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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-22-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,843
Posted By germanicus81
Meh, if it's $60 for one of these plastic...

Meh, if it's $60 for one of these plastic sankeys, and ~$90 for a stainless 5 gallon sankey, I think I'll spend the extra thirty bucks. Not because of safety concerns, but because I know the steel...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-19-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,741
Posted By germanicus81
For myself the DIY aspect can mean quite a lot. I...

For myself the DIY aspect can mean quite a lot. I have a decent background in electronics, microcontrollers, and mechanical engineering. I've built my own pump box, stir plate, fermentation chamber,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-03-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By germanicus81
I'd put a splitter on the CO2 line so You can...

I'd put a splitter on the CO2 line so You can have two gas connections for your kegs- one for the one currently in tap and one on the keg that is still carbonating. This way you don't have to switch...
Forum: Company Reviews 12-07-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,825
Posted By germanicus81
Update: The website says the keggles have a 12"...

Update: The website says the keggles have a 12" opening. Yeah, um, 12 +5/8" isn't 12". Glad I didn't buy a pot lid for this sucker yet because it would just fall through...

Other than that the...
Forum: Company Reviews 12-07-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,825
Posted By germanicus81
Update: I've now purchased quite a few items...

Update:
I've now purchased quite a few items from these guys, mostly thermometers, cam lock quick disconnects, and assorted keg deals and I've usually been very impressed with their shipping and...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-03-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By germanicus81
The ball lock kegs I've been seeing at my LHBS...

The ball lock kegs I've been seeing at my LHBS are fatter and shorter than my cornies, so I don't know if they are all the same anymore?? I've found a 3 inch clearance above the keg works great for...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-03-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,642
Posted By germanicus81
I thought about a sight glass for my boil kettle,...

I thought about a sight glass for my boil kettle, but ended up just getting a long aluminum extrusion and used a dremel to mark off every gallon put into the kettle. Now I just dip my "truth stick"...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-29-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By germanicus81
Well the fermenter only costs about $5 to run for...

Well the fermenter only costs about $5 to run for a month, so yes I'll take an order of magnitude in savings!

How much do most people pay to heat/cool their houses anyway? My apartment is about...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-28-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By germanicus81
The fermenter is in the garage, so no added heat...

The fermenter is in the garage, so no added heat to the apartment proper. I have a window AC in my bedroom, but hate to turn it on too often because it adds about $50 to the electric bill. My...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-27-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By germanicus81
DIY Fermenting chest build

I've learned so much from trolling these forums over the years, I thought I should show off some of the stuff I have built using tips learned from this awesome forum.

I was having trouble keeping...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-09-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By germanicus81
Did you use starsan? I left a bottling bucket...

Did you use starsan? I left a bottling bucket with starsan out for a while(because I got lazy/drunk and didn't want to empty it and rinse it out) and found that it collected a few springtime moths...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-19-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,947
Posted By germanicus81
Meh, this explains why my two BBs cracked within...

Meh, this explains why my two BBs cracked within 3 batches each. I also left them sitting with PWB for extended periods of time, but assumed that the cracks had formed from shaking them. Both...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-19-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,865
Posted By germanicus81
I have PEOPLE skills!!!!

I have PEOPLE skills!!!!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-18-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By germanicus81
I would think that a champagne punch would have a...

I would think that a champagne punch would have a much lower level of carbonation than straight champagne because of the fruit juices and such. I would probably just go with the same pressure my beer...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 239,976
Posted By germanicus81
wow, just... WOW! And to think I can't even...

wow, just... WOW!

And to think I can't even afford a 2 bedroom townhouse out here in Kalifornia. Gonna have to find an aerospace engineering job somewhere where the median home price is less than...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-10-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By germanicus81
I usually just leave everything on until the kegs...

I usually just leave everything on until the kegs are dry, and with luck I have replacement kegs to put on. I use a distribution block so I can just turn on the lines going to full kegs. There's...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-26-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 23,700
Posted By germanicus81
I did a test of that truck bed liner a while ago...

I did a test of that truck bed liner a while ago on a wine glass. Dropped it four times which turned the glass inside into sand- the bed liner held its shape perfectly. I would paint this on all my...
Forum: General Techniques 04-24-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 51,208
Posted By germanicus81
Yeah, forgot to update this when I found out, but...

Yeah, forgot to update this when I found out, but that was the first time I used that keg and it had a pinhole leak in the weld around the base. Wasn't a poppet problem like I thought.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-21-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By germanicus81
My CFC has a garden hose outside and I pump...

My CFC has a garden hose outside and I pump boiling wort through the inner copper coil for 15 minutes minimum every batch without problems. Sure it gets hot, but once i turn on the water it cools off...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-21-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,604
Posted By germanicus81
I'd definitely agree with P-J here, 3/16 lines...

I'd definitely agree with P-J here, 3/16 lines really matter for beer line but CO2 can be whatever you want. I use 5/16 lines for all my CO2 mainly because thats how my setup started and it got...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-13-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,084
Posted By germanicus81
I have used cornies to ferment in using gas QDs...

I have used cornies to ferment in using gas QDs with the tube linking to airlocks, make sure those gas connections are set properly. One of mine didn't engage the poppet properly and pressurized the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,896
Posted By germanicus81
How about naptha and some matches?

How about naptha and some matches?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-20-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By germanicus81
+1 for drilling it out, definitely gonna try that...

+1 for drilling it out, definitely gonna try that on my firestones, never did like the plastic anyway...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-20-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,557
Posted By germanicus81
The silver stuff is ducting insulation, I'm...

The silver stuff is ducting insulation, I'm adding it over the foam so I can clean it easily since these keezers can sometimes get a little funky. The orange tape is Kapton, I used it because it...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-20-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 70,712
Posted By germanicus81
absolutely beautiful! Props!

absolutely beautiful! Props!
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