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  • Posted in thread: This hobby is driving me to drink . . . on 05-28-2013 at 02:10 PM
    Yeah, I adjusted for temp on my gravity reading like I normally do. That's why I'm convinced I
    misread the preboil reading, because you're absolutely right that it's impossible to only move
    two points...

  • Posted in thread: This hobby is driving me to drink . . . on 05-28-2013 at 01:37 AM
    Thanks everyone. On my next brew I'll redo my batch sparge method. Assuming that gets me some
    extra efficiency points, I'll next try to get a finer crush.

  • Posted in thread: This hobby is driving me to drink . . . on 05-28-2013 at 12:14 AM
    I'll keep this as short as possible, and TIA for your help/advice/constructive criticism. I've
    done about 12 all grain batches over the past year. My problem is with overall efficiency, and
    it's getti...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap pump and FDA approved 12v 100c on 11-10-2012 at 02:39 PM
    Something to consider: I burned through a 1.5A power supply in about ten minutes. Pick up at
    least a 2A supply if you don't want to keep replacing them. Also, I have a 4A supply on my
    first pump, and ...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap pump and FDA approved 12v 100c on 10-14-2012 at 06:49 PM
    Once you have the power supply, cut the end off that has the plug for the speakers/
    laptop/phone/whatever, and pull the two wires apart. You'll next need to determine which is the
    positive wire. It's ...

  • Posted in thread: Hollow lid on mash cooler = easy fly sparge setup? on 10-14-2012 at 01:39 AM
    Thanks for the input. After further examination, there are some "ridges" and "valleys" in the
    lid, so I would probably have to really flood the center valley in order to get any water over
    to the othe...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap pump and FDA approved 12v 100c on 10-14-2012 at 01:37 AM
    Thought I would post my experience with this pump. I'm running 1/2" line for the input, and
    3/8" line for the out. I also found a 12V 1.5A power supply at Goodwill, and that seems to work
    fine. The pu...

  • Posted in thread: Hollow lid on mash cooler = easy fly sparge setup? on 10-08-2012 at 02:51 AM
    This may be difficult to explain, but I have a ten gal Rubbermaid cooler that I use for my mash
    tun. I'm also about to install a pump to get the water from my kettle to tun. The lid on my
    cooler appea...

  • Posted in thread: Help with finding a common bad theme in my batches on 11-17-2009 at 09:24 PM
    The yeast on the first two batches was WLP001. I used the same slurry and made starters in both
    cases. On the third batch I made a starter from some Belgian ale yeast a friend gave me. I
    normally let ...

  • Posted in thread: Help with finding a common bad theme in my batches on 11-17-2009 at 09:47 AM
    Thanks for the replies. While I've not seen the temp get over 25C on the outside of the
    fermenter, I would say that the average temp is very close to 23C (73.4F), which if this is
    accurate, should be ...

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