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Forum: DIY Projects 01-29-2014, 10:31 PM
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Posted By kitemanks
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The Crab boiler at the top of the page is the one I use. I got it in propane first, which uses alot of propane and then switched to Natural gas,...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-29-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By kitemanks
When I started doing 10 gallon batches I went...

When I started doing 10 gallon batches I went straight to a jet burner, and started using natural gas instead of propane. It was a lot more money but the difference is night and day.
Forum: Light Lager 01-10-2014, 01:28 AM
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Posted By kitemanks
I would let it rest longer. The warmer the beer...

I would let it rest longer. The warmer the beer the more active the yeast. Allow the yeast more time to clean up the beer. before putting it back to hibernation.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By kitemanks
wow looks good count me in.

wow looks good count me in.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-22-2013, 01:13 PM
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Posted By kitemanks
Sign me up looks good!!!:ban:

Sign me up looks good!!!:ban:
Forum: Light Lager 08-25-2013, 09:54 PM
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Posted By kitemanks
I don't know what Joe Draggons recipe looks like...

I don't know what Joe Draggons recipe looks like for land shark but be sure that you skunk the beer by allowing it to be hit by indirect sunlight for at least a week. That will help give many...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-01-2013, 09:48 PM
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Posted By kitemanks
sounds like a plan man

sounds like a plan man
Forum: Stout 02-28-2013, 09:24 PM
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Posted By kitemanks
You are correct. the secret to this brew is to...

You are correct.
the secret to this brew is to thin it with temps. A long protien rest and then mash at 150 ish. That is if your going for the Guiness Draught style the extra stout is different. You...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-09-2013, 03:31 PM
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Posted By kitemanks
Nice, and new things for my want list too!!! ...

Nice, and new things for my want list too!!!

:ban::mug:
Forum: DIY Projects 12-01-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 24,180
Posted By kitemanks
How far away from your freezer is the tree?? I...

How far away from your freezer is the tree?? I would consider running a large diameter pvc pipe (same diameter as your tree) from your freezer to and possibly into the tree allowing the freezer to...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-01-2012, 09:18 PM
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Posted By kitemanks
Nice start. It looks like a lot to do. I was...

Nice start. It looks like a lot to do. I was lucky when I did mine I had carpet and pad which I tore up in one day. I cleaned the concrete and then got one of those garage paint kits and put that...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-10-2012, 02:42 AM
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Posted By kitemanks
In my area I have to buy the strut material at...

In my area I have to buy the strut material at HD, Lowes, or Menards. The struts are in the electrical dept. and are 18.96 at my retail locations. Commerical plumbing and electrical stores that sell...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-08-2012, 01:38 AM
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Posted By kitemanks
Darkness I would also like to see a close...

Darkness

I would also like to see a close up of your wheel mounting solution. I will be mounting my wheels with the strut in the same configuration. I'm not sure about using right angle...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-08-2012, 01:32 AM
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Views: 252,684
Posted By kitemanks
Darkness, I see that you have some keggs...

Darkness,
I see that you have some keggs covered in bubble wrap and then stretch wrapped. I have used the industrial strength sticky backed 1 1/2 in wide or so velcro from Wal-Mart and it makes...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-04-2012, 03:51 PM
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Posted By kitemanks
I also guess I need to thank you for the overall...

I also guess I need to thank you for the overall thread too. I switched to 10 gallon batches a while ago but still use my old 5 gallon home-made sculpture. I still only use a 10 gallon electrified...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-04-2012, 03:34 PM
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Posted By kitemanks
I have mine shielded from the wind and I also...

I have mine shielded from the wind and I also fire in the garage. The boil kettle bottom should normally be quite aways from the tip of the blue flames this allows all of the little flames to make...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-03-2012, 09:32 PM
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Views: 252,684
Posted By kitemanks
I fire my 20 gallon boil kettle with a slightly...

I fire my 20 gallon boil kettle with a slightly larger jet burner. FYI the burner I have has to be 15 inches below the cooking surface for maximum efficiency and correct burn. A good way to tell is...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-16-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By kitemanks
My pearle don't smell, but the sterling are...

My pearle don't smell, but the sterling are smelling good but there isn't really enough to warrent picking at this time. So your plant did produce later during the traditional harvest time... thats...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-16-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By kitemanks
Hops already flowering in spring

Well you heard it right my vines are flowering for some reason. Last year we had a really dry summer here in KS and I'm wondering if that had something to do with it, or the warm spring and length...
Forum: American Ale 05-12-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,743
Posted By kitemanks
I would love to know what differences you...

I would love to know what differences you tasted?? Was the roast to previlant??
I've been looking to brew this beer lately and came across this thread.
It's worth noting that they have slightly...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 76,796
Posted By kitemanks
Sounds like a good idea. I have done that and...

Sounds like a good idea. I have done that and I'm happy with the set up.


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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-23-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,097
Posted By kitemanks
I Love lacing and or legs on my glass and I...

I Love lacing and or legs on my glass and I always have flaked on hand but many breweries don't use flake anymore. If seems mills are a little tougher than they used to be. This allows the...
Forum: Light Lager 02-18-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 57,070
Posted By kitemanks
Nice! I almost forgot about this recipe until I...

Nice! I almost forgot about this recipe until I got the emails on the thread recently...ya know how it is brewing for friends and Super bowl, but I want to do this one for me. I've pretty much got...
Forum: Stout 02-18-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 107,970
Posted By kitemanks
If it took off that quick you should be fine. If...

If it took off that quick you should be fine. If your worried about attenuation, you could at some yeast nutrient, and O2.
Forum: Light Lager 02-18-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 57,070
Posted By kitemanks
Since it turned out so nice I'm curious about how...

Since it turned out so nice I'm curious about how long it took, and if you used the gelatin? I'm glad your first lager turned out so well. Congrats:mug:
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