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Forum: Mead 03-24-2010, 06:34 PM
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Posted By JoeRags
3 gallon batch made up last night... My first...

3 gallon batch made up last night... My first attempt at Mead. Very curious! I was surprised that the yeast took off after 10 mins and was still bubblin away this morning. Smells delicious! After a...
Forum: General Techniques 02-23-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By JoeRags
Make sure all the gaskets on your keg are in good...

Make sure all the gaskets on your keg are in good condition... if not new. A small leak will drain all pressure over time.
Forum: General Techniques 02-23-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By JoeRags
You're filtered tap water has a Total Dissolved...

You're filtered tap water has a Total Dissolved Solids of 490?? I'd be curious to see what unfiltered levels are. US EPA maximum TDS is 500 mg/L.

Granted these are National Secondary Drinking...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-30-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By JoeRags
Me too... fan seems to work great if they are...

Me too... fan seems to work great if they are nicely spread out.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-23-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,390
Posted By JoeRags
I run my wok on my bayou classic.... friggin...

I run my wok on my bayou classic.... friggin awesome.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By JoeRags
WLP 810 San Fran Lager

Never used this yeast before... brewed yesterday and ended up on target with an OG of 1.058. I didnt have a chance earlier in the week to get my starter going so I made it during the brew session....
Forum: General Techniques 11-22-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,850
Posted By JoeRags
Thanks... what about cooldown before the freeze?...

Thanks... what about cooldown before the freeze? Should I put the vials in the fridge overnight to temper?
Forum: General Techniques 11-21-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,850
Posted By JoeRags
Glycerin and Yeasties - is this stuff safe?

I bought CVS brand Pure Glycerin to prepare my yeasties for freezing.... Some people on the forum have said to buy the kind that is safe for ingestion, however, this stuff say's "For external use...
Forum: Hops Growing 11-06-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By JoeRags
I did that, and at the same time had a bunch...

I did that, and at the same time had a bunch layed out on cookie sheets with a fan blowing on them... the cookie sheet bunch dried more quickly.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-04-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,260
Posted By JoeRags
I paid $270 for each of my 100L at a local...

I paid $270 for each of my 100L at a local restaurant supply store last year... LHBS always marks up a bunch.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-31-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,229
Posted By JoeRags
Thanks... Partial gravity because I like this...

Thanks... Partial gravity because I like this layout with 4 vessels. The rig is fairly compact considering its capacity, plus, one less pump to buy.... *but* I may go single tier in the future. I'm...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,229
Posted By JoeRags
She's finally home... plumbed the burners and...

She's finally home... plumbed the burners and brought the rig from my workshop to its final resting point.

There's three burners, the largest of which is on the boil kettle, far left. 32 jet...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-29-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,803
Posted By JoeRags
Got my flask and stirbars from Cynmar. Good...

Got my flask and stirbars from Cynmar. Good prices, fast shipping.
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-28-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By JoeRags
May I ask why? Unless you whipped up some...

May I ask why?

Unless you whipped up some crazy stereotype about my driving, I've offered no evidence of ANYTHING that wouuld have to do with insurance. (yes, me being the... ahem.. "other poster")
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-28-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By JoeRags
Cruising in my 1970 Corvette... Turn at a light...

Cruising in my 1970 Corvette... Turn at a light and its about 1/4 mile to our family business (and my workshop), so, naturally, I step on it. 450 hp screaming through my 2 chamber flowmasters......
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-27-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By JoeRags
Do yourself a favor and go buy a cooler.. build a...

Do yourself a favor and go buy a cooler.. build a MLT that works well and make the move to AG.

Bite the bullet and do it. ;)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,676
Posted By JoeRags
In CT its legal for passengers to have open...

In CT its legal for passengers to have open containers. :D
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,953
Posted By JoeRags
All depends on the truck driver... He might not...

All depends on the truck driver... He might not let you.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-14-2008, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,612
Posted By JoeRags
Try a local lumber yard... they'll have it.

Try a local lumber yard... they'll have it.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-07-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By JoeRags
Not high temp...

Not high temp...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-07-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By JoeRags
I cleaned my stand well with a wheel on my...

I cleaned my stand well with a wheel on my grinder, then sprayed high temp Rust-o-leum.... BUT, have yet to plumb the burners, so no fire yet. It looks real good though!!!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By JoeRags
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u189/PolTavern/...

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u189/PolTavern/BREWING/DSCN0455.jpg

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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By JoeRags
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u189/PolTavern/...

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u189/PolTavern/BREWING/BrewStand.jpg

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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,910
Posted By JoeRags
My buddy got me one of these... made of Titanium....

My buddy got me one of these... made of Titanium. It'll never wear out like those cheesy aluminum ones...

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-23508102495971_1980_7460520
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-16-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,427
Posted By JoeRags
Check out the classifieds section. There's a...

Check out the classifieds section. There's a member selling lots of them.
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