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Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2013, 08:43 PM
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Posted By bierzwinski
Sorry... I have a bad habit of speaking before I...

Sorry... I have a bad habit of speaking before I have all the facts. I found a tankless heater that will get to the temps brewers need, but it is $1595 and (no doubt) requires professional...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By bierzwinski
Sorry... I have a bad habit of speaking before I...

Sorry... I have a bad habit of speaking before I have all the facts. I found a tankless heater that will get to the temps brewers need, but it is $1595 and (no doubt) requires professional...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By bierzwinski
When you look at something like this:...

When you look at something like this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/203210878?productId=203210878&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&MERCH=REC-_-product-2-_-203316215-_-203210878-_-N#.UTZbDKL1Tls...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By bierzwinski
I'm considering a tankless water heater also. We...

I'm considering a tankless water heater also. We are going to T into our hot and cold water lines to get some plumbing into the garage. I'd like to be able to avoid heating water in kettles and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-22-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By bierzwinski
@ Yooper - I kind of thought that was the case....

@ Yooper - I kind of thought that was the case. Damn it!!! :-)

Thanks for the input guys. I really appreciate it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By bierzwinski
Froze my Wyeast in the packet by accident!

It is winter and my fridge in the garage froze some of my yeast packs. I don't think this is going to ruin anything, but would like some confirmation from you guys.

They are now thawed. I don't...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,648
Posted By bierzwinski
I really appreciate all the input. I have some...

I really appreciate all the input. I have some good ideas from all of this.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,648
Posted By bierzwinski
I think the Blichmann website and videos state...

I think the Blichmann website and videos state that you can use the hoprocket with WHOLE HOPs as an inline filter in front of the plate chiller.

Personal preference - I've never really liked the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,648
Posted By bierzwinski
yeah... I think we are going to go to the...

yeah... I think we are going to go to the HopRocket as an inline filter. Do any of you guys use that? I realize now that keeping hops out of that thing is key.

Thanks for the input guys. I'll try...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,648
Posted By bierzwinski
The Therminator - love it hate it

Does anyone have a love/hate relationship with their Therminator? I love this thing, but last night when we were chilling it got clogged right away. So we finished cooling enough for one carboy and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By bierzwinski
wow. thanks. i'll look that over. it looks a...

wow. thanks. i'll look that over. it looks a little beyond my ability at this point.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By bierzwinski
cool. send me the link.

cool. send me the link.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2012, 10:38 PM
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Posted By bierzwinski
But I use glass carboys... so i don't have a way...

But I use glass carboys... so i don't have a way to do that, except i've thought of just swirling it and dumping into another carboy. I also just drain the beer and dump on top of the yeast left in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By bierzwinski
Thanks for all the input guys.

Thanks for all the input guys.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By bierzwinski
Good idea. one of my main goals is to eliminate...

Good idea. one of my main goals is to eliminate buying DME as it is much more expensive than grain, but I don't want to do a 'special' mash just for starters.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By bierzwinski
Thank Yooper. that makes good sense.

Thank Yooper. that makes good sense.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By bierzwinski
Thanks guys. this all sounds easy enough. We were...

Thanks guys. this all sounds easy enough. We were too busy with the rest of the brew to boil that right then. It has been in the fridge since Sat. around 3pm. I'm assuming I could just boil it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By bierzwinski
ah... 160F... that is a great idea. ...

ah... 160F... that is a great idea.

Diluting it will actually even work better so I can stretch it even further. the OG is around 62. Any idea how I would figure out how to get it to 40? Perhaps...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By bierzwinski
Can I store and use unboiled wort for a starter?

I ended up with too much wort in my kettle so I ran off about a gallon into a small kettle that I covered and put in my fridge. I normally make starters with DME, but I'm thinking that I can just...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-01-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By bierzwinski
Making the most out of a vial of yeast

Since I have upgraded to a one barrel brewery at home, I needed to figure out a way to cut down on yeast cost. I tried washing, but what a pain in the neck. Dumping on top of yeast cake always makes...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By bierzwinski
@nebben cool. that looks like it will work. ...

@nebben

cool. that looks like it will work.

Do you know if the current volume is the volume of the water used at the beginning or the volume of the water and the grain together? It seems like...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By bierzwinski
bummer... i don't have an android.

bummer... i don't have an android.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By bierzwinski
High Altitude Brewing

I want to do a protein rest as I am going to brew a pale ale with 100% maris otter. The problem is that i don't know how to get to mash temp because water here boils at 195 deg bcs I am at 7000 ft...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,005
Posted By bierzwinski
btw- i always left an inch on there. never had a...

btw- i always left an inch on there. never had a problem or off flavor.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,005
Posted By bierzwinski
Hey Geppu, I have read that you should leave...

Hey Geppu,

I have read that you should leave an inch of beer on top of the cake to keep the O2 away from it. but if you are going to put the chilled wort on top immediately you should be ok. if...
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