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Forum: Electric Brewing 06-24-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,273
Posted By schmagy
Yup, Pump it.

Yup, Pump it.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,571
Posted By schmagy
I am not much of a cider maker so take this with...

I am not much of a cider maker so take this with the grain of salt it deserves, but the one time I made cider, it ended up pretty tart from the vitamin c added to the original apple juice as a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-23-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By schmagy
I used two adjustable pots. 1Mohlm and roughly...

I used two adjustable pots. 1Mohlm and roughly 200k, gave me adjustment over off time and on time. I did add 1k resistors in series with the pots.

Gave me the ability to set the off period ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-12-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By schmagy
Smaller size cam locks work fine I would guess....

Smaller size cam locks work fine I would guess. I've never used them, and you are not having problems.

Tc's are clearly at their best when the user is welding or soldering something like a brew...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-12-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,493
Posted By schmagy
Yes, if that happens, you are doing it wrong.

Yes, if that happens, you are doing it wrong.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-12-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By schmagy
Very secure connection that is as fast as a quick...

Very secure connection that is as fast as a quick connect to open.

Nearly 0% leak rate at the connection.

You can actually get it open to scrub it, and dry it so that mold doesn't form in your...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-05-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By schmagy
You can do it that way... you get better...

You can do it that way... you get better efficiency by batch sparging it though, and it only takes a few minutes and some hot water.
When I did a 5 gal batch I would just pull the bag an drop it in...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-05-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By schmagy
Roughly Nine. I measured with a bucket. It was my...

Roughly Nine. I measured with a bucket. It was my first brew on my e-keg and I was using up old ingredients since i hadnt brewed since I decided to go electric.

I was shooting for 1.33 mash ratio,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-05-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By schmagy
I did a 24 lb grain bill last night in mine......

I did a 24 lb grain bill last night in mine... works great. Drained the wort to a bucket while I batch sparged. For sure going to get a pump soon.. Full buckets of hot water are a little scary.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-20-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,860
Posted By schmagy
Yes. Failure mode for a solid state relay is...

Yes. Failure mode for a solid state relay is closed, or ON. Common failure root cause is excessive heat. De-rating of relays is required at even modest temperature.

For example, page three of this...
Forum: General Techniques 09-15-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,688
Posted By schmagy
If you use liquid yeast, it will give you a real...

If you use liquid yeast, it will give you a real nice headstart on aeration as well
Forum: General Techniques 09-15-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,688
Posted By schmagy
No one mentions agitating the wort with IC...

No one mentions agitating the wort with IC chillers. Its all about delta T. Grab a glove and stir/shake that chiller baby....... as you run the chiller the wort closest to the chiller will cool down,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,872
Posted By schmagy
I have not done that with these containers,...

I have not done that with these containers, however I have done it with a SS keg and a rubber stopper. I used CO2 to push it. It worked fine... that container is rated to 15 psi per DOT standards,...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-30-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By schmagy
With the volumes and flows you are going to use,...

With the volumes and flows you are going to use, there are no flow meters that are going to be accurate enough to do what you want without both a high cost and the associated control equipment. Then...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-27-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,950
Posted By schmagy
Quote "scotch scotch scotch, scotch in my belly!"...

Quote "scotch scotch scotch, scotch in my belly!" Ron Burgundy

Do go out and buy Michael Jacksons book on whisky and Jim Murray's whisky bible. http://www.whiskybible.com/
those two books will...
Forum: General Techniques 08-22-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,867
Posted By schmagy
Pick a style, any style (hopefully something...

Pick a style, any style (hopefully something simple like a pale ale), brew it until you get it right. Then feel free to move on to something more challenging.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By schmagy
your recipe will make a big difference too. Hop...

your recipe will make a big difference too. Hop additions will tend to give you a short term potential for boil over...... you could get more aggressive with a simple kolsch than say an ipa.
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-17-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,875
Posted By schmagy
68

68
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-16-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,330
Posted By schmagy
A simple acid wash cures any rust issue you may...

A simple acid wash cures any rust issue you may encounter with any ss pot, and in fact is necessary maintenance on ss to remove beer-stone and re-pasivate the surface. All this hand wringing about...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By schmagy
will depend greatly on the condition... if its...

will depend greatly on the condition... if its like new but used and close to you, and you don't want to spend time searching, its a good enough deal.

I personally put zero value on plastic parts...
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 08-10-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,238
Posted By schmagy
grumpy troll is good beer near madison

grumpy troll is good beer near madison
Forum: Introductions 08-05-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 86,130
Posted By schmagy
google, where is the poll?

google, where is the poll?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-04-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,593
Posted By schmagy
flap disks work the best for cleaning edges.

flap disks work the best for cleaning edges.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,453
Posted By schmagy
buy the biggest pot you can afford and get a bag...

buy the biggest pot you can afford and get a bag for brew in a bag BIAB. two pots and a bag made me some GREAT beer cheep
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-04-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By schmagy
Lots of homebrew shops repeat repeat and repeat...

Lots of homebrew shops repeat repeat and repeat that myth. I have yet to meet anyone who spouts that stuff who has actually experienced off flavors, they are just repeating what they have heard....
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