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  1. DharkMeadBrewer

    malt testing

    So recently I have considered producing my own malt, But I want to test the malt I make to make sure it's suitable. I know I could just brew with it and see what happens but I'd really rather not swing that way. so the tests I think I've figured out is % water- place grain in a vacuum...
  2. DharkMeadBrewer

    porkert universal mill

    So in my local surplus and salvage chain (mardens) I came across a Porkert Universal Mill. I purchased it for $20, my question is does anyone else use a Porkert Mill? How have they modified it to make it more suitable for grinding malt, if they modified it at all. hares a link to my mill...
  3. DharkMeadBrewer

    Porkert Universal mill

    So in my local surplus and salvage chain (mardens) I came across a Porkert Universal Mill. I purchased it for $20, my question is does anyone else use a Porkert Mill? How have they modified it to make it more suitable for grinding malt, if they modified it at all. hares a link to my mill. it...
  4. DharkMeadBrewer

    Unmalted barley

    For the few, the proud, the maltsters we have on this forum; where do you get your unmalted barley? I found a seed source where I can get the stuff for $29 per 50lbs, and its within driving distance. anyone know of a better place to get the stuff? I live in maine so there aren't alot of...
  5. DharkMeadBrewer

    1.5 gallon glass carboy

    does anyone know where I can find a 1.5 gallon glass carboy
  6. DharkMeadBrewer

    where do you guys get your copper

    Just started thinking about building my all grain system, and started to price out copper. the stuff is crazy expensive! does anyone know of a good place on line to get your copper?
  7. DharkMeadBrewer

    1 gallon keg

    looking for a one gallon keg preferably SS, but I've had no luck, can anyone think of a way I can force carb about one gallon of beer for a reasonable price?
  8. DharkMeadBrewer

    small scale brewing questions

    so I want to start brewing all grain on a very small scale, to experiment with making recipe's from scratch. (think 12 pk) I was wondering what the concerns associated with small scale brewing where, I know there is some concern over the head space to volume ratio in the fermenter, what...
  9. DharkMeadBrewer

    sake ingrediants

    so, my friends, I have begun an excursion into brewing sake, or probably more accurately rice wine. I have the kokji-kin (that funky mold that converts starch to sugar) but I am sol when it comes to finding a cheap source of good sake rice. The sams club nearby has long grain rice for $17 @...
  10. DharkMeadBrewer

    CO2 gathering

    so it occurred to me the other day that I am going to be buying CO2 (I just started kegging), and I was producing plenty of the stuff when I was fermenting my beer. Now I understand its impossible (read to damn expensive) for me to reproduce the amount of pressure I would get when I buy the co2...
  11. DharkMeadBrewer

    food grade bags

    So recently I started a project in which I am trying to create a water reservoir that is variable volume and in which the water has no contact with air. The problem becomes that I need food grade bags with a combined capacity of 6 gallons with some sort of spigot attached. I tried using 1...
  12. DharkMeadBrewer

    DIY primary Glass Fermenter

    First of all let me note that I am interested in primarily brewing mead. I have already done my First batch with less than prefect results. My "carboy" was a shoddy DIY project, and I attribute some of the results to that. So I'm going at it again and refining my process, making a better...
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