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Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 08-19-2012, 04:17 PM
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Posted By ClutchDude
Rebrewing this today as I restart my all grain...

Rebrewing this today as I restart my all grain finally. Really looking forward as I got to drink so little of it last time!
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 10-16-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By ClutchDude
I'd rate it pretty highly and a crowd pleaser. ...

I'd rate it pretty highly and a crowd pleaser.

I had a small party the weekend following that post. The day after I went to bottle the rest up and only got 6 .5L bottles filled, hence no followup...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 05-11-2010, 02:29 PM
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Posted By ClutchDude
Will do as soon as I get it carbed and start...

Will do as soon as I get it carbed and start bottling, which should be some time this weekend.

I will agree with you based on what I saw. The color did not seem to be all that "ruby red" but the...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 05-11-2010, 03:18 AM
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Posted By ClutchDude
went into the keg today. On paper, this beer went...

went into the keg today. On paper, this beer went as close to the recipe's numbers as I can get. I'll crash cool and carb this week, posting thoughts at some point.
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 05-03-2010, 03:13 PM
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Posted By ClutchDude
Brewed about 3 weeks ago, hitting every number...

Brewed about 3 weeks ago, hitting every number and mashing at ~156F. Except for a minor hop stoppage(which is leading me to avoid the 2x 90" bends I use), the brew day went perfect.

Fermented @...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-19-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,234
Posted By ClutchDude
Add me as another copper-PIPE distribution for...

Add me as another copper-PIPE distribution for propane.

I use Copper pipe to Copper NPT to gas valve to Brass flare. to steel gas hose to the burner flare.

I also used yellow gas thread tape...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-19-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,109
Posted By ClutchDude
Well, the new steel rivets worked fine. ...

Well, the new steel rivets worked fine.

After the brew day, I think that the aluminum ones will work fine as long as you don't put the keg under a large amount of intense heat, such as a banjo...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-15-2010, 10:33 PM
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Views: 5,109
Posted By ClutchDude
Just a quick note: I actually managed to...

Just a quick note:

I actually managed to MELT an aluminum rivet the other day when trying to bring about 10 gallons of ground water to a boil. The inside of the keg apparently got way too hot and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,679
Posted By ClutchDude
I used to keep a tiny flat head around to do the...

I used to keep a tiny flat head around to do the removal part, but have since used a jeweler multi-bit screwdriver that has the perfect thickness and width to work.

I believe it's a Husky-brand...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-09-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,212
Posted By ClutchDude
You can operate it just fine without the ball...

You can operate it just fine without the ball check in there. The only issue is that when decouple from the keg, any fluid in the line can flow out thru the coupler and make a mess.

OT:I'm just...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-27-2009, 02:07 PM
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Views: 23,679
Posted By ClutchDude
The snap rings are much more durable and...

The snap rings are much more durable and friendlier for folks that are all thumbs. The spiral rings can become bent after repeated attempts and become a REAL pain to get compressed. They are also...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-17-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,657
Posted By ClutchDude
You are going to "hurt" yourself more by...

You are going to "hurt" yourself more by consuming the product you are making over that of whatever the stainless or brass fittings will contribute.

Now, maybe if you powdered the fittings in lead...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-14-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By ClutchDude
Check out my build thread. ...

Check out my build thread. (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/gonna-build-fermentation-chamber-52586/) I used 2x4's, foam insulation and the guts from a fridge.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-10-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,679
Posted By ClutchDude
The biggest plus is that you can bring your keg...

The biggest plus is that you can bring your keg with you anywhere and can almost guarantee you will find some way to serve it. My keezer can also use any commercial keg due to the notorious "beer...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,854
Posted By ClutchDude
I'm move of a 7.62 guy myself. In order to,...

I'm move of a 7.62 guy myself.

In order to, um, facilitate the cleanup, I'd lay 2-3 tarps out to catch the good size chunks. Oh! And pictures. Pictures from far away.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-29-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,211
Posted By ClutchDude
Is there any immediate problem with using the...

Is there any immediate problem with using the standard sanky coupler and attaching that to your keg? I might worry about the seals but was the problem finding anything to even connect to the coupler?...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-27-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,581
Posted By ClutchDude
Of course. Even if it were a C# app, it'd have to...

Of course. Even if it were a C# app, it'd have to run under Mono with 2.0 framework. But that's all stuff I've never even attempted.

For desktop app, I, in my certainly limited experience, would...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-27-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,581
Posted By ClutchDude
another problem with local storage is that its...

another problem with local storage is that its great for whe you only use one computer. but if you change compies, all of your data is gone.



I'm of the opinon that you use the right language...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-26-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,581
Posted By ClutchDude
Agreed on that. I'm always impressed with the...

Agreed on that. I'm always impressed with the VS's ability to crank out code, but forget it's gonna require IIS and other jargle.

I think you can work around the limitation's by hosting a virtual...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-26-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,581
Posted By ClutchDude
Hmmm....I can see doing this with either a...

Hmmm....I can see doing this with either a C#/ASP.net or perhaps a JSP project. You could host on a site, such as this one and tout it as a feature for premium members.

Sure the code is released...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-23-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,790
Posted By ClutchDude
I use a soldered rigid copper tubing + flex...

I use a soldered rigid copper tubing + flex connectors.

Be sure to give your system a once over with soapy water at all joints to check for leaks. I found one of my flex-hose connectors was loose...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By ClutchDude
Be sure to snap some pics of them too as you...

Be sure to snap some pics of them too as you disassemble and clean them. I'd love to see some photos.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By ClutchDude
Ok! so when the boiling is open, it also bleeds...

Ok! so when the boiling is open, it also bleeds some into that Tee also coming from the HLT. Are you closing the valve on the HLT before pumping?

Perhaps a diagram of your hoses might help, even...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By ClutchDude
Only issue you'll face is that you'll need...

Only issue you'll face is that you'll need special couplers for them.

The European Sanke's require a longer probe. Part of me thinks you could order extra probes and just switch them out as needed...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By ClutchDude
Tons. They use the European sanke coupler, so I...

Tons. They use the European sanke coupler, so I can't imagine it'd be any different.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/cleaning-sanke-keg-67053/...
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