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  • Original setup was a Mr Beer kit circa 1995 , brewed 2 extract batches

    Current setup is a Keggle bk, 5 gallon Rubbermaid mt and zapap lt.
  • Centennial blonde ale variant
  • Peach ginger melomel
  • ancient orange mead
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  • tx


  • Posted in thread: modulating 4500w heatstick on 12-14-2013 at 10:08 AM
    Yes, that will work. And yes you would need a heat sink for the SSR like this one: setup will
    give you manual linear control of your temp output. The other suggestion I've seen on here is a
    SSVR (sol...

  • Posted in thread: Alternative Energy Electric Setup on 10-25-2013 at 06:50 PM
    This is just a very rough guesstimate, but suppose you run your 5500w heating element for a
    total of 2 hours on brew day. 11kwh of power consumption. It would take the average 3kw home
    solar system a ...

  • Posted in thread: Capping without a capper - don't do it... on 10-16-2013 at 03:17 AM
    Disclaimer: the following is/was a stupid idea and should not be repeated. I've bottled a batch
    with just the bell from a capper and a bolt with the correct threads, thus turning the bell in
    to a punc...

  • Posted in thread: For those who are thinking about converting a Sanke keg into a kettle on 08-31-2013 at 07:05 AM
    And much like the RIAA, the breweries do nothing to encourage compliance. A simple step would
    be a better deposit system. Someone who isn't going to get their deposit back because they lost
    their rece...

  • Posted in thread: $4.87 keg tool on 07-17-2013 at 02:44 AM
    I tried this method with a polarware economy kettle (fairly thin stainless) and it worked
    great. I used a 5/8" bolt instead of the 1/2", the fit was perfect on the copper fitting with
    no slop. I also ...

  • Posted in thread: Building Automation on 06-15-2013 at 01:39 AM
    I spent several years designing prison security systems that use many of the same parts used
    for building automation purposes. My fermentation chamber controller is a mishmash of Allen
    Bradley relays ...

  • Posted in thread: Cutting the coils in a dead freezer on 05-30-2013 at 01:59 AM
    So what I'm gathering is:a) There is probably some refrigerant in the lines, but not enough to
    give the whole world a sunburnb) I can cut the lines, so long as I don't do it with a cutting
    torch :) I ...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing bottles with bleach on 05-01-2013 at 01:20 AM
    I sanitized with bleach for my first several batches. It works fine, but as others said you
    have to rinse well which is a risk. I never had an infection going this route, nor a chlorine
    flavor to the ...

  • Posted in thread: ebay aquarium temp controller build on 06-15-2012 at 03:54 AM
    Well, the eBay ad/listing said 5A, the one-page "manual" that came with it said 10A, and, when
    I slipped the housing off, the actual component said 15A! I'm going with the assumption that
    I'm golden, ...

  • Posted in thread: Grain mill from on 06-14-2012 at 03:58 AM
    This looks to be the same mill adventures in home brewing sells as the "cereal killer". Theirs
    comes with a plywood base that fits over a bucket. same construction and same useless hand
    crank. Got min...