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Forum: DIY Projects 04-25-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,550
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Sweet baby Jesus that thing will look sweet, love...

Sweet baby Jesus that thing will look sweet, love that cedar slab. Man it'd make me nervous as hell leaving something that looks like that outside. No telling what all the salt content/humidity in...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-24-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Ztp
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe...

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that soup cans still contain BPA. Which is more of a hazard when heated.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-24-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Ztp
Well I am no SS welding expert myself, but if I...

Well I am no SS welding expert myself, but if I remember correctly, getting stainless too hot can change the properties stainless has (eg not rusting). Or there is also another possibility that maybe...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-09-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Ztp
Thank you. I looked on there but must have missed...

Thank you. I looked on there but must have missed that box. I appreciate it.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-09-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Ztp
Sight glass for keggle with bulged sides?

Finally got the chance to brew again the other day and decided I'm going to finally do a few upgrades to my equipment. I'm having trouble finding a sight glass that fits sanke kegs with a bulge. Does...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-02-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,542
Posted By Ztp
I still think it would be a good idea to throw a...

I still think it would be a good idea to throw a Carbon Monoxide detector in there just for safe measures. You can pick one up at Walmart for like $15, and while ya may not be exposed long enough to...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-15-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Ztp
I have used a screw many many times in the past...

I have used a screw many many times in the past and it has never failed, which is much cheaper than a new bit. Lubrication is key when working with stainless.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-15-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Ztp
I'm getting married in a little over a month and...

I'm getting married in a little over a month and am gonna have my taps mounted onto a large pumpkin. Not exactly the same but kinda the same principle. Since it is a fall theme, I will have...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-15-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Ztp
To save you a few bucks buy a few self tapping...

To save you a few bucks buy a few self tapping screws to get a hole started. Not the cheap chrome coated ones, but 5/16 head screws used for applying metal roofs. Once you break through the metal, go...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-09-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Ztp
Ah thank you. That answered my question right...

Ah thank you. That answered my question right there.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-04-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By Ztp
Sanding would work if you we're using a grinder...

Sanding would work if you we're using a grinder or something like that. Since most galvanized metal is hot dipped, and not just simply painted on, it would be hard to sand it off any other way. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-02-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By Ztp
What size nipple did you go with?

What size nipple did you go with?
Forum: DIY Projects 09-30-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By Ztp
I went with a 3/8. I would probably go with a...

I went with a 3/8. I would probably go with a bigger one just to help speed the process.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-28-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By Ztp
Well the only way I see you being able to do that...

Well the only way I see you being able to do that is extending the axle and throw some bigger wheels on it somehow. The problem with my setup is the nipple drags if I try to roll it.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-27-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By Ztp
That's the same cooler I use. I can't remember...

That's the same cooler I use. I can't remember the size of the fittings I used, but I just used the SS braided line on the inside. Little word of warning, the existing drain hole makes the wheels...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-26-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Ztp
Low profile sanke coupler

I just finished my keezer recently only planning on having three taps. I just realized that I might be able to get a fourth on the hump if the low profile coupler will clear :mug:. Does anyone have a...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-21-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,291
Posted By Ztp
Thanks. It actually wound up matching the cedar...

Thanks. It actually wound up matching the cedar spot on. Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to do with the sides of the freezer.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-21-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,291
Posted By Ztp
Here is a pic of mine. It's still in progress,...

Here is a pic of mine. It's still in progress, but is looking good so far. The collar is cedar, and I made the lid out of some tongue and groove aspen I had leftover.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-21-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,300
Posted By Ztp
Well the good thing about this thread is it has...

Well the good thing about this thread is it has made me want to brew more to try and fix my problems, which in turn I'm getting a lot of beer... Now I just need some more carboys haha. Oh you guys...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-21-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,300
Posted By Ztp
I know. I feel so much better about myself now. I...

I know. I feel so much better about myself now. I think I can tweak the corona mill a little more and squeeze a few more points out of it. But thanks to all that replied to this thread. I appreciate...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-19-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,300
Posted By Ztp
Well I took the advice of several people on this...

Well I took the advice of several people on this thread and my efficiency is now up to 72%! Bought a new mash paddle, stirred the absolute **** out of the mash, and tightened up the corona mill a...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-17-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Ztp
I would definitely line aluminum foil around the...

I would definitely line aluminum foil around the eye of the stove to help protect the stove top. you can ask my stove when I tried to finish up a boil
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-15-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Ztp
Lager conditioning phase

Ok possibly a dumb question but I have an Oktoberfest that is nearing its point of needing to be lagered but I was was wanting to brew my winter lager here pretty soon. So I was wondering, after I do...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-13-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,300
Posted By Ztp
Earlier in the thread others said that it could...

Earlier in the thread others said that it could lead to off flavors.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-13-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,300
Posted By Ztp
Well last time I brewed I used the corona mill, I...

Well last time I brewed I used the corona mill, I tightened it up to where I had no crushed grains and I'm gonna say roughly 5% flour. I checked it pretty thoroughly and didn't see any whole grains,...
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