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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-23-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
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I tried building one a while back but never...

I tried building one a while back but never really got it working well. I used a 555 timer with a pot to vary the frequency and fed that into a octal counter (cd4022) and the output of that into...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,031
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My understanding of the whole raw diet thing is...

My understanding of the whole raw diet thing is limited, but I think normal mash temps are high enough to remove it from the raw category so boiling afterward is not even the issue. The only brew I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-11-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,093
Posted By k1v1116
Could you post a schematic of the 555 pwm...

Could you post a schematic of the 555 pwm circuit? Is the pwm controlling a SSR or are you using a different type of switch like a triac?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-23-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By k1v1116
So I came up with two recipes, I would like to...

So I came up with two recipes, I would like to make the kolsch (I have a lot of other beers bottled but everything is high abv. dark and full bodied) but I dont have the ideal hops for it. Help me...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-23-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By k1v1116
What to make with these ingredients

Its been 6 months since I last brewed due to other stuff happening.
I'm looking for recipes ideas for a 5 gallon batch.
I have the following malts, hops, yeasts:

YEASTS -
1098 british ale...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-13-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By k1v1116
I dont know if you would want to bother with it...

I dont know if you would want to bother with it but you could get a small transformer to provide 220vac the temp controller shouldnt draw much if its just a digital circuit and small relay, so a...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 93
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Posted By k1v1116
Beautiful! strange enough Ive been on break from...

Beautiful! strange enough Ive been on break from homebrewing for the same reason (actually due to limited space my cnc machine is blocking the entrance to the closet containing my brewing supplies)....
Forum: DIY Projects 06-16-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By k1v1116
I have a very little bit of experience with it....

I have a very little bit of experience with it. SPICE is really just a backend to a number of circuit analysis programs, try looking for 5spice or the student edition of Pspice. If you can find a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-28-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By k1v1116
If this person made wine it could be tannin.

If this person made wine it could be tannin.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-10-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 110
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april 17th 1:00am

april 17th 1:00am
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-03-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,655
Posted By k1v1116
With flysparging Ive found that you dont want the...

With flysparging Ive found that you dont want the water in to match the wort out. I get better efficiency if I alternate between more water less wort and more wort less water (sort of an accordion...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-01-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By k1v1116
If system restore was turned on, those files...

If system restore was turned on, those files should be backed up from a previous time.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_restore.htm

this link is for xp but should work for media center too....
Forum: Hops Growing 11-19-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By k1v1116
I think mulch in general keeps weeds down, bark,...

I think mulch in general keeps weeds down, bark, pine needles, wood chips... the main reason it isnt an issue for the hops is because by the time the needles are put there the hops are well...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By k1v1116
Its less important in a fly sparge compared to...

Its less important in a fly sparge compared to batch sparge but ideally you get the best efficiency when your preboil volume is hit as the MLT is fully drained.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-22-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,221
Posted By k1v1116
rather than trying to find hops that smell like...

rather than trying to find hops that smell like weed you could try smoking some grain with something that smells like weed.
Forum: General Techniques 10-22-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
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The only concern I have about blending beer /...

The only concern I have about blending beer / wine / spirits is the yeast. increased alcohol may kill the yeast and prevent carbonation which isnt a concern if youre kegging also some spirits have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-14-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,144
Posted By k1v1116
maybe look for a dunkleweizen recipe and switch...

maybe look for a dunkleweizen recipe and switch the yeast?
Forum: DIY Projects 10-09-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,721
Posted By k1v1116
to avoid this in the future can you add a second...

to avoid this in the future can you add a second thermo to measure temps at the heating element that will shut off if it gets above 212? If its difficult to do that I think you can even get a...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-08-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By k1v1116
I havent tried anything like that yet but my best...

I havent tried anything like that yet but my best idea is to buy a magnet probably a rare earth magnet since they have the best size and weight to magnetic strength ratio, then cut some kind of food...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-07-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,002
Posted By k1v1116
From what ive read in a few places about brewing...

From what ive read in a few places about brewing chemistry IBUs measures the actual bitterness and the math is straightforward. However perceived bitterness is dependent on a lot of things including...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-04-2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,927
Posted By k1v1116
This link has absinthe recipes they are very...

This link has absinthe recipes they are very licorice like in flavor and have ingredients in decent proportions to each other, you just have to scale back the whole recipe. Also you might want to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By k1v1116
crystal/caramel malt it supposed to help as is...

crystal/caramel malt it supposed to help as is wheat and flaked barley I think. but first make sure the beer has bottle conditioned long enough (this timing varies quite a bit from one beer to the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-25-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,950
Posted By k1v1116
Butyric acid is the characteristic scent in...

Butyric acid is the characteristic scent in Parmesan cheese it can be produced by other microorganisms but if it wasnt butyric acid just a general meaty/cheesy odor then it might be autolysis. Old...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-25-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,840
Posted By k1v1116
Be careful with garlic it tends to inhibit yeast....

Be careful with garlic it tends to inhibit yeast. As for the pickle juice it probably wont ferment but it might contain other microorganisms (lactic/acetic) that will ferment stuff in the beer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-20-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,819
Posted By k1v1116
Its not really more problematic than the other...

Its not really more problematic than the other methods just a different set of problems but scorching the grain at the bottom from lack of constant stirring seems to be the biggest concern. With...
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