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Forum: Porter 09-05-2011, 10:53 PM
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Bottled today - 8 weeks plus two days. Holy...

Bottled today - 8 weeks plus two days.

Holy cow, did it taste good. The vanilla was very prominent, where did it come from? The hops were not, however. We'll see how this comes around after...
Forum: Porter 07-03-2011, 09:58 PM
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Posted By burglar
It's in the chill phase right now. Our LHBS let...

It's in the chill phase right now. Our LHBS let us down a little - they were out of Special B, so they recommended Caramunich as the best substitute out of what they had. They were also out of...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-01-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By burglar
We currently have no drain. Only two holes so...

We currently have no drain. Only two holes so far - 1 for the element, the other for the brewhardware.com (http://brewhardware.com) sightglass w/ temp probe threads.

Post boil we chill with an...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-30-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By burglar
We were thinking of keeping our old turkey fryer...

We were thinking of keeping our old turkey fryer setup in case we wanted to brew outside. But since electric is so much more hands off, we can just leave the mash / boil alone in the basement and do...
Forum: Porter 06-28-2011, 12:40 AM
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Posted By burglar
This is looking good for our first high gravity...

This is looking good for our first high gravity AG attempt.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-22-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By burglar
Wonder if I could slide this expense past my...

Wonder if I could slide this expense past my wife?

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Forum: DIY Projects 06-22-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By burglar
That is a most excellent suggestion. Thanks.

That is a most excellent suggestion. Thanks.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2011, 07:13 PM
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Views: 1,054
Posted By burglar
Thanks, I'll be here all week. Try the fish. ...

Thanks, I'll be here all week. Try the fish.

Bah-dump, crash.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By burglar
Not only am I doomed to the little leagues...

Not only am I doomed to the little leagues forever, I've also been benched.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-21-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,717
Posted By burglar
Perfect! I think I'll make a drop in crossbar...

Perfect! I think I'll make a drop in crossbar right at hood height and throw one of those on there. Once the grains drain, it's pretty easy to lift with one person, so I can just slide it out.
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Forum: DIY Projects 06-21-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By burglar
2nd batch went off smoother (IPA w/ belgian yeast...

2nd batch went off smoother (IPA w/ belgian yeast and candy sugar).

Two process changes:
1. After mashout, we sparged with ~2 gal of hot tap water (~140F)
2. Wife (who is smarter than me)...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-07-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,636
Posted By burglar
Yes, exactly how I hooked it up. Keep in mind I...

Yes, exactly how I hooked it up. Keep in mind I bought different meters than Kal uses. You can see in the picture that the brightness matches perfectly on mine.

EDIT: Yes, mine says right in...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-07-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,636
Posted By burglar
Okay, I looked up the instruction manual -...

Okay, I looked up the instruction manual - section D of the Abuer ASL-51 lists terminal 3 as 9VDC output, and 4 as common. I used those two to power my Ammeter. I wired completely from the hip, and...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-06-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,717
Posted By burglar
So in the future I should ask my LHBS for a fine...

So in the future I should ask my LHBS for a fine crush?

BTW, they recommended we add some microwaved LME right to the fermenters to boost the gravity back up to the right level to save the beer.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-04-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,717
Posted By burglar
At this point we are still "following the...

At this point we are still "following the examples the teacher puts up on the blackboard." We're mindless brewing sheep. But learning.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-03-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,717
Posted By burglar
Step one was to make the bag. I went to JoAnn...

Step one was to make the bag. I went to JoAnn fabrics and bought what I thought was suitable material. I think it was called polyester voile or something. It wasn't stretchy and was 100%...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-03-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,037
Posted By burglar
See my build here...

See my build here (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/burglars-big-electric-brew-bag-build-bbebiabb-233733/).

Good luck!
Forum: DIY Projects 06-03-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,717
Posted By burglar
We did our first all-grain batch. Oh boy. Many...

We did our first all-grain batch. Oh boy. Many notes. When I upload some pretty pictures I'll do a writeup.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-01-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,636
Posted By burglar
I used this...

I used this (http://cgi.ebay.com/AC-80-500V-Blue-LCD-Volt-Meter-Doesnt-Require-Power-/170515378925?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b38232ed) and this...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-20-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,717
Posted By burglar
I know, right? We designed it to have the...

I know, right? We designed it to have the capability to run a traditional three vessel system if we decide to upgrade in the future, or run the hybrid system we plan on updating to if we decide we...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-18-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,717
Posted By burglar
We brewed over the weekend - just a five gallon...

We brewed over the weekend - just a five gallon extract batch to work out the unexpected.

We should have pulled the Dylan (gone electric) a long time ago. It's so simple. You can set the buzzer...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-11-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,126
Posted By burglar
Good work! We just finished ours. Well, phase 1...

Good work! We just finished ours. Well, phase 1 anyways. Scuba Steve has started an epidemic.

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Forum: DIY Projects 05-08-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,717
Posted By burglar
Most exciting time we've had watching water boil...

Most exciting time we've had watching water boil today. Huge success!

The hood seemed to keep up well. One small drip from the temp probe threads, and the probe read 202 at boil. Otherwise,...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-05-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,717
Posted By burglar
Woah, sweet setup. The pot is a Bayou Classic,...

Woah, sweet setup. The pot is a Bayou Classic, Amazon had the lowest price when you factored in shipping.

Just a question - since you have that recirc pump, you eliminate the need for a rims tube...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-04-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,717
Posted By burglar
Why we are doing BIAB - tiny brew area. ...

Why we are doing BIAB - tiny brew area.

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