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Posted in thread: Building mash tun...questions. on 01-07-2013 at 04:46 AM
It'll work great. Get it all plumbed up and brew with it and report back. That's what I did I
I'm not going back. I saw your picture as I was tooling around on here before I posts my
Posted in thread: Building mash tun...questions. on 01-07-2013 at 04:45 AM
I have a rubbermaid marine cooler. 48 quarts, rectangular, because it was cheap, but it holds
temps really well. I brewed today and it was 32 degrees out. Only lost one degree in the 60
minute mash. I...
Posted in thread: Building mash tun...questions. on 01-07-2013 at 04:07 AM
I'm looking to build my own mash tun. I have the "Brew Ware" book and looking to use their
plans with a rectangular cooler (probably around 32 qts) with a CPVC manifold.1. Is this a good
mash tun desi...
Posted in thread: My beer is flat on 07-18-2012 at 09:45 PM
I have a porter with the same problem--completely flat. I left it in primary for over a month
and racked it very cleanly into the bottling bucket. I am thinking I might not have enough
yeast left in s...
Posted in thread: Hefe I brewed last saturday. on 03-17-2012 at 09:29 PM
I brewed a hefe a few weeks ago--my krausen lasted much longer than with any of my other beers.
I think the carapils in it (which helps with head retention) is the cause. But I may be
Posted in thread: Good Kit for New Brewer on 03-11-2012 at 11:57 PM
Awesome! I'm thinking thats the route I'm going to take. I'm going to research more today and
see if anyone else has input. What ingredient kit did you get?I got the autumn amber kit--it
turned out gr...
Posted in thread: Good Kit for New Brewer on 03-11-2012 at 04:10 PM
I also got the Midwest Groupon kit and love it. I did add a carboy (not really necessary) and a
wort chiller (necessary), but the ingredient kit and gift certificate really make it a great
deal. I hav...
Posted in thread: Midwest supplies autumn amber ale on 02-18-2012 at 10:14 PM
I just poured one (one day shy of three weeks in the bottle) and it is definitely better now
than at weeks 1and 2. I only got about half an inch of head, and it didn't last very long, but
it is nicely...
Posted in thread: Stout sediment question on 02-14-2012 at 09:56 PM
Thanks for the info guys!Penguin--now that you mention it, there does seem to be some krausen
residue hanging out on top. I will assume that is what is sticking to the thief.Kevin--I tried
to be caref...
Posted in thread: Stout sediment question on 02-14-2012 at 09:39 PM
I brewed an oatmeal stout two weeks ago and I have had it in the primary for the entire time.
Yesterday and today I took hydrometer readings using a "thief". Afterwards on both days, I
noticed that th...