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Old 02-12-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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I love me some homebrew gadgets! The best gadgets are the do-it-yourself kind. I've built a bunch, some are small and simple others are kinda large and complex. My favorite is a heatstick I mounted on an elbow. I used to use it to do full boils on my stove now I use it to heat strike/sparge/clean-up water. It really speeds up my brew days!



Whatt's your favorite DIY gadget?

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Old 02-13-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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that is a hard question.. I really like the heat stick I made, also the stir plate has come in real handy. My ugly corona mill makes for a good crush, and my brew cart, in progress, is going to make a quicker brew day...

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Man, nothin' that hasn't been shown before. I guess it would be my stir plate...only because when I tackled it, I knew nothing about circuits/electronics.
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These are my DIY threads here. The first one is the most popular, but the paper shredder grain mill was the one I'm most proud of (don't know why, but it worked surprisingly well).

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/simplest-keggle-cutting-jig-143048/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/double-barrel-bottling-now-twice-fast-257264/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/pressure-gauge-mounted-bottle-cap-268151/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/240vac-toolbox-control-panel-pics-184296/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/inline-thermometer-build-3-4-simple-simple-163779/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/paper-shredder-mill-203515/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/2-1-2-gallon-montana-jar-fermenter-200328/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/autosiphon-holder-solution-revisited-163373/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/i-just-bought-microscope-270225/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/chiller-heater-johnson-controller-w-pic-159995/

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I love me some homebrew gadgets! The best gadgets are the do-it-yourself kind. I've built a bunch, some are small and simple others are kinda large and complex. My favorite is a heatstick I mounted on an elbow. I used to use it to do full boils on my stove now I use it to heat strike/sparge/clean-up water. It really speeds up my brew days!



Whatt's your favorite DIY gadget?
i tried making one of those using water weld and the crap was so darn hard to work with/ when i was screwing the nut down over the element, it twisted the element all around, thus ripping the ground from the ground nut. now im afraid to even try it without a good ground... how did you do your set up?
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These are my DIY threads here. The first one is the most popular, but the paper shredder grain mill was the one I'm most proud of (don't know why, but it worked surprisingly well).
did ever you record efficiency with it?
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Without a doubt it has to be my fermentation chamber.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/fermentation-chamber-292242/

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did ever you record efficiency with it?
Sadly, no. But if my mill ever craps, I'll definitely test it out.
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Without a doubt it has to be my fermentation chamber.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/fermentation-chamber-292242/
Now that is a temp controller set up I have not seen, yet.

Nice metal work!
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Now that is a temp controller set up I have not seen, yet.

Nice metal work!
(THANK YOU)

Here is the thread that I used.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/diy-temp-controller-build-133364/
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