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  • Posted in thread: Mikkeller Yeast Series on 07-28-2010 at 02:03 PM
    Good writeup!

  • Posted in thread: Rubber gasket in Fermenting Bucket Warning on 07-23-2010 at 02:15 PM
    Well said. Brewers need to understand their equipment and any negative qualities it may have. I
    have a threaded spigot on my fermentation bucket, and I know that if I don't clean & sanitize
    it well en...

  • Posted in thread: Mashtun is Dying a Quick Death (Do yours warp too?) on 07-19-2010 at 06:12 PM
    My 10 gal round rubbermaid cooler warped the first time I used it. There is a vertical "rib"
    that popped out on the inside, but after 100 or so batches I never had a problem.Same thing
    here; vertical ...

  • Posted in thread: Superstitious brewers on 07-09-2010 at 01:33 AM
    I put in a cup of the gunky crap left over from the previous batch; the beer won't "go" without
    it.(lame riff on the "superstitions" our brewer ancestors must have had :cross:)

  • Posted in thread: Do you clean your bottling bucket? on 07-09-2010 at 01:28 AM
    Clean right after use with dish soap and a washcloth. Sanitizer before the next use. Same
    procedure for my fermenters, too.

  • Posted in thread: Is this what Crushed Grains are supposed to look like? on 07-01-2010 at 01:48 PM
    Another happy JSP maltmill user (i.e. a "low end" mill), and that's a ****ty crush. Each kernel
    should be broken up into at least 4-5 chunks, there will be a good amount of flour.

  • Posted in thread: Warning - Don't over tighten Star San lid!! on 06-29-2010 at 09:13 PM
    Add me to the list of people with broken Star San caps. I've since transferred the remaining
    liquid to a pump soap dispenser - 8 pumps = 1/2 oz.

  • Posted in thread: Show Us Your Short-Cuts on 06-28-2010 at 04:35 PM
    My biggest, most recent time-saver has been using a PID-controlled HLT. That gets set up first
    and heating while I get the rest of my equipment out. But a tip for newer brewers? How about
    going for as...

  • Posted in thread: Electric HLT Owners I have a few Questions.... on 06-16-2010 at 03:04 PM
    I am using an agitator driven by a 240V, 60 RPM gear motor. Initially I wasn't going to use one
    because during the heating phase convection currents did a good enough job of keeping the water
    moving. ...

  • Posted in thread: Electric HLT Owners I have a few Questions.... on 06-16-2010 at 01:12 AM
    I also used the SS locknut / o-ring combo in mounting my heating element and have had zero
    leaks.Are you mounting your elements on the bottom?