Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > whats the strangest item you have seen and thought you could use it to brew?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-03-2013, 01:41 AM   #1
lawnboybrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 14
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default whats the strangest item you have seen and thought you could use it to brew?

Thoughts?


lawnboybrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 02:48 AM   #2
Bumbler
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Duluth MN
Posts: 249
Liked 21 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

O.K. I'll play. - A garage door opener. Used the motor and gears to slow down the RPM's of a pump used to pump through my plate chiller.


__________________
If there was more love in the world, there would probably be less dying.
Bumbler is offline
LabRatBrewer Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 07:38 AM   #3
elkshadow
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Posts: 424
Liked 114 Times on 75 Posts
Likes Given: 126

Default

I saw a 5 gallon carboy shaped like a pig one time in a thrift store. It's nose was the opening. Pretty cool but I passed on it.
__________________
elkshadow reserves the right to refer to himself in the third person.
elkshadow is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
924RACR
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Royal Oak, MI
Posts: 104
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

An aluminum car trailer. We turned it into our AG brew rig, thanks to a sawzall and a TIG welder...
924RACR is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 11:35 PM   #5
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,269
Liked 307 Times on 264 Posts
Likes Given: 338

Default

My cats use a litter that is just crushed wheat (works amazingly, btw). I'm fairly positive it could be used in any recipe that uses unmalted wheat but I think I'd have a hard time justifying it to the wife.
__________________
I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com
daksin is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #6
SynthesisError
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Oxford, MS
Posts: 36
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I want to try mashing a box of whole grain cheerios.
SynthesisError is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 12:06 AM   #7
LabRatBrewer
Lost in a Maze
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LabRatBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
Posts: 2,993
Liked 1002 Times on 701 Posts
Likes Given: 1539

Default

I am going to start a thread on it soon and post the pics, but I used a box of Betty Crooker cherry chip cake mix to make, "Marie Antoinette's Let them Drink Cake" Ale. Its frementing wildly now.
__________________
Board of Directors, California Homebrewers Association
albert@calhomebrewers.org
LabRatBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 12:13 AM   #8
SynthesisError
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Oxford, MS
Posts: 36
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LabRatBrewer View Post
I am going to start a thread on it soon and post the pics, but I used a box of Betty Crooker cherry chip cake mix to make, "Marie Antoinette's Let them Drink Cake" Ale. Its frementing wildly now.
That's a cool concept. I wonder if the cherry flavor will carry over well to the finished product?
SynthesisError is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 12:31 AM   #9
LabRatBrewer
Lost in a Maze
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LabRatBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
Posts: 2,993
Liked 1002 Times on 701 Posts
Likes Given: 1539

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SynthesisError View Post
That's a cool concept. I wonder if the cherry flavor will carry over well to the finished product?
House smelled like cake. I BIAB'ed/mashed some pils, then removed the bag and grains and then did a second mash with the mix. My plan was to pull the second bag and then add egg and oil and bake the cake with the "spent mix". But when I pulled the bag, it was empty. The mix completely dissolved. It added lots of gravity points to the wort, and smells great. I'm curious whether the nice smell will go away as it ferments. We'll see.
__________________
Board of Directors, California Homebrewers Association
albert@calhomebrewers.org

Reason: spelling
LabRatBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 03:10 AM   #10
Zubius
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: , NC
Posts: 82
Liked 16 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

My cat.. Toss it in the cooled wort for aeration.


Zubius is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whats the strangest thing you ever found in your beer? Makeyermark General Beer Discussion 44 11-10-2014 03:50 AM
What is your strangest brew day mishap? ilikeguns General Beer Discussion 7 01-20-2013 08:40 PM
John Palmer's "How to Brew"...item under review BigRock947 General Beer Discussion 17 10-19-2012 02:05 AM
Whats your strangest improvisation Jedsterr Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 05-29-2011 03:45 PM
I thought cider was supposed to be easy...whats going on here paddy711 Cider Forum 7 01-13-2011 08:38 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS