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Posted in thread: Grain mill roller diameter? on 12-16-2009 at 03:58 AM
It's stainless! 1) I bought a 12-quart stainless steel cookpot from Kroger's, on sale for
$9.09.2) I bought some 3/4" steel rod from Lowe's, along with a bunch of 20mm sealed roller
bearings, which wh...
Posted in thread: Grain mill roller diameter? on 12-16-2009 at 03:06 AM
The book "Brewing - Science and Practice" from the CRC Press has almost a whole chapter on
Milling. In part, it says:Roll (or roller) mills are commonly used in breweries. The rollers
work in pairs. T...
Posted in thread: Grain Mill attempt.... need some idea help on 12-16-2009 at 02:53 AM
If you can get some end rolls from a conveyor it would probably be easier to make a mill.
They're much larger diameter (6 inches or more) and much thicker, but you'll need to find a
piece of scrapped ...
Posted in thread: 6-Week-Old Crushed Grain: Should I Replace Before I Brew? on 12-13-2009 at 12:59 AM
Dry grain can last years as long as it's not attacked by bacteria, mold, insects, and mice.
Your grain undoubtedly spent many months in a silo before it got to the maltster, then spent
more months on ...
Posted in thread: All Grain Brewing, Making the jump and how YOU found it on 12-02-2009 at 02:14 AM
For me it all started in college. I had a friend who was brewing and I'd just turned 21. He
said, "Dude you can brew amazing tasting beer for the price of a cube of coors light (a former
Posted in thread: More Home Malting on 12-01-2009 at 05:34 AM
I'm definitely interested, as I have been home malting tall fescue to make a yard beer. :)
Posted in thread: Grain mill questions on 12-01-2009 at 05:31 AM
I've used a Corona mill for years, but my local big box supplier installed a roller mill in the
store. Unfortunately it's out of adjustment and leaving a large percentage of the grain
Posted in thread: All Grain Brewing, Making the jump and how YOU found it on 12-01-2009 at 05:26 AM
Well, me and some college friends was holed up in a rented cabin in the Ozarks and the beer
we'd stockpiled started to run low. For some reason my car wouldn't start, not sure why, and
during the midd...
Posted in thread: Why do brewing hydrometers have no thermometer? on 11-28-2009 at 09:05 PM
This morning it struck me that perhaps we should use hydrometers that have the same coefficient
of volumetric thermal expansion as water, so we don't have to adjust the readings for
Posted in thread: DIY refractometer? on 11-27-2009 at 05:12 PM
Well, the prisms are hollow, made of slides, so they don't bend the light unless the inside
fluid has a different index of refraction than the outside fluid. By putting them in a box
filled with pure ...