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    Use for Second Runnings and Spent Grain?

    My wife makes some pretty darn good cookies and I'm sure the dog biscuits that she makes are good too, but I haven't tried them. Dog seems to approve! Anyone use spent grain to hunt over? Seems I could use it for deer? I can imagine it would go something like this: "Oh, what is that sweet...
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    Fast Ferment Issue

    For what it's wort(h), I've found that gravity wins every time... There have been times i thought that thing was clogged, but I've alway been surprised that all that trub eventually finds its way into the ball. Patience and gravity .. It's SCIENCE! :fro:
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    No Chillers + Adjustments

    This is EXACTlY what I was wondering and exactly what I'll do.. I'll use my IC to get to 180 and call it good... Rack to cube, and use the hot water that I collected to clean up. PERFECT.
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    No Chillers + Adjustments

    Let's say its 68F. How would I calculate to 85F wort? I'd like to use the value in Beersmith. Beersmith says: Using this same feature you can now get an accurate estimate for “no chill” brewing. You mark the box to estimate boil hop utility in the whirlpool to carry forward remaining...
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    No Chillers + Adjustments

    Hi, I am going to experiment with the No Chill method soon. I have heard to move the hop additions out 20 minutes for each addition, but I'm wondering what other no-chill brewers do in the hop schedule. Also I see Beersmith has a setting in the equipment profile called "steep hop...
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    How much water to get to 68 degrees?

    okay after more research, I'm feeling better about this problem. Here is my solution. I think I'll go with a plate chiller... I'm curious to know which or how many plates one might need once you understand the process I envision... 1 . use a small sump or pond pump to move water in an ice bath...
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    How much water to get to 68 degrees?

    I wonder if I would have better luck with a plate chilling system?
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    How much water to get to 68 degrees?

    oh good greif.. I'm in for a challenge I can see.
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    How much water to get to 68 degrees?

    Hi everyone, I'm going to be soon faced with a dilemma where I brew.. We are moving and the only brew-space I could use lacks drains and a water source.. That means I need to bring water in and dispose of it somehow.. Anyway, I'm wondering how many gallons of water it takes to bring wort...
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    FastFerment conical fermenter??????

    your FF Conical has more headspace than most fermenters and this is why you aren't seeing the activity. You also can't see through it, but I imagine you have krausen.. I can assure you though, if you brewed everything perfectly, you're going to have beer in the end! There is no reason for...
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    Brewometer kickstarter thoughts - digital bluetooth hydrometer

    Hey everyone, I got mine today and I'm floating it in water now. I created a google site to publish my data. Here is the link. Check it out: https://sites.google.com/site/alsorangebrewometer/ first thoughts... I have multiple android devices around so I can see the value of using an old...
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    Brewometer kickstarter thoughts - digital bluetooth hydrometer

    For those who have received their, how long did it take to deliver or when did you get a notification to when it might ship? I will publish the spreadsheet to google sites to share the real-time reporting on my next beer! By the way, anyone pushing data to the clould, please publish your...
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    Brewometer kickstarter thoughts - digital bluetooth hydrometer

    "What does this mean!? It's bright and vivid!" https://youtu.be/OQSNhk5ICTI?t=1m8s I decided I couldn't wait for an API to be released, so I dug into it with a bluetooth dongle on a pi and found the pertinent points if anyone is interested. I used hcitool lescan to find the...
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    Hops sealed not in 'fridge.. How long will they last?

    I found some Centennial dated 2008.... not sure if any of these are any good... hmm
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    Hops sealed not in 'fridge.. How long will they last?

    A friend gave to me a bag of a variety of hops. He had them sealed in air-tight baggies, and were kept frozen.. I kept them in a keezer until I needed to make room and then I realized that I didn't return them to the keezer.. Well, most of the winter they were in the garage and I just...
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