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Posted in thread: Motorized Monster Mill Build on 12-02-2015 at 03:28 AM
Thank god for cheap Chinese stainless steel and a forgiving wife! ;)
Posted in thread: Motorized Monster Mill Build on 12-01-2015 at 03:27 AM
Just for the hell of it, here's pics of the whole brewery. At some point, I plan on putting all
my photos of this basement remodel and brewery build on it's own thread.
Posted in thread: Motorized Monster Mill Build on 12-01-2015 at 03:20 AM
Here's the photos ...
Posted in thread: Motorized Monster Mill Build on 12-01-2015 at 03:17 AM
Ok ... so I moved from CA to NY, sold almost all my old equipment to my friend, had a clean
slate, and decided to crank it up a notch! I'm building a new brewery with 1 BBL Stout tanks
and an electric...
Posted in thread: Westmalle (Wyeast 3787/WLP530) Impressions on 03-12-2015 at 08:27 PM
I finally made a good dubbel with this yeast. It has great, complex esters. I think the trick
was pitching cool (~65F) and warming up (75F) at the end for a few days to let it finish to
Posted in thread: Motorized Grain Mills: Time to show them off! on 07-15-2014 at 04:41 AM
That's pretty weird. I have the same gear reducer and didn't have any issues. You should be
able to get Lovejoy coupler halves in almost any shaft diameter size from McMaster Carr.
Another option woul...
Posted in thread: Westmalle (Wyeast 3787/WLP530) Impressions on 06-07-2014 at 01:47 AM
I always found racking really slows down fermentation. My first "big ticket" equipment purchase
a few years back was a conical fermenter. It's awesome and totally worth the money. No more
racking to s...
Posted in thread: Westmalle (Wyeast 3787/WLP530) Impressions on 06-04-2014 at 12:51 AM
Great thread!! I mostly use WLP500 (and mostly make tripels) which ferments quickly, but
flocculation is poor and supposedly doesn't have as complex flavors as WLP530 and WLP540. I've
used WLP530 on a...
Posted in thread: DIY motorized grain mill motor question on 03-13-2014 at 01:39 AM
Great approach for your build. Using a gear reducer is the way to go. Belt and sheaves makes
the cart more complicated and is just dangerous. I've had mixed results with the Barley
Crusher. My idle ro...
Posted in thread: Question about biulding a thermowell? on 03-02-2014 at 05:38 PM
I'd caution against thermal paste. I tried that and it made such a seal around the thermocouple
probe that I couldn't push it into the thermowell because the air in the thermowell couldn't
come out (t...