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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-18-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By zelltj
I made an opener very similar to this one a while...

I made an opener very similar to this one a while ago. It works really well.

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/09/20/how-to-make-a-handsome-and-handy-wooden-bottle-opener/
Forum: DIY Projects 04-20-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,203
Posted By zelltj
I can see the you posted here, but have the same...

I can see the you posted here, but have the same trouble with the linked post.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-19-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By zelltj
This probably isn't helpful, but I miss my...

This probably isn't helpful, but I miss my gravities for just about every beer I make. I usually just shrug my shoulders and say "F it". It's still beer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-26-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By zelltj
I've used JBWeld for stuff like this. It says on...

I've used JBWeld for stuff like this. It says on their site that it is non toxic after it dries. There is a thread somewhere around here but the app search function is garbage.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 77,102
Posted By zelltj
I've got a Red Ale, a Zythos dry hopped IPA, and...

I've got a Red Ale, a Zythos dry hopped IPA, and an Oktoberfest lager.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By zelltj
That's not a bad idea. Ill try to remember to...

That's not a bad idea. Ill try to remember to keep some extra water on hand so I can too off prior to emptying the BK.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By zelltj
I have a pretty wide kettle. I've just never had...

I have a pretty wide kettle. I've just never had such a high rate of loss.

This was an all grain batch. All that Pilsner was the whole reason a kept my boil going so strong.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By zelltj
Speaking of altitude... I live at about 2300ft...

Speaking of altitude... I live at about 2300ft above sea level. Maybe that is having an effect too!?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By zelltj
It is pretty amazing. I have a 15 gallon Bayou...

It is pretty amazing. I have a 15 gallon Bayou Classic BTW. I just "calibrated" my kettle so I am darn near positive that my volumes are correct. I just can't believe I boiled off so much still. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7,154
Views: 232,623
Posted By zelltj
Pitched a 1 gallon starter into my very first...

Pitched a 1 gallon starter into my very first lager!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By zelltj
Yeah...... I was at the 15 min remaining mark...

Yeah...... I was at the 15 min remaining mark when I stuck my I.C. in when I noticed. I turned down the heat to about a simmer, but it was way too late. It is so difficult to gauge how much...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 44,089
Posted By zelltj
I've busted 2 hydrometers and 2 thermometers. I...

I've busted 2 hydrometers and 2 thermometers. I just broke my thermometer this weekend and haven't bought a new one, but I think I'm just going to get a bi-metal 12" from MoreBeer. Hopefully I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 73,712
Posted By zelltj
So far 1 decade as a Devil Dog. 'Rah!

So far 1 decade as a Devil Dog. 'Rah!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By zelltj
Boil Off Rate Questions

I live in the desert in Southern California. I brewed a lager this past weekend when the weather was about 100F and 5% humidity. I boiled for 90 minutes and kept the boil rolling harder that I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15,136
Views: 519,655
Posted By zelltj
Little late

I'm a little late in the season, but I brewed an Oktoberfest Lager this morning. Right now it's cooling down to 45 before I pitch. This will be my first lager. The brew day went pretty good. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-20-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By zelltj
I don't think I should take those 2 beers out. I...

I don't think I should take those 2 beers out. I live in the Mojave dessert and it is usually about 78 in my house with swings up to 80 during the day. If I ferment my starter at 65 won't I get some...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-20-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By zelltj
Purposeful Temperature Drop

Ok so I have 2 brews in my fermentation fridge rocking at 65 F. The first (Zythos IPA) beer has been going for 11 days and the second (Red Ale) has been going for 5 days. The IPA hit terminal 3 days...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-30-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By zelltj
Tsx-10140

I've got a Love TSX-10140 controller for my fermentation fridge and I just started having some really strange issues. The controller will register that it has triggered the fridge to turn on,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,118
Posted By zelltj
I don't usually bother. I do run it through a...

I don't usually bother. I do run it through a metal coffee filter though for the first few minutes so I guess I'm accomplishing the same thing.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-22-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 464,675
Posted By zelltj
It ain't much, but I finally built myself a brew...

It ain't much, but I finally built myself a brew cart. It is "upholstered" with a fire resistant tarp that I had stuffed in the shed. I have a few things left to do, but it came together just like...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-19-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,280
Posted By zelltj
Hey y'all! I just got finished with this PDF...

Hey y'all! I just got finished with this PDF this morning. I can't take credit for the content, but I will take credit for the format. This info came from Beer Advocate, I just compressed it and...
Forum: General Techniques 05-10-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By zelltj
Thanks everyone! As always its my pleasure to do...

Thanks everyone! As always its my pleasure to do what I can to protect our great country.
Forum: General Techniques 05-09-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By zelltj
Took a picture today to show off the color and...

Took a picture today to show off the color and clarity. The glass got a little foggy on me while I was taking the picture, but I still think you can tell how clear it is. Ignore the dirty windows! ...
Forum: General Techniques 05-08-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By zelltj
Thanks! I'm pretty happy to be home. I can't wait...

Thanks! I'm pretty happy to be home. I can't wait to get a brew going. I've got all the ingredients I just haven't found time. I think maybe this weekend. I'm making a cream ale first. It'll be hot...
Forum: General Techniques 05-08-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By zelltj
Hey all! Sorry I'm reviving a long dead post,...

Hey all! Sorry I'm reviving a long dead post, but I just got back from Afghanistan and wanted to give an update on this barley wine. It has been in the freezer for 7 months at about 48F so I figure...
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