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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By studmonk3y
Condoms have their place in brewing...haha. ...

Condoms have their place in brewing...haha.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,802
Posted By studmonk3y
Like most things brewing related, a stir plate...

Like most things brewing related, a stir plate can be as expensive or cheap (and ugly) as you want it to be and still work great. There's tons of threads on here on how to build cheap DC stirplates....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,802
Posted By studmonk3y
Stir plates speed things up a bit, but they are...

Stir plates speed things up a bit, but they are mostly used because it's the most efficient way to build starters (e.g. you might only have to make a 1L starter on a stir plate vs. a 3L starter with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-04-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,568
Posted By studmonk3y
I like your style guy.

I like your style guy.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 04-27-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,580
Posted By studmonk3y
I'm an American studying in Australia. As a hop...

I'm an American studying in Australia. As a hop head, most domestic beers here do little for me. But everything, not just beer is expensive here.

Bud goes for $16 a sixer here which is sort of...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 04-26-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,580
Posted By studmonk3y
$28 for a sixer of SN Torpedo IIPA in Australia.

$28 for a sixer of SN Torpedo IIPA in Australia.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-19-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By studmonk3y
I set an oven rack on top of my pot. Then a...

I set an oven rack on top of my pot. Then a bucket with holes drilled into the bottom on top of that. Then the bag of grain goes inside the bucket.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-13-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By studmonk3y
If you're really paranoid you can use an in-line...

If you're really paranoid you can use an in-line filter http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?products_id=2289
But I'd say there's a 99% chance you're not going to infect your brew from...
Forum: General Techniques 04-09-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 35,816
Posted By studmonk3y
Just to give a different perspective... From my...

Just to give a different perspective...
From my understanding BIAB was conceived here in Australia after home brewers first became aware of the Braumeister. They wanted a cheaper alternative of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-07-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By studmonk3y
carboy cap...you can use it instead of a stopper...

carboy cap...you can use it instead of a stopper to hold an airlock in place. You can also put a racking cane down the middle and start a siphon easily by blowing on the longer end.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-05-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,448
Posted By studmonk3y
Even with higher ingredients costs its way...

Even with higher ingredients costs its way cheaper to homebrew when decent commercial beer goes for $20 a six pack and $100-120 for a case of 24.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-05-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,448
Posted By studmonk3y
$10-20 a pack here in Australia :(

$10-20 a pack here in Australia :(
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,799
Posted By studmonk3y
Everything is relative. We just started getting...

Everything is relative. We just started getting Sierra Nevada out here in Australia. It's $21 a six pack. Torpedo is $28/sixer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-01-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By studmonk3y
I don't brew 10 gallon batches and if I did I'd...

I don't brew 10 gallon batches and if I did I'd probably have to get a pulley system or a winch. But for 5 gal batches I do now, I simply pull the bag out, put a rack from my oven on top of the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,181
Posted By studmonk3y
I hope you're joking...

I hope you're joking...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By studmonk3y
Look up some of the HERMS builds on here.

Look up some of the HERMS builds on here.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,868
Posted By studmonk3y
I'm not going to search for it so you'll have to...

I'm not going to search for it so you'll have to google for yourself. But I remember reading an article about this guy who use an arduino to twitter to status of his keg volume. I think he used a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,099
Posted By studmonk3y
Cheapest way to cool wort is the no-chill method....

Cheapest way to cool wort is the no-chill method. Look it up.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-28-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,066
Posted By studmonk3y
Get a good thermometer!

Get a good thermometer!
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,632
Posted By studmonk3y
I don't have a picture of mine handy, so here's a...

I don't have a picture of mine handy, so here's a stock photo. http://www.swanstreet.com.au/_uploaditems/_uploadimages/stock/lrg_950_1_hot-water-urn.jpg
BIAB FTW!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,146
Posted By studmonk3y
I either use sanitized foil on top of my...

I either use sanitized foil on top of my containers (like for a yeast starter) or drilled silicone bungs with a flap that covers the holes. Works well, although I have noticed dead fruit flies...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-22-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,931
Posted By studmonk3y
I find it funny that after all this debate,...

I find it funny that after all this debate, petey_c is making a starter on his new stir plate...with dry yeast.

Pete, I'm glad you're making starters (I'm in that camp), but they're unnecessary...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-16-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,175
Posted By studmonk3y
From MrMalty.com "Continuous pure oxygen from a...

From MrMalty.com
"Continuous pure oxygen from a tank or oxygen generator is both expensive and unnecessary."

I would build a stir plate and buy the O2 setup if I were you. Both will help make...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-12-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By studmonk3y
I make bulk concentrated tea beforehand, and then...

I make bulk concentrated tea beforehand, and then dilute it when adding to the kombucha. Because it's stored in the fridge and I also use room temp tap water to dilute, nothing hot is going into the...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-19-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By studmonk3y
Open one up see if it tastes or smells bad.

Open one up see if it tastes or smells bad.
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