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Forum: DIY Projects 09-15-2014, 02:33 PM
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Metric Silicon Hose

Wondering if anybody use silicon hose sold in metric size for their pump setup. If so, what size are you using?

I'm looking at 14mm ID X 18mm OD which is pretty close to the 1/2" ID X 3/4" OD I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-27-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By TheFlyingSparge
RI Brewers- Local Hydrosratic testing/CO2 Refill Resource

Rhode Island and Southern New England brewers:

I had to get my CO2 tank hydro tested and filled. My normal go-to place for refills no longer does high-pressure hydrostatic tests so I had to look...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-24-2014, 11:32 PM
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Posted By TheFlyingSparge
Any issues with weldless fittings?

Upgrading my system. Weighing weldless vs tig weld fittings on my pot. Advantages? Part of me wants tig welded but I'll have to have it done. My practical side wants weldless for the convienence....
Forum: DIY Projects 05-31-2014, 11:53 PM
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Posted By TheFlyingSparge
$37 Banjo Burners

Just picked up 3x 10" banjo burners with free shipping for my Brutus build at Overstock.com . They have limited stock fyi. Pretty good deal. They came in with screws and brass propane nipple.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-12-2014, 04:59 PM
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Posted By TheFlyingSparge
BRUTUS 10: Stainless vs Hi-temp Powder Coat Steel

I'm in a pre-planning stage of building a Brutus 10 (or similar) type system. Looking at basic material cost and determining where I want to put my money. Would appreciate any 1st hand feedback from...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-26-2014, 02:47 AM
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Posted By TheFlyingSparge
Finally bought a welder...guess I'm committed to the brew stand now

Finally did it. Picked up a Hobart 140 Mig. Saw a few people here and elsewhere have had luck with stainless on that machine. I've been thinking about building a brew stand for years. Now I'm...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-16-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000291GBQ/ref=mh_55...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000291GBQ/ref=mh_553776_dp_bst_1?pi=SL125_SX112_CR0,0,112,125
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
- A good friend walked me through my first...

- A good friend walked me through my first extract batch. A year later I walked him through his first all-grain batch. That was 7 years ago.

- My oldest kid is 4 and already has an engineer's...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By TheFlyingSparge
Person: "Oh you brew your own beer....so have you...

Person: "Oh you brew your own beer....so have you tried ?"

Me: "No I haven't. I don't buy a lot of beer since I make my own."

Person: "You should really try it. Have you tried [insert a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-15-2014, 05:55 PM
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Posted By TheFlyingSparge
Don't hold back. If you're making great beer, why...

Don't hold back. If you're making great beer, why stop at making only 5 gallons? If you start brewing 10gal it won't be long before that seems normal or even small.

I started 5gal. After 1yr moved...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
The fundamental difference between All-grain and...

The fundamental difference between All-grain and extract brewing is using grain instead of extract to provide fermentables for the yeast to eat.

Extract is a form ot sugar and easily fermented....
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-04-2014, 02:00 AM
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Views: 15,590
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
I need to place a big order. Very interested....

I need to place a big order. Very interested. Thanks in advance.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2014, 04:51 PM
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Posted By TheFlyingSparge
Saw this post randomly and also saw nobody...

Saw this post randomly and also saw nobody replied....until now....

Balashi is Dutch-inspired pilsner (think Heineken). Balashi originates in Aruba which has a large Dutch community. Since Aruba...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-29-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
If a similar situation arises, this is good to...

If a similar situation arises, this is good to know, thanks.

The caps on the StarSan bottles are a real achilles heel to that packaging. The plastic caps are always brittle from the time of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
StarSan Spill = Melted Nylon Brushes in the Boiling Pot & Way to Fix.

So I was moving into my new house. In the final days of packing started just jamming stuff together. Needless to say my nylon brushes and auto siphon were tossed into my boiling pot with a 32oz FULL...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
Yes, but you have to incorporate some extra steps...

Yes, but you have to incorporate some extra steps and equipment. Look up all-grain brewing. I think what your looking for is an extract version of the recipe you attached?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-21-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
If I'd have to guess why they calculate...

If I'd have to guess why they calculate differently, I'd say each program might use a slightly different Alpha Acid value for each individual hop. Completely possible depending on where and what year...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
The link you attached is for an all-grain recipe....

The link you attached is for an all-grain recipe. No extract is needed. However, you will need to mash/sparge your grain to convert & rinse the sugar. The process your talking about which involves...
Forum: General Techniques 09-20-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
good question. I just went to check on the...

good question. I just went to check on the fermenters and realized this would be a problem. That said, for my purposes, I'm going to assume the temp is roughly 5-10 degrees lower than ambient....
Forum: General Techniques 09-19-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
Glad to hear I might have something that'll work,...

Glad to hear I might have something that'll work, lol. I tossed some ice in to get the temp down quicker. Out of curiosity, how deep do you submerge your fermenters?
Forum: General Techniques 09-19-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
Low-tech Fermentation Cooler?

So it's still a bit warm for good fermentation around me (70's day/50's night) so I'm trying something new to keep the temp cool during the day. I really have no idea if it'll work. Found some big...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-16-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
Commercial Use of Maltose Syrup/Powder in English Bitter

Wondering about maltose syrup and powder as an ingredient in English bitters. Read that it's sometimes used commercially in the UK. Anyone ever use it? If so, where is it available in the US? So far...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-15-2012, 04:19 PM
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Posted By TheFlyingSparge
Bueller....bueller....

Bueller....bueller....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-15-2012, 10:47 AM
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Views: 623
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
Maltose Syrup or Powder?..Anyone use it?

Wondering about maltose syrup and powder as an ingredient in English bitters. Read that it's sometimes used commercially in the UK. Anyone ever use it? If so, where is it available in the US? So far...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,710
Posted By TheFlyingSparge
I vaguely remember reading in BYO...

I vaguely remember reading in BYO magazine...possibly years ago...that the bag method your describing is popular in Australia. Anyway, here's an article from elsewhere backing that up.
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