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  1. DharkMeadBrewer

    What beer do you still buy?

    guiness and the generic looking honey brown they sell around here
  2. DharkMeadBrewer

    DIY Grain Mill. I was excited until....

    you can also get sulfuric acid in the plumbing supply of practically any store, I know my local kmart carries it.
  3. DharkMeadBrewer

    malt testing

    so after a bit of research at the local library (and looking at a study done to detmine if malting barley could be grown in maine) I found this method for determining protien content in grain Kjeldahl method which is just what I'm looking for!
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    malt testing

    So recently I have considered producing my own malt, But I want to test the malt I make to make sure it's suitable. I know I could just brew with it and see what happens but I'd really rather not swing that way. so the tests I think I've figured out is % water- place grain in a vacuum...
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    porkert universal mill

    So in my local surplus and salvage chain (mardens) I came across a Porkert Universal Mill. I purchased it for $20, my question is does anyone else use a Porkert Mill? How have they modified it to make it more suitable for grinding malt, if they modified it at all. hares a link to my mill...
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    Porkert Universal mill

    damn wrong forum sorry ment to post it in diy
  7. DharkMeadBrewer

    Porkert Universal mill

    So in my local surplus and salvage chain (mardens) I came across a Porkert Universal Mill. I purchased it for $20, my question is does anyone else use a Porkert Mill? How have they modified it to make it more suitable for grinding malt, if they modified it at all. hares a link to my mill. it...
  8. DharkMeadBrewer

    Unmalted barley

    thanks guy, will do
  9. DharkMeadBrewer

    Unmalted barley

    For the few, the proud, the maltsters we have on this forum; where do you get your unmalted barley? I found a seed source where I can get the stuff for $29 per 50lbs, and its within driving distance. anyone know of a better place to get the stuff? I live in maine so there aren't alot of...
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    CO2 capture: track fermentation?

    bah, with the standard 3 piece plastic airlock you could modify it with a trip switch so each time the piece in the middle comes down it would get counted. You'd just have to make sure you have a suitable amount of water in the air lock, not too much and not too little. when You have this...
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    1.5 gallon glass carboy

    maybe a cheap 6 liter wine bottle?
  12. DharkMeadBrewer

    1.5 gallon glass carboy

    I've heard of them on different forums before, or different brewing sites, I can get a 1.5 gallon bucket or a 1.3 gallon glass carboy (its called something different) theya must be out there:(
  13. DharkMeadBrewer

    1.5 gallon glass carboy

    does anyone know where I can find a 1.5 gallon glass carboy
  14. DharkMeadBrewer

    where do you guys get your copper

    Just started thinking about building my all grain system, and started to price out copper. the stuff is crazy expensive! does anyone know of a good place on line to get your copper?
  15. DharkMeadBrewer

    1 gallon keg

    So investigating this mini keg system, seems nifty and people say you can use the kegs up to 10 times if you take care of them. the problem, I guess, is that the liner wears out. anyone know f a place that makes stainless steel food grade ones. I'd probably start out with the ones with liners...
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