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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-01-2011, 12:34 PM
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I could use one!

Please enter me
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-12-2010, 09:03 PM
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Posted By alee
Wort Transfer Help?

I have been plagued with the same problem since I started brewing several years ago. Getting the wort to the carboy without plugging things up. I have been using a homemade Stainless braid screen...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-19-2010, 09:43 AM
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Posted By alee
username: adnilee

username: adnilee
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2010, 08:36 AM
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Posted By alee
Cloudy beer...Infection???

I made a 10 gal batch of all grain IPA in January which was rather slow to finish due to too low of a pitching rate. The batch was split into 2 6 gal carboys and fermented at around 67deg. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-27-2009, 10:57 AM
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Posted By alee
Here's a picture of my recent build. I used the...

Here's a picture of my recent build. I used the motor off an old dryer I had in the barn. Works nice and slow also. I seem to have increased my efficiency from 70 to 80% since using the motor...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-06-2009, 10:10 AM
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Posted By alee
Dryer motor for barley crusher?

Has anyone used an old clothes dryer motor to power their barley crusher?
I know the dryer is 220v but can the motor run on 110? Any insight would be appreciated.
Forum: Brewing Software 05-02-2009, 01:07 PM
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Posted By alee
quick beersmith question

Hi,
Does anyone know if Beersmith as the ability to automatically take ingredients out of inventory when they are used in a recipe? If so, is there a way to turn it on or off? So far it isn't...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-07-2009, 10:51 AM
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Posted By alee
Ha Ha! That did sound a little funny. The dogs...

Ha Ha! That did sound a little funny. The dogs ate all the grain. I had the misfortune of kneeling in a pile of grain poo last weekend. Talk about smelling sour, especially when it finds the one...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-07-2009, 10:46 AM
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Views: 1,228
Posted By alee
Don't use the propane exchange. I traded 2 tanks...

Don't use the propane exchange. I traded 2 tanks in at walmart just so I could upgrade the tanks to the newer fittings and get some nicer looking tanks. Didn't realize that I was paying $18 for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-07-2009, 12:28 AM
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Posted By alee
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2009-2/1334962/100_...

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2009-2/1334962/100_2061%20%28Small%29.jpg
Heres a picture of the mess!

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2009-2/1334962/100_2059%20%28Small%29.jpg
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-07-2009, 12:15 AM
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Posted By alee
I always calibrate both thermometers in boiling...

I always calibrate both thermometers in boiling water before I brew. They have an adjustment on the back..which I'm sure most do.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-07-2009, 12:12 AM
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Posted By alee
Carb day!

Here's a picture of my first all grain in the kettle with a faulty propane burner putting out soot like a steam train! It took hours to clean up all the black soot from the garage, clothes, kitchen...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-07-2009, 12:07 AM
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Posted By alee
I was feeding them to our sheep, but the Great...

I was feeding them to our sheep, but the Great Pyrenese dogs kept eating them. Now I am planning on trying the dog treats or composting.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-07-2009, 12:02 AM
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Posted By alee
Fortunately I have my Grandfather's homemade...

Fortunately I have my Grandfather's homemade capper as a backup. http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2009-2/1334962/100_2027%28Medium%29.jpg
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-06-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By alee
OK,thanks. I used 170 deg water to mash with...

OK,thanks. I used 170 deg water to mash with which game me an exactly 152 deg mash. I am brewing a smoked poter this weekend and should probably not shoot for such a dry beer. Should I increase...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-06-2009, 11:34 PM
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Posted By alee
FG of 1st all grain lower than expected.

I brewed my first all grain (an ESB) last weekend. The OG was 1.055 and it was mashed at 152 deg F. I checked the gravity this morning and it was 1.005! This is by far the lowest gravity I have...
Forum: General Techniques 04-06-2009, 01:30 AM
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Posted By alee
I've tasted it. It's a great beer. In fact, if...

I've tasted it. It's a great beer. In fact, if he will loan me the recipe, I intend to make a batch myself! Yeast doesn't bother me, but it is a little chunky.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-06-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,687
Posted By alee
I store the wines in the basement (unheated) on...

I store the wines in the basement (unheated) on their sides in a wine rack. The corks should have stayed wet although when I first started making wine I was using the conglomerate corks. Maybe they...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-06-2009, 01:06 AM
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Posted By alee
It has been an excellent tasting wine until now,...

It has been an excellent tasting wine until now, so I know it's not yeast sediment. These were worm like strings and the taste was not worth drinking. I poured the bottles out. At least we had 19...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-06-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,687
Posted By alee
How long can a fruit wine keep?

I opened a strawberry wine tonight that was make in '07. It had a few particles in it (it was perfectly clear a few weeks ago) and a slight off taste.
When we inspected the remaining 5 bottles, we...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By alee
Once your wort is cool, put some in your...

Once your wort is cool, put some in your hydrometer cylinder, or the tube it came in if you don't have one. Make sure the sample is close to 60 deg F. You can put it in the fridge for a while. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-04-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,639
Posted By alee
Most stir bars are coated in teflon to resist...

Most stir bars are coated in teflon to resist harsh chemicals. We reuse stirbars hundreds of times at work just by soaking in soap solution and sonnicating. If they harbored any foreign materials...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2009, 09:34 PM
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Views: 1,809
Posted By alee
this is what beersmith has The range is...

this is what beersmith has

The range is 3.51oz to 4.58oz to give 2.4-2.8vol carb.

Type: Ale
Category Number: 6B
Original Gravity: 1.038-1.054 SG
Color: 3.0-6.0 SRM
Final Gravity:...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-01-2009, 11:19 PM
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Posted By alee
Lime peel?

I have searched previous threads about this subject, but couldn't find any positive results and instructions. Has anyone had sucess with lime peel from fresh limes added to give a little bite/zest...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,809
Posted By alee
When making wine, I always put a small piece of...

When making wine, I always put a small piece of paper towel between the top of the airlock and the cap to keep fruit flies out. They can actually squeeze throught the small holes in the cap and...
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