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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-26-2014, 03:31 PM
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signed up and in for the prize!

signed up and in for the prize!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-11-2014, 04:01 PM
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Looks great, count me in!

Looks great, count me in!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-07-2014, 03:38 PM
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I really like the look of Skeezer's bottles, I'm...

I really like the look of Skeezer's bottles, I'm not sure you need to use all crayons for the wax though, could probably use some candle wax and some candles, but I like the ratio. Plus with the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By conpewter
Well I'll bring my water report with me this...

Well I'll bring my water report with me this weekend. Then you can tell me to buy a RO system again :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By conpewter
doing a quick calc it looks like after this water...

doing a quick calc it looks like after this water gets softened I'll have over 600 ppm of sodium in the water, so that would not be good to brew with, but I can run it through an RO system. For now...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2014, 01:53 PM
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Posted By conpewter
Hey chainlife, sorry I never got back to this...

Hey chainlife, sorry I never got back to this thread. I doubt your beer was ruined by water from a softener, I've brewed with it before and it wasn't bad, but not great.

I got my report from Ward...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By conpewter
Pretty cool! It would be nice if you could do a...

Pretty cool! It would be nice if you could do a few in-line, but it is a pretty nice way of doing it with what you have around. Could also get some fittings/dip tube and do the same idea with a 5...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-19-2014, 03:54 PM
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Posted By conpewter
I used to compost them but the dog loves to get...

I used to compost them but the dog loves to get in the compost (she ate several pounds of spent grain last time... did not feel well afterward) so I'll probably start throwing them in the garbage...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-12-2014, 12:49 PM
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Posted By conpewter
I'm in, thanks!

I'm in, thanks!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-14-2014, 12:45 PM
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I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: DIY Projects 04-25-2014, 03:39 PM
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Posted By conpewter
Ah ok, well I'm out of my realm then as I've...

Ah ok, well I'm out of my realm then as I've really only worked on newer fridges. Your plan seems good to me, though I'd want to use something harder to bridge that 1.5" gap and then just have the...
Forum: Introductions 04-25-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By conpewter
1/4" inner diameter tubing will work great, add...

1/4" inner diameter tubing will work great, add clamps.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-25-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By conpewter
Hmm I would agree that counterflow is the better...

Hmm I would agree that counterflow is the better way to go, but if it needs to be an immersion chiller then I would make sure that you are recirculating the 50 gallons while you cool, and that you...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By conpewter
I've not worked on any old fridges like that...

I've not worked on any old fridges like that personally, but an important part of the fridge gasket is that it is magnetic, so you may want to think about that part. Would buying a cheapo fridge...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-25-2014, 03:17 PM
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Posted By conpewter
The high mash temps helped with your 2012 batch...

The high mash temps helped with your 2012 batch to be sweet/malty. If you just want to add sweetness to your current batch you could just add lactose, but it won't add any malt backbone.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-25-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By conpewter
I drew it out and used a dremel with a little...

I drew it out and used a dremel with a little cutoff disk.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-11-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By conpewter
True day tripper... not sure how well a...

True day tripper... not sure how well a submersable will hold up to boiling. Then again, not sure if my keg will hold up either :) Hmmmmmm
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-11-2014, 02:26 AM
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Views: 177
Posted By conpewter
Hmmm I think I could do that, but yikes.. pricey...

Hmmm I think I could do that, but yikes.. pricey hmm... I'm wondering if I just need some 1/4" tube and flare it myself (have to find my flaring kit)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-11-2014, 02:25 AM
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Posted By conpewter
Tried that at Lowes and at Ace today, 2 hours of...

Tried that at Lowes and at Ace today, 2 hours of my life I won't get back.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-11-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By conpewter
Fitting for pumping sanitizer/boiling water through my kegs

Alright so I've had horrible infection issues in the past in my kegorator so I want to do slash and burn, we'll see if the keg can take the heat.

I have a male quick disconnect to hook up to my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-03-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,697
Posted By conpewter
So I have a cellar question... what do you all do...

So I have a cellar question... what do you all do if you don't have a basement? Previous house I had a basement, great! But we moved and now we live in a house on slab. I have a good amount of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-31-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By conpewter
Nice! I just got one like this (he had 2) for...

Nice! I just got one like this (he had 2) for $50 and fit my glass carboy in a milk crate after cutting the plastic off the door.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/app/4378170676.html

But the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By conpewter
I would make a starter for it for sure, but you...

I would make a starter for it for sure, but you should be good.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-27-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By conpewter
Agreed on the corona mill. I tried to do the...

Agreed on the corona mill. I tried to do the thing of turning a pasta roller into a grain mill and it never worked great for me. Ended up motorizing a monster mill myself, but the corona mills...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,528
Posted By conpewter
Last year was much better as far as space goes as...

Last year was much better as far as space goes as they opened it up to a big area across the street. There were nice tents so some opportunity to sit down which was nice. Bottle line was still...
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