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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-27-2012, 12:24 AM
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Posted By stiz85
Enjoy? Ummmm....I definitely enjoy the body and...

Enjoy? Ummmm....I definitely enjoy the body and taste of the beer it provides when working with greater than 30-40% unmalted wheat. The mash is a lot easier to manage and the sparge process is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-08-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By stiz85
Yep, although lately I've been doing 75-90 minute...

Yep, although lately I've been doing 75-90 minute mashes with the more traditional beers. I thought of increasing the time on this one as well. I don't think it's needed, especially considering all...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By stiz85
I've done this a few times since the post; it...

I've done this a few times since the post; it gets easier once you get the rhythm. I got low efficiency when i started too. My fix for that was making sure my batch sparge had enough heat/volume to...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-10-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 85,359
Posted By stiz85
Is that a wood burnt stamp, or did he do with...

Is that a wood burnt stamp, or did he do with that with a normal burning iron? Either way that's slick...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-08-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 85,359
Posted By stiz85
Nope, we just drilled holes in the cutout areas...

Nope, we just drilled holes in the cutout areas big enough for a jigsaw blade and then cut them out that way. We then used files and a lot of sandpaper to smooth out the edges...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-08-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 85,359
Posted By stiz85
Thanks! I like your design as well...is that...

Thanks! I like your design as well...is that about 23" in length? How is the cherry working in the mash tun? I haven't had a chance to try mine yet, but I'm interested to see how it ages...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By stiz85
Beersmith 2's boil-off tool says your sitting at...

Beersmith 2's boil-off tool says your sitting at about 1.063...that's as long as you corrected your hydrometer back to 60 deg F for that first reading...

hope that helps!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,918
Posted By stiz85
Pic

Was just cleaning out my digital camera today and found photo evidence of my Idiotic Event #1. If you look closely, you can see exactly where the flip-flop was destroyed...

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Forum: DIY Projects 01-07-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 85,359
Posted By stiz85
Inspiration...

Well guys, you have inspired me. I just finished this mash paddle that my dad, brother and I started over Christmas. Made from a 36" 4/4 scrap board of birch... Good times!...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By stiz85
Where are you getting the RO water from?

Are your ROing your water yourself or buying it from the store? (EDIT: Just read your post...must...type...faster...!)

I know other people have talked about this in other threads, but after...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-01-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By stiz85
How goes it?

How is the LHBS going so far? I'm considering doing the same thing some day (in a state far away)...I figured I'd use the next couple of years to build a business plan and gauge the feasibility. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-15-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By stiz85
Rubbermaid

I use the converted rubbermaind 10-gal cooler highlighted here. (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/cheap-easy-10-gallon-rubbermaid-mlt-conversion-23008/) It cost me about $72 in materials to build,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-12-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,918
Posted By stiz85
I've had that one happen before too....stupid...

I've had that one happen before too....stupid thermodynamics!:mad:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,918
Posted By stiz85
Brilliant...

That is a great idea, I'll do that for sure next time. Any special valve you use, or just a general one from Lowe's?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,918
Posted By stiz85
I'm dumb, therefore I'm soaked...

After completing another all-grain yesterday (Belgian Wit) I was thinking back on my brewing experiences to date. It occured to me that most of the mistakes I've made in brewing were a result of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By stiz85
I use the rubbermaid 10 gal cooler and have had...

I use the rubbermaid 10 gal cooler and have had pretty good success with dough in lately, but where I could see issues arising is if you don't preheat the mash tun and if the grain is not the temp I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-10-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By stiz85
Braid collapse?

My thought is that your SS braid may have collapsed in the mash. I think this can happen after awhile if you don't have anything supporting it. I just took a piece of vinyl tubing, notched it with...
Forum: Company Reviews 08-27-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,685
Views: 192,077
Posted By stiz85
Awesome!

I just received my Brewmaster's Warehouse shipment in less than 29 hours! (using the $6.99 special) I even asked for the grains to be crushed and separated, and all was done perfectly. Thanks a...
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 08-21-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By stiz85
Cool! I grew up there as well, over on the west...

Cool! I grew up there as well, over on the west side (I went to Madison Memorial High). I've been away for awhile (USAF), but we make it back to see family quite often and we're looking forward to...
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 08-20-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By stiz85
I'll check it out...

I'll be out there at the end of September visiting my brother, so I'll stop by for sure. How are things going so far?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By stiz85
Cereal Mash Attempt

Long time listener, first time poster...thanks for all the 2d & 3d order help to this point!

Anywho...

I am planning my first cereal mash for a Belgian Wit recipe and I was wondering if anyone...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-08-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By stiz85
I don't think anyone mentioned stool pigeons yet,...

I don't think anyone mentioned stool pigeons yet, but it has a pretty decent selection of beers. Kind of like Old Chicago's and a little touristy, but they had some good brews...

Stool Pigeons ...
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