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  • San Diego
  • Snowboarding,off-roading,fishing,cookn and brewn
  • Research Assistent/ Graduate student
  • Bryan Boyd
  • All, but can listen to the radio, "it's the best way to ruin the music you like"-NG '93
  • evil dead, office space, the big lebowski.
  • lost, nova, myth busters
  • Candede, Desolation angles, Hollywood, Choke, the joy of Home Brewing
  • About 7 years ago I bought a kit, 6gal bucket and 5gal glass carboy etc. and started brewing about every week end, and had a loyal band of beer swillers to help polish of each 5 gallon batch soon after it was ready. This was good because I got a lot of input about what I was doing. In the beginning I used extract with grain adjuncts, and experimented with many different recipes and different hops and yeasts. I brewed most every type of beer except lagers because I did not have a dedicated refrigerator, but that has changed. For a couple years my output was sadly about one keg a month, because I was in Graduate school so time was a little short.

    Now I have a house with a dedicated room in the garage. I have been trying to brew every weekend, and have a lot planed for the future. I have been brewing a lot of Belgian and English beers in the summer, and will get back to lagers as winter sets in. Not a long time here in San Diego.

    Two four ago, I graduated to All Grain brewing and k
  • Filling a 55 gallon Brandy Barrel.
  • Hitachino Red rice ale (attempt), California pale ale
  • Old brown sour ale
  • I hate bottling
  • Golden heavy, Old brown ale
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  • Posted in thread: Show us your panel on 01-16-2016 at 01:34 AM
    they are NTE 30A contractors 120VAC, I had them in my old control panel so I modified them to
    mount on to the DIN rails. They are a bit bulky and about $30 each. I might swap them out
    eventually, but ...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle - You Pick The Size!! on 01-15-2016 at 05:36 AM

  • Posted in thread: Show us your panel on 01-15-2016 at 04:45 AM
    Looks good B^2. That box is packed! 2?:1. Are those contactors dual throw? If so, are they DIN
    rail mounted? If so, where did you get them? They look DPST, just checking.yes they are dual
    throw,I got ...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your panel on 01-06-2016 at 05:08 AM
    This is my latest system Im building, should test fire it up next week. Its all wired up and
    continuity tested, and BCS460 is all connected and functioning so I'm hoping for a smooth wet
    test. Three 8...

  • Posted in thread: Grounding AC and DC on the same bus on 12-21-2015 at 03:17 AM
    Cool, Thanks.Yes I have them all tied to the earth ground not the neutral (green not white).I
    did a few searches and this seemed to be the way to do it.

  • Posted in thread: Grounding AC and DC on the same bus on 12-20-2015 at 10:47 PM
    Hi All,Been building my new system for the past few months, and am done with the High voltage
    connections and am finishing up the wiring for all the low voltage controllers, All the high
    voltage AC po...

  • Posted in thread: Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever! on 11-21-2015 at 06:15 AM

  • Posted in thread: discoloring Insulation in panel on 11-07-2015 at 09:17 PM
    Thanks Kal, after disassembling my panel, a could tell it was "a)" that was the problem at the
    inlet. I could see where the un even cut of the wires was causing an arc and damaging the
    connection. So ...

  • Posted in thread: discoloring Insulation in panel on 11-06-2015 at 05:22 AM
    So I took apart the old panel and started re wiring the new panel. I bought a pair of
    ratcheting crimper and a wire striper and am paying close attention to the striping of the
    wires to there proper l...

  • Posted in thread: HomebrewSupply Recipe Giveaway on 11-04-2015 at 02:42 PM
    Lord of the ESB - Extra Special Bitter All-Grain Recipe Kit