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Posted in thread: Motor for HLT stirrer. on 01-01-2009 at 07:27 PM
Check out posts 34 and 35 in this thread by The Pol: built a HLT stirrer using the same parts
and it works great.Hope this helps.Ken
Posted in thread: My Barley Crusher Arrives Tomorrow! on 04-15-2007 at 01:19 AM
I got quick delivery on my Barley Crusher. Money well spent as far as I'm concerned. I love it!
I routinely get about 85% efficiency using the factory setting.Good luck with yours!Cheers,Ken
Posted in thread: Cleaning plastic Ale Pail on 04-15-2007 at 01:15 AM
I also use bleach to clean my fermentation bucket, but it doesn't competely remove the smell of
the beer. I wouldn't worry about it. I've seen no negative effects of the odor.Cheers,Ken
Posted in thread: carboys? on 04-15-2007 at 01:09 AM
I use the 6 gal size Better Bottle. Much lighter than glass and won't shatter if you drop it
(been there, done that). Works great for a 5 gal batch of beer.Cheers,Ken
Posted in thread: Blueprints on 03-09-2007 at 06:59 PM
Take a look at this rig. Go all the way to the bottom of the page and you'll see that this guy
sells the plans.
Posted in thread: Beer Tools Pro on 03-06-2007 at 01:08 AM
Whoa...have you Beertools users seen the BTP wiki yet? Wow...great info there!I have and its
helped me a lot in figuring out how to use the software, which wasn't always intuitively
obvious to me. My ...
Posted in thread: My first dry-hop and uh...what is it doing? on 03-03-2007 at 09:46 PM
I've dry hopped about 6 times or so. Initially looks just as you've described. I've always
added the hops to the secondary and left it sit for two weeks. By the end of the second week
almost all the h...
Posted in thread: 1st AG mashing as we speak on 03-03-2007 at 07:58 PM
Let us know how it turns out!Cheers,Ken
Posted in thread: 1st step to AG on 03-03-2007 at 06:45 PM
I agree with beer4breakfast. My boil kettle has two 1/2 in couplers welded in. One is for a 1/2
in SS ball valve. I use a pickup tube and false bottom on the inside of this coupler. I only
use leaf ho...
Posted in thread: Help, no activity in primary! on 02-15-2007 at 11:40 PM
This is why I do not like to ferment in buckets - you can't actually see what's going on in
there. I have had three different batches that did not pass bubbles through the airlock as it