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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-14-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By mageac
would love to win it

would love to win it
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-22-2014, 12:46 AM
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Posted By mageac
in

in for the win!
Forum: DIY Projects 04-04-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By mageac
subscribed. wish I saw this good idea before I...

subscribed. wish I saw this good idea before I built a wooden Hopper for my crankanstein. can you post a quick link to the wooden insert CAD in the meantime cause this is a perfect weekend project?
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 03-04-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By mageac
I'd love to win something count me in!

I'd love to win something count me in!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-13-2013, 03:55 PM
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Views: 2,200
Posted By mageac
Went with both. Have a false bottom (jaybird) and...

Went with both. Have a false bottom (jaybird) and used to use a bazooka t instead. i just kept the same copper diptube, installed the hinged false bottom and then the bazooka t underneath. probably...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2013, 02:50 AM
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Posted By mageac
i know the Thermopen is the gold standard but its...

i know the Thermopen is the gold standard but its significantly more expensive then mine. is it really that much better than this...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-14-2013, 02:46 AM
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Posted By mageac
I also use a hop spider but the one from...

I also use a hop spider but the one from stainless brewing with (a 300?) micron screen. does a great job with pellet hops but nothing for hot break. but that goes straight through my plate chiller...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-10-2013, 08:33 PM
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Views: 1,775
Posted By mageac
yea that seems expensive for the handle. also it...

yea that seems expensive for the handle. also it says its used, not that it would matter much just FYI. i recommend you visit your LHBS and ask if they have any old keg shells they can part out....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2013, 05:49 PM
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Views: 1,336
Posted By mageac
From my experience my kettle (keggle) loses as...

From my experience my kettle (keggle) loses as much as 5 degrees Fahrenheit during a typical one hour mash. I don't insulate in any way here during a Texas summer. No way a cooler loses that much...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-23-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,270
Posted By mageac
thanks for the code just about ready to purchse...

thanks for the code just about ready to purchse but quick question. do i even need a stand? i very rarely have more than 15 lbs of grain in my MLT and wont be using this in a boil kettle for...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-23-2013, 03:41 AM
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Posted By mageac
I'm interested in buying one and a few more...

I'm interested in buying one and a few more things thanks in advance
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-22-2013, 03:37 AM
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Posted By mageac
so if you don't keep them in a keezer do you...

so if you don't keep them in a keezer do you bottle directly after keg carbing?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-20-2013, 11:42 PM
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Posted By mageac
I think it just tastes better. it's probably in...

I think it just tastes better. it's probably in my head then again it's just as easy to add a little corn sugar to a keg, seal it, and let it sit for a few weeks on the side of my keezer. just...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-20-2013, 04:13 PM
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Views: 7,909
Posted By mageac
I too am a regular gelatin user for all of my...

I too am a regular gelatin user for all of my beers. In addition to the wonderful clarity it provides, it tends to round out the flavor profile of any of the beers Ive added it to. It does tend to...
Forum: General Techniques 05-13-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By mageac
i know some may disagree but I swear I messed up...

i know some may disagree but I swear I messed up my head retention in a recent belgium tripel using too much gelatin. I used about 1.5 tablespoons in a 5 gallon batch (waay too much). it cleared...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-10-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 34,937
Posted By mageac
wife got me a steel mash paddle for christmas...

wife got me a steel mash paddle for christmas last year; http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/stainless-steel-mash-paddle.html

never knew what i was missing! also doubles as a kickass weapon
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2013, 12:51 AM
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Views: 395
Posted By mageac
dump! why even take a chance? sounds like you...

dump! why even take a chance? sounds like you left it in a sealed container meaning it had limited exposure to airborne wild yeasts but would have been a good environment for bacteria to multiply. I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-15-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By mageac
no, havent sunk it yet but i will be using it...

no, havent sunk it yet but i will be using it next weekend and want to be prepared. seems the dental floss idea may let some co2 leak out. did this actually work for you without any leaks? thanks.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-14-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By mageac
Stainless dry hopper retrieval in corny keg

I just bought this (http://arborfab.com/ocart/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=67)excellent product from Chad and I want to know if anyone has any suggestions on how to retrieve it after a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By mageac
Looks like I was able to force carb a head back...

Looks like I was able to force carb a head back into my beer after 1.5 days at 35 psi it looks good to go.I still wonder why the head completely disappeared after my gelatin addition; im quite sure...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By mageac
Sorry, forgot to mention that I had the beer...

Sorry, forgot to mention that I had the beer carbonated before the gelatin addition and there was plenty of head retention, as there normally is after I force carb.

Another thing that may be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By mageac
Help! Gelatin killed my head retention

I added approx 1 tablespoon of gelatin to 5 gallons of cold (40 deg F) kegged, force carbed, belgium tripel. After drawing off my first few pints, its carbonated, crystal clear, and tastes fantastic...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,370
Posted By mageac
Was trying to pop the inflated bag inside a party...

Was trying to pop the inflated bag inside a party pig after I left it sitting outside for a week in a Texas summer (I know, I know). Took one puncture with a pen before it blew with such force that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-01-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By mageac
or buy "open box" for a little less ...

or buy "open box" for a little less

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/thermapen/splashproof_thermapen_open_box_sale_2013.html
Forum: General Techniques 11-20-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By mageac
I've taken to using nylon bags recently and I've...

I've taken to using nylon bags recently and I've been picking them up during the boil (attached with a nylon string) and squeezing them with tongs. I always had my chill plate clogged by pellet hops...
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