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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-20-2014, 07:31 PM
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Posted By raceskier
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-30-2013, 04:02 PM
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Posted By raceskier
PicoBrew

Haven't been hanging out here much lately. Did a search and didn't find anything on this. A couple Microsoft guys came up with this system:
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-11-2010, 04:48 PM
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Posted By raceskier
I have 4 of them. It's all I've ever used. ...

I have 4 of them. It's all I've ever used.

I'm not sure what others mean by a slow transfer. It takes me about 15 minutes to to transfer 5 gallons by gravity. 20 inches of head, 3/8 OD tube that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-11-2010, 04:38 PM
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Posted By raceskier
nostalgia, Kinda off topic, but how did you...

nostalgia,

Kinda off topic, but how did you get that first picture? Did you put the camera in the bottom of the kettle?
Forum: General Techniques 03-11-2010, 04:31 PM
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Posted By raceskier
Be sure to check that the state you are shipping...

Be sure to check that the state you are shipping to permits the rhizomes being imported. I ran into this issue, intending to ship some rhizomes to my brother in Washington state. It is strictly...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-03-2010, 04:20 PM
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Posted By raceskier
I have Rog Leistad's Yeast Culturing for the...

I have Rog Leistad's Yeast Culturing for the Homebrewer". His very simple recipe calls for one tablespoon each of agar and DME, plus 1/16 teaspoon of yeast nutrient, per 1 cup of water. I ratio down...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-26-2010, 06:31 PM
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Posted By raceskier
AFAIK, the dry tap only fits the BB stopper. I...

AFAIK, the dry tap only fits the BB stopper. I suppose you could drill a blank rubber bung for it, but why when a conventional airlock works there? I use a 1/2" OD vinyl hose straight into the BB cap...
Forum: General Techniques 02-26-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By raceskier
Here's a recommendation for adding 20-30 ppm to...

Here's a recommendation for adding 20-30 ppm to the mash as an anti-oxidant:
http://www.draymans.com/articles/arts/14.html
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-26-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By raceskier
I use a large area homemade hop stopper attached...

I use a large area homemade hop stopper attached to the ball valve on my brew kettle. I gravity feed to the Shirron. No issues with clogging the Shirron, however as has been noted previously, the hop...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-26-2010, 05:31 PM
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Posted By raceskier
My Better Bottle temp probe solution is shown...

My Better Bottle temp probe solution is shown here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/where-put-temp-control-probe-157494/
Post #9. No contamination potential and excellent temp control.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-24-2010, 03:52 PM
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Posted By raceskier
They are a seasonal item. Your local HD may or...

They are a seasonal item. Your local HD may or may not have them in the winter, depending on what was left over from last summer. ACE hardware has them on line for $50, with free delivery to a local...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-16-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By raceskier
Unless you're boiling hydrochloric acid or using...

Unless you're boiling hydrochloric acid or using the kettle as a basis for a pressure vessel on the now cancelled space shuttle replacement, there is no effective difference in the performance of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2010, 05:05 PM
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Posted By raceskier
Dang, I was going to use the urologist joke.

Dang, I was going to use the urologist joke.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By raceskier
Here's another vote for all the bling. I...

Here's another vote for all the bling.

I went ported 5 and 6 gal bottles from day one of my brewing.

Why?

I can go straight from my kettle spigot through my plate chiller directly into the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2010, 04:45 PM
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Posted By raceskier
I have the same issues with Oxyclean, but only if...

I have the same issues with Oxyclean, but only if I leave it to soak for a loooong time. I find if I remove things within 2 days, I don't have an issue. I use Lime-A-Way (an acid) to remove the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-14-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By raceskier
Ditto on the cap sanitizing. The caps I get from...

Ditto on the cap sanitizing. The caps I get from my LHBS sit in an open box on a shelf. After rinsing them in Starsan, I usually have a nice layer of dust particles left in the Starsan.

After all...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-12-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By raceskier
If it's a Shirron, it's copper brazed stainless...

If it's a Shirron, it's copper brazed stainless steel.

If it's used, make sure you thoroughly flush it out. Make yourself a hose assembly with one of these:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-25-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By raceskier
One more technique if you're trying to get rid of...

One more technique if you're trying to get rid of the krausen ring around the top. Try using just a gallon or so of hot water with a scoop of Oxyclean or your favorite powdered brewing cleaner....
Forum: General Techniques 01-23-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By raceskier
Yeast Cake Re-use/Gelatin/Cold Crashing

OK, I'm tying all of these recent threads together as they may apply to the ball of knots issue I'm having.

About 2 months ago I brewed a Dead Guy clone. Domestic 2-row (no I don't know the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-22-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By raceskier
Ooops, then that's not the one I bought. Mine is...

Ooops, then that's not the one I bought. Mine is Model RHB-32, definitely not ATC.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,675
Posted By raceskier
Rosin flux cleans up with IPA. (isopropyl ...

Rosin flux cleans up with IPA. (isopropyl alcohol, not hoppy beer) If it's an acid flux, hot water and household cleanser work well.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-22-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By raceskier
This would appear to be the same one I bought....

This would appear to be the same one I bought. Works great, agreeing well when checked against a hydrometer, using the referenced More Beer spreadsheet. It is easily calibrated with DI water. It does...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By raceskier
A lot of good points here. The attachment to...

A lot of good points here.

The attachment to the side with insulation is a good non-intrusive compromise.

My solution is similar. I wrap the carboy with one of these sports injury gel packs....
Forum: DIY Projects 01-19-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By raceskier
After eventually seriously distorting my original...

After eventually seriously distorting my original braid manifold, I tried a SS false bottom in my Rubbermaid cooler. I never was able to make it work to my satisfaction. One of the issues was that I...
Forum: General Techniques 01-15-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 64,094
Posted By raceskier
Germlyn1, Lightbulb! I now use an...

Germlyn1,

Lightbulb!

I now use an almost immeasurably small amount in my brews. I dampen a q-tip with OO and just touch the tips of a few threads of my brew pot hop stopper before I assemble...
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