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Forum: Group Buys 06-22-2012, 09:57 PM
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Posted By astronomical
my order is good.. will you be sending an invoice...

my order is good.. will you be sending an invoice via paypal or is there an e-mail I send the funds to? Thanks.
Forum: Group Buys 06-19-2012, 05:02 AM
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Posted By astronomical
Id take a # of EKG regardless of if my grain goes...

Id take a # of EKG regardless of if my grain goes thru... I'm also game to split hallertau and saaz and really just about anything... Cant have enough hops..
Forum: Group Buys 06-18-2012, 08:21 AM
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Views: 36,561
Posted By astronomical
I'll buy 10 sacks towards pallet # 3... I'd...

I'll buy 10 sacks towards pallet # 3... I'd really appreciate it.. I've missed the last 3 group buys. I can send you my order tomorrow.

Thanks,

Astro
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-11-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17,211
Views: 160,042
Posted By astronomical
turbo snail

turbo snail
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-09-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,767
Posted By astronomical
Lol.. You're comparing a phase angle controller...

Lol.. You're comparing a phase angle controller to a PID controlled SSR... It COMPLETELY different... You can't control mash temperature automatically with your phase angle... I own both types of...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-23-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By astronomical
its not as simple as it seems and its a waste of...

its not as simple as it seems and its a waste of time.. not to mention its illegal.. May be taboo to speak of it here...

"Jacking" concentrates everything, including the bad byproducts of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,241
Posted By astronomical
Whats wrong with bread yeast? It ferments pretty...

Whats wrong with bread yeast? It ferments pretty clean if you keep it under 10%.. Doesnt lend much flavor... I'd never use it again though. I'd rather use the proper tool and get a better flavor.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-11-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By astronomical
You need to know your exact batch size after the...

You need to know your exact batch size after the boil.. you need to take the readings at 60F (depending on your hardware).. you need to measure all your ingredients exactly... any of these variables...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-11-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By astronomical
It should have been 1.5 cups DME in 6 cups of...

It should have been 1.5 cups DME in 6 cups of water.... You're probably a bit under 1.040. If anything you need more DME, not more water. I say leave it.. It should be fine
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-11-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By astronomical
Not to be argumentative, but, my understanding is...

Not to be argumentative, but, my understanding is that this is untrue. Yeast starters should be done at an "optimal" SG, regardless of what the SG of the beer it is intended for will be. Correct me...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-10-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By astronomical
Did you look at the link? I really doubt your...

Did you look at the link? I really doubt your water costs anywhere near that much. Its just the monthly fees for having water service that are costing so much. Call the number on the bill and ask...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,742
Posted By astronomical
Agreed.. I noticed that when I was doing the math...

Agreed.. I noticed that when I was doing the math and I came to the conclusion that they must have just meant high alpha hops. It would take 4.5oz of 13%AA to reach what was proposed. Definitely more...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-08-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,742
Posted By astronomical
Theres more than one way to skin a cat and I see...

Theres more than one way to skin a cat and I see improvement as a better recourse than cloning! Do what sounds like it would fit your tastes. The only reason I'd try and do an exact clone is if I was...
Forum: Brewing Software 05-08-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By astronomical
Id just roll with the punches and not worry bout...

Id just roll with the punches and not worry bout it... It sounds like you wont have much control over efficiency or dryness... Just make sure you get anything after the boil super clean. There will...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-08-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By astronomical
i dont like the looks of the probe on the cheaper...

i dont like the looks of the probe on the cheaper one.... my stc probe sits in water to avoid freezing the beer... i control liquid temp... not ambient temp
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-08-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By astronomical
Tell you room mates to suck it and read this. ...

Tell you room mates to suck it and read this.

http://www.portlandonline.com/water/index.cfm?c=29415&a=350346

You pay all sorts of fees for water service. The actual water itself is about $3.08...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-08-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,742
Posted By astronomical
The dry hops are off I get 0.77oz chinook...

The dry hops are off


I get 0.77oz chinook
0.3*16=4.8oz (# converted to oz for bbl dry hop)
31/5=6.2 (31G in BBL divided by 5 gallon batch)
4.8/6.2=0.774


Dry Hops:
Forum: DIY Projects 05-08-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By astronomical
I'm lost. Cutting a hole with a cutoff blade on...

I'm lost. Cutting a hole with a cutoff blade on an angle grinder takes like 5 minutes tops. Wear proper gloves and eye protection and do it while your sober. Need perfect holes for lids? Why do you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-08-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By astronomical
Problems.... The biggest problem is...

Problems....

The biggest problem is cleaning. all the coils need to ber perfectly spaced or youll have dips and rises where water stays. This definately isn't the best case scenario for sanitary...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-08-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By astronomical
I wonder if overcarbonated cider (perhaps graff)...

I wonder if overcarbonated cider (perhaps graff) would have a champagne like effect.. Its a cider with specialty grains and its simple to make...

I think you should make whatever you toast with or...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-07-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By astronomical
you need 4 wire "supply wire"... i use 10/4 sjoow...

you need 4 wire "supply wire"... i use 10/4 sjoow when im working with 220vac

What are you making? spa subpanel GFCI?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-07-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,711
Posted By astronomical
what does water cost... $3 for 1000 gallons here

what does water cost... $3 for 1000 gallons here
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By astronomical
fixed.... guess hbt doesnt allow ebay links

fixed.... guess hbt doesnt allow ebay links
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-04-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,882
Posted By astronomical
Good 'ol Crystal Lake..... A few weeks ago I saw...

Good 'ol Crystal Lake..... A few weeks ago I saw a guy hanging outta an open driver side door in a red monte carlo at the corner of my street. I thought he was dead. Nope! Just wasted. How do you...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By astronomical
gearmotor milling/configuration issues

I wired up this motor (http://webrevolutionary.com/price/GENERAL-ELECTRIC-105-7-RPM-115-VAC-GEARMOTOR-5-1074_200410443155.html)to my [3 roller 1.5" monster] mill and I'm having some issues.

I did...
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