort fresh from the pot, but it's pretty effective for anything under 90F. Any restaurant supply store will have them or you can get them from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/San-Jamar-Rapi...ords=rapi-kool
i may try this with frozen 2 liter bottles. It should work the same, no?
__________________
DankHead is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2012, 09:33 AM   #185
diS
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Croatia
Posts: 1,018
Liked 46 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Few coins added to BK to prevent boil over.. no more panic spraying with spray bottle.

__________________

We are only 10,000 years into beer... there are thousands of years left to go!
Things are bound to change!!

Brewroom with HERMS build
Fermentation chamber and Keezer.. a.k.a. FermKeezer

diS is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2012, 07:09 AM   #186
zzARzz
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
zzARzz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 420
Liked 47 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DankHead View Post
i may try this with frozen 2 liter bottles. It should work the same, no?
Yeah, they're basically the same thing. I was using those small reusable soft cooler ice blocks before getting the rapi-kool, but they would melt before getting my wort down to pitching temps. I got the paddle on sale at a local restaurant supply store dirt cheap and the 1 gallon size fits perfectly down the center of my chiller.
__________________
zzARzz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pro brewers' flameout procedure Budzu General Techniques 27 07-13-2012 11:25 PM
Question on Yeast Starter Procedure in Brew Wiki chefchris General Techniques 4 11-08-2008 10:53 PM
First Lager Procedure maltMonkey General Techniques 11 03-10-2008 07:55 AM
Yeast Ramping Procedure? Khirsah17 General Techniques 4 12-24-2007 01:17 AM
Starter procedure help Madtown Brew General Techniques 7 06-30-2007 08:20 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS