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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By Varmintman
I like the quality of the crush using a three...

I like the quality of the crush using a three roller mill over a two roller mill. It seems as if I get less flour and a LOT more intact hulls all the while keeping a great efficiency.

I use a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By Varmintman
Plastic for me. Nothing wrong with glass as long...

Plastic for me. Nothing wrong with glass as long as you follow some common sense guide lines though.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-30-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Varmintman
For some reason I could not see the photos but I...

For some reason I could not see the photos but I was reminded of a little dairy I worked on as a kid a very long time ago. I just wish I had some of the stuff from that now :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By Varmintman
Gunny I am thinking that must just be a joy...

Gunny I am thinking that must just be a joy working for a boss like that. But there is a good side to it and that is you can store the grain in your car no problem. If you think about it during...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-16-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 39,434
Posted By Varmintman
Remember when every street corner had a phone...

Remember when every street corner had a phone booth and every time you walked bay you checked it for money. Only cost a dime to make a call as well
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-27-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,985
Posted By Varmintman
Been thinking about this for awhile and I am...

Been thinking about this for awhile and I am going to have to say no I would not like a good NA beer. And the funny thing is I do not brew high gravity beers but stay within 3% to 4% alcohol. One...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-15-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,984
Posted By Varmintman
While I agree with Yuri and Yooper I am going to...

While I agree with Yuri and Yooper I am going to say that since I got a pipe line going I have clearer beer and no ill effects from longer term storage. My pipe line is big enough that it is months...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-14-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,599
Posted By Varmintman
Iran I heard is not the best for beer. So smile...

Iran I heard is not the best for beer. So smile and enjoy Mexico knowing you can be somewhere worse :mug:
Forum: Hops Growing 06-14-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By Varmintman
Hehe I have been reading a bunch on this and I am...

Hehe I have been reading a bunch on this and I am thinking that a extruder is not the method to use but instead make plugs using a straight wall pipe. I could make 1 ounce plugs that way and keep it...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-14-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By Varmintman
Thanks man. Been thinking about using a log...

Thanks man. Been thinking about using a log splitter as a press and a tube that goes from say a couple inches at the beginning down to a 1/4 inch at the end so I can press a continual column out....
Forum: Hops Growing 06-14-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By Varmintman
So GVH when you say do not exceed 12 to 1 are you...

So GVH when you say do not exceed 12 to 1 are you talking a column of loose hops 12 inches high compressed down to one inch?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Varmintman
I live near a huge AB malting plant and so many...

I live near a huge AB malting plant and so many of my neighbors and friends grow barley under contract for them. Let me tell you the pain it is to sell to those folks is almost not worth the money....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-14-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,268
Posted By Varmintman
I guess I brew for different reasons than most...

I guess I brew for different reasons than most folks. I brew because I like drinking beer I have made just like I would rather have a slice of homemade bread that I made myself. And since I do not...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,268
Posted By Varmintman
About time this happened again. Some folks...

About time this happened again.

Some folks spend more money brewing and some folks save money brewing. You can do as much as you like and spend as much as you like buying bling or you can make...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-12-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 39,434
Posted By Varmintman
Remember when living did not hurt. I had to cut a...

Remember when living did not hurt. I had to cut a tree down the other day and instead of renting a lift I thought I would put my spurs on and climb the tree to top it. Half way up the tree I gave up...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-11-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Varmintman
And I have two beers that I enjoy and pretty much...

And I have two beers that I enjoy and pretty much only brew them. That is the great thing about this hobby I guess. You can do what you want:rockin:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-10-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Varmintman
And I have never used them and would not spend...

And I have never used them and would not spend the money for it when a dipstick works just as good:p
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Varmintman
Both have advantages and both have pitfalls....

Both have advantages and both have pitfalls. Kegging is easier and less work but the beer is harder to transport. Bottling is more labor intensive yet more portable.

I am going to my LHB tonight...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,882
Posted By Varmintman
These threads trashing BMC never cease to amaze...

These threads trashing BMC never cease to amaze me. I understand we all brew beer and that we love a good beer. But trashing BMC is just plain silly if it is not what you enjoy drinking. I do not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,144
Posted By Varmintman
What Brewmcq said makes more sense than anything.

What Brewmcq said makes more sense than anything.
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-06-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,074
Posted By Varmintman
I have pulled a trailer for more miles that I...

I have pulled a trailer for more miles that I would like to think about so perhaps when I am not pulling a trailer I still drive like I am pulling one. Saying that though I drive within the speed...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-05-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By Varmintman
Find out what the boss wears and then wear the...

Find out what the boss wears and then wear the same but clean and presentable. Different jobs require different dress modes and overdressing the part is a big killer for me when I would hire someone.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-05-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Varmintman
I happen to be a expert on crushes and all I will...

I happen to be a expert on crushes and all I will say is never let your wife find out :D

Joking aside your crush depends on your system and how you sparge. The finer the crush you can achieve...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-05-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By Varmintman
I shed a little tear when I think of the cars I...

I shed a little tear when I think of the cars I have owned and sold. The one I miss the most though was my first a 47 Chev pickup. That thing was a tank :D
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By Varmintman
You are fine as long as they were kept cool and...

You are fine as long as they were kept cool and dry. Most folks do not realize just how long grain will last or even how old their grain is that they have. I found a batch of grain that had been...
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