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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-17-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,756
Posted By helibrewer
Mine won't except the GPIO_X format either, just...

Mine won't except the GPIO_X format either, just GPIOX (Raspi Rev B). Even after acceptance it does not trip relay nor does the gauge indicate a power level. If I manually override, the gauge...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By helibrewer
Get (6) 1qt mason jars and use 95g of 2-row and...

Get (6) 1qt mason jars and use 95g of 2-row and 5g of a crystal in each, giving you a 5% crystal grain bill for 6 different crystal grains. Now add 170F water to each up to the ring (about the thread...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By helibrewer
Since you live in Oakland, go out and visit...

Since you live in Oakland, go out and visit Faction, Heretic, Black Diamond, Anchor, Napa Smith, etc. and talk to those guys. I think you will find that the equipment you would use in a garage (small...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-15-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By helibrewer
Look at www.beanfarm.com in the temperature...

Look at www.beanfarm.com in the temperature section. You can order FlexWatt by the foot and run it with an STC-1000. Just build an enclosure out of 1-2" rigid foam and line it with the FlexWatt (or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-06-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By helibrewer
I used WLP300, all grain, 50/50 grain bill with a...

I used WLP300, all grain, 50/50 grain bill with a ferulic acid rest at 113F for 20 minutes. Fermented at 62F and this beer is all clove, no banana at all.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-06-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 21,475
Posted By helibrewer
I'm in!!

I'm in!!
Forum: DIY Projects 06-26-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 87,773
Posted By helibrewer
So when do we really go for it and just replace...

So when do we really go for it and just replace the onboard STC processing with something like a $19 Teensy board....:)


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-24-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By helibrewer
There is no one-size-fits-all answer. There are...

There is no one-size-fits-all answer. There are multiple strains because there are multiple desires in style outcome. Your best bet is to read the manufactures description of traits and pick the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By helibrewer
A more accurate method is to nano-mash. Use a 1...

A more accurate method is to nano-mash. Use a 1 pint Mason jar. Put 95 grams of base malt and 5 grams of specialty malt in the jar. Heat some brewing water to about 170F. Add the water to the grain...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By helibrewer
Candi syrup from candisyrup.com , it's great...

Candi syrup from candisyrup.com , it's great stuff and they have some excellent recipes in their website.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-18-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By helibrewer
It is a .2-to-2 gallon flowmeter with 1/2" female...

It is a .2-to-2 gallon flowmeter with 1/2" female connectors at each end. With my March pump wide open the flow rate is just under 2 gallons per minute so I think this is a good size.

When I...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-17-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By helibrewer
RIMs Tower of Power

I received a Top Tier for my birthday and decided that I would build a Tower of Power for it rather than try to hang everything on the Top Tier. I already used a RIMs setup so I had everything...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By helibrewer
Why not do some experimenting with specialty...

Why not do some experimenting with specialty grains to learn their contribution. Go buy yourself a case of 1 pint mason jars and lids. Pick a few specialty grains, maybe the entire crystal series....
Forum: DIY Projects 06-09-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 87,773
Posted By helibrewer
For fermentation I use a thermowell, for my...

For fermentation I use a thermowell, for my serving fridge I use the small water sample, I have found too much of a difference using the insulation method.


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Forum: DIY Projects 06-09-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 87,773
Posted By helibrewer
In my system, I put the probe in about 1 cup of...

In my system, I put the probe in about 1 cup of water, that amount seems to be good to act as a buffer and help prevent the overshoot problems. Cycling is just a factor of how well your fridge is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-30-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 34,152
Posted By helibrewer
Oxi and PBW are both alkaline. Rinsing with...

Oxi and PBW are both alkaline. Rinsing with StarSan or any other acid greatly aids in removing the residue.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-30-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 34,152
Posted By helibrewer
"meta" in this instance means dehydrated, so...

"meta" in this instance means dehydrated, so Sodium metasilicate is dehydrated (anhydrous) Sodium Silicate.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By helibrewer
No, neither is using acidulated malt (it was...

No, neither is using acidulated malt (it was invented because of the purity law).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By helibrewer
If I plan on bottling from the keg I usually...

If I plan on bottling from the keg I usually increase the keg pressure about 5 psi a couple days prior...seems to help with the carbonation differential syndrome.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By helibrewer
Have you considered Dubbels or Quads? They tend...

Have you considered Dubbels or Quads? They tend toward dark fruit. There are some wonderful recipes on the candisyrup.com website when you want to brew your own.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-30-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,079
Posted By helibrewer
Do you normally recirc during dough-in? There is...

Do you normally recirc during dough-in? There is a tendency for that to lead to a stuck situation. I let the grain soak in the MLT for 5-10 minutes before I start to recirc
Forum: General Techniques 05-30-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By helibrewer
The only way to nail this down is by analyzing...

The only way to nail this down is by analyzing each of your conversion steps. Us the following chart to assess your mash conversion. Enter the chart at your grist ratio. Your SG should be well over...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-30-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By helibrewer
Compare them to this: Pliny...

Compare them to this: Pliny (http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/37534/russian-river-pliny-the-elder-original-)

I think More! claims to have developed theirs with Vinnie and since he...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By helibrewer
Much of the work done by gelatin is...

Much of the work done by gelatin is electrostatic. Having it turn to gelatin is not the goal.
Forum: General Techniques 05-26-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By helibrewer
I don't think keeping the temp up high has a big...

I don't think keeping the temp up high has a big impact on our 50-60 minute sparges. For brewery size batches that whirlpool and lauter for several hours I can see it, but we have about all the...
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