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Forum: DIY Projects 04-13-2012, 01:32 AM
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Posted By aplus01
Great looking build! I hope the recipient was...

Great looking build! I hope the recipient was pleased with it.

I'm curious about the shelves you installed. How did you get that L-shaped metal attached to the sides of the freezer and fridge? And...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-07-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,914
Posted By aplus01
My very first attempt was partial mash but now...

My very first attempt was partial mash but now that I have a Rubbermaid mash tun I do all grain brews. It was good both ways. Would be curious if I could tell a difference between a partial mash and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By aplus01
Mine was pretty indistinguishable. I did a...

Mine was pretty indistinguishable. I did a triangle test and couldn't pick out the odd beer from the 3. I used the Northern Brewer recipe and have had great results each time I've done it (5 times...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-28-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By aplus01
Hey neighbor! Just move two weekends ago further...

Hey neighbor! Just move two weekends ago further east so a visit isn't likely. Thanks for the offer though. I haven't had any two hearted lately so I think its about time to harvest another batch!
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-25-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By aplus01
Better late than never eh? I've done multiple...

Better late than never eh? I've done multiple attempts at a THA clone so far. Need to try harvesting yeast again as on my first/only attempt I think I underpitched. I tried with 1056 and US05 also...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-13-2012, 12:25 PM
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Posted By aplus01
And the winner is....

And the winner is....
Forum: General Techniques 01-18-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 200,054
Posted By aplus01
Great explaination of how gelatin works. Thanks...

Great explaination of how gelatin works. Thanks for taking the time to spell it all out.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-10-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By aplus01
Ok, so that explains why the length of the gas in...

Ok, so that explains why the length of the gas in tube doesn't seem to have any effect on how the keg functions.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-10-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By aplus01
So does anyone know what the purpose of the gas...

So does anyone know what the purpose of the gas in tubes is? If you can get by with such a short tube seems like you could go without them entirely.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-06-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By aplus01
Very true. I own 2 kegs. One reconditioned which...

Very true. I own 2 kegs. One reconditioned which is currently dispensing beer and the second (a used keg) is the bane of my existance.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-06-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By aplus01
Thanks, for sharing your experience. It was just...

Thanks, for sharing your experience. It was just what I needed to realize that I should just trim the dip tubes. Especially since I own a pipe cutter but no carbide drill bits. :-P

So far kegging...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-05-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By aplus01
So I gather from the responses that some sort of...

So I gather from the responses that some sort of dip tube is advisable.

Has anyone had firsthand experience with drilling the hole to accommodate the stainless gas dip tube? Or with shortening...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-05-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By aplus01
SS Gas Dip Tube Too Wide for Keg

I've got a Firestone Challenger VI keg that I bought replacement gas in dip tubes for at a local homebrew store. I assumed all dip tubes were created equal. I've since learned that my kegs gas in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-02-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By aplus01
It took me longer than anticipated on my first...

It took me longer than anticipated on my first attempt too. Still was less cleaning and time involved than bottling though.

Wish I'd gotten over to the the store while in Raleigh. My local store...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-02-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By aplus01
Where did you find a store that was open?...

Where did you find a store that was open? American Brewmaster? Their a website said they were closed! I needed replacement poppet valves!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-22-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,727
Posted By aplus01
Great suggestion! I bought my gear through...

Great suggestion!

I bought my gear through kegconnection.com. They've got a replacement en route (should arrive tomorrow).

They had the lowest price for a basic 2 keg setup and they've been...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-20-2011, 04:11 AM
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Posted By aplus01
The vendor was super cool and has agreed to cross...

The vendor was super cool and has agreed to cross ship a replacement so I can periodically pump some CO2 into my keg.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-19-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,727
Posted By aplus01
Sounds like an exchange/refund is my best...

Sounds like an exchange/refund is my best solution. I just got all this gear so I have no idea what is appropriate for it to be doing. I figured it probably shouldn't be spewing gas though. :)
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-19-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,727
Posted By aplus01
Frak! I suspected as much. So there's not...

Frak! I suspected as much. So there's not something I could do to correct the issue then?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-18-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,727
Posted By aplus01
Should my new CO2 regulator be leaking like this?

I bought a new regulator and went to use it for the first time today and noticed it's making a hissing noise. I sprayed some starsan on the regulator and saw bubbles coming out of the backside of the...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-06-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By aplus01
Thanks for the link, Brewskii! Going to use...

Thanks for the link, Brewskii!

Going to use that guide to put together my stirplate. I've heard folks recommend a resistor before the pot since they typically aren't rated for very high voltage....
Forum: DIY Projects 10-02-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By aplus01
Awesome find, just ordered one. Now I need to get...

Awesome find, just ordered one. Now I need to get the other parts together. What are you using as the housing for the stir plate?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-28-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By aplus01
I recently ran through the back catalog of Basic...

I recently ran through the back catalog of Basic Brewing Radio and the 03-11-10 episode - Starter Aeration Experiment was super informative. In it the experimenter, Sean Terrill, reported 25% (I may...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-26-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,035
Posted By aplus01
Glad to hear it! The more of my batch I consume...

Glad to hear it! The more of my batch I consume the more I'm convinced that I botched it with my DME addition. Anxious to try it again. Just gotta empty out those bottles first :P
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-20-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,035
Posted By aplus01
My condolences for your loss! Think the $1.50 I...

My condolences for your loss! Think the $1.50 I spent on a 90 degree elbow was maybe one of my best equipment investments.

Well I definitely have unfermented sugars in beer. I've already drank...
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