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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-05-2014, 08:30 PM
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Plate chiller in lieu of HERMS coil

I ordered a new HERMS coil awhile back and it will not be delivered until next Monday. I was itching to have a brew day so I used my plate chiller to maintain the mash temperature. Working vary...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-13-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By poptotwoboys
Too Cool!

That is absolutely the coolest rig I have ever seen!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-12-2014, 01:22 PM
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Excellent, glad you found what you need. I used...

Excellent, glad you found what you need. I used this web site in the past:

www.brewersfriend.com/
Brewer's Friend is a set of tools and information to help you brew your very best, every time....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-09-2014, 11:35 PM
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Yes, the fermentable sugars come from the grain...

Yes, the fermentable sugars come from the grain and the malt extract. You can add more dry malt extract to the boil. Look online for a recipe calculator. It will help you formulate your recipe and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-01-2014, 02:40 AM
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Posted By poptotwoboys
"Strike Temperature - Temperature at which to...

"Strike Temperature - Temperature at which to dough-in your mash. This value assumes that your mash tun has been pre-heated."

I cut and pasted this from the Brew 365 calculator page you are...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-31-2014, 11:47 PM
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176276 This is my single tier HERMS system....

176276

This is my single tier HERMS system. The stand started its life as a process table in a lab. My company was hired to demolish the building, all the content of the structure were headed to...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-30-2014, 02:30 AM
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German Pilsner 175851 Sent from my...

German Pilsner

175851


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2014, 04:03 AM
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Posted By poptotwoboys
I have been using Star San for years and never...

I have been using Star San for years and never rinse. I brew and drink only lagers, always very clean, no off flavors, never had a soapy flavor.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2014, 03:37 PM
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Views: 1,236
Posted By poptotwoboys
I split my ten gallon batch into 2 corney kegs...

I split my ten gallon batch into 2 corney kegs and use a pack of dry yeast for each keg, secure the lid and put a fitting on the gas and a length of tube for a blow off.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2014, 10:20 PM
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Posted By poptotwoboys
+1 to Kombat, all great pointers.

+1 to Kombat, all great pointers.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By poptotwoboys
I do only dump clear wort into my fermenters but...

I do only dump clear wort into my fermenters but not because the end result flavor is affected, but wasted space in the fermenter. You had a half gallon less in the fermenter with the trub and hops....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2014, 01:25 AM
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Posted By poptotwoboys
When I first started brewing my kettle did not...

When I first started brewing my kettle did not have a valve on it to drain the wort, I would pour it into the carboy through a funnel. some of the trub and hops would end up in the fermenter. When...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2014, 03:21 AM
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Views: 678
Posted By poptotwoboys
A Kolsch is much like a Pilsner and it is...

A Kolsch is much like a Pilsner and it is fermented with an ale yeast. It is cold conditioned to clean it up. So if you brewed with the Pils grain bill and use an ale yeast with clean characteristics...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-23-2014, 08:47 PM
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Posted By poptotwoboys
Yes, you could force carbonate with soda stream....

Yes, you could force carbonate with soda stream. it is the same basic setup as a keg system. I like carbonated water on occasion and thought of purchasing one for that, added bonus I could force carb...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2014, 03:55 AM
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Posted By poptotwoboys
I have thirty gallons on hand, ten more in the...

I have thirty gallons on hand, ten more in the fermenters. I am not a big drinker either, but really do enjoy the process. :mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2014, 03:16 AM
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Posted By poptotwoboys
Too funny! Yer right. :smack:

Too funny! Yer right. :smack:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2014, 03:06 AM
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I use Saflager dry yeast from Fermentis with...

I use Saflager dry yeast from Fermentis with every batch I brew. I use both W-34/70 and the S-23. I recently split a ten gallon batch and pitched a single envelope into each fermenter. The OG was...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2014, 01:45 AM
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+1, yea boil, hop it and add some yeast. Has...

+1, yea boil, hop it and add some yeast. Has anyone ever fermented an un-hopped wort? I wonder what that would taste like........
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-23-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By poptotwoboys
To strain or not to strain

I have done it both ways. The first beers I brew everything, hops and trub went into the fermenter. I now use a boil screen that keep the trub and hops out of my chill plate, so when I fill the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-22-2014, 08:42 PM
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Views: 1,562
Posted By poptotwoboys
Based on your post you mashed and sparged with...

Based on your post you mashed and sparged with roughly 18 gallons of water. I'm guessing you filled your boil kettle and this is what was left in the mash tun? Boil it, store it in a sanitized...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-22-2014, 03:36 AM
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Views: 504
Posted By poptotwoboys
I ordered it from NY Brew Supply, I see they are...

I ordered it from NY Brew Supply, I see they are selling 1/2" x 50' heat exchanging coil for $109.00. My tube was a little out of round, I guess because they ran it thru a bender to make the coil....
Forum: Pilsner 01-21-2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By poptotwoboys
I brew Pilsner beer exclusively, typically SMaSH...

I brew Pilsner beer exclusively, typically SMaSH beers. This looks like something I may need to give a twirl.

Great thread! I've read some of the threads that quickly disintegrated because of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-21-2014, 05:35 PM
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Views: 504
Posted By poptotwoboys
I typically use 1.25 qt per pound. I have a 1/2"...

I typically use 1.25 qt per pound. I have a 1/2" x 50' + or - coil of Stainless in my HLT. It takes ten gallons of water to cover the coil but the large volume of water creates a nice heat sink for...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-17-2014, 09:38 PM
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Views: 176
Posted By poptotwoboys
Awesome, I scored a check for like ten cents,...

Awesome, I scored a check for like ten cents, from the same class action lawsuit, but it was better than a year ago. Take it to the B of A.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By poptotwoboys
A lager fermentation is not as active as an ale....

A lager fermentation is not as active as an ale. So let it ride outside until the FG is reached. If you cannot cool the wort down to pitching temp, I have set my full fermenter in the fridge until it...
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