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Forum: Hops Growing 06-29-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 812
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http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz263/Ftimm_Umi...

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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-31-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Crabnut
Keezer Dead?

Wow. What a bummer. My keezer is not cooling any more and is kind of wirring, but not a normal freezer doing good cooling things kind of noise. Is this the dying sounds of a keezer giving up, or...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-17-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,049
Posted By Crabnut
Don't be so quick to discount scorching if you...

Don't be so quick to discount scorching if you use high density elements for your boil. I have and have had issues with scorching (light charcoal taste). If you are going to go full boil with your...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-17-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By Crabnut
Unfortunately, I had the exact same "melt down"...

Unfortunately, I had the exact same "melt down" happen to me. My 5500 watt 220 volt high density heat stick had to be bent 90 degrees to properly fit in both my boil kettle. I knew that right at...
Forum: Hops Growing 12-02-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,691
Posted By Crabnut
From the "CENTRAL JERSEY INVASIVE SPECIES STRIKE...

From the "CENTRAL JERSEY INVASIVE SPECIES STRIKE TEAM" web site, Invasive Plant Fact Sheet, Japanese Hops (Humulus japonica)
The pictures do look a lot like your pictures. But, at the end of the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-23-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,978
Posted By Crabnut
Hey Quaffer, where did you source the lock nut...

Hey Quaffer, where did you source the lock nut you used? I am a long way from the east coast, but not that far from Snohomish, here in snowy (???) Renton.
Forum: Hops Growing 11-15-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 58,731
Posted By Crabnut
My trellis system was limited to materials on...

My trellis system was limited to materials on hand, but chain link fencing top rails worked out very nicely. The rails nest/slide inside each other about six inches, and are typically 10 feet long. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-24-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,549
Posted By Crabnut
Do you have a picture?

Do you have a picture?
Forum: DIY Projects 09-13-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,480
Posted By Crabnut
Four pages. Wow. Lots of ways to skin this cat,...

Four pages. Wow. Lots of ways to skin this cat, and I really appreciate all the responses. This could have turned into a debate about one way. Instead, I see all kinds of answers. My original...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-10-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,679
Posted By Crabnut
Great discussion on the fine points, especially...

Great discussion on the fine points, especially for my Cascades. I think I will give them a few more days. They are papery and crunchy, but the smell is grassy, and the lupulin is still a bright...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-10-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,088
Posted By Crabnut
Chrome got it fine for me. Sticky Sticky...

Chrome got it fine for me.

Sticky Sticky Sticky.....
Forum: DIY Projects 08-30-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,480
Posted By Crabnut
Your Keg Washing System? Looking for ideas.

Looking for ideas for a DIY corney keg washing/sanitizing system. I have been thinking through my options, using what I have available. Plenty of copper tubing and fittings, buckets, hoses, couple...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-01-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,993
Posted By Crabnut
Mrs. Madcow cann't hang you out to dry for...

Mrs. Madcow cann't hang you out to dry for that...., Well, except for the space issue. Very nice use of found materials. Best of the best in DIY. Me, I am stuck with a water bath for a while. Not...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-21-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 50,218
Posted By Crabnut
Great Idea. I should have seen this one much...

Great Idea. I should have seen this one much sooner. Oh well.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By Crabnut
Keg Freezing Problem in Keezers?

Anyone else run into kegs that seemed to persistently freeze in keezers? This is really annoying when I go out to have a beer, and one or more of the kegs are frozen up far enough so as to not feed....
Forum: DIY Projects 05-06-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By Crabnut
I hadn't but I got enough space to play with at...

I hadn't but I got enough space to play with at least an inch of foam. As of right now, I can only use two of the four kegs I have the space for, so anything that may work, I am willing to give a...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-06-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By Crabnut
More Keezer Help

I am having trouble with a small Keezer I am using. It is a small Kenmore 5cf freezer with an eight inch tall collar with 2 foam insulation. I have it set up to hold four corny kegs and a basket. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-26-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,734
Posted By Crabnut
I have a Kenmore 7.2, and the highest temp I...

I have a Kenmore 7.2, and the highest temp I could get it to turn off at was like 10 degrees F. For a while, I used a lamp timer set to be on twice a day for an hour per, and that worked ok... ...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-04-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Crabnut
Maybe worth a little experimentation. The dial...

Maybe worth a little experimentation. The dial goes from 1 to 9, with the off position at about a minus 7, so I could probably stabilize in the lager range. But I live in the northwest, so ales are...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-03-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Crabnut
Temp Control from old Refrig

I had a couple of older refrigs that needed to be recycled, so I have pulled out the temp control units, and am planning on using them for a chest freezer kegerator and a fermentation chiller fan...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-05-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,666
Posted By Crabnut
Don't really know about that. But I do know that...

Don't really know about that. But I do know that when I have a C02 tank swapped out, he charges me less than I would pay at a welding gas supplier. It seems a little crazy, but I don't complain.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-05-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,666
Posted By Crabnut
I love my LHBS, Larry's Brewing in Kent, WA. ...

I love my LHBS, Larry's Brewing in Kent, WA. Maybe a little eccentric, nicely down to earth, very knowledgeable, and always willing to talk methods, supplies, and equipment, especially DIY...
Forum: Introductions 10-29-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By Crabnut
Welcome Myke. Hang in there and keep brewing. ...

Welcome Myke. Hang in there and keep brewing. Over time it will be very rewarding, and you will likely have to brew much more often. I am from south King County myself. At least we have good home...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-26-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,232
Posted By Crabnut
That Maltose Falcons website Yeast Culturing...

That Maltose Falcons website Yeast Culturing Guide is a great resource. In some serious efforts to educate myself on the proper oxygenation of wort, this guide was the most helpfull I have found. ...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-16-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By Crabnut
Maybe it was just knee jerk to get us through the...

Maybe it was just knee jerk to get us through the harvest, but it really didn't look like there woudl be much more production to my hop growing friend, and I am a newbe so had no opinion. The...
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