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by bredmakr
Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: soft water question
Replies: 4
Views: 6504

thats the input I need

Thanks Jeff that was the input I was looking for. I'll go with a plan to bypass the softener and filter out the chlorine.
by bredmakr
Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: soft water question
Replies: 4
Views: 6504

brewery specs and water details

I currently operate a 10 gallon all grain HERMs system. Hardness of water prior to treatment from the softener is 350-500 mg/L as CaCO3. Post softener I'm not sure of yet but I'm taking some testing equipment home tonight to find out. Before the move I brewed IPAs, Porters, and Stouts succesfully wi...
by bredmakr
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: soft water question
Replies: 4
Views: 6504

soft water question

As a result of my recent move I now have a water softening system. Having never dealt with softened water before as part of my brewing process I was wondering if I should use it or lose it. I have two options other than a direct feed from the water softener. One is an extra line that I had installed...
by bredmakr
Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Chloramine Removal
Replies: 17
Views: 50362

two options

Chloramine is becoming a prefered disinfectant by public water supply systems because of the ease of handling and reduced safety concerns over handling chlorine gas or large containers of chlorine liquid. Removal from tap water is efficiently performed with an activated carbon filter. A standard und...
by bredmakr
Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:16 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Kegs...where to start?
Replies: 3
Views: 5738

start with clean kegs

I highly recommend kegs from SABCO Industries.
www.kegs.com. Used cornies are about $45 with all o-rings and poppits replaced and acid washed. They come ready to go to work for you in your brewery.
by bredmakr
Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:39 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: new gadget from Honeywell
Replies: 7
Views: 11383

almost

here it is on homedepot.com
Internet ID 164146
Brand Honeywell
Thermostat Yes
UPC CODE 092926341237
Wattage 1500

it has a digital display.
by bredmakr
Tue Dec 16, 2003 8:38 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: new gadget from Honeywell
Replies: 7
Views: 11383

yes, ceramic oscillating

it is one of the small oscillating ceramic heaters. it has a digital thermistat with +/-2 degree variance. I have had significant improvement in my fermentations by controlling the environment inside the fermenterator with this unit. I just plug it straight into the wall, set the temp at 69F and it ...
by bredmakr
Tue Dec 16, 2003 8:14 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: new gadget from Honeywell
Replies: 7
Views: 11383

48 ft3 fermenterator with space heater

Pale Rider, I am currently in the process of moving. I will get the model number of the space heater to you shortly. In case I forget it is a small oscillating space heater with digital thermistat controls 1500 and 750 watt power settings. I use mine at the 750 watt level and it works great. The fer...
by bredmakr
Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:29 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: chiller, fermentor, nat gas questions...
Replies: 6
Views: 7565

chiller, fermentor, nat gas questions...

I'm moving up....again. My wife and I are prepairing to relocate to a new home and there will be a dedicated bay in the garage for the brewery. This is a perfect time for me to implement some long awaited upgrades. Things to consider when providing input to the questions below. I brew all grain and ...
by bredmakr
Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:22 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Keg refit
Replies: 5
Views: 6646

another keg resource

my favorite keg and keg parts supplier is Sabco out of Toledo, Ohio. www.kegs.com
(419)531-5347. They have excellent service, excellent prices, and excellent products.
by bredmakr
Fri Nov 14, 2003 10:24 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: I'm going to try
Replies: 4
Views: 5494

yes, dark malts

my last three batches and come to think of it most of my dark beers end up higher than target. Brewing a celebration ale and bitter this weekend. Will know for sure if it the dark malts. If it is would I be wise to back off on the crystal malts in my dark beers?
by bredmakr
Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:04 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: new gadget from Honeywell
Replies: 7
Views: 11383

new gadget from Honeywell

I have recently completed a fermenterator in my garage. living in a cold climate it required a temp control for heat. I was holding out on completing the project until I could afford an analog temp controller and space heater. then I found a new space heater from honeywell for $40 at HomeDepot. this...
by bredmakr
Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:51 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: I'm going to try
Replies: 4
Views: 5494

Briess two row input...

I am also experiencing a high FG. can not get below 1.02 with different yeast strains, varying fermentation conditions, etc. Could this be the grain? I use Briess two row as my base malt because I can get it for $25/50 lb bag at the local brewpub.
by bredmakr
Mon Nov 10, 2003 6:32 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: search for crystal hops
Replies: 4
Views: 5358

more hop carriers

I found whole crystal hops at Olympic Brewing www.olybrew.com and I also found them at www.homesuds.com. Going to try out homesuds.com first. will notify forum of quality of product.
by bredmakr
Thu Nov 06, 2003 8:26 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: search for crystal hops
Replies: 4
Views: 5358

search for crystal hops

Does anyone have a homebrew supplier that carries crystal whole/flower/leaf hops? I'm not looking for substitutes (liberty, hallertau, norther brewer) I want to use the real thing for a clone beer I'm working on. All I can find is pellets and I really like to use whole hops.