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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-03-2014, 12:06 AM
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Posted By thrust
*edit* Video link previously posted.

*edit*

Video link previously posted.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-30-2014, 01:52 AM
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Posted By thrust
Any videos of the BrewEasy? I'd love to upgrade,...

Any videos of the BrewEasy? I'd love to upgrade, and already have a 15gal Boilermaker, but I'd like to see this system in action. Preferably a longer video (~20 minutes) that covers the entire...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-01-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By thrust
Thanks for the good feedback, folks. The hops...

Thanks for the good feedback, folks. The hops smell fine (love that Simcoe smell) and still are nice and green. It makes me happy to learn that they're still usable!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-01-2014, 02:22 AM
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Posted By thrust
My old Simcoe . . . (still viable)?

I have around 12oz. of two year old Simcoe (pellet) hops. They've been stored in the freezer in a Ziploc bag. The original seal has been broken, so there is no "vacuum" seal.

Would these still be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-23-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By thrust
Thanks! I used the mill today (set to .037") and...

Thanks! I used the mill today (set to .037") and the crush was great. My efficiency was 81%. I'm very pleased with the crush the mill provided.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By thrust
Thanks! Given it's my first mill, along with all...

Thanks! Given it's my first mill, along with all the discussion about such matters, I just wanted some reassurance!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By thrust
I haven't tried crushing grain with it yet since...

I haven't tried crushing grain with it yet since I wanted to ensure this was an acceptable amount of runout. The width of a hair (I had to check....lol) is 0.0004" or so.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By thrust
Cereal Killer roller inconsistent gap?

Hi folks,

I just purchased a Cereal Killer mill and there is about .003" of variance in the gap as the roller spins. Should this be cause for concern? I've read where this problem was previously...
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 11-19-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,571
Posted By thrust
I'm in the State College area. Do we have any...

I'm in the State College area. Do we have any active clubs? I've been brewing for a few years and wouldn't mind joining a club (or talking to like-minded folks every now and then). It sounds like...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-11-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By thrust
Not sure if you have a Wegmans nearby, but they...

Not sure if you have a Wegmans nearby, but they now carry powdered PB. BTW, digging the Nittany Lions swag!

Thanks for the recipe.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By thrust
That was my initial vendor, but thanks for the...

That was my initial vendor, but thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By thrust
Where to buy grain in quantities under 1lb?

I used to be a big fan of a certain vendor who provided software to build a recipe on the site and choose specific amounts of grain (in quantities as small as an ounce). Due to poor customer service...
Forum: English Pale Ale 05-24-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 163,511
Posted By thrust
I'll be brewing this for a second time tomorrow....

I'll be brewing this for a second time tomorrow. It's one of the better beers I've made to date, and works extra well served via a nitro pour!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-29-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 337,433
Posted By thrust
S04 Started at 66 let it rise to 68 for 3...

S04

Started at 66 let it rise to 68 for 3 days. Now at 70 for the duration of fermentation.
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-27-2012, 11:06 PM
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Posted By thrust
Brewed this on Saturday and hit 1.059 OG. My...

Brewed this on Saturday and hit 1.059 OG. My batch differed from the 6 gallon AG recipe a bit. I ended up using just over 100 oz. of freshly pureed pumpkin, 75 oz. in the mash and 25 oz. in the boil....
Forum: Stout 06-08-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 102,843
Posted By thrust
Brewed this one and I'm currently serving it on...

Brewed this one and I'm currently serving it on nitro. This is a great session stout and I have not experienced the thinness others have referred to, which could be attributed to my doubling (2lbs)...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-19-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By thrust
I can answer simply by saying: "no," you do not...

I can answer simply by saying: "no," you do not have everything you need. :)

Just kidding. Your serving list looks pretty complete, but I bet you'll find you'll need extra components when building...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-11-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 287,058
Posted By thrust
Just made my first 5 gallons! +5 = 22,636

Just made my first 5 gallons!

+5 = 22,636
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 03-08-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 79,991
Posted By thrust
Thanks! :mug:

Thanks! :mug:
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 03-08-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 79,991
Posted By thrust
Thoughts about racking this onto a cake of US-05?...

Thoughts about racking this onto a cake of US-05? I have a red ale that will be finished with primary and should have a nice cake left (OG 1.052)?

I've had much better success with dry yeast and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-01-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By thrust
Thanks for the advice and suggestions!

Thanks for the advice and suggestions!
Forum: DIY Projects 03-01-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,729
Posted By thrust
What size is your drip tray and where did you...

What size is your drip tray and where did you purchase it? I'm having a difficult time locating an affordable tray that's also wide enough.

Your keezer looks great!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-01-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By thrust
Thanks for the quick reply. I should mention I...

Thanks for the quick reply. I should mention I already have a 3-way manifold with gas lines and ball-lock connectors.

Basically, I want to replace the manifold with a battery of 3 secondary...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-01-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By thrust
Help with secondary regulators

Hi folks,

Trying to get my kegging setup complete and I mistakenly tried to skimp and purchased only a primary regulator without concern for serving at different pressures or force carbing.
...
Forum: India Pale Ale 02-27-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 64,791
Posted By thrust
Absolutely! A few days following my last post, I...

Absolutely! A few days following my last post, I was preparing to keg and took another gravity reading. The (final) FG was 1.016! The AE kept working as noted earlier in the thread.

At any rate,...
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