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Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Elfmaze
That one is my inspiration and what I show my...

That one is my inspiration and what I show my realtor. Find me this. Lol
Forum: DIY Projects 08-27-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Elfmaze
I would say aim for the 1500btu plus range but...

I would say aim for the 1500btu plus range but they might work... The 6000 btu one is probably the treat. You do not want the thing cranking away its whole life struggling to keep things cool. I...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 08-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Elfmaze
Conical fermenter on display?

I will hopefully be picking up a nice conical in the next few months and I have been thinking how to display it... Seems a shame to hide all that polished stainless in the basement somewhere. I...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-27-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By Elfmaze
ops sorry, I didn't realize I was in the Mead...

ops sorry, I didn't realize I was in the Mead forum there with my response. I'm guessing mead does not have the lipids necessary for cell wall building as much as beer wort does? maby hence the...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-27-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By Elfmaze
subscribing to hear other opinions... I only...

subscribing to hear other opinions... I only introduce oxygen, if needed, at the very beginning after cooling the wort.


I would think you would not want the yeast to have oxygen available later...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-23-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Elfmaze
A lt of us have stainless steel pots.... A...

A lt of us have stainless steel pots.... A realitivly poor conductor of heat. Couple this poor heat transfer with all the hot exhaust gasses excaping to the sky and its super innefficient...
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Forum: DIY Projects 08-20-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Elfmaze
my guess is to distribute the weight better. He...

my guess is to distribute the weight better. He was using nitrogen tanks in that post(not sure of wall thickness) but a keggle can weigh 130lbs full. 70lbs on a small post welded to sheet metal,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Elfmaze
OK I did some thinking on the topic. I consume...

OK I did some thinking on the topic. I consume 45-75 gallons of beer per year and 2 gallons of ethanol. The occasional party 2 times a year wipes out all the beer left in the kegs. That amount...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Elfmaze
15 vs 20 gallon conical and technique

I am just about to finish a "brewmagic" style brewery and I was looking for a fermenter. I have kegs I was going to use but I really like the concept of dumping the Trub and yeast and being done in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-16-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Elfmaze
Storing one strain of yeast

I've been looking into yeast management to get cost down a bit. And I remember hearing that some brewery use one yeast strain for most of there beers.

When we home brew it seems every beer I...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-12-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Elfmaze
Two reasons I liked the Hybrid system. Main...

Two reasons I liked the Hybrid system. Main reason is I do not have 220V out in my garage. So with the hybrid design all I need is one 15 amp 110v plug to keep it all moving.

Second reason is I...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-11-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Elfmaze
video of the "finished" brewery a "brewmagic clone"

I started this back in September 2009, Every weld and component was put together by me... Took a while and I guess if I was going to start it again today I would do some things different But here...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-26-2014, 12:09 PM
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Views: 126
Posted By Elfmaze
Frigidaire chest freezer 14.8 question. Defrost mode

My old chest freezer kicked the bucket and I'm getting I think a frigidaire model to replace it. My question is. The chest freezer has a temp know on the side and claims a manual defrost. Can I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-10-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Elfmaze
Yeah i'm starting to think i should buy a new...

Yeah i'm starting to think i should buy a new plug and switch.... It was just soo nice having it all ready to go wired up
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-09-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Elfmaze
Two plugs to feed control box?

I am putting my control panel together, Its a small Auber single PID box. My pump pulls 1.25 amps and the element pulls 9 amps. so 10.25 amps together. I kinda wanted to use this switch and plug...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-18-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Elfmaze
I was just logging in to mention this. I'm...

I was just logging in to mention this. I'm starting to think the power loss from the inverter will be well worth the simplicity of sticking with 120v
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-16-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Elfmaze
Dual use control box (12v Auber?) (smoker/brewing)

The jobs of maintaining my RIMS circulation heat and running my Barrel smoker are fairly simmilar in theory, I'm trying to figure out how to make one control box that I can switch between my brewery...
Forum: For Sale 12-17-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By Elfmaze
side note. who fills your tank? If I could get...

side note. who fills your tank? If I could get my Med-OX tank filled it would last me hundreds of brews but I've had no luck thus far.
Forum: For Sale 12-12-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By Elfmaze
How far are you from Allentown? kegs are always...

How far are you from Allentown? kegs are always good to find and i'm sure we could dig you up a burner and pot.
Forum: For Sale 11-30-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Elfmaze
And flux will kind of work, BUT it will be a...

And flux will kind of work, BUT it will be a bitch to get out of the kettle after. Backgassing is really the best answer
Forum: For Sale 11-30-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Elfmaze
Make sure he backgasses his welds. Had an...

Make sure he backgasses his welds. Had an exhaust guy say he knew stainless and he sugared the inside of my kegs badly. If you were down here I would be able to help you out. But backgassign the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-09-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By Elfmaze
Haha refference your avatar. My Conure LOVES my...

Haha refference your avatar. My Conure LOVES my beer! but I get yelled at every time I get caught letting him lick the glass.
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-09-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By Elfmaze
In regard to the breakers in your build vs the...

In regard to the breakers in your build vs the fuses in the onle I posted. As I was planning on using the smaller box from Auber I am a bit nervous about having the breakers in the same spot.
...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-09-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By Elfmaze
HLT/BK switched W/ RIMS setup?

I would like to eventually go electric with my system


currently planning a 120V gas fired BK and HLT. RIMS controlled by PID and gas assist.

My eventual goal in a year or so(when i get 240...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By Elfmaze
It seems like this box is a bit smaller than...

It seems like this box is a bit smaller than others that guys are using. I'm almost worried if everything will fit inside it. Currently I am just doing a basic one pump RIMS setup. But eventually...
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