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10-29-2008

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11-09-2013 5:00 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Mount Vernon, IN
  • ChE
  • Jon Mansfield
  • 10 gallon SS brew kettle, 30 jet low pressure nat gas burner with stand from Cajun Cooking connected to residential gas hook-up, 6.5 and 5 gallon glass carboys, several 5 gallon corny kegs and a Danby fridge with dual tap tower. I control fermentation temperatures by submerging carboys in temperature controlled water bath - using an IceProbe thermoelectric aquarium chiller as refrigeration source.

    I use a Fermonitor connected to an old PC so I can trend and catalog all of my fermentations. ..very cool. http://fermonitor.com
  • Cream Stout, Boston Ale, Weizen
  • IPA, Blueberry wheat, Boston Ale
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-22-2014 at 03:13 PM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: The FerMonitor Lives on 10-10-2011 at 10:57 PM
    The Fermonitor is still alive after numerous struggles. We had to redesign with completely
    different electronics from a totally different supplier. We have been conducting a series of
    extensive tests ...

  • Posted in thread: A Rant About Online Homebrew Supply Shops on 03-29-2011 at 01:16 AM
    Last weekend I was in St. Louis and i decided to check out a local HBS, St. Louis Beer and Wine
    Making. It was in a decent location and the store was very clean. I wanted to buy a Russian
    Imperial kit...

  • Posted in thread: Need Advice Lowering FG on 12-16-2010 at 09:02 PM
    Let it warm up and gently "rock" the fermenter to get the yeast going a bit - don't shake it or
    anything crazy like that. Warming it up to 75 or 80 F would be good at this stage.

  • Posted in thread: stopping fermentation? on 11-02-2010 at 08:46 PM
    Chill it down below 35 F.

  • Posted in thread: Worst Commercial Beer You've Ever Had? on 09-23-2010 at 08:46 PM
    Liene's Lemon Shandy, Corona or any other beer that requires a lemon to be drinkable, Bud
    Lime...you can see the theme...

  • Posted in thread: When we talk about fermentation temperature, what exactly do we mean? on 06-14-2010 at 09:11 PM
    Some people measure and control the temperature directly with an immersion well, some stick a
    sensor to the surface of the carboy, some immerse the carboy in water and control the water
    temperature. I...

  • Posted in thread: How do I keep fermentation temps down?? on 06-13-2010 at 05:31 PM
    The ice probe chiller is about $100. I also considered freon-based coils and the best one I saw
    for the job was for the older 5 gallon water coolers like the ones used at the office. They
    have enough ...

  • Posted in thread: Pitched yeast when wort was way to hot on 06-13-2010 at 01:41 PM
    It is important to get fermentation started as soon as possible in order to protect the wort
    from wild yeast and bacteria. Once fermentation begins the wort begins to chemically change and
    it protects...

  • Posted in thread: How do I keep fermentation temps down?? on 06-12-2010 at 08:55 PM
    I use option #3 except I don't mess with ice bottles, instead i use an IceProbe aquarium
    chiller and a Johnson Temp Controller. Works great, I get excellent control down to ~55F. Here
    is the link to m...

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