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Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 08-25-2013 at 08:23 PM
One question is everyone using a fender washer as the piece between the magnet and fan? Curious
if anyone used anything else (only other deviation was someone posted a pic of a cutout plastic
Posted in thread: Mini fridge fermentation chamber on 04-16-2013 at 09:53 PM
Cool build, haven't seen any one else actually cut out the compressor bump. I've been looking
for a fridge that will hold a 6 gal better bottle for a while to deal with this.
Posted in thread: Use a brew hauler as a DIY carboy dryer on 03-27-2013 at 04:58 AM
Not sure if this is a DIY Project or an Equipment/Sanitation issue, but if you like to store
your plastic carboys dry, here's an easy way to do it without having to buy anything, provided
you have (a)...
Posted in thread: Captain Lawrence Freshchester Pale Ale on 11-14-2012 at 08:31 PM
3/4 cup of corn sugar (priming sugar) should be good for an APA. I would consult How to Brew on
that one also - it's a good resource for it (buy the book if you don't have it!) - hitting
Posted in thread: Captain Lawrence Freshchester Pale Ale on 11-08-2012 at 06:01 PM
Check out John Palmer's Lady Liberty Pale Ale recipe, it's an excellent APA base: did my first
brew using this recipe but bumped up the aroma hop additions and dry hop additions, including
Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 11-07-2012 at 02:42 PM
KurtB - the smaller one seems to have a higher RPM range than the larger one (1300-3000 vs
800-1500), so I'm not sure why you would need it. I have the smaller one and I have to keep it
on a low-mediu...
Posted in thread: Cheap (or free) and quick drill mounted aerator on 09-21-2012 at 05:05 AM
One day I'll use an oxygen tank or maybe shake a carboy to aerate my wort, but for now I'm
fermenting in a bucket and using a drill mounted aerator which seems to work well. They sell
drill mounted ae...
Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 09-21-2012 at 04:35 AM
I did the same thing, but I put this fan inside a wood cigar box, which was $5 a local cigar
shop, but you might be able to get one for free. I drilled some holes in the box and used the
screws that c...
Posted in thread: Cheap 13" Drip Tray on 09-05-2012 at 05:16 PM
Yes, if you have access to old hard drives you can same money by harvesting magnets out of them
for projects like this. People do that a lot for stir plates. I didn't have access to old hard
Posted in thread: Cheap 13" Drip Tray on 09-03-2012 at 08:01 PM
The mounting magnets for attaching the the brackets to the fridge are 1". Model MMS-A-X0 from
K&J Magnetics. They were not cheap (about $4 each), but they are very strong. They can
definitely hold 1 f...