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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By dracus
I second the need for more info.

I second the need for more info.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2014, 06:45 AM
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Views: 878
Posted By dracus
Buy your cooler at walmart, get a coleman...

Buy your cooler at walmart, get a coleman extreeme. I have a 72qt but I do 10gallon brews. You don't need to go that large but the price difference is so small you might find its $10 more.

The...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-24-2014, 06:30 AM
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Posted By dracus
Im totally in....

Im totally in....
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 03-13-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By dracus
Count me in.... :)

Count me in.... :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By dracus
ok, a couple basic suggestions. 1. Don't...

ok, a couple basic suggestions.

1. Don't waste your time with a 10g rubbermaid. Just go an buy a 72qt coleman extreme it will be the same or cheaper than the rubbermaid and then you'll be set to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-30-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By dracus
1. Throw in the steeping grains. 2. Turn the...

1. Throw in the steeping grains.
2. Turn the burner on.
3. By the time it gets up to 170 degrees you'll be done steeping.
4. Pull grains out and enjoy.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By dracus
+1 on a 72QT coleman extreme

+1 on a 72QT coleman extreme
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By dracus
Oh yea, count me in

Oh yea, count me in
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2013, 12:16 PM
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Views: 1,998
Posted By dracus
ok a couple things of importance here. 1....

ok a couple things of importance here.

1. Better bottles are NOT heat safe so do not use hot water over 140.
2. When you mix star san, use distilled water and mix a gallon up at a time, then...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,998
Posted By dracus
1. Check the "Carboy" it may in fact be a 6.5 in...

1. Check the "Carboy" it may in fact be a 6.5 in carboy.
2. Boil about 2.5 gallons. Once its chilled to about 100 degrees dump in your chilled spring water. You'll be below 80 degrees and it will...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-20-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By dracus
My only concerns in that non food grade hoses are...

My only concerns in that non food grade hoses are often contaminated with lead, and the water could likely have a bunch of chlorine in it.

Hoses are not for drinking for sure....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-28-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,029
Posted By dracus
I second the get some water from the store and...

I second the get some water from the store and definitely mash inside. You can put your wort into a bucket and take out to the patio. Just take out the first running and then the batches unless...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-28-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By dracus
First ever brew @ all grain, or first all grain...

First ever brew @ all grain, or first all grain batch...

Either way congrats. Heffes are awesome as long as you have fermentation temp control.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 02:04 PM
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Posted By dracus
I am in....

I am in....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2013, 10:39 AM
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Views: 861
Posted By dracus
Its going to be a bit tricky to get an extract...

Its going to be a bit tricky to get an extract version because most of them have flaked barley which needs to be mashed.

Beersmith when I convert my simple all grain dry stout recipe it replaces...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-15-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By dracus
Might is just be easier to grab some distilled...

Might is just be easier to grab some distilled water, or spring water.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By dracus
Couple Ideas: 1. You should be using StarSan...

Couple Ideas:

1. You should be using StarSan or Iodophor.

My preference is starsan as its better is about every way than Iodophor. I am not going to detail about these as there are hundreds...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-05-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,565
Posted By dracus
My checklist looks like this under mash: 1....

My checklist looks like this under mash:

1. Grain milled?
2. Mush tun valve closed
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-11-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,913
Posted By dracus
I've always been more than happy with my plain...

I've always been more than happy with my plain old 50ft immersion chiller.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-11-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By dracus
Perhaps maybe you might consider a barley wine. :)

Perhaps maybe you might consider a barley wine. :)
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-10-2013, 11:12 AM
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Posted By dracus
I need another kettle. This would work well. :)

I need another kettle. This would work well. :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By dracus
FDA talks about a certain part per milion for the...

FDA talks about a certain part per milion for the silcone.

You'll be way over that and silcone is NOT good to eat. I'd be worried about it personally.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-04-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By dracus
I use a refractomer no bubbles. :)

I use a refractomer no bubbles. :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-03-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By dracus
I'd start off with a trip to your local homebrew...

I'd start off with a trip to your local homebrew store. They will have hardware kits and most likely have recipe kits as well.

First though, find a friend who brews and ask if you can come to a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-03-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,749
Posted By dracus
FYI, s-05 says to pitch directly into wort on the...

FYI, s-05 says to pitch directly into wort on the package.

I'd switch to starsan its awesome in every way, effective, rinse free and becomes yeast food.

It sounds to me more like an off...
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