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Old 04-13-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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This thing looks very nice. Haven't had a chance to grind anything yet, but it sure looks like it'll do the jarb.



My question is this: it comes pre-adjusted, according to the directions, with a roller gap of .039". How does this sound? Anyone else using the BC? Is the factory setting satisfactory?

Oh, and here's some more eye candy...



The Special Bitter has had the weirdest fermentation. That WLP005 slurry just never did much, at least visually...but I'll be damned if, even now, I'm still getting bubbles every 5 secs or so through the blowoff tube. I think it'll finish fine. That 005 is weird stuff.

I can't wait to try out that Gleneagles Maris Otter...
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•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:46 PM   #2
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I'm waiting on my new mill to arrive myself. Did you hook up a power drill to that beotch yet?

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:48 PM   #3
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Not yet. Just got it last night.
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.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:10 PM   #4
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Looks great. Did you get the larger hopper or is that the standard size?

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:18 PM   #5
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That's the standard 7lb hopper. Couldn't justify the extra money. I'm rarely doing more than 12 lbs of grain anyway, so 7lb capacity means just one stop in the middle to refill it.
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.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:23 PM   #6
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I would try it at factory settings first and see how it does. I moved my rollers to .035 to try to get a few more points out of the grain. It drains with no problems.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:06 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Looks great. Did you get the larger hopper or is that the standard size?
Here's the 15 lb. size.



SWMBO got it for me for Christmas, so I asked for the 15# hopper.

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:08 PM   #8
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I love this pic. Someday, when I get the BrewHut built, I will have counter space like this.

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:40 PM   #9
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Thanks Ed. That is a much bigger hopper. SWMBO got you a nice gift!


I have an aluminum brake. I think making a collar attachment out of some galvanized duct material would be a neat little project. I need to pull the triger on the BC!!!

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:42 PM   #10
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I'm waiting on my new mill to arrive myself. Did you hook up a power drill to that beotch yet?

He got the cheaper version, he's still waiting for the oxen to arrive in the mail.

 
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