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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation Yesterday, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By grathan
Would you use polypropylene camlocks?

If you had a choice of free plastic or brass camlocks, would you use them over buying stainless?

The pp are only fda rated to 180.
Forum: Electric Brewing Yesterday, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By grathan
That interesting. Do you find yourself using the...

That interesting. Do you find yourself using the gas much at all if it's one or the other?





I wonder if there are inexpensive, heat-resistive building materials out there..
Forum: Electric Brewing Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By grathan
gas and electric kettle, how to wire?

Burners can throw quite a bit of heat around the sides of the kettle. It can melt my shirts almost instantly (polyester) and most plastic parts on the kettle (valve handles, sight glass) are pretty...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-09-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,079
Posted By grathan
The webpage says go over 73*F for banana flavor....

The webpage says go over 73*F for banana flavor. Anyone tried this yet? just pitched, but I am afraid to got that high with how full the carboy is and no blow-off tube.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-08-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By grathan
I just hooked into the welding outlet. It doesn't...

I just hooked into the welding outlet. It doesn't have a neutral, which means I probably won't be running any 110v stuff. There are other gfci receptacles nearby for that though. Welds fine with the...
Forum: General Techniques 07-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,713
Posted By grathan
Another oxidized IPA for me. Wet cardboard at...

Another oxidized IPA for me. Wet cardboard at exactly 1 month from brew date. I am extremely attentive to oxidation issues.

There was a large amount of hops used. All Centennial, 30 minutes on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-07-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By grathan
It's normal if the bag didn't swell. Do you think...

It's normal if the bag didn't swell. Do you think it was shipped hot or did you buy it local? It will take off sooner or later, you underpitched is all.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-07-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,674
Posted By grathan
What's the wattage density like on those? Is it...

What's the wattage density like on those? Is it more for hlt or good for kettle?
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-04-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 4,428
Posted By grathan
I just skimmed everything to get to the most...

I just skimmed everything to get to the most important part! WHat I have to say.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-04-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By grathan
I shoulda picked when I smelled them from a few...

I shoulda picked when I smelled them from a few feet away last year. Waited a week and they were ruined.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-04-2014, 09:26 PM
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Posted By grathan
Why buy a smoker and a smoker tube? Could you get...

Why buy a smoker and a smoker tube? Could you get by with a tube and a gas grill?
Forum: General Techniques 07-03-2014, 07:16 PM
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Posted By grathan
I had a thought about dry hopping. WOuldn't work...

I had a thought about dry hopping. WOuldn't work in a sanke but perhaps a brewhemoth.

A cup held in place with magnets inside the fermenter that you pull the magnet away when you want the cup to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-01-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,564
Posted By grathan
It hurts to hear people forcing down bad beer....

It hurts to hear people forcing down bad beer. You can only brew 'x' amount of batches in a lifetime. Not saying that more brewing more leads to better brewing, but if it did... and you held...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-01-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,301
Posted By grathan
One simple thing I've always forgotten is to push...

One simple thing I've always forgotten is to push the out post while purging. No sense leaving the dip tube full of air that will assuredly get sucked back into the beer even before the headspace...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-29-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 1,518
Posted By grathan
I didn't get to join your league this year, but...

I didn't get to join your league this year, but joined another and it only allowed 200 pitcher starts which I hit yesterday, so now I have effectively lost half my team for the rest of the year. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-28-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By grathan
I didn't even aerate my first lager I made last...

I didn't even aerate my first lager I made last month. The wyeast pack was over a year old and froze a few times over the winter. Just 2 liter starter( i even robbed this to fill a vial for next...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By grathan
The smell of a mash in the cool early morning...

The smell of a mash in the cool early morning gets my senses reeling. I would visit breweries just for the smell if I stopped brewing.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,413
Posted By grathan
Sometimes when drinking a beer I like to look at...

Sometimes when drinking a beer I like to look at the brew notes. Its kinda funny the stuff I thought was once important in older recipe notes.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-27-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 547
Posted By grathan
wow, that's a ton! You must mainly work on them...

wow, that's a ton! You must mainly work on them solely or do manage to do other people's recipes as well?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-27-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 547
Posted By grathan
wow, great stuff with the specific malts there....

wow, great stuff with the specific malts there. thank you. I know that is in the future for me, for now I just know I would like more "honey malt" or "Aromatic" without regard to malster. I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-27-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 547
Posted By grathan
That's great Duboman! how many of the 50-60...

That's great Duboman! how many of the 50-60 would you say are where you want them?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-27-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 547
Posted By grathan
How do you work in ingredients you haven't tried...

How do you work in ingredients you haven't tried yet? Like it would be easy to just follow a recipe that has a new ingredient that is fairly balanced instead of just throwing it into a random recipe?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-27-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,564
Posted By grathan
Did it have cocoa nibs? I remember reading...

Did it have cocoa nibs? I remember reading something about them messing up beer..


I don't think a ruined batch as being inevitable. I had one batch grow something on top and that was because I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-27-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 547
Posted By grathan
Nice, that is quite a few recipes! I have mainly...

Nice, that is quite a few recipes! I have mainly done IPA to this point because it allows forgiveness for overdoing and learning about hops.

White wheat, heavy crystal hops lager. mmm drinking...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-27-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,345
Posted By grathan
I don't like the way I wake up after 7am beer...

I don't like the way I wake up after 7am beer (headache, disorentation, having to pee). Lately I've been having a few in the afternoon (I had been going all week without, waiting for the weekend) and...
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