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    Announcing the release of 'Mash Made Easy' version 10.60

    I just downloaded the new version. Something seemed different on the drop down for grain inputs. It did not give me options for common inputs like roasted or base malts.
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    What do you do with your spent grains?

    I compost them. I bought a 15 page paper shredder on Craigslist and I shred cardboard boxes that mix with the grains. It makes great compost and I dispose all of my grain and cardboard this way. If you mix daily it can be usable compost very quickly. It takes a lot of cardboard scrap to make...
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    Glycol Chiller not Chillin

    Yeah, I did do that. Actually I had a very successful crash to 36F. I went to 40, switched the lines and then pushed it to 36 for 24 hours. I dumped yeast this morning. After the dump, I had a bright idea to see if I could get it lower, and set the TC to 34. This is where it stopped...
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    Glycol Chiller not Chillin

    Howdy, This morning I tried to push my fermenter further down after a cold crash (TC @ 34 - Chiller - 28) there seems to be a halt in the chilling action. I would have to assume there is ice build up on the Spike Coils. My beers temp is reading 44f at this time (from 36 this morning) and...
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    Make IPA Clear Again

    I wish they'd make Barely Wine Clear Again...
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    Washington Calling all Vancouverites

    Local Homebrew Comp. Bros Cascadia is doing a Homebrewers Comp with Bader Brewing Supply. Drop off date is Dec. 10 at either location Be there, or be square.... How many Vancouver folks do we have on here anyways?
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    Is this mold?...I think it's mold :(

    I would say that is not mold. Most likely pellicle related... Your process sounds good, and there isnt any surface floaties (like fruit) that would get me more worried.
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    ~50gal Bottom-draining Mash Tun with Manway?

    Stout has an 80 gallon, 2 BBL. Out of your specs, but looks pretty sweet
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    Hop rocket anyone ever use pellet hops

    I reckon a cone / pellet combo would get ya some better results as far as flow and filtering. Pellets are much easier to deal with in the kettle, I can't imagine a device making it easier to separate then a standard whirlpool collection. Cones are a different ballgame, and a proven to be a...
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    Mecca Grade Estate Malts

    I go 16% in my favorite Saison recipe. I like to use low amounts in my more Trappist style beers too.
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    Yes, this is another thread about selling beer... but on a tiny scale.

    I've done donations with beer attached as a gift. I'm not sure if its 100% legal or not. It's for a good cause I am am not profiting on it, so it works for me. I have used online donation sites, and have a friend deal with all that. It's a good way to get people excited to donate to a good...
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    Orange juice to lower mash PH?

    I would go with the Sauergut Starter. It should be pretty easy for you to whip up 2 liters of Sour Wort and use that for an acid addition. I would even suggest that this could be nicer then the other options you do not have available to you now anyways.
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    Support Hops in an IPA

    Crystal and Centennial has always been my go to for that. Crystal goes really good in IPAs for me.
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    Boil kettle condenser - no overhead ventilation needed

    I do, that was my original plan. I just really liked the idea of something smaller like the pump used on my HVAC. I'll do some research on different pumps. Really I just want to avoid adding a holding tank for the waste water to be pumped out of.