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Forum: DIY Projects 01-02-2014, 01:13 AM
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Posted By Stephonovich
So, update on the build - we decided when trying...

So, update on the build - we decided when trying to test fit everything that it would be easier/better looking to basically build some inserts, drill all the holes for equipment in those, and flush...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 12-13-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,406
Posted By Stephonovich
I know... it was brewed in 2011 though. I thought...

I know... it was brewed in 2011 though. I thought maybe whoever had marked their bottle like that would remember.
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 12-11-2013, 11:15 PM
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Posted By Stephonovich
I figured it's close enough... Broke open...

I figured it's close enough...

Broke open another one of the brews; one of the ones that was swapped to me. Unfortunately I didn't keep anything resembling records, so I've no idea. "12-12-12"...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-26-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Stephonovich
Enough of homework, on with the rest of the...

Enough of homework, on with the rest of the photos!

So, miter joints aren't terrifically strong. While probably fine for the minimal stress I'm putting them under, why help them out? Spline...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-26-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,790
Posted By Stephonovich
The simple fan + magnet works fine. Or you can...

The simple fan + magnet works fine. Or you can go crazy: Pulse Width Modulated Stirplate (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/simple-pwm-stirplate-controller-219121/). That's what I built, and it's...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-26-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,712
Posted By Stephonovich
So, the long awaited pictures. More will be...

So, the long awaited pictures. More will be posted as I get around to editing them/taking them.

All pictures with some exceptions that will be noted were taken with a Canon Rebel T4i in RAW; lens...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,712
Posted By Stephonovich
I have not, and completely trusted the Keezer...

I have not, and completely trusted the Keezer Dimensions thread. Probably should check on that, especially considering how the other measurements wound up. For those who are interested, despite the...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-15-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,712
Posted By Stephonovich
I found the thread; just need to make yet another...

I found the thread; just need to make yet another trip to Home Depot to get the random fittings:D
Forum: DIY Projects 11-14-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,712
Posted By Stephonovich
As an update, the collar is currently assembled...

As an update, the collar is currently assembled and glued; I'm going to be putting in splines to the miter joints, hopefully tonight. After that, it needs to drilled (I have a template made up),...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-11-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,712
Posted By Stephonovich
After looking through eBay, classifieds, etc.,...

After looking through eBay, classifieds, etc., I'm still going to go with the 4-way. I want the flexibility for whatever, plus just because.

CO2 --> Primary Regulator --> 2 way manifold --> 4...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-11-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Stephonovich
Sorry, one of the regulators is for my...

Sorry, one of the regulators is for my mini-fridge, soon to be converted to a ferm chamber. As to the Ranco, yeah, I can also get the cord-less A419 for about the same. Figured by the time I buy an...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-11-2013, 12:26 AM
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Posted By Stephonovich
Five tap keezer build - comments welcome

So with a recent bonus from work, I'm blowing part of it on a keezer build. I'm going with the GE 7 cf, and building an 8" collar. I plan on having up to five kegs (currently three), with external...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-28-2013, 05:50 PM
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Views: 328,991
Posted By Stephonovich
Made a 5 gallon AG last night; second time...

Made a 5 gallon AG last night; second time brewing this recipe. I used four sugar pumpkins cubed and roasted at 350 F for an hour. Last time I used five, and it ended up being a little squash-y. I...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 05-14-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,428
Posted By Stephonovich
It'd probably be fine. I'm a proponent of three...

It'd probably be fine. I'm a proponent of three week primaries with no secondary, but with a good yeast starter and appropriate fermentation temperature, it would probably be fine.

Is there any...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-13-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,931
Posted By Stephonovich
While I didn't see a specific application or...

While I didn't see a specific application or warning, I don't see the harm. I only plan on using them on the HLT side. In addition, lots of brewers (myself included) use brass valves that are most...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-19-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By Stephonovich
I hope someone putting together a system...

I hope someone putting together a system involving RTDs understands that.



Big time on this. You'll want to figure out the length of your leads first, make all your connections (crimps,...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-18-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,931
Posted By Stephonovich
Hybrid Kal + automated water valves

So, I'm not hugely interested in building a full on automated build; plus Kal's system is pretty solid looking.

What I would like, however, is to do a small automated water measuring system for...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-18-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By Stephonovich
Digi-Key...

Digi-Key (http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en/sensors-transducers/rtd-resistance-temperature-detector/1966810)

That being said, a 4 wire RTD is much more accurate. A 2 wire is prone to two...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-05-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By Stephonovich
Holy City Notorious P.I.G. Chocolate Clone

I visited Holy City today and grabbed a growler full of their Chocolate variety of Notorious P.I.G., their bacon porter. It's awesome stuff.

Here's their page...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-05-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,198
Posted By Stephonovich
I always take my filter out after use, and at the...

I always take my filter out after use, and at the very least, shake it out quite well and let it sit for awhile before putting it back together. Also, I run at least five gallons through it every...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 01-24-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,406
Posted By Stephonovich
So, I just popped open one of my 12-12-12s...

So, I just popped open one of my 12-12-12s tonight. Man, I'm disappointed. Under attenuated, flat-ish... meh:( Seriously, I just burped cardboard.

Also related, I was watching some of Stone's...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 01-22-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,406
Posted By Stephonovich
No, the Barleywine was a little murky. Maybe it...

No, the Barleywine was a little murky. Maybe it was infected.

Found the recipe and put it into Beersmith. That's way better than the other recipe I've made (names omitted to protect good...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 01-20-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,406
Posted By Stephonovich
Alright, cracked open CT-LT1s 12-12-12... ...

Alright, cracked open CT-LT1s 12-12-12...

Appearance: Poured with a medium carb level that belied the faint hiss upon cracking the bottle - about a half finger head atop a nice deep mahogany beer....
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 01-18-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,406
Posted By Stephonovich
I got my package from CA-LT1 literally as I was...

I got my package from CA-LT1 literally as I was packing my car up with the final stuff to leave for SC. My comment to UPS, "No, I'm trying to leave! Oh wait, it's beer..."

I haven't tried the...
Forum: Connecticut HomeBrew Forum 01-05-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Stephonovich
Home for bottles found; thanks all.

Home for bottles found; thanks all.
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