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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-23-2014, 11:08 PM
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Posted By MadGus
Have you bottled any of this 45gal by chance? I'm...

Have you bottled any of this 45gal by chance? I'm assuming you are kegging most/all of it.


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Forum: Electric Brewing 06-08-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By MadGus
I think Jim is talking about the panel he bought,...

I think Jim is talking about the panel he bought, not about your drawing, P-J. :)


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Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-31-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,222
Posted By MadGus
I should technically call the Dos Equis clone...

I should technically call the Dos Equis clone "gluten reduced" - I made it with barley and brewer's clarex
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-30-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,222
Posted By MadGus
Brewed this for the wife (and mother-in-law) last...

Brewed this for the wife (and mother-in-law) last year - both are gluten intolerant

9 gallon batch

7lbs Sorghum
5lbs Buckwheat Honey
0.50oz Magnum (14% AA) 60 mins
0.25oz Magnum (14% AA) 15...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-14-2014, 11:25 AM
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Views: 45,747
Posted By MadGus
In!

In!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-05-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By MadGus
I'm working on converting an upright freezer into...

I'm working on converting an upright freezer into a kegerator with four taps (one commercial 1/2 bbl, 3 corny kegs). Found a freezer on Craigslist for $100, and ordered $250 worth of lines and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 24,100
Posted By MadGus
Stand is 74" long by 26" deep. Kettle size...

Stand is 74" long by 26" deep. Kettle size (obviously) will determine the length you need. I would not change a thing if I had to rebuild the stand (other than to poly the thing before getting used...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-09-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 24,100
Posted By MadGus
104qt pots. Which fit the false bottom perfectly ...

104qt pots. Which fit the false bottom perfectly


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Forum: Electric Brewing 03-04-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By MadGus
Not sure if this is what tripped you up or not,...

Not sure if this is what tripped you up or not, but when I tuned my HLT PID, I had to switch it to autotune when I was 20+ degrees away from my desired set point.
Forum: Brew Science 01-29-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By MadGus
Water Profile question

Off topic, but had to post.

Had dinner and a flight of beers at Mad Fox tonight.

Simply awesome. Great beer, great food, very reasonable prices.

Nice work, AJ!
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-11-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By MadGus
What about hacking a steam dryer?

What about hacking a steam dryer?
Forum: Brew Science 12-20-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By MadGus
Makes sense aj, and thanks to all three of you...

Makes sense aj, and thanks to all three of you for the feedback. I also recently bought a pH meter, and will be breaking that in on this next brew.

Off to the homebrewshop to gather supplies this...
Forum: Brew Science 12-19-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By MadGus
Excellent! Made some adjustments to eliminate...

Excellent! Made some adjustments to eliminate Epsom and Baking Soda. For B) my recipe is 29# 2-row US Pale, 4.75# Crystal 60L (scaled up from the SNCA recipe in BYO a few issues back).

See below...
Forum: Brew Science 12-19-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By MadGus
Thanks for the advice, guys. Played around with...

Thanks for the advice, guys. Played around with the Pale Ale Profile in brun' water, and have come up with the following for mash (13.5gal):

Gypsum (CaSO4) 13.5g
Epsom Salt...
Forum: Brew Science 12-19-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By MadGus
Water Profile question

Got my ward's lab report today, and am trying to determine adjustments for a 15 gallon batch clone of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. My HLT holds 24 gallons, so I've used Beersmith2 to calculate the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-12-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,415
Posted By MadGus
+1 on PID depth. Make sure you aren't mounting...

+1 on PID depth. Make sure you aren't mounting them over top of the contactors on your backplate/DIN rails.
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-12-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,726
Posted By MadGus
really nice approach so far! You're going to love...

really nice approach so far! You're going to love building and using this thing.
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-12-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By MadGus
I am just getting into water chemistry now....

I am just getting into water chemistry now. Bought a pH meter and sent a sample of my tap off to Ward's for analysis... so I hope to have a better answer starting with my next brew session.
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Forum: Electric Brewing 12-11-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By MadGus
My $0.02 is that spacing the coils even slightly...

My $0.02 is that spacing the coils even slightly will increase the surface area and improve your temp ramp times. Having said that, think about the batch sizes you will likely brew , and whether you...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-22-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By MadGus
I use 3 25g kettles (each are 20"x20"). +1 to...

I use 3 25g kettles (each are 20"x20"). +1 to sizing the HLT so you don't have to top off with sparge water... btw, I've found that it's not the recipe which determines the amount of top off water,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-10-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By MadGus
ahhh... your rheostat is the knob on the...

ahhh... your rheostat is the knob on the bottom... should have guessed that.
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-10-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By MadGus
+1 bobby I looked at your pics earlier, and...

+1 bobby

I looked at your pics earlier, and saw what looks like a regular household light switch, which is what prompted my comment. Is your dpst the on the bottom middle of your control panel...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By MadGus
I don't believe you have a 220V dpst switch...

I don't believe you have a 220V dpst switch currently. I would recommend that you use your lights witch to control the 120V coil on a 40A contactor (both legs) and then send one leg to the ssr as you...
Forum: General Techniques 11-03-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,448
Posted By MadGus
+1 for making a tincture with vodka. Just bottled...

+1 for making a tincture with vodka. Just bottled a really nice gingerbread stout with 1 cup of vodka, 8 cinnamon sticks (crushed), 3 madagascar vanilla beans and 3 oz. of diced fresh ginger. This...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-30-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,916
Posted By MadGus
My $0.02 would be to mount it on the wall (use a...

My $0.02 would be to mount it on the wall (use a TV arm)... your brewing buddies will all be over at your place a lot more after you get your system up and running anyhow.

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