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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-08-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,115
Posted By mendnwngs
Math is fun You can make anything sound as...

Math is fun

You can make anything sound as good or as bad as you want.

Lets say GI (Gastrointestinal) cancer happens in 1 out of 1000 people ( I don't know what the numbers, I've currently...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-04-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By mendnwngs
I just did my first brew with my shiny new Barley...

I just did my first brew with my shiny new Barley crusher, last weekend..

My mash efficiency went up from ~65% with the LHBS crush to ~77% with the BC default 0.039" gap. The metal machinework is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-28-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By mendnwngs
Vorlauf? And for some reason, stickyness...

Vorlauf?

And for some reason, stickyness from wort you're drawing off the tun is fine with me.. I kinda like it.. I'm still awed at the conversion that takes place that transforms simple grains...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-25-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12,453
Views: 2,245,686
Posted By mendnwngs
If you use the Montrachet yeast, you will not...

If you use the Montrachet yeast, you will not need a blowoff tube..

I did a quick vid a while back showing apfelwein at the peak of its active fermentation.....
Forum: Introductions 03-18-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 55
Posted By mendnwngs
Aloha Bruddah! Lived on island 2.5 years a...

Aloha Bruddah!

Lived on island 2.5 years a while back.. Still miss it.

I' be really surprised if theres not a O'ahu brew club.. Perhaps call the Gorden Bierch there, and see if they're aware of...
Forum: General Techniques 03-15-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 43,123
Posted By mendnwngs
As far as a HEPA, I dont think so.. They do have...

As far as a HEPA, I dont think so.. They do have sanitary in-line filters you can use to remove any particulate matter / bugs that could be in the gas stream.

-Jason
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,070
Posted By mendnwngs
I have Double Secret Yeast ;) (FOOD FIGHT!)...

I have Double Secret Yeast ;)

(FOOD FIGHT!) :drunk:

-Jason
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-12-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By mendnwngs
If I mill the shaft, and then have problems with...

If I mill the shaft, and then have problems with it, I'll be the first one to say its my bad :)

Trust me, I've cooked enough things in my history to take the blame when I start walking outside the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-11-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By mendnwngs
Yeah, but todays keyless chucks don't grip like...

Yeah, but todays keyless chucks don't grip like the all-steel vice-like jaws of the old wristbreakers :)

Especially my suzie-homemaker ryobi cordless :D

Of course I'll try it stock first,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-11-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By mendnwngs
I have a BC coming, but I have a concern too...

I have a BC coming, but I have a concern too about the shaft slipping in the drill chuck.

I'll try it stock, and see, but if it slips, I'll probably mount the shaft up in my (tabletop) mill, and...
Forum: Stout 03-11-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,549
Posted By mendnwngs
Hmmm.. I've never heard of Great lakes blackout...

Hmmm.. I've never heard of Great lakes blackout stout..

This is originally based off a clone of Red Hook double-black stout, but with some tweaks.

I've tweaked it even more now, but I promise,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-11-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,425
Posted By mendnwngs
Heh, Okay, Cool.. (Padi cert OWD 1994, Went...

Heh, Okay, Cool..

(Padi cert OWD 1994, Went advanced in 1998, and master in 2000, here... Have dove alone a couple times. and dove "alone" with someone in the boat above me more times, but yeah,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,425
Posted By mendnwngs
Just curious, as I may be understanding you...

Just curious, as I may be understanding you wrong, but why would a burner from a turkey fryer not be suggested to brew with?

Im not pokin' at ya or anything, Im honestly wondering if theres some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,425
Posted By mendnwngs
Im just basing my opinions on: Range, Water...

Im just basing my opinions on:

Range, Water heater, furnace, tested to government standards for indoor use, and the water heater and furnace were more than likely vented to the outside, anyway...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,425
Posted By mendnwngs
A propane burner (Turkey Frier burner) is fine on...

A propane burner (Turkey Frier burner) is fine on a balcony, or outdoor porch. I would not, however ever, burn any gas burner over, say 15,000BTUs indoors.. Ever.. (The large burner on a gas stove...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-07-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,762
Posted By mendnwngs
I loved that podcast, back when I first heard...

I loved that podcast, back when I first heard it.. Very informative..

I was going to suggest adding 1/4 cup white vinegar to the bleach / water mix to lower the PH, (as suggested in that podcast)...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-07-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,619
Posted By mendnwngs
Remember, you can use 8-14+ Lbs of base malt for...

Remember, you can use 8-14+ Lbs of base malt for each 5 Gal batch.

So, at, say 10 Lbs base malt per brew, a bag is still only going to last 5 batches.

at 1 batch per month, you'll go through...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 113,685
Posted By mendnwngs
5 Gal Double IPA 5 Gal Stout 5 Gal Apfelwein ...

5 Gal Double IPA
5 Gal Stout
5 Gal Apfelwein

6100 + 15 = 6115
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-07-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,619
Posted By mendnwngs
Ah, interesting stuff here. LHBS was where I...

Ah, interesting stuff here.

LHBS was where I heard to use crushed grain pretty quickly, it appears they may have been off the mark a bit.

Good to know..
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-06-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,619
Posted By mendnwngs
I bought a rubbermaid garbage can with a tight...

I bought a rubbermaid garbage can with a tight fitting lid.. I can keep 2 almost full bags of grain in it.

Stored in this way, away from light, heat, and moisture grain should keep for a couple...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-06-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By mendnwngs
Yup, you should be just fine! :)

Yup, you should be just fine! :)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-06-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12,453
Views: 2,245,686
Posted By mendnwngs
Whew! Wow, now I know what you guys mean by...

Whew!

Wow, now I know what you guys mean by rhino farts. Thats some strong sulfur..

BTW, I used "Hansens Natural" juice, the only listed ingredients are Water, apple juice concentrate, and...
Forum: Brewing Software 03-06-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By mendnwngs
Whats the recipe? I can plug it in here, and see...

Whats the recipe? I can plug it in here, and see what happens.

Could you have accidentally set your mash thickness to some obscenely low number, like .20qt / Lb?

-Jason
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-05-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12,453
Views: 2,245,686
Posted By mendnwngs
Holy postcount, batman! I read the first 30...

Holy postcount, batman!

I read the first 30 or 40 pages all the way through, then started skipping around, heh..

Just put my first batch in a carboy yesterday.

I used EdWorts recipe...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-02-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By mendnwngs
Yeah, Wyeast packs have the yeast in the outer...

Yeah, Wyeast packs have the yeast in the outer pack.. The one you pop is just a bit of nutrients to get the yeast all angried up, and ready to go.

If I make a starter, I usually don't even pop the...
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