Gift Premium Subscription To Rocket

Join Date:


Last Activity:

03-04-2010 8:50 PM


  • Posted in thread: Maltmill vs. Crank vs. BarleyCrusher on 02-13-2007 at 08:14 PM
    I have a MaltMill with the gear drive option. The gear drive option allows the crank to drive
    both rollers. I makes a really nice crush. Adjusting the rollers is easy. You loosen the set
    screw and the...

  • Posted in thread: Burner in doors on 02-13-2007 at 07:57 PM
    I like to brew with a 5,000,000 BTU propane burner in a small room. I sit on the propane tank
    right next to the burner, covered in gasoline while lighting a cigar with a butane torch. If I
    really get ...

  • Posted in thread: Partial boil with an AG brew. on 02-01-2007 at 02:18 PM
    This isn't exactly related, but another way to combat boil-overs is to make an addition of 0.25
    - 0.5 oz of hops right at the beginning of the boil. The hop oils help keep the boil from
    foaming up too...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone use a Phil Mill II? on 02-01-2007 at 02:13 PM
    I considered the Phil Mill II, but like you, I couldn't find much information about it. What I
    did find indicated that it was a good mill. I think my LHBS might use one. Anyway, I ended up
    buying a Ma...

  • Posted in thread: CFC headloss? on 12-06-2006 at 04:39 PM
    Nah, the difference between the coiled pipe in the CFC and a straight pipe is probably barely
    detectable with lab equipment, if there actually is any difference. Head loss in pipe flow
    comes from entr...

  • Posted in thread: CFC headloss? on 12-05-2006 at 03:58 PM
    From your description I assume you are using a gravity setup. That is, gravity and siphoning is
    the only thing moving your wort around. Anyway, once you get a good siphon going, as long as
    there is at...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Paranoia! on 12-05-2006 at 03:36 PM
    Hmmm..... I don't have experience with this, but I would think after 24hrs you would see some
    fermentation activity. I defer to those who know more than I.Is it possible that the yeast has
    propagated ...

  • Posted in thread: CAMRA / "Real" Ale on 11-17-2006 at 08:13 PM
    I'm not going to knock CAMRA for what they are trying to do. In fact, the only reason I was
    able to enjoy Caledonian Ale in Scotland a few years ago is probably because of CAMRA.
    Personally I like the...

  • Posted in thread: aluminum immersion chiller on 11-03-2006 at 11:38 PM
    I was really referring to the statement about tube wall thickness, which for realistic values
    does not have a measurable impact on heat exchanger (wort chiller) efficiency. Reading it in
    the afternoon...

  • Posted in thread: aluminum immersion chiller on 11-03-2006 at 03:40 PM
    ... The heat transfer potential also depends on the thickness of the tubing.I think what you
    mean here is that the thickness of the tubing has an impact on the efficiency of the heat
    exchanger right? ...

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Benjamin Franklin (not really) Blaine McCormick of Baylor University says that this likely came from a letter sent to Abbé André Morellet in 1779 about wine (the miracle of water into wine) where Franklin says, "Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine -- a constant proof that God loves us, and loves us to be happy."