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Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2014, 09:02 PM
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Posted By mthompson
I'm not sure the home depot kid is a trustworthy...

I'm not sure the home depot kid is a trustworthy source. GFCI's trip when there is a disparity between the hot leg and the neutral (current is being lost to somewhere). And certainly, a 20a load GFCI...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-19-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By mthompson
I cannot speak for Beersmith corrections, but...

I cannot speak for Beersmith corrections, but there should be a spot for "loss to tun" and "loss to kettle". I use an online calculator for water and hand writing my recipes/brew days on the Kaiser...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-19-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By mthompson
http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Underst...

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Understanding_Efficiency#Measuring_conversion_efficiency

Don't think this was linked here yet...all you ever need to know for homebrew scenarios.
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-19-2014, 03:42 PM
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Posted By mthompson
I hit 86% brewhouse on a batch of IIPA...that I...

I hit 86% brewhouse on a batch of IIPA...that I built the recipe around 70%. Should have been in the 9% ABV range, but ended up in the 11% range. :drunk:
Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By mthompson
I concur, all the variations are a horse apiece....

I concur, all the variations are a horse apiece. :mug:
Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Mine is a 16" chrome trap arm, plus a 6" chrome...

Mine is a 16" chrome trap arm, plus a 6" chrome extension so the plastic parts a kept some distance from boiling/steam.

I would have gone with a longer waste arm if there were any at the stores I...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Mine is 90 and has contact with the dip tube in...

Mine is 90 and has contact with the dip tube in my keggle...no issues after one boil. Two more scheduled this week, but I also got some 1" lock nuts/o-rings in the mail to get the seal a little more...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-19-2014, 01:19 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Can't save it all....just be reasonably gentle...

Can't save it all....just be reasonably gentle when handling the dried cones.

If I have a lot of yellow on the inside of my vacuum bags, I'll dip them in the boil to sorta rinse them a bit. I know...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-18-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By mthompson
Were all of your expected volumes close or right...

Were all of your expected volumes close or right on? I mean, you didn't end up with 4 gallons instead of 5.5 or something, right?

As long as the water volumes ended right, I'd check the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-18-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By mthompson
The answer to data is more data. :mug: I...

The answer to data is more data. :mug:

I accurately measure mash water in, first runnings volume out and gravity, all sprage volumes in/out with gravities, pre-boil volume/gravity (once mixed a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-18-2014, 07:53 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Grain crush will have a huge effect on...

Grain crush will have a huge effect on efficiency. We set ours to 0.035" and recheck it every once in a while. The grains are visibly different than the LHBS, that uses a US Quarter to set theirs...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-18-2014, 07:07 PM
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Posted By mthompson
about 1/4 of the way there.... ...

about 1/4 of the way there....
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj56/mlsthmpsn/026_zpsb707e638.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj56/mlsthmpsn/036_zpsf1331b41.jpg

Finally figured out...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 163,659
Posted By mthompson
.....not sure if you guys know this, but chilling...

.....not sure if you guys know this, but chilling is a lot faster if you actually turn the damn heat stick off at the same time you cut the gas!!!

:smack::smack::smack:
Forum: DIY Projects 08-16-2014, 02:55 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Testing mine out today.... ...

Testing mine out today....

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj56/mlsthmpsn/Brewing/20140816_084814_zpscelulnzu.jpg
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Forum: DIY Projects 08-14-2014, 03:41 PM
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Posted By mthompson
I'm thinking about building one of these to...

I'm thinking about building one of these to supplement the propane use, and the help stir my mash when i need to heat it a bit to temp (got lower temps than math said I should the last 3 times.)

I...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 190,315
Posted By mthompson
XII can age for years in a proper cellar...no...

XII can age for years in a proper cellar...no rush my friend. :)
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 04:41 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Oh, and great build-outs marcb!

Oh, and great build-outs marcb!
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 04:33 PM
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Views: 190,315
Posted By mthompson
if it's sold, it's bootlegged....My sister lives...

if it's sold, it's bootlegged....My sister lives in Brussels, so I get mine legally. :mug:
Forum: DIY Projects 08-08-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By mthompson
I trimmed a few boards so that the boards were...

I trimmed a few boards so that the boards were closer to even in width across the face and sides of the freezer. Basically, lined up the boards in order (this takes some trial and error, and puzzle...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-08-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By mthompson
Thanks everyone for the compliments. I've built a...

Thanks everyone for the compliments. I've built a lot of things in my life. This has got to be the nicest overall... But I had a lot of dumb luck where things just seemed 'meant to be'.

For...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By mthompson
If the price is right, I can deliver most...

If the price is right, I can deliver most anywhere. I travel from one end of Wisco to the other for my job.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By mthompson
I have everything except the burners and casters....

I have everything except the burners and casters.

Just need some cutting and welding.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By mthompson
Looking for a welder in Wisco...

Hello everyone,

I'm looking to get in touch with someone that has some experience welding SS for my brew rig (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/salvage-brewing-co-build-thread-384722/). The local...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-05-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,268
Posted By mthompson
Perfect location for Spar urethane. It is marine...

Perfect location for Spar urethane. It is marine finish; waterproof and flexible for expanding/contracting in exterior conditions.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-05-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,268
Posted By mthompson
Now that this thread is back on track, you could...

Now that this thread is back on track, you could also check for local woodcarvers or woodsmith shops....get ahold of someone with a lathe, and have them turn some wooden bases; basically a cylinder...
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