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Old 07-29-2008, 01:25 PM   #21
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Now we need a pic with the doors open with the beers inside.
I will do that when I get home from work. Just moved the Kolsch to a secondary and I'm excited about this beer. Quick question: When you crash cool, do you cool in the fridge for a couple days then back to room temp, rack to bottling bucket and bottle?
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:34 PM   #22
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I will do that when I get home from work. Just moved the Kolsch to a secondary and I'm excited about this beer. Quick question: When you crash cool, do you cool in the fridge for a couple days then back to room temp, rack to bottling bucket and bottle?
When I crash cool, I take it down to 30-37 degrees in the freezer where it ferments. This causes the yeast to flocculate down and the chilling tends to firm up the yeast cake so my beer is pretty clear when racked to the keg.

I do not let it warm up before racking.
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:28 PM   #23
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Sounds good.

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Here it is. The Kolsch on the left and the Haus Pale Ale on the right.
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Very nice. Looks like you have a leak on the right. Perhaps a tray would help.

Sweet piece of furniture!

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Old 07-30-2008, 11:55 AM   #26
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Thanks. I am going to rig something up this weekend. Don't want to ruin all the work.

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Old 07-30-2008, 12:13 PM   #27
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Thanks. I am going to rig something up this weekend. Don't want to ruin all the work.
I used a piece of hardy board siding to put over the floor of mine so when/if there are any leaks or condensation it does not ruin any wood. Ive got a link in my sig.


Yours does look a hell of a lot better than mine though, I wish I had craftsmanship skills like that!!!
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Do you have a piece list? I need to make one of these as well.

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Old 08-05-2008, 10:13 PM   #29
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1 and 1/4 sheets 3/4" oak MDF
1 sheet 1' foam board
1/2 sheet 1/2 particle board (for the frame and base)
1/2 sheet melamine
10' if oak molding
10' oak trim for doors
2 door handles
1 dorm fridge
1/2 pint stain
1/2 pint clear coat
10' 1"x3" oak board
3' 1"x1.5" oak board

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Is that MDF you used for the floor of that thing? Thats not wise since as soon as water touches it the mdf loses its rigidity. You should have used a piece of melamine. You should get something to remedy that right away.

Other than that - I think its a pretty handsome cabinet worthy of sitting in the living room! I make furniture... I can't believe I never thought of building something like this myself. That will be a nice winter project methinks!

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