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Posted in thread: Home made hops harvesting machine on 06-15-2011 at 06:25 PM
I'm trying to come up with a plan on how to build a hops harvesting machine. I've seen some
videos online about some homemade machines that will strip the cones off the vines, but I'm
still unsure on ...
Posted in thread: Fermentation/storage/serving cabinet critique on 06-10-2010 at 06:59 PM
I'm having issues with mine. I left it run all night the other night and checked the temp the
next morning to see it only got down to 60F. My dad ( quite the handy man at a lot of things )
seems to th...
Posted in thread: Fermentation/storage/serving cabinet critique on 06-07-2010 at 01:28 PM
it's worked out really well so far, as my basement has been below 60 and i've held 40 without
any issues. The basement's getting warmer, about 70*F now though. I dont have a controller on
the fridge y...
Posted in thread: Could my crappy non-SS braid be effecting my efficiency? on 05-12-2010 at 05:17 PM
Did you cut both ends off of the hose?
Posted in thread: effects of mashing hot to start on 05-12-2010 at 11:52 AM
When this has happened I guess I haven't taken a accurate reading of my grain temp. I do wait
for the temp to come down some, but then when it gets to what I think is the right temp for
dumping the gr...
Posted in thread: effects of mashing hot to start on 05-11-2010 at 08:29 PM
I've not had any noticeable issues with this yet, but every time I brew I find myself wondering
if it could impact the fermentability of the mash. Sometimes I get my strike water too hot and
the temp ...
Posted in thread: Could my crappy non-SS braid be effecting my efficiency? on 05-11-2010 at 08:18 PM
I would be more worried about flavors coming from it. If you are getting wort out of the MLT
then I don't think that would be the cause for lower efficiency. check out the efficiency
Posted in thread: Side by Side - Fermanator on 05-10-2010 at 02:02 PM
pretty cool, though I'm wondering have you had any violent blow offs? I'd be worried about it
getting shorted out if so.
Posted in thread: Finally building my serve & ferment chamber (pics to come) on 05-10-2010 at 01:01 PM
I've been using an old fridge I rigged up with two taps as my kegerator for some time now and
after lagerring a few batches in my cold garage this winter I finally decided to setup
something for good ...
Posted in thread: Milling my own grains, hit all my mash/sparge temps - still only got 60%.... on 05-06-2010 at 03:23 PM
good stuff there. I'll add one thing, take it as grain of salt though, I'm no pro.I had a few
batches when I started doing all grain & batch sparging that I too had horrible efficiency (50%
- 60%) and...