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Posted in thread: HOWTO - Make a BrewPi Fermentation Controller For Cheap on 04-08-2014 at 02:57 PM
I had no idea this BCS-460 gadget existed...I am going to have to check this out. I'd love to
homebrew it, but like Navy_Chief said, it might even be more economical to go with the BCS-460
Posted in thread: HOWTO - Make a BrewPi Fermentation Controller For Cheap on 03-26-2014 at 07:36 PM
I'm thinking it might be able to work if you can just put your beer and fridge sensors at the
same location inside your reflectix wrap? Or even better one inside the beer and one inside the
Posted in thread: HOWTO - Make a BrewPi Fermentation Controller For Cheap on 03-26-2014 at 01:05 PM
I think this has been addressed in part, but I'll shoot anyway because I am really interested
in this. My brewery is about 20 minutes away from where I actually live and I would love to be
able to dep...
Posted in thread: Avangard Pilsner Malt on 02-04-2014 at 02:27 PM
Good job digging up the malt analysis sheet.I finally got to taste a sample 100% Avangard
Pilsener beer, a Munich Helles. It'll be carbed up later this week. It's got a delicate bread
character that t...
Posted in thread: Avangard Pilsner Malt on 01-08-2014 at 01:15 PM
Haven't tasted the beer yet, but I also noticed good efficiency with Avangard. My Munich Helles
is going to be closer to 6% than I wanted it to be. Got 85% efficiency compared to the 80% I
Posted in thread: Avangard Pilsner Malt on 12-28-2013 at 06:59 PM
I picked up 20 lb to use in a Munich Helles next week. I'm going straight Avangard Pils malt,
so I should be able to get a good idea of its character.I can tell you tasting it next to
normal pilsner m...
Posted in thread: Help with fermentation chamber build on 04-16-2013 at 12:50 AM
Thanks everyone for the help. I've got the reptile tape and reflectix tape on two sankes in my
freezer and the controllers holding it at 55. The ambient temp is 38 and they seem to be
holding up. Succ...
Posted in thread: Help with fermentation chamber build on 03-29-2013 at 05:23 PM
I picked up large chest freezer off Craigslist for $75 bucks. I was looking for an upright
about the size that it is so that I don't have to lift the 1/2 barrel sankes that I use to
ferment in and out...
Posted in thread: Improvising modest temp control on a sanke fermentor on 01-02-2013 at 01:32 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I put the fermenter in a breezy, damp corner of my cellar that,
surprising to me, has an ambient temp of 59 degrees. With 7-8 degrees of fermentation
temperature increase, tha...
Posted in thread: Improvising modest temp control on a sanke fermentor on 12-28-2012 at 10:44 PM
I'm brewing a Cream Ale on Sunday and would like to use some basic temp control to keep my
fermentation temp around 64 degrees. I've been fortunate to have a cellar that keeps a very
convenient 65 deg...