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Posted in thread: Countertop Brutus 20 on 05-18-2012 at 03:13 PM
I recirculate fairly slowly; perhaps 1 quart per minute through a keggle false bottom. One
thing I have found with the recirculating no-sparge system is that crush on the grain matters
far more. I sta...
Posted in thread: Modular Electric Brewery on 02-01-2012 at 03:23 AM
I have a bottom center drain on both kettles. They are the primary drains hooked up to the
pumps, and I think they work great. Having another port is not an issue, though. You just plug
it up when not...
Posted in thread: Modular Electric Brewery on 01-31-2012 at 12:04 PM
I have now set up both of the kegs with a bottom drain. It makes cleaning very nice, and fully
emptying the kegs with a gravity feed possible. And yes, if I were to do it again I would flip
the keg an...
Posted in thread: Modular Electric Brewery on 01-12-2012 at 12:01 PM
I will try and get some updated photographs this weekend.
Posted in thread: Modular Electric Brewery on 01-11-2012 at 09:15 PM
Ask as many questions as you like. I have changed the way that I whirlpool and drain the kettle
since the photographs were taken. I now have a bottom drain that feeds the pump on the BK. The
Posted in thread: Kettle caramelization - what styles other than Scottish? on 01-10-2012 at 10:46 PM
I took the two gallons down to somewhere between a pint and a quart. I actually got to the
portion where the temperature starts to rise past 220F. And then I watched it like a hawk. It
was the thickne...
Posted in thread: Modular Electric Brewery on 01-10-2012 at 11:50 AM
Joshua,Couple questions about your process...- So you don't sparge, total boil volume goes into
the BK/HLT right away? - You recirc just the MLT first to set the grainbed?- Once set (runnings
Posted in thread: Kettle caramelization - what styles other than Scottish? on 01-10-2012 at 11:40 AM
What is your carmelization process?I took 2 gallons of the first runnings and boiled it down
until I was essentially making caramel. I make caramel quite often as a part of normal cooking,
so it was j...
Posted in thread: Kettle caramelization - what styles other than Scottish? on 01-10-2012 at 02:10 AM
I recently did my first kettle caramelized scottish ale, and am loving how it is going so far.
The depth of flavor is excellent. I could see enjoying it in a stout or other dark beers, and
have even s...
Posted in thread: Modular Electric Brewery on 11-13-2011 at 02:02 AM
The guys at Ska were awesome. They sold me two kegs after contacting them through probrewer.
They just stuck fedex labels on the outside of the kegs and shipped them to my door. The Fedex
guy was amus...
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