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  1. MussBrew

    Show us your sculpture or brew rig

    The man cave!
  2. MussBrew

    Have Some Basic Questions About Brewing Kombucha

    I just recently got a new scoby and started a batch of kombucha. It's been a week and the tea smells and tastes delicious, however, it's not fizzy at all. I've read the cure for this is second fermenting in a bottle but I'm worried that the yeast cultures with the scoby are dormant or no...
  3. MussBrew

    My new Cube Mash Tun

    Just a follow up on my mash tun... I hit my strike water temp at 172 F And maintained my mast temp of 154 for the entire hour! ...It was a good brew day...
  4. MussBrew

    My new Cube Mash Tun

    The burners are blichmann and I got them from brew bros. My cart/dolly I had speed rack west cut to size. The cart itself is 24x60x24. I got all the precut steel and dolly for $60! I actually did all the upgrades to the mash tun before using it. I read a lot of mixed reviews on the temps...
  5. MussBrew

    My new Cube Mash Tun

    I love the poly QDs, I Got them from brew bros out near portland OR. The place has great pricing! If you want you can check out their web site... http://www.brewbrothers.biz/
  6. MussBrew

    My new Cube Mash Tun

    After reading several threads on the Igloo 50 quart cube cooler, here's is my solution! I used four layers of 16"x24' Reflectix around the outside of the cooler and used "great stuff" foam for insulating the lid. I will post how well the mash temp holds later this week!
  7. MussBrew

    Note from my first AG brewday

    what size is your mash tun? To much head space can cause the temp to drop. Filling the lid should help some, but placing a precut styrofoam sheet on top of the mash would be better.
  8. MussBrew

    What am I doing wrong?

    Munich Malt has a malty sweet flavor characteristic and adds a reddish amber color to the beer. It has enough diastatic power to convert tself, but needs help from another malt, such as 2-row malt, to convert other grains. Need to use 2-row to convert other grains in the grain bill.
  9. MussBrew

    Brew sculpture on CL (not mine)

    Here's a brew tree for sale in Portlsnd Oregon. Not mine. http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/for/2126824368.html
  10. MussBrew

    Stout Tanks and Kettles - $400 14.5 Gal Conical

    That is a thing of beauty! I ordered a 20 gal mlt from john, will be here in january. I need to save my pennies for a conical now!
  11. MussBrew

    Stout Tanks and Kettles - $400 14.5 Gal Conical

    I've worked with john on ordeting a 20 gal brew pot. It did take a couple of calls to get a holds of him, but it's with it! He's very helpful and will make sure you get what you need. He's just very busy, but he'll get back to you. His turn around time is especially slow right now because the...
  12. MussBrew

    Basement Temp Doable?

    I ferment in my basement as well and have always had great results. The temp usually stays around 55-65 F. In the summer I make a lot of belgium ales. However, want to start lagering all year around so I'm in the process of looking for a chest freezer on cl.
  13. MussBrew

    Show us your sculpture or brew rig

    Here's my single tier stand. made out of adjustable shelving 24"x24"x60" which sits on top of a dolly. A no weld design for less than $70.00! Propane tanks are stored on sub shelving on the right.
  14. Newplumbingonmysingletierstand

    Newplumbingonmysingletierstand

  15. Newplumbingtoblichmannburner

    Newplumbingtoblichmannburner

  16. MussBrew

    Stout Tanks and Kettles - $400 14.5 Gal Conical

    I just ordered a 20 Gal Boil Kettle from John, and I have to say that I was quite impressed with his customer service. I ordered the pot with sight glass, tangential inlet with custom T.C. 1/2" female NPT for my quick disconnects. Once the pot is ready and I have given it a test run, I will...
  17. MussBrew

    My DIY brew stand

    I did something similar. I got the dolly from a scrap yard and put an erector shelving unit on top of it. I've brewed on it twice and love it. Best part if you need space in the garage, you can always tear it down...then again why would you ever do such a thing!
  18. MussBrew

    Good corny deal v.2

    I've gotten 3 for $50.00. If you're not in a rush, keep looking, you'll find a good deal on CL. Good Luck!
  19. MussBrew

    efficeincy issue, sorry if has been done before

    How deep is your grain bed? If it too shallow, then the runnings will track and you wont mash out properly...
  20. MussBrew

    Hard Plumbing Questions For My Single Tier...

    I think going with a second blichmann is a good choice. That way the regulator going to the beam will be consistent. Thx for the advice :) PS I love your single tier! did you weld your self? that is the second line going to each burner... an ingnition?
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