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  1. JMSetzler

    DIY vs Buying Commercial

    Greetings to the forum! I have been struggling with most of my DIY projects because I really stink at building things. If I put my mind to it, I can usually get it done but the workmanship is usually poor. I'm re-living this idea this afternoon as I'm trying to build a counterflow chiller...
  2. JMSetzler

    SS BrewTech Brew Bucket Conical Fermenter

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeXG4squGqg As I continue to upgrade some of my homebrewing equipment, I decided to pick up this stainless steel "Brew Bucket" conical fermenter from Ss Brewing Technologies. I have fermented beers in plastic buckets as well as plastic and glass carboys...
  3. JMSetzler

    Smoked Chili

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Noxp3liUaLQ Aside from homebrewing and working as an X-ray tech, I produce cooking videos for Kamado Joe Grills out of Atlanta. This is my most recent video and here's the recipe: Kamado Joe Smoked Chili Recipe Ingredients: 2 to 2 1/2 pounds cubed...
  4. JMSetzler

    Questions: Getting Started in Lagers

    ently Greetings to the forum... After 124 ale brews over the last 20 years, I'm just about ready to start trying lagers. I have upgraded my home brewery recently and part of that upgrade is a chest freezer with a Johnson temperature controller to use as a fermentation chamber. I have a...
  5. JMSetzler

    Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 and Edelmetall Bru Burner

    These two pieces are the first part of the upgrades I'm doing to my homebrewing system. I made a couple walk-around / demo videos of these two items: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpHXKvVr_Xk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHqPSgXwWbM While these two items won't really improve the...
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    Edelmetall Bru Burner vs Blichmann Floor Burner

    I bought a Boilermaker G2 kettle last week and I need to replace my propane burner to get a more stable fit for this kettle. I'm looking at these two: Blichmann Floor Burner Edelmetall Bru Burner As far as the burners themselves are concerned, I don't think there's much difference in the...
  7. JMSetzler

    BoilerMaker G2 Boil-off Rate

    I did a test boil with 6 gallons of water in my new kettle (10 gallon) this afternoon to see what the boil-off rate was going to be so I can plug that number into my equipment setup in the BeerSmith software. I put the lid on the kettle while the water was coming to a boil, and when it got...
  8. JMSetzler

    Question: Managing Fermentation Temps with Freezer & Controller

    Greetings to the forum... I have a question regarding controlling fermentation temps using a small chest freezer and a temperature controller... How do you guys set up for this management? I'm thinking about setting a 1/2 gallon glass jug full of water inside my freezer and inserting...
  9. JMSetzler

    Shiny New 10-gallon G2

    I can't wait to give this a whirl! This thing looks fantastic :)
  10. JMSetzler

    I need a Chest Freezer for Temp Control

    I got a green light from SWMBO to get a chest freezer that I can use with a Johnson controller so I can more reasonably manage my fermentation temperatures. I need to know what my best bet on a chest freezer would be for this project. I don't need to house more than one fermenter at a...
  11. JMSetzler

    The Power of Nottingham

    I'm in the process of making a video tutorial on basic malt extract homebrewing, so I made a 2.5 gallon batch of a simple recipe yesterday... 3 pounds of light dry malt extract and 1 ounce of centennial hops divided up throughout the brew. Here's what 2.5 gallons looked like in my 3 gallon...
  12. JMSetzler

    Sous Vide Controller to Manage Fermentation Temps?

    Has anyone ever used a Sous Vide controller similar to this to manage fermentation temperatures? Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator I have been considering making a Saison later this winter for an entry into my local Pro-Am in the spring. I'd like to ferment this for a few days around...
  13. JMSetzler

    Big Mouth Bubbler - I'm Impressed!

    I did a little shopping last week online to replace some of my older stuff and wasn't aware of these Big Mouth Bubblers. I have been fermenting in plastic buckets, glass carboys, and a few Better Bottles for the last several years. This thing looked pretty nice online and I was even more...
  14. JMSetzler

    Starsan Shelf Life

    I bought a 32oz bottle of Starsan several years ago that has been sitting around for the last couple years unused. It has been opened and used occasionally but this particular bottle has been sitting now for at least two years since its last use. Does this stuff have a shelf life? Can I...
  15. JMSetzler

    Need Weldless Bulkhead Kit for Keggle Build

    I am finally getting around to converting an old keg that I have had sitting around for a couple years into a boiler. I'm looking for a recommendation on a good weldless bulkhead kit that has all the components I need preferably with a dip tube included... Any recommendations on what is good...
  16. JMSetzler

    Kamado Forum

    Greetings... For those of you who are cooking on Kamado grills, I have created a new Kamado cooking forum that I'm trying to get off the ground. Kamado Guru http://www.kamadoguru.com We're having a Kamado Challenge to help get things rolling. A Kamado Pizza challenge! I'm giving...
  17. JMSetzler

    Connector Hose for Hurricane Burner

    Is it possible to replace the propane tank hose on the Hurricane burner to one that uses a quick connect rather than the one that has to be put on with a wrench?
  18. JMSetzler

    Adding a Social Media List to my Website...

    Greetings to everyone... I'm in the process of adding a social media contact list to my website for homebrewers. The purpose of the list is for the simple purpose of social networking via Twitter, Facebook, and blog or personal websites of homebrew enthusiasts. If you participate on the web...
  19. JMSetzler

    Your favorite mug?

    I'm sure most folks have a favorite mug for drinking their homebrew. I have mine shown below but I'd like to start collecting some more unique beer mugs to have on hand... Show your favorite mug :)
  20. JMSetzler

    A second blow-off?

    I started a batch of hefeweizen in the fermenter sunday evening and i attached a blow-off tube. I got a rather heavy blow-off over monday and tuesday, so on wednesday I replaced the blow-off tube with a regular air lock. The air lock was bubbling once every 20 or 30 seconds. I checked on it...