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Forum: Group Buys 02-10-2012, 10:09 PM
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Posted By brown_dog_us
I'd like to get in on the group buy for grains. ...

I'd like to get in on the group buy for grains. I need about 8 bags. My email is douglas.r.bachman@gmail.com

I also would be interested in buying a couple pounds of hops.

Thanks,

Doug
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-15-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By brown_dog_us
Winner. If you are worried about over...

Winner.

If you are worried about over pitching or using a "dirty" fermentor, you could always fill a quart jar with the slurry, clean the fermentor, and pitch.
Forum: General Techniques 02-15-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,289
Posted By brown_dog_us
Add more raspberry?

Add more raspberry?
Forum: General Techniques 02-03-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,289
Posted By brown_dog_us
So you would add the fruit to the primary...

So you would add the fruit to the primary fermentor when fermentation was done? The only difference would be the dormant yeast on the bottom of the primary fermentor. I can't see the dormant yeast...
Forum: General Techniques 02-01-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,289
Posted By brown_dog_us
How is a secondary different from the primary if...

How is a secondary different from the primary if the beers have fermented to the same spot?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-01-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,366
Posted By brown_dog_us
I just wanted to add that 1.5 quarts per pound of...

I just wanted to add that 1.5 quarts per pound of grain is fine.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By brown_dog_us
Personnally, I don't worry about that until maybe...

Personnally, I don't worry about that until maybe 3 months. I'm in the crowd that thinks my beers taste a little better if they spend some quality time on top of the yeast cake.

note: I've only...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-20-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By brown_dog_us
I agree that you probably just need to leave it...

I agree that you probably just need to leave it alone, but if you really want to get those last few points out I would rack it onto an active yeast cake. It's kind of like repitching, but without...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-19-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By brown_dog_us
You might want to try a thinner mash. Something...

You might want to try a thinner mash. Something around 2 qts per pound will make it easier to stir.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-23-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By brown_dog_us
I have over 300 lbs through my pasta mill. It...

I have over 300 lbs through my pasta mill. It has been great, but it is starting to fall apart.

I figure I'll get another one from Michael's, rough up the rollers, and start crushing. $15 and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-23-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By brown_dog_us
I preheat the oven to 200. Turn off oven. ...

I preheat the oven to 200.

Turn off oven.

Slide the pot in with a lid on top.

Close door.

Come back in 1 hour.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-20-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By brown_dog_us
I've bought LME in 8 lb. increments and stored...

I've bought LME in 8 lb. increments and stored them in my fridge for up to 6 months. I never have noticed anything wrong with the beers that were brewed with the older extract.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-22-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By brown_dog_us
Just pitch both of them. It'll taste great! ...

Just pitch both of them.

It'll taste great!

edit:

I should add... You could probably get away with one pack, but with a stout and other stronger ales you are better off not skimping. If...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-22-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,748
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Posted By brown_dog_us
Thanks for the great right up FlyGuy!

Thanks for the great right up FlyGuy!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-12-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By brown_dog_us
I'm getting in the low 80's with a fairly fine...

I'm getting in the low 80's with a fairly fine crush and batch sparging one time.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-01-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By brown_dog_us
You are right Digitizer. You need to really...

You are right Digitizer. You need to really rough up the rollers to get it to pull through fast.

I haven't seen a thread from anyone who has over done the marring. If someone has let us know...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-09-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By brown_dog_us
I have run about 150 lbs through my pasta mill...

I have run about 150 lbs through my pasta mill and it looks like it is holding up fine. Nothing has loosened up and it feeds/crushes great.

I used to feed mine through twice, but now I tighten...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By brown_dog_us
It is hard to explain how to scar the rollers...

It is hard to explain how to scar the rollers because it is soooo easy everyone thinks they are missing something.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-20-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By brown_dog_us
I've run about 100 lbs. through mine using a...

I've run about 100 lbs. through mine using a drill and it's fine.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-19-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,734
Posted By brown_dog_us
Are you trying to make a doppelbock without using...

Are you trying to make a doppelbock without using Lager yeast?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-15-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By brown_dog_us
That sounds like the Polarware false bottom I...

That sounds like the Polarware false bottom I used to use! I could never get that sucker to run clear.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By brown_dog_us
Nice pics! I think for fly sparging I would...

Nice pics! I think for fly sparging I would definitely go with three, but for batch sparging I would try four.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,780
Posted By brown_dog_us
My set up is ultra cheap because for some reason...

My set up is ultra cheap because for some reason I enjoy making beer for pennies. I'll drop $500 on a golf club, but I'm tight with the brewing.

I crush with a pasta mill that I found under the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-04-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By brown_dog_us
I use #2, but I don't know if they are all the...

I use #2, but I don't know if they are all the same. You can run a handfull of grain through and see which one works the best.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-27-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By brown_dog_us
Folks have had equally good results with knurling...

Folks have had equally good results with knurling and using the drill bit. I think the knurled rollers look nicer and the drilled ones are easier because you don't have to take it a part.
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