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Forum: General Techniques 12-07-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By rustym
What BobbyM just posted above is how I learned...

What BobbyM just posted above is how I learned Batch Sparging. Once you try it, you'll realize how easy it is.

Basicall all you're doing is draining your runoff all at once then rinsing the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-25-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,462
Posted By rustym
Agree 100%. My Rubbermaid cooler usually doesn't...

Agree 100%. My Rubbermaid cooler usually doesn't even drop 1 degree over a 60 minute mash. Unless you really, really want one, you don't need it. Spend the money on something else!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-10-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By rustym
Put it in a bucket of Starsan for a few minutes. ...

Put it in a bucket of Starsan for a few minutes. It'll make it all shiny and new looking!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-09-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,163
Posted By rustym
Well, interesting! I brewed this exactly a week...

Well, interesting! I brewed this exactly a week ago. I pitched at 64 degrees and rose the temp 1 degree a day and ended at 68 degrees. I checked my gravity and I am at 1.008! I mashed at 152-153...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-03-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,163
Posted By rustym
+1 on this! I just brewed this again yesterday...

+1 on this! I just brewed this again yesterday and mashed at 152. My SG is 1.068. I did mash for 90 minutes again instaed of 60. My cooler MT holds temps very well and I think it improves my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,163
Posted By rustym
I brewed this exact same recipe recently but I...

I brewed this exact same recipe recently but I mashed at 152-153, and I mashed for 90 minutes instead of 60. My SG was 1.070 I finished at 1.015 for about 78-79% attenuation. White labs says to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-13-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By rustym
The hardest thing to learn in brewing is...

The hardest thing to learn in brewing is patience!

Let the yeast do their job.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-13-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,337
Posted By rustym
You did not receive a citation and no DUI. How...

You did not receive a citation and no DUI. How was the bartender involved then? How did they even know about him? Did you go after him? Something kind of fishy here...
Forum: General Techniques 10-12-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,559
Posted By rustym
A temperature controller, and some insulation...

A temperature controller, and some insulation over the probe, strapped to the carboy, my temperatures stay within 1 degree of what I set.

The probe set this way measures the actual fermentation...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-11-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,424
Posted By rustym
I love Torpedo. I love Celbration. And, I love...

I love Torpedo. I love Celbration. And, I love Flipside! I think they're all great beers. Flipside to me, is more of a west coast style American Amber ale. Hoppy, dry and malty.
Forum: South Carolina HomeBrew Forum 10-09-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,243
Posted By rustym
mwill07, I'll do it! Check out "77 Beer Brewers"...

mwill07, I'll do it! Check out "77 Beer Brewers" on Facebook as well. Tell your friends, too!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-06-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By rustym
This was a very easy setup. The drill is the low...

This was a very easy setup. The drill is the low speed (variable), 1/2", from Harbor Freight.
Forum: South Carolina HomeBrew Forum 09-29-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,243
Posted By rustym
I'd like to bump this up again. We've been...

I'd like to bump this up again. We've been getting a lot of locals checking out our "77 Beer Brewers" page on Facebook.

Come check it out! It looks like there are quite a few people in the area...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-26-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By rustym
I still love it when my carboy becomes a "yeast...

I still love it when my carboy becomes a "yeast aquarium"!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By rustym
I always use a blow off tube the first few days,...

I always use a blow off tube the first few days, just in case. Then I change to an airlock. Once you've had a blow-off, you will not want another one!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-24-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 105,439
Posted By rustym
Cheers Brewski! :mug: I agree with your...

Cheers Brewski! :mug:

I agree with your point. I am in no way brewing at a high level. I guess it's like any other "hobby", I like to learn and perform as best that "I" can.

One of the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-23-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 105,439
Posted By rustym
For myself, I don't want to make good beer, I...

For myself, I don't want to make good beer, I want to make great beer. I can through some extract, hops and yeast together and make good beer but when you know why and how things work, I think even...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-23-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 105,439
Posted By rustym
Great topic and information! We get the best for...

Great topic and information! We get the best for sure!

Since were on this topic, this may or may not be the appropriate time to bring this up but it looks like we have some heavyweights here and...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-23-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,287
Posted By rustym
All Stainless!

All Stainless!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-21-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,919
Posted By rustym
I love my Barley Crusher. I just did my third...

I love my Barley Crusher. I just did my third batch with it today.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-19-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By rustym
You can save $5 and make beer or you can spend an...

You can save $5 and make beer or you can spend an extra $5 and make the beer you wanted to make. If I were wanting to make a Belgian Strong, I would use the correct yeast.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-18-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By rustym
A plastic Milk Crate would be perfect for this.

A plastic Milk Crate would be perfect for this.
Forum: South Carolina HomeBrew Forum 09-17-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,243
Posted By rustym
I'm on a well here in Rock Hill and I haven't had...

I'm on a well here in Rock Hill and I haven't had my water tested. I'm suspecting a little high in carbonates but not really "hard"

I have lately started adding a little gypsum for my IPA's and...
Forum: Brewing Software 09-15-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,091
Posted By rustym
I love Beersmith! The only thing I don't care...

I love Beersmith! The only thing I don't care for is the yeast tab. I calculate everything out on yeastcalc. Other than that, you can tweak it to get your numbers exact. I always hit my temps and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-15-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By rustym
I think more than anything else, temperature...

I think more than anything else, temperature control is the key to being able to "control" fermentation and get the best that the yeast can offer. Take WLP500, for example. Depending on the...
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