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Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,413
Posted By roylee
One of my favorites is a solar water heater... ...

One of my favorites is a solar water heater... My brew room is in what was once the milking parlor of a small barn. From the water hydrant I ran a 100 ft of 1/2 inch tubing, coiling it on the south...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,264
Posted By roylee
Some of you might enjoy reading the USDA...

Some of you might enjoy reading the USDA handbooik that sets standards for the amount of rodent extretions, maggots, larvae and miscalleneous insect parts acceptable in grain to be used for bread,...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 12-06-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 49,318
Posted By roylee
I deserve to win because I'm following the rules...

I deserve to win because I'm following the rules and entering with one sentence while many contestants used multiple sentences and a picture is not a sentence although if I were a judge I couldn't...
Forum: General Techniques 10-12-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 233,662
Posted By roylee
I left wort in a winpak for 3 weeks one time. ...

I left wort in a winpak for 3 weeks one time. Beer was fine, but the scum line around the top was hard, dry, and tough to get out. I have a dental mirror to check that part of the interior that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-16-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,402
Posted By roylee
Omaha has 2 homebrew supply stores, oddly enough...

Omaha has 2 homebrew supply stores, oddly enough located only a few yards apart. The fermenter's supply place referred to, with Frank the ass as prop, is not a place I'd recommend. Not only does...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-02-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By roylee
I understand dry yeast isn't that expensive......

I understand dry yeast isn't that expensive... just wanted to harvest and reuse the lower priced a few times before trying it with the $8 liquid. (Although $1.50 is cheaper than I can buy Nottingham....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-01-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By roylee
re-used dry yeast question

I generally use dry yeast (mostly Nottingham) and when the timing is right pitch onto the yeast cake. Of late I've been harvesting, referigerating in pint jars, making a wort starter, etc. My...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By roylee
Thunder...to be fair the HB store near here has...

Thunder...to be fair the HB store near here has used a BC for years, and there are people on this forum that have run more grain through their BC than I have and swear by them. I'm still hoping to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By roylee
I should add that shortly after posting here...

I should add that shortly after posting here yesterday my earlier email to BC was answered. Probably a coincidence as the reply appears to be the same form others have referred to, giving the list...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By roylee
I started this one and it wasn't a beef or a rant...

I started this one and it wasn't a beef or a rant in any way.... Just a problem that I was wondering if anyone had found a solution to. Steel brush, rotating the floating roller, cleaning, oiling,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By roylee
Calling them would be good if they posted a phone...

Calling them would be good if they posted a phone number. Their home page contact info lists only email.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By roylee
Barley Crusher followup

A year or so ago I saw some posts from those having Barley Crusher problems--specifically grain hanging above the rollers rather than being drawn through. Now, after about 500 lbs, mine is doing the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By roylee
Thanks... it would have been convenient as the...

Thanks... it would have been convenient as the mill I like weighs 40 lbs, but will continue to use it outside.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By roylee
milling question

I've searched this thread and don't find a discussion on what I'm wondering about. Some years ago I read (I think Papazian) advice to never mill grain in the same room the boil and mash took place,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By roylee
I know a guy who swears that milling at high...

I know a guy who swears that milling at high speed raises the temp of grain and does damage (never mind that he's about to stir it into 175 degree water,etc. Yes, he also mills his own flour) I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-16-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By roylee
This opinion is to stir thoroughly then leave the...

This opinion is to stir thoroughly then leave the probe in one spot. I used to drive myself nuts trying to get an average... eventually it'll even out.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-09-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By roylee
I'd check. I've ordered from them 5 or 6 times...

I'd check. I've ordered from them 5 or 6 times and they've been prompt. We're at 98 degrees today and I'd hate to think of 5 lbs of hops laying in the back of a trailer for too many days.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By roylee
Sweesounds... sent you a pm, but apparently it...

Sweesounds... sent you a pm, but apparently it didn't go. Here's what we do-- I write a column for a local newspaper. Some time ago I did one on a brewery that was in this area from 1870 till the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-04-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By roylee
Don't know if you DM area guys would be...

Don't know if you DM area guys would be interested, but last year I hosted a homebrew tasting in early September. One of the attendees was a certified judge, another was Paul Kavulak (a pro and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-01-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By roylee
We make a red raspberry wine that I keg in a...

We make a red raspberry wine that I keg in a corny and force carb (on the low end of bubbly). works fine.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-05-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By roylee
hops question

A friend that quit homebrewing gave me his ingredients. The unmilled grain was in sealed containers in an unheated garage all winter and seems fine. The hops, though, I'm not sure of. Several one...
Forum: General Techniques 12-05-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By roylee
I routinely take my five minute and/or flameout...

I routinely take my five minute and/or flameout hops, put them in a freezer bag and use as FWH in a subsequent batch. Works fine for me.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-23-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,526
Posted By roylee
Get mine in the laundry detergent section of...

Get mine in the laundry detergent section of about any grocery store.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-19-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 21,584
Posted By roylee
Kappclark... A few weeks ago I bought ten...

Kappclark... A few weeks ago I bought ten nottinghams from the bad batch and, before learning of the recall, used a couple of them. Slow start, but once going worked ok and I followed up by dumping...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 21,584
Posted By roylee
Hope someone will let us know when they get their...

Hope someone will let us know when they get their replacement.... I sent in several packets nearly 3 weeks ago and nothing.
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