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Posted in thread: Just bought a brewhouse!!! on 04-25-2008 at 10:46 PM
VERY cool. I'd definitely be there opening day if it wasn't a 3,000 mile drive.
Posted in thread: Pond pump...good deal? on 04-18-2008 at 12:02 AM
I would say they're way too small too. That's that kind of pump I've used in those little
waterfall things and just put put a constant dribble of water. Think about how fast you would
have to pour out...
Posted in thread: Bottles soak in one-step too long? on 04-17-2008 at 11:46 PM
Okay, see if I remember this right One step is sodium percarbonate and sodium silicate. The
sodium percarbonate breaks down into hydrogen peroxcide (the sanitizer) and sodium carbonate.
The hydrogen p...
Posted in thread: Portable/stackable wood bottle racks? on 04-17-2008 at 11:10 PM
Has anyone run across well designed portable and stackable bottle racks built out of wood. I'm
drawing up some plans to build some in my wood shop with movable dividers that will handle my
Posted in thread: Electric Heating Element Current Supply Concept on 04-14-2008 at 03:54 PM
I am planning on using 120VAC as the power source for a resistive heating element. That won't
work because the heating element will have a set resistance that doesn't depend on either the
voltage or c...
Posted in thread: What would MacGuyver do? - variable speed pump on 04-10-2008 at 10:44 PM
MacGuyver would pull a variable speed DC motor from a treadmill, DC power supply from an old
computer, and rig it to the pump with some paper clips and a wad of bubble gum.
Posted in thread: Electric Heating Element Current Supply Concept on 04-10-2008 at 10:32 PM
What's the goal with that setup? What's the power source? If it's AC, you can just use a
transformer to lower the voltage and increase the current. If it's DC, you can buy a power
inverter off the she...
Posted in thread: How long is one step effective? on 04-10-2008 at 01:45 AM
That's why I switched to starsan. The one step works by creating hydrogen peroxide which breaks
down. One week probably if you keep it in a dark, cool place and the container is clean. The
starsan I c...
Posted in thread: When do you add malto dextrin? on 04-10-2008 at 01:18 AM
My last batch I used lactose for the same reasons. I just added it at the same time as the
extract just because it was convenient. I think next time I'll boil it with the priming sugar
because that wi...
Posted in thread: Temp. Question on 04-10-2008 at 01:08 AM
Everything I've read is it's the sudden change in temperature that causes the problems. I
happen to have a packet of dry Nottingham right here and it says to hydrate the yeast in water
at 86 to 92 deg...