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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-29-2014, 05:33 AM
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Another +1 for the Corona mill... I just put 120...

Another +1 for the Corona mill... I just put 120 lbs of grain or so through mine this weekend and it worked like a champ. One of the best values on brewing equipment I've had so far. Just rig it to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-29-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Make a stick with volume markings on it. A ball...

Make a stick with volume markings on it. A ball valve is definitely something you want though.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-29-2014, 04:52 AM
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Views: 494
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
A bunch of us throw a big party for Labor Day...

A bunch of us throw a big party for Labor Day weekend. Last year I made a keg... this year I made 4.

The barrels belonged to my mom from when she used to store honey in them. I took one look at...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-29-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
60 Gallon Brew Day

I set up a no frills 1 bbl brewery at my parent's house for a day. My mom took pictures!

http://imgur.com/a/yMhhJ

Made 2 batches first was an IPA

Boil Size: 37.72 gal
Post Boil Volume:...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-05-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Yea I will be getting two burners. And to...

Yea I will be getting two burners.

And to the naysayers, I likely will eventually put together a more permanent system for brewing at these scales, but this way lets me break up the investment...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Thirsty people aren't that hard to come by.

Thirsty people aren't that hard to come by.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Wood is my backup plan!

Wood is my backup plan!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2014, 01:31 AM
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Views: 1,159
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Am I Insane? Minimal Investment 1 BBL Setup

I attend a party each Labor Day Weekend. Increasingly, more and more of the beer for this event is homemade.

I recently acquired 2 40 gallon stainless steel pots. Evil villain plots ensued.
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Now you're talking my language! Looks like I...

Now you're talking my language!

Looks like I need to find a welding shop now.

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-26-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
My mom gave me some stainless steel barrels

http://imgur.com/Ev1JwkX

She used them when she kept bees for storing honey and transferring it to smaller containers. She says they are 40 gallon.

The welds running along the seam from top to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Will I regret using biscuit? I've gotten some...

Will I regret using biscuit? I've gotten some feedback elsewhere that I might. I realize that I'm not necessarily "in style" using 2 row and biscuit, but that's not necessarily bad is it?

Is this...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-16-2014, 02:42 AM
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Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Biscuit Vanguard German Trad. Saison

Been tossing around some recipes for my next saison. Here's what I'm leaning toward:

10 Gallons
Fermentables:
16 lb 2-Row
2 lb Biscuit Malt
1 lb Cane Sugar

Mash at 148
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-17-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Hmmmmm... Doesn't lactic acid make it sour? This...

Hmmmmm... Doesn't lactic acid make it sour? This isn't sour... its more salty cucumber.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-16-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Yeast was Wyeast 1272 American Ale II. I'm pretty...

Yeast was Wyeast 1272 American Ale II. I'm pretty sure the weird thing is from the hops, not yeast, grain, or anything in my process.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-16-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Odd flavors in Simcoe SMASH

Made a Northern Brewer kit that I kegged around the 1st of September. There are some things I like about this beer... but other things really turn me off.
The beer is a Simcoe SMASH with 2 row.

I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-04-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
I picked up 2 oz of Citra today. Thought about...

I picked up 2 oz of Citra today. Thought about using some for dry hopping this and maybe some late in the boil.

Suggestions?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-30-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Well they aren't vacuum sealed, but they have...

Well they aren't vacuum sealed, but they have been in the freezer. The little plastic bags they came in were rolled up tightly and placed in a large zip-loc. The bag was opened every so often when...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-30-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
My recommendation if trying to use...

My recommendation if trying to use non-fermentable sugars is to try them. Mix a few teaspoons with some water and see if you can handle the flavor. Most sweeteners (splenda/stevia)taste gross to me,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-30-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Freezer Cleanup IPA

My misc. hops sack was getting large in the freezer so I'm making an IPA trying to utilize what I have to work with. The following will use up all of the hops that I have in the freezer.

Here's...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-17-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 417,440
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
... You pulled over to pick up a 5 gallon...

... You pulled over to pick up a 5 gallon rectangular plastic jug from the ditch after driving by it several times on your way to/from work.

Turns out it once had hydraulic fluid or something foul...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-17-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
I ended up brewing this as was posted in the OP....

I ended up brewing this as was posted in the OP. I'll try a more diverse grain bill as you guys have suggested on my next one.

It's been hot this week so my temps got high (75-76ish) for the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-12-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
Yea I didn't want to toss too many different...

Yea I didn't want to toss too many different malts in at once. Would a larger proportion of Vienna or Munich emulate the 60L at all? My first recipe was 100% Two-row (a pilsner) I guess I'm just not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-12-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
First APA Recipe

Here's what I came up with. Plan on making 3 of these and putting them into a 15 gallon keg for a big party on Labor Day. I worked from a SNPA recipe but tried to dial everything back to make it just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,917
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
A beer that's been bottled generally won't be...

A beer that's been bottled generally won't be putting out any more esters as they're produced mainly during initial fermentation. If anything, room temperature conditioning for an ale helps to reduce...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-22-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,549
Posted By Dirtyoldguy366
I agree with those who mentioned Bohemia. ...

I agree with those who mentioned Bohemia.

My advice would be to skip the wedding and get as far from Cancun as you can. As soon as my plane lands there I can think of nothing else but how I'm...
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