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Forum: DIY Projects 07-03-2014, 02:42 AM
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Posted By kwadric
I ordered from Lerway via Amazon on Monday...

I ordered from Lerway via Amazon on Monday (6/30/2014) and received a Version 1.0. It's just one data point, but I did get the desired STC.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-04-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By kwadric
Not too big of a deal. Let it warm up in the...

Not too big of a deal. Let it warm up in the coolest place in your house.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-23-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By kwadric
I did something similar. I built a rectangle out...

I did something similar. I built a rectangle out of the blue half inch high density styrofoam insulation from Lowes. I taped the joints with duct tape. Light weight and easy to move, but it is not...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-21-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By kwadric
Thanks! I want to create the PWM with my Arduino...

Thanks! I want to create the PWM with my Arduino and a SSR similar to what I do for heating elements. Of course, there is no real reason to do this, except for fun.

Really great build and...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-20-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By kwadric
Does anyone know the frequency that PWM is...

Does anyone know the frequency that PWM is running?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-14-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 144,189
Posted By kwadric
Question for those that are using the tan pump: ...

Question for those that are using the tan pump: How hot does your pump get during use? Mine arrived about a week ago. I have it connected to 12V 2amp power supply from an old external hard drive. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-29-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By kwadric
If you age the beer on American Oak you will get...

If you age the beer on American Oak you will get a vanilla like flavor as well.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-23-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By kwadric
I put 1.25 gallons of StarSan in my kegs after I...

I put 1.25 gallons of StarSan in my kegs after I clean them and then shake. I pressurize the keg and run StarSan through the out post. With my water, the StarSan goes cloudy after a couple of days...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-19-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By kwadric
I did a Berliner Weisse lactic fermentation on a...

I did a Berliner Weisse lactic fermentation on a Schwarzbier like grist (I swapped out some of the pilsner for wheat). It's not a stout, but it is a dark sour. It came out, well, interesting. A...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,525
Posted By kwadric
Great idea! I have an Aluminum cam lock on the...

Great idea! I have an Aluminum cam lock on the element in the RIMS, but I never would have thought to put a cam lock on my kettle element.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By kwadric
What kind of cooling and temp probe are you going...

What kind of cooling and temp probe are you going to use? I like that the conical has a built in thermowell. What is the diameter of the thermowell?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-11-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By kwadric
If you want dark color without much roast, use...

If you want dark color without much roast, use dehisced Carafa added right before the sparage. I kept it separate from my other grains and ground it in a coffee grinder. Then added the powdered...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By kwadric
I try to avoid as much lifting as possible or...

I try to avoid as much lifting as possible or limit the weight of what I have to lift. I fill the MLT with water by filling 2 gallons in a bucket at a time. I transfer wort from the MLT to the kettle...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-21-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By kwadric
One of the things that helped my stir plate was...

One of the things that helped my stir plate was to slide a small o-ring on each end of the stir bar.


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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-18-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By kwadric
Another option is to source lower SRM chocolate...

Another option is to source lower SRM chocolate malt and roast barley. Even though you need slightly more of the lower SRM grains to get your desired color, the flavors that they impart are less...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-16-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By kwadric
I had a Guinness Expresso Milkshake at a bar in...

I had a Guinness Expresso Milkshake at a bar in Oakland a few years ago. It was delicious. I've toyed around with making one at home using a Starbucks Expresso Shot can, but never did.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-13-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By kwadric
From what I've read, the starter volume as listed...

From what I've read, the starter volume as listed in the calculators is the final volume. So a 2L starter is the DME plus enough water to get up to a total of 2L.

For a much better explanation:...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-13-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,956
Posted By kwadric
I whirlpool with my electric element going almost...

I whirlpool with my electric element going almost all the way across the my 8 gallon pot. The picture is from 0.5oz of pellet hops thrown in at flame out in a 2.5 gallon batch. I recirculate...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-05-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By kwadric
I have a long RIMS tube with a ULWD 4.5kW element...

I have a long RIMS tube with a ULWD 4.5kW element at 240V. The temp sensor is at the exit port of the RIMS tube, which is pretty standard. I set my PID to have the exit temp of RIMs a couple of...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 11-03-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By kwadric
I use a Rpi and Arduino in my fermentation...

I use a Rpi and Arduino in my fermentation control system. I use an Arduino to take temp readings and turn the 120V relays on and off. I have the serial pins on the Arduino connected to the Rpi's...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-21-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By kwadric
I have two. I use one for the keggerator. The...

I have two. I use one for the keggerator. The second I use for all kind of things like purging kegs, carbonating while I lager, and as a backup. Having a backup was essential when my first tank...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-21-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By kwadric
USMCPayne, sounds like you have your system...

USMCPayne, sounds like you have your system working. I love the flexwatt. I use it for lactic fermentations at 100F, saisons in the 80s, and heating up wort if I chilled it too far below pitching...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-02-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 375,834
Posted By kwadric
In my experience, if you use an ultra low density...

In my experience, if you use an ultra low density element and circulate the wort at decent rate then scorched wort is a low risk. How fast you can circulate has a lot to do with your MLT design...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-23-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By kwadric
Where do you guys have your whirlpool port...

Where do you guys have your whirlpool port located? I've seen it at the bottom and the at top of the wort level on gas fired kettles, but real discussion on where to put it when there is an...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-16-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By kwadric
I have an eight gallon pot and brew a mix of 5...

I have an eight gallon pot and brew a mix of 5 gallon and 3 gallon batches. I boil off 1gal/hr. When I do a 90min, the wort is very close to the top of the kettle. I watch the boil intensely and when...
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