what are you doing with home brew today

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  1. James_sweden

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    If you watch Dr. Hans on YouTube (relatively local to me), he does the same thing with his spent grain... Supporting the local deer at his house. I'd do the same, but I brew in the city and all the animals are out at the cabin!
     
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    I built some great soil out of Colorado clay doing just that, and fed a lot of jackalope larvae, too. I have a lot of unused grain from the brewery auction that will go into my soil this fall once the garden is in. Hop debris usually goes down the drain, though, as a part of cleaning my kettle. Wouldn't recommend that if you're on a septic system.
     
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    Congrats man! Looks great,
     
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    Got water measured and added camden to it. Still working on exact for a Helles i plan to brew tomorrow.
     
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    Mark Farrell, thanks for the video. It seems I built a keg & carboy washer just like this (functionally anyway) about 4 years ago. It has saved me many hours of cleanup time over the years. A 5 gallon Home Depot bucket & a big fountain pump. I run mine 20 minutes with PBW, then with Sart San followed by a clear water flush. I set it up in the shower & fill it with hot water. Mine uses 2 buckets, one running PBW followed by one filled with Star San followed by one filled with clear water. Just pick up the keg/carboy from 1 bucket & set it into the other while I fill the previous bucket with the next solution.
    Every other brew I do the whole disassemble & scrub the parts thing. I started this project because I couldn't reach the bottom of the keg & I hate having to hold the wet carboy in my lap while I use a brush on the inside.
    Thanks for the clarifications.
     
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    Good timing on expanding the capabilities of my newly acquired Bucket Blaster. Ace Hardware had their annual Children's Miracle Network event this weekend. You donate $5, get a free 5 gallon bucket and 20% off of almost anything that will fit into the bucket. Got all the hardware I needed to use the Blaster for cleaning lines and faucets as well as 2 refills for my keezer dehumidifier and a few other odds and ends needed around the house.

    Did a gravity check on my Willamette Summer Ale earlier and cranked the fermentation fridge down for a cold crash. Rewarding myself with a pint of my Centennial Summer Ale and a shot of ET. Expecting the Centennial Summer to kick with every pint I pull.

    My reward.jpg
     
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    Brewed 1 gallon of blonde with 2-row, centennial, cascade, and voss kveik
     
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    Bob, Looking for that ghost. We have one here that seems partial to IPAs.
     
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    Looking at something similar today too.
     
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    Got the RO filter installed and working. Collecting water for tomorrow's brew, a session Saison spiced with Grains of Paradise. 20200801_160355.jpg
     
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    An RO filter system is in my not too distant future
     
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    Wish that was a viable solution for our lousy water, but it isn't. With well over 500ppm TDS, the rejection rate and shortened filter & membrane life, it's just cheaper in the long run to pay $ .39/gallon for RO at Wally World.
     
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    I checked my tap water, 240 ppm TDS. Apparently there's a run-in period, the TDS is dropping as I collect water, it's down to 13 at last check. I checked distilled water and got 1 ppm. I'll consider it 0 for water calculation purposes.
     
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    Dumping/cleaning the kegs from before the old keezer died...I had hoped they would still be drinkable, I was wrong. Moving "That 70's Beer" and the latest run of "Dirty Bohemian" to the(now empty) keezer for lagering.
     
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    Cleaning equipment after being lazy all week and letting it sit.
     
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    Finally brewing a Helles.
     
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    Picked up the specialty grains for my Imperial Stout session on Wednesday. I am _still_ wondering what to do about yeast though. The OG and volume are on the limit of what one packet of either the Lalbrew Voss or Mangrove Jacks M42 can handle. I know that Kveik likes underpitching, but I could use some advice on whether I should suck it up, mask up and go buy another packet of yeast.

    Help?
     
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    I’m getting everything ready for Brewday Monday, brewing Herm’s BelWit II.
     
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