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Posted in thread: Homemade Mash Paddle Pics on 01-09-2013 at 04:17 PM
Always happy to help a fellow brewer, KingKlong. Cheers!Sweet paddle, Xakk!
Posted in thread: Homemade Mash Paddle Pics on 01-06-2013 at 03:25 AM
I am about to make a paddle from a 1 x 6 x 4 of Red Oak. Can anyone recommend how to determine
dimensions? Should I leave it at 4' long? How long should the blade be? How thick should I
leave the hand...
Posted in thread: Homemade Mash Paddle Pics on 01-05-2013 at 03:57 PM
Thanks! I'm very pleased with it as well. My Dad and I are going to break it in with a batch of
American Strong Ale on Monday. Can't wait to see how this thing handles 20 lbs. of grain!
Posted in thread: Homemade Mash Paddle Pics on 01-04-2013 at 10:46 PM
Made this just yesterday. I crafted it from a 1"x6"x4' piece of cherry wood. I used a jig saw
as well as a power drill to start the inner cuts. Smoothed it out using a rotary sander and
finished with ...
Posted in thread: beautiful porter body on 06-25-2012 at 03:53 PM
Ah, yes. Good catch! I meant maltodextrine. Sorry for the confusion!
Posted in thread: beautiful porter body on 06-25-2012 at 02:50 PM
It's funny you should post this because I just brewed a "vanilla cream porter" with my Dad last
weekend where I had to consider just the same question. The idea of my beer was to have a full,
Posted in thread: wood for mash paddle on 06-25-2012 at 06:14 AM
I do a lot of woodworking and have lots of scraps lying around the shop. I used this piece of
quartersawn white oak to make my mash paddle last night. I am brewing my first all grain beer
Posted in thread: Does my rye recipe sound any good? on 06-21-2012 at 12:40 AM
40% rye should be plenty if you want to get some good rye flavor. I would suggest adding ~.25
lb. rice hulls toward the end of your mash, though. Any amount of rye over 20 or 30% greatly
Posted in thread: VERY!VERY! VERY! cloudy beer?????? on 06-19-2012 at 10:03 PM
I agree with the above sentiments about needing a longer fermentation and possibly a secondary
fermentation prior to kegging.I also wanted to offer up one other possibility to explain the
Posted in thread: Abysmal Efficiency (55%-ish). Help? on 06-18-2012 at 06:52 PM
Well the new set-up worked well! I achieved 75% eff. (15% better than I have ever done). I
think the combination of the cylindrical mash tun plus a long, slow fly sparge (~45 min. long)
were the two d...