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Posted in thread: Monster Mill mm-3 drive shaft wear on 10-14-2012 at 03:50 AM
Try grinding 3 flats on the shaft, using a small grinding bit available from home depot. Those
flats will let the drill chuck get a better hold of the drive shaft and present slipping.
Posted in thread: Alternatives to cold crashing? on 10-10-2012 at 09:24 PM
Stop reading, get out there and brew.While your beer is fermenting, you'll have plenty of time
to read. You'll gain better understanding of what you're reading. You'll learn that there are
Posted in thread: How do you know what is a specialty grain vs normal grains on 10-09-2012 at 03:17 AM
I've requested the Northern Brewer catalog, any other's you can suggest?
Posted in thread: Should I add some hops? on 10-09-2012 at 03:08 AM
Thanks for all the advice! I think I just picked the Irish Red because of the excitement to do
my first batch. I didn't actually give any thought to what I was getting, or I would have
grabbed and IPA...
Posted in thread: Should I add some hops? on 10-09-2012 at 02:08 AM
I brewed up an Irish Red Ale kit from my LHBS last weekend. Pulled some out today to check the
FG (1.011), and chilled and tasted the sample.No hop aroma at all, which I've now learned is
normal for t...
Posted in thread: Hello from Southern California on 10-07-2012 at 10:57 PM
Bottleing bucket, ferment bucket and lid, airlock and stopper, hydrometer, bottle brush,
capper, cleaner, book, and racking cane and tubing I think. Had to buy sanitizer, and have
added a theif and au...
Posted in thread: Hello from Southern California on 10-07-2012 at 10:11 PM
The small kit is plenty to start with and get brewing. For the brew pot I went to home depot
and got a $60 turkey fryer that worked great.
Posted in thread: ALL pale Extract. on 10-07-2012 at 09:37 PM
That seems like a lot! I get 50 lbs of pale 2-row malt for $32... but that's AG...AG is the
difference. Extract usually runs about $4/pound, bulk is $3. At 6lbs per brew about, that's $6
bucks saved p...
Posted in thread: ALL pale Extract. on 10-07-2012 at 09:19 PM
I've been considering this route to, just for the advantage of buying 50 lbs of dme for $150.
But I was planning on going amber rather than pale.
Posted in thread: Hello from Southern California on 10-07-2012 at 08:29 PM
I got the $69 one, because I wanted to get started as cheaply as possible. But that's probably
a better kit. I bought an auto-siphon and would like another fermenter like the kit has.