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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-26-2013, 07:23 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
I hope I win something

I hope I win something
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2013, 04:10 AM
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Posted By thdewitt
I know this is a really old post, but at an RV...

I know this is a really old post, but at an RV store you cant get an extension cord for 220V. You can get very long ones if you want.
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 04-14-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,977
Posted By thdewitt
I have two books and they are both very good. I...

I have two books and they are both very good. I like to have both as I can confirm details from book to book. I have RickI Carrol Home Cheese Making and Debra Amrein-Boyles 200 easy homemade cheese...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 04-10-2010, 11:17 PM
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Views: 1,411
Posted By thdewitt
Hey Yooper, One question about the double...

Hey Yooper,

One question about the double broiler set up. When you have to hold the temp for say 45 minutes, do you put a towel over the setup and just leave it in the broiler or do you put your...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 04-10-2010, 11:11 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
Cheese at Westvleteren

Hello,

I went to Belgium last month and had some great beer at the Trappis St Sixtus Abbey at Westvleteren as you can see from the picture below. They had some unbelievable aged cheese there. ...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 04-10-2010, 11:02 PM
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Views: 1,937
Posted By thdewitt
One of them is a blurry because I didn't use a...

One of them is a blurry because I didn't use a flash. The lines are also from the cheese cloth and the drying mat. I will wax the cheese after it dries for a few days. Then age for 3 months.
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 04-10-2010, 10:53 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
farmhouse cheddar

Hello,

I made a farmhouse cheddar yesterday and it all turned out great. One slight problem, it has been air drying in my kitchen today and it seems to be starting to crack very slightly on one...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 04-10-2010, 02:35 AM
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Views: 1,210
Posted By thdewitt
Raw Milk

So, I can buy raw milk in San Diego from Jimbos for making cheese. I am wondering if I still need to pasteurize it or can I just us it as is. I am sure it is very sanitary if it is being sold in...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 04-10-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By thdewitt
Heating Water in sink for cheese

I have read a few books on cheese making now and they are not very specific about how you add water to the sink to increase the temperature. For instance. My recipe says to increase temperature 1...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 04-10-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By thdewitt
I read in Carrols book that vacuum packaging...

I read in Carrols book that vacuum packaging stops the aging process for cheese.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-04-2009, 04:14 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
Water Additions

Hello All,

On Saturday I attended the AHA Big brew and brewed with another 5 guys all at the same time. I was making a simple pale ale and was adding my water adjustments when this debate came...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-03-2009, 04:12 PM
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Views: 1,398
Posted By thdewitt
I have a morebeer 1550 so I heat the mash through...

I have a morebeer 1550 so I heat the mash through a Heat exchanger so there is not much of a need to recirculate the first runnings. I try to make sure I have a little more water in the mash from...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By thdewitt
I have found the biggest difference in effeciency...

I have found the biggest difference in effeciency for me is the Mash out. Getting the temp up to 168. and the crush of course. The time of the sparge is not as important as long as you dont create...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-30-2009, 07:15 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
Finally a good video on How to Make Beer

I finally found a video that resembles the process I use to make beer. You really need to see this video. It is great!!

Three Stooges Beer Barrel Polecats - Truveo Video Search...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2009, 08:43 PM
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Views: 3,440
Posted By thdewitt
Oops strike that on the recipes. I saw those on...

Oops strike that on the recipes. I saw those on Mutilated1's profile. They looked pretty tasty.

Tom
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2009, 08:12 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
Hey BigEd, Thanks for all the help. I have...

Hey BigEd,

Thanks for all the help. I have a pound of Mt Hood in my freezer, do you know anything about these. Isn't Northern Brewer mostly used for CA common. It has a woody taste. I am not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 11:26 PM
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Views: 3,440
Posted By thdewitt
Thanks, this has been a big help. I am not sure...

Thanks, this has been a big help. I am not sure why my last few tasted like bud. I used 100% weyerman Pisner malt, a small amount of carapils. I think it was the water. I used a large portion of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,440
Posted By thdewitt
Big Ed, Maybe this is where I am screwing it...

Big Ed,

Maybe this is where I am screwing it up. When I put Pilsen water in Palmers spreadsheet it comes out as having a balanced Chloride/Sulfate ratio. When I read about Palmers spreadsheet it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 06:06 PM
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Views: 3,440
Posted By thdewitt
No, thanks for the advice, last month I was only...

No, thanks for the advice, last month I was only doing a 60 minute boil. Now I am doing 90 on my Pilsner.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,440
Posted By thdewitt
Yes, I plan on a 90 minute boil for sure!!!!

Yes, I plan on a 90 minute boil for sure!!!!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,440
Posted By thdewitt
So are you saying to only do two hop additions. ...

So are you saying to only do two hop additions.

2 oz at 60
1 oz at 20

and that's it. Im not real good with hop additions and how they change the beer. I think I need to use SAAZ for this...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,440
Posted By thdewitt
I knew I forgot something, yes I am using SAAZ...

I knew I forgot something, yes I am using SAAZ hops
1.75 oz 4% at 60
.75 oz 4% at 30
.50 oz 4% at 10
.75 oz 4% at 0

This is only 25 IBU. This is lower than my last batch. It had way too much...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,440
Posted By thdewitt
Ok, I actually changed my profile after reading a...

Ok, I actually changed my profile after reading a post from Kaiser. What do you think about this modification from Distilled for my pilsner.
.8 g Calcium Chloride .8 Epson Salt

This ends up like...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,440
Posted By thdewitt
Pilsner Recipe Advice

Hello,

I am trying to make a good Czechvar clone. Please give me some feedback on this recipe for 7.5 gallon AG Recipe.

Water is number one. I am going to use Distilled water and add
2.6 g...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-17-2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,829
Posted By thdewitt
Pilsner water from Distilled

So, I followed Kaisers directions and I am building Pilsner water from Palmers spreadsheets and I came up with the following for 6 gallons of distilled water. Does this look good to you?
CA 62, mg...
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