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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-06-2009, 11:16 PM
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Posted By left field brewer
Each different brand of sugar will affect the...

Each different brand of sugar will affect the color differently. Some palm sugars are dark amber and others can be a light beige. The flavor of each will be different, and some have more sodium than...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-06-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,621
Posted By left field brewer
Jaggery and other sugars can usually be readily...

Jaggery and other sugars can usually be readily found at international markets such as asian or middle eastern stores. The "Oriental Mart" by me has all types as it has food ingredients from several...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-26-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By left field brewer
Do the redworms live underwater, or did I...

Do the redworms live underwater, or did I misunderstand the placement of your DIY biofilter? How many did you use in your system? My vermicomposter is only in its infancy, but is coming along. Any...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-30-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,026
Posted By left field brewer
I have only grown hops for a couple years, but...

I have only grown hops for a couple years, but believe there is no reason to remove the tips to promote bushiness. Once you remove the tips the bine will produce side arms that are possibly a little...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-25-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By left field brewer
I wouldn't say that. They can smell VERY similar...

I wouldn't say that. They can smell VERY similar depending on quality and variety of each. Nice and spicy/herbal or citruslike and fruity. I definately know the difference, but also see/smell the...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-24-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By left field brewer
cable diameter?

I am looking into getting some cable for trellis and wonder what diameter is necessary?

I have a row of 5-16' 4"x4"s sunk 3' into the ground and stabilized by concrete. I plan on eventually...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-26-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By left field brewer
I haven't actually seen it, but it is aluminum...

I haven't actually seen it, but it is aluminum 15.5 and fat in the middle and skinnier on the ends. Not sure if it meant to be on side like a cask or what. Wondering how it would sit on a burner....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-26-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By left field brewer
Schlitz barrel-buy or not?

Someone from craigslist contacted me and says they have a Jos Schlitz aluminum 15.5 barrel with bung in the side. Should I make an offer? Was thinking about turning into HLT possibly. What should I...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-21-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By left field brewer
Thanks for the support and pity after my lengthy...

Thanks for the support and pity after my lengthy rant.I apologize. I'm not totally out of brew, I still got a few kegs about half to two thirds full and a full carboy in the fridge, but......I want...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By left field brewer
Crap Economy/New Builds

Unemployment is up and economy sucks yet every time I come to this forum, someone has new mad new shiny expensive gear thats all f'n automated.

Sure.....I'll just drop a couple grand that I got...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-12-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By left field brewer
They're just real thin 304 18/0 SS made by...

They're just real thin 304 18/0 SS made by Proctor Silex. I know that the welding on my keg-mlt will be no problem, but these pots are much thinner. I just wanted to weld for strength and cause I was...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-12-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By left field brewer
Thanks for the replies. I do think it is a damn...

Thanks for the replies. I do think it is a damn thin pot, but I thought a skilled welder would know how to approach it. Unfortunately, he fd up the one and the weld leaks before deciding not to try...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By left field brewer
What to do with kettles now?

I have two 30qt pots that I dropped off at the welder a couple days ago. I got a call today telling me that they're to thin to weld in couplers(he tried one and it slipped/leaked?) so I'm not sure...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-22-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By left field brewer
Thanks again, Bobby.

Thanks again, Bobby.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-22-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By left field brewer
Type of copper for counterflow

I was going to put together a counter flow and was looking at coppertubingsales.com and they have three types. Is everyone getting the cheaper tubing? I am looking at 1/2"ID-5/8"OD. Was going to use...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2009, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By left field brewer
I am looking into some tubing as well. I was...

I am looking into some tubing as well. I was wondering why silicone vs. teflon(tygon) or norprene. I thought that silicone can get gummy inside after repeated hot exposure, but I just want something...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By left field brewer
Nipples or Couplings?

I am about to take some gear to a welder for fittings for a couple of 30qt pots which I use as HLT and BK. I am also currently working on converting a 50l tall keg to a MLT and was wondering what the...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-19-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By left field brewer
Thanks for the input. I can see not welding...

Thanks for the input. I can see not welding because it may not work exactly as planned but if crap got under it I could rinse it out the bottom drain.Prob will end up having screws tack welded in...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-18-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By left field brewer
FB-Perforated stainless sheet(hole size?)

I'm looking into purchasing some perforated st. sheet for making a false bottom. I am using a keg with bottom drain(no direct heat) and will plan on recirc through exchanger in HLT to maintain temps....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-17-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By left field brewer
Inert High Temp Tubing

I am looking into getting a pump for transfer. While I think eventually I would like a hard plumbed system, for now(time constraints), I am thinking tubing and quick disconnects. Eventually I'd like...
Forum: Soda Making 10-15-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,922
Posted By left field brewer
A friend in the local brew club had a great...

A friend in the local brew club had a great recipe that he brought last meeting. It contained lemon and lime juice as well as a little zest. You could play around a bit with citric acid/ascorbic...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,118
Posted By left field brewer
Does it have a nasty aroma? That will not go away...

Does it have a nasty aroma? That will not go away with boiling. Not sure if I had same infection but I once mashed, then sparged but circumstances prevented me from boiling till next night. White...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,073
Posted By left field brewer
I was planning on starting with one side with the...

I was planning on starting with one side with the six varieties I have(well spaced), then as they are able to be divided move corresponding varieties to the opposite side and trying to eventually...
Forum: General Techniques 07-28-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By left field brewer
First Wort Hopping-90 min boil utilization

Does anyone have any idea if you would get more IBUs than the software(Beersmith) calculates as I assume it is based on a 60 min boil? If so, any guesses as to how much? Wondering if I use pils malt...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-28-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,073
Posted By left field brewer
What type of wire/cable would be best and what...

What type of wire/cable would be best and what gauge? How deep for guy stakes? Thanks.
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