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Old 04-28-2006, 04:31 PM   #11
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i personally do not want any extra equipment to store/clean. i will probably use the pot and strainer method even though i won't get the best efficiency it's still better than just steeping...right?
That method works but you can't use malt that requires a mashing process (like Munich) and as you said straining isn't as efficient. If you are satified with the beer you make you should certainly stay with the method you currently use.
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:50 PM   #12
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Ive steeped in every brew Ive done except one. I think this is a great idea for those of us who will eventually get into all grain.

Now a question about the coolers posted above. How to you go about adding the steel braid to the spigot on one of those?

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I throw my grains in a bag and let them stew for an hour. When it's time to remove them, I have a tea kettle with hot water that I use to sparge my grains. No problems so far. I've even done some HEAVY grists.

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Old 04-29-2006, 12:57 AM   #14
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Ive steeped in every brew Ive done except one. I think this is a great idea for those of us who will eventually get into all grain.

Now a question about the coolers posted above. How to you go about adding the steel braid to the spigot on one of those?
The spigot would be removed then either a bulk head fitting or a rubber stopper would be installed. A plastic tube the diameter of a racking cane would be inserted through the rubber stopper. Tubing could be used to attach the manifold and to the outlet to contain a valve and to drain into the kettle.
Any other ideas?
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Old 04-29-2006, 03:28 AM   #15
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If you guys come up with something, I'll happily try it to see if it improves the end result and/or the process.

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Old 04-29-2006, 03:49 AM   #16
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Default Good idea!!

I'd be interested. I've been looking into moving up to partial mash brewing so this interests me quite a bit. I'm not sure what I'd be willing to spend. Partial mash brewing would be the way for me to go for the indefinite future as I don't see AG being very practical for me with the limited storage space, etc I have right now.

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Old 04-29-2006, 04:58 AM   #17
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I would be HIGHLY interested in this for two of the main reasons already mentioned. To get more out of the specialty grains you would use in the process in my mind would translate to better flavors in the beers you would be brewing. Making it economical to do even makes more sense.

Time constraints. 10 year old son, 2 year old son. God help me. (at least the youngest wants to help me wash bottles.) Along with SWMBO taking night classes...

Time be precious in my land... But again in my mind, the extra time is worth the better tasting brew...

So who's the guinea pig? (I can't, I don't have time right now... )

It's a superb idea.


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Old 04-29-2006, 01:04 PM   #18
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I will look around for components and see of I can get a parts list and a rough cost. The more I look at it, I would say a three gallon cooler would work best.

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Old 04-29-2006, 06:46 PM   #19
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I found this Rubbermaid 3 gallon cooler at walmart for $18.45

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I'll keep my eyes on this thread.

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