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AG brewer since 2007. Current rig is a clone plus extras of http://theelectricbrewery.com. I like most styles of beer.

Projects in progress are a custom kegbot that tracks beer consumption without a flowmeter, a brewpi fermentation controller and a digital specific gravity meter.


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comment Is it safe to use a water kettle heat element?
Use a RIMS tube or a HERMS heat exchange coil. Both methods recirculate the liquid which is heated outside the mash tun. The grain remains in the mash tun. Again, see the Electric Brewery link for more details.
1h
comment Is it safe to use a water kettle heat element?
You don't put an element directly in the mash tun, but in the boil kettle it's no problem - the hops are moving around quickly and the heat is dissipated by the water.
3h
comment Is it safe to use a water kettle heat element?
related: homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/7979/…
3h
comment Is it safe to use a water kettle heat element?
What do you mean by safe? Food-safety (no undesirable metals in the wort) or electrical safety-hazzards?
1d
comment Risks for health from non food grade stainless steel false bottom
Which grade of stainless steel is it? 304, 316 etc..?
2d
comment yeast starter, always a good addition?
For 2000ml water and 200g DME I get a resulting gravity of 1.026 SG. That's a bit low for a starter. You would be better reducing the volume to 1.5 liters, which will get you to 1.035 SG. Also be sure to add yeast nutrients!
Apr
21
comment Do I need to continuously measure the temperature of my mash tun?
sigh. 3 answers and not one up-vote on the question.
Apr
21
comment Do I need to continuously measure the temperature of my mash tun?
you don't have to stir - you can recirculate the wort to even out the temperature.
Apr
21
comment yeast starter, always a good addition?
duplicate? homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/7483/…
Apr
21
comment yeast starter, always a good addition?
come on posters, if you post an answer, upvote the question! -1 for all of you :-)
Apr
20
comment Why drip water through mash while sparging (fly/continuous) instead of batch sparging?
Dripping water through the mash is called fly or continuous sparging.
Apr
19
comment How long does Star San last in a non-airtight container?
I thought it was a duplicate, but the question is about starsan left open. Either way, don't count on knowing how long it lasts since it will depend upon how soiled it gets - just measure the pH before using and toss when > 3 pH.
Apr
18
comment Would coffee wine be at all similar in taste to Kahlua?
@DennyConn I think you should re-open this - there are ways of fermenting coffee-based beverages.
Apr
17
comment Would coffee wine be at all similar in taste to Kahlua?
You add sugar to the coffee prior to fermenting it.
Apr
16
comment Would coffee wine be at all similar in taste to Kahlua?
There are fermented coffees, along the lines of kombucha, so this could still be relevant imho. Just a bad opening considering kahlua is usually distilled, which puts it off topic here.
Apr
14
comment How to make multiple batches consistent?
Be sure to taste all the beer before mixing - of one batch has gone bad you'll end up with 15 gallons of bad beer, rather than just 5.
Apr
12
comment Storing water after chloramine removal
I think you're presuming location. In Europe, I can't get water at that price.
Apr
12
comment BrewJacket - How does this Work and How can I replicate it?
8 fermentors? In your shoes I'd be looking at how to reduce beer turnaround time. With the right treatment you can go grain to glass in a week for a regular strength beer.
Apr
12
comment BrewJacket - How does this Work and How can I replicate it?
Sounds like you need both the beer bug and the brewjacket!
Apr
9
comment how to calculate proper proportions to make drinkable wine
I will close this - it's asking too many broad questions. @user1248888 - please try to focus on one question per post .