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Forum: DIY Projects 06-02-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,461
Posted By jikastew
Well I spent yesterday working on single tier...

Well I spent yesterday working on single tier designs. I have 2 major concerns.

1. Welding. I wasn't going to weld one. But, after thinking about it, I'm probably going to learn how to weld. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-01-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,461
Posted By jikastew
Single tier metal frame without welding?

Anyone have pics of a brewstand frame they've made without welding? I've seen angle iron frames and iron pipe frames before but can't seem to find pics of any of them.

Or is it worth it to have a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-01-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By jikastew
Well, done. I did 2 kegs. About as easy as...

Well, done.

I did 2 kegs. About as easy as everyone says it is. If I had to do it again, I'd use a 7/8" hole-cutter. The hardest part of the whole thing was sitting there with a chainsaw file...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-01-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By jikastew
In terms of what height to drill the bulkhead...

In terms of what height to drill the bulkhead hole...........I've seen everything from 3.5 inches to 5 inches from the bottom.

Any tips?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-01-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By jikastew
The first top went to well, I did the second keg...

The first top went to well, I did the second keg too. No problems. Now on to the drilling.

The flap disk cleaned up the burrs well. I'll probably not even sand it down. It's nice and dull.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-01-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By jikastew
Making my first Keggle today...........

So I got the angle grinder out and cut out my lid. It actually when very very well. I was worried about the noise pissing off the neighbors more than anything. All and all, its a nice cut.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-30-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By jikastew
PBW and StarSan for me. A bit on the more...

PBW and StarSan for me. A bit on the more expensive side...........but not really.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-30-2008, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By jikastew
Batch Sparger here: 1. Easier to make 2. ...

Batch Sparger here:

1. Easier to make
2. Cheaper to make
3. Efficiency acceptable at 80%
4. Easier to brew
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-22-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,559
Posted By jikastew
I would recommend Sterling too, but if you want...

I would recommend Sterling too, but if you want to use the hops you have on hand, I'd go Spalt.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-21-2008, 05:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,568
Posted By jikastew
I've seen it mentioned a couple times but thought...

I've seen it mentioned a couple times but thought I'd restate:

Appleton's Estate V/X. Easily my favorite Rum.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-21-2008, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,331
Posted By jikastew
I meant no harm. Sometimes making a beer that...

I meant no harm. Sometimes making a beer that deviates from the norm is the best way to realize why a style of beer fits with a specific type of ingredient(s).

I hear you though.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-21-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,714
Posted By jikastew
With your tastes, I would NOT recommend...

With your tastes, I would NOT recommend Assassin's Creed. Kind of hard to follow the storyline if you play intermittently. Not a whole lot of shooting either; considering you wield a sword most...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-21-2008, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By jikastew
I'll second the Coleman. Just bought a 70Q model...

I'll second the Coleman. Just bought a 70Q model and it actually has a trough in the bottom leading to the outlet. It's like they made it for batch sparging with a SS braid.:ban:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-21-2008, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,331
Posted By jikastew
Just brew it; who cares. As you improve...

Just brew it; who cares.

As you improve yourself as a brewer you'll begin to pick up on what works and what doesn't. You'll learn what you like and what others like, and IF you want to change...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-20-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,644
Posted By jikastew
+1. 80% efficiency batch sparging.

+1.

80% efficiency batch sparging.
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