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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-02-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By steppenwolph
You know, my wife got me started in brewing as...

You know, my wife got me started in brewing as well. She got me a couple of books on the subject for a Christmas present, and said she thought I might enjoy it. Having now spent about $1200.00 on...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-08-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,288
Posted By steppenwolph
Very nice work there, bt. That weld is sexy! ...

Very nice work there, bt. That weld is sexy! Did you think about keeping the original fitting on the top, and making your new hole on the bottom of the keg? That way you could mount a 2" tri-clamp...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-02-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By steppenwolph
Looks like it will all be steeped, then, unless...

Looks like it will all be steeped, then, unless the amber malt needs mashing. If it does, I will probably sub it out for something that can be steeped.
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-02-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By steppenwolph
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'll post the...

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'll post the results here when it gets brewed. I am really hoping to mimic the malt character of this beer, and let the hops can fend for themselves here.
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-02-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By steppenwolph
It would be easier just to steep the grains, but...

It would be easier just to steep the grains, but I thought that the chocolate needed to be mashed. I put in the pale two row just to help out with the mash, since if the mini mash is too small, I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-02-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By steppenwolph
DFH Indian Brown Ale inspired brew

Just tried a sixer of this, the wife and I really liked it, so obviously, I want to try to brew it. Here is my starting off point. I would welcome any helpful comments. I am using Willamette and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-24-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By steppenwolph
The discrepancy could also be due to temperature....

The discrepancy could also be due to temperature. The weight per given volume of water is measured at the temperature of water's greatest density, which is something like 34 degrees F, IIRC. That,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By steppenwolph
Simple and direct, very nice. Thanks again for...

Simple and direct, very nice. Thanks again for passing it along.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By steppenwolph
Any hop can be a boil hop for bittering, but...

Any hop can be a boil hop for bittering, but typically, the ones with a higher alpha acid content are used the most. This is to minimize the amount of hops used to get the desired IBU's, thus...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By steppenwolph
OK, 0.1 gal/ oz hops is something I can work...

OK, 0.1 gal/ oz hops is something I can work with. That is very helpful, just the sort of info I was hoping for. Thank you.:mug: How did you measure this value?



Is that the Cascades /...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By steppenwolph
Using dried whole hops

They soak up so much wort! I think something like a gallon was lost from my last hoppy IPA. I tried adding extra water to the boil for the next batch, but over compensated and had a lower OG. Does...
Forum: American Ale 05-28-2012, 01:31 PM
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Views: 156,488
Posted By steppenwolph
Just pitched yeast on a batch of this last night....

Just pitched yeast on a batch of this last night. I used Centennial instead of Cascades, since that is what I had. Also, I used a vegetable peeler to carefully peel off just to orange part of the...
Forum: General Techniques 11-19-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,184
Posted By steppenwolph
I have a stainless steel IC from nybrewsupply...

I have a stainless steel IC from nybrewsupply (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Super-Efficient-50-Stainless-Steel-Wort-Chiller-/290350368599?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item439a3b0757#ht_2071wt_997). It...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-11-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By steppenwolph
Thats another benefit of the low rpm of this...

Thats another benefit of the low rpm of this motor, it will keep the wear and tear to a minimum. I plan to install a large hopper bin so that I can 'set it and forget it,' having the mill crush...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-11-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By steppenwolph
Well, after thinking about it, I realized that...

Well, after thinking about it, I realized that the motor brake uses an electromagnet to continuously keep a spring loaded braking mechanism from preventing the motor from turning. After realizing...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-10-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By steppenwolph
Yeah, I probably should have mentioned it in the...

Yeah, I probably should have mentioned it in the original post. This will be used to drive a mill, and I really like the Monster Mill MM-3. It seems like an awesome mill, and not too bad of a...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-09-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By steppenwolph
Dayton 6K353 gearmotor w/motorbrake

I just got this thing. Here's a link to the auction (http://www.ebay.com/itm/330632196277?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_500wt_943). My question is how to wire up the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-24-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By steppenwolph
Definitely worth it as a fementor, if nothing...

Definitely worth it as a fementor, if nothing else. I use one. Its great.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-07-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,541
Posted By steppenwolph
I had heard of this as well. It was in the...

I had heard of this as well. It was in the Charlie Papazian "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, 3rd Ed." That was a big factor in my decision to go with stainless, plus I like stainless. So I am...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-06-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,541
Posted By steppenwolph
I have a 50' stainless steel immersion chiller...

I have a 50' stainless steel immersion chiller from nybrewsupply off of ebay. I love it. No tarnish to contaminate my wort, or, god forbid, 'polishing the coil':D The thin walled nature of the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-04-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By steppenwolph
I ordered once from Derrin, and had a similar...

I ordered once from Derrin, and had a similar problem. Some stuff was out of stock, but this was not clear from the website, at least not to me. Anyway, it took like an extra ten days, but Derrin...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-02-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,602
Posted By steppenwolph
When I drink alone, I prefer to be by...

When I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself.:rockin:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-02-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,244
Posted By steppenwolph
I use the dried yeast all the time, both...

I use the dried yeast all the time, both rehydrated and not. If its a big beer, e.g. O.G. > 1.070, I will rehydrate and pitch two packs. Otherwise, I will just pitch it dry, and usually two packs,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-02-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,602
Posted By steppenwolph
Some key factors in determining if you are an...

Some key factors in determining if you are an alcoholic are:

1) Can you stop drinking alcohol before you are completely wasted? Do you keep drinking alcohol until it is all gone? In other words,...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-02-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 144,463
Posted By steppenwolph
I've just gotta chime in also and say you've done...

I've just gotta chime in also and say you've done some amazing work, MaxOut. I stand in awe before it. Thanks for sharing it.:mug:
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