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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-18-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By sjwelna
My boiloff rate in my 10 gallon Sams club stock...

My boiloff rate in my 10 gallon Sams club stock pot (~18" wide) is around 2 gallons an hour as well with a ~75k btu burner.

-Steve
Forum: Cider 01-18-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 659,947
Posted By sjwelna
I brewed my umpteenth batch of this the other day...

I brewed my umpteenth batch of this the other day using Amarillo hops, 8 oz of lactose to backsweeten, and a starter of Belgian Abbey yeast to try and throw some estery/fruity flavors into the mix. ...
Forum: English Pale Ale 01-18-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 171,599
Posted By sjwelna
Brewed this a couple weeks ago using all Fuggles...

Brewed this a couple weeks ago using all Fuggles and S04, it's going to sit a while longer and then its going straight into the kegerator. :D
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-23-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By sjwelna
Just looks like yeast settled out on that...

Just looks like yeast settled out on that ring/ridge in the better bottle. Go ahead and rack it into a keg. Once you cold crash it, everything will drop to the bottom. The first pint or two might...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-22-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,908
Posted By sjwelna
That doesn't look crushed hardly at all IMO. I...

That doesn't look crushed hardly at all IMO. I set my barley crusher as tight as it will go, grain condition, and it is nothing but flour and whole smashed husks. I use plenty of rice hulls in...
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-18-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 388,587
Posted By sjwelna
I've made several batches of this and it is very...

I've made several batches of this and it is very close to the real Two Hearted. I love how simple it is! I can't manage to keep a keg of this around very long, my friends always demolish it! ...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-04-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By sjwelna
Powder coat will burn off if you get it too hot. ...

Powder coat will burn off if you get it too hot. (i.e. hitting it with a burner flame and the nearby areas). If you want to keep it coated you might consider a ceramic coat from Techline for...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 03-30-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 68,119
Posted By sjwelna
My corded Milwaukee drill (with t-handle) has...

My corded Milwaukee drill (with t-handle) has gobs of torque, so right at start up when there is some grain between the rollers I have to be real careful and hold the base down. I've flipped it a...
Forum: General Techniques 03-30-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,935
Posted By sjwelna
I've gotten increasingly lazy brewing. I used to...

I've gotten increasingly lazy brewing. I used to secondary everything, but eventually I just got annoyed trying to fish the siphon around through that tiny hole and not manage to suck up trub. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By sjwelna
In daydreams of scale-up for my brewing, I was...

In daydreams of scale-up for my brewing, I was thinking it would be awesome to just utilize a 60 gallon hot water heater as a HLT with a huge heat exchanger coil in it.

-Steve
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 03-30-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 68,119
Posted By sjwelna
Free Idea: Now if you guys put some latches...

Free Idea:

Now if you guys put some latches around the base to hook it to the bucket and not be able to flip it over if the mill/drill bogs and binds, that would set this one apart from the pack! ...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,771
Posted By sjwelna
In my experience of finishing my basement by...

In my experience of finishing my basement by myself (or just all the rough-ins) I have found that a couple calls to the inspectors asking questions tends to calm their nerves a bit. Especially if...
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 01-25-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,789
Posted By sjwelna
Well, so far I just kegged this on the 21st so...

Well, so far I just kegged this on the 21st so it's basically cold and not carbonated at this point. The smoke flavor is there but on the lighter side. Tentatively I would say that I would put more...
Forum: Porter 12-12-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 126,797
Posted By sjwelna
My batch is going into keg tonight after exactly...

My batch is going into keg tonight after exactly a month in primary. Hydro taster is good and finished around 1.020. I forget but I think I used notty for this one.

-Steve
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-07-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,538
Posted By sjwelna
Yep, I love Midwest. It's only an hour away from...

Yep, I love Midwest. It's only an hour away from me so I can drive up and pick up things in bulk. 35 bucks for a 50# sack of 2-row is a steal. Plus we don't have to pay sales tax in MN because...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-06-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,208
Posted By sjwelna
Great table. My comments were for THHN copper. ...

Great table. My comments were for THHN copper. I agree that the gauge wires are capable of carrying higher amperage, however I don't know any electrical inspector that would let you put a 25A...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 12-04-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 37,350
Posted By sjwelna
Brewed the 25 IBU AG version of this last night. ...

Brewed the 25 IBU AG version of this last night. Looking forward to tasting it! :mug: Hit the OG right on the money at 1.060 and everything else went just as smooth.

-Steve
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 12-04-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,268
Posted By sjwelna
OG of 1.071, I also subbed in S-05 for the yeast...

OG of 1.071, I also subbed in S-05 for the yeast as I didn't get to the supply store in time for anything else and had that on hand. Looking forward to tasting it! :mug:

-Steve
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 12-03-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,268
Posted By sjwelna
Brewing this up today, only change I made was...

Brewing this up today, only change I made was adjusting for my AA% hops and I didn't have Magnum so I went with Northern Brewer for the same total IBU.

-Steve
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-03-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,208
Posted By sjwelna
Lets not give someone advice that goes against...

Lets not give someone advice that goes against the National Electric Code. They are very clear that to be code compliant you need 6 gauge wire for a 50A breaker going to a subpanel or outlet.
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Forum: Electric Brewing 12-02-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,208
Posted By sjwelna
This is correct, sorry I had a brain fart posting...

This is correct, sorry I had a brain fart posting quick at work. :drunk:

-Steve
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 12-02-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,789
Posted By sjwelna
I love Rogue beers, I'm brewing this up tonight. ...

I love Rogue beers, I'm brewing this up tonight. :mug:

-Steve
Forum: DIY Projects 12-02-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,849
Posted By sjwelna
Anyone try the liquid tight 4" thermocouple...

Anyone try the liquid tight 4" thermocouple listed on auberins.com, Temperature control solutions for home and industry (http://www.auberins.com) ?

Liquid tight K type, 4 in probe, 1/2 NPT Thread...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-02-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,628
Posted By sjwelna
Those kegs look like Daleks sitting on the stand...

Those kegs look like Daleks sitting on the stand with the tri-clover fittings on them. :rockin: (any other Dr. Who fans out there???)

This is going to be a good thread, that stand/kegs look...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-01-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,208
Posted By sjwelna
5500w is ~23 amps at 240vac. You will want some...

5500w is ~23 amps at 240vac. You will want some headroom on the circuit as you only want to really pull about 80% max of the amperage load on the breaker or you will trip it often. 30A minimum for...
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