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Posted in thread: Source for 3/16" Barrier Tubing... (Anyone want to split a roll) on 12-29-2010 at 06:37 PM
My solution to plastic flavor was to abandon PVC hose and it's plasticizers (that which maketh
the flavour) in favor of HDPE tubing (IE ice maker line). If you really want to get crazy you
can buy PTF...
Posted in thread: Unmalted barley on 12-23-2010 at 02:25 AM
Here is what BeerSmith has to say about raw barley: "Raw, unmalted barley can be used to add
body to your beer. Use in homebrew requires very fine milling combined with a decoction or
Posted in thread: Putting the Hops to Bed on 12-09-2008 at 11:31 PM
I just covered mine with 5-6 inches of extra dirt/compost. I live up here in Canada, and I know
several guys who don't cover their hops with anything and they do just fine.
Posted in thread: Frigidaire upright freezer keezer-able? on 12-04-2008 at 02:34 AM
Bending the shelves as you described - top one down and middle up and left - should present no
problems. The trick with bending cooling lines, especially the aluminum ones (which are
somewhat less dur...
Posted in thread: My first all-grain didn't turn out as expected on 10-10-2008 at 12:40 AM
Now...if only I can figure out where I put that darn recipe... You should pick up a copy of
BeerSmith or similar, put every beer you brew in there, when, etc, and you'll be able to keep
it forever (a...
Posted in thread: Flash boiler project #2 on 10-04-2008 at 02:54 AM
As kladue said, you need to eliminate that heat chimney in the center of your apparatus there -
I'd bet 50% of your heat is lost there, going straight up and out, path of least resistance.
Get a steel...
Posted in thread: The Fermento-lager-taporator! on 09-27-2008 at 01:30 AM
Why do the glass the hard way? Just call up a glass shop, and ask about triple pane IGUs in the
size you want. These are what are typically used on commercial fridges. They're 3 panes of
Posted in thread: Check your thermometers! on 09-24-2008 at 02:58 AM
I use lab thermometers myself, I have a red spirit and a mercury thermometer that I use. I
prefer the mercury thermo for mashing because it reads the temp much faster. They're not
certified, but still...
Posted in thread: Nice wedding present on 09-12-2008 at 02:54 AM
Why not dry them and mash them into plugs and take them all back with you? All you need is a
cheap way to dry them - window screen and a fan? And then a piece of pipe and a rod/dowel.
Posted in thread: Who Has Used First Year Hops for Bittering on 09-12-2008 at 02:43 AM
Has anyone tried making a hop tea and comparing it with hop teas made from various AA% hops
(commercial hops) of equal quantity? I'm going to give it a go and see if it's a useful test at