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  1. Boar Beer

    5 years of constant upgrading equipment

    You might say you want one more piece of equipment to upgrade your system. But when you get it you are still saying you need one more piece…… Well this is my story grasshopper so listen and learn for the old and wise What is upgrading? You mean going from A 5 gallon stove top kit in 2008...
  2. Boar Beer

    2bbl Blichmann Conical Temperature control help wanted

    Ok I need some ideas for my next project. Below you will see the new extension for the Blichmann 42 gallon conical which makes it into a 96 gallon Conical. Our first run showed about a 5 degree temperature change which is a couple over the same brew in a 42 gallon unit. When we go to a big...
  3. Boar Beer

    Can I use a hop back for dry hopping my IIPA

    Here is the problem. We are making a 30 gallon IIPA in a Blichmann conical. We much prefer to use hole leaf hops and that generates the problem of getting the hops to sink. If we put them in a bag they just float so we added some heavy weights to sink the bag. but even after a week or more...
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    Hefe In China WTF

    OK So i stumble into a small and I mean small lounge (poker room with three tables) in down town Beijing and decide to order a beer. Look what i got! They had 6 different beers to chooes from this one and the rest Asian Piss water (BMC stuff) Ok this is getting made ASAP...
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    1/2'' Silicone tubing

    I recently purchased some 1/2'' silicone tubing from Austinhomebrew. The stuff works great for transferring hot cleaner and wort through my March Pump and Therminator. Now I need a lot more but I don't want to pay $2.10 per foot...
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    Squam Lakes Brewery with Pictures

    My son and I have been brewing for a couple years together and have upgraded our equipment a couple times. The brewing room is a 20 by 24 under ground room (originally designed as a meat cutting room) In this thread i will show the conversion in the room and a 1bb electric set up. This is...
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    Brewery keeps getting bigger !!

    It all started 2 years ago when my son gave me some of his extract home brew and got me to go all grain with him. We got a 15 gallon brew kettle and two Rubbermaid coolers and made 5 - 10 gallon all grain batches. That was great but we got sick of boiling over the 15 gallon kettle and got a 20...
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    No more boil overs with electric setup

    Not sure just where to post this question. I have switched from propane to electric and have noticed that I no longer boil over my kettle. I know I can control the heat better but something else is going on. Has anyone else noticed this? Its great but why!
  9. Boar Beer

    Scottish Heavy Scottish Ale 80 Shilling (2nd place HBT Comp)

    Amount Item Type % or IBU 13 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 77.61 % 1.0 lbs Crystal 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 5.97 % 1.0 lbs Crystal 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 5.97 % 0.75 lbs Crystal 120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 4.48 % 2.00 oz Goldings, Eask Kent[5.00 %] (60 min) Hops 18.0 IBU Mash at 158 degrees...
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    Best Bitter Special Bitter (1st place HBT Comp)

    Amount Item Type % or IBU 17.50 lb Pale Malt (Maris Otter) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 94.59 % 1.00 lb Crystal 20L (20 SRM) Grain 5.41 % 3.75 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (60 min) Hops 29.4 IBU 1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (30 min) Hops 6.5 IBU 0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (1 min)...
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    New Flip Tops

    I have found a potential suppler in Australia. I am in the testing stage and will report back when i have tested the beer. The problem is that i need to buy 1000 pieces at one time has anyone seen an American suppler of these items?
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    flip top bottle conversions

    Does any one know where to get these flip tops to add to my champagine bottles. These guys work great and I have a huge collection of nice old bottles that i would like to store my beer in. I was told they may have come from France
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    How to get big bottles

    I am trying to get my friends to bring me some big beer bottles. Is there a list of beers that i could recommend to my friends to buy so i could get the bottles. I have some old 40 oz bottles (I think they were Black Label) which i really like A cheap 24 oz beer that came in a reusable...
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    Recomadations for a new HLT/Mash set up

    I am looking to up grade my HLT and Mash system My current system is the double cooler type with a ss 15 gallon HLT We brew in a 20 gallon Blichmann all on propane I would like to go to Electric for the HLT and Mash set up. We have a 15 gallon conical so we will be brewing decent sized...
  15. Boar Beer

    Is this complicated mash and temp control required?

    Good Life Pale Ale From the Complete Joy of Home Brewing by Charlie Papazian The Ingredients are for 6 gallons 9 lbs Pale Ale-type Malt 1.6 lbs Munich malt(color 7 degrees Lovibond) .5 lb Crystal malt (color 20 degrees Lovibond) 1.7 oz UK Fuggles hops 8 HBU 60 min boiling 1 oz UK...