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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-20-2009, 12:29 AM
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Posted By mw20
Tried lots of new stuff today!

I brewed a 10 gallon batch of Edwort's Haus Pale ale today. Used my new pasta mill to crush(worked great). Used the brew in a bag method with direct fire to my mash. Had just added a weldless...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-19-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By mw20
Edwort's Haus pale ale grain substitue

I milled my grain today for a 10 gallon batch of Ed's pale ale that I'm brewing on sunday. I bought a bunch of different grains the other day but I forgot to get vienna malt. I milled munich in it's...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-19-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By mw20
I was using mine today to crush 21 lbs of malt...

I was using mine today to crush 21 lbs of malt and decided I had to rough the rollers up some more. When I was using the drill bit on it, the bit broke. The sharp, broken end of the bit roughed the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By mw20
Glad you got it fixed.

Glad you got it fixed.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By mw20
That's the set up I have, but I threaded a brass...

That's the set up I have, but I threaded a brass coupler to the internal threads of the bulkhead and then used the compression fitting to attach the dip tube. Sorry I can't get a pic right now. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By mw20
I've got teflon tape on all my connections on the...

I've got teflon tape on all my connections on the outside of the brewpot. My dip tube and elbow is soldered. I've got a compression fitting where the dip tube hooks up to the inside of my weldless...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By mw20
dmbnpj, did you get it to work?

dmbnpj, did you get it to work?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-15-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By mw20
I just tried mine out. I textured the rollers...

I just tried mine out. I textured the rollers with the drill bit method. It worked really well. I had a couple of grains that bounced around some before being pulled through, but I was really happy...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-15-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By mw20
the escali weighs in lbs/oz and kg/grams. I just...

the escali weighs in lbs/oz and kg/grams. I just did my first one gallon batch, trying out a new recipe, and it was great for weighing small amounts of hops. You can weigh up to 11 pounds or as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By mw20
I just made one for my keggle last weekend. It...

I just made one for my keggle last weekend. It sounds like you have a leak, maybe where your dip tube is connected to the inside of your valve. One other thing, when I tested mine, I put at least a...
Forum: General Techniques 04-14-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By mw20
There's a brewstrong podcast about repitching...

There's a brewstrong podcast about repitching yeast that has a lot of good info.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By mw20
Go to Mrmalty.com to read about pitching rates....

Go to Mrmalty.com to read about pitching rates. He recommends that you generally do a starter with liquid yeast strains to increase cell count and health. For dry yeast, a 10 or 11 gram pack is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-13-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,801
Posted By mw20
I had a dead mouse in my carboy a couple of years...

I had a dead mouse in my carboy a couple of years ago. Clean, bleach, rinse, no problems. The first batch after that did have me kind of nervous, but I'm still here and all the beer has been good....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-13-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By mw20
Congrats on the brew! Dark beers help hide off...

Congrats on the brew! Dark beers help hide off flavors but it sounds like your improvements to your system are helping with the quality of your brews. The factors that HOOTER mentioned make a huge...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 224,567
Posted By mw20
You guy's are brilliant! I can not afford a mill...

You guy's are brilliant! I can not afford a mill right now and I'm really stoked about this. I saw some knurled handles on some dumbells at a sporting goods store and was gonna try to make one out of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By mw20
At first I thought I didn't need to use mine. I...

At first I thought I didn't need to use mine. I just gave my beers plenty of time in primary. I've never had a bottle bomb or gusher. But when I learned what gravity readings were actually telling me...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-06-2009, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,241
Posted By mw20
I soldered everything yesterday. After the first...

I soldered everything yesterday. After the first joint I kinda got the hang of it. It isn't beautiful but everything works great.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,241
Posted By mw20
Thanks for all the help, I will solder everything...

Thanks for all the help, I will solder everything this weekend.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,241
Posted By mw20
I'm not actually going to be doing anything to...

I'm not actually going to be doing anything to the stainless, just need to solder the copper that will be immersed in the keggle. So basically, is the solder I have going to be food safe in a boiling...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,241
Posted By mw20
soldering question

I found an old thread that talked about using solder that was like 95% silver for use on a keggle. I want to solder a copper dip tube and immersion chiller. The solder I have is Oatley safe flo...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-05-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By mw20
I don't know how your yeast will handle it, but,...

I don't know how your yeast will handle it, but, yeah, your gonna have a strong drink. Apfelwein gets me wrecked and that with 2 pounds of sugar in 5 gallons.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-05-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By mw20
I love Us-05. I've used on all my batches lately...

I love Us-05. I've used on all my batches lately and have had great attenuation and great tasting, clean beers.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By mw20
Same thing here. I got behind on my brewing and...

Same thing here. I got behind on my brewing and have had to go without homebrew while my keg carbonates. Times are tight right now so instead of going and buying some craft brew, I got a bud light...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-26-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By mw20
There is a Brew Strong podcast with Jamil and...

There is a Brew Strong podcast with Jamil and John Palmer that deals with head retention. And I think there is a Sunday Session that deals with carbonation. Look on the Brewing Network site and check...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-26-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By mw20
Yeah man, that would be cool. PM me when your...

Yeah man, that would be cool. PM me when your gonna be around. If you're gonna be in Farmville, I can bring my boat and we could hit Briery Creek lake, freakin' huge bass!
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