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    ABOUT ME

  • Tahoe
  • Retired Engineer
  • Since 1982. Am building an all Electric Brewery.
  • Bennington Wedding AlernSDIPArnWest Coast IIPA
  • None
  • Only on big beers...
  • Wedding Pale AlernTwo Time Award Winning IPA
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Grainfather Kickstarter on 06-24-2015 at 01:33 PM
    I've been using the 2Kw system here in NZ since it started and I couldn't be happier to be
    honest. For someone like me, who lives in a small apartment, it's great....I think you all
    missed my point, u...

  • Posted in thread: Grainfather Kickstarter on 06-17-2015 at 08:25 PM
    Wow, that's quite the rant, very impressive. I was skeptical of the boil-off too but after
    showing the video that was posted on the Kickstarter page to several folks in my HB club who
    said it looked s...

  • Posted in thread: 5500 watt 12ga wire? on 06-17-2015 at 07:54 PM
    Either I missed it or nobody explained the important factor here to the original poster here.
    It's NOT how much current you draw during normal use. It's the current that the circuit breaker
    will trip ...

  • Posted in thread: Quality of Articles Featured on HBT on 06-17-2015 at 06:58 PM
    I know this post is off topic (back to the original topic actually) but today's article really
    missed the mark for me. I am not trying to berate the author or devalue the hard work that has
    undoubtedl...

  • Posted in thread: Grainfather Kickstarter on 06-17-2015 at 05:49 PM
    I looked at your kick starter page; there are two immediate problems with this:1. Yeah, you can
    probably boil (barely) 5 gallons, but most 5.5 gallon batches (to get 5 in the keg) will have
    about 7 ga...

  • Posted in thread: Here's an interesting failure mode for a temp controller on 05-16-2015 at 05:14 AM
    Nothing wrong with the fotek; BIG problem with the Fotek counterfeits. There are pics on how to
    tell if you have one.

  • Posted in thread: Choosing a Pump on 05-16-2015 at 05:03 AM
    To the original post - pumps are rated for flow and head(height of pumping, friction losses
    basically). At zero head, a pump may do 3 GPM; at 10 ft of head, it may do 0 GPM. So if you are
    going real h...

  • Posted in thread: What PID should I get? on 05-05-2015 at 01:32 AM
    I have seen a lot about the Alberin SYL 2352 but it is a lot more expensive than a lot of other
    options. I have found some PID with ssr and thermocoupler for 20$.What's the difference? I need
    one that...

  • Posted in thread: Why is my beer finishing so low??? on 05-05-2015 at 01:17 AM
    1. Never use sugar unless making Pliny the elder, and then only a little. It's a high alcohol
    bomb for making hop candy.2. Mash techniques vary. When you measure mash, check like crazy with
    a portable...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1056 (American Ale) Temperature Questions on 05-05-2015 at 12:58 AM
    Are your temperatures ambient or directly measuring the wort? As you may know, during active
    fermentation the wort temperature may be quite a bit higher than ambient.I'm in the practice of
    wrapping a ...

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