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  • Posted in thread: DIY SS Kettle on 12-23-2010 at 06:39 PM
    For the past 3 to 4 years we have been using a 36" h X 20" dia x .200 wall kettle. It was
    fabbed by one of our brew bros who is a pipe fitter by trade.He bribed (1/2 case of Smythewicks
    clone) the pla...

  • Posted in thread: 50 gal batches - what to use for MLT on 11-19-2009 at 01:55 AM
    The kettle is undersquare. Tall and skinny. The boil surface exposed to air is not much greater
    then our 15 gallon kettle and hence the evaporation rate is not real significant. On top of
    that I am no...

  • Posted in thread: 50 gal batches - what to use for MLT on 11-18-2009 at 02:08 AM
    A small group of brewers and myself recently upgraded to a 40+ gallon brewery.The strike water
    is heated in a 15 gallon ss kettle. Mashing is done in a Rubbermaid marine type cooler with a
    capacity of...

  • Posted in thread: Cooling your hydrometer sample on 01-28-2009 at 11:45 PM
    CougfanWe used to place 1/2 cup or so of late runnings (when it gets most important) into a ss
    pot and place the pot in the snow and swirl around about 10 seconds. If you need some snow,
    ship me an em...

  • Posted in thread: Don't ignore your chiller. on 01-20-2009 at 01:41 AM
    Brewbeemer as much as I dislike B.L. I could gag a bunch if that's all I had to do to get on a
    boat in 70 deg weather.I am so danged tired of operating the manual snow thrower I could punch
    Al Gore be...

  • Posted in thread: Don't ignore your chiller. on 01-18-2009 at 09:38 PM
    I have been brewing a long time and still forget.Drain after use in the winter. 10 degrees
    outside = 20 degrees in my brewery (garage).This was my 3rd patch job.The burst copper tubing
    was discovered ...

  • Posted in thread: Strike Water Temperature on 11-19-2008 at 03:01 AM
    Very interesting post. We have been wrestling with too warm a mash using the GBR program and
    thought it was our thermometer or techniques, etc.But since the GBR stuff is free, and I like
    free, does it...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Consumption by State per Capita on 11-07-2008 at 12:53 AM
    40 some gallons.Shee, big deal. Hell I spill more then that.That's only about a quart a
    day.Ever wonder how long it takes to pee 40 gallons?Especially if you are an old guy with
    prostate issues. Like ...

  • Posted in thread: stuck sparge = anger on 11-06-2008 at 01:26 AM
    Used to get stuck sparges too often. (once is too often)Had a corona grinder and a ss false
    bottom.Gave the corona away and purchased a good roller mill.The mash/lauter tun is now a 160
    qt. coleman (o...

  • Posted in thread: Decoction Method on 10-24-2008 at 09:47 PM
    I have never done a decoction mash.I have often thought that using a large s.s. bowl to hold
    the mash to be decocted, placed in a pressure cooker and held at plus 212 degrees would be a
    convenient, no...