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Forum: DIY Projects 07-16-2010, 12:11 PM
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Talk to your LHBS about getting one of their...

Talk to your LHBS about getting one of their empty extract barrels. You could probably get one free.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,371
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Come on kilted! It can be used for multiple...

Come on kilted! It can be used for multiple tasks. Very few items are uni-task if you use your imagination. Used as I suggested it keeps the surface area of the racking cane larger so the cheese...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,371
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Wrap the cheese cloth loosely around your racking...

Wrap the cheese cloth loosely around your racking cane. Then while racking pull the cloth a little so hops don't pack up around the opening and stop the flow. you can also use something like this on...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,305
Posted By beerthirty
You can pick up a flaring kit at HF for about...

You can pick up a flaring kit at HF for about $10-15. While not the quality of the ones Beemer mentioned, will do the job.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-22-2010, 12:04 PM
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I've gone 6 weeks with the BMBF. Very little...

I've gone 6 weeks with the BMBF. Very little carbonation was lost in the head space.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-22-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
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The 8610 can be used to control solenoid valves...

The 8610 can be used to control solenoid valves for gas flow. That way you can keep the system high pressure. You would need a separate solenoid valve to control pilot flow. The difference between...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-21-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By beerthirty
It will die when you rack off of the yeast and...

It will die when you rack off of the yeast and dry it or flash freeze it. Don't worry about the yeast. Any bottle condition beer or sparkling wine has live yeast in it. RDWHAHB, live yeast is not...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-15-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
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I use a flow meter to control O2 flow. It works...

I use a flow meter to control O2 flow. It works fine and I thought it would take one less step out of the process. It didn't because now I have to disassemble to clean the stone.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-10-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
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Screens tend to clog up in BKs from hot break and...

Screens tend to clog up in BKs from hot break and loose hop material. Your MLT plans are what most of that use FBs do. I use hop bags and don't worry about break material, it settles in the fermenter.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 27
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In a dry climate (like the southwest) a swamp...

In a dry climate (like the southwest) a swamp cooler can drop temps 20-25 degrees below ambient. This is best best case scenario. In moister climes they don't work so well. Plus on using the fan,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-06-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By beerthirty
Either install an empty cornie and pump into that...

Either install an empty cornie and pump into that or on the top of the QD there is a screw driver slot that allows disassembly for cleaning. (dont loss the seals or spring.)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By beerthirty
And warm up the ferment temp.

And warm up the ferment temp.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By beerthirty
Clamp? That is why God gave us thumbs. Just put...

Clamp? That is why God gave us thumbs. Just put you thumb over the end of the tube.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,323
Posted By beerthirty
Satellite fermenters have proven to be inaccurate...

Satellite fermenters have proven to be inaccurate due to differences in volume, and temp swings due to volume. IIRC there are a few more reasons but I'm too drunk to recall at this time.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By beerthirty
If you dont fear contamination wait, it wont...

If you dont fear contamination wait, it wont hurt. The thing about pitching as soon as possible is to give the yeast a chance to gain a foot hold before other organisms. The no chill method requires...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By beerthirty
Beirmunchers SWMBO Slayer. great beer, ready...

Beirmunchers SWMBO Slayer. great beer, ready fast, not too hoppy, loved by most.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
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Not enough info, but I would pitch and get some...

Not enough info, but I would pitch and get some dry yeast in the morning as a safeguard.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-01-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By beerthirty
It's the way we roll here. We all help each...

It's the way we roll here. We all help each other. That is what makes HBT such a great community. One day you will be a beer snob and pay it forward too.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By beerthirty
If it is tempered glass cutters wont guarntee...

If it is tempered glass cutters wont guarntee against breakage but I have had many holes cut in tempered aquariums without them breaking. I have also lost a few. how about having 6 inches cut out...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-31-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,812
Posted By beerthirty
Chose one style of burner and use it in all...

Chose one style of burner and use it in all positions. This will save money from having to purchase and plumb a second regulator. Go cheap, as long as you have the power all you need is heat. I cant...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-31-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By beerthirty
Make your starter and pour the whole thing in. 16...

Make your starter and pour the whole thing in. 16 hours will give you more yeast than you have right now.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-31-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,323
Posted By beerthirty
I use a turkey baster. Not being from the US, I...

I use a turkey baster. Not being from the US, I will explain. It is a syringe and bulb used to suck up cooking juices to bathe the food in during cooking. About 2 bulb fulls will fill the hydrometer...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-08-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 21,544
Posted By beerthirty
Although mentioning it in my thread, I'm glad...

Although mentioning it in my thread, I'm glad that someone has done the BBQ. My funds failed me and I have not been able to implement it yet. Congrats! Once you go automated you can attend to the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-08-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,814
Posted By beerthirty
If you don't try, you don't achieve.

If you don't try, you don't achieve.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-08-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By beerthirty
Have you tried the real thing yet? I was not...

Have you tried the real thing yet? I was not impressed.
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