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Forum: Electric Brewing 04-08-2014, 02:04 AM
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You guys are great. Thanks. I have been...

You guys are great. Thanks.

I have been reading on Kal's site about 30 amp vs. 50. If I understand correctly, for my 10 gallon batches, I would really only need 50 amp if I want to do...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-08-2014, 01:33 AM
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Posted By GRBC
Minimum space required

The washer has a rubber hose running out the back and that loops up to the white PVC pipe which connects down into what appears to be the main sewer line running out of the house.

I guess the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-08-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By GRBC
Oh, and that is my Flanders red finishing a 30...

Oh, and that is my Flanders red finishing a 30 day primary in the bucket. Need to rack that thing to my 5 gallon better bottle!
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-08-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By GRBC
Maybe this will help. Here's a wider angle view...

Maybe this will help. Here's a wider angle view of the space including the laundry.

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And here is the fuse box.
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Does that help?
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-08-2014, 12:59 AM
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Posted By GRBC
If you hadn't already noticed, I'm not to savvy...

If you hadn't already noticed, I'm not to savvy 'bout these things. How would I check the electric service?
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-07-2014, 11:11 PM
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Posted By GRBC
No drain. Will look into a sink and a pump to...

No drain. Will look into a sink and a pump to get the water up to the sewer line. I think I saw that in another build thread on here.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-07-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By GRBC
Thanks for replying! Yes, the paneled walls and...

Thanks for replying! Yes, the paneled walls and shelving would come out, as would the bar.

That is a dryer vent. I was thinking I could vent the hood there too. The washer/dryer are just to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-06-2014, 01:06 PM
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Posted By GRBC
Any thoughts on fitting a brew table, control...

Any thoughts on fitting a brew table, control panel & sink into this space?
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-04-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By GRBC
Minimum space required

I received a tentative go-ahead from SWMBO on the possibility of incorporating an electric brewery into our upcoming basement remodel. However, she is a skeptic and has challenged me to layout the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-14-2014, 12:18 AM
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Posted By GRBC
I believe he would be referring to the pH at room...

I believe he would be referring to the pH at room temp as that how it is usually described. I wouldn't be distracted too much by the minor contradiction with some of the advice given in the brew...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-25-2014, 06:50 PM
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Posted By GRBC
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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-22-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By GRBC
Thanks Spike Brewing.

Thanks Spike Brewing.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-20-2014, 09:46 PM
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Posted By GRBC
Well, I did something like this last weekend. My...

Well, I did something like this last weekend. My goal was to brew a low alcohol "session" beer that has a full APA-style flavor. Mashed for 30 minutes @ 160 and boiled for 30 minutes. All the hop...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-20-2014, 12:16 AM
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Posted By GRBC
Sounds good. Just to be clear though, special...

Sounds good. Just to be clear though, special roast is different from extra special malt.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-18-2014, 07:38 PM
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Posted By GRBC
Have you considered Briess extra special malt...

Have you considered Briess extra special malt instead of special B? It's a dark crystal that is somewhat roasty. dark plum, toffee, burnt marshmallow flavors. Not as raisiny as special b.
Forum: India Pale Ale 01-14-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By GRBC
I would give it a try. Starter wort often...

I would give it a try. Starter wort often smells/tastes off because it becomes oxidized (a consequence of aeration, which is helpful to yeast growth). With a starter, you are not trying to make...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2014, 08:50 PM
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Posted By GRBC
It would be slurry.

It would be slurry.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By GRBC
Fermentation advise on Irish Stout

I think your best bet is to leave it at the warmer temps where it is upstairs. Perhaps give the carboy a gentle swirl to rouse the yeast, but be gentle - you don't really want to expose your beer to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By GRBC
Right on. Like most things in homebrewing, there...

Right on. Like most things in homebrewing, there is no right or wrong. Does it work for you? Does your beer taste good? Do you enjoy doing it? Does it harm anyone else? Great!

I can report...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 11,160
Posted By GRBC
The cold hard truth about rinsing yeast with boiled water

I should say that what I'm interested in is the truth. Don't really care if the way I've always done it is right or wrong. I appreciate anyone who challenges the status quo even if all it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 240
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Posted By GRBC
See what I did there...

See what I did there...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2014, 02:05 PM
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Views: 11,160
Posted By GRBC
The cold hard truth about rinsing yeast with boiled water

Also, if I could summarize my understanding of your key points, it would be the following. Would you mind letting me know if I have it right?

1. Harvesting yeast from the fermenter with beer is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 11,160
Posted By GRBC
The cold hard truth about rinsing yeast with boiled water

EAZ, I appreciate your contribution here. After all, nothing dies a slower death than "common knowledge" on HBT. Witness the raging resistance to the concept of dropping a secondary fermentation. ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-10-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,282
Posted By GRBC
I have also read that a commercial brewer's tall...

I have also read that a commercial brewer's tall conical fermenters result in increased pressure (weight?) on the yeast which suppresses the flavor expression. So their 68 degree fermentation might...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-13-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By GRBC
How hoppy did yours smell?

How hoppy did yours smell?
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