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by cyto
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: cinnamon beer
Replies: 2
Views: 6881

Thanks, I brewed it yesterday and used 1 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon, put it in the boil with 30min left, the wort tasted pretty good so I think that is the amount I was looking for.
by cyto
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: cinnamon beer
Replies: 2
Views: 6881

cinnamon beer

I am going to make a "holiday" beer, an amber ale with cinnamon. All grain 5 gallon final volume.

How much cinnamon should I put in the boil and how long to get a taste of cinnamon , I don't want it to over power the beer.
by cyto
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Brewing in Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 5605

I brew all summer with my ac at 74, in southern middle Tennessee. I fill the tub in my guest bathroom with water and put the carboy in it. Then wrap a towel around the carboy and pour water on it a couple of times a day. I also freeze 3 liter coke bottles full of water and put one in the tub each da...
by cyto
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Roasting my own Malt
Replies: 0
Views: 3880

Roasting my own Malt

Has anyone here tried roasting their own malt?

I will be buying a 50# bag of Briess 2 row, I was thinking of trying to roast a few pounds to make my own chocolate malt.

Any comments, suggestions?

Thanks
by cyto
Fri May 30, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: my first all grain
Replies: 4
Views: 6207

my first all grain

After 10 years of extract brewing I finally made my first all grain brew. I bottled it on 5-4-2008 and tasted it today 5-30-2008. I made a double chocolate stout that I have made at least 10 times, merely converted my extract recipe to all grain. The funny thing is that after all my attention to det...
by cyto
Sun May 11, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Roller Mill
Replies: 1
Views: 4685

Roller Mill

I was thinking of making my own roller mill. I can get solid aluminum for the rollers and it would be much easier for me to work with because of my limited tool shop. I worked in a machine shop many years ago, so I should be able to build it. I know aluminum is not as hard as steel but I think that ...
by cyto
Sun May 11, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: wort chiller
Replies: 3
Views: 6994

Thanks for the replies, I just bit the bullet and bought a chiller from Alternative Beverage. It worked very well.
by cyto
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: culturing yeast from bottle beer
Replies: 2
Views: 6229

culturing yeast from bottle beer

Has anyone tried culturing yeast from bottled homebrew? I have always wanted to try it with my homebrews that were successful. My degree is in cell biology so I understand the concept pretty well.

I was wondering about how well it works in the real beer world. :)

thanks

cyto
by cyto
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: how long can grains be stored
Replies: 2
Views: 4905

how long can grains be stored

I was thinking of buying a 50# bag of Briess 2 row and crack it as I use it.

How long will this last?

What is the best storage method?

It will take me about a year to use it up.

Thanks
cyto
by cyto
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Grain Mill
Replies: 11
Views: 18145

by cyto
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Grain Mill
Replies: 11
Views: 18145

Grain Mill

I am looking for recommendations for an inexpensive grain mill.
Or should I buy my grain already cracked?

Thanks

cyto
by cyto
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your input is needed... Brewpub Survey
Replies: 18
Views: 25538

Dislike: Smoking Kids Waiters/Waitresses that don't know squat about beer High price for average beer Not enough info about the beer, like SG, ingredients, etc... No stout on the menu Mediocre food 12oz glasses Hidden brew equipment Long wait for service As for my "likes", just take the opposite of ...
by cyto
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: wort chiller
Replies: 3
Views: 6994

wort chiller

I went to Lowes last night to check out copper tubing and 20' of 3/8" was $68.

Is it possible to use PVC tubing (or any other type) for a wort chiller?

I know that copper has better heat transfer but with pvc a longer coil could easily be made.

thanks

cyto
by cyto
Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 5 or 10 gallon cooler?
Replies: 12
Views: 15304

5 or 10 gallon cooler?

After 10 years of extract brewing I have decided to try all grain. I am going to make my own mash tun from a beverage cooler. I wanted to get a ten gallon but no one seems to carry those locally. Will a 5 gallon cooler do the job for 5 gallon batches of finished beer, mostly stouts? Any additional a...
by cyto
Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Equipment for all grain brewing
Replies: 5
Views: 13017

Thanks for the reply, and please excuse my ignorance, but what do you mean by "corny ket"

Also, how do you keep the mash temp up with a plastic mash tun?

thanks