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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-28-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By mbauer013
I'd have to nominate Bobby_m's electric element...

I'd have to nominate Bobby_m's electric element housing for electric brewing. That is the first purpose built piece of equipment I have been able to buy for my emerging electric brewery. It saves a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-26-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By mbauer013
That is what I got, I built very much the same...

That is what I got, I built very much the same thing but I will use it for both the HLT and BK, switching elements by switching contactors and using the PID in manual for the BK. I used a 12x14x6...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-08-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 430
Posted By mbauer013
One thing no-one has mentioned, probably due to...

One thing no-one has mentioned, probably due to the deer hunting reference in the beginning. Don't get started by going to a game farm, hunt club or shooting ranch. These places raise birds and...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 396
Posted By mbauer013
I used to travel almost 100% for work. The key...

I used to travel almost 100% for work. The key to me was when I was home I was really home, you can't be distracted by work worries at home if you are not there that much. Like many of the others...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 12-10-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 159,014
Posted By mbauer013
Just as an FYI to Jay or TxBrew - the banner ad...

Just as an FYI to Jay or TxBrew - the banner ad for Norcal false bottoms at the top of the page links to a 404 error page.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-10-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By mbauer013
Just a note to remind you if you go to an 8+...

Just a note to remind you if you go to an 8+ gallon pot so you can boil full volume, you won't likely be able to do it on your stove. You'd need a burner of some kind with higher BTUs
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-09-2013, 06:23 PM
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Views: 75,703
Posted By mbauer013
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-13-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By mbauer013
Some do, some don't. I may have one or two poking...

Some do, some don't. I may have one or two poking around somewhere, but a lot of people don't like the magazine I referenced due to overt gun culture and other libertarian leanings so I thought a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-11-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By mbauer013
Get some good books and good support. Check out...

Get some good books and good support. Check out backwoodshome.com, they also have a magazine. Warning: They are pretty Libertarian and have a lot of gun stuff, but the other stuff is worth wading...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 09-04-2013, 05:55 PM
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Posted By mbauer013
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-12-2013, 06:26 PM
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Views: 37,729
Posted By mbauer013
Yeah, mine was manual too. It was a b*tch when...

Yeah, mine was manual too. It was a b*tch when shifting into third and the vise grips would pop off. You'd be stuck in neutral, going round a bend in the road with nothing to do but let it come to...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-09-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 37,729
Posted By mbauer013
Yep my first car was a gold 1978 chevette that my...

Yep my first car was a gold 1978 chevette that my dad traded a case of beer for. It was leaking about a quart of oil a day. My dad said if I could fix the oil leak it was mine. I drove that bad...
Forum: General Techniques 08-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,429
Posted By mbauer013
This type of filtering won't remove all of the...

This type of filtering won't remove all of the yeast unless you were to use an exceedingly fine bag. When filtering to remove yeast you use a 1 micron filter (or is it .1 micron I can't...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-02-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,734
Posted By mbauer013
[QUOTE=sidepart;5384838] I could have used too...

[QUOTE=sidepart;5384838] I could have used too much roasty type malts like black patent, roast and chocolate. It's decent, it's just not very sweet, and it's bitter like an IPA.

Here's what I...
Forum: General Techniques 07-31-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By mbauer013
My club has done three batches in our JD barrel...

My club has done three batches in our JD barrel we purchased, great fun! First was a RIS that was 12% going into the barrel. Second was a Belgian Dark strong. Both of those have turned out lovely,...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-29-2013, 04:07 PM
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Views: 94,328
Posted By mbauer013
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-26-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 14,078
Posted By mbauer013
I thought you had to accept other Palyer...

I thought you had to accept other Palyer Charachter challenges in order for them to attack you, or at least have an option toggled on. To my mind this was completely acceptable, if it occured as...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-24-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By mbauer013
You will have more boil off and less head room...

You will have more boil off and less head room from a wider tuna can shaped kettle, that makes it harder to boil a 10 gallon batch in a 15 gallon vessel. I use a Bayou Classic 15.5 gallon kettle for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-22-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,470
Posted By mbauer013
looks like a milk tank, as long as it holds...

looks like a milk tank, as long as it holds liquid, it could be modified to mash
Forum: Brew Science 07-09-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By mbauer013
Just be careful how you catch the rain water. If...

Just be careful how you catch the rain water. If you are using a shingle roof, there can be chemicals leached from the shingles in the water and mold/algae from the roof surface if you live in a...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-25-2013, 07:56 PM
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Views: 64,046
Posted By mbauer013
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-31-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,441
Posted By mbauer013
Especially on a lot of the new 1911's the feed...

Especially on a lot of the new 1911's the feed issues with other than ball ammo has been solved by slight changes to the feed ramp. My old kimber would feed anything I fed it including my dishpan...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-31-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,441
Posted By mbauer013
45 is the only way to carry! I used to carry a...

45 is the only way to carry! I used to carry a 1911, but switched to a Springfield XDM 45 for the higher capacity. I don't feel the need to have an extra mag all the time anymore, just in the car.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By mbauer013
+1 to all the above, exactly how I do it except I...

+1 to all the above, exactly how I do it except I don't use dental floss, I use thin stainless wire
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By mbauer013
Dry hopping is usually in addition to the hop...

Dry hopping is usually in addition to the hop schedule in recipes (unless one addition is included as a dry hop) since any amount you remove from the boil to dry hop later will reduce the bittnerness...
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