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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,994
Posted By squiggy
I have a 60qt ice cube. I mounted a hot water...

I have a 60qt ice cube. I mounted a hot water heater element in the side of it. I plug it into a ranco, I plug the ranco into a timer. I fill my mash tun with strike water the night before I brew. An...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,070
Posted By squiggy
well, I am pretty sure the oak flavor would go...

well, I am pretty sure the oak flavor would go away with use. I could get some of this:
http://www.soundspecialtycoatings.com/brewcoat-info.htm
I am not ok with dark malt flavor carry over- the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,070
Posted By squiggy
A wooden oak barrel mashtun?

A wooden mash tun? Sure, wood was used historically. It insulates well. I am thinking a used 30 gallon whiskey barrel from a local distillery. (no charring)After a few uses the oak flavors and...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By squiggy
automated burner ignition

I would like to hook my HLT up to a Ranco and have it control the temp. I can source the Ranco and the thermo-well with heat shield for the cord through more beer. I need the components for the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-20-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By squiggy
molasses flavor in beer

I was recently in Eastern Europe (Czech Republic and Hungary). I had 2 very tasty black lager biers; Eggenberg and Dreher. Both beers had very nice molasses aroma and flavor. I believe these are all...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-05-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,692
Posted By squiggy
HL is hectoliters. "that thing" is no longer in...

HL is hectoliters. "that thing" is no longer in use. That is the old 40bbl kettle from Kloster brau Bamberg. They now use a 20HL Steam fired kettle. They are no longer doing decoction brewing at this...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-04-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,692
Posted By squiggy
I welded the paddles, motor mount and some other...

I welded the paddles, motor mount and some other stuff. The part that goes across the top of the keg was welded by my father, the cup under the bearings was welded by my buddy (it is tricky to weld...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-04-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,692
Posted By squiggy
ATTN Kaiser, my Decoction mash mixer....

Back in March and April I spent some time in Germany and the Czech Republic. I toured a few breweries and drank a lot of beer. When I got home I decided to modify my home-brew mash mixer for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By squiggy
We are looking for cheap hotels and hostels. I...

We are looking for cheap hotels and hostels. I would like a private bedroom but would have no problem sharing a bathroom or shower.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By squiggy
:mug::mug:

:mug::mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-10-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By squiggy
Beer Travel

I am planning a 3 week trip to Europe with my girlfriend. We have been to Germany for 10 days once before. We went to Munich, Köln and Dusseldf. This trip we will be going to Germany, Austria and the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By squiggy
beer starts to freeze @ 29f

beer starts to freeze @ 29f
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,079
Posted By squiggy
I used to use a keg and switched to a cooler. the...

I used to use a keg and switched to a cooler. the keg just lost too much heat, it did not matter how hard I tried to insulate it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-10-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By squiggy
and now for my 2 cents. use CaCl2 to bring your...

and now for my 2 cents. use CaCl2 to bring your mash pH down. I really like this sheet from palmer's sight.
http://www.howtobrew.com/images/f83.pdf
I have read nothing but good things about having...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By squiggy
I am not worried about effieincy that is just...

I am not worried about effieincy that is just what I get so that is how I write my recipes.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By squiggy
when dealing with beer it has to be about 95%...

when dealing with beer it has to be about 95% organic to be USDA certified organic. since hop hops make up such a small percent of the beer you can get away with them not being organic. since yeast...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By squiggy
Organic Malt Liquor

want to brew an organic malt liquor (don't ask). here is wat I am thinking.
12.6 Gal batch 90% efficiency, 1.066 OG want the FG to be between 1.004-1.010.
Grain bill
20.6# of organic 2-row pale...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-04-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,774
Posted By squiggy
I like my square cooler

I use a square cooler the size and shape work well for me (60 qt ice cube) I have played with batch sparging but am a fly sparger. I use a SS braid manafold. here are some pics...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-28-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By squiggy
if doing a decoction what temps will you rest at...

if doing a decoction what temps will you rest at and for how long? would you do a 122 protien rest or a 133? what about sach?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-11-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,091
Posted By squiggy
well, I really liked mine, it has won no awords...

well, I really liked mine, it has won no awords but it did go across the palate of a GABF judge, friend of mine and she liked it. I work in a craft brewery and still find time to home brew on the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By squiggy
what BJCP category for an IRA?

I made an imperial red ale. I am going to enter it in the heart of the valley homebrew comp. in Eugene Oregon. I am not sure what BJCP category to enter it in. here is the recipe for 12.6 Gal.
Grain...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-26-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,916
Posted By squiggy
wow. hold on there. I know that cara-pils is...

wow. hold on there. I know that cara-pils is called dextrin malt, but don't go thinking that dextrins are all your extracting from it. it is of very low modification allso and contains alot of the...
Forum: General Techniques 04-07-2008, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By squiggy
+2 yooper...

+2 yooper...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-02-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By squiggy
help me!! where can I find a...

I am looking for an igloo ice cube 60 qt with no flipp'n weels to use for fly sparging. one like this
http://www.igloocoolers.com/products/FullSize/IceCube/124/
when I try to buy one from igloo...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-22-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By squiggy
thanks WBC I think you are right on. I brewed a...

thanks WBC I think you are right on. I brewed a red ale that turned out pretty decent. I did the chart in how to brew and I think I am back on the right track to brewing good beer again.
At the same...
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