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  • i make beer because i'm cheap. my wife bought me a mr. beer kit in feb 2010. when i found out that the refill kits cost more than a case of fat tire @ costco, i decided i had to move on to something that would allow me to make beer cheaper than i could buy it. rather than buy one of those expensive kits from a LHBS, i bought a $2 bucket from home depot and a 4 gallon pot from winco. however, i realised that i could make beer even cheaper if i switched to all grain. so i did. found a free cooler on craigslist and made an 8 gallon pot at work for $30 worth of stainless. then it dawned on me that if i bought my grains in bulk, i could make beer even cheaper! thanks to craigslist, i can now make beer for ~25 cents a bottle. most of my equipment is homemade, which aids in my cheapness. one of the few benefits of being a welder :)
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  • Posted in thread: Official Denver CMC Group Buy #6 on 10-02-2012 at 09:23 PM
    By the way, what kinda time frame are we looking at here? Also, what's the time in between
    buys? If its six months between buys, then I'm in for considerably more

  • Posted in thread: Official Denver CMC Group Buy #6 on 09-26-2012 at 11:10 AM
    Count me in fr 100lbs of 2-row

  • Posted in thread: experimental manifold design on 03-03-2011 at 12:41 PM
    thanks for the info snowhere

  • Posted in thread: experimental manifold design on 03-03-2011 at 12:26 AM
    my manifold has a female 1/2" NPT on the end. would that work? thinking maybe you could screw
    in a 1/2" barb fitting into the 1/2" NPT and connect your tubing.also, what are the inside
    dimensions of y...

  • Posted in thread: experimental manifold design on 03-03-2011 at 12:02 AM
    I would try it out, but I don't think it would work (as designed) with my Coleman 70qt
    cooler... my design wouldn't work in a rectangle cooler. however, i modified version would
    (wheels in head turn...

  • Posted in thread: experimental manifold design on 03-02-2011 at 11:51 PM
    I would adjust your water:grain ratio and see if you get better mash efficiency. Try 1.5qt/#
    for the next batch. That is, if your MLT can handle the extra volume. For the manifold, the
    straight piece ...

  • Posted in thread: experimental manifold design on 03-02-2011 at 11:49 PM
    here's a pic of my old mash tun, but sorry, no pic of the
    filterhttps://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9aIeyJwu25EbFRYA90WRgg?feat=directlink

  • Posted in thread: experimental manifold design on 03-02-2011 at 11:46 PM
    the old cooler was a small rectangle one with a single tube running the length of the inside of
    the cooler. slots were also cut in the underside of it. with that old setup, i was getting ~60%
    eff.i re...

  • Posted in thread: experimental manifold design on 03-02-2011 at 11:19 PM
    Is it the same mash tun, just a different manifold? I don't have a ton of experience but I've
    talked to a lot of people who get higher eff. when the mash tun is at near max capacity.when i
    changed fro...

  • Posted in thread: experimental manifold design on 03-02-2011 at 04:10 AM
    so, awhile back i upgraded to a 10 gallon system. coupled with that system i built myself a
    stainless steel manifold for my 10 gallon rubbermaid cooler. ever since then, i seem to be
    getting (accordin...

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