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Forum: DIY Projects 02-21-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,279
Posted By McSwiggin'
I use oxiclean all the time myself, and I don't...

I use oxiclean all the time myself, and I don't want to start a debate on this thread but in my opinion PBW works on the stone a little better than oxiclean. Also, There is a line cleaner called...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-19-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,279
Posted By McSwiggin'
You have to remove the lug. There will likely be...

You have to remove the lug. There will likely be a split ring holding it on (if I remember correctly) and remove the lug along with the dip tube. Then soak in some very hot water with PBW or...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-14-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,308
Posted By McSwiggin'
Hey Kulprit, if you haven't figured out your...

Hey Kulprit, if you haven't figured out your fermentation tanks yet, have a look at this:

http://plastic-mart.com/class.php?item=138

looks to be pretty affordable. I have no idea about quality...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,308
Posted By McSwiggin'
I really think having a huge R-value is overkill...

I really think having a huge R-value is overkill on something of this size. It is going to retain a ton of heat due to it's mass. You are only talking 60 - 90 mins in a typical single infusion...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-10-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,308
Posted By McSwiggin'
You might keep checking the classifieds at...

You might keep checking the classifieds at probrewer.com. I have seen mash tuns for 2 bbl systems for sale. If that is out of your price range, look into usplastic.com. They have large food-safe...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-03-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By McSwiggin'
If you want to make your own mother culture, go...

If you want to make your own mother culture, go to whole foods or any store that carries all natural raw unfiltered vinegar in the style you will be making (i.e. apple cider, red wine, white wine...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 11-03-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,106
Posted By McSwiggin'
Halloweizen

Grain Bill:
4.5 lbs - American 2-row
6.0 lbs - German Red Wheat

1.0 oz - Hallertua pellet hops - 60 mins
0.8 oz - Whole Corriander (craked in mortar & Pestal) - 15 mins
0.6 oz - Dried...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-26-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By McSwiggin'
The product is only available for commercial use...

The product is only available for commercial use and I am not 100% sure I will be able to use it myself. I have to talk to a few people at the corporate office to determine if it can actually...
Forum: English Pale Ale 06-22-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 165,425
Posted By McSwiggin'
Just transferred to secondary last night. That...

Just transferred to secondary last night. That stuff was crystal clear after only 7 days in the primary. Great, simple, quffable beer. It's been said before and I'll say it again, simplicity often...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-22-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By McSwiggin'
I am waiting on parts to arrive, but I will...

I am waiting on parts to arrive, but I will definitely document this for you. My idea is similar to the above suggestions. I am planning on a ranco to control freezer to lagering temps and a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-27-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By McSwiggin'
wasting the work day on homebrewtalk.com - $0 ...

wasting the work day on homebrewtalk.com - $0
failing to remember vocabulary lessons from school - $0
Reason to go to thesaurus.com to look something up.......priceless

Elucidate - what to...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-25-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By McSwiggin'
Looks like there is one compressor on this. I...

Looks like there is one compressor on this. I think I am going to wire the Ranco and set the freezer to run arouns 35. Then I will mess with the airflow settings to the fridge and see if I can...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-22-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,025
Posted By McSwiggin'
Have you tried adding gelatin or sparkaloid? ...

Have you tried adding gelatin or sparkaloid? They are finings that will help to clear your wine by helping sedient to drop out. Also, did you add pectic enzyme? Strawberry is very hign in pectin I...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-22-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By McSwiggin'
GE side-by-side * temp control

I was able to score a barely used, recent model GE side-by-side standard size refrigerator. I would like to set this up for fermenting in the refrigerator and lagering in the freezer. Is it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-22-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By McSwiggin'
I think that equals 120%. That sure is one way...

I think that equals 120%. That sure is one way to stretch your grain dollar. :D
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-07-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By McSwiggin'
+1 on this. Garlic wine has almost no body...

+1 on this.
Garlic wine has almost no body whatsoever so the raisins will add that to it. If you don't use them your wine will be 2-dimensional rather than 3-dimensional.

Part of what makes...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-07-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,198
Posted By McSwiggin'
The commercial hard lemonades are actually malt...

The commercial hard lemonades are actually malt based. I'm not exactly sure how they are made but maybe you could try making an un-hopped 100% 2-row base, stabilize, sweeten and flavor with lemon. ...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-07-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By McSwiggin'
Yes, use a towel, and stir regularly. The wine...

Yes, use a towel, and stir regularly. The wine will benefit from O2 during the first stage of fermentation. I do all my wines and meads in a bucket covered with a towel. Once I get the gravity...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-07-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By McSwiggin'
Go to winemakingtalk.com and talk to a guy named...

Go to winemakingtalk.com and talk to a guy named Luc. He seems to know eveything wine.
Forum: Brew Science 04-06-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,436
Posted By McSwiggin'
I don't know that I agree with you on this. I...

I don't know that I agree with you on this. I know specific gravity is the major contributing force behind it, but we had many problems over the years, mostly with long draw systems that wern't...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-26-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,966
Posted By McSwiggin'
Galvanized is definitely poisonous. We had a guy...

Galvanized is definitely poisonous. We had a guy at work get sick and have to go to the hospital for drinking from galvanized plumbling.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-26-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By McSwiggin'
Old o-rings (especiall dip tube rings)can carry...

Old o-rings (especiall dip tube rings)can carry off lavors associated with what was in the kegs last. Soda kegs are very bad for this. For the pennies it costs to replace the o-rings, I say just do...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-26-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By McSwiggin'
You can prime a keg with sugar if you want. The...

You can prime a keg with sugar if you want. The biggest thing to consider is if your cornies will seal without a blast of CO2 to seat the o-rings in place. If it doesn't seal, the worst thing that...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By McSwiggin'
they still use aluminum in imports (not all, but...

they still use aluminum in imports (not all, but some). Newcastle is the leading user that I see in the market. The reason they are charging you $30 is because they have a security deposit on them...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-18-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By McSwiggin'
QUOTE=kal;1203132] You could then also use that...

QUOTE=kal;1203132] You could then also use that faucet to serve at regular C02 pressures too.

Can anyone recommend a good Stout faucet? Cost is secondary.

Kal[/QUOTE]

Yes, you can do this,...
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