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Posted in thread: Turkey fryer in garage? on 02-01-2014 at 06:24 PM
If it is propane powered, keep it outside or at least in a garage with the door open, and some
cross ventilation, a leak or a flame out could fill your house with gas, or cause a buildup of
CO and CO2...
Posted in thread: Storing bottles once emptied.... on 11-21-2013 at 09:12 PM
I keep a Fastrack on the kitchen counter, when I drink a homebrew, I rinse it thoroughly, then
invert it in the Fastrack to dry. Once I have it filled, I store them downstairs in the pantry.
Posted in thread: Christmas Ale Brew Day! on 11-16-2013 at 04:16 PM
I added some sweet orange peel, and a partially crushed orange with cloves stuck in the skin
like a sea mine during the last 10 minutes of the boil. Also added 2 cinnamon sticks to the
final hop bag, ...
Posted in thread: Bayou Burner using lots of propane on 11-16-2013 at 03:39 PM
If you are thinking of going from tank swapping to refills at the local propane distributor or
hardware store, you should check the manufacturing date on the tank. By law, a tank must be
Posted in thread: Has anyone tried these SSRs? on 02-05-2013 at 10:38 PM
The mini fridge is going to be an issue with this board, but if the board has just "fallen into
your lap", as opposed to purchasing it, then you use the SSRs on the boards for your smaller
Posted in thread: All Grain Apartment Brewing: Will a 1500W/120V element boil 6 gallons? on 02-02-2013 at 08:32 PM
I have been using a Butterball Turkey Fryer, which uses a 1650 watt direct immersion element.
Getting to a boil with a full pot of 6 gallons of water was marginal at best, as you near
boiling, the hea...
Posted in thread: Has anyone tried these SSRs? on 02-02-2013 at 08:11 PM
I am just getting into the Homebrew hobby, but building an automatic system using something
like a Rasberry PI and Uno controllers intrigues me. I work with equipment that uses similar
SSRs to power s...
Posted in thread: Chest frezzer on 12-01-2012 at 04:56 PM
Shouldn't hurt anything, the length of time the compressor runs to keep the compartment at say
60 degrees in a well insulated freezer is a lot less than keeping it at zero, so the energy
required is m...
Posted in thread: sanitizing fruit with campdem on 11-21-2012 at 09:23 PM
The Campden reacts with the water to produce sulfur dioxide gas which dissipates after several
hours after doing its job. I don't really worry too much about it, the gas may be slower to
dissipate in ...
Posted in thread: Hello from Boring MD on 11-21-2012 at 08:46 PM
I've been in lurker mode for a while, and decided to register yesterday. Got 2 batches under my
belt, a Hefeweizen in bottles, and an IPA in the fermenter.I have made wine every year since
2004, and m...