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Posted in thread: Crushing Grain Without a Mill on 07-01-2013 at 07:51 PM
I used a rolling pin and a 1-gal ziploc bag. The bag did end up with a bunch of little holes in
it, but I wasn't storing them so that wasn't really a problem. My only concern with using the
Posted in thread: Crushing Grain Without a Mill on 06-27-2013 at 05:53 AM
Cool. Thanks. I'm only doing small batches so I won't be doing a lot of grain at a time. The
local shop is planning on setting up a grain mill in the shop, so hopefully this won't be an
issue much lon...
Posted in thread: Crushing Grain Without a Mill on 06-27-2013 at 05:19 AM
I'm trying to do some one-gallon batches using liquid and dry extract. But I also plan to steep
some specialty grains in most of the batches. My question is how do I crush the grains without
a mill? M...
Posted in thread: Priming with honey on 04-09-2013 at 05:01 AM
Here's what I did to figure out how much honey to use:First, find out how much sugar you need
to get the carbonation level you want. Then figure out the sugar content of the honey. You can
use the nut...
Posted in thread: DIY Tap Handle? on 04-06-2013 at 11:31 PM
One technique you could try is tracing it on. I did this for my mash paddle I made with sports
team logos.Hit up a Jo-Ann's fabric store or similar type, and grab a pack of double-faced wax
Posted in thread: Chalkboard Six-Pack Holders on 03-08-2013 at 02:24 AM
It's not a label, but I wanted an easy way to identify the different bottles. I keep a small
stock of cardboard six-pack holders to organize all my bottles. My wife had a can of chalkboard
Posted in thread: DIY Tap Handle? on 03-03-2013 at 10:26 PM
Here's the one I made to replace the basic plastic one that came with my kegerator. I had a
spent 25mm casing from an AC-130, stripped the paint off, repainted it black, glued the
Ordnance/Ammo pin on...
Posted in thread: Cheap bottles on 02-08-2013 at 05:54 AM
I got lucky one day doing a recycling run. A guy pulled up in a Prius and when he opened the
back hatch all he had was a car load of beer bottles. So I asked him if I could take some of
them, went thr...
Posted in thread: What sugar to use for bottling? on 02-08-2013 at 05:50 AM
The only thing about honey is that the sugar content isn't always the same. You'll have to
figure out how much sugar you need for the amount of carbonation you're looking for, then
figure out the suga...
Posted in thread: Good beer in Little Rock, AR? on 02-05-2013 at 03:37 PM
Hit up Bosco's for dinner, then head down to the Saucer. Or do Vino's for lunch and then take
the Diamond Bear tour. It was still free the last time I did it, but I think they're charging a
small fee ...