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Forum: DIY Projects 02-16-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Hovik
Pot goes from 1.2 ohms - 4.95k ohms. This is very...

Pot goes from 1.2 ohms - 4.95k ohms. This is very close to the performance of the pot in my working stir plate. Wall wort output is 5.10v. Input side of regulator shows 5.10v
Output shows 1.254vdc...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 02-13-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By Hovik
Well I did add the nibs from flamout until...

Well I did add the nibs from flamout until racking to primary as called for in the recipe. I have been munching on them here and there and nibs are pretty damn bitter, they might add some chocolate...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 02-13-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 71,265
Posted By Hovik
I brewed this yesterday and everything went fine...

I brewed this yesterday and everything went fine with one exception. I added a 2oz bittersweet chocolate bar and stirred at flameout thinking the heat and stirring would've dissolved it, but to my...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-12-2014, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Hovik
Hi Guys, I have built 2 stir plates using this...

Hi Guys,
I have built 2 stir plates using this schematic. The first stir plate worked perfect. I couldn't be happier. The second stir plate works but the potentiometer basically is off when turned...
Forum: English Brown Ale 02-11-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 802
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Posted By Hovik
style?

Hi guys, trying to figure out which style this beer more closely aligns with: Northern English Brown Ale or American Brown Ale. Based on the OG I am leaning more towards American but in other ways it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-05-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Hovik
Do you think another 1.6L step-up will bring me...

Do you think another 1.6L step-up will bring me to the neighborhood of 313 billion cells?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-05-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Hovik
Is my 5 month old WLP001 vial still viable?

Hi HBT,
I bought a vial of WLP001 Cal Ale yeast last fall and have kept it in the dark fridge ever since. I think it's "best before date" is Jan 02, 2014, making the production date Sept 02, 2013. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Hovik
I built a kegerator this past summer and went...

I built a kegerator this past summer and went with a passive cooling setup that I adapted from one I saw here on HBT and am very happy with it. No humming, loss of space or power consumption from a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Hovik
Mash/Sparge water volume questions

Hi gang,
I need some help and have looked around but am not coming up with an answer. I have done Extract and then BIAB for the last few years but just got myself a 10gal cooler mash tun with false...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-10-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,378
Posted By Hovik
Sorry for the late update. 1 month after the...

Sorry for the late update. 1 month after the above process I cracked a bottle and it was mildly carbonated. and after the 2nd month it was perfect. If you have the time to wait for the bottles to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-18-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 27,781
Posted By Hovik
my passive cooling rendition...

hoping to avoid the warm/foamy first pint problem some have reported in other threads by running the tower portion of the beer lines through 1/2" copper that's extended well into the fridge. Didn't...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-18-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Hovik
my passive cooling rendition...

wanted the copper out of the way of my co2 tank.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-17-2013, 03:53 PM
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Views: 27,781
Posted By Hovik
Thank you. If you are going to do it keep in mind...

Thank you. If you are going to do it keep in mind that it's pretty tight in the original thermostat housing and you'll want to use a dremel to make room (the channels for at least 2 of the 3 screws...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-16-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 27,781
Posted By Hovik
Update on Kenmore kegerator build

CO2 tank & temp controller installed.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-11-2013, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Hovik
I have fresh figs starting to ferment: wine?

Hi HBT,
I have access to a couple of very productive fig trees at the moment and cannot eat the fresh figs fast enough. As a result I am getting a steady flow of fresh figs that are beginning to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,378
Posted By Hovik
I have the same problem and have some Lalvin D47...

I have the same problem and have some Lalvin D47 in the fridge from 11/12 (I'll check to make sure it's not expired) do you think this would work as good as the EC1118? I checked the d47's datasheet...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 06-12-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,136
Posted By Hovik
If you don't mind waiting there's always this:...

If you don't mind waiting there's always this:...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-09-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 27,781
Posted By Hovik
I was fortunate enough to have a neighbor that...

I was fortunate enough to have a neighbor that gave me the kenmore version of this fridge gratis. I have bent down the freezer compartment and flattened it on the back wall. Before I go and order a...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 05-24-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By Hovik
Believe it or not there are quite a few of us on...

Believe it or not there are quite a few of us on my block here in Claremont, and a few more in surrounding neighborhoods. Yeah I bought my first homebrewing kit from Sean @ Vanguard but the service...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-23-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2,256
Views: 289,797
Posted By Hovik
Hi guys, just wanted to say that I did try using...

Hi guys, just wanted to say that I did try using my battery powered wine preservation pump and not only did it turn out to be an effective tool for degassing the SP, it also formed a tight, double...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 05-22-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,136
Posted By Hovik
you have any ball lock cornys in stock??

you have any ball lock cornys in stock??
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 05-22-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Hovik
Same location? Is the new business under the name...

Same location? Is the new business under the name "SoCal Homebrew"?
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 05-22-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By Hovik
Claremont here :)

Claremont here :)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-22-2013, 02:29 AM
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Views: 289,797
Posted By Hovik
I did "try" degassing. I too didn't have...

I did "try" degassing. I too didn't have equipment but I did agitate aggressively for about 20 minutes using a modified plastic clothes hangar and a cordless drill until I didn't see any more...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-21-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,256
Views: 289,797
Posted By Hovik
Skeeterpee not clearing after 2.5 months

Hi guys. I was wondering if anybody could help me figure out why my skeeter pee isn't clearing. I followed Lon's recipe from the site with the exception of using a slurry from a Belgian Tripel....
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