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Posted in thread: Schmidling Malt Mill on 03-29-2014 at 10:05 PM
I motorized my Barley Crusher, using a 6 inch pulley on the mill, and a 1 1/2 inch pulley on a
1/3hp motor which gives me a speed of about 400 rpm. I have to get the belt really tight to
Posted in thread: Fermentation with WLP 568 Saison Blend on 03-24-2014 at 01:47 AM
Similar problems here. Using a 1 liiter starter on its 3rd time out brewing a Belgian Saison,
and it is at the 3 week mark and I am still getting bubbles a couple times a minute. Fermenting
a little c...
Posted in thread: Autosiphon to bottling wand? on 03-18-2014 at 11:21 AM
I use a piece of sanitized hose that attaches to the spigot, and goes to the bottom of the
bottle. I fill it to the top of the neck, shut off the valve and let it drain into the bottle.
Posted in thread: Autosiphon to bottling wand? on 03-14-2014 at 12:56 AM
I do both wine and beer, and for years I used the autosiphon and bottling wand with my wines,
and first couple of batches of homebrewing. I decided to spend the 13 bucks for a 6 gallon
bucket with a s...
Posted in thread: Turkey fryer in garage? on 02-01-2014 at 06:24 PM
If it is propane powered, keep it outside or at least in a garage with the door open, and some
cross ventilation, a leak or a flame out could fill your house with gas, or cause a buildup of
CO and CO2...
Posted in thread: Storing bottles once emptied.... on 11-21-2013 at 09:12 PM
I keep a Fastrack on the kitchen counter, when I drink a homebrew, I rinse it thoroughly, then
invert it in the Fastrack to dry. Once I have it filled, I store them downstairs in the pantry.
Posted in thread: Christmas Ale Brew Day! on 11-16-2013 at 04:16 PM
I added some sweet orange peel, and a partially crushed orange with cloves stuck in the skin
like a sea mine during the last 10 minutes of the boil. Also added 2 cinnamon sticks to the
final hop bag, ...
Posted in thread: Bayou Burner using lots of propane on 11-16-2013 at 03:39 PM
If you are thinking of going from tank swapping to refills at the local propane distributor or
hardware store, you should check the manufacturing date on the tank. By law, a tank must be
Posted in thread: Has anyone tried these SSRs? on 02-05-2013 at 10:38 PM
The mini fridge is going to be an issue with this board, but if the board has just "fallen into
your lap", as opposed to purchasing it, then you use the SSRs on the boards for your smaller
Posted in thread: All Grain Apartment Brewing: Will a 1500W/120V element boil 6 gallons? on 02-02-2013 at 08:32 PM
I have been using a Butterball Turkey Fryer, which uses a 1650 watt direct immersion element.
Getting to a boil with a full pot of 6 gallons of water was marginal at best, as you near
boiling, the hea...