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  • Posted in thread: What not to do with your spent grains on 07-20-2010 at 11:22 PM
    Yep they'll pretty much turn to silage if you leave them. Easy thing is o spread them on the
    garden if you have any flowerbeds. Also you could give it to the local stables as horses love
    it.I did this...

  • Posted in thread: I hate how mice love barley on 07-17-2010 at 01:12 AM
    I thought the Hanta Virus was carried by deer mice. I dunno what I'd do if I was on your shoes;
    prolly depends on how many beers I've has on brewday.:drunk: Do you actually seen any droppings
    in the b...

  • Posted in thread: Ferment in the Brew kettle? on 07-14-2010 at 08:35 PM
    very cool. confirms my theory it can be done, I am paying close attention to what Sprocketmaker
    says, it could severly impede my beer production. great input, thanks everyone.Sounds like a
    fine idea t...

  • Posted in thread: SWMBO Slayer - Belgian Blonde on 07-10-2010 at 10:18 PM
    I made a lighter version of this recipe recently. I used the exact grain bill, but my
    efficiency is 70% and batch size is 5.5gal (11gal. actually). The OG turned out at 1.048.All I
    can say is wow! It'...

  • Posted in thread: integrated Immersion Chiller connection issues on 07-09-2010 at 04:25 PM
    I have an immersion cooler made out of 50' of 3/8" copper. I initially tried to use compression
    fittings to connect the copper to 3/8" polyethylene tubing, but I always ended up with leaks on
    the poly...

  • Posted in thread: Better Bottle scum, how do you get rid of it? on 07-08-2010 at 07:57 PM
    First, make sure you are not using water over 140 deg. Second, Oxyclean free, and let it soak.
    Given enough time it should loosen up everything so a good shake should be all that's

  • Posted in thread: Do you clean your bottling bucket? on 07-08-2010 at 07:52 PM
    Yes. Clean and sanitize. Remove the spigot and see how much gunk is stuck between the threads
    and the gasket. Or don't worry about it. I've done both with good results, but I think the
    risk/effort rat...

  • Posted in thread: Best piece of equipment any brewer could have on 07-08-2010 at 07:47 PM
    I'm going to have to say that something to boil in is the most important item you can have, if
    you want to get picky about it. I can make beer without checking temps or gravity, but I can't
    do anythin...

  • Posted in thread: Better Bottles... uh, why so expensive? on 07-08-2010 at 06:25 PM
    I think if you compare the BB to it's "competition" (glass carboy) they are priced reasonably.
    There are lots of non-brewing marketed containers that are cheaper.Also, I'll just say that I
    really like...

  • Posted in thread: Oregon squashes Home Brew Competitions on 07-01-2010 at 06:17 PM
    Basically this is a stupid "re-interpretation" of settled law. Quoting from an article: "The
    issue has to do with the judging," Bradley said Monday. "Judges are considered the public, and
    we cannot ha...