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Posted in thread: The best wort Chiller on 03-04-2015 at 08:49 PM
My concern with a counterflow or plate chiller is that unlike an immersion chiller, which
chills the whole batch at once, as Brew Boy and others have stated, there is the whole DMS
issue, plus somethi...
Posted in thread: The woes of a 120v brewer on 02-10-2015 at 10:22 PM
One thing that can help you at the margins with an electric setup is insulating your kettle.
For a couple of years I used an Electric Turkey Fryer (1650 watts) as my primary heater, along
with 1500 wa...
Posted in thread: bacon beer on 02-04-2015 at 01:38 AM
I made a bacon maple Porter using a basic Robust Porter recipe, maple syrup, a small amount of
Smoked Malt, and an extract made by soaking crispy bacon in vodka overnight, then transferring
Posted in thread: What is the cheapest method of heating? on 01-28-2015 at 01:39 AM
Currently building an electric setup to upgrade my electric turkey fryer setup. I figure it
costs me $2 or less for electricity to brew with the electric turkey fryer, but about $7 for a
third of a ta...
Posted in thread: Electric Kettle Vs. Turkey Fryer on 01-17-2015 at 10:18 PM
Using the HLT and MLT from my Propane setup, I have found the electric turkey fryer to be a
viable way of brewing, but they need a little help if you are going AG. With the pot reasonably
full, I have...
Posted in thread: Cultivating yeast from high gravity Belgian on 10-02-2014 at 11:52 PM
I am brewing a Belgian Dubbel using yeast I cultivated from the bottom of 2 bottle of
Dominion's Belgian Trippel. Starting gravity was at 1.070, and days in it is down to 1.040 in a
68 degree basement...
Posted in thread: Legality of beer clones? on 05-29-2014 at 10:10 PM
In the Flying Dog gift shop in Frederick MD, they actually sell all-grain kits of some of their
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.