Last Activity:12-14-2014 11:27 AM
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Posted in thread: My swing tops are making me crazy... on 12-08-2014 at 04:24 PM
I have a dozen liter flip tops and I always flip the gaskets when I fill them. If they look a
little worn I just replace them. I have never had one that didn't carbonate. If the bails seem
a little lo...
Posted in thread: Vacuum Sealer question on 12-08-2014 at 04:18 PM
I bought a Ziplock brand sealer at Menards this fall to package my homegrown hops. Compared to
most of the other brands I looked at it is cheap and it worked great. Not sure how long it will
last but ...
Posted in thread: Using water cooler jugs as carboys on 12-02-2014 at 07:49 PM
I have bought some 4 gallon bottles of water at Menards and used the bottles for cider. The
bottles were PET and worked great as a fermenter.
Posted in thread: A Christmas rant on 12-02-2014 at 06:00 PM
The vast majority of us are lucky enough that we don't really "need" anything. So a few years
back I decided to do away with buying things. So I have been giving something I have made.
Posted in thread: Us-05 on 11-13-2014 at 03:26 PM
The whole point of dry yeast is you don't need to make a starter. Just rehydrate and pitch.
Posted in thread: Mashed Grains Nutritious? on 11-13-2014 at 03:13 PM
The vast majority of protein supplements fed to animals are from spent grain. Either from
processing for oil(soybean and other grains like canola, sunflowers, cottonseed and flax),
Posted in thread: Parenting a teenage daughter on 11-09-2014 at 05:29 PM
It is all about balance. Too tight a leash and they never have the opportunity to grow and find
out who they are. Too loose a leash and it is easy for them to run amok. It is a partnership,
you just h...
Posted in thread: My plans for converting to electric, what do you think? on 10-30-2014 at 04:53 PM
I think you will want a simple controller for your boil. What I did is buy an SSVR (auberins
has them for $26.50) and a heat sink and put them in a small box. I also added a contactor and
a light swit...
Posted in thread: Some Questions About the All Grain Jump on 10-28-2014 at 06:46 PM
I have done full boils for five gallon batches on a glass top stove with an eight gallon stock
pot. But I also use a 2000 watt heatstick. No problem with the glass top on the stove but if
you have a b...
Posted in thread: Why do large (10+ gallon) batches? on 10-28-2014 at 04:40 PM
It really doesn't take any longer to brew ten gallons than five so if it is a beer you really
like, why not?