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  • Cheektowaga, NY
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  • Kyle Jones
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  • 45qt. cooler, 40+ qt. Al kettle, 5 gal. carboy and 6.5 gal. bucket, kegerator (3 taps)rnBayou Classic SP-10 converted to NG (5/64th" orifice)
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  • Posted in thread: Plastic Boiler on 04-23-2015 at 11:27 AM
    No direct fire comes to mind first. Can you be more descriptive? For the price of aluminum or
    stainless kettles I can't imagine why you'd use plastic and risk deformation at the least and
    leaching of ...

  • Posted in thread: Stainless Steel or Red Copper and Beer Taste on 04-16-2015 at 12:02 PM
    Teromous is on it- copper shrubs sulphides. However some pros use SS too. Copper is generally
    easier for people without tig welders to work with and is probably one driving force as to its
    initial use...

  • Posted in thread: Pale ale: grain to glass in 2 weeks? on 04-14-2015 at 11:53 AM
    My pale ales are about 8 days to glass, though they're hazy and tend to carb up better at the
    15 day point or so. I only do the high pressure keg shake for a minute at best when I keg,
    though. Kyle

  • Posted in thread: 4 days for oak flavor? on 04-14-2015 at 11:48 AM
    Sure, but it's likely that a lot of that flavor came from liquid already in the barrel rather
    than the oak itself. I've soaked spirits in the past and they start picking up color almost
    immediately. T...

  • Posted in thread: Grinding malt - quality? on 04-10-2015 at 12:04 AM
    I also mill everything the same, though some authors (Jamil Z.) suggest crushing black grains
    to dust for dark beers. Flaked malts don't get crushed. I have several has indeed pounds,
    probably nearing...

  • Posted in thread: PH Test puzzle on 04-08-2015 at 11:58 AM
    What kind of beer was it? Some grains lower pH drastically.I started using 5.2 stabilizer but
    didn't notice a difference in my beer and did not buy another tub of it. Are you looking to get
    into build...

  • Posted in thread: Grinding malt - quality? on 04-07-2015 at 01:21 AM
    A little thinner than a credit card is usually good. Some powder, most pieces of grain reduced
    to the size of a "." should be a good starting point for most systems. As govner said, start
    there and ad...

  • Posted in thread: Carb Up 1gal in 5gal keg? on 04-05-2015 at 01:25 PM
    My three gallon batches in a small keg take the same amount as 5 gallons in a Corny. You could
    speed carbonate by letting the keg lean over or lie on the floor, giving more surface area to
    carbonate. ...

  • Posted in thread: Favorite part of brew day on 04-05-2015 at 01:04 PM
    I think the mash and starting the boil. The mash because it's the first thing to get right,
    hitting mash temp. The boil because then I have hit all my numbers, solved any issues that have
    come up, and...

  • Posted in thread: Last week I opened my very own LHBS and I wanted to share some pics on 04-05-2015 at 12:55 PM
    I love the weigh your own grain station. I wish my LHBS would do that for specialty malts.
    Looks good, and congrats! Kyle


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