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  1. Mike123

    Hofbrauhaus "Original" Helles Lager - Clone Recipe

    I love the Hofbrauhaus Original Lager served in their restaurants. I've browsed the forum for recipes already posted. Does anyone have a spot-on whole grain recipe that in your opinion, or better yet a tasting contest/group, considered very close to Hofbrauhaus' "Original" Lager? Thanks very...
  2. Mike123

    Hofbrauhaus "Original" Munich Helles - Clone Recipe?

    I love the Hofbrauhaus Original Lager served in their restaurants. I've browsed the forum for recipes already posted. Does anyone have a spot-on whole grain recipe that in your opinion, or better yet a tasting contest/group, considered very close to Hofbrauhaus' "Original" Lager? Thanks very...
  3. Mike123

    Failed Steelhead Pump Motor

    If this has happened to you, please give me some feedback. My steelhead wort pump motor failed during a recent brew day, luckily just at the end of a recirculation mash. The motor was running, with wort flowing freely, and it just stopped and would not restart. I have kept it oiled, and clean...
  4. Mike123

    BIABasket - My Grain Basket Doubles as a Hop Spider

    Well yesterday was the first day I attempted to use my grain basket for the dual purpose of hop spider, and it worked. My grain basket is stainless steel with a 12.5" diameter, is 15" tall, and has 800 micron mesh. It just fits into my 15.5 gallon Keggle, and has 1.5" feet to keep the basket...
  5. Mike123

    Souse Vide Cooker to Hold Mash Temperature

    Is anyone actually doing this successfully for a 5 gallon mash? What wattage cooker are you using? Are you able to step to other temperatures fairly quickly? Cheers!
  6. Mike123

    How Do Professional Brewers Treat Their Water

    I went to a local brewing school about 10 years ago, one of those for-the-general-public classes where you make the beer as a group and have a bash when it is ready. Lots of fun, highly recommended. At the end of the course I asked the Master Brewer how they treat their water. I figured if...
  7. Mike123

    Dip Tray, Stainless Steel, Wall Mount, No Drain

    Never used. Excellent condition. 10" wide. $20+shipping from 89117.
  8. Mike123

    Shirron Plate Chiller

    SOLD SOLD Used. Good condition. $35+shipping from 89117.
  9. Mike123

    Blichmann Hop Rocket with 120V Heating Element

    SOLD Used very little (twice). Excellent condition. Mounting bracket included but not shown. $125+shipping from 89117.
  10. Mike123

    False Bottom, 10" Diameter, Stainless Steel, Cooler Mash Tun

    This false bottom is used in the bottom of a 10 gallon igloo (or other brand) cooler when used as a mash tun. Used, excellent condition. $45 + shipping from 89117.
  11. Mike123

    False Bottom, Keggle, Stainless Steel 15" Diameter

    Used, excellent condition. Reverse Hinge, Handle, Hole, Stand, dip tube. $75 + Shipping from 89117. Used to block whole leaf hops. Attached the dip tube to a male NPT welded at the bottom of my Keggle, which required an NPT female coupler and male-male NPT to reach the welded nipple (these...
  12. Mike123

    Max Ounces of Pellet Hops You Used (Free-Range) Without Pump/Hose Clogs?

    I've been tossing my hop pellets directly into my Keggle during the boil. No bags or baskets or hop blocking of any kind during the boil, so I am Free Ranging. At the end of the boil I start my March pump and "catch" the hop trub in a 400 micron basket at the return port to the Keggle. After...
  13. Mike123

    Reverse Osmosis System Recommendation Please

    I could use a recommendation for an RO system. I have been using distilled water, and treating it using the EZ Water Calculator IAW the beer style I am brewing. I've also been buying drinking water because the local tap water tastes awful. I need an RO system for both. I am under the...
  14. Mike123

    Nevada For Sale Home Brewing Gear (Las Vegas)

    I have several used items for sale in the Las Vegas area. Don't really want to ship any of this. If you are interested I can provide photos of the items you are interested in. I may trade for some items - I need a stainless mesh basket (12" diam, 14" tall, 400 micron) Cheers! $300-Blichmann...
  15. Mike123

    WTB - Stainless Steel Basket, 12" Diameter, 14" Deep, 400 micron

    If anyone has something close to this I would be interested.
  16. Mike123

    Hop Utilization - Hop Filter versus "Free-Range"

    My question is about hop utilization. First to frame my question. My current process is to toss pellet hops, up to 2 ounces so far, directly into my Keggle during the boil or hop stand....I'm calling this free-range (not sure of the correct terminology); the pellets are in the wort completely...
  17. Mike123

    Brewing in a Basket - Focused Forum

    Is there a forum focused strictly on Brewing in a Basket (BIABasket)? Perhaps I overlooked it? I see some threads here and there that touch on this but not a forum on just that topic. Maybe it is not popular enough for a dedicated forum. I would like to compare equipment and processes with...
  18. Mike123

    First BIABasket Nut Brown Ale Attempt

    Can anyone review this BIABasket recipe/process for 5 gallons of finished Nut Brown Ale? This will be my first time to use my new rig, which is a propane fired single vessel (Keggle) with a 800 micron grain basket, and a recirculation "pipe" feeding from the top of the Keggle with holes in it...
  19. Mike123

    Safety Ground for Rolling Brew Rig

    My brew rig is on wheels, therefore isolated even further from Mother Earth. I am about to add a circuit to control (manual on/off) my recirculation pump and chiller water pump. As you can see in the circuit diagram, it is a simple switched outlet pair. The recirculation pump is bolted directly...
  20. Mike123

    Big Mouth Bubbler - Lid Fix

    I've had trouble with my Big Mouth Bubbler lid coming off when wet. Stays on fine when dry. I got tired of using duct tape, and I mentioned to a friend of mine, who owns a 3D printer, that I was having this problem and he made this for me. Works great. I showed him some pics of what others...
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