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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-22-2013, 12:58 PM
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Yes please!

Yes please!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-21-2013, 06:19 PM
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Posted By planecrazy29
Just a suggestion, but a vanilla bean in...

Just a suggestion, but a vanilla bean in secondary would help bring out the chocolate flavor.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2013, 12:28 PM
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They are welded on to the frame. The legs of the...

They are welded on to the frame. The legs of the burner are the vertical braces for the pot shelves.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-28-2013, 12:25 AM
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My 3 tier brewstand

I just completed (except for paint) my brewstand. Made from 2x2 square tubing and 1 1/2 angle. Used 2 banjo burners for the HLT and Boil. Mash tun is a 10 gallon cooler. Everything is ready for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 02:32 AM
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Posted By planecrazy29
Ask your wife :) No, wait, that's different....

Ask your wife :)

No, wait, that's different. A keggle is a beer keg (usually a 1/2 bbl) with the top removed that is used as a boil kettle.

pfowl beat me to it! None of the extras are really...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 02:30 AM
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I don't think this is your problem, but ditch the...

I don't think this is your problem, but ditch the sponge. Most sponges have chemical additives to keep them from molding and to keep them pliable. A dish rag that has been washed with bleach is my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 02:15 AM
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FYI if you ever get to Kalamazoo, Bell's General...

FYI if you ever get to Kalamazoo, Bell's General Store has the best prices on bottles around. $7 a case for 12oz amber. Other sizes are lower than the local HBS also.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-15-2013, 12:35 PM
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Posted By planecrazy29
Corked Belgians

Is it necessary to store a corked Belgian on it's side for conditioning / storage?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2013, 09:44 PM
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Check out CW crates. They make beer crates out...

Check out CW crates. They make beer crates out of coroplast (corrugated plastic) that are GREAT! They aren't cheap, but will last forever, stack well and are available for 22 and 12 oz bottles.
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Forum: General Chit Chat 03-14-2013, 01:35 AM
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DUCK NACHOS! Brewery Vivant has excellent food...

DUCK NACHOS! Brewery Vivant has excellent food and beer, but SWMBO and I love the duck nachos. Description from their menu is: Duck Confit Nachos -- Brie Cream, Tomato Concassť, Caramelized Onions,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-11-2013, 02:33 AM
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Posted By planecrazy29
An overnight soak in Oxyclean gets most of the...

An overnight soak in Oxyclean gets most of the crap off. Labels, glue, nastiness in the bottom. If I have old nasty bottles (usually friends give me these) I use one of these:...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2013, 10:53 PM
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One of my latest brews was a Belgian Dark Strong...

One of my latest brews was a Belgian Dark Strong with an OG of 1.099. I needed to ferment in a bucket since my 6.5g carboy won't hold the krausen. I got a 7 gallon wine fermenter and drilled the...
Forum: Brewing Software 03-09-2013, 01:40 AM
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Posted By planecrazy29
You can set up your own equipment profile or edit...

You can set up your own equipment profile or edit what is there to match your equipment. Click on the "Profiles" tab and select "Equipment". From there either select add equipment or double-click...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-08-2013, 09:15 PM
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I made some awesome bread with mine. 6 cups...

I made some awesome bread with mine.

6 cups bread flour
1-2 cups spent grain
2 cups water (adjust so the dough is not too sticky)
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. yeast (bread, not brewers :D )
1/3 cup...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-08-2013, 09:09 PM
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I have a similar LHBS. I was recently in there...

I have a similar LHBS. I was recently in there and picked up some Belgian bottles, corks and cages. We were discussing how to cork them (corker) and I was told to insert the cork all the way into...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2013, 12:57 AM
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I am really considering entering a couple of...

I am really considering entering a couple of contests this year. My LHBS has their annual contest and one of our brew pubs is also having one. The prize for best overall in the brew pub contest is...
Forum: Introductions 03-03-2013, 11:51 PM
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Posted By planecrazy29
I live near Allendale. If you want to learn all...

I live near Allendale. If you want to learn all grain, hit me up on PM and maybe we can set something up. I'm going to have a beer tasting / brewing party once it warms up.
Forum: Introductions 03-03-2013, 05:34 PM
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Posted By planecrazy29
Welcome. Where are you in Michigan? I'm sure...

Welcome. Where are you in Michigan? I'm sure there is someone near you who can show you the ropes with all grain. I would use 2 high quality vanilla beans.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-03-2013, 02:02 AM
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Posted By planecrazy29
You can always boil longer also. My routine is a...

You can always boil longer also. My routine is a 90 minute boil. I evaporate 1.5 gallons during this time, so I know that I need 7 gallons. If I ended up with 7.5 gallons, another 1/2 hour and I'd...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-03-2013, 01:58 AM
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Posted By planecrazy29
The barley crusher I just bought said to run a...

The barley crusher I just bought said to run a 1/2 lb of grain through it and throw it away before first use.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-01-2013, 01:59 AM
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Posted By planecrazy29
Anyone? Bueller? Cara120 is out. Can't get...

Anyone? Bueller?

Cara120 is out. Can't get it. Upping Special B to 2 lbs and caramunich to 1.5 lbs. Opinions? Suggestions?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-01-2013, 01:56 AM
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Views: 1,305
Posted By planecrazy29
try using cherry juice concentrate after primary...

try using cherry juice concentrate after primary has settled down (3-4 days). I just did this to make a Chocolate-Cherry Imperial stout. It's in secondary now, but the taste I had was good. I used...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By planecrazy29
Can't forget the Brew Hauler! ...

Can't forget the Brew Hauler! http://www.brewhauler.com

Very helpful and not expensive.

I LOVE the crates too. I actually went to the manufacturer in Grand Rapids ( I live close) and picked...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-26-2013, 12:37 AM
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Views: 305
Posted By planecrazy29
Dragonmean Sin Eater clone

I had a couple of pints of Dragonmead's Sin Eater last night. What a great beer. I'd like to make a clone. It's a Belgian Dark Strong at around 11%. Very dark (I tried to shine my phone's...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-25-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 88,626
Posted By planecrazy29
I decided I needed a replacement for the plastic...

I decided I needed a replacement for the plastic spoon that came in my kit. Here's what I came up with:

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s207/planecrazy29/20130224_183327_zps94ade8da.jpg
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