IslandLizard

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    ABOUT ME

  • BS+ level background in Chemistry, Physics, Math, Photography, and Business.
  • Beer,Computers,Sailing,Cooking
  • Data Management, Digital Imaging, Photographer
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  • AHA, C.R.A.B.S.
  • Always been curious and interested in brewing and then suddenly my wife buys me a whole Extract setup... For 4 years I've been making extract beers with partial mashes, and getting more serious about brewing better and different beers. A year ago I moved into AG and love being able to control the whole process.
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  • Posted in thread: Wheat Crush Size BIAB on 12-03-2016 at 06:58 PM
    I assume I can condition the grain the same way as barley, before crushing?Thanks :mug:For rye
    it would work, but there's not much conditioning you can do with wheat, it has no hulls. The
    wheat kernel...

  • Posted in thread: Thermometer broke, should I drink this?? on 12-03-2016 at 05:12 PM
    Exactly. The chunk of glass is the only issue.Use a fine mesh hop bag (~200 micron openings), a
    piece of finely woven muslin or fabric, or a doubled up nylon stocking* to strain the wort
    through after...

  • Posted in thread: Thermometer broke, should I drink this?? on 12-03-2016 at 04:59 PM
    Here's a thread I dug up on broken thermometers. Homebrewtalk is referenced 3x in that too.In
    short, those tiny balls stick to a magnet so they're iron/steel and not lead.

  • Posted in thread: What happens to old grain? on 12-03-2016 at 04:22 PM
    If it was stored rather cool, not in a hot garage, attic, etc., it should be fine, likely for
    over a year. Taste it and if it tastes stale feed it to the chickens.I've some old milled malt
    that's at l...

  • Posted in thread: Wheat Crush Size BIAB on 12-03-2016 at 04:13 PM
    Excellent info, I didn't think of this earlier when milling 3 lbs of wheat this week at
    0.035"... it finally occurred to me when some wheat fell right through the rollers :( I'm
    surprised I still got ...

  • Posted in thread: Thermometer broke, should I drink this?? on 12-03-2016 at 03:53 PM
    Glass and those steel pellets can be easily filtered out.

  • Posted in thread: Wheat Crush Size BIAB on 12-02-2016 at 11:21 PM
    What size gap should wheat/rye be crushed vs barley? I have my barley crusher set to 0.035" but
    I don't want to crush too fine because I recirculate Thanks :mug:I mill Barley at a
    0.032-0.034" gap (re...

  • Posted in thread: How Long Is A Batch Of Star San Good?? on 12-02-2016 at 07:43 PM
    I use it for weeks, months. Even when it gets cloudy. Regular, low alkalinity tap water
    here.Depending on how you use it, you may not need 5 gallons at a time, usually half of that is
    plenty. Also fil...

  • Posted in thread: Kegconnection's BLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY Sale! (MULTIPLE HBT Giveaways too!) on 12-02-2016 at 04:46 AM
    And again...

  • Posted in thread: Ingredients still good after five months? on 12-01-2016 at 02:31 AM
    Nugget hops are vacuum packed. An ounce of East Kent Golding is in a standard Ychhops
    bag.They're good to brew!

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