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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-03-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,348
Posted By davidkrau
I'm not sure a standard false bottom will fit in...

I'm not sure a standard false bottom will fit in a rectangular cooler.you can of course use a manifold oror some kind of bazooka arrangement.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-23-2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 856
Posted By davidkrau
March Pump Problem

I have a March pump which I purchased from Midwest Supplies. It works great once it gets primed. I use it to pump hot wort through a counter flow cooler and into a corboy. The problem I have I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-19-2007, 01:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,813
Posted By davidkrau
I don't believe Kolsch is a lager. The recipe I...

I don't believe Kolsch is a lager. The recipe I follow calls for formenting at 55 to65F
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-18-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,249
Posted By davidkrau
I went with Barley crusher. The price was good...

I went with Barley crusher. The price was good and I didn't have to buy adaptors to use wit an electric drill or build a hopperfor grain. Works great and I think it is guaranteed forever.
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-18-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,813
Posted By davidkrau
I've brewed a number of different beers but...

I've brewed a number of different beers but kolsch is my favorite. I brewed 3 great batches last winter, Fermentated in my basement @60F. I 'm brewing 3 batches now. My basement Temp is 68F. Maybe I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-08-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By davidkrau
Batch Sparging in a Nutshell?

I''ve been fly sparging for a couple of years and want to try batch sparging. My grain bill is as follows: 7lbs 2 row, 2lbs Wheat malt, .75lbs Munich malt, .25 lbs Crystal 10. To batch sparge I was...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-02-2007, 03:49 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,639
Posted By davidkrau
I bought the Barley Crusher because it was the...

I bought the Barley Crusher because it was the best bang for the buck. It works great with an electric drill.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,377
Posted By davidkrau
I recommend the Barley Crusher. It's has...

I recommend the Barley Crusher. It's has adjustible rollers, a hopper and a handle that you can remove and use a electric drill to grind. It's also cheaper. Yes, I do adjust the rollers from time to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-17-2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By davidkrau
There was a thread on this a couple of months ago...

There was a thread on this a couple of months ago so I rushed out to Home Depot in Mt. Prospect, Ilinois and bought one for $39.99. They only had 2 in stock. I don't think they have any left. You're...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By davidkrau
I ferment in a 61/2 gal corboy for about 1 week...

I ferment in a 61/2 gal corboy for about 1 week in my basement at 60F. Then I transfer to a 5gal corboy for about 2 weeks, then I bottle.
I've brewed about a dozen different ales and I like the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-15-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By davidkrau
I can't fault you recipe. It smoukd be good. ...

I can't fault you recipe. It smoukd be good.
The recipe I like is:

7 lbs pale malt 2 row
2 lbs Wheat malt
3/4 lbs Munich Malt
1/4 lb Crystal 10

1 oz Pearle hops 60 min
1 oz Tetnanger...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-03-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,960
Posted By davidkrau
If this is a new propane burnerI'd call Bayou...

If this is a new propane burnerI'd call Bayou Classic at 1-800-863-6194 Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm CST. I'd do this before I drilled any holes etc. I'll bet you they will send you a new burner. If...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By davidkrau
Roller settings

I have a barley crusher that works great. The roller settings are set at .040. This 4works great for 2 row barley malt. I notice that wheat malt grain is smaller and it seems like the grains can go...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-16-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,923
Posted By davidkrau
I Just got back from the Home Depot In Mount...

I Just got back from the Home Depot In Mount Prospect Illinois- Bought a 10 gal Rubbermaid cooler for $39. They had 1 left.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By davidkrau
I brewed a Belgian Treipel which had a 13.5 grain...

I brewed a Belgian Treipel which had a 13.5 grain billi in a 5 gal mash tun.It was difficult and I won't do it again until I get a 10 gal mash tun.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By davidkrau
My LHBS stores grain at room temp. I store my...

My LHBS stores grain at room temp. I store my grain in a chest in my basement.
If you dont keep the grains in a closed container itmay attract mice. I assume the grain has not been crushed. If the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-08-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,569
Posted By davidkrau
It's bitter cold here in the Chicago area so what...

It's bitter cold here in the Chicago area so what I do is hook a garden hose to my laundry tub faucet and run the hose up my basement stairs to my CFC and chill my wort that way.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-07-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,146
Posted By davidkrau
Kolsch is my favorite beer, I've brewed 6 batches...

Kolsch is my favorite beer, I've brewed 6 batches and everyone likes it. Here is my recipe for all grain.
7 lbs 2 row light pilsner malt
2 lbs Wheat malt
3/4 lb Munich Malt
1/4 lb ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2007, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,641
Posted By davidkrau
The Barley Crusher works great for me. I can...

The Barley Crusher works great for me. I can grind 10 Lbs of grain in about 3 minutes using an electric drill. Those who bought the other brands are probably happy with their grindrer.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-30-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By davidkrau
It is difficult to brew all grain on a kitchen...

It is difficult to brew all grain on a kitchen stove and until you upgrade your equipment to include a propane burner and a large pot I would suggest you stay with mini mashes. Virtually any all...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-29-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By davidkrau
Quick question Re hops

I plan on brewing a standard AG Wheat beer. When I brewed this before I used 1/2 oz Magnum in the boil for 60 minutes. I'm out of Magnum. Can I substitute 1 oz Pearle for the Magnum? I think the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-25-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By davidkrau
Thanks for the input. I'm off to the grocery...

Thanks for the input. I'm off to the grocery store to buy a couple of pounds od Domino granulated sugar.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-24-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By davidkrau
Sugar- Any difference?

Im planning on brewing a Belgian Abbey Treipel beer. The recipe calls for 1.5 lbs "Belgian clear candi sugar". I believe this is nothing but pure sucrose. My LHBS sells it in 1 llb packaged at $5.00...
Forum: General Techniques 01-19-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,433
Posted By davidkrau
Getting back to explosions and fires. There is an...

Getting back to explosions and fires. There is an old expression dating back to colonial or pre colonial times " Keep your nose to the grind stone". At that time grains were ground into flour by use...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-16-2007, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,022
Posted By davidkrau
Thanks for the reply Baron. Yes I did sanitize...

Thanks for the reply Baron. Yes I did sanitize with bleach But I thikk I rinsed thoroughly but maybe not good enough. Next time I'll use fresh yeast and a different sanitizer. I've brewed maybe 30...
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