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Forum: DIY Projects 09-30-2010, 03:31 PM
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Views: 411,662
Posted By IslandMike
I love the restaurant equipment. Costs a bit but...

I love the restaurant equipment. Costs a bit but its gonna make your life a ton easier. Not to mention it will be useful for so much other stuff too.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-24-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 411,662
Posted By IslandMike
I'm silver with envy.

I'm silver with envy.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By IslandMike
My sanitation is pretty good normally but this...

My sanitation is pretty good normally but this brew I think was doomed from the start. I made it at a buddies and had to transport it home, I noticed later on that the bucket lid was cracked in two...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By IslandMike
Opinion on next step "fixing" beer

Hello everyone,

Did a bunch of searching about infected beers because I recently got my first infection. It formed a nice film on top of the wort and had some thin white strands all over. Now, I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-23-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 229,147
Posted By IslandMike
Any chance of running a few grains through there...

Any chance of running a few grains through there to see how well it crushes them? Curiosity about that grip tape doesn't like to wait for you to build the rest of the thing hah. ;)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-21-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 48,190
Posted By IslandMike
Looks like you need a blow off tube from the blow...

Looks like you need a blow off tube from the blow off tube bottle...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-20-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 48,190
Posted By IslandMike
Not only am I thirsty but now very, very hungry. ...

Not only am I thirsty but now very, very hungry.

It all looks awesome. Really excited to hear how things progress.

Mike
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-07-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By IslandMike
I use frozen ice bottles but I don't put them...

I use frozen ice bottles but I don't put them directly into the hot wort. I put my pot in the laundry tub and then fill around the pot with water and put the ice bottles in there. That makes a nice...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 09-04-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 140,235
Posted By IslandMike
It coming along. I've had a bit of a problem...

It coming along. I've had a bit of a problem getting some of that enzyme though so it is sitting right now at 1.009. Its pretty tasty and I imagine it will still be good once chilled and kegged. I...
Forum: General Techniques 09-03-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 230,926
Posted By IslandMike
Excellent thread. I think I'm going hunting for...

Excellent thread. I think I'm going hunting for a lab equipment store tomorrow. If not, then ebay shall prevail.

Thanks for the great info!

Mike
Forum: General Techniques 08-29-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 319,960
Posted By IslandMike
I finally got the parts I needed to get this...

I finally got the parts I needed to get this working, AKA I finally found the Sanke tap that was hidden at my buddies house so I could use my 1/2 bbl keg to ferment. I was wondering, however, if...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 08-25-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 140,235
Posted By IslandMike
Thanks for the info. I imagine I will end up...

Thanks for the info. I imagine I will end up liking it regardless, however I am trying to use this to bring a couple of my friends into the wonderful world of home brew. Can't wait to see the end...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 08-25-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 140,235
Posted By IslandMike
Hello, I just made the extract version of...

Hello,

I just made the extract version of this for a friend of mine and it seems that it went pretty well. I used Hallertau, however it was the first time I used the late extract addition...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-22-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By IslandMike
This the thread? ...

This the thread?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/beer-gone-cooking-mash-tun-gone-souse-vide-174958/

That's an interesting read actually. Might have to try that one out sometime.
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-18-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By IslandMike
Or rig up some sort of big motorized stirrer. A...

Or rig up some sort of big motorized stirrer. A BBQ rotisserie motor at the top connected to a huge worm gear so that it will pull the food from the bottom to the top constantly. It would be pretty...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-18-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By IslandMike
I could only imagine simmering a 1/2 bbl of chili...

I could only imagine simmering a 1/2 bbl of chili all day long... It would be worth it just for the picture.
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-18-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By IslandMike
Cooking in Your Keggle

Every year we have a big party where we usually use a couple stock pots to make monstrous amounts of chili. I was curious whether anyone has ever tried cooking food in their keggle on a propane...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-03-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By IslandMike
I actually made a very similar recipe except I...

I actually made a very similar recipe except I didn't have the Carapils and I used half the hops in the second addition (1/2 oz.) I also just zested a couple oranges I had in my fridge at the time...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-23-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 411,662
Posted By IslandMike
That's what I was thinking.. You don't look huge,...

That's what I was thinking.. You don't look huge, you look tiny in there haha. Wish I had that much space for my stuff :D
Forum: DIY Projects 07-13-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 795,834
Posted By IslandMike
I'm liking the sign and outside of your shop and...

I'm liking the sign and outside of your shop and loving you're whole story even more. Keep it up, everything you're doing is awesome!
Forum: Cider Forum 07-11-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,819
Posted By IslandMike
I'm curious how this will turn out. When I had...

I'm curious how this will turn out. When I had first built my kegerator it took a while to get my temp dialed in properly so unfortunately I had a couple freezing issues at first. Suffice it to say...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-11-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 127,863
Posted By IslandMike
What an awesome threat, just read it all and its...

What an awesome threat, just read it all and its interesting stuff. A definite Prost!

P.S. Hows that laundry machine conversion going?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-02-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By IslandMike
You could always do half with the oak and half...

You could always do half with the oak and half without. I really don't know enough about wine to actually give you tips on flavour or the effects...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-02-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By IslandMike
You could probably find some 15 gal demijohns...

You could probably find some 15 gal demijohns made of glass for pretty cheap. My grandpa used to have 12 of the big ones for wine making but we gave them away after he passed. Wish I could have a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-29-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,467
Posted By IslandMike
Maybe that is the weird taste you're getting?

Maybe that is the weird taste you're getting?
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