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Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 06-30-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,173
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Posted By Boodlemania
Man this is a staple in our kegerator this time...

Man this is a staple in our kegerator this time of year.

Prost!
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-03-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 367,430
Posted By Boodlemania
Brewing this again this weekend. It's been a...

Brewing this again this weekend. It's been a summer staple in my keezer for several years now.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-10-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,779
Posted By Boodlemania
I used braukaiser's hefe recipe this year for my...

I used braukaiser's hefe recipe this year for my summer wheat and it was a banana bomb fermented at 64-65. Prior to that I had be using EdWort's recipe and it was alot more balanced.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-10-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,799
Posted By Boodlemania
Best thing I ever did regarding improving my beer...

Best thing I ever did regarding improving my beer quality was building a fermetation chamber. Cost me a total of $75 or so (with a free chest freezer).

- CL freezer (<$100 if you shop around,...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-05-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Boodlemania
That's true, but I'm mostly concerned about two...

That's true, but I'm mostly concerned about two things:

- The accuracy of the temperature setpoint vs. the actual temperature of the kegs.
- The duty cycle of the compressor

The comment...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-05-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Boodlemania
Hooked up my DMM once I got home and started data...

Hooked up my DMM once I got home and started data logging. I taped the probe halfway down one keg on the opposite side from the fan. Setpoint on the temperature controller is 40F. The readout on...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-05-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Boodlemania
Thanks again! You've got me curious. I've...

Thanks again!

You've got me curious. I've got a DMM with a temperature probe and data logging abilities. I'll set that up tonight and attach the probe to a keg to see how well the control is...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Boodlemania
Bob, Thanks for the tips. - I plan on...

Bob,

Thanks for the tips.

- I plan on "fine tuning" my temperature, but as of right now the keezer has been operational for ~20 hours with 4 kegs that were already cold. I'm going to wait...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-05-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Boodlemania
Keezer Thanks

Hey all

After picking up a used chest freezer for next to nothing on CL, I used the 4th to build out my keezer. It went off like a charm. I want to expressly thank the folks on this site who...
Forum: For Sale 06-14-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By Boodlemania
oh if you only lived closer.... I have 5-6 pin...

oh if you only lived closer.... I have 5-6 pin locks I'd LOVE to trade for ball locks.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Boodlemania
Yep, I use the EBay aquarium controller and have...

Yep, I use the EBay aquarium controller and have a 10-minute "short cycle" delay. Also kept ALOT of wood blocks, etc in freezer to keep the thermal mass as high as possible to avoid short cycles. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Boodlemania
Sad, sad morning laced with panic

Sunday - brewed 10G of braukaiser's Helles recipe, placed in my fermentation chamber made from a large chest freezer.

Monday-Wednesday - chugging happily away at 8C.

Today - Leaving for work,...
Forum: General Techniques 03-05-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Boodlemania
Add me to the bandwagon here. I chill as far as...

Add me to the bandwagon here. I chill as far as I can with an immersion chiller, then place the fermenter(s) in my ferm chamber set to 7C. Once the wort has cooled to 7C, I pitch then adjust the...
Forum: General Techniques 03-03-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Boodlemania
Thanks for the feedback. I kinda figured that it...

Thanks for the feedback. I kinda figured that it wasn't a good idea, but I couldn't find info one way or the other.

Now all that remains is to convince the CFO that I need a multi-corny lagering...
Forum: General Techniques 03-03-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Boodlemania
Effects of Lagering at 48F?

I have a dumb question for which I can't find the answer.

Due to not having enough space to cold lager several cornies, I wonder if I could use my fermentation chamber, set to 46-48F to mature...
Forum: For Sale 02-24-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Boodlemania
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: For Sale 02-23-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Boodlemania
Wow. I need to stumble on something like that...

Wow. I need to stumble on something like that around here.
Forum: For Sale 02-20-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,374
Posted By Boodlemania
I would want to know where the CL-poster is...

I would want to know where the CL-poster is getting the kegs and just cut out the middle man.
Forum: For Sale 01-30-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,588
Posted By Boodlemania
Man, I don't check HBT all day yesterday and I...

Man, I don't check HBT all day yesterday and I miss out on some sweet deals!

PM Sent.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-14-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Boodlemania
EdWort's recipe is a great place to start, for...

EdWort's recipe is a great place to start, for sure.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-14-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,124
Posted By Boodlemania
Dang, that size batch is just hardcore. Hat's...

Dang, that size batch is just hardcore. Hat's off, man. Hat's off.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Boodlemania
Gotta preheat that sucker. I preheat mine with...

Gotta preheat that sucker. I preheat mine with 180F water for 30 minutes, then if it's still above strike temp, I'll "stir it down" or even add a touch of cold water.

9 out of 10 brews, I loose...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-11-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By Boodlemania
Wow. Nice head for sure. Congrats, man.

Wow. Nice head for sure. Congrats, man.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-09-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,176
Posted By Boodlemania
Wow, that's awesome. ...and I hate you now. ...

Wow, that's awesome.

...and I hate you now. :P
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 12-03-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 66,986
Posted By Boodlemania
Looks awesome. I know what I'll buy when my...

Looks awesome. I know what I'll buy when my current mill bites it.
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