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by brewmeisterintng
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Stir Plate Fishished
Replies: 11
Views: 19749

Stir Plate Fishished

Except for the knob...
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I used a 25 ohm rheostat and a switch from Radio Shack.
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Pre-Made Lauter Tun
Replies: 40
Views: 52962

Bill I Appalude You

I gave up bottling years ago. I found no pleasure in it and had I not started kegging I might have given up on brewing all together. It seemed to take four hours to put a batch in bottles. Not to mention overflows from the bottle filler. KEGGING ROCKS! My hats off to you Sir for trudging on.
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Back to back brewing / re-using the yeast in the primary
Replies: 9
Views: 11419

There will be those

Who will tell you that there will be a lot of trub in the bottom of your fermentor that is not healthy and will lead to off flavors. There is a process called washing the yeast were you add boiled and cooled water to the cake, agitate it, let it sit for a few minutes for the crap to settle. Pour off...
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Pre-Made Lauter Tun
Replies: 40
Views: 52962

Cutting

Cool Picture.
Regarding cutting... usually I just drag the edge of my mash spoon across the bed penetrating about an inch. I try to keep brewing simple.
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Back to back brewing / re-using the yeast in the primary
Replies: 9
Views: 11419

It's OK

I know a lot of people that pitch right on top of the previous yeast cake with no problems. Just make sure that you are brewing a simular color and style when doing so. There will be some of your previous batch in there. Also, smell the yeast to ensure that there are no off flavors detected. Do not ...
by brewmeisterintng
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clarksville, TN Homebrewing Club
Replies: 7
Views: 11264

I hope this helps

I am not the site designer and am not sure what problems you are experiencing. I know that the administrator tighten restrictions and I think you might need the following. If you are still having problems, e-mail him at webmaster@clarksvillecarboys.com The registration code is as follows: I Love Bee...
by brewmeisterintng
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Pre-Made Lauter Tun
Replies: 40
Views: 52962

Another Idea

Bill, I don't think the obertieg is mainly coming from the vorlauf. My belief is that is a result of stirring the grains and during the rest is settles on top of the grain bed. I use a raking tool that penetrates the bed 1 to 2 inches that eliminates pooling and channeling with great success. The gr...
by brewmeisterintng
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Pre-Made Lauter Tun
Replies: 40
Views: 52962

I was being facetious

Addrienne, It's your money and your beer. Do what you think is best. As you have read in the other posts, a mash/ lauter tun is not a big construction project. Too many times people will take a simple process and make it complex. I am all about simple so I batch sparge with a cooler and double braid...
by brewmeisterintng
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clarksville, TN Homebrewing Club
Replies: 7
Views: 11264

First Meet and Greet

Since my last post the club membership has more than doubled. As such, the board is rocking. We have people tlaking about building their kegging systems, stir plates... you name it.
by brewmeisterintng
Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Pre-Made Lauter Tun
Replies: 40
Views: 52962

I Hope and Pray

That you are fermenting in a plastic bucket and you are using electricity to heat everything. You can safety brewing to death but there are necessary but mitigating risks involved in life excluding brewing. You just have to be cognizant of those risks and reduce them. If that means buying a mash tun...
by brewmeisterintng
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Yeast Harvesting
Replies: 4
Views: 6888

My question is WHY

In current day there are better yeast strains available that are fresh for starting your yeast cultures with. I would reserve culturing yeast from bottles/ kegs for those that can not be duplicated by any other means (the yeast strain isn’t available elsewhere). A quite a few brewery’s attempt to ke...
by brewmeisterintng
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Priming and Bottling Lager
Replies: 2
Views: 5377

No

If you didn't filter the yeast out there should be enough live yeast to carbonate the beer. It may take some time but if you introduce a measured amount of priming sugar, it will carbonate. The concern of viable yeast occurs when you are a month or greater in the fermentor. It's not that the yeast i...
by brewmeisterintng
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Pre-Made Lauter Tun
Replies: 40
Views: 52962

It must me a man thing

Personal pride falls into play. Money aside, I take pride in my mash tun and wouldn't be appreciative of my beer knowing that I was utilizing all stock/ off the shelf equipment. There are complete brew systems with HLTs, Mash/ lauter tuns ect to the point that all you have to do is push buttons and ...
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Overnight cooling
Replies: 11
Views: 13758

You are Aces

I am for the KISS principle. That's why I have a problem with all the new fangled stuff. It's not about all the fancy stuff you HAVE to have to make a perfect pint; it's about makin a good beer. I think that pumps, CFWCs and all the gadgets take away from home brewing.
by brewmeisterintng
Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Lager Fermentation Question
Replies: 7
Views: 10031

Fermenting My Way

For ales I primary for one week, secondary for two. For lagers double everything. That is the generalized rules. However if the beer doesn't look ready for transfer ie. coursin hasn't dropped or air lock is still active, I will wait. There is nothing wrong with letting it sit for another week in the...