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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-10-2013, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Mike_A
Single Tier Weldless Brewstand - 25gal w/ Pics & BOM

It's been a while since I posted on HBT but I did a slightly more in-depth pictorial and put the bill of materials for my brew stand build on Reddit's homebrewing page yesterday, so I thought you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-04-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mike_A
Unless it's made of polycarbonate - which it...

Unless it's made of polycarbonate - which it probably isn't, more likely is acrylic - it's definitely not good past 200 degrees Fahrenheit (and that's a serious stretch). You need to use chemical...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-04-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,585
Posted By Mike_A
Any Noble hops are a good start - they are usable...

Any Noble hops are a good start - they are usable in a wide variety of brews.

I myself favor Hallertauer (Hersbrucker or Mittelfruh if I have to specify) simply because I use them most frequently....
Forum: DIY Projects 09-23-2011, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Mike_A
This is exactly what I do. I have two BG-14's...

This is exactly what I do. I have two BG-14's (banjos) on the HLT and BK, and I use a mini-banjo (BG-12?) on the MLT. I must say though, that on average with a thin-walled aluminum kettle on a ~20lb...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-23-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 61,014
Posted By Mike_A
@bigbeergeek: Yep, I was fully aware of the...

@bigbeergeek:
Yep, I was fully aware of the negative side effects that would ensue by rushing a beer through fermentation by all means possible. I agree it would be wise to give the yeast time to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-15-2011, 11:48 PM
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Posted By Mike_A
The starter was 2L and the batch was 10G,...

The starter was 2L and the batch was 10G, actually closer to 11G. And I did mean grain to GLASS in 4 days, which I accomplished. I'm sure it will taste better in the coming week(s) depending on how...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-12-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 61,014
Posted By Mike_A
Tried this on a low gravity pale/wheat recipe...

Tried this on a low gravity pale/wheat recipe yesterday. Started at 1.041 and it's down to 1.014 after 24 hours. Used starter ratio of 1L/5g on a stir plate with pure O2 in the starter and in the...
Forum: For Sale 08-22-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mike_A
I've been using three of these kettles now for...

I've been using three of these kettles now for about 4 months. No complaints. I boiled them with a full pot of water for an hour each, and when I clean them I just hit them with a hose and a green...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-22-2011, 11:20 PM
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Views: 259,814
Posted By Mike_A
I don't know about the paint, but as far as the...

I don't know about the paint, but as far as the casters on the side so you can tip it upright, I would be concerned about the heat. I use banjos, and I know that on my weldless stand, the area you...
Forum: Group Buys 08-02-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,019
Posted By Mike_A
Payment sent! About how long did it take last...

Payment sent! About how long did it take last time from day the order was placed to delivery?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-29-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,566
Posted By Mike_A
I do not agree that the sample size is sufficient...

I do not agree that the sample size is sufficient to cover all demographics. 1000 people is not a very large sample at all, and their confidence interval is +/-4%, which is to say in reality beer...
Forum: Group Buys 07-27-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,019
Posted By Mike_A
Just emailed you bmason, committed to the split...

Just emailed you bmason, committed to the split w/ samie and demon plus I asked to swap out the 2-row you had for me with a bag of GW Vienna. Otherwise, looks good!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Mike_A
Either missing a quantity on the "malt extract"...

Either missing a quantity on the "malt extract" line, or something's seriously wrong with that recipe. Just like he said, that's like 1.010 which won't even get you 1% ABV really...
Forum: Group Buys 07-22-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,019
Posted By Mike_A
Samie I'd be willing to split the sack either 1/2...

Samie I'd be willing to split the sack either 1/2 (Demon), 1/4 (you), 1/4 (me) or 1/3 each. Demon, do you want 1/2 sack or 1/3 sack?

Let's get this decided asap and I'll email bmason with the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,689
Posted By Mike_A
Every time I've used WY3944 I get an extremely...

Every time I've used WY3944 I get an extremely vigorous fermentation with a MASSIVE kreuzen - at least 6" thick. I don't think the swirling would help much, personally, because this yeast is already...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-15-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Mike_A
I would suggest agitate the yeast cake in the S04...

I would suggest agitate the yeast cake in the S04 batch by swirling or very gentle stirring with a sanitized spoon. Be careful not to aerate the beer. Give it about 3 days and if the gravity hasn't...
Forum: Group Buys 07-15-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,019
Posted By Mike_A
I would be down for a full sack of CMC white...

I would be down for a full sack of CMC white wheat.

Demon, I need to check the prices but there's a good chance I'd take some of the Crystal 60L or Crystal II. I'd be willing to take up to half a...
Forum: Group Buys 07-06-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,019
Posted By Mike_A
I'd be in for another round. Not sure what I need...

I'd be in for another round. Not sure what I need just yet but I figure about 2 sacks and probably split a sack or two of specialties if possible.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-06-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By Mike_A
Hahaha... Thanks for the feedback Revvy. Going to...

Hahaha... Thanks for the feedback Revvy. Going to not oxygenate again, still have high hopes that I'll get a quick & complete fermentation.

Smartasses abound on the intarwebz... It's sure as hell...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-05-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By Mike_A
When is it too late to oxygenate?

Got my hands on a William's oxygenation kit with wand a little while back, and last weekend I brewed a belgian strong dark which the OG came out to 1.101. I oxygenated the 5gal batch with pure...
Forum: General Techniques 07-04-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,394
Posted By Mike_A
Subscribed. Would love to know how it turns...

Subscribed. Would love to know how it turns out...

It would be hilarious if this somehow turned out the best beer you've made, good luck recreating it!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By Mike_A
+1 for hydrometer readings. That's a very...

+1 for hydrometer readings. That's a very crucial tool for homebrewers, as that's the only true way to know if your beer is fermenting (whether starting or finished). There's a multitude of flaws...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Mike_A
I live on a relatively busy intersection, and I...

I live on a relatively busy intersection, and I take every chance I get to brew on my driveway with my whole rig in plain view. I also live less than half a mile from the nearest police and fire...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-20-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,362
Posted By Mike_A
Lot of good troubleshooting recommendations here....

Lot of good troubleshooting recommendations here. A buttery taste is usually diacetyl, lots of causes for that - infection, underpitching, overoxygenation, pitched too hot. Not saying that's what the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-07-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Mike_A
Your beer will be fine, just go to bed and when...

Your beer will be fine, just go to bed and when you wake up chances are those yeasties will be working harder than you could imagine.

And please, search "RDWHAHB" on these forums and live by it. ...
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