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by billd220
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: wort chiller
Replies: 8
Views: 13040

Yes it just goes down the drain...but I've read lots of ways people reuse that water...Some people run it into the washing machine and use it to do a load of wash. Use it to clean your tools....watever use you have for some good hot water. You might as well take advantage of it. I'm just building my...
by billd220
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Dark Lager
Replies: 4
Views: 5997

Re: Dark Lager

What is "Flame out" :oops:
by billd220
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Grain Question
Replies: 2
Views: 6702

Thanks, its a Blue Moon clone recipe.

in addition to the 7 lbs of "Pils" it has 7 lbs of wheat....and yes it would definitely be a nice golden color.

Thanks for the help.
by billd220
Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Grain Question
Replies: 2
Views: 6702

Grain Question

Ok...so I found this recipe that I'd like to try out. Its calling for 7 lbs of Briess Pil's 10-14L That is just under 50% of the grain. The problem is can't figure out what Briess Pil's is. Is it short for Carapils? The Briess website talks about using Carapils in only about 5% of your grain. Is it ...
by billd220
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Recipe Kits
Replies: 2
Views: 4833

Midwest Kits

I've purchased two partial mash kits from Midwest Homebrew and have been very happy. 1st I'll say they shipped extremely fast. I ordered on Sunday night (online) and had it by Thursday...just in time to brew on Saturday. I've had good results too. Well at least with the first one.,..which was their ...
by billd220
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Mashing grains in a bag?
Replies: 14
Views: 21576

I'm doing my 4th partial mash this weekend. My first two didnt go well. The third was very good. I'm making a Pale Ale on Saturday.
by billd220
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello fello beer makers
Replies: 4
Views: 6230

Welcome

I think you will find this forum very helpful.... There are some great homebrewers on this site who really know what they are talking about...I know I'm very thankful of that.

Welcome aboard....

Bill
by billd220
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Mashing grains in a bag?
Replies: 14
Views: 21576

Efficiency

Legman, can you tell me how you figure the efficiency of wort. Does it matter that its a partial mash and not an all grain?
by billd220
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Temperature Control / Mash
Replies: 14
Views: 23100

Temperature Control / Mash

How can you control the temperature of the mash with a cooler? If I notice the temp dropping there isn't much that can be done with a plastic cooler. If I mash in a pot or on the stove then I can add heat if the temp starts to drop. I'd like to start using my cooler for this step but I worry that I ...
by billd220
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Stainless Steel Hose
Replies: 3
Views: 7542

Thanks

Thanks, as always I can count on this forum for helpful hints.
:D
Bill
by billd220
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Stainless Steel Hose
Replies: 3
Views: 7542

Stainless Steel Hose

Where do you get such a thing? I tried building a pvc manifold system with lots of holes in it...It didn't work that great and I took it apart. I'm not sure where you get the stainless steel braided hose that you all talk about?
by billd220
Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your input is needed... Brewpub Survey
Replies: 18
Views: 25510

Sounds like you are talking about Kuhnenns (sp?) in Warren. I was there on New Years Eve. Had the Belgian...was one of the best beers I've ever had.
by billd220
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Vodka Mash?
Replies: 4
Views: 9025

Re: I don't think it's possible without adding amylase or fu

as far as I know, this can only be done with natural amylase (mashing with other malted grains), or adding either amylase or possibly koji or some equivalent that can be used on flour. Koji is the mold that is grown on rice to produce enzymes to cleave the starch, and I suppose there are probably o...
by billd220
Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Beer storage
Replies: 15
Views: 20261

This is a tough one...I like when people post helpful links to potential solutions or cool things they've seen. That is certainly not spam. I cant stand when spammers post completely irrelevent links or inappropriate links. This one is borderline. Some homebrewers may find it useful (although most h...
by billd220
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First brew today
Replies: 10
Views: 12714

Wow...you're jumping right in. On your third batch in 6 weeks or so.

Good for you!