Last Activity:11-06-2013 3:10 PM
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Posted in thread: New brewer-$4k budget on 12-18-2013 at 06:20 AM
If you have 4k for a brew rig, I would recommend you take a couple hundred and set yourself up
with a turkey fryer and a 10 gal igloo cooler all grain set up. Once you've got a few solo brew
Posted in thread: Getting labels off of bottles on 10-16-2013 at 05:18 AM
Im a big fan of the Oxyclean method. I soak for about 20 min then use a sharp razor to scrape
the labels (most have already floated off by that time), then a quick scrub under hot tap water
with a sco...
Posted in thread: SWMBO says "Yes" to kegging gear on 10-16-2013 at 05:05 AM
Let me start by saying I'm by no means an expert, but I think I stumbled on a decent
method:Keep an eye on craigslist for kegerators (use all the possible variations on spelling).
I found a group of c...
Posted in thread: Sourcing Parts to Build a 10-way Secondary? on 10-16-2013 at 04:35 AM
My brother found some inexpensive regulators that are for automotive use (air tools and paint
applications). He bought some for his shop as well as for the kegerator. I'll forward him this
thread and ...
Posted in thread: DIY Stir Plate works without a flask but not with one on 10-16-2013 at 12:01 AM
I had the same issue with mine, but the problem was the round heads on the screws that I used
to attach the fan to the box set the flask up too high. I changed to tapered or bugle heads and
Posted in thread: Nitro tips? on 10-15-2013 at 04:33 PM
I've made a few very good stout recipes and served them on co2, but after visiting Ireland and
drinking Guinness every day, I want to try nitro. Here are my questions:1. Should I look at
beer gas or p...
Posted in thread: Keezer Collar: General Questions on 07-20-2013 at 09:14 AM
FWIW, I would say try to figure out the maximum number of faucets you will ever have, then
decide how you want them spaced. If your maximum number of faucets is an odd number, the center
of the collar...
Posted in thread: Should I pitch more yeast? on 07-19-2013 at 03:33 AM
I should start by saying I havent taken a gravity reading yet, so this question may be a little
premature:I brewed an IPA last weekend (sat), that came out to 1.064. I pitched one pack of
US-05 that I...
Posted in thread: Help with Magnums in planters on 05-24-2013 at 02:24 AM
Im pretty sure that overwatering is what killed my plants from last year...That and the spent
grains that I dumped in the planters. I've been real careful about how I'm watering these, so I
think it c...
Posted in thread: Help with Magnums in planters on 05-23-2013 at 10:18 PM
My hops finally started growing! It's a beer brewing miracle!!Still nothing from the
rhizomes... I've pretty much given up on those