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Old 05-05-2007, 05:00 AM   #1
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Its late so take this with a grain of salt. If you could somehow put your mash liquid into a giant centrifuge, spin it, then remove/dump the 'water' on top, and then do the same thing with the sparge runnings you would essentially be making extract or and extract like wort that would be added to water after boiling/hop additions like an extract brew. I was just thinking about this because the first runnings have more sugar and they sink. I don't know how you'd build this either, if it would work, or what advantages there would be - but it made wonder if anybody else has weird brewing ideas?
And yes I know I'm an idiot, so lets move on.



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Old 05-05-2007, 03:57 PM   #2
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are you high?

I reckon it would work but don't rightly know why you'd do it

brewing is definatly more than just making beer though....it's about thinking up new techniques and building your own equipment

so: happy brewing!



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Old 05-05-2007, 04:38 PM   #3
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The only reason I would see to do it is because you could get the small boil volume advantage(sorta) of extract with the frugality and control of AG. I mainly thought it was a funny idea, I'm not saying I would consider doing it. I just thought I'd see if anyboday else had any crazy ideas if anything were possible.

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If you plan on doing a stint on the space station, this might come in handy.

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Old 05-07-2007, 01:51 AM   #5
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I have considered this too. I envisioned always keeping the mash moving, like mixing concrete. When your mash is done. Just kick up the speed and the sugars would spin out. You would absolutely need to use CO2 to purge the centrifuge first though

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Old 05-07-2007, 05:59 AM   #6
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If you plan on doing a stint on the space station, this might come in handy.
Now there's an idea! 0 gravity brewing!
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Now there's an idea! 0 gravity brewing!
Doesn't Budweiser already have that covered???? Oh, oh, you meant Zero Grav as in space... (without that quote your post looks funny)
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:31 PM   #8
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Actually, the sugars are in a solution and you cannot separate it by that technique, if you did spin it, you would only get out the sediment (husks, debris) so the beer would be very clear, but no more concentrated. The only way to concentrate the wort is by boiling, I think they make extract by putting it in a vacuum to lower the pressure and make the wort boil at a much lower temp thus saving energy and making it more cheaply.



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