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Posted in thread: $50 Dedicated HERMS on 09-08-2015 at 02:55 PM
I'm using the 24V version of the tan solar pumps. There is a huge thread on them and it seems
the tan versions are considered food grade. Here is the one I bought on ebay does a great job
and if I e...
Posted in thread: $50 Dedicated HERMS on 09-03-2015 at 05:13 PM
Just finished mine last week and used it on the weekend. Took a little getting used to but it
worked great and I hit my numbers. I put the temp control and my cheap solar pump into a
toolbox so it can...
Posted in thread: “The Black Box” Fermentation Temperature Controller on 09-14-2014 at 10:28 PM
Got my flashed stc-1000+ wired up today, and it works like a champ. Thanks for the programming
videos on your site. Very well done and makes it easy to get up and running. My Irish Red is
Posted in thread: “The Black Box” Fermentation Temperature Controller on 08-28-2014 at 07:28 PM
Subscribed and email added. Sounds like this might be good for a Kickstarter campaign to open a
small manufacturing facility. (Or just outsource some of the labor to the Cedar Rapids
Posted in thread: Post your infection on 07-08-2014 at 07:42 PM
Ian and gwcr: Both look normal to me. Fermentation can give off funky smells, but without the
alien opaque bubbles, or a BRIGHT white color, I'm 99% sure it's not infected.Thanks pfgonzo.
If it didn't...
Posted in thread: Post your infection on 07-08-2014 at 06:47 PM
First time with a potential infection for me. Not a good smell when I opened this one, about
got whiplash pulling my head away from the bucket. 3.5 weeks fermenting. OG 1.052, FG 1.009
with US-05. Pre...
Posted in thread: 4 ball and lock corny kegs on 09-19-2013 at 09:01 PM
Posted in thread: Batch sparge on 08-07-2013 at 09:09 PM
I stir, and only let it sit long enough for it to stop moving. Then vorlauf and drain to the
Posted in thread: sparge for time or gravity? on 08-06-2013 at 01:55 AM
Agree with the mgohring above. Depends on your methods. Batch sparging can take significantly
less time than with a traditional sparge arm. I have hit 80-85% efficiency with my last few
brews with bat...
Posted in thread: Upgrading to mash tun from BIAB on 08-05-2013 at 05:23 PM
Technically, all you need to take the step from BIAB to using a MT is the vessel to be used as
the MT. When I went from extract to BIAB, I bought a 7.5 gallon turkey fryer pot and propane
burner for 5...