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Old 10-07-2009, 09:13 PM   #31
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Oh, that rumor has not happened yet on the ole east coast.

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:12 PM   #32
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Man, this is the coolest thing ever! Like Mythbusters meets brewing.

I don't think its fair to compare solar breweries to this. They are using solar panels to run their boilers. Solarhomebrewer's boiler IS the sun. More geek/mad scientist than trying to be green.

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Old 10-08-2009, 06:58 PM   #33
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Solarhomebrewer asked me to post this pic of his mash tun.

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Mash in at 120F and bring the mash up to 148-158F using the Fresnel lens. The mash will convert quickly as it is decoction and there are rests if the clouds block the sun. Notice the scorch marks from where the linear lens was focused - An 1/2" Schmedling Easy Masher Screen slid on rubber grommets on the dip tube of a 10 Gallon Corney Tank painted Flat Matt Black, Melanoidins galore. Runnings are pushed through with C02 to brew kettle. This set up can be used without the Solar Oven.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:26 PM   #34
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Joe is definitely the first brewer I've ever seen make a rock melt. No ants were harmed in the making of any of this beer

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:04 PM   #35
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basicbrewing.com has the podcast up:

http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podshows/6052481

Best,
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:16 PM   #36
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Neat-o. I'll have to see if my friend will let me take his TV apart for the lens... He's been wanting a new LCD for a while now.

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