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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-26-2013, 09:06 PM
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Posted By T-Dan
yup, I'm in!

yup, I'm in!
Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2013, 11:44 AM
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Views: 340
Posted By T-Dan
I have been brewing for a year and a half and...

I have been brewing for a year and a half and have not needed to heat at all. It does sometimes get a bit cool in the winter, but the temp in my garage has stayed up pretty well. ...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-21-2013, 11:04 AM
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Posted By T-Dan
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-11-2013, 11:40 AM
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Posted By T-Dan
My dog seems to love wort and dropped grains. I...

My dog seems to love wort and dropped grains. I don't feed it to him, but drops on the floor sure get wiped up quick..... ;)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By T-Dan
I have a 10 gal round cooler i made into a mash...

I have a 10 gal round cooler i made into a mash tun. (plenty of online tutorials on that). don't bother getting a 5 gal, you'll just kick yourself and get the 10 gal later anyway. (my 5 gal is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-10-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By T-Dan
If you want to make something extra special and...

If you want to make something extra special and big, go for a barleywine. you have plenty of time to let it ferment for a few months, and they get better with age.

I bought smaller 6 oz...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-28-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By T-Dan
i agree with moer rye. i made a couple Rye IPAs...

i agree with moer rye. i made a couple Rye IPAs and should have had more than a pound of rye in each.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-28-2013, 05:29 PM
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Posted By T-Dan
No leaks, but I do sometimes disconnect the beer...

No leaks, but I do sometimes disconnect the beer out line. This is more so our boys, 13 and 17, don't accidentally pour themselves a drink..... or to make sure there are no loses should the cat...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By T-Dan
Check out the app "myBeerNation" on your phone or...

Check out the app "myBeerNation" on your phone or tablet. I check that everytime i am in a new place.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-27-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By T-Dan
I typically use 9 gallons of water per 5.5 gallon...

I typically use 9 gallons of water per 5.5 gallon batch, Which includes a mix of 6 gals distilled and 3 gallons tap. I try to save about a half gallon of the distilled in case i need it for a hop...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-26-2013, 07:39 PM
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Views: 2,351
Posted By T-Dan
i fit 4 kegs and a 10 lbs CO2 tank on the bottom...

i fit 4 kegs and a 10 lbs CO2 tank on the bottom of an 8.8, and have room on the shelf for other bottled beers. I even have a basket left in for more beers and yeast.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-26-2013, 07:31 PM
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Views: 737
Posted By T-Dan
For this reason, when i bottled i preferred 16 oz...

For this reason, when i bottled i preferred 16 oz bottles. still some loss at the end of the pour, but more beer in the glass!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-26-2013, 02:05 PM
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Views: 2,351
Posted By T-Dan
+1 cost me about $1K-$1.2K with a new 8.8 cf...

+1

cost me about $1K-$1.2K with a new 8.8 cf black chest freezer. Used the Billy Brew version as a model. 4 taps, 545 flow control perlicks.
Forum: Introductions 03-23-2013, 02:57 PM
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Views: 37
Posted By T-Dan
Always glad to see locals joining!

Always glad to see locals joining!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2013, 12:50 PM
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Views: 2,121
Posted By T-Dan
In my brew software i created two "all grain"...

In my brew software i created two "all grain" profiles for this reason. One with high hop use, one with low hop use. I changed the amount of loss to the trub to take into account the higher losses...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 84,480
Posted By T-Dan
I grudgingly agree about the wing size, but it...

I grudgingly agree about the wing size, but it is the best sauce. tried suicidal; they are good but not when i want a lot. the best time to be there is when they are making contest wings. you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-22-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By T-Dan
are you making a 5 gallon batch? The 9.88 gals...

are you making a 5 gallon batch? The 9.88 gals water sounds like a lot to me for less than 12 lbs of grain. I would assume about 1.5 gallons lost to the grain, which leaves you with about 8.38...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-22-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By T-Dan
I do the same with a strianer. helps in aerating...

I do the same with a strianer. helps in aerating at the same time. I wouldn't use it to strain at any other time though due to the oxygen that is added in the process.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-22-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By T-Dan
that is the way i usually step mash, but I aim...

that is the way i usually step mash, but I aim for .8 gt/gal in the first step. that means less strike water in that step, at a higher temp. then your amount of water may vary slightly in step 2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-20-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By T-Dan
I'm from florida as well. for my first few...

I'm from florida as well. for my first few batches, i fermented a bit hot, then started lowering hte A/C during fermentation. SWMBO didn't like that idea much. So i finally bought a small chest...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-06-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By T-Dan
The disconnects come in barbed or MFL. it is...

The disconnects come in barbed or MFL. it is user preference. but you will need a barb to connect to the line, so you have to add the swivel nut with barb to the MFL connection. I did that on the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-06-2013, 10:58 AM
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Views: 652
Posted By T-Dan
This was my part list from ritebrew.com when i...

This was my part list from ritebrew.com when i built mine.

10lb. Aluminum CO2 tank - New
1 $79.49 $79.49
Drip Tray - Stainless - 14" wide
1 $29.99 $29.99
Kleen Plug
4 $3.09 $12.36 ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-28-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 84,480
Posted By T-Dan
Congrats! I'll have to check you out next time I...

Congrats! I'll have to check you out next time I am up there and go to Wendall's for my 3.5 wing fix!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-05-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 169,931
Posted By T-Dan
Holy Cow, that is a lot of stuff. Don't know...

Holy Cow, that is a lot of stuff. Don't know what I would do with some of it, but There is a lot there I could use!!

I'm in!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-29-2013, 02:02 PM
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Posted By T-Dan
The drip tray has been added and now all I need...

The drip tray has been added and now all I need is a thermometer. (temp control and fan connect into the back.)
Thanks to Billy Brew for the concept and design ideas.
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