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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-02-2010, 08:43 PM
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Posted By GregT
I'm still using a long spoon to stir the mash! I...

I'm still using a long spoon to stir the mash! I need it!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-21-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,797
Posted By GregT
I also sent an email to them almost a week ago...

I also sent an email to them almost a week ago that hasn't been responded to.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-17-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By GregT
I ended up getting these: ...

I ended up getting these:
http://www.breworganic.com/2literswingtopgrowlerwithhandle.aspx
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-17-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By GregT
Ordered two. They were okay, but one of them had...

Ordered two. They were okay, but one of them had plastic inserts that I don't have on my other kegs. They were cruddy, so I tried to use the keg without them, but it leaked. I ended up soaking and...
Forum: Introductions 12-10-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By GregT
I figured there would be some people from Fresno...

I figured there would be some people from Fresno on here. Do you shop Bencomo's much? Wish there was a bigger brew store around. I just got a Crankenstein so I want to get bulk grains.
Forum: Introductions 12-10-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By GregT
Hello from Tulare County (California)

Hi. Anyone from these parts. It would be cool to meet up with someone who could split some bulk orders.
I just paid for the membership. I've received too much benefit from these boards not to. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-01-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,381
Posted By GregT
Check out Austin home brewing's web site recipe. ...

Check out Austin home brewing's web site recipe. There you can choose whether you want the recipe in AG, PM, or extract. It gives a pretty good idea about how much you can save. I can say with...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-01-2009, 02:12 AM
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Views: 156,050
Posted By GregT
Thought I would just chime and say I've been...

Thought I would just chime and say I've been using these things for a few weeks now, and they are working great for me. I think I am going to go to one and a half, as two slows the beer down a tad...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-30-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,881
Posted By GregT
When that happened to me, I got a spoiled batch...

When that happened to me, I got a spoiled batch of beer. However, my case was different, as I was pumping water from a bucket of ice water that wasn't too clean. The pressure popped the hose off and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-26-2009, 08:02 PM
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Posted By GregT
I have one from Austin fermenting right now.

I have one from Austin fermenting right now.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-25-2009, 06:36 PM
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Posted By GregT
+1 on the Sierra Nevada. They are a tad darker...

+1 on the Sierra Nevada. They are a tad darker than many other bottles, heavy, and low profile. I have lots of New Belgian, but I don't like them. They are thinner, taller, and lighter color than...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,614
Posted By GregT
I just did the IC. It seemed the easiest to...

I just did the IC. It seemed the easiest to build. All I did was coil some 1/2 inch copper and clamped hose on both ends. You may be right about the CFC being better. I just always wonder how...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,614
Posted By GregT
I remember reading something where someone had...

I remember reading something where someone had the RV glycol that circulated through a freezer and to a fermentation chamber where fans blew air across the glycol as it flowed through copper tubing. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,614
Posted By GregT
I haven't actually timed it, but I'm guessing...

I haven't actually timed it, but I'm guessing around 20 minutes or less for 5 gallons. I used to use the hose first, then go to the ice water. Then I decided to try just the ice water, and it went...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,614
Posted By GregT
What I do is freeze one gallon milk/water...

What I do is freeze one gallon milk/water containers. I then use a box cutter to cut away the plastic and put the giant ice cubes in a five gallon bucket where I already have a fountain pump. (I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-25-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,304
Posted By GregT
I also put two of these in the diptubes. It...

I also put two of these in the diptubes. It increases the length the beer must travel by having it spiral up the tube. Two of them slows down 12psi beer quite a bit. I think I'm going to go down...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-18-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By GregT
Check this out: ...

Check this out:
http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=61167

Keep scrolling down past the pics/info on making a kegerator fitting and you will see how he made a set up for taking the 5l...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-04-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,835
Posted By GregT
I little much, but the check valves are important...

I little much, but the check valves are important to me. I found this one to be one of the more affordable ones to buy since I didn't want to mess with making one:...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-03-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,572
Posted By GregT
No, you can carbonate naturally if you choose and...

No, you can carbonate naturally if you choose and still serve with C02.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-31-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 695,761
Posted By GregT
This a picture down inside of a better bottle...

This a picture down inside of a better bottle after racking the beer from within. The brew was a Flat Tire clone that I had brewed exactly the same before. This time, the Kraussen stayed on the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-29-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,136
Posted By GregT
I recommend putting them in the kegs and putting...

I recommend putting them in the kegs and putting them in your kegerator so they will be cold when you put the CO2 to it. I wouldn't imagine that the oxygen in the headspace would hurt anything until...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By GregT
I hope this isn't heresy here, but you could get...

I hope this isn't heresy here, but you could get those Mr Beer kegs from their website for $10 to use for two gallon batches. I've split five gallon batches between them. They actually are designed...
Forum: General Techniques 10-24-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,225
Posted By GregT
I wrap with a towel in the bathtub in the spare...

I wrap with a towel in the bathtub in the spare bathroom. Works well, as I poor cool water on the towel twice day. I'm keeping it out of the light and keeping it cool.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-24-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,334
Posted By GregT
Morebeer has become one of my go-to online brew...

Morebeer has become one of my go-to online brew shops, but that is primarily because I can usually get yeast here before death. (Yeah, I know, yeast can survive a lot--I really have had dead yeast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-23-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By GregT
I vote AG. I simply bought a Wally World Cooler...

I vote AG. I simply bought a Wally World Cooler and a few small parts for a Mash-tun to move to all grain. Then, you save money doing all grain to save up for the kegging. Keep a look out on...
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