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Forum: DIY Projects 06-22-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 20,975
Posted By Xakk
Are you talking about the crossboards on the...

Are you talking about the crossboards on the bottom? There's no brackets anywhere, the whole thing is held together with 2 1/2" deck screws. For the flat boards on the floor they're just angled in....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,245
Posted By Xakk
My neighbors just get excited when I start...

My neighbors just get excited when I start pulling the equipment out in the driveway. They all want to know when it'll be ready to drink. We'll generally have a neighborhood cookout a couple of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-20-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Xakk
I just finished a 5 gallon batch of BVIP and a 5...

I just finished a 5 gallon batch of BVIP and a 5 gallon batch of brown from the second runnings. Efficiency sucked, so I ended up making up the diff with some DME. Took two pounds to get where it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Xakk
Raise your hand if you're in the melted mashtun club

Only the second time I used it, too. I really do need to get around to putting on that heat shield.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-09-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 89,030
Posted By Xakk
Thanks! It's amazing what you can accomplish...

Thanks! It's amazing what you can accomplish with a jig-saw, a couple of hole saws and a router. :mug:
Forum: DIY Projects 01-06-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 89,030
Posted By Xakk
It's not the fanciest, but I put this together in...

It's not the fanciest, but I put this together in a few hours this afternoon. Lowe's didn't have maple so it's 4x red oak sealed with mineral oil.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-17-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,899
Posted By Xakk
It's inside the box. The fridge is an old style...

It's inside the box. The fridge is an old style with the cooling coils on the back, so I didn't have to worry about heat build up.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-14-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 368,696
Posted By Xakk
I don't know why one looks longer than the other....

I don't know why one looks longer than the other. Must be something funky with my cellphone camera. They're both 12" inches tall. The chalkboard piece is 2" x 2 1/2". Here's a better picture.
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Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 368,696
Posted By Xakk
Oh good. It's nice to know I'm not the only one...

Oh good. It's nice to know I'm not the only one out there.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 368,696
Posted By Xakk
It's not the greatest picture in the world, but...

It's not the greatest picture in the world, but here are the chalkboard handles I just finished. They're a little long for my tower, so I've got to do a little adjusting to make them fit right. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-15-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By Xakk
Academy Sports sells just about any size you...

Academy Sports sells just about any size you could want. I've seen anything from 30qt to 20 gallon aluminum pots there.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-15-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,966
Posted By Xakk
Check out this method. ...

Check out this method.

http://www.brewhardware.com/
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-10-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By Xakk
My experience has been that the orange caps will...

My experience has been that the orange caps will fit, the red caps will not.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-09-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By Xakk
An orange carboy cap with a 1/2" hose will fit a...

An orange carboy cap with a 1/2" hose will fit a Better Bottle.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-09-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,899
Posted By Xakk
I'll take mine down to 39ish when I cold crash,...

I'll take mine down to 39ish when I cold crash, but it takes a couple of days to get that low and I don't leave it there for more than another few days. But I will say I've got 2 inches of rigid...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Xakk
I thought about it, but remounting the hinges and...

I thought about it, but remounting the hinges and dealing with getting a good seal ended up being more trouble than I thought it was worth.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Xakk
Here's my build. ...

Here's my build.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/another-fermentation-chamber-143443/
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,444
Posted By Xakk
The legs came off of a folding table, yep. I had...

The legs came off of a folding table, yep. I had to extend them a little so they'd be high enough, but other wise they worked perfectly.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,899
Posted By Xakk
Looks good. Mine is very similar, but I put a...

Looks good. Mine is very similar, but I put a counter on top so I could have a place to work off of. And so it looked enough like a piece of furniture that SWMBO wouldn't mind it being in the house...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,444
Posted By Xakk
I don't know if this will help you or not, but...

I don't know if this will help you or not, but here's a shot of my portable gravity system. I couldn't tell you the exact measurements, but the top shelf sits well below my shoulders.
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Forum: DIY Projects 09-23-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 64,393
Posted By Xakk
It's not huge, but it'll hold two carboy and...

It's not huge, but it'll hold two carboy and makes for a pretty good work table to boot. It was built mostly out of stuff I had laying around, so cost was pretty minimal.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-07-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Xakk
A little gelatin once it's cold will clear...

A little gelatin once it's cold will clear everything right up.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-03-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,796
Posted By Xakk
At this point, I pretty well ignore Beersmith's...

At this point, I pretty well ignore Beersmith's sparge calculations and tend to only use its strike water and temperature calculations. I can usually estimate how much water is going to be absorbed...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-02-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,235
Posted By Xakk
I built a fermentation cabinet out of an old dorm...

I built a fermentation cabinet out of an old dorm fridge and lumber I already had on hand. With the temp probe taped to the side of my carboy, I can maintain temps within a degree of my target and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-02-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Xakk
I always leave 2 or 3 quarts in my kegs while...

I always leave 2 or 3 quarts in my kegs while they're in storage with no problems. Just don't forget to dump it out before racking your beer into it.

<sigh>

There's nothing worse than...
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