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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-26-2011, 10:47 AM
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Posted By ChefyTim
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Count me in for sure!!

:tank:
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-11-2010, 01:34 AM
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Posted By ChefyTim
Wow!

These are the coolest paddles I've ever seen.
Put my name in the hat as I could certainly use one!
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 03-20-2010, 01:46 AM
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Posted By ChefyTim
Actually, at this time I was mostly batch...

Actually, at this time I was mostly batch sparging and did this mash at 154F for 60 min.

Cheers,
Tim
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-12-2009, 05:00 PM
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Posted By ChefyTim
Need your opinion

Everyone,

I am working on putting together a single tier brew rig. I have three kettles and one pump so far. I would like to avoid buying another pump if possible.

Please give me your honest...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-21-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,861
Posted By ChefyTim
Low Original Gravity (OG) w/ Extract Kits

Hey,

I friend of mine sent me this issue.

"I'm a pure extract brewer at this time. I feel that I have been highly successful (tasty end product) with the Brewers Best and Northern Brewer...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-04-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By ChefyTim
Actually, the Muntons is just the regular so I...

Actually, the Muntons is just the regular so I guess I'll use the Nottingham.

Thanks for the help!:tank:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-03-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By ChefyTim
Safale US-04 Substitute?

Hey,

I have an ESB recipe that calls for Safale US-04.
Any idea what a substitute might be?

I have several dry yeasts at the house and was hoping I could substitute.

In house:

...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-26-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By ChefyTim
Clarifier?

OK, so I've always had pretty good luck producing clear brews.

However, this time I have a Nut Brown that just won't clear up. Even crash cooling didn't help much.

Since the brew store is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-14-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By ChefyTim
OK, thanks everyone. I kinda thought...

OK, thanks everyone.

I kinda thought roasting all the grains might not be the best idea.

Didn't know the technicals of why roasting would hurt but now I know.

Thanks,

Cheers!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-14-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By ChefyTim
Actually, I took several readings cause I just...

Actually, I took several readings cause I just couldn't believe it. I also use a refractometer to check the brix which also showed a crazy low OG.

On like the third day of fermentation I saw zero...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-14-2009, 01:39 AM
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Views: 785
Posted By ChefyTim
Something strange

Gents,

I did a Nut Brown the other day where I roasted the grains to get a nuttier flavor added.
Got my first stuck sparge but also ended up with a really crappy OG like 1.020.

Here's the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-07-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By ChefyTim
Yep, that's what I've been doing. Just wondered...

Yep, that's what I've been doing. Just wondered if there was something closer to the southeast.

thanks
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-06-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By ChefyTim
Bulk Grain Orders?

Hey,

Anyone know where I can get bulk grains at a reasonable price in the Southest? You know, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, etc...

Say 500-2000#'s at a time?
$50-70 for a 55# bag just isn't...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-23-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,784
Posted By ChefyTim
Shirron vs. Therminator

OK, so I'm tired of the immersion chiller and the time it takes to chill my brews. While I am only doing 5 gallon batches I still would like to reduce the cool time and will likely be doing 10 gallon...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-26-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By ChefyTim
Digital pH meter?

Can someone recommend a digital pH meter.

The paper just isn't working out well.

I was hoping I could find a good one in the $30-40 range but not sure about which ones are good and/or what to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-24-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,762
Posted By ChefyTim
Looks like I was the lucky one. I ordered mine on...

Looks like I was the lucky one. I ordered mine on 3/16/09. For some reason 2 arrived yesterday and one more is scheduled for today. Sorry if I put you guys out for this kettle. I've been waiting a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-24-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,762
Posted By ChefyTim
Bummer, maybe I got the last three they had in...

Bummer, maybe I got the last three they had in stock.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-24-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,762
Posted By ChefyTim
I just ordered 3 of the 60qt ones and they are...

I just ordered 3 of the 60qt ones and they are without a doubt perfect for brewing. While they may not be the highest gauge alluminum they are very sturdy and would work for most any brewer. They are...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-28-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,504
Posted By ChefyTim
Yep, that's what I was thinking. I have looked...

Yep, that's what I was thinking. I have looked around a little at this point for any kind of grants that might help with this as I pretty much have zero capital at this point. I'm sure I can however...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,504
Posted By ChefyTim
Well, working in a brewery sounds like an...

Well, working in a brewery sounds like an excellent way to gain some exposure to the business. The only problem I see with that is that I currently have a full time job and live in the sticks of TN....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,504
Posted By ChefyTim
Microbrewery Components?

Hey,
Anyone know where I can learn more about the equipment needed in a Microbrewery? I am just now starting to think about opening a brewery or a brewpub but have never worked in a brewery so am a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,462
Posted By ChefyTim
Lagering in a keg?

Hey,
Anyone know if lagering in a keg will be an issue?

It was been in the primary for 2 weeks at 40F and 2 weeks in the secondary at 40F.

Cheers
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-31-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,302
Posted By ChefyTim
Well, thanks for the suggestions everyone. ...

Well, thanks for the suggestions everyone.

I have looked at the March pumps and see ones with a plastic, stainless or bronze housing.

Is it worth the extra $30 to get the bronze housing or...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-31-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,302
Posted By ChefyTim
Pump Suggestions?

Hey, I am in the planning phase of a single tier brew rig and am looking for a pump. The pump will be on the second shelf below the BK, HLT and MT. I was wondering since the pump will be below the...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-24-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By ChefyTim
Well, I have been doing only 5 gallon batches but...

Well, I have been doing only 5 gallon batches but would like to be able to do larger ones also.

Thanks
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