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Forum: DIY Projects 01-20-2011, 09:20 PM
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Posted By jajabee
Wow, hard to believe so much time has gone by! ...

Wow, hard to believe so much time has gone by!

This project was abruptly interrupted by us buying a house and moving, which put a stop to a lot of my little garage projects. By the time I was...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-14-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By jajabee
Haha, a huge CFC would be cool, but I don't know...

Haha, a huge CFC would be cool, but I don't know where I'd drain the hot water in the basement. :) And yeah, I'd need a second person downstairs monitoring the fermenter, to make sure the wort...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-14-2010, 12:12 AM
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Posted By jajabee
The middle would work great, that'd let me extend...

The middle would work great, that'd let me extend the tubing easily if needed. And yeah, I have a hopstopper, so it shouldn't be super gunky in there. Which is the plate chiller that you can...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-13-2010, 11:31 PM
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Posted By jajabee
Thanks guys. I really can't carry it down the...

Thanks guys. I really can't carry it down the stairs, I'm pregnant and weak-armed. ;) Otherwise, the basement is the perfect spot for fermenting.

I'll try a hose with water, see what happens....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-13-2010, 09:19 PM
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Posted By jajabee
Brew on back deck, ferment in basement... how to move wort?

So as the title says, I'm interested in doing my brewing on the back deck (level with the main floor), and fermenting in the basement. I don't want to have to carry the wort downstairs. There's a...
Forum: Oregon HomeBrew Forum 11-08-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,946
Posted By jajabee
They haven't posted the full results, but here's...

They haven't posted the full results, but here's the email they sent out yesterday:

Best of Show - Bill Schneller - Sour Ale - Gueuze
2nd Place - Mark Easton - American Ale - American Pale Ale...
Forum: For Sale 11-03-2009, 07:15 PM
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Posted By jajabee
1BBL brewery - Craigslist - Not Mine

Just saw this on Craigslist, seems like a great deal. Note that this is Vancouver, WA, not Canada.

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/for/1448788566.html
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 11-01-2009, 01:29 AM
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Posted By jajabee
Mine's been in the bottle for a week now, and...

Mine's been in the bottle for a week now, and wow, I think I went a little overboard on the spices!! I added 1 tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice at flameout and 1tsp at bottling, and dang, it tastes like a...
Forum: Oregon HomeBrew Forum 10-22-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By jajabee
I just entered, only one entry, but it's also my...

I just entered, only one entry, but it's also my first competition! Good luck Pico, unless you entered in 21A.... ;)
Forum: DIY Projects 10-22-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
Okay, so now I have the rack working the way I...

Okay, so now I have the rack working the way I want it. It's braced so it doesn't wobble all over the place, there's a counterweight to make it lighter, and I used some super strong magnets to hold...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-20-2009, 03:10 PM
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Posted By jajabee
I actually don't have to fill to the rim, since...

I actually don't have to fill to the rim, since the fill tubes are open... they leave behind most of the liquid they displace, unlike the usual bottling wands. So the siphon level might actually...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-20-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
Heh, can you tell I've never used a pump? :) ...

Heh, can you tell I've never used a pump? :) Back pressure, does that just mean putting the bucket above the pump, so there's a gravity feed going in?
Forum: DIY Projects 10-20-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
Okay, the pump and arrived today. Put the...

Okay, the pump and arrived today. Put the manifold up on a rack using drawer tracks (thanks Brewmoor!), but it doesn't have a counterweight yet to make raising and lowering the fill heads easier. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-15-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
Oh man, I wish I could buy you a beer and pick...

Oh man, I wish I could buy you a beer and pick your brain sometime. :) I can't seem to visualize what sort of system would do this. The bottles would sit on a platform that raises and lowers,...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-15-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
Hmm, how is raising/lowering the bottles easier...

Hmm, how is raising/lowering the bottles easier than raise/lowering the manifold? Wouldn't the full bottles be a lot heavier to support?
Forum: DIY Projects 10-15-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
I'm wondering if anyone can give me some pointers...

I'm wondering if anyone can give me some pointers on how to best raise/lower the manifold. It's fairly heavy, so I'm planning on doing it by hand, but i don't want to have to futz with it. Ideally...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-14-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,823
Posted By jajabee
Okay, here's today's fill test: ...

Okay, here's today's fill test:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl5gW2sZ_bw

Now, it's not 100% perfect, but I didn't expect it to be at this point. :) I don't have the pump yet, so I'm feeding...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-14-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
For situations like that, my 4-port bottling...

For situations like that, my 4-port bottling bucket works great. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/bottlingbucket.jpg
Forum: DIY Projects 10-14-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,823
Posted By jajabee
Hmm, I guess I don't mind the capping, it's...

Hmm, I guess I don't mind the capping, it's really just waiting for the bottles to fill that makes me daydream about speeding the process up. :) I also don't like having to do one thing at a time,...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-13-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
Hehe, that took about 11 posts longer than I...

Hehe, that took about 11 posts longer than I expected. ;)
Forum: DIY Projects 10-13-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
Yes and yes. :) I enjoy the hell out of this...

Yes and yes. :) I enjoy the hell out of this stuff.

So I looked more into the 8-channel system, and it looks like the max flow rate is about 1oz a minute. They make a "high flow" system that...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-13-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
I've thought about gravity-feeding it, and I...

I've thought about gravity-feeding it, and I might still do that, but there's a couple of problems... one is that the bucket would have to be something like 6 feet up in the air if I didn't want to...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-13-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
Holy cow! I've never seen a pump like that...

Holy cow! I've never seen a pump like that before. I wonder what size tubes it can take? I could redesign the whole system, and just stick 8 tubes in the bottling bucket... ooooh.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-13-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By jajabee
So I'm looking at self-priming diaphragm pumps to...

So I'm looking at self-priming diaphragm pumps to move the beer from the bucket to the manifolds. Obviously this one would work: ...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-13-2009, 05:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,823
Posted By jajabee
Semi-automatic Bottling Line

Okay, so I make a decent amount of beer, but hardly drink any of it. I want it all in bottles so I can share it with friends easily. Right? :) But I still don't really like the bottling process. ...
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