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Forum: For Sale 04-18-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Schmidty
I still have the following items: Johnson...

I still have the following items:

Johnson digital temp controller ( already wired ) $60 + shipping

Local pickup items:
Converted 15.5 gallon boil pot with weldless fitting and brass valve $80...
Forum: For Sale 04-15-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Schmidty
I sent you a PM. I'm waiting to hear back from a...

I sent you a PM. I'm waiting to hear back from a couple people so I'll let you know whatever is still available.
Forum: For Sale 04-14-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Schmidty
Lots of brewing equipment Central WI

I have too many hobbies and not enough time so unfortunately brewing needs to go or at least get trimmed down.

Up for sale is:
15 lbs Barley Crusher $110 + shipping - SOLD
2 - 6 gallon...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-07-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Schmidty
The waters been in there for about 24 hours now,...

The waters been in there for about 24 hours now, so everything should be equalized. The probe is taped directly to the bottle and then covered, but I'll give it a try with a towel. Thanks for the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-07-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Schmidty
Setting temp controller temperature

I just got a fridge and a Johnson A419 controller. I've been playing around with it tonight and doing some temp readings off of a 6 gallon better bottle filled with water with the probe taped to the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-07-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,057
Posted By Schmidty
I have the BB with and use the orange carboy...

I have the BB with and use the orange carboy caps. I just put a piece of vinyl tubing onto one of the stems that stick out of the carboy cap. I haven't had any crazy fermenting beers in there yet...
Forum: For Sale 08-01-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By Schmidty
60qt Aluminum Pot

Sold!

I have a 60qt pot that I no longer need.
It's about 20.5" wide by 11" tall. It already has a hole drilled for a weldless bulkhead. Evaporation on my boils was about 25% per hour just to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-20-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,847
Posted By Schmidty
Yes I am. My first batch was an extract kit, and...

Yes I am. My first batch was an extract kit, and between not letting the trub set and evaporation I only ended up with 3.5 gallons of high gravity wort in my fermenter. I topped up to 5 so I was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-14-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Schmidty
Thanks Revvy that's exactly what I was looking...

Thanks Revvy that's exactly what I was looking for.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-14-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Schmidty
Sampling grains for taste

Being a relatively new brewer I've been wondering what different grains offer for flavor. I've read what they taste like and what they add, but having no reference for a 'biscuity' flavor or other...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-11-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Schmidty
I thought I had read to stir every 15 minutes or...

I thought I had read to stir every 15 minutes or so, maybe thats a special case or maybe that was for a heatable mash tun. Ahh well, live and learn. The fermenter is still bubbling so at least it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-11-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Schmidty
Ahh, maybe that was my problem. I stirred every...

Ahh, maybe that was my problem. I stirred every 15 minutes and took a reading right away. My mash temp was supposed to be 152 and my strike temp was good at 153.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-11-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Schmidty
Typical heat loss using a 48qt cube cooler

So this weekend I did my first all grain brew.
I have a 48 quart Igloo cube cooler that I'm using for my mash tun.
I started at 153 and after 45 minutes I was down to 149.
I preheated with 170...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 08-02-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Schmidty
My first label for my first all grain

I finally have all my equipment together for an all grain so I thought I would commemorate it with my first label too. I wanted to do an APA since I have some suitable hops laying around and the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-26-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By Schmidty
I don't know if the spigot is really worth the...

I don't know if the spigot is really worth the money, on mine it unscrewed easily so you could add a better valve with a pick up tube if you wanted. The inside of the spigot looked a little iffy,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By Schmidty
It used to be listed as a 30 quart model. I...

It used to be listed as a 30 quart model. I ordered it towards the end of June and when it came it was the 26qt model. After three weeks of dealing with customer service we found out that all the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-24-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By Schmidty
Some questions about my equipment

I've already posted a couple other threads about the equipment I got, but now I have a couple more questions. I added a drain tube to my brew pot and with it's placement I have the ability to drain...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-23-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,847
Posted By Schmidty
Well I got it drilled and the dip tube is in. I...

Well I got it drilled and the dip tube is in. I did a test run today and I only left about 2-3 cups of water behind. I think I'll just put a choreboy scrubber around it and call it good. I got to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-22-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,847
Posted By Schmidty
Pickup tube for boil kettle

I'm going to be adding a spigot to my boil pot, not a keggle, and I was wondering if the size of the dip tube from the spigot makes a difference. I was thinking that I'd go with 1/2" hard copper...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,932
Posted By Schmidty
Ordered the pot on the 15th and got it today on...

Ordered the pot on the 15th and got it today on the 17th. That this is huge. I ended up going with the saucepot so it's wide and short. Here's some pics...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,932
Posted By Schmidty
Well I got the OK from the financial adviser (...

Well I got the OK from the financial adviser ( ie. Wife ), I'll give an update when I get it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,932
Posted By Schmidty
So would everyone think that a 60qt pot would be...

So would everyone think that a 60qt pot would be good for 10 gallon batches too?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,932
Posted By Schmidty
I have the one that came with this:...

I have the one that came with this:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,932
Posted By Schmidty
Well thanks for the quick replies. I like the...

Well thanks for the quick replies. I like the idea of the 60qt sauce pan but I only have a 12" burner so I'm not sure how the 4" of overhang on each side would affect stability and heating. I found...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,932
Posted By Schmidty
40qt Overkill for 5 Gallons?

Is this pot overkill:
http://www.restaurantsupplyhouse.com/servlet/the-55/40-qt.-Medium-Weight/Detail

I want to start some AG brews but will only be doing 5 gallons, so essentially 6 gallons of...
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