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  • Posted in thread: Soapmaking on 12-23-2015 at 02:56 PM
    As for rendering fat, I take the suet and run it through a meat grinder. It works best if it
    isn't too cold, so that the grinder does not struggle too hard. I then cook it in a crock pot.
    I add AND MI...

  • Posted in thread: BURNERS?? bayou classic SP10 and SQ14 on 09-06-2015 at 10:05 PM
    Does anybody have any insight on one of these? The outtermost ring is 13", so that should
    easily support my pot. It says 22K BTUs, but I've seen similar that said 30K+. Is 22K going to
    boil 7 gallons ...

  • Posted in thread: How long can I store milled grain? on 06-03-2015 at 08:00 AM
    You can store at cellar temp for months. Just keep them mostly sealed, and mostly moisture free

  • Posted in thread: Sealed, crushed grain. How long is it good for? on 04-22-2015 at 09:21 AM
    Good for a long, long time, even if crushed. It might not be as "fresh" but my palette couldn't
    tell a difference. Even base grain is good for a long time, though the proteins/enzymes

  • Posted in thread: Keg to bottle flip top vs. regular capped bottle on 12-11-2014 at 11:49 PM
    Yes, you can bottle into standard capped 12 oz bottles. I also usually burp the keg before
    filling at a very slow rate, so as to keep more of the carbonation in the liquid. They poor
    great, even a cou...

  • Posted in thread: Thermometer on 12-11-2014 at 11:46 PM
    Since my temps are closer to 212 than 32, I calibrate using boiling water. Place in the boiling
    water and turn the face of the thermometer until it reads 212

  • Posted in thread: Old hops on 12-11-2014 at 11:32 PM
    I have leaf hops that are 3 years old kept in freezer (citra). No real depreciation. The bag
    doesn't even quite seal, so I just fold it over and clamp it.

  • Posted in thread: KitchenAid grain mill attachment? on 10-07-2014 at 08:56 AM
    You might want to read what I had posted again. The lactobaccilus that is is rampant on the
    grain particles becomes airborne as dust and takes a long time to settle-including on equipment
    that has alr...

  • Posted in thread: Hops In The Boil; Loose or Bagged? on 05-01-2014 at 05:25 AM
    I throw them all in...Then I move my beer into a paint bag that is inside of another large pot
    so that it does not clog my CFC. I really need to get a new method to this trainwreck.

  • Posted in thread: Is it worth it to buy bulk grains? on 04-30-2014 at 08:04 AM
    I have just one bag of base malt. I got 55lb of maris otter for $47, so it works out for me to
    just use that.The last bag lasted me 3 years.Walmart sells containers that seal tight enough
    for me. I st...