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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-24-2014, 12:28 AM
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Posted By Wicked Daddy
Oh he** yeah!

Oh he** yeah!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-24-2013, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Wicked Daddy
I use a little more Star San, about 1.5 oz per 5...

I use a little more Star San, about 1.5 oz per 5 gallons, use it once to support a brewing/cleaning session and toss it. I guess I'm not frugal.
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 07-06-2012, 10:53 PM
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Posted By Wicked Daddy
This may be worth checking out to make sure... ...

This may be worth checking out to make sure...

- I am not logged in
- A friend Googled my forum name and said that my Wicked Daddy forum name was the first on the Google list (cool!). Upon...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-15-2012, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Wicked Daddy
I shoot from the hip anally retentively.

I shoot from the hip anally retentively.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-15-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 68
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Posted By Wicked Daddy
I experiment with recipe creation and if...

I experiment with recipe creation and if something works well, it becomes a regular in my rotation. The most popular is a Helles that my wife requires we have on hand at all times. As long as I keep...
Forum: General Techniques 05-02-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By Wicked Daddy
As Duboman stated, a SMaSH brew will help you...

As Duboman stated, a SMaSH brew will help you with understanding a very simple recipe and then you can build on it. When I first started all grain brewing, I brewed an all 2 row pale and cascade hop...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-26-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
Here you go: You can see the 2 O-rings....

Here you go:

You can see the 2 O-rings. These seal the arm in the TC port. There is also a TC seal and clamp and the ball valve clamps to the arm with a seal and clamp as well. I keep the arm...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-26-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
Terry, The sprayer arm and female compression...

Terry,
The sprayer arm and female compression fitting came from Bargain Fittings.

http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=46&product_id=157


I cut 3/4 inch off the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-26-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
Perhaps this is true... I'm not a machinist and...

Perhaps this is true... I'm not a machinist and maybe I'm doing it wrong. I use high RPMs because a couple times the bit has grabbed the steel and caused a warped hole that I then had to work on to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
Thanks! Ask all the questions you like. Yes,...

Thanks! Ask all the questions you like.

Yes, the camlocks and most other hardware came from Bargain Fittings. The sprayer is made from a dip tube and a female compression fitting. Here is the dip...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
Cpirius, I'll need to take some pics of...

Cpirius,

I'll need to take some pics of that. Basically, the racking arm has two o-rings on it that seal the arm in the port. You loosen the tri-clamp a lttle and then turn the arm carefully. The...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
Yes, drilled the hole myself. I use a starter bit...

Yes, drilled the hole myself. I use a starter bit and then a step bit. I go slow (push lightly) and use high speed. If the bit grabs the steel, that is when bad holes are created. I sand the hole for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
For adding yeast and hops for dry hopping: Yeast...

For adding yeast and hops for dry hopping: Yeast slurry goes into funnel and is washed down with some sterile water. I dry hop by first doing a quick boil of pellet hops, cool and pour into the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
From the inside: I attached an arm with a sprayer...

From the inside: I attached an arm with a sprayer to distribute the wort/yeast/hops into the fermenter. I also made an aeration system that oxygenates the wort on it's way to the fermenter. As the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
This is the port with the cap on it.

This is the port with the cap on it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
So here is the port in the conical fermenter....

So here is the port in the conical fermenter. It's a 1/2 inch camlock and will take a cap for sealing the fermenter.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-20-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
Alki, I'm traveling on biz right now and don't...

Alki,
I'm traveling on biz right now and don't have the pics handy. As soon as I'm home I'll post up some pics and the method to my madness.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-17-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
So I owe this topic an update: After my last...

So I owe this topic an update:

After my last batch was done fermenting I was able to really spend some time to figure out the lid issue. Truly, it's difficult to seal when the seal and lid are wet...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-02-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 47,222
Posted By Wicked Daddy
The seal issue is driving me nuts too. I think...

The seal issue is driving me nuts too. I think it's the groove in the center of the seal. If the seal is not absolutely perfectly aligned, that groove is going to allow the fermenter to breathe. Good...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-09-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,583
Posted By Wicked Daddy
Perfect. Thanks for the picks. That sprayer is...

Perfect. Thanks for the picks. That sprayer is the same as the one at my HBS. I'm giong to give it try and perhaps push a little more pressure through it. Love the temperature sensor. I think I'm...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-08-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,583
Posted By Wicked Daddy
Dfess: can you post a picture of your siphon...

Dfess: can you post a picture of your siphon sprayer/lid? I'd like to see what spray head you're using. I was using one I bought at the local HBS but the rate of flow through it didn't create much...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 02-20-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 189,120
Posted By Wicked Daddy
Thanks. I'm a clean freak. But to be fair, those...

Thanks. I'm a clean freak. But to be fair, those blocks were new that day. I had a bunch more at the time because I was building a wall next to the house. Funny you noticed that. I had just stained...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-04-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 189,120
Posted By Wicked Daddy
I brewed on this for 6+ years. This picture is...

I brewed on this for 6+ years. This picture is just before boiling so the Home Depot MLT is on the driveway for hosing out... I saved my pennies and built a RIMS system (3 years) but I still brew...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Wicked Daddy
I've resisted using Whirfloc or other yeast...

I've resisted using Whirfloc or other yeast flocculation stimulus with lagers because so much of the yeast settles during the lagering anyway. I still bottle so I need some active yeast for the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Wicked Daddy
Irish Moss = Floating Trub?

I recently started using irish moss and got a strange, first time event that I think is caused by it. I recently brewed a Helles Lager, of which I have done now many times, never having used irish...
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