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  1. mikes_brew

    What are you drinking now?

    Bells also iPad growler from Kalamazoo.:mug:
  2. mikes_brew

    My Drill won't work my new Barley Crusher

    try starting the mill 1st THEN feeding the grain, that is what I had to do with my mill.
  3. mikes_brew

    which refrac. reading? 1st AG

    :off: just curious which category of beer would this fall in?
  4. mikes_brew

    which refrac. reading? 1st AG

    just an update: I got on OG of 12.5brix, cooled; pitched with Safale-05 and she's bubblin' today!! thanks all mike
  5. mikes_brew

    which refrac. reading? 1st AG

    thanks, I went with Tettnang at 60 min. totally winging this 1st one, is 1042 good or bad for the BG?:tank:
  6. mikes_brew

    which refrac. reading? 1st AG

    Brewing my 1st AG. after 1hour mash I had a 1st 2qrt. run off reading of 14 brix, 1054. after collecting 6.5 gall and mixing got a reading of 11brix or 1042. which reading is OG? radom rec. 10lbs 2-row 1 lb capris .25 black patent which hops? have cascade, tettnang and whillmette...
  7. mikes_brew

    stock grains?

    thanks for the replies!! Archiefl98, I did just have a mill made by a machinist friend of's great! I need to put a motor to it instead of a drill but works great!
  8. mikes_brew

    stock grains?

    I'm switching to AG soon and wanted to know which grains would be a good selection to stock pile for brews? I like all but really hoppy brews. Just got the mill completed and want to start buying bulk. brewing black dog ale kit as i type and drink Creame ale. thanks, mike:ban:
  9. mikes_brew

    FYI-free bottles

    posted on all grain also. Midwest is giving a case of free bottles with any 2 kits. The promo ends may 6th. mike:tank:
  10. mikes_brew

    FYI-free bottles

    just thought I let ya know. Midwest supplies is offering a free case of bottles with any 2 kits (extract or grain). ends on the 6th. just processed my order! mike:mug:
  11. mikes_brew

    smooth coffee stout

    thought I would share, I made a stout kit from midwest lcouple weeks ago, 1 I have brewed many times before. I was going to add some fresh ground cofee. I forgot to add to the boil and added to the fermenter instead. Wow! love it, smooth and not too much coffee taste. btw it was 1/4 cup.:ban:
  12. mikes_brew

    gimp template?

    Sure, here is a link I found. I downloaded the file and playing around with it.
  13. mikes_brew

    gimp template?

    anyone have a Gimp file for a label template they would be willing to share? thanks, mike:mug:
  14. mikes_brew

    We no need no stinking beer gun...

    tried it for the 1st time, worked like a Champ!! I bottled 3 and will pop 1 each week as a test! thanks for saving me $100:):mug:
  15. mikes_brew

    Good quality and Cheap Extract kits

    I buy all mine from midwest supplies
  16. mikes_brew

    storing clean kegs?

    just answered my own question when posting and similar posts came up at the bottom:)
  17. mikes_brew

    storing clean kegs?

    How long will a keg last if it is sterilized and pressurized with co2, purging all o2 out and leaving the gallon of sanitizer inside? Will it loose the san. affect over time? If this will work i think this will same me alot of time by just dumping out the solution and filling the keg...
  18. mikes_brew

    Now Playing thread

    Grateful Dead-soothes the bones:ban:
  19. mikes_brew

    new equipment!

    Just ordered my kegging system from midwest and a chiller from brewsterbrown! can't wait; picked up a used frige this weekend and can't wait to keg my next brew!:tank:
  20. mikes_brew

    brewing no,no

    I brewed a LHB kit a while back and ruined a batch by trying to hurry. I partially covered the boil with a lid to heat it up quicker. all that did was keep the crap in the boil that was supposed to be removed. never again! I went back to my own rec. that was supposed to be a stout, which...