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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-25-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,569
Posted By MacBruver
I started having all sorts of issues with my...

I started having all sorts of issues with my regulator, so I took it apart to rebuild it... and I found quite a bit of corrosion, and one of the gauges was stuck as well. It was a really cheap...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-25-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 55,526
Posted By MacBruver
It was a bit of a rollercoaster ride reading this...

It was a bit of a rollercoaster ride reading this thread through from start to finish... I got to your first post about FB and hit the "404 not found page" and just assumed your brewery had gone the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-10-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By MacBruver
Try again: Specifications Hot Water Use...

Try again:

Specifications

Hot Water Use No
Forum: DIY Projects 05-26-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 70,324
Posted By MacBruver
Ah, gotcha. I bought all male-threaded QD's with...

Ah, gotcha. I bought all male-threaded QD's with the plan to do the street elbows, so I'm out of luck on those ones.

He also just has plain, straight 5/8" hose barbs for only $8 ea... that's the...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-25-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 70,324
Posted By MacBruver
Do you have a picture of one of the fittings?

Do you have a picture of one of the fittings?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-05-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,423
Posted By MacBruver
Thankfully that is not one of my carboys- just a...

Thankfully that is not one of my carboys- just a picture I found searching google for "carboy handle broken"... you can see a bunch of pictures just like that one, or some others where it separated...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-05-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,423
Posted By MacBruver
If you carry around a full carboy with a carboy...

If you carry around a full carboy with a carboy carrier handle, you are asking for trouble. You can look forward to something like this:
...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-09-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,085
Posted By MacBruver
My only question is... what are you gonna do the...

My only question is... what are you gonna do the next time there's 4" of water in that spot?
Forum: DIY Projects 09-27-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,655
Posted By MacBruver
I wouldn't do boiling water.... people have...

I wouldn't do boiling water.... people have warped/cracked/destroyed their cooler mash tuns using boiling water. Try 160-170f. That'll be hot enough to tell you if it will work well without danger...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-26-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By MacBruver
Wow... 100F delta at 2gpm... that rocks! Very...

Wow... 100F delta at 2gpm... that rocks! Very interested to see more pics of it.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-24-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By MacBruver
It is a replacement for a Love controller at an...

It is a replacement for a Love controller at an incredibly cheap price... but even a Love controller is not suitable for a RIMS. You just can't cycle the element on and off fast enough with a...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-24-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By MacBruver
One other thing to consider is that it's not...

One other thing to consider is that it's not really designed for cycling an element on and off as fast as a PID does. A PID with an SSR has the ability to "throttle" a heating element down by using...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-24-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,788
Posted By MacBruver
I randomly found a reference to tafelbier when I...

I randomly found a reference to tafelbier when I was looking through the wikipedia article on Belgian beers.. I will definitely be trying this! I may try to squeak a few more IBU's in there......
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-23-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By MacBruver
The only thing you might want to be careful of is...

The only thing you might want to be careful of is if the glass (and more likely the cap) can handle the pressure from a gallon of homebrew. The bigger the bottle, the thicker the glass needs to be.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-22-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,245
Posted By MacBruver
Anybody who is really serious about step mashing...

Anybody who is really serious about step mashing with a cooler uses either a RIMS or HERMS system, as opposed to infusions. It's too much of a pain in the ass to mash super thick and calculate all...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-22-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,211
Posted By MacBruver
There's no vent of any sort to let air in. CO2...

There's no vent of any sort to let air in. CO2 will fill the head space, coming out of solution from the beer. You'll be able to serve a few pints from it, but the beer will eventually go flat as...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-21-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By MacBruver
If it's good stainless, a magnet won't stick to...

If it's good stainless, a magnet won't stick to it either. I've never heard of an aluminum firestone keg.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-20-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,503
Posted By MacBruver
Mine came out pretty good... not nearly enough...

Mine came out pretty good... not nearly enough orange/vanilla flavor though compared to the original. I had already bought the non-sugar-free syrups, and I think the bit of fermentation that...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-18-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,478
Posted By MacBruver
Here you go:...

Here you go: http://www.electronickits.com/kit/complete/elec/ck1610.htm

You would just need a cheap USB/serial converter and you're good to go. That one will even directly switch 120V/15A, so you...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-15-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By MacBruver
ONE view? Sheesh... :(

ONE view? Sheesh... :(
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-14-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By MacBruver
First batch of wine from fresh juice, a couple questions...

File me under the "yet another homebrewer trying out winemaking" category. I got an email forward about a local winery selling red zin juice for $5 a gallon and I figured- that's a price I can...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-08-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,259
Posted By MacBruver
You'll need to start the mash really thick, like...

You'll need to start the mash really thick, like 1qt/lb or less, and then when you need to raise it to your second rest temperature, add boiling water to get it there. There are calculators all over...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-04-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By MacBruver
I'd say you have two realistic choices- either...

I'd say you have two realistic choices- either find somewhere nearby that has a tube beading tool, or use some compression unions on the end. Anything less than that is not going to reliably hold...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-03-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,916
Posted By MacBruver
If you don't have any BKF, a thin paste of...

If you don't have any BKF, a thin paste of regular table salt and white vinegar will shine it up nicely.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-27-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By MacBruver
Huh- never noticed you were here in OC, arturo......

Huh- never noticed you were here in OC, arturo... you brew with any clubs?
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