Last Activity:05-06-2013 8:51 AM
Posted in thread: Rhubarb Beer on 04-23-2013 at 12:41 AM
How did this turn out? I would like to try this if it was decent. I'm also an extract brewer.
Posted in thread: STC 1000 "Ebay" Temperature Controller Build on 03-20-2013 at 12:28 PM
Regarding point # 2 (a very valid point), has anyone ever tried encapsulating the controller in
some type of spray foam? Does anyone know if there is a spray foam thats safe to use on exposed
Posted in thread: SE Nebraska Group Buy Round 2 on 02-24-2013 at 05:43 AM
New on HB talk. Does anyone ever do group buys on carboys?? I think it can be done. Or is there
another preferred fermentation method that is easier to come by and affordable??
Posted in thread: Yeast starter and oxygenation first batch on 02-21-2013 at 05:20 AM
Ok, so the kit says 6 weeks fermentation, and 2 weeks bottle conditioning. So 3 to 4 in
primary, then to secondary for "bulk aging" and "clarifying." Two questions:Will the yeast
"wake up" with the pr...
Posted in thread: Stir Plate Build on 02-20-2013 at 05:02 AM
I finished!! Got rid of the spacer on the fan and just epoxied the magnets to the fan hub. Even
if the balance is off a bit, the magnets are way lighter than if you get off with that big
washer. Runs ...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter and oxygenation first batch on 02-20-2013 at 04:49 AM
You should probably wait at least two weeks before transferring. I usually wait three. The
typical rule of thumb is bigger the beer, the longer you should age it (unless it's a wheat or
IPA). It will ...
Posted in thread: Temperature In Chamber vs Fermentor on 02-19-2013 at 04:15 AM
I have done very similar observations and have similar results to what you find. I also
surprised that there is this sort of temp gradients, which is why I was asking about some sort
of measurement er...
Posted in thread: Temp Controlled Fermentation Chamber on 02-19-2013 at 03:57 AM
I am working under assumption that first 7 days is most important for active temperature
control...with the insulated probe. After that I think the heat being added from fermentation
slows down and as...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter and oxygenation first batch on 02-19-2013 at 12:29 AM
My Belgian Dubbel extract kit (1.060) just went into the fermentor last night. This my biggest
beer ever, first with a stirred starter, first with yeast nutrient and first with oxygenation.
( can you ...
Posted in thread: Stir Plate Build on 02-16-2013 at 05:19 PM
I have the parts, and I was reading a thread that said to use a spacer and washer... Well, I
couldn't balance it very well. Any tips for balancing/ centering the spacer, washer, and