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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-12-2014, 02:21 PM
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Forum: DIY Projects 12-04-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Brewmech
If you must have a chest style, then that's fine....

If you must have a chest style, then that's fine. Otherwise it seems like more effort and money since you have to have a temp controller.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-04-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Brewmech
You can fit 8+ kegs in a fridge if you build a...

You can fit 8+ kegs in a fridge if you build a mount. Some freezerless ones can fit 10+. I got a used side by side for free that fit 8 kegs.

You can find a used fridge for cheap on craigslist.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-04-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Brewmech
Kegerator Question

Why use a freezer over a refrigerator?

It would seem if all you are doing is serving beer, you are already in the serving range with a fridge. Aside from the obvious things like turning it into a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-16-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,279
Posted By Brewmech
Easy... brew 10 gallon batches. Buy more kegs. I...

Easy... brew 10 gallon batches. Buy more kegs. I couldn't keep up with my friends demand for beer so I brewed bigger batches. Problem solved.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-27-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By Brewmech
Why not use a fridge? You are using a freezer...

Why not use a fridge? You are using a freezer outside of it's normal operating range which will impact it's lifetime. One of the reasons to use a freezer is because it's cheap and used most times....
Forum: Hops Growing 08-26-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By Brewmech
Weigh the hops wet. Then while drying you can...

Weigh the hops wet. Then while drying you can weigh them again and see how much moisture was removed. Should be about 1/4 the weight when dry I think.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-12-2013, 07:49 PM
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Views: 2,919
Posted By Brewmech
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YI2VwjUK5Ac/Ugk...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YI2VwjUK5Ac/Ugk8DvBZUrI/AAAAAAAABSE/4_fiUI4CtMQ/w364-h412-no/minion-maker.jpg
Forum: Hops Growing 08-05-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 24,398
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https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XXIrLCfe-Bk/Uf0...

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Harvested the first of the columbus. Dried it in the garage and got 8.5g of...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2013, 06:39 PM
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Views: 2,743
Posted By Brewmech
I built a 9' tall 8' wide pergola over my entry...

I built a 9' tall 8' wide pergola over my entry way and it has 4 plants growing on it right now. One is over the top and another is threatening.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-19-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,013
Posted By Brewmech
I've got cones, the columbus is probably ready to...

I've got cones, the columbus is probably ready to harvest. Everything else is still growing.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-11-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,359
Posted By Brewmech
You will need flow back prevention valves on the...

You will need flow back prevention valves on the lines or any change in pressure from one keg to any other will cause you to mix beers. Interesting project.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-11-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,536
Posted By Brewmech
While you have it open you could rewire it so the...

While you have it open you could rewire it so the fan is always on when the compressor is running. Then it won't ever freeze up.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-11-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 24,398
Posted By Brewmech
I'm getting ready to pick my meager columbus haul...

I'm getting ready to pick my meager columbus haul in a about a week I think. They are plumping up and starting to smell like hops. I picked one this morning and could see some lupulin forming, but...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-01-2013, 09:33 PM
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Views: 24,398
Posted By Brewmech
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SFizwy9UPWI/UdG...

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Willamette (or magnum) on left isn't doing well, not really taking off....
Forum: Hops Growing 06-26-2013, 09:48 PM
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Views: 138
Posted By Brewmech
Good lunch.

Good lunch.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-21-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By Brewmech
We get swarms of moth caterpillars every spring...

We get swarms of moth caterpillars every spring and they chew plants to pieces. We just use dish soap on them and it seems to do the trick.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-13-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By Brewmech
Dogs too.

Dogs too.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-13-2013, 12:21 AM
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Views: 104,446
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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--vPMCMEYb0E/Ubk...

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Flowers on the Columbus!
Forum: Hops Growing 06-12-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,574
Posted By Brewmech
I don't know about hops helping anxiety, but a...

I don't know about hops helping anxiety, but a nice IIPA sure does calm the nerves.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-12-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 203,968
Posted By Brewmech
THIS. We put one in our mobile kegerator and it...

THIS. We put one in our mobile kegerator and it saves a lot of cooling.

We put truck bed liner in the bottom of our cooler. It's waterproof and tough as nails. Plus the texture means less slipping.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,885
Posted By Brewmech
Cigar City did a cucumber saison a while back....

Cigar City did a cucumber saison a while back. Tasted exactly like the cucumber salad you get with sushi. I wasn't impressed.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By Brewmech
lol

lol
Forum: DIY Projects 06-10-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 179,852
Posted By Brewmech
How much have you got into this thing if I might...

How much have you got into this thing if I might ask?
Forum: Hops Growing 06-10-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 24,398
Posted By Brewmech
Well, my columbus is getting it's first side arms...

Well, my columbus is getting it's first side arms and cones! The tea maker is now over my head. I think I am finally getting the hang of this hop growing thing.

What was the rule of thumb? What...
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