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Forum: DIY Projects 07-17-2014, 02:54 PM
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+1 to what raouliii said. Every fridge thermostat...

+1 to what raouliii said. Every fridge thermostat is wired differently, so toss up some pics.

I have these units rewired as the "new" thermostats in both my fermentation fridge and keezer setup. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-10-2014, 04:48 PM
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+1 for temp control during fermentation. Without...

+1 for temp control during fermentation. Without temp control you can't repeat your processes, you can't control the flavors the yeast impart (or don't). Once I added this to my system my beers went...
Forum: Company Reviews 07-08-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
Ugh. Just ugh. I live 5 minutes from...

Ugh.

Just ugh.

I live 5 minutes from AHS, drop on a couple times a month at least to window shop and chat up the awesome guys that work there if not to pick up some yeast, hops and maybe a...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-24-2014, 11:37 PM
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To run power through it to a fridge/freezer you...

To run power through it to a fridge/freezer you should really have 12 gauge wire. Frys, home depot, lowes carries them in spools. But I usually buy 12-3 (12gauge-3wire) romex in the 25' coil at home...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-24-2014, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
+1 for what ReddHead said. Color is there...

+1 for what ReddHead said.

Color is there for convenience so that you remember what is hot, neutral and ground. Organization is key, since mixing those can do bad things. Red is just a color. The...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-24-2013, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
count me in

count me in
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-29-2013, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
Gimme Gimme!

Gimme Gimme!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-01-2013, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
Count me in

Maybe I'll win this time!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2013, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
Started mashing a traditional hef, it's in the...

Started mashing a traditional hef, it's in the ferulic rest phase right now. Smelling wheaty!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-11-2013, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
Wowzers! I'm in on this puppy!

Wowzers! I'm in on this puppy!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-06-2013, 02:56 AM
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Posted By Matterpro
Wow. Just wow. This turned out so thick and...

Wow. Just wow. This turned out so thick and delicious. My wife is over the moon on this recipe (and so am I!).

Super chocolate and pb nose, very malty chocolate taste and pb aftertaste. Nice...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 01-24-2013, 03:37 PM
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Just took one last gravity check before kegging...

Just took one last gravity check before kegging after a 24 day primary and MAN is it clear! The fastest beer to clear I've done yet (not counting anything with s-04), not cloudy in the slightest. And...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-23-2013, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
Kept mine on the PB2 and cacao nibs/cocoa powder...

Kept mine on the PB2 and cacao nibs/cocoa powder for about a month. We just bottled it monday, so I tasted it uncarbed, but it was super smooth.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-21-2013, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
Bottled this morning, 5.55 gallons --> 55...

Bottled this morning, 5.55 gallons --> 55 bottles. Tasted great, chocolate malt nose, bitter sweet malty chocolate stout flavor with the tiniest peanut-butter after glow.

Added back 3g of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-16-2013, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
Hey Bobojuice, just a quick question, why do you...

Hey Bobojuice, just a quick question, why do you have the probe in a tiny bottle of water instead of attached to a keg? You could be having a problem with carbonation because you have a warmer temp...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2013, 04:58 PM
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Ya, +1 for Caioz1jp, when I plugged it into...

Ya, +1 for Caioz1jp, when I plugged it into Beersmith it's closest match is American Stout.

I mixed my PB2 and cocoa powder in vodka to kill off any yeast or bacteria first and then added it to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-08-2013, 03:02 PM
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No kidding! I got back from our christmas caravan...

No kidding! I got back from our christmas caravan to see the fam and it was time to cold crash the stout, so of course I did a gravity/sample first. Man, this stuff tastes really great already! I...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 01-08-2013, 02:52 PM
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7 days in the fermenter and it's still bubbling!...

7 days in the fermenter and it's still bubbling! This is my first time using 3711 and man is this yeast crazy.

I did my starter at 68F, pitched at 70F and let it rise during the first two days to...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-07-2013, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
I'm in!!

I'm in!!
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 01-03-2013, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Matterpro
Ha, ya, she wimped out halfway through the mash....

Ha, ya, she wimped out halfway through the mash. Brew day went great, and it's bubbling away like the yeast are trying to air up a freaking tire.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 01-01-2013, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
Making this the NEW YEAR'S brew, even got the...

Making this the NEW YEAR'S brew, even got the wife in on this brew session since it's her favorite style. In true fashion of a noob assistant she's helping me clean and sanitize everything first.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-15-2012, 02:08 AM
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Posted By Matterpro
Racking too soon and you could miss out on the...

Racking too soon and you could miss out on the yeast cleaning up after themselves or interrupting the ferment. Racking late won't hurt a thing- usually makes it better. When in doubt, let it sit.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-15-2012, 02:01 AM
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Posted By Matterpro
My Brew partner and I brewed up the all-grain...

My Brew partner and I brewed up the all-grain version of this last weekend. Hit 1.069 on OG for 6 gallons in the fermenter, 74% efficiency. Stoked about that.

It's chilling at 64F on s-04 yeast...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-12-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 369
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Posted By Matterpro
Ha! I mean old fart in a good way! Every time I...

Ha! I mean old fart in a good way! Every time I go into Home Depot, the older guys know their stuff and are usually more interested in helping out with finding what you need for an unconventional DIY...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-12-2012, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Matterpro
Crazy, I've never dumped sugar on S-05 before......

Crazy, I've never dumped sugar on S-05 before... guess it gets a little hot for it, huh.
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