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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Yesterday, 12:15 AM
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Posted By LandoLincoln
I had metal shavings embedded in my eye before. ...

I had metal shavings embedded in my eye before. I don't remember how many days I waited before seeing the eye doctor, but right before they numbed my eye AND TOOK A MINIATURE GRINDER TO MY EYEBALL,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,823
Posted By LandoLincoln
I'm pretty sure that if my LHBS orders yeast via...

I'm pretty sure that if my LHBS orders yeast via mail and the yeast comes with dry ice that completely melted away or ice packs that thawed out and the yeast was warm, then they'd send the entire...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-21-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By LandoLincoln
6 gallons with 1500 watts (750x2) with a starting...

6 gallons with 1500 watts (750x2) with a starting temp of 152 and a 95% efficiency will get you to boiling in 37 minutes.

Going from room temp water to mash temps (152) will take about 54 minutes....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,218
Posted By LandoLincoln
I have tried an asparagus homebrewed beer. It...

I have tried an asparagus homebrewed beer. It was...asparagussy. It was not a pleasant experience.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-20-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By LandoLincoln
Dude, you don't need to refrigerate salt.

Dude, you don't need to refrigerate salt.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-20-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,823
Posted By LandoLincoln
Don't be intimidated. Brewers love to share...

Don't be intimidated. Brewers love to share their experience and give advice (as can be evidenced on this board). Nobody in my club would ever look down on a newbie or avoid talking to them so...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By LandoLincoln
Joining a homebrew club is the best thing that...

Joining a homebrew club is the best thing that I've ever done in regards to homebrewing, other than deciding to start homebrewing. I highly recommend finding a local homebrew club and going to a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-19-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,823
Posted By LandoLincoln
The grains aren't really a problem, as long as...

The grains aren't really a problem, as long as they're used within 2 weeks of milling. And provided that the UPS warehouse doesn't put a forklift fork right through your order, and then they just...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By LandoLincoln
I'd be really surprised if it is aluminum. ...

I'd be really surprised if it is aluminum. Nearly all kegs are stainless steel. Aluminum kegs are really rare.

Take a brass key and scratch the side of the keg. If the key makes a gouge in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-13-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By LandoLincoln
Going into your basement to your keezer to get...

Going into your basement to your keezer to get some beer, pull the tap handle, no beer comes out, so you open the lid of the keezer and A HUNDRED RATTLESNAKES ARE IN THERE!

That would be worse.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By LandoLincoln
ritebrew.com has good prices on a lot of stuff. ...

ritebrew.com has good prices on a lot of stuff. I usually go there for kegging equipment.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-12-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,482
Posted By LandoLincoln
I'd err on the side of caution and go with the...

I'd err on the side of caution and go with the starters.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-12-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By LandoLincoln
My worst nightmare is having all of my brewing...

My worst nightmare is having all of my brewing equipment and keezer stolen. That would be way worse than losing 5 gallons of beer to the bottom of your kegerator.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-12-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By LandoLincoln
If they were ever used to hold anything that you...

If they were ever used to hold anything that you shouldn't ingest, then you should not buy them, in my opinion. People have used corny kegs to hold and spray all kinds of nasty stuff. Pesticides,...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,527
Posted By LandoLincoln
I like your first layout better, but minus the...

I like your first layout better, but minus the wooden table in the corner. I'd replace the table with a small shelf rack to the left of the sink. Or better yet, make a custom shelf rack the same...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By LandoLincoln
Brewhardware.com is my go-to place for most parts.

Brewhardware.com is my go-to place for most parts.
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,608
Posted By LandoLincoln
But to answer your question... I could hook...

But to answer your question...

I could hook my control panel designed for 50a to a 30a receptacle and it would work fine, provided I didn't ever turn on both elements at the same time.
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,608
Posted By LandoLincoln
I can't comment on 30a panels, since I've never...

I can't comment on 30a panels, since I've never owned one.

If you have existing wiring that only allows a 30a system, then yeah, it would be prudent to take a serious look at a 30a system. But if...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-10-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,608
Posted By LandoLincoln
It might be a bit difficult to get two elements...

It might be a bit difficult to get two elements in there side by side. You definitely don't want one at a higher level than another one if you're doing HERMS, since that will just add more necessary...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-09-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,608
Posted By LandoLincoln
Hmm. Fitting two elements in one BK might be a...

Hmm. Fitting two elements in one BK might be a bit of a challenge. But I like how you think.
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-08-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,608
Posted By LandoLincoln
You can certainly go that route. The e-stop is a...

You can certainly go that route. The e-stop is a big mushroom button that's easy to smack in case there's ever trouble. If I did redo my control panel I would probably just go with an e-stop button...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-08-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,608
Posted By LandoLincoln
Here you go. That's the inside of my BK. The...

Here you go. That's the inside of my BK. The thermo probe is the top middle and to the left of that is the stainless steel float switch I bought from Auber Instruments. It's a weldless setup. It...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-07-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By LandoLincoln
I did my heat sink holes first, knowing that if...

I did my heat sink holes first, knowing that if they looked raggedy then the heat sinks would hide my sloppiness. Sure enough, they looked pretty bad. But then I got a feel for the saw and the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-07-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,608
Posted By LandoLincoln
Pic of my brew stand in action. I think the...

Pic of my brew stand in action. I think the tabletop is 24" off the ground. This was when I was still using a cooler for my mash tun. I've since upgraded to a third pot for a MLT along with a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,608
Posted By LandoLincoln
I did build a brew stand out of 2x4's and I...

I did build a brew stand out of 2x4's and I installed a laminate top onto it. A certain amount of wort gets spilled on my countertop on a normal brew day, and I can't imagine how much that would...
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