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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-10-2014, 02:21 AM
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Posted By philjohnwilliams
Count me in

Count me in
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-04-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By philjohnwilliams
+1. OBKrusher works great for me. Went from 65%...

+1. OBKrusher works great for me. Went from 65% efficiency with the crush from my LHBS to 90% with this mill.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-26-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By philjohnwilliams
Judging from you photo, it looks to me that your...

Judging from you photo, it looks to me that your burner is more like 8" from the bottom of your keg (figuring that your burner is about 8 1/2 to 8 3/4" diameter and the distance between burner and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-06-2014, 04:36 AM
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Posted By philjohnwilliams
Has anybody ever tried boiling maple sap down to...

Has anybody ever tried boiling maple sap down to an OG of about 1.050 and fermenting it? I am thinking of trying this if I get a chance and would love to know if anybody has any experience with this.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-19-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By philjohnwilliams
I have been using this mill ...

I have been using this mill http://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/OBKrusher_Grain_Mill_with_7_lb_hopper_p/grain-mill-obkrusher.htm which I believe is the same mill since last year. I have to say that I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-16-2014, 06:10 AM
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Posted By philjohnwilliams
Stir plate and erlenmeyer flasks, as well as a...

Stir plate and erlenmeyer flasks, as well as a larger scale for grains.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-10-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By philjohnwilliams
The best one is the one that leaves you with...

The best one is the one that leaves you with enough money to buy ingredients for more beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-03-2014, 03:46 AM
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Posted By philjohnwilliams
When your kid gets one of these for his birthday...

When your kid gets one of these for his birthday and the first thing you think of is whether or nor you can "borrow" it for making starters...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By philjohnwilliams
I keep the area under my burner wet, any heat...

I keep the area under my burner wet, any heat that makes it to ground level evaporates water, doesn't burn wood. Just make sure the water doesn't spread far enough to become a slipping hazard.
Forum: General Techniques 01-27-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By philjohnwilliams
you might have better luck posting this over at...

you might have better luck posting this over at http://probrewer.com/
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-08-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By philjohnwilliams
Any bench capper will be a step up from a wing...

Any bench capper will be a step up from a wing capper. I have been using this one for about 5 years and have few complaints. http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/colonna-bench-capper.html . The...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-05-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By philjohnwilliams
How many bottles are you looking to store at a...

How many bottles are you looking to store at a time?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-17-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By philjohnwilliams
A homebrewed (naturally) American pale ale.

A homebrewed (naturally) American pale ale.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-17-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By philjohnwilliams
I have found that the best time to add ginger is...

I have found that the best time to add ginger is in the last 10 minutes of the boil, too early and you boil off all the flavour. I have tried using thin slices and grated ginger and find that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-16-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By philjohnwilliams
If you don't mind doing the conversion yourself,...

If you don't mind doing the conversion yourself, have you thought of checking out restaurant supply stores?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-15-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By philjohnwilliams
A change in work schedule means I won't get a...

A change in work schedule means I won't get a chance to brew until next weekend, but I will post with updates when I do
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-14-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By philjohnwilliams
The chocolate is bringing the colour to 11 SRM...

The chocolate is bringing the colour to 11 SRM whixh is where I want it to be. I am not a fan of the darker crystals which is why I want to stick with the chocolate. The projected og is 1.062 and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-14-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By philjohnwilliams
The 1oz amarillo is based on what I have on hand,...

The 1oz amarillo is based on what I have on hand, perhaps I could add an oz of cascade or simcoe. I was planning on letting the 0 min steep for 20 min.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-14-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By philjohnwilliams
That is a good idea about the chocolate malt, I...

That is a good idea about the chocolate malt, I think that is what I will do. I have never tried doing a FWH, so I may give this a try as well
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-14-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By philjohnwilliams
The chocolate I'm using mostly for colour. This...

The chocolate I'm using mostly for colour. This will also be the first time I've tried mash hopping, so I will post back when this is done.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-14-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By philjohnwilliams
How does tis recipe look (American IPA)

A friend of a friend passed me this recipe to try ( I have not had a chance to taste the beer ) and before I brew it I was hoping to get some feedback before I brew it.

9# 2-row malt
1# Munich...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-02-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By philjohnwilliams
Thanks for the feedback. You said pretty much...

Thanks for the feedback. You said pretty much what I was thinking, but sometimes it is nice to hear a second opinion. With the crush I was getting at my LHBS I was only hitting 65% efficiency, I'm...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-02-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By philjohnwilliams
How's my crush?

Just got a grain mill and am getting ready for my first brew with it. Just wanted to get some feedback on my crush. Opinions?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-04-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By philjohnwilliams
You could probably skip the soap and water step,...

You could probably skip the soap and water step, but otherwise that is what I would do.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By philjohnwilliams
Have you weighed a new washer against the one out...

Have you weighed a new washer against the one out of your kettle to see how much zinc there actually is in the beer? It might trun out that there is much less than you think.
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