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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-06-2007, 10:48 PM
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Posted By GrundleCruncher
They are nice enough to mill the grain at my...

They are nice enough to mill the grain at my local brew store, I trust that it is of good consistency; that store rocks.
I should have started with the braid but I thought the false bottom would be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-06-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By GrundleCruncher
Its a good price but I don't think its worth the...

Its a good price but I don't think its worth the trouble you would have to go through to make sure its clean enough to use for beer...unless your making beer for robots.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-06-2007, 10:27 PM
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Posted By GrundleCruncher
MLT woes

I have found myself in this position too many times; after an hour or so of mashing I go to drain my wort and its non-stop cloudy or won't drain at all.
I have a 5 gal rubbermaid MLT with a ball...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-06-2007, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By GrundleCruncher
Eh, both of my thermometers were tied up in...

Eh, both of my thermometers were tied up in fridges (fermenter and kegerator), when I make beer I use an immersion chiller so its never an issue. With my starters I usually leave it in an icebath...
Forum: General Techniques 10-06-2007, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By GrundleCruncher
I'm going to start barking up the trees at...

I'm going to start barking up the trees at Terrapin Station brew co. in Athens Ga. Its a friendly company.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-06-2007, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By GrundleCruncher
It was barely warm to the touch, but the yeast...

It was barely warm to the touch, but the yeast really won't stay in suspension at all.:mad: I am legitimately upset.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-06-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By GrundleCruncher
Did my warm starter wort kill my yeast?

Did my warm starter wort kill my yeast?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-06-2007, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By GrundleCruncher
Its a starter that I'm making, what temp does...

Its a starter that I'm making, what temp does yeast die at?
Forum: General Techniques 10-06-2007, 02:49 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By GrundleCruncher
That is the coolest thing I've heard in a while. ...

That is the coolest thing I've heard in a while. I thought that kind of stuff taboo, like asking the colonel for his spice list.
I tried to snag from an AB brewery when I was on a visit, they were...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-06-2007, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By GrundleCruncher
Washed yeast viability

I've pitched my starter with my first batch of washed yeast. It was washed three times and was only in the fridge for a week. I took the yeast out two hours before pitching but the wort was warm to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-02-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,711
Posted By GrundleCruncher
Does iodophor need a good rinsing or drying, is...

Does iodophor need a good rinsing or drying, is the residue going to leave a taste?

Maybe I'll intentionally leave a some residue and call it a beer for people with weird diets to prevent iodine...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-02-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,237
Posted By GrundleCruncher
That is some great news, thanks everyone. The...

That is some great news, thanks everyone.
The beer has been saved, sound the feasting horn.:ban:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-02-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,237
Posted By GrundleCruncher
OMG my first infected beer

It's my fault, I was getting sloppy. Im pretty sure my hands were'nt clean when I was handling my racking tubes when racking to the secondary.
So I got my dirty mitts on the tube and stuck it deep...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-02-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By GrundleCruncher
For some beers you don't need a secondary, all it...

For some beers you don't need a secondary, all it really provides is more time for the yeast to settle out and in some beer styles the yeast absorbs some things in the process. If you have a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-02-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By GrundleCruncher
I suddenly wonder, why is it important to...

I suddenly wonder, why is it important to separate the trub?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-02-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By GrundleCruncher
Excellent, thanks for the help. I hope to get...

Excellent, thanks for the help. I hope to get many generations in my years to come.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-02-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By GrundleCruncher
My first attempt at yeast washing

I took some pictures, but this website is trying to extort money out of an already broke college student.

I followed the standard procedure, I collected all the gunk at the bottom of the bucket...
Forum: General Techniques 10-01-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By GrundleCruncher
Consistent Lagering Temps

Good morning everyone, its a great day for a quantum chemistry test.
But my real concern is my lager; it took me about a week to bring it down to lagering temps, but I think they have been moving...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-29-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By GrundleCruncher
Hmm, Mr. Burn's Nuclear Ale or Krusty's Kreamy...

Hmm, Mr. Burn's Nuclear Ale or Krusty's Kreamy Stout. I love those taps, Barney would have been a good one, but I doubt theres too much Barney merch.
You should turn the freezer into a slushee...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-29-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,601
Posted By GrundleCruncher
I like to keep myself neutral, so I like to leak...

I like to keep myself neutral, so I like to leak some 134-a every once in a while to offset any good that I may do, because the environment can kiss ass.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2007, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,264
Posted By GrundleCruncher
Tannin extraction

During my partial mash(7lb) i think the wort was soured with tannin extraction.
I held the mash at 150, the did a decoc. for the mash out. I think my sparge water may have been a little too hot...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By GrundleCruncher
The type of beer is entirely up to you, if I...

The type of beer is entirely up to you, if I could go in the past and give myself this advice for the first brew it would be;
Use grains, start of with a mini mash; its like making tea you use...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-27-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By GrundleCruncher
I'd go for the 10 gal if I were you. I built a 5...

I'd go for the 10 gal if I were you. I built a 5 gal. MLT not too long ago and its great but I'm already stretching its limits. If you want to jump into AG, a chest cooler is the direction you want...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-23-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By GrundleCruncher
Its a false bottom, from phils mashing equipment...

Its a false bottom, from phils mashing equipment or something like that.
It doesn't work too well, I think I'm going to make an braid of tubing with a bunch of holes in it and put that under the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-23-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,790
Posted By GrundleCruncher
Thanks everybody, you really cleared this up.

Thanks everybody, you really cleared this up.
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