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  • Posted in thread: Mini Mash System for Extract Brewers on 05-20-2006 at 03:17 PM
    I just made the jump and here is what I did:Target 5 gallon rubbermaid cooler = 15 bucksLHBS
    cooler convert with valve attached = 30 buckshomey for hot water heater braided line (this
    stuff is 1 1/4 w...

  • Posted in thread: Safeale S-04 on 04-05-2006 at 01:31 PM
    I have a batch in with 04 and it started fairly quickly as well. I have mine a wee bit colder
    than you do at 60 deg, so it is still going along nicely but a bit on the slow side. I have
    used 56 in a b...

  • Posted in thread: first cut is the hardest on 03-13-2006 at 03:22 PM
    Spar varnish is a good finish for the bar, I would drill with some kind of water or liquid to
    keep the slate cool which should help with cracking. Heat and expansion are your enemies when
    working with...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary white stuff....?? on 03-10-2006 at 01:48 AM
    Looks like what has happened in most every secondary I have done in my limited carreer as a
    brewer. Little bubbles which may or may not cling to bits of yeast from dry hopping. As they
    say relax and h...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a LHBS in chicago area on 03-09-2006 at 03:39 PM
    If your friend is going towards the north side there is Perfect Brewing at
    MP Wall

  • Posted in thread: Vanilla Bean Question on 03-06-2006 at 01:19 AM
    I made a bourbon vanilla imperial porter with two beans put into the secondary. I split,
    scraped and chopped the beans and then added to the secondary. I didn't boil and neither did
    most of the guys t...

  • Posted in thread: Arroz Loco on 02-28-2006 at 03:15 AM
    Capital brewery in Madison Wi used to do a wild rice beer, but it has been a long time since I
    have had one. I used to like their stuff at UW Mad's unions.MP Wall

  • Posted in thread: Chili Beer on 02-28-2006 at 03:08 AM
    Would smoked red chilis (chipolte or adobo) be a better choice for a dark beer? I once had a
    wine out of Wash state that had chipolte overtones to it and it was great with mex food. A
    chipolte chocola...

  • Posted in thread: Carmely tasting brew. Huh. on 02-25-2006 at 06:34 PM
    The comment about boiling the grains kind of got my attention. I would steep the grains for
    30-45 minutes in 155 degree water then strain the grain out and use the water. If the water is
    still hot you...

  • Posted in thread: How much Irish moss? on 02-23-2006 at 03:32 PM
    I use a fat teaspoon (again when I remember) and it works well. Last batch was cloudy as all
    get out until secondary because I forgot but prior was clear on transfer to secondary because I
    didn't forg...