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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-28-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,230
Posted By RobertHSmith
Today seemed like a good day to post up what my...

Today seemed like a good day to post up what my results were. I dry hopped with an additional 2 oz of leaf belma hops for 10 days. Now that it is carbonated and chilled in the keg, there is an...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-31-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,230
Posted By RobertHSmith
I am in the process of transferring mine to...

I am in the process of transferring mine to secondary now. I'm going to ask the guy I got the hops from for some to dry hop my amber with.

After tasting what I pulled for the gravity reading,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-14-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,230
Posted By RobertHSmith
Here's the recipe for the American Amber hop...

Here's the recipe for the American Amber hop bursted with Belma

5.5 gal, 83% eff.

68% 2-row
20% Munich
10% crystal 120
2% crystal 80

For the hops I divided the 2 oz I had into 4,1/2 oz...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-14-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,230
Posted By RobertHSmith
I recieved 2oz from a guy at work that ordered...

I recieved 2oz from a guy at work that ordered some. I'm going to do a hop bursted (30 min +) American Amber with it tomorrow.

I'll let you know how it comes out in a couple of weeks.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-30-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By RobertHSmith
Thanks for the help on the link. I considered...

Thanks for the help on the link. I considered those, but bought this instead to fix it with

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/312ueHc8QpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-08-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By RobertHSmith
I wanted to let those following this that I put a...

I wanted to let those following this that I put a few, new, white shop rags in the carboy with some dish soap and about a galon and a half of water in the carboy. After 5 minutes of swrilling it...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-07-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By RobertHSmith
Need help fixing a Corning PC353 stir plate

I have two of the Corning PC 353 stir plates. One of the speed controllers for the plates is going out and I need a replacement. The motor is a 115v 60cy .29a, 1550 rpm motor. The speed controller...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-07-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By RobertHSmith
Parts for Corning PC 353 stirplate?

I've got 2 older Corning PC 353 stirplates. One has started to loose it's ability to control the speed of the motor. The slowest speed is not slow anymore, it's spinning about where other stir...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-17-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By RobertHSmith
Glass. At first I thought it was hard water...

Glass.

At first I thought it was hard water deposits, but now I'm leaning toward plastic marks from the brush. I'm worried that I may not be able to clean them off the glass.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-17-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By RobertHSmith
Brush marks in carboy

One of my carboys has white streaks in it, I'm assuming it's from the carboy brush after a vigorous cleaning. I've tried oxy-clean, vinegar and starsan rinses, 24hr or more each to remove them and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-30-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By RobertHSmith
Clumpy Star San?

I just opened my new gallon of starsan and poured an ounce to sterilize a carboy and noticed that it had a clumpy viscosity. When I mixed in the water it was instantly milky. I've been using using...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-07-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5,439
Views: 3,444,971
Posted By RobertHSmith
Thanks. The regulator setup is sort of custom. ...

Thanks. The regulator setup is sort of custom. I got them from sciplus.com a couple of years ago when there was a post about them. I pieced them together with parts from mcmastercarr, hd, lowes...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5,439
Views: 3,444,971
Posted By RobertHSmith
i just got this together. I had a keezer, but...

i just got this together. I had a keezer, but turned it into a fermentation chamber. I'm working on a chalkboard for the freezer door today.
...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-22-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,772
Posted By RobertHSmith
I would describe it as detaching from the metal...

I would describe it as detaching from the metal on the keg. It is pretty stuck to the rubber peices, but that is only half of what I needed it to do.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-22-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,772
Posted By RobertHSmith
Glue handle back on Corny Keg? Gorilla Glue doesn't last

2 years ago I used Gorilla Glue to glue back the tops and bottom on some kegs I bought where they were comming off. Now they are falling apart again.

The Gorilla Glue was pretty expensive and...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By RobertHSmith
found the answer. I didn't see the instructions...

found the answer. I didn't see the instructions in the box. I had the heater power wire connected to the off position on the relay in the diagrams you see on the web. The default mode was...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By RobertHSmith
problems with Love controller

I have a love controller - Model TS-13010 wired to run a space heater in a bathroom where I am fermenting. It was working great at first, but then in the last 2 days started to go into defrost and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-30-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By RobertHSmith
Stir plate getting too hot for the starter?

I purchased 2 used corning pc-353 magnetic stirrers from ebay after the second of my home made stir plates started stalling when left on overnight. Both get warmer than I would like when left on for...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-03-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By RobertHSmith
Aquarium pumps for cleaning beer lines?

Anyone know if a pump like this:

http://www.lifegardaquatics.com/products/product.php?id=10

will handle hot water? I was thinking of using one with a percarbonate cleaner to clean out beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,745
Posted By RobertHSmith
I use "Sun Oxygen Cleaner," the WalMart version...

I use "Sun Oxygen Cleaner," the WalMart version of Oxy Clean and get the same thing on my bottles when I use it to clean them. Sometimes it happens, most of the time it doesn't.

To dissolve the...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-24-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,235
Posted By RobertHSmith
+1. Exactly why I got one. Edit, pretty sure...

+1. Exactly why I got one.

Edit, pretty sure this is the one I got. They have changed the product numbers since I got mine. It comes with the thermoresistor....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-27-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,782
Posted By RobertHSmith
For comparison, I use a barley crusher at the...

For comparison, I use a barley crusher at the factory setting. 10 gallon igloo water cooler mashtun. I ususally try to do everything in 2 batches.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-27-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,782
Posted By RobertHSmith
What % Efficiency do you get batch sparging

As I have been refining my batch sparge technique, I have been getting better and better efficency. My last 6 gallons came out with 88% efficency. I have typically gotten with in a couple of points...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-16-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By RobertHSmith
It's probably going to rust anyway. I would...

It's probably going to rust anyway. I would spend my money and time on brewing more beer and embrace the rust.

If you are truly worried, you could wipe it down with olive oil when it is still...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-14-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,912
Posted By RobertHSmith
My question was about the particluar yeast strain...

My question was about the particluar yeast strain as I have use it 4 times before and never had it push the temperature of the carboy up 9 deg. F above the ambient temperature.

I always use a...
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