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Posted in thread: mashtun setup: am I going to poison myself? on 07-31-2013 at 09:29 AM
I did the same filter as well, with poor results. Furthermore, I suggest using PEX and cutting
slits in it.
Posted in thread: That last swallow... on 07-16-2013 at 10:50 AM
Working in health care I am around enough bugs that will kill ya. I enjoy the good ones to
crowd out the bad.
Posted in thread: How long do you use your buckets? on 07-16-2013 at 10:32 AM
I've not encountered a problem in my 25 or so batches, but I would suggest a soak in Oxi clean
followed by a soak in bleach water before I replaced any of them.
Posted in thread: Enough for cell counting? on 05-08-2013 at 11:03 PM
You could do it with a micropipette. Place on slide and count. Then figure how many drops make
1mL and total volume. Would give a rather accurate estimate that is probably accurate to 10%.
Posted in thread: Need some Smoked Grain Advice on 04-11-2013 at 02:45 PM
it is because your nose has become numb to smoke
Posted in thread: Soapmaking on 03-23-2013 at 03:16 PM
Get it to boiling and I assure you almost all the water will leave. BTW, you can burn soap. I
had that with my first batch that I did not stir and the center turned a brown color. I do mine
in a pyrex...
Posted in thread: Soapmaking on 02-25-2013 at 03:40 PM
I got some fat from the butcher. People regularly mix it with deer meat for sausage, since deer
tends to be more lean. I put it through my meat grinder and threw it in the crock pot. I then
Posted in thread: Bottle Conditioning Barleywine on 02-19-2013 at 04:35 AM
It will take months. The warmer the temperature, the faster it will condition.
Posted in thread: Efficiency numbers cooler with copper manifold on 01-22-2013 at 02:26 PM
I use a 5 gallon and I get routinely between 85 and 90%. The smaller cooler means less liquor
that remains in the mash with sparging. I usually do 5 or 6 sparges.
Posted in thread: Decoction Mashing on 01-22-2013 at 02:24 PM
with today's modified malts, it is really not necessary or beneficial. I did it once. It was
fun to make been using the same methods from hundreds of years ago. It really made brewing
possible before ...