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Posted in thread: Leave last hydrometer sample on counter on 02-11-2016 at 06:56 PM
I leave it on there because I forgot about it. Usually it ferments. Then, gets infected, then
gets smelly. Then I get yelled at.I'm not sure it is always a great representation of what is
Posted in thread: Using a convoluted counterflow chiller as a heat exchanger in a HERMS? on 02-08-2016 at 07:51 PM
I've been thinking about a similar idea. Sorry, I don't have a drawing. The idea is to combine
HERMS and RIMS equipment. Instead of an HLT with a heating element in it, just use a small 1
gallon pot w...
Posted in thread: Is it just me? on 02-05-2016 at 09:02 PM
I've made beers that were pretty tasty straight out of the fermenter, so I get it. I have a
Pliny clone on tap now that is fantastic the instant it gets close to carbed up, and you want
to drink it AS...
Posted in thread: Gotta give Bar Keepers Friend props on 02-04-2016 at 03:09 PM
Yeah, that stuff is great. It also helps passivate the SS on your kettle to prevent rust (yes,
SS can rust). I use it for our pots and pans too when they need a good scrubbing. You should
get in the h...
Posted in thread: Electric Brewing Vent fan - HUGE leak - any help ? on 02-03-2016 at 03:27 PM
Test for New Fan locationI moved the fan UP as close to the exit vent as possible.I put 5 gal
of water in my BK for a test - turned up the heat.Turned on the Vent fan at 200F - Got to boil
Posted in thread: Electric Brewing Vent fan - HUGE leak - any help ? on 02-03-2016 at 03:26 PM
I have a much larger fan well away from the hood (also a giant mixing bowl), its about a foot
from the window vent hole and horizontally aligned. There's maybe 10 feet of 6" ducting and 2
elbows in be...
Posted in thread: Can't Trust Anyone Sometimes on 01-21-2016 at 01:55 PM
I'm most of the way through fixing up a house, and nearly all of my contractor experiences have
been bad. Poor work, unprofessional, unethical, you name it. I've had a drywaller smoke inside
Posted in thread: Build vs Buy on 01-19-2016 at 10:12 PM
Here is an alternate perspective. I built my own, loosely modeled on Kal's panel (except with
DIN). 3 stout-tanks kettles, HERMS, 2 chuggers, the whole shebang. I did all the home wiring,
made a venti...
Posted in thread: Oxidation of Pliny Clone on 10-22-2015 at 12:45 PM
That's what this was. First kit I've done in 5 years I think. Out of the keg, it is one of the
nicest beers I've made in a long time. After the quick and dirty bottling, though, it was
pretty bad. Did...
Posted in thread: Oxidation of Pliny Clone on 10-19-2015 at 04:58 PM
I recently made a Pliny the Elder clone, and it is fantastic. I was visiting a friend out of
town and filled up a couple bottles to share it. This was a quick and dirty bottling, no CO2
purging or cou...