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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-29-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By cbird01
Space is the real consideration here since the...

Space is the real consideration here since the closet is the only place I have in my house. Due to the other items we still need in the closet, a freezer won't work. Sounds like the pumping of cold...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-29-2014, 02:56 PM
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So if I were to use a Mini fridge, it seems like...

So if I were to use a Mini fridge, it seems like I would have to set the refrig on top and add a duct with a PC fan to draw the cold air from the fridge and dump into chamber. Has anyone ever done...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-28-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By cbird01
Just found this..can split the coils and vent the...

Just found this..can split the coils and vent the hot side down the combustion vent http://tucson.en.craigslist.org/hsh/4585728215.html
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-28-2014, 03:54 PM
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Posted By cbird01
Ok, since I just needed about 55, I thought I...

Ok, since I just needed about 55, I thought I would be ok. The tough thing is that I am making this in the bottom of a closet, still needing the top of the closet for storage, so anything I stick in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-27-2014, 05:57 PM
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Posted By cbird01
Non-refrigerant 6 can fridge for Ferm Chamber?

I am creating a fermentation chamber for my new cidery. I am not requiring lagering, so my target temp is about 55 degrees F for fermentation and aging. I have free materials for the box, which will...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-12-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By cbird01
She has a Paraguard iud...0.8% failure, I think...

She has a Paraguard iud...0.8% failure, I think we are good. I hear ya though...hard enough to find brew days with 1 little guy!
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-12-2012, 06:26 AM
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Posted By cbird01
Actually we were not wasted at all. Brewm - They...

Actually we were not wasted at all. Brewm - They are real friends, its just that all my friends here are friends with my wife as I am a transplant. Buddies from home would be a different story. So...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-12-2012, 04:56 AM
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Posted By cbird01
Fooling around on a school night

You know sometimes you just want to share something and it isn't appropriate for your close friends that also are good friends with your significant other. 1.5 yr old, 2 full time working...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-07-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By cbird01
Just heard back from the Northern Brewer Rep on...

Just heard back from the Northern Brewer Rep on the Hop Shots - not for use post fermentation. Looks like I will have to dish the big bucks for the Iso hopextract. I have had some suggestions to add...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-05-2012, 04:40 AM
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Posted By cbird01
So what is the advantage of having them tied...

So what is the advantage of having them tied together, when you already have 2 freezers that could run independently?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2012, 03:23 PM
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Posted By cbird01
Read the info for hopshot at Northernbrewer....

Read the info for hopshot at Northernbrewer. Seems like it is a boil addition. Anyone try it post session or post fermentation for bittering?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2012, 05:30 AM
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Posted By cbird01
Just read about Isohop extract...

Just read about Isohop extract (http://morebeer.com/view_product/7835/103693/IsoHop_Bitterness_Extract_1_oz) that they say can add an exact amount of bitterness post fermentation. Anyone used it?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2012, 05:15 AM
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Posted By cbird01
Added to little bittering hops to Milk Stout

So I just brewed 11 gallons (wincing) of this amazing LHB Milk Stout clone (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/left-hand-milk-stout-clone-139820/). With nighttime brewing sometimes comes extreme fatigue...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-30-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cbird01
Ahh, makes sense. Didn't think of that. You mean...

Ahh, makes sense. Didn't think of that. You mean use the minifridge for serving...can't keep much frozen food in a mini-fridge :p
Forum: DIY Projects 08-28-2012, 07:35 PM
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Posted By cbird01
Split Chest Freezer - beer/food?

I would like to know if I can divide a large chest freezer into food storage/beer dispensing. Was thinking rigid foam in the middle with muffin fan and two temp controllers?
Forum: DIY Projects 08-28-2012, 07:29 PM
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Posted By cbird01
edit...posted to wrong thread

edit...posted to wrong thread
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2012, 03:12 PM
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Posted By cbird01
I have another thread with pics for my MLT...

I have another thread with pics for my MLT reflectix air gap(not finished yet), but be careful doing it on direct fire vessel. I think the reflectix melts pretty easy.

I created concentric rings...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-21-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By cbird01
50 feet of silicone and an extra 16 inch piece of...

50 feet of silicone and an extra 16 inch piece of stainless perf...what the heck did you build?!
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2012, 10:54 PM
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Posted By cbird01
Jason! That is funny, I have been talking to...

Jason! That is funny, I have been talking to another brew bud in Tucson and never knew what his screen name was and thought it was him...Excellent, thanks Jason, I will get in touch. It will really...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By cbird01
awesome, thanks ross. I think I might take you up...

awesome, thanks ross. I think I might take you up on that. what do you all suggest as a dip tube assembly? I am not too keen on the silicon tubing to the bulkhead method.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By cbird01
Do you just use the pressure of the grain bed...

Do you just use the pressure of the grain bed compaction to push down against the silicone to prevent grain blow by or some other method?

How about using a dome false bottom -...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2012, 04:14 AM
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Posted By cbird01
15 gal poly insulated MLT project

I started my build of my MLT that has been in my head for 2 weeks. My project will utilize a 15 gallon poly food grade water container obtained from a local container supplier for $30. The insulation...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By cbird01
15 gal Poly Insulated MLT project

Like the silicone idea. Thanks
Forum: DIY Projects 02-17-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By cbird01
What do you mean by a loop of silicone, you mean...

What do you mean by a loop of silicone, you mean high temp silicone tubing, or silicone caulk? How much room do you need under the false bottom?

Where is a good source for the material to use for...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-16-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By cbird01
Are you using reflectix? - some thoughts

The thing I see people miss is that Reflectix actually has a very small R-value - and the R-values they quote are very misleading. They somehow translate their heat loss reduction that is gained from...
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