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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-05-2014, 03:10 AM
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Posted By Grossy
In.

In.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2014, 03:44 AM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By Grossy
There was no issue with using the yeast from the...

There was no issue with using the yeast from the bottom of the keg.

The beer came out great.

If I were to do it again I would skip building the yeast up in stages. My second stage blew out of...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-16-2014, 12:13 AM
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Views: 43,529
Posted By Grossy
Count me in

Count me in
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-12-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Grossy
I bought my original brew kit from a guy on...

I bought my original brew kit from a guy on Craig's list, it came with one glass carboy and one bucket.

I used the glass carboy one time, after racking off my finished beer, the whole glass...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-09-2014, 02:03 AM
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Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-08-2014, 06:29 PM
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Views: 2,394
Posted By Grossy
The outside of the keezer is about 90% done. The...

The outside of the keezer is about 90% done. The top "lid" is going to get another layer of oak planks across it, which will surround and hold in place the drip tray.

The back of the "Tower",...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-08-2014, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Grossy
LOL, your are not first to ask that question. ...

LOL, your are not first to ask that question.

I posted this build at: $12 dollar wood brew stand (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/12-dollar-wood-brew-stand-417961/)


They are steel beams I...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-08-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By Grossy
From personal experience I would not recommend...

From personal experience I would not recommend that burner for home use. There is nothing wrong with the burner, your home most likely does not have the gas pressure to run it correctly. It will run...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,861
Posted By Grossy
But there are people on this forum with $1000.00...

But there are people on this forum with $1000.00 conical fermentors. Buy another kettle.

Brew pots sell for about $75 for every 5 gallons.

The 30 Gallon kettles I purchased were $450 dollars...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,861
Posted By Grossy
When I started brewing, I was instructed by...

When I started brewing, I was instructed by several books:

"Just pour the whole contents of the boil kettle into your fermentor."
I have been thinking (and recently worrying) about this since I...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-01-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Grossy
One of the suggestions above was to cover it in...

One of the suggestions above was to cover it in paneling, make sure you leave an air space all around your keezer for the waste heat to escape. About 2".
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,982
Posted By Grossy
I dont know. This time of year in Arizona,...

I dont know.

This time of year in Arizona, if you walk outside the first thing that will happen is your beer will immediatly evaporate in a puff of steam, the next thing that happens is immediate...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-31-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Grossy
You cannot really "convert" to natural gas. It...

You cannot really "convert" to natural gas. It will be alot easier and cheaper in the long run, to go out and buy a natural gas burner, valve, fittings and a natural gas flexible hose with disconnect...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By Grossy
I had this sweet Belgian Blond once, I swear that...

I had this sweet Belgian Blond once, I swear that Blond looked old enough to me!!! :ban:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,400
Posted By Grossy
A lot of people chill their wort in various ways...

A lot of people chill their wort in various ways and dump the whole contents right in to their fermentors.

The reason I learned for chilling the wort comes from John Palmer's book "How to Brew"
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,400
Posted By Grossy
Oh come on, I gave you pass on the spelling. But...

Oh come on, I gave you pass on the spelling. But when I read the BBBF comic reply to it I could not stop laughing.

I think his post was just good fun.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,484
Posted By Grossy
When it comes to home brew, there are only a few...

When it comes to home brew, there are only a few opinions that count.

Your's
Your wife's
Your friend's

In other words the people that drink your beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,723
Posted By Grossy
Lagers. To me they all taste like some version...

Lagers.
To me they all taste like some version of Budweiser.
(Sam Adams Boston Lager gets a pass)

Fruit Beer.
They all taste like beer with a drop of perfume in them.

Experimental beers....
Forum: DIY Projects 05-26-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By Grossy
Yes I installed the old sink, my father found it...

Yes I installed the old sink, my father found it at a garage sale for $20.00. The garage had a sewer connection at the location that you see the old sink.

There is 12" of fall from from where the...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By Grossy
Absolutely, Just say say "Friend", after that the...

Absolutely, Just say say "Friend", after that the beer is free.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-25-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By Grossy
The kettles arrive, had to go down to the freight...

The kettles arrive, had to go down to the freight company and pick these up at their dock:

4x - 30 gallon kettles, all with tri-clamp fittings.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-25-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By Grossy
Before any work could be done I had to tackle the...

Before any work could be done I had to tackle the floor. This required removing everything from the garage floor.

I decided to go with a 100% solids epoxy floor covering, which requires that you...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-25-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By Grossy
I’m basically a lazy person trapped inside a...

I’m basically a lazy person trapped inside a procrastinator’s body.

I love brewing but hate the more mundane tasks, like cleaning, sanitizing, chilling the wort, ect… So the enjoyment of...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-25-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By Grossy
Here are the floor plans and front view of the...

Here are the floor plans and front view of the brew station.

The kettles and burners area will be lined with red brick.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-25-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By Grossy
Grossy's Garage Brew Pub Build

Well this is it, my garage to Home Brew Pup make over. The Northfarthing Brewery is under construction. I have been preparing for this for over three years now. Below I will be posting photos and...
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