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  • Just updated this on Christmas break 2011. rnrnI've been homebrewing for almost a 1.5 years with the last 3 batches as All-Grain. I love it and see myself doing this for the rest of my life!rnrnHBT has been a huge asset in homebrewing and my goal will be to up my membership in 2012. Also, I need to post more successful recipes to the forum in 2012. rnrnRDWHAHBrnrnChris
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  • Chris Heberlein
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  • I brewed extract for about a year and then migrated to All-Grain. I worked up a Corona Mill mounted it to a bucket, converted a 48qt Coleman cooler for my MLT (with hot water heater SS mesh hose with copper coil inside), and a 9G brew bot. I've moved outside for brews on my Bayou Classic Turkey Fryer set up (SWMBO is very happy about that).rnrnAlways reading magazine and web articles to better my brew practices. Love this addition/hobby.rnrnChris
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  • Posted in thread: calcualting mash and sparge water (batch sparge) on 03-04-2014 at 12:20 AM
    It's typically 1.25 quarts per pound for mash water but I usually round up based on my water
    pitcher (1/4 Gal. increments). After hour ( I do 45), I do a 1G "mash out" at 180+ deg F, then
    run off. Tha...

  • Posted in thread: Building mash tun on 10-16-2013 at 09:37 PM
    I hear ya. I bought 1/2" SS fender washers at Home Depot and had a guy at my company's machine
    shop bore them for 5/8. You should be able to find them online at Fastenal. Hope that helps.

  • Posted in thread: What happened to my hops?? on 08-16-2013 at 08:47 PM
    One my list of things to do differently:-Cold crash primary before transfer to secondary -Use
    mesh bag for dry hopping. I tried a SS tea ball and put 2 oz of hops in it. The hops expanded
    like crazy a...

  • Posted in thread: What happened to my hops?? on 08-16-2013 at 06:42 PM
    I've been brewing for 3+ years but only kegging for about 4 months. I just made a nice pale ale
    (see recipe below) and it came out nicely. I force carbonated at 25psi for a 2-3 days and
    dropped to 10-...

  • Posted in thread: Brewers Best Conditioning Tabs - recommendations for 22oz bombers? on 04-16-2013 at 05:27 PM
    Thanks! I came to the same conclusion and used 8 tabs for 750ml bottles. It's an English Brown
    Ale and should probably have low carbonation but I like my bubbles:)

  • Posted in thread: Brewers Best Conditioning Tabs - recommendations for 22oz bombers? on 04-14-2013 at 02:36 PM
    About to keg my first beer tonight but would like to bottle a couple of 22oz bombers to ship to
    my brother. My LHBS recommend BB because the tabs are DME and not corn sugar. Never used these
    before. T...

  • Posted in thread: Storing hops on 02-18-2013 at 05:02 PM
    Beersmith does have a calculator for hop age. You punch in the hop type, age, alpha acids, and
    it tells you the new alpha acid %. Hope that helps.Chris

  • Posted in thread: Rectangular vs. round cooler? on 01-25-2013 at 06:36 PM
    I started a similar thread a year or so ago. Loads of opinions and good sound advice. I ended
    up going rectangular 48qt or 12 G. I think a lot of the round ones max at 10G where as you can
    get 10, 12,...

  • Posted in thread: So just how high is your efficiency? on 08-25-2012 at 04:56 PM
    I've gotten up to 85% on my corona mill and batch sparging. After making some adjustments, I am
    averaging 75% eff almost every time. Nice BTW!

  • Posted in thread: Kegconnection Giveaway! on 08-17-2012 at 08:04 PM
    Count me in!