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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-25-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,372
Posted By dcgrp
just keep reminding yourself, it is a food grade...

just keep reminding yourself, it is a food grade no rinse sanitizer. The foam will only help when used at proper dilution.
Forum: General Techniques 08-13-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 257,479
Posted By dcgrp
I have a question about No Chill and First Wort...

I have a question about No Chill and First Wort Hopping.

The guidelines contained in this thread state that 15 and 10 minute additions should be changed to First Wort Hop Additions. However, let...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-08-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,759
Posted By dcgrp
It should also be noted that you do not need a...

It should also be noted that you do not need a dedicated hot liquor tun. You can use the kettle you boil in as a hot liquor tank until you use it for the boil. You just have to collect your wort...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-02-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By dcgrp
Make sure to watch a video about not cutting into...

Make sure to watch a video about not cutting into something vital on top of the fridge. Chrisknight's youtube videos about kegerator conversion do a good job showing the process.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By dcgrp
I have the two tap version. 4 Mounting bolts is...

I have the two tap version. 4 Mounting bolts is correct, and I also recommend the Perlick faucets. Worth every penny.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-01-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By dcgrp
It seems to me that in the molex thing, the four...

It seems to me that in the molex thing, the four wires don't contact each other at all.

So, the molex is...

+5V (red)
Ground (black)
Ground (black) (had a black going to fan)
+12V (yellow)...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-01-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By dcgrp
I tried reversing the wires. Also, the supply...

I tried reversing the wires. Also, the supply gives .5 amps. The fan needs about .1 amps. I'll probably go to the computer shop tomorrow and put the power supply up to a volt meter thingee. If...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-31-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By dcgrp
Powering a computer fan to cool the tower - troubleshooting

I'm hoping to get some advice from someone who knows more about electronics than me.

I bought a simple 50 mm computer fan (12V DC) that used a molex plugin (4 pin). I clipped it off so that I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-31-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By dcgrp
I would consider a late extract addition with...

I would consider a late extract addition with that one. That kit was my first batch, and I got some pretty pronounced extract twang in the final product. The kit came with a beginner brewing...
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-29-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 387,671
Posted By dcgrp
I made the recipe in the OP 10 days ago with...

I made the recipe in the OP 10 days ago with harvested yeast from two bottles of TH. Only got 68% efficiency, but this was my first AG, so I'm pretty happy with that.

Just transferred to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-23-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,970
Posted By dcgrp
ikc46118, this is all well and good for those who...

ikc46118, this is all well and good for those who actually know how to do that, but could you briefly explain the process behind tapping into the fridge's main power bus?

However, I have a rubber...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-22-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,905
Posted By dcgrp
I have to pipe in here and give a +1 to the...

I have to pipe in here and give a +1 to the thermapen. I bought it just recently and have used it for one batch so far. I can already tell that this was a great purchase. Pricey, but definitely...
Forum: General Techniques 07-22-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 257,479
Posted By dcgrp
Going to be packing up my gear and driving to my...

Going to be packing up my gear and driving to my parents house for a visit. My dad wants to learn how to brew but is not going to purchasing equipment just yet. Basically I figure I have two...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-18-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By dcgrp
I'm lucky enough to have a garage (no basement,...

I'm lucky enough to have a garage (no basement, renting in a sixplex). But if I were you, I would start spending weekends cleaning that basement, getting it to a point where you can comfortably go...
Forum: Brew Science 07-09-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By dcgrp
Question about this water. I'm in Eau Claire, WI...

Question about this water. I'm in Eau Claire, WI as well and would like to know if there is a way to derive my HCO3 number from CACO3 number listed above. Any suggestions? I'll probably just end...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-08-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By dcgrp
heh, sounds like I should RDW and HAHB I...

heh, sounds like I should RDW and HAHB

I think I'll look into the pizza screen, but I'm probably just being a little to anal, trying to get my first AG right.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-08-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By dcgrp
Stuff getting in boil pot during the boil

Hi All,

I'm going AG!

I think I'm covering all my bases, but I have a question. This will be my first time brewing outside. Do any of you ever worry about stuff getting in your pot while you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-23-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By dcgrp
Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'll...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'll just cut it up, freeze it, thaw it, rack onto it, and hope for the best. Hopefully, the hoppy, yeasty, alcoholic environment will cut down the risk on...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-22-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By dcgrp
Sanitation while making fruit additions

Hi all,

I've been lurking for a while and scouring the site to learn about fruit additions in beer. I've just brewed a simple extract IPA, and I would like to rack it onto some mango to make a...
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