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Posted in thread: wtt or wts firkin keg on 03-21-2011 at 07:56 PM
I am interested. How much do you want for it? I have a friend in Boston that could pick up for
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 03-16-2011 at 03:00 PM
Just using a potentiometer for speed control. Fans are old Rosewill 80mm case fans with blue
LEDs taken out of my old computer case. I'll still need to pick something up, none of the power
supplies I ...
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 03-15-2011 at 11:43 PM
Just went through a box in my attic. Nothing I have has the amperage I'll need. Looks like I'll
order online.edit: Fans say 12V .18A I'm thinking I need at least 6A with the resistance of the
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 03-15-2011 at 06:28 PM
Thanks camiller. That is what I needed to know.
Posted in thread: Acidifying Sparge Water on 03-15-2011 at 06:23 PM
I have. Shouldn't take very much with soft water. Make sure you stir well and take pH readings.
Too much lactic and you will taste it. You may want to consider phosphoric acid to avoid the
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 03-15-2011 at 03:41 PM
Ok, I decided to build a stir plate station. I'm going to have 3 separate stirs on one box. Got
the box built, the wiring sorted, but now comes the big quesiton. Power? I want to just have
one plug to...
Posted in thread: using RO water + all grain = some kind of water profile? on 02-27-2011 at 01:48 PM
Not enough to give the enzymes or yeast the ability to work properly.
Posted in thread: Removal of head during fermentation on 02-22-2011 at 06:27 PM
Get the Chris White book, Yeast. What you are describing is top cropping of the yeast. You can
reuse it provided you can sterilize your collection tools. I wouldn't recommend skimming all of
it off as...
Posted in thread: How do you know what your typical brewhouse efficiency is? on 02-10-2011 at 02:23 PM
Most important thing is to try and be consistent. As Old Tx says, whats a couple of extra bucks
to get the final product you want. Many things effect efficiency. The ones you want to focus on
Posted in thread: should i change anything on 02-10-2011 at 02:16 PM
Not to be a downer, but 85% seems too high. So high that it may be causing you to extract some
tannins from the grains that will cause astringency. Did you take a gravity reading of your