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Old 05-03-2006, 01:59 PM   #1
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One other use for my fryer

BEER! :biggrin:

Here is my lil brewery. Uses a fish fryer and a turkey fryer. It is a gravity system where water is boiled in the top S/S 6 gallon pot and the grains are in the middle. The water drains throgh a spigot into the next container. Mixes with the grains and strained into the bottom pot. It is then boiled with the hops. I am brewing today so I thought I would show you what is going on.
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Old 05-03-2006, 02:03 PM   #2
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I love home brew!! But I hate people that have pools in their backyards! :antismile:
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Old 05-03-2006, 02:34 PM   #3
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It is the law here in Florida. Ya have to have one.
I am making a Pale Ale today. 8lbs of crushed malt. With a handful of roasted malt for color.

Add 3 gallons of 155* water for 1/2 hour. Looks like oatmeal
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Home Brew and BBQ. Man life must be good in the sunshine state. That looks good hornet. I got a home brew kit as a gift and never checked it out. Now I might have to...........
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"Beer is proof that the good Lord loves us...and He wants us all to be happy!" :biggrin: Ben Franklin

Top pot has boiling water draining into the grains, which is being strained into a pot and collected as a type of sugar water called "wort".

Now we boil the wort for about an hour. bubble bubble bubble!

Here is the hops pellets that we add during the boil. next to it is a package of American Yeast we will add after is is cooled.

When we are done this is the beer you can have when yall get off yer cans and visit the Hornet!

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Great looking brew! I tried to make home brew from scratch many years ago, But when I bottled it up and capped them they dun blowed up a week later. What a mess that made. Mom and Dad were not happy at all. I then went to shine and corn liquor after that. Old Alvin on the farm made some great cider and apple jack, But he's gone now. Ever make any cherry bounce?
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Great looking brew! I tried to make home brew from scratch many years ago, But when I bottled it up and capped them they dun blowed up a week later. What a mess that made. Mom and Dad were not happy at all. I then went to shine and corn liquor after that. Old Alvin on the farm made some great cider and apple jack, But he's gone now. Ever make any cherry bounce?
If I'm correct the caps blew off cause of too much sugar? I went to a brew pub and made beer last year. It was a fantastic experience but very expesive. I think in the end it cost us over $200 to make 5 cases of beer. I know it can be made far cheaper at home!!
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I think that caps blew because it wasn’t done fermenting. I remember reading that it has something to do with the specific gravity of the brew.
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My costs are about $12 a case. The caps burst off for a couple reasons too much sugar when bottling and fermentaion had not finished. I have only had 2 or 3 burst bottles in over 10 years of doing this. One was from a chipped glass bottle. Kegging is another option too for storage of beer. i use bottles exclusivly though.
I want to make a hard cider one day. I have only had commercial brands before, but I like them alot. Nice change-o-pace.
My next beer will be a Ginger Ale. Not a soft drink but a real Ale. Very zesty. A great summertime beer if you like ginger. I make it every summer.
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