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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-09-2014, 02:25 AM
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Posted By hyperboarder
Read the thread and think I'm fine, just want to...

Read the thread and think I'm fine, just want to confirm. Pitched a nice sized starter into a 1.084 IIPA the Sunday before last (9 days ago), great krausen and tons of blowoff. I'm out of town for...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-03-2014, 09:21 PM
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Posted By hyperboarder
I'll take a code.

I'll take a code.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-01-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By hyperboarder
I've never once done this but I'm willing to give...

I've never once done this but I'm willing to give it a shot. I assume just add a bunch of water to the MLT after the mash, stir it up, and drain?



I've got a valve on the outlet of the pump to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-01-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By hyperboarder
HLT and MLT probes are in a tee in the outlet,...

HLT and MLT probes are in a tee in the outlet, same as Kal's setup. BK probe is in the back of the kettle. All 3 vessels have analog thermometers as well as a sanity check and everything seems to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-31-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By hyperboarder
New eHERMS setup, low efficiency

Full build details here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/about-time-document-strut-penrose-bcs-460-system-419733/

I did my 4th batch today, an IIPA. Batches thus far were as follows:

Sierra...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-27-2014, 03:37 AM
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Views: 10,480
Posted By hyperboarder
We moved into our house in late April of last...

We moved into our house in late April of last year and I planted 2 Cascade rhizomes that day. They yielded close to a pound total with vigorous growth all season. Already showing good shoots this...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-24-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Brewed again today, pilsner this time. 90 minute...

Brewed again today, pilsner this time. 90 minute mash, 90 minute boil. I've discovered a new issue, this system is so automated that it's a bit boring to brew :). Watched some Breaking Bad, played...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 03-21-2014, 04:13 PM
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Views: 11,421
Posted By hyperboarder
51?

51?
Forum: DIY Projects 03-20-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,444
Posted By hyperboarder
Do you have a link to the Arduino Uno? I'm...

Do you have a link to the Arduino Uno? I'm admittedly quite green on this but I'm feeling like perhaps giving this one a shot.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-10-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Brewed this...

Brewed this (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/kbs-clone-recipe-zymurgy-185487/) today. Went ok. Programs all worked well with some tweaking. Need lids for the HLT and MLT to hold heat in better but...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-08-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Inlet, borrowed from MoreBeer:...

Inlet, borrowed from MoreBeer: http://morebeer.com/products/march-pump-assembly.html





Both have burpers now. The pump bodies are in the same position, the heads are rotatable at 90 degree...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-06-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Fermentation came back to life and looks to have...

Fermentation came back to life and looks to have finished out fine. Hydrometer sample this weekend will confirm. Dry hopped yesterday.

Put on some pump burp valves today which should help get...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-25-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
US-05, relatively fresh pitch too. I was lazy...

US-05, relatively fresh pitch too. I was lazy and didn't rehydrate.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-25-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Weirdest fermentation on this beer. Took forever...

Weirdest fermentation on this beer. Took forever to get going, just now starting to ramp to high krausen. I apparently have the blow off tube in there weird too, no stream of bubbles, more like a...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Some random pics from yesterday: Heating...

Some random pics from yesterday:

Heating strike water (computer is hiding off to the right on a table):...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
I'm thinking one of the little white caps from a...

I'm thinking one of the little white caps from a carboy cap may work too, that's what Bobby suggested. I'm going to swing by my LHBS today to get one, see if it fixes it. Picked up the items needed...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
First brew is on the books! The mash was...

First brew is on the books! The mash was educational, had some trouble with pulling air through the MLT sight glass. Solved it temporarily by jamming a pencil eraser in there, but if anyone else...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-22-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
SSR swapped and the second pump is working great!...

SSR swapped and the second pump is working great! First brew is tomorrow, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone. I'll post updates as I can.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-18-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Eric, 4 SSR's on the system, one for each pump...

Eric, 4 SSR's on the system, one for each pump and element. 3 mechanical contactors, one for main power and one for each element. The water pump SSR does seem to be borked.

Unrelated, why the...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-16-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Tested today. Both elements work great, heating...

Tested today. Both elements work great, heating just like they should. Wort pump was fine as well. Water pump was not having it. Checked continuity everywhere, wiring is correct. Checked pump...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Put some water in to see what happened today. No...

Put some water in to see what happened today. No heat and only one pump working. Discouraging.

Unhooked the panel and brought it in to do some troubleshooting, found a few culprits in the form...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-09-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Ooof. Need to finish this damn thing. I could...

Ooof. Need to finish this damn thing. I could make excuses, but I've taken too damn long to close out the last items. I did finally put in the time tonight to write some processes, and now that...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-14-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Those were both custom/hack jobs by me. ...

Those were both custom/hack jobs by me.

For the pumps I drilled some thin plate and used bolts through that and the 4 holes on the pump base to clamp to the strut. The Chuggers have rotatable...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-30-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Yeah, figured that one out, hoping a local...

Yeah, figured that one out, hoping a local home-brew buddy is going to hook me up with an adapter :). If not I'm not too worried, I can always just use the phone for music or something.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-27-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,333
Posted By hyperboarder
Originally I tried the direct connect method...

Originally I tried the direct connect method which was giving me no love. This afternoon I blew the dust off an old WRT54G and plugged the BCS and laptop into that. Bingo, problem solved. Now to...
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