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  • Posted in thread: Half Oak barrels for aging? on 03-31-2009 at 04:54 AM
    "They are probably whiskey barrels and not wine barrels as IIRC, wine barrels are used
    repeatedly while whiskey barrels are used only once so they are more commonly found at
    nurseries and such sold as...

  • Posted in thread: My rig on 03-31-2009 at 04:26 AM
    I can't believe you friggin mirror polished keggles.... I am stunned. That brew stand is
    fantastic.. Take more pictures it will not stay that pretty, you are going to cry on your first
    boil over.. So ...

  • Posted in thread: Mash time? on 03-31-2009 at 04:14 AM
    "In the old days even pils malt had lower diastatic power and required long mash times. Todays
    base malts are very well modified"Excellent post...Todays malts are highly modified, most of
    the conversi...

  • Posted in thread: Post Boil Grain Addition on 03-30-2009 at 01:46 AM
    "Flat Ass Tired is not a clone of Fat Tire" OK I must have missed that in the link somewhere.
    Maybe a better name would have been Imperial Tyre...IMHO a good place to start to knock off Fat
    Tire is an...

  • Posted in thread: Post Boil Grain Addition on 03-30-2009 at 12:09 AM
    That recipe has a lot of IBUs for a Fat Tire recipe, from what I have read you should aim for
    around 17-23 IBUs... Back to the original topic, can you describe what you mean by fresh malt
    taste a litt...

  • Posted in thread: Batch Sparging Braid Advocates...Lend me your ears! on 03-30-2009 at 12:01 AM
    I assume by sparge you mean run off. Sparge goes on top, run off comes out the bottom of the
    mash. Not to be picky, just helping out. I too did the same change last year, works great. Just
    do not run ...

  • Posted in thread: Rectangular vs Round cooler on 12-01-2008 at 09:08 PM
    Bazooka is a lot more coarse of a screen. SS braid is more flexible, so do not hit it with your
    paddle or spoon and you will be fine. One will never be superior to the other, they both work
    and both d...

  • Posted in thread: Awesome pump or crappy false bottom? on 11-30-2008 at 09:04 AM
    Hmm original poster, are you using whole hops in your kettle? The rest, add a grant to run off
    from your mash tun, pump out of that, suction in the bottom of the mash tun is not good...

  • Posted in thread: tight valves on 11-30-2008 at 08:55 AM
    Food lube... aka edible oil...

  • Posted in thread: My March Pump Sucks! on 11-30-2008 at 08:46 AM
    As long as you rinse your pump out after usage(hot water) and run some sanitizer through before
    hand (pack it up the night before) you will not have any problems. Boiling wort causes pumps to

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