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Posted in thread: Optimization of BioFine Clear on 01-04-2016 at 01:58 AM
I just thought I would share this: wrote up a procedure for optimizing BioFine on my blog. I
wrote it for professional brewers, but with some simple math it could be used on the homebrew
Posted in thread: Pre-heating a mash tun.. on 04-08-2012 at 04:35 PM
I have a 60qt ice cube. I mounted a hot water heater element in the side of it. I plug it into
a ranco, I plug the ranco into a timer. I fill my mash tun with strike water the night before I
brew. An ...
Posted in thread: A wooden oak barrel mashtun? on 04-01-2012 at 11:35 PM
well, I am pretty sure the oak flavor would go away with use. I could get some of this: am not
ok with dark malt flavor carry over- the above coating is starting to seem like a good idea,
though I kn...
Posted in thread: A wooden oak barrel mashtun? on 04-01-2012 at 08:44 PM
A wooden mash tun? Sure, wood was used historically. It insulates well. I am thinking a used 30
gallon whiskey barrel from a local distillery. (no charring)After a few uses the oak flavors
Posted in thread: automated burner ignition on 12-08-2010 at 02:25 PM
I would like to hook my HLT up to a Ranco and have it control the temp. I can source the Ranco
and the thermo-well with heat shield for the cord through more beer. I need the components for
Posted in thread: molasses flavor in beer on 11-20-2010 at 04:29 PM
I was recently in Eastern Europe (Czech Republic and Hungary). I had 2 very tasty black lager
biers; Eggenberg and Dreher. Both beers had very nice molasses aroma and flavor. I believe
these are all m...
Posted in thread: ATTN Kaiser, my Decoction mash mixer.... on 07-05-2009 at 04:55 PM
HL is hectoliters. "that thing" is no longer in use. That is the old 40bbl kettle from Kloster
brau Bamberg. They now use a 20HL Steam fired kettle. They are no longer doing decoction
brewing at this ...
Posted in thread: ATTN Kaiser, my Decoction mash mixer.... on 07-04-2009 at 11:06 PM
I welded the paddles, motor mount and some other stuff. The part that goes across the top of
the keg was welded by my father, the cup under the bearings was welded by my buddy (it is
tricky to weld th...
Posted in thread: ATTN Kaiser, my Decoction mash mixer.... on 07-04-2009 at 02:48 PM
Back in March and April I spent some time in Germany and the Czech Republic. I toured a few
breweries and drank a lot of beer. When I got home I decided to modify my home-brew mash mixer
Posted in thread: Beer Travel on 01-23-2009 at 04:45 AM
Are you going for nice hotels, decent hotels or slumming it in hostels (the true way to see
Europe)?Theres a small town outside of Munich called Eching, you can get there by taking the S
Bahn train 1,...