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Posted in thread: Opinions on adding Bacon on 04-30-2016 at 06:14 PM
I brewed a Bacon Porter for the wake of a deceased friend we knew as the Slab Bacon. Starting
with a more or less standard porter recipe, I substituted a bit of smoked malt, maple syrup,
and crispy ba...
Posted in thread: How do you store/organize your brew supplies? on 04-22-2016 at 01:30 AM
Maryland Homebrew sells these Cobalt Blue plastic containers for their bulk LME for a little
more than a buck each. They hold about 2 lbs of specialty grains, which is just about the right
amount to k...
Posted in thread: Be Careful With Propane Tanks on 01-19-2016 at 11:52 PM
I remember a PSA when I was a kid that explained it perfectly. A coffee cup of gasoline
properly vaporized can explode with the force of 2 sticks of dynamite. I strap my propane tanks
to a tie point i...
Posted in thread: Allen Bradley SLC 500 on 12-09-2015 at 10:33 PM
I am taking a Udemy online class, Programming PLCs from Scratch which uses the RSlogix 500
programming environment. The course provided links to the lite version of the software, which
is basically mi...
Posted in thread: Simple Electric Setup Help (Electric Boil Kettle and Cooler Mash Tun) on 11-02-2015 at 12:28 AM
I built one earlier this year out of a keg and a hot water heating element. Dealing with the
Hot Break problem was my main concern. and I found a kit from Stilldragon which included a box,
Posted in thread: Official Broken Hydrometer Count on 10-31-2015 at 07:02 PM
Probably about 5 or six, the first 3 or so involved winemaking, then when I broke another I
went to MD Homebrew and arrived just in time for a homebrewing 101 class. The rest is history,
and I haven't...
Posted in thread: Perfect brew day to complete disaster on 10-29-2015 at 10:44 AM
I have gotten away with the trick of using my mouth, blowing to clear debris from the ball
valve. usually happens when leaf hops or a coarse addition like cocoa nibs is added to the boil
without the b...
Posted in thread: Spent Grains on 10-25-2015 at 03:51 PM
When I brew, I dump my spent grains onto a compost pile. As for wild bacteria, while the fresh
spent grain might be pasteurized, it soon picks up wild bacteria blowing on the wind, washed
down by the ...
Posted in thread: Looking for a decent bottle brush on 09-26-2015 at 10:45 AM
I have a problem finding a good bottle brush these days. A few years ago, the LHBS I normally
deal with changed their bottle brushes for the worse. What is worse, other LHBSs in the area
seem to get t...
Posted in thread: cider press on 09-23-2015 at 12:59 AM
I attempted to make a wood slatted press a few years ago, using seamless stainless steel bands
cut from a cylinder I found at a local scrapyard. I found out that Stainless Steel is
devilishly hard to ...