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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-20-2011, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Grimsawyer
grr... hop pellets...

Today I brewed with hop pellets for the first time. Everything seemed to be going well until I tried to fire up my pump and recirculate through my cfc to sterilize it before cooling to my carboys....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-15-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Grimsawyer
go big or go home. IPA with simcoe then you'll...

go big or go home. IPA with simcoe then you'll konw. Don't water down a good thing. Simcoe is my favorite hop. Along with citrus and all that pineapple-ish almost comes to mind... If you havn't...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-12-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 66,515
Posted By Grimsawyer
Not sure how our OP plans on it but I can tell...

Not sure how our OP plans on it but I can tell you from experience swegelock fittings RULE!!! They come apart very easily. All ya need is a wrench! Careful though, if they have the dual wedge...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-05-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,385
Posted By Grimsawyer
HEEERE chickey, chickey, chickey!!!

I got a bag of rolled corn chicken feed for kicks and grins. To brew with it I need to gelatinize(sp?) it. How long do ya need to boil it to have that happen? :)
Forum: DIY Projects 06-21-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 66,515
Posted By Grimsawyer
Isn't it INSANE the amount of time a project can...

Isn't it INSANE the amount of time a project can take. Recently scraped popcorn celing from about 300-400 square feet and hung 130 feet of crown molding. Painted walls, etc... I thought I could get...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-24-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,037
Posted By Grimsawyer
hopped donuts...... wonder if there's something...

hopped donuts...... wonder if there's something to that...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-15-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By Grimsawyer
I'm sure it'd take a TON of solder, but could you...

I'm sure it'd take a TON of solder, but could you just coat one completely in lead free solder? WAY out there idea, most likely be cheaper to just get a brand new stainless, but if so inclined...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-19-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,931
Posted By Grimsawyer
I used to work in a circuit board shop. I was in...

I used to work in a circuit board shop. I was in drilling. The tables were driven by some crazy long screws and impressivly large servos. After so long the shafts were discarded as they were unfit...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-19-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,436
Posted By Grimsawyer
boil pot for BIG beers that need extra time in...

boil pot for BIG beers that need extra time in the boil kettle. With all the surface area that thing has it might cut a half hour off of a 2 hour boil... :ban:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-14-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Grimsawyer
What is your favorite color? (yeast)

What is your favorite yeasts? I know everybody loves 1056 but what are other yeasts you like for pale ales, IPA, IIPA, ESB? What about them do you like? For instance I LOVE 2112 california lager for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-26-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Grimsawyer
I have that burner he suggests... LOVE IT!!!...

I have that burner he suggests... LOVE IT!!! (course, maybe santa will bring me a banjo burner this year... *starts holding breath*) (On a similar yet completely unrelated note I have 2 propane tanks...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-07-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,574
Posted By Grimsawyer
Only problem with them old fridges is they are so...

Only problem with them old fridges is they are so small. No room for anything that my fat ass likes. Well, some, but not all, AND YOU HAVE TO OPEN THE DOOR TO GET TO THE FREEZER!!! ARGH!!! They do...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-07-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,020
Posted By Grimsawyer
Man those tri clamps look sweet! On my brewery I...

Man those tri clamps look sweet! On my brewery I use hose barbs and a realllllly flexible silicone tubing with hose clamps. I don't drip much, if any, wort when switching hoses around. With the tri...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-25-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 125,843
Posted By Grimsawyer
*subscribe* Holy crap, it's late and I can't get...

*subscribe* Holy crap, it's late and I can't get through this whole thread... OMG THIS IS AWESOME!!!! You are my hero!!!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-08-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,740
Posted By Grimsawyer
Naw, just get an old house with a dumb...

Naw, just get an old house with a dumb weighter(sp?).
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-03-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By Grimsawyer
I say vegas. That being said my reasoning is...

I say vegas. That being said my reasoning is because I havn't made it there yet, and it's only 18ish hours away and I want to go! LOL!!! I wouldn't gamble much... Hit the penny slots for 10 bucks...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-24-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,800
Posted By Grimsawyer
I've been watching EBAY looking at them, but it's...

I've been watching EBAY looking at them, but it's never local. Don't wanna ship an item like that. Every few weeks I hit my local scrap yard, they don't get any, ever, LOL. Craigslist, google,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-24-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,800
Posted By Grimsawyer
55 gallon SS drums... Where are they found at what price?

Where do you find SS 55 gallon barrels and how much should you expect to pay? Used, that is... New would be a bit too much, LOL!!!
Forum: DIY Projects 09-13-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 18,956
Posted By Grimsawyer
How much propane do you go through in a brew day...

How much propane do you go through in a brew day on this rig?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,076
Posted By Grimsawyer
I talked with a new "commercial" micro brewer...

I talked with a new "commercial" micro brewer about 3 months ago. Former homebrewer making the jump to doing it for a living. He's surviving. It's, for him, a Johnny come lately market. His beers are...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-11-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 18,956
Posted By Grimsawyer
I love loopholes!

I love loopholes!
Forum: DIY Projects 09-10-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 18,956
Posted By Grimsawyer
WTF?!?! Brewing out of a storage unit? Can anyone...

WTF?!?! Brewing out of a storage unit? Can anyone set up shop in one and sell beer with the right liscenses or is this one of those under the radar things? Never heard of such a thing. HAHA!! Sounds...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-06-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By Grimsawyer
Yeah... Kinda like a fully automated mash system...

Yeah... Kinda like a fully automated mash system with mind boggling commercial controllers and switches not to mention the painstakingly mind numbing task of programing the software to run it minus...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-05-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By Grimsawyer
I mashed as usual for 45min then started...

I mashed as usual for 45min then started recirculating all of the water. I did that for another 45 min. It was some clear wort going into the boil kettle!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By Grimsawyer
Wierd, I adjusted beer smith to 10.75 gallons to...

Wierd, I adjusted beer smith to 10.75 gallons to account for what the gear soaks up and I still get 71% I plug in 69% and get 1.047. Do Beer Smith and ProMash use a slightly different equasion to...
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