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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2014, 05:04 PM
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Pick Me.

Pick Me.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-21-2014, 06:44 PM
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scoobyd63, I had to use the digital interface for...

scoobyd63, I had to use the digital interface for mine as well. I figured the reason was due to the OneWire libraries for Arduino that I am using to test my configuration were coded to use the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-08-2013, 07:46 PM
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+ 18 = 25712

+ 18 = 25712
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-17-2011, 08:24 PM
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I didn't taste anything that would be considered...

I didn't taste anything that would be considered buttery, however the texture was oily and it persisted until I drank some water.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-17-2011, 08:10 PM
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Posted By dprbrts42
Okay, after two weeks in the bottle. (I know it...

Okay, after two weeks in the bottle. (I know it is young...) There is a slick feeling on the tongue that persists well after the swallow. I don't perceive any off flavors just this texture. Any...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2011, 11:29 PM
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Posted By dprbrts42
The kit instructions didn't specify a FG. They...

The kit instructions didn't specify a FG. They have links to the promash analysis however, it didn't specify a FG either. It's been fermenting since 9-10 which means we will be at the three week...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2011, 11:15 PM
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Posted By dprbrts42
I am certainly interested :)

I am certainly interested :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2011, 12:09 PM
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Posted By dprbrts42
Quick note: after fermenting for 20 days I tested...

Quick note: after fermenting for 20 days I tested the FG whcih wound up 1.021. Of course we tried it and the taste was fantastic. I am looking forward to bottling and once conditioned I think it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2011, 04:59 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
I can say that the yeast is indeed fine, I have a...

I can say that the yeast is indeed fine, I have a second batch that is fermenting like crazy right now using this yeast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2011, 02:51 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
We took our first hydrometer check tonight and it...

We took our first hydrometer check tonight and it is sitting at 1.021 @ 68 degrees. The taste was great! This seems to be the average FG reading from what I have found on the interwebs. Does...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2011, 04:35 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
Thank you guys :) :mug:

Thank you guys :) :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2011, 04:16 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
The OG was slightly higher than the recipe...

The OG was slightly higher than the recipe estimated at 1.064. I've not taken a gravity reading since due to not wanting to accidentally mess something up. If it is normal and I monkey around and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2011, 04:15 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
Oh and the "ring" of bubbles there seems to match...

Oh and the "ring" of bubbles there seems to match the divot in the better bottle and I'm not really worried about an infection or anything nasty going on.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2011, 04:12 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
Sanity Check Please...

I brewed my first batch which is the NB kit, Caribou Slobber on 9/10 and feel like I did everything pretty cleanly. I am concerned that I may have pitched the yeast too hot. I neglected to take a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-18-2011, 03:13 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
Now comes the waiting... and multiple trips to...

Now comes the waiting... and multiple trips to peek at the fermentation chamber and multiple visits to your online store for your next ingredient kit and multiple trips to peek at the fermentation...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2011, 02:19 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
I'm not running it below 64 at the moment, as I...

I'm not running it below 64 at the moment, as I have an ale in there percolating away.

When I first built the chamber I had it at 45, but didn't get it any lower and I hadn't considered testing...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2011, 01:55 AM
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I'm sitting beside it as we type, and it is off...

I'm sitting beside it as we type, and it is off and remains off for quite a while. I have my temp difference set to 4 degrees so it will fluctuate 4 degrees to the hot side before kicking on. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2011, 01:51 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
I wound up caulking mine, but I would like to...

I wound up caulking mine, but I would like to seal some other areas up for expansion later down the road. My insulation was not silver like yours it was this very slick pink stuff. The foil stuck...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2011, 01:49 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
You are correct, the enclosure that I used was an...

You are correct, the enclosure that I used was an old external CD-ROM housing. Computer components are designed to run off of 12V DC and 5V DC so the enclosure had the appropriate power built in. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2011, 01:41 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
Nice build you've got there. On your build...

Nice build you've got there.

On your build do you have a problem with the foil tape slowly unsticking itself from the insulation? I had mine taped up and all of the tape eventually peeled loose.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2011, 01:35 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
Sure, These are two CPU fans that I had...

Sure,

These are two CPU fans that I had laying around. They both operate at 12V so I soldered both of their power wires together and soldered that to a pair of wires that led to my enclosure. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2011, 11:08 PM
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Posted By dprbrts42
I'm sure someone with more xp can comment here,...

I'm sure someone with more xp can comment here, but as far as the warnings on the label, Starsan suggest rinsing for 15 min upon skin contact which freaked my brew partner and I out. after some more...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-13-2011, 02:42 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
My least favorite brewing task so far....

OxyClean in a huge Rubbermaid container made for lighter work, but some of those labels took quite a bit of soaking. One in particular just wasn't softening at all even after 24+hours of soaking......
Forum: DIY Projects 09-12-2011, 12:21 AM
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Posted By dprbrts42
Thank you guys. :)

Thank you guys. :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-11-2011, 10:40 PM
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Posted By dprbrts42
The brewing chamber was a must as the wife will...

The brewing chamber was a must as the wife will not allow the beer inside which left the garage as my only choice. Current ambient temp in garage is 90 degrees.

The kit did come with about a half...
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