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Forum: DIY Projects 07-08-2014, 10:57 AM
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Posted By mcmillb1
One last question (I hope!). In the videos...

One last question (I hope!).

In the videos I'm seeing, they are initially wiring the STC unit with about six inches of multi-colored "pig tail" electrical wiring.

I've done a few searches on...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By mcmillb1
Yep! I've watched a few builds on YouTube - I've...

Yep! I've watched a few builds on YouTube - I've never tried to wire anything more complicated than a home outlet, so, I think I'm comfortable trying it out. I hope! :D





That was...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-07-2014, 03:55 PM
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Posted By mcmillb1
AH! Ok. I work in IT, so, when I hear...

AH! Ok. I work in IT, so, when I hear "programming" I immediately think of software... ;)
Forum: DIY Projects 07-07-2014, 01:09 PM
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So, I had the process down at least, awesome! ...

So, I had the process down at least, awesome! Can you elaborate more on the "programming" portion, though? Are you talking wiring?
Forum: DIY Projects 07-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By mcmillb1
STC 1000 - Freezer Help

I'm finally looking to convert my chest freezer into a fermentation chamber, but, have hit analysis paralysis with all the info available.

Although I'm not very "handy," it looks like the STC 1000...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-01-2014, 10:42 PM
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"Oktoberfest Ale" Advice

Ah, yes, I probably should've specified that I'm a bit of a malt fiend. I could always split the difference and add some pilsner malt to balance things out a bit, too. But I do like me some malt. ;)...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-01-2014, 05:25 PM
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Posted By mcmillb1
Thanks for the advice, everyone! I think I'm...

Thanks for the advice, everyone! I think I'm over thinking things with my initial ratios...

SO, what if I super simplified and went with something like this?

8.00 lb Vienna Malt
2.00 lb...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-01-2014, 02:08 PM
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"Oktoberfest Ale" Advice

I don't have a lagering setup, but, Oktoberfest is my all time favorite style, so, I wanted to take a stab at an Ale version.

I've fear I've hit analysis-paralysis with Google (and the wizards...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 10-24-2013, 10:42 AM
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Posted By mcmillb1
They sent you an email to activate your...

They sent you an email to activate your subscription - just forward that email to your other computer(s) and click the link. I sent mine to work to mess with the program there...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By mcmillb1
Cheers! :mug: This beer was great once it...

Cheers! :mug:

This beer was great once it mellowed in the bottle for a good month.

This year, I've brewed version 2.0 looking to increase the ABV%:

11.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US
2.00 lb...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2013, 03:33 AM
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Posted By mcmillb1
Christmas Ale - Increasing Alcohol?

Any advice on the best way to kick up the alcohol for an extra punch on my Christmas Ale?

Here's the recipe I went with last year:

10.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US
1.00 lb Crystal Malt - 80L...
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 01-15-2013, 09:02 PM
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Posted By mcmillb1
Had an amazing time at my first beer festival! ...

Had an amazing time at my first beer festival! Friendly people and great beer!

The best bit?

My buddy and I struck up a conversation with a California brewer who know a lot of other brewers...
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 01-08-2013, 06:33 PM
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I've never been to this, but am excited. ...

I've never been to this, but am excited.

Any ideas of what to expect?

Time: Starts at 630 (VIP) / 730 - is there a set "end" time or just whenever people leave?

Food: They've got to have...
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 01-07-2013, 02:39 AM
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Posted By mcmillb1
I smell an interesting story.... :D

I smell an interesting story.... :D
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-27-2012, 06:40 PM
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BSG is an amazing show. I still miss it, though...

BSG is an amazing show. I still miss it, though Blood and Chrome is helping that a bit. Some episodes were amazing - some were amazing yet difficult to watch (no spoilers, but, there's a scene with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-27-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By mcmillb1
I cracked one of these open over the weekend...

I cracked one of these open over the weekend (they are supposed to be "ready" in mid-December, but, had been in the bottle for five weeks when I tried it).

I am hoping the spices just need to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-21-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,318
Posted By mcmillb1
This looks awesome. I brewed a bourbon...

This looks awesome.

I brewed a bourbon barrel porter (http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/bourbon-barrel-porter-all-grain-kit.html) earlier this year with my dad:

We soaked the bourbon chips in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-20-2012, 08:06 PM
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Posted By mcmillb1
Just stumbled upon this - did you ever brew this?...

Just stumbled upon this - did you ever brew this? If so, thoughts?
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-26-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 593
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Posted By mcmillb1
What if you bought some magnets, printed off some...

What if you bought some magnets, printed off some nice labels, then taped them to your magnet, the slapped them on your taps (which I assume are metal, right?)?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,884
Posted By mcmillb1
Brew day!!!! :mug:

Brew day!!!! :mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-19-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By mcmillb1
What kind of temperatures does an electric...

What kind of temperatures does an electric blanket get up to, and, what would that translate to in a plastic bucket fermenter? What about a heating pad or an electric aquarium option?

Just...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By mcmillb1
I used Wyeast 3726 farmhouse ale yeast. ...

I used Wyeast 3726 farmhouse ale yeast.

The Temperature Range for this one was 70 - 95 degrees. I was storing in my hot garage (liquid temps were only running in the high 70's) during hot...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By mcmillb1
Yeah, I've been keeping it as warm as possible,...

Yeah, I've been keeping it as warm as possible, though, I can only get into the mid-high 70s.

With temperatures dropping in Ohio of late, I've even stashed my bucket under a low hanging flood...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By mcmillb1
Saison fermentation time

I brewed my highest gravity all grain beer last Sunday (Christmas Saison, OG 1.072, just my third all grain to date), and vigorous bubbling started within twelve hours.

It's been bubbling away...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-15-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 50,642
Posted By mcmillb1
Maybe I was doing it incorrectly, but, I...

Maybe I was doing it incorrectly, but, I attempted to use milk the last go around, and only made it six bottles in before I wanted to kill myself.

Every label was curling like crazy after either a...
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