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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-25-2014, 04:15 PM
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Posted By slcdawg
FYI to anyone looking to purchase these pots. I...

FYI to anyone looking to purchase these pots. I have not had a good experience trying to get a refund for a damaged pot. The large pot came a big dent where the bottom was welded to the sides. The...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-13-2014, 12:28 AM
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Posted By slcdawg
Curious - did anyone else's pots arrived with...

Curious - did anyone else's pots arrived with deep scratches on the inside? I expected some minor scratching but two of my pots have scratches that appear pretty deep and black in color. Is this...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-12-2014, 03:05 AM
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Posted By slcdawg
Just got mine. They were not packaged very well...

Just got mine. They were not packaged very well - tons of scratches and dents. The large pot does have a rather large dent along the bottom. I don't care about the scratches but the large dent...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2014, 10:22 PM
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Posted By slcdawg
Thanks for the feedback, Spellman. Looks like...

Thanks for the feedback, Spellman. Looks like you have an electric setup with lots of fittings :D. I'm on propane so just have to make sure the bottom is supported. Pulling the trigger...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2014, 03:58 PM
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Posted By slcdawg
I've been looking at upgrading my kettle to a...

I've been looking at upgrading my kettle to a bigger size and am seriously considering pulling the trigger on this deal. Jarhill now has a set of 96/70/49 for $107 shipped. Prior to discovering...
Forum: General Techniques 03-16-2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By slcdawg
Big Beers - Commercial Breweries and Aging?

I was at my local watering hole last night, Cannonball Creek (http://www.cannonballcreekbrewing.com/), talking to the staff about their American Stout. Its 8.5% and won silver at the last GABF. Its...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-13-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,395
Posted By slcdawg
Is this...

Is this (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085ZODVO/ref=s9_simh_gw_p200_d0_i4?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1JBHFNPFREM5JYV3A8A1&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846) the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2014, 10:07 PM
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Views: 465
Posted By slcdawg
Reviving an old thread! I have the same...

Reviving an old thread! I have the same question. Have a turkey fryer kit with a "safety" ring around the pot with diameter 13.75". How large diameter of a pot do you need for it to be safe and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By slcdawg
So, did you try it out? I have a similar burner...

So, did you try it out? I have a similar burner - thinking of picking up a larger kettle, but don't want to have to buy a new burner.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-10-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By slcdawg
Curious - what type of eff did you get with low...

Curious - what type of eff did you get with low thickness?
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-10-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By slcdawg
This may be part of it. I milled the grain at a...

This may be part of it. I milled the grain at a new LHBS - i.e. different mill than normal. I was going to double-mill but they talked me out of it. I have double-milled in the past with great...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-09-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By slcdawg
Good info - thanks for the link. FYI - I...

Good info - thanks for the link.

FYI - I borrowed a 10gal cooler and mashed 19.4 lbs of grain at a thickness of 1.7 qt/lb in my bag. For some reason only ended up with 58% efficiency following my...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-08-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 216,944
Posted By slcdawg
The commercial cleaners are spendy, aren't they?...

The commercial cleaners are spendy, aren't they? :) Will need to think about this...but first thoughts are in agreement that its ok.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-07-2014, 08:31 PM
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Posted By slcdawg
Another question is if the container is food...

Another question is if the container is food grade? I doubt it. Some info on HDPE#2:

Buckets that are not food grade will out-gas and leach into the container, and whatever is in the container....
Forum: DIY Projects 02-07-2014, 03:36 PM
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Posted By slcdawg
This is a great idea! But I have a logistical...

This is a great idea! But I have a logistical question on using it. How do you keep the hot/warm PBW solution from getting cold sitting in the fridge? Are most people just running the hot PBW...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-27-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By slcdawg
Thanks for the suggestions. I may scale it down....

Thanks for the suggestions. I may scale it down. I agree, better to scale it down than not hit my OG. I'm planning on aging for 6-9 months so want to get it right. :D

I do have access to a...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-26-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By slcdawg
Thinking I will mill the grain twice and then...

Thinking I will mill the grain twice and then mash for an extra 30 min to compensate for any loss in eff.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By slcdawg
BIAB with thick mash (1.2qt/lb)?

I've been doing 5gal BIAB batches in a turkey fryer (7.5gal) for a year with great success. All of those batches have had grain bill of <15 lbs with a mash thickness between 1.7-2.2 qt/lb.

I want...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-26-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By slcdawg
Well, I've gotten growth. ...that's not an issue....

Well, I've gotten growth. ...that's not an issue. Just wondering if there can be off flavors from starting at 1.037 and potentially over stressing the yeast.

What you're saying makes sense and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-26-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By slcdawg
Thanks for the explanation. Why do you want to...

Thanks for the explanation. Why do you want to keep the gravity low? Are you saying that it won't propagate or that it will have off-flavors if you use too high a SG?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-25-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By slcdawg
I'm not following. Are you saying the initial...

I'm not following. Are you saying the initial starter at 1.037 wouldn't have any negative affects? Or, that it would?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-25-2013, 08:12 PM
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Views: 469
Posted By slcdawg
Its been days.

Its been days.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-25-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By slcdawg
Did I over stress my yeast?

I am trying to harvest some commercial yeast from a few bottles of Rogue Dead Guy. I started with the the last half inch of 2 bottles. Pitched into a small starter (500ml) at 1.037. Chilled,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,564
Posted By slcdawg
Revisiting an old thread. I'm going to be...

Revisiting an old thread. I'm going to be brewing the Celebration Ale soon. Do you really increase the amount of hops by 30% if they are from 2012 crop? I typically buy in bulk and freeze in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-01-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By slcdawg
Harvesting commercial yeast - issue?

Let me start by saying I have made dozens of yeast starters and regularly wash and reuse yeast. I am very confident in my sanitation methods.

I am trying to harvest yeast from a bottle of Rogue...
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