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by bredmakr
Wed Apr 23, 2003 9:40 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: caramel vs crystal...difference?
Replies: 1
Views: 2709

caramel vs crystal...difference?

What is the difference, if any, between caramel malts and crystal malts?
by bredmakr
Wed Apr 23, 2003 9:33 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: help with lager yeast starter
Replies: 5
Views: 26623

help with lager yeast starter

I'm trying to venture into lagering and was wondering if there is any difference in the way that a starter should be prepared for an lager vs an ale. I plan on using WYEAST 2112 Cali Lager yeast. I assume that I should use the same amount of extract for the starter as I always do, but what about the...
by bredmakr
Thu Apr 03, 2003 3:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Info...
Replies: 6
Views: 6499

LET'S GOOOOOOOOOO MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

B.S. Geology WVU class of 1992. M.S. Hydrogeology Wright State - Dayton, OH 1994 worked as field geologist in CA for a year then moved to TN and developed skills as a numerical modeler of groundwater systems assisting design and performance of groundwater remediation systems. Now in northern Indiana...
by bredmakr
Thu Apr 03, 2003 3:17 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Recently Acquired
Replies: 1
Views: 2729

National Homebrew Day

May 3rd is National Homebrew Day. That should be reason enough!
You can check out the details at www.beertown.org.
by bredmakr
Tue Mar 18, 2003 3:11 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bredmakr
Replies: 3
Views: 3850

item relisted...

I noticed yesterday that this system has been relisted on eBay. Guess they changed their minds again and now want to sell.
by bredmakr
Mon Mar 17, 2003 3:58 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bredmakr
Replies: 3
Views: 3850

Yes I've seen the system...

Tom, I have checked out the 15 bbl system for sale in South Bend, IN. The sellers, Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, raised the price on eBay because they keep going back and forth about whether or not to sell the system. They attempted a brewpub in the area which failed after 6 months because of seriously fla...
by bredmakr
Thu Mar 13, 2003 8:50 am
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 20
Views: 30254

neither...its all perspective

I can only speak for myself, but I can stare at rocks all day everyday without drinking and I can drink all day without staring at rocks (as long as I'm in a seated position, can't guarantee if standing). I think it is a geologists sense of scale in time and space that allows us to enjoy life to the...
by bredmakr
Thu Mar 13, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 20
Views: 30254

rocks and h2o are my gig

I'm a hydrogeologist. Being a geologist includes a default setting within my genetic code that requires consumption of good beer. As my love for beer grew my interest in making beer also grew. Four years ago my wife bought me my first kit as a Christmas present. She had no idea what she started. I n...
by bredmakr
Fri Mar 07, 2003 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Should we go in on this together?
Replies: 10
Views: 7866

in my back yard...

This system is for sale in my neck of the woods. A couple miles from my house actually. Going to go talk to the seller tomorrow. Need help with questions like why the combi mash over lauter tun? That sort of thing. I have already determined where it came from and that it was last used in Jan 2000. H...
by bredmakr
Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:23 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: hey BillyBock sparge with MiniBrew?
Replies: 2
Views: 3593

hey BillyBock sparge with MiniBrew?

I'm STILL in the process of putting together all the pieces of my HERM system. I now have the MiniBrew Mash/Lauter Tun and last night while I was putting it all together I started thinking about the sparge. Do you use the sparge head that came with the mash tun or do you use something else like a sp...
by bredmakr
Thu Feb 20, 2003 9:46 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: out with the old....
Replies: 0
Views: 2906

out with the old....

As part of my recovery from pac-rat-ness syndrom I bring the following offer to this forum. I have recently upgraded my mash/lauter tun. That means I now have a 5 gallon converted rubbermaid cooler mash/lauter tun for sale. Included in the deal are the Phil's sparger set up, Phil's false bottom, and...
by bredmakr
Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:24 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: MiniBrew MiniMash Lauter Tun users..
Replies: 5
Views: 7591

that is what I was looking for.

Bill, Thanks for the details. That is exactly what I was looking for to push me over the edge and commit to buying the minibrew products. A proven track record and your testimonial are convincing. I am going to set up the MiniBrew MLT with a RIMS type system. Will report on how well it works when I ...
by bredmakr
Mon Feb 10, 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: MiniBrew MiniMash Lauter Tun users..
Replies: 5
Views: 7591

current and future specs.

In process of upgrading a 5 gallon all grain system to a 10 gallon system. Current system includes a converted 5 gal Rubbermaid cooler, bottling bucket for HLT, 7 gal SS kettle. Have constructed frame for RIMS system. Have new 14 gallons kettle. Have new pump. Need 15 gal Mash Tun! To be honest, the...
by bredmakr
Mon Feb 10, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Briess 2 Row Pale Anyone ?
Replies: 9
Views: 7364

Yes please.

put me down for 200#.
bredmakr@hotmail.com

Mike
by bredmakr
Mon Feb 10, 2003 3:44 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: MiniBrew MiniMash Lauter Tun users..
Replies: 5
Views: 7591

MiniBrew MiniMash Lauter Tun users..

anyone have experience with the Hobby Beverage Equipment Company (www.minibrew.com) products like their MiniMash/Lauter Tun? looking for pros and cons of this product.
Thanks!