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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-30-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By whoaru99
There weren't any swings, per se, in the water...

There weren't any swings, per se, in the water temp. It was a smooth decline to the setpoint from starting of roughly 70F to 50F setpoint of the thermostat, with +/- 2.5F. Not saying this is the most...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-29-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By whoaru99
I did a data log of the air temp in a freezer vs...

I did a data log of the air temp in a freezer vs the temp of a five gal bucket of water.

While the air temp exhibited a clear and definite sawtooth pattern as the cooling cycled, the liquid temp...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By whoaru99
When I went to all grain I upgraded to a 10 gal...

When I went to all grain I upgraded to a 10 gal kettle to do the full volume boil, and then the fittings to make the MLT from a cooler I already had.

However, when I went to all grain I already...
Forum: General Techniques 05-29-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By whoaru99
Hmmm...no thoughts/suggestions? Wrong...

Hmmm...no thoughts/suggestions?

Wrong sub-forum?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-26-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By whoaru99
A few came up. I just happened to click on this...

A few came up. I just happened to click on this one: http://www.petedrinks.com/refractometer-abv-calculator/
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-26-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By whoaru99
According to a website that claims to have built...

According to a website that claims to have built in this correction factor, a beer starting at 1.050 and ending at 1.025 by refractometer reading is approximately 5.5%.

Whereas, by the standard...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-26-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By whoaru99
Yes. Alcohol screws up the reading. There are...

Yes. Alcohol screws up the reading. There are allegedly some conversion factors that can help but I don't know what they are.
Forum: General Techniques 05-26-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By whoaru99
Storage/aging temp for Russian Imperial Stout?

I have a 5g carboy of RIS I made last fall, about 1.090.

It's been in my basement since then and wasn't concerned over the winter. Now, however, it's possible my basement could get into the 70s,...
Forum: General Techniques 05-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By whoaru99
The last beer I made had an ounce of pellet dry...

The last beer I made had an ounce of pellet dry hops and I had put them directly into the fermenter. When I racked it to the bottling bucket I put a chunk, as in a part of the foot section, of new,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By whoaru99
Yeah, bad mix can happen. On a previous batch for...

Yeah, bad mix can happen. On a previous batch for some reason I used only about a cup of water for the priming solution and that didn't get mixed in very well.

Some are flat, some have a little...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-14-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,418
Posted By whoaru99
5a. Address her by name, of your previous...

5a. Address her by name, of your previous girlfriend.

That's always a winner.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By whoaru99
Bottled yesterday. Gonna be a long two-three...

Bottled yesterday. Gonna be a long two-three weeks.

The gravity sample smelled and tasted so good I sampled a couple times... just to make sure. ;)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 137,444
Posted By whoaru99
An Auber Instruments temp controller setup for my...

An Auber Instruments temp controller setup for my WSM smoker and, from the same, a PID controller + SSR + heat sink for water heating control.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,625
Posted By whoaru99
Oh, no...much, much more prolonged and painful...

Oh, no...much, much more prolonged and painful than that. As in, all that you hold dear is wiped out, except you, and you get to dwell on the consequences of that one beer for eternity.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,678
Posted By whoaru99
If they don't care, that's one thing. But, if...

If they don't care, that's one thing. But, if they're giving you the stink eye, it might be a clue to rethink the situation. :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,625
Posted By whoaru99
At the $5M level I'd not quibble over the...

At the $5M level I'd not quibble over the difference at today's exchange rate. :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,678
Posted By whoaru99
Do the right thing in the spirit of keeping the...

Do the right thing in the spirit of keeping the most peace with as much family as possible. My guess is that in most cases there's plenty of other opportunities to drink.

Bear in mind when you're...
Forum: Coffee 04-17-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 702
Posted By whoaru99
Roasted a few loads in the Air Crazy this...

Roasted a few loads in the Air Crazy this evening. Managed to land a couple piping hot beans on the web of skin between thumb and first finger. Damn that hurts for just a few seconds of contact...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-17-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By whoaru99
Yeah, that's the CPVC part. It doesn't help...

Yeah, that's the CPVC part.

It doesn't help you on the outside of the cooler. But, if that nipple you ordered is straight thread rather than tapered pipe, you just might need a fitting like that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-14-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By whoaru99
I made my MLT with one of those straight thread...

I made my MLT with one of those straight thread fittings and it took me a while to figure out how to get it sealed up.

This is what finally worked....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-14-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By whoaru99
So, it's been almost another month... Popped...

So, it's been almost another month...

Popped one warm and gave it a pour, seemed like OK carb. Not super fizzy, but wasn't shooting for that sort of carb volume anyway. So, put a few in the fridge...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 24,588
Posted By whoaru99
Will there be baijiu?

Will there be baijiu?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 24,588
Posted By whoaru99
Spring cleaning in the garage, and hopefully...

Spring cleaning in the garage, and hopefully firing up the motorcycles and car that have been put way for the winter.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-06-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By whoaru99
It's done and cleaned up, Shooting for just...

It's done and cleaned up,

Shooting for just under 7 gallons into the boil, got about 7. Target pre-boil OG was 1.045, hit 1.042.

Going for 5g @ 1.057 into the fermenter, got somewhat close to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By whoaru99
What I've found is that most BMC drinkers will...

What I've found is that most BMC drinkers will remain BMC drinkers despite your best efforts. They might drink your beer, they might even like your beer, but they'll still go back to BMC unless,...
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