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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-10-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,503
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Sorry to anyone that has had questions on this,...

Sorry to anyone that has had questions on this, but I have been away from the forums for awhile. I know that a few had questions about how the temperature is holding up on my keeper - I am happy to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-25-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Iowabeerguy
The Bakatronics Pot is a 500k Linear type. My...

The Bakatronics Pot is a 500k Linear type. My original one was broken also - problem I had was finding one that soldered into the board. Might check with Bakaronics to see if you can order one...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-20-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Thanks for the assistance, but since the board...

Thanks for the assistance, but since the board has pretty well been destroyed by my diagnostic process, I will be ordering a new one from Bakatronics. Never did figure out what the problem was, but...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-19-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Yes I have - SSR is fine. I've manually checked...

Yes I have - SSR is fine. I've manually checked it, and I've checked the output of the PWM with a multimeter, with no success. The only thing I can think of is a bad component - this thing is...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-19-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Iowabeerguy
PWM Problem

I've checked all of the threads that I can find, but can't find my solution. Time to ask for help from the group.

I bought a Bakatronics FK804 pre built to control my BK, switched out C1 to a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-30-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Looks fine to me - I personally use black patent...

Looks fine to me - I personally use black patent malt in my BIPA - I put it in during the last 15 minutes of the mash - helps to get the color without a lot of the roasted flavor. But if your after...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-16-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,505
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Keep changing your water bottles as they melt for...

Keep changing your water bottles as they melt for a few days, then trust the yeast to do their job. The beer will come out awesome.
Congrats on your first batch!
Forum: DIY Projects 05-12-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Use canned spray foam - Play with this stuff in...

Use canned spray foam - Play with this stuff in an old bucket first - it can get pretty out of hand. Turn the top upside down and fill it with foam. After the foam dries, cut it flush with a long...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-18-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 70,876
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Looks great Man! Enjoy showing this thing off to...

Looks great Man! Enjoy showing this thing off to your friends!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,190
Posted By Iowabeerguy
As long as you don't call your dog "the grommet" ...

As long as you don't call your dog "the grommet" You should be just fine - fermentation will likely fend off any minor buggies you put in with your arm. If you do call your dog "the grommet" smack...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-10-2009, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By Iowabeerguy
[/QUOTE]Sorry, I seem to have one pint to many to...

[/QUOTE]Sorry, I seem to have one pint to many to be able to put in a link, but it's definitely worth the price of admission.[/QUOTE]

Wow - guess I wasn't - time for another pint
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-10-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By Iowabeerguy
I'm a big fan of podcasts too - spend some time...

I'm a big fan of podcasts too - spend some time checking those out.

You'll find that most brewers out there, including many on this site, will tell you that the secondary just isn't necessary -...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-10-2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Welcome to the hobby. I would absolutely begin...

Welcome to the hobby. I would absolutely begin with extract brewing. Once you have several extract brews under your belt and have perfected your process of sanitizing and fermenting, you can switch...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-10-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,725
Posted By Iowabeerguy
My suggestion, after surviving shrapnel from a...

My suggestion, after surviving shrapnel from a few blow off's - Build the son of fermentation chiller. It's really cheap, the fermentation temp control makes better beer, and it contains the blow...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-06-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,942
Posted By Iowabeerguy
I built mine similar to the 'Keezer' Project...

I built mine similar to the 'Keezer' Project mainly because I was concerned with having to pull the keezer away from the wall far enough to clear the wall when I lift the lid. Spent tons of time...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-10-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,567
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Thanks - I'll put it in as is - it's only $3.50...

Thanks - I'll put it in as is - it's only $3.50 per entry, so this will be a great first competition experience.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-10-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,567
Posted By Iowabeerguy
That pretty much sums up all of my thoughts and...

That pretty much sums up all of my thoughts and fears - but it does raise the better question. All of this hard work and effort will only produce a clearer, but almost unavoidably oxidized beer. Do...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-10-2009, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,567
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Bottles have too much sediment

I have a batch of Pumpkin Ale that I am going to enter in a local competition, but somehow they ended up with excess sediment. Any ideas on how to re-bottle them and remove the sediment?
Forum: Brewing Software 06-14-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By Iowabeerguy
That makes sense - thanks

That makes sense - thanks
Forum: Brewing Software 06-14-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Beersmith Boil Volume - IBU change

When changing the boil size from 5 gallons to my 3 gallon partial mash brew pot it dramatically changes the IBU's - I'm relatively new with building recipes, do I really need to use considerably more...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-01-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Yes it will - You used the right glue, but...

Yes it will - You used the right glue, but between a lid that I assume is a textured finish and a probably moisture problem, it's just letting loose.

Keep in mind that when you put the particle...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-25-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,503
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Yeah - A messy shop. I do like me Jet tools...

Yeah - A messy shop.

I do like me Jet tools too - they are a great tool at a great price.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-24-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,503
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Thanks! It has been a lot of fun to build. The...

Thanks! It has been a lot of fun to build. The wood on the sides does not seem to be a problem at all. Stays at a consistent 38 - compressor doesn't seem to run to often or too long.

If you do...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-03-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Holiday 5.3 cu ft at Lowe's - $178 Here's a...

Holiday 5.3 cu ft at Lowe's - $178

Here's a pic of mine - 3 cornies with a 5# tank inside
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/696/medium/CIMG3615.JPG
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-29-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,405
Posted By Iowabeerguy
Frigidaire makes a 25 cu ft for $850 retail -...

Frigidaire makes a 25 cu ft for $850 retail - readily available at $749 - that not withstanding - the thing's freakin' huge - 6 foot wide

+ on the multi-task - or get ready to drink :mug:
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