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Forum: DIY Projects 07-02-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,683
Posted By SixthGear
Good eye. I can't believe I misread that when I...

Good eye. I can't believe I misread that when I was purchasing the outlet. I think I'll have to re-think my placement of where I mount the box.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-30-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,683
Posted By SixthGear
Thanks! My chugger pump came with a three prong...

Thanks! My chugger pump came with a three prong cord, so I didn't feel like mangling the end by hard wiring it. I went with a water and tamper resistant GFCI outlet, so I think even if water gets...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-30-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,683
Posted By SixthGear
GFCI outlets are not quite like a normal outlet...

GFCI outlets are not quite like a normal outlet in being able to separate the sockets/poles. With a normal plug, you can break the tab that connects them and have the top socket operate separate from...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-30-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,683
Posted By SixthGear
Chugger Pump Modular Waterproof GFCI Box

Hey all,

I just recently decided to upgrade my all grain setup with the addition of a plate chiller and chugger pump. BrewHardware had a great kit/setup for sale that took a little customization...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,654
Posted By SixthGear
Honestly, PtE is overrated. Don't get me wrong,...

Honestly, PtE is overrated. Don't get me wrong, its a tremendous beer but there are dozens of equal if not better beers out there. Try some of your local brewery's IPA/DIPAs and I'm sure they are top...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 77,627
Posted By SixthGear
18315 + 5 gal summer shandy = 18320 gal

18315 + 5 gal summer shandy =

18320 gal
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By SixthGear
One option would be to build a STC-1000 box. I...

One option would be to build a STC-1000 box. I use it for my kegerator, with no modifications to the fridge needed.
Forum: Stout 05-21-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 34,690
Posted By SixthGear
Not sure how long carb time it would take for...

Not sure how long carb time it would take for bottles, but you should at least have some signs of minimal carbonation at a month. If after two months and no carbonation, might be worth re-opening and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-15-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 77,627
Posted By SixthGear
Drop in the bucket but: +5 gal of a RIS...

Drop in the bucket but:

+5 gal of a RIS kegged the other day.

14681.5
Forum: Stout 04-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 34,690
Posted By SixthGear
Just a quick update. 7 days after pitching beer...

Just a quick update. 7 days after pitching beer is at roughly 1.045-1.035 (using a refractometer conversion) down from ~1.096 (giving 9-10% abv), and the sample is absolutely amazing. Super smooth,...
Forum: Stout 04-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 34,690
Posted By SixthGear
Just brewed this yesterday with a friend and came...

Just brewed this yesterday with a friend and came in with an OG of 1.096 with 6 gal volume (still trying to get my volumes right, should have had 5.5ish). Hit the wort with pure O2 for 2 minutes...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-10-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,111
Posted By SixthGear
I can't believe I missed this post. Sorry for the...

I can't believe I missed this post. Sorry for the 4 month old reply here. The main advantage to the chalkboard top is that you can write what you have on tap very easily. Plus this way SWMBO can do...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-14-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 349,195
Posted By SixthGear
Just wanted to chime in and say that I brewed...

Just wanted to chime in and say that I brewed vegan's 4.0 brew just over 2 weeks ago, and finally racked to secondary for dry hopping phase one. I tried a sample after about 1 week and fermentation...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-26-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5,393
Views: 3,399,710
Posted By SixthGear
Forgot to post here now that I'm 99% done with my...

Forgot to post here now that I'm 99% done with my keezer:

http://i.imgur.com/rcgcp9Rl.jpg
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-10-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 168,060
Posted By SixthGear
+5 gal of a Galaxy SMaSH/Tazmanian IPA Clone ...

+5 gal of a Galaxy SMaSH/Tazmanian IPA Clone

= 32,455 gal
Forum: DIY Projects 07-08-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,111
Posted By SixthGear
It will definitely fit 4 5 gal kegs. I think I...

It will definitely fit 4 5 gal kegs. I think I could even fit 5 if I really wanted to cram them in there. There's a diagram floating around here that shows how many can fit into this freezer, so I...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-07-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,111
Posted By SixthGear
Ended up doing a lot of work over my 4th of July...

Ended up doing a lot of work over my 4th of July weekend, including a brew day so I'm a happy camper.


http://i.imgur.com/Y9XGfMhl.jpg
So after having the run in the paint, I wet sanded all the...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-03-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,291
Posted By SixthGear
Subscribing to this. I've always drooled over...

Subscribing to this. I've always drooled over these kits, so its cool to see someone do a build with estimates of time.

Mind giving a ballpark of price for the entire setup?
Forum: DIY Projects 07-03-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,111
Posted By SixthGear
So as promised, my update: ...

So as promised, my update:


http://i.imgur.com/pzAp6TYl.jpg
Collar is finished, 2 coats of stain and 2 coats of polyurethane. Has a nice deep sheen to it without being overly glossy.
...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-03-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,111
Posted By SixthGear
I was thinking the same thing, but I don't know...

I was thinking the same thing, but I don't know if I could fit it in the collar itself.



This will most likely be what I go with, as it's the most simple and effective method.

In other...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-15-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,111
Posted By SixthGear
Slight update. After using the keezer for several...

Slight update. After using the keezer for several weeks, I decided it was time to take it all apart and begin staining/painting everything. This is probably going to be the slowest part of the entire...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-31-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,111
Posted By SixthGear
Sure can! People have fit up to 5 kegs into this...

Sure can! People have fit up to 5 kegs into this type freezer. I think the wide angle lens makes it look like there is less space available than actually is.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-30-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,111
Posted By SixthGear
Thanks! The insulation is actually one thick...

Thanks! The insulation is actually one thick layer. The two piece layer that I think you are referring to is only on the front around the shanks to make it easier to work on. The foam was split...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-30-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,111
Posted By SixthGear
Yet Another Keezer Build/DIY Guide (GE 7.0 cu. ft)

I'm a bit of a lurker on HBT but have learned so much from this community I decided I'd give back by documenting my DIY Keezer build.

I ended up getting the GE 7.0 cu. ft freezer on a black...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-18-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 168,060
Posted By SixthGear
5 gal of a Pliny clone 5 gal of a summer lime...

5 gal of a Pliny clone
5 gal of a summer lime shandy for a picnic work is hosting

=23,915
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