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Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2013, 12:53 PM
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Posted By starman
No issues with denting. The biggest issue I ran...

No issues with denting. The biggest issue I ran into was you still need to let the carbonic acid dissipate for the beer to taste best after a force carb.

I'm not sure about the avanti system...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-27-2013, 03:39 AM
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Posted By starman
Want to touch the shiny!

Want to touch the shiny!
Forum: DIY Projects 07-24-2013, 11:09 AM
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Views: 177,615
Posted By starman
I think he started out with just water but was...

I think he started out with just water but was getting freezing at the coil.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-24-2013, 02:58 AM
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Posted By starman
Ardex is crazy stuff, I've seen a second coat...

Ardex is crazy stuff, I've seen a second coat pull the first off the substrate if not well bonded. You primed so its probably fine but I could see the OSB failing.

When you build the second cool...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-24-2013, 02:43 AM
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Posted By starman
Obviously the tanks are holding temperature well...

Obviously the tanks are holding temperature well but the reservoir really seems to climb quiet a bit. Do you think you could use a larger reservoir for more thermal mass?

Three lagers at once...
Forum: Oregon HomeBrew Forum 07-04-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,546
Posted By starman
Ill be out there next week for work. ...

Ill be out there next week for work. Subscribing, thanks everyone for the comments.

http://www.portlandbeer.org/breweries/map/
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2013, 12:33 PM
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Posted By starman
Is she up to cruising altitude yet? How often do...

Is she up to cruising altitude yet? How often do the zones and main reservoir ac kick on?
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-20-2013, 10:59 AM
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Posted By starman
19c/~66f is a bit low to finish. I would...

19c/~66f is a bit low to finish.

I would bump up the temp to 70F and see if they finish. Belgian strains are frequently goosed at the end.

Also, what was your mash temp? There's a chance...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-19-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 38,414
Posted By starman
According to maxim, the standard sensor has an...

According to maxim, the standard sensor has an operating temperature range of -55C to +125C and is accurate to 0.5C over the range of -10C to +85C. I think the advantage of adding a...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-18-2013, 02:01 AM
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Posted By starman
The trick with avoiding condensation is to keep...

The trick with avoiding condensation is to keep the warm moist air far enough away from the cold surface to avoid dropping below the dew point. The nice thing you have going for you is an arid AZ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By starman
IMO Bottled conditioned beers don't travel as...

IMO Bottled conditioned beers don't travel as well. The yeast gets kicked up and changes the flavor. Also if you travel withthem unchilled then the carbonation could get knocked out of solution....
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-13-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 112,139
Posted By starman
No problem. One other thing which is probably...

No problem. One other thing which is probably not what you want to hear but this beer really is best at about a minimum of 8 weeks after brew day. (4 fermentation / 4 conditioning) Each day after...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-13-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 112,139
Posted By starman
Overshooting your mash temp wouldn't necessarily...

Overshooting your mash temp wouldn't necessarily drop the starting gravity. That said you correct that a high finishing gravity would be expected.

People brewing ridiculously high abv beers will...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-12-2013, 01:31 PM
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Posted By starman
Ah gotcha on the SSR count - had it in my head...

Ah gotcha on the SSR count - had it in my head those were 120v AC valves.

I was thinking of using the submersible fountain pumps that do ~150gph with a short amount of lift and are relatively...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-12-2013, 12:33 AM
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Posted By starman
Its more pex tubing but do you think a...

Its more pex tubing but do you think a submersible fountain pump for each conical would be easier to manage? There's one less SSR and you don't need to pump that much volume.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-11-2013, 12:18 PM
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Posted By starman
I'd skip the cork due to the likelihood of...

I'd skip the cork due to the likelihood of moisture / condensation / spills. The additional r value will be minimal.

Cheap ceramic or a Terra cotta tile - either with some texture would be my...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-10-2013, 12:52 PM
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Posted By starman
Here's the HBT thread. ...

Here's the HBT thread.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/teensypi-networked-temperature-controller-375635/

Its still fairly involved to set up but Jimmy has been supporting it fairly well.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-10-2013, 03:37 AM
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Posted By starman
Very well done. Your chiller / conical table rig...

Very well done. Your chiller / conical table rig + JimmyHugh's rasberrypi brain build for its interface, web access, and ease of adding control zones would be the ultimate fermentation system.
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Forum: General Techniques 05-28-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By starman
Attempted an overnight mash late last night with...

Attempted an overnight mash late last night with the expectation of boiling this morning. Some things popped up and I didn't get back to the mash tun until a few hours ago. The temp had only dropped...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 05-27-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 112,139
Posted By starman
You are correct, don't boil the grain. Sparging...

You are correct, don't boil the grain. Sparging run off into a secondary vessle, BIAB, or creating a new mash tun are all viable options that will result in beer.

Your described way may be a...
Forum: Group Buys 05-26-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 56,511
Posted By starman
Neopol sliced the bag around the perimeter and...

Neopol sliced the bag around the perimeter and then gave it a Bruce Lee whack. See prior photo.

Man all the talk of riding. RIP xl & big blue, they didn't survive pregnancy #2.

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Forum: Group Buys 05-25-2013, 03:27 PM
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Posted By starman
Spunky Dunkers has a pretty good supply of small...

Spunky Dunkers has a pretty good supply of small >50 and medium <$2 but the 5+ gallon are hard to get.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-23-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 59,589
Posted By starman
Have to agree. I did a FFF gum ballhead clone a...

Have to agree. I did a FFF gum ballhead clone a similar grainbill as yours with mosaic and results were very popular.
Forum: Group Buys 05-23-2013, 03:07 AM
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Posted By starman
Heres to no franks and beans!

Heres to no franks and beans!
Forum: Group Buys 05-19-2013, 04:31 PM
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Views: 56,511
Posted By starman
As I'm milling for an 11g batch of Dennys Conn's...

As I'm milling for an 11g batch of Dennys Conn's Wry Smile this thought occurred to me: "OMFG I didn't get enough grain!!"
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