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Forum: Washington HomeBrew Forum 07-01-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 11,668
Posted By mplutodh1
Sammamish here - brewing off and on since 2005.

Sammamish here - brewing off and on since 2005.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Yup, we ended up skipping that. Didn't see much...

Yup, we ended up skipping that. Didn't see much value in it at the end of the day.


Another Update:
We recently spent some time making some adjustments. We had found our electrical was in fact...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 122,316
Posted By mplutodh1
Thanks for the heads up - looks like there are...

Thanks for the heads up - looks like there are several (vinyl or zinc models) - closest at Lowes appears to be model # 05VGF
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Looking great! Glad the plans/details were of...

Looking great! Glad the plans/details were of help, can't wait to see how it works when it's up and running!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-17-2011, 04:14 PM
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Views: 430
Posted By mplutodh1
Ebenezer's Elation (Holiday Ale) Recipe - Briess - anyone have it?

So I misplaced the recipe card from Briess that was in an older issue of BYO. I had hoped to brew this recipe this weekend and will wing it based on what I remember BUT it would be great if anyone...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-06-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Yes it's 1/2 inch soft tubing - we had a coil of...

Yes it's 1/2 inch soft tubing - we had a coil of it from our HERMs coil so we used pieces of it for the sparge arm as well. Best guess looking at it they are around 1/8" bit... but you might just...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-31-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
1/2" copper tubing. Hole size I'd have to double...

1/2" copper tubing. Hole size I'd have to double check as I don't remember - I'll try and remember to do that tomorrow and post.

As for solder - we didn't bother worrying about it and just used...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-20-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Sorry all - haven't been on here in a while due...

Sorry all - haven't been on here in a while due to so much going on. And sad to say, haven't brewed in months. Hoping to put an end to all of that BS and get back to enjoying some homebrew in the...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-19-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
The burners need air - without enough air they...

The burners need air - without enough air they tend to be weak flames. In our case, just small blue tips (tiny!) but as soon as we lifted up the keg tray with the bolt head the flames grew to full...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-16-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
We did end up drilling out the brass orifice that...

We did end up drilling out the brass orifice that screws into the front of the burner because we're using propane not NG. There is a drill guide here on HBT if you search for it, think Kladue might...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-15-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
No problem and glad you found it useful. Feel...

No problem and glad you found it useful. Feel free to hit me up with questions. I'm trying to remember all the specifics I didn't take notes on as others ask - whatever I can do to help! Love seeing...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-25-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,672
Posted By mplutodh1
They aren't the easiest to find. The one we found...

They aren't the easiest to find. The one we found was from john102561 user on eBay. He sells/sold mostly HVAC / refrigeration parts so you might check those areas or call up some shops nearby. The...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-05-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
We've had a few batches through it - lack of...

We've had a few batches through it - lack of being able to consume so much beer & available time to brew (brew days are a few hours longer now) have hindered large production #s. But it is nice and...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Meant to wrap this up and post it months ago but...

Meant to wrap this up and post it months ago but got busy and never got around to it. Spent last night wrapping it up.

Here's a write-up on the whole build, links to our parts list spreadsheet,...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-12-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
They work alright. In all honesty we unbolt the...

They work alright. In all honesty we unbolt the kegs so we can take them out to the gravel near the driveway to clean the kegs out. Mostly because of the electrical and the fact that the frame isn't...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-18-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Have not tasted the Brown Porter yet - actually...

Have not tasted the Brown Porter yet - actually let it condition for a bit longer than originally planned. Hoped to bottle it last weekend but something came up, might end up putting it on tap soon...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-11-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Sorry folks - work has been just crazy lately and...

Sorry folks - work has been just crazy lately and I've hardly been on HBT.




Like stated before - I'd adjust how much space there is between the tippy tray and the top of the frame - allowing...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-04-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Hoping to get some work done on our...

Hoping to get some work done on our 'documentation' this weekend. Spent today brewing instead though:) batch #2 on the system - getting in the grove. Didn't get around to fixing the issues we had but...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-02-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By mplutodh1
Critique This Recipe - Brown Porter

Any suggestions or tweaks you'd make? Going for a mild, smooth brown porter.


Type: All Grain
Brew Date: 7/3/2010
Batch Size: 10.00 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-23-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Unfortunately no we haven't gotten around to...

Unfortunately no we haven't gotten around to troubleshooting everything. We opted to hit up a local father's day brewfest last weekend :)

Hopefully over the next few weeks we'll figure out at...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-20-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,818
Posted By mplutodh1
We went the route of 1 marshall 290 and drilled...

We went the route of 1 marshall 290 and drilled out our 2 burners (BK and HLT). The MT does have a burner hooked up but we don't use it - just there in case we need it. And probably not too bad to...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-04-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Not sure what you mean. So you can sort of see...

Not sure what you mean. So you can sort of see the clamp in the photo of our mash starting up. We used the clamp on the copper tubing that we adjust up and down - the clamp simply keeps the arm from...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-04-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Found the regulator on eBay - several for sale...

Found the regulator on eBay - several for sale under RV suppliers. Just make sure you get the correct one and clarify with the seller it's as pictured.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-04-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
Not a bad idea. Glad to hear we aren't the only...

Not a bad idea. Glad to hear we aren't the only ones who ran into that!
Forum: DIY Projects 06-04-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 100,547
Posted By mplutodh1
We've just been using a 1" spring clamp with the...

We've just been using a 1" spring clamp with the rubber tips pulled off. $0.99 from harbor freight.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1-inch-capacity-steel-spring-clamp-39569.html

Works pretty well.
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