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by bredmakr
Fri Dec 20, 2002 1:52 am
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: I'm Open!
Replies: 5
Views: 8143

Way to go!!!

Congratulations on your grand opening! I too have a dream to open a home brew supply store. Since yours has come to fruition can I bounce some questions off of you from time to time.
bredmakr@hotmail.com
by bredmakr
Fri Dec 20, 2002 1:50 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: time to clean out the cupboard..
Replies: 4
Views: 4398

3lbs in 10 gallons...too much?

thanks for the tips guys. going to add 3 lbs to a 10 gallon partial mash tomorrow. Its really a 1/2 mash. I get 6 gallons from my mash tun then I bring up to 12 gallons and make up the rest of the fermentables with malt extracts. this time I'm making an english strong bitter. Now plan to add the yea...
by bredmakr
Mon Dec 16, 2002 5:16 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: time to clean out the cupboard..
Replies: 4
Views: 4398

time to clean out the cupboard..

I've got almost 3 lbs of dextrose sugar from various kits that I've brewed over the last year. I never use it because I keg carbonate. I hate to throw it out. Anyone have a recipe suggestion or any creative way to use this up?
by bredmakr
Wed Dec 04, 2002 10:18 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Round vs Rectangular Coolers
Replies: 4
Views: 5487

5 gal Rubbermaid experience

I have been using a 5 gallon Rubbermaid water cooler as a mash tun for the last year. Reguardless of the shape you are going to have some drainages down the sides of the cooler. if you keep an even head across the grain and recirculate at the proper rate then you will minimize channeling. More impor...
by bredmakr
Wed Nov 20, 2002 8:35 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: raspberry porter, celebration ale clone, or best brown clone
Replies: 5
Views: 14493

raspberry porter, celebration ale clone, or best brown clone

As a result of the GREAT success of my Pepo Ale I, I have been asked to brew a special beer for a Christmas party. I have come up with three ideas and was wondering if anyone out there had a strong opinion on which would be best served for a not so educated beer drinking guest list. A- Raspberry Por...
by bredmakr
Tue Nov 12, 2002 2:54 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: New Project
Replies: 6
Views: 6253

check these out...

if you haven't already come across this site CHECK IT OUT!http://pub9.ezboard.com/fbarleysforume.showMessage?topicID=184.topic 100 photos and descriptions of homebreweries. Three, two and one tier designs. I'm going with a condensed three tier to save space and use only one pump. When I get to the c...
by bredmakr
Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:02 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Lathe I got another one....
Replies: 1
Views: 3866

Lathe I got another one....

Lathe you out there? I just had another wicked idea. What about a place on the site to trade pictures of our breweries and gadgets? To be submitted for approval ofcourse. THanks!
by bredmakr
Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:01 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: New Project
Replies: 6
Views: 6253

parallel journey...

WOW! I just put together the measurements for my 3 tier design that is modified from a B3 system and ordered the angle iron 2"x2" by 3/16 thickness. Going to cut the pieces and weld it all together at my buddy's house in two weeks. It would be sooner but with the holidays coming schedules are tight....
by bredmakr
Fri Nov 08, 2002 3:09 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Quick Disconnects??
Replies: 1
Views: 3051

Quick Disconnects??

I've recently acquired a pump. Thanks to my brother and long time supporter of the Daily Bread Brewing Company. I will now be looking into purchasing hoses and quick disconnects. What would ya'll recommend I go with for hose type and quick disconnect sets. Brass is cheap but does it perform. The Sna...
by bredmakr
Fri Nov 08, 2002 3:04 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Public beta anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 13938

BredMakr says TRY THIS!!!

I've tried these new tools already and they are COOL. Many more options and flexibility in design of recipes. I would encourage everyone to give them a try and provide feedback. They can only get better with input from more brewers.
by bredmakr
Tue Nov 05, 2002 11:23 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Killing yeast????
Replies: 4
Views: 4930

do onto yeast as you would have yeast do onto you...

Try to stay positive. A healthy yeast culture will do you much good. To help you will need to answer a few questions. Are you using dry yeast or liquid yeast? Do you know what temperature the wort is when you pitch the yeast? Do you know if an even temperature within the fermenter is maintained duri...
by bredmakr
Tue Nov 05, 2002 4:59 am
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: It's baaack...
Replies: 2
Views: 5198

Welcome back!

Pepo Ale I turned out awesome. Thanks again for the tips.
by bredmakr
Tue Nov 05, 2002 4:57 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Hey bread!
Replies: 9
Views: 7414

Smooth is Good!

I am going to have the cast burner bored out and smoothed. My buddy says that this will improve performance given the rough surfaces that exist on the stock item. 'MADE IN CHINA' from morebeer. It may be a while before I have a chance to fire it up but I will test rate the same burner with the same ...
by bredmakr
Wed Oct 30, 2002 2:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lightning attenuation
Replies: 4
Views: 4279

not surprised

I am not surprised by the performance of WYEAST 1056. I have had similar results when the yeast is fresh (less than a month in package). This strain of yeast is known for being a great attenuator.
by bredmakr
Wed Oct 30, 2002 2:53 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: how do I maximize burner performance
Replies: 5
Views: 6208

ported and jetted...please do tell

I happen to work at a place of business which has a complete machine shop. If you could be more specific I can just tell my master machinist buddy what to do, or is all I have to tell him is to port and jet it out?