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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-04-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By waldzinator
Crazy fermentation with WLP Whitbread II

Hi,

So I've recently relocated to the Charlotte, NC area from PA and I finally got to do some brewing last Sunday. I made a dark British Mild with some leftover Maris Otter I had. Brew day was...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-10-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By waldzinator
At times, building it on my own is a real PITA. ...

At times, building it on my own is a real PITA. However, it's been fun and educational overall. Satisfies my need to tinker. In the meantime, I still have my normal gravity feed propane and cooler...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-09-2014, 08:19 PM
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Posted By waldzinator
Thanks for the tip. I have heard of the...

Thanks for the tip. I have heard of the brewtroller, but I didn't know it was open source. That should help me figure out some of these stickier issues. :mug:
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-09-2014, 04:30 PM
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Posted By waldzinator
Let's walk through a use case. Assume a brew day...

Let's walk through a use case. Assume a brew day with a single infusion mash and batch sparge (keep it simple first). My setup is going to be a three vessel e-HERMS system using converted kegs. So...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-08-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By waldzinator
So, I thought more about this...I don't really...

So, I thought more about this...I don't really need the PID running to heat my strike water. I think I'm going to have another button to switch between manual mode and automatic mode. THis is...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By waldzinator
Handling mash temps and strike temps in arduino build

Hi,

I've been slowly chipping away at making a fully automated, electric brewery for about 6 months now. Up until now, I've been focusing on the sensing, display, and user interface components,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-02-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By waldzinator
I don't think so. I think the labelling and...

I don't think so. I think the labelling and bottle size are both from Five-Star. I buy the 8oz star san squeeze bottle normally, but I've also purchased the smaller 4oz non-squeeze bottle to refill...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-02-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By waldzinator
Well, fortunately the reaction cooled down and...

Well, fortunately the reaction cooled down and stabilized. The end product was gel and water, more or less. Honestly though, the star san and line cleaner bottles look damn-near the same. I've...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-01-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By waldzinator
I did edit it, haha. I meant to type SODIUM...

I did edit it, haha. I meant to type SODIUM phosphate and typed potassium, mostly because my kid is nagging me while I'm thinking. Either way, salts lol....just the wrong ones originally.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-01-2013, 09:55 PM
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Views: 1,064
Posted By waldzinator
So, I had to jog my chem brain. Active star san...

So, I had to jog my chem brain. Active star san ingredient is Phosphoric Acid. Active LCC#1 ingredient is Sodium Hydroxide. This is just yielding water and salts, right? Acid-base...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-01-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By waldzinator
Yeah. I let it vent then sealed up the...

Yeah. I let it vent then sealed up the container. I guess my question is, what now? Just leave it sealed up and dispose of it? I'm trying to be environmentally mindful. Also, see you're in NZ,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-01-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By waldzinator
Holy Cow! Mixed Star San and Five-Star Line Cleaner!

Woah. Cautionary tale. I was getting ready to bottle my brown ale. I had a bottling bucket full of star san, and noticed it was getting a bit murky. So, I decided to dump it and pour fresh. My...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 11-25-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By waldzinator
Cool, will have to check it out. Thx.

Cool, will have to check it out. Thx.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 11-25-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By waldzinator
I checked out some of the available high-temp...

I checked out some of the available high-temp options. Will need to do more research. Most of the stuff I found for under $100/valve looked to be cheap Chinese ****. Not that I expect to source...
Forum: India Pale Ale 11-25-2013, 02:28 AM
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Posted By waldzinator
Kamikaze IPA

I really enjoy this beer. It's not a super hop-monster like many American IPAs have become. It's a nice, aromatic beer that won't lay you on your butt immediately. The bitterness is subdued, and...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 11-20-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By waldzinator
Seeking recommendations - best hot liquid solenoid valve

Hi,

I've been taking a fairly slow approach with developing my automated eHerms brewery. I'm still in initial stages. I plan to source most of my parts, but I'm building my PID and automation...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-12-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By waldzinator
I always mash it. This time around, I didn't...

I always mash it. This time around, I didn't prebake the puree. I don't know if that had anything to do with it, but it was awful. I use a copper square manifold (and 2 lbs of rice hulls) and I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-11-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By waldzinator
Did you have any problems with a stuck sparge? I...

Did you have any problems with a stuck sparge? I noticed you don't have rice hulls in your ingredients list. Last pumpkin batch I made, I nearly cried. Then again, I didn't bake the puree.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
Posted By waldzinator
Agree, based on OP's statement that there was no...

Agree, based on OP's statement that there was no change to cleaning regimen and that fermentation temps got hot, the breakdown of lipids caused the soapy taste (and likely mouthfeel). Toss out the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
Posted By waldzinator
Not to call out the obvious, but are the pumpkin...

Not to call out the obvious, but are the pumpkin and IPA the last two brews you've made? I'm asking because maybe it is a change in your process or cleaning regimen. Alternatively, maybe the way...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-16-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By waldzinator
Elliot Ness is Great Lakes Brewery out of...

Elliot Ness is Great Lakes Brewery out of Cleveland. Not owned by InBev or affiliated with Goose Island. Spectacular beers...I would argue that their Edmund Fitzgerald is one of the BEST porters...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 10-16-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By waldzinator
Unaware that Wyeast was not gluten free. Good...

Unaware that Wyeast was not gluten free. Good advice for future. I have some celiac relatives. As for the barley advice, I thought I saw the OP had previously given his gf (and I'm assuming now...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-15-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By waldzinator
We get a bunch of GI out here in Western PA. Not...

We get a bunch of GI out here in Western PA. Not a big fan of any of their more "commercial" offerings. However, well-aged Matilda is a treat. It's in my current cellaring program. I have a few...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 10-15-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By waldzinator
I'm assuming you will be using an all Sorghum...

I'm assuming you will be using an all Sorghum base? If so, and you want to go extract, you can find Sorghum extract from most online HB stores. Many LHBS will also carry it. If she's not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-14-2013, 01:13 PM
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Posted By waldzinator
I hope they are, too. The guys I met from ST...

I hope they are, too. The guys I met from ST admittedly like to have some fun with the homebrew community. They follow threads on websites such as this. They know what we are chatting about. ...
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