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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-29-2014, 08:26 PM
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Posted By DonNowlin
Good to know since I used most of my ingredients...

Good to know since I used most of my ingredients on my last brew in VA. Will definitely stop by to restock when I get there. Thanks!


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,699
Posted By DonNowlin
Looks like I'll be moving to El Paso shortly and...

Looks like I'll be moving to El Paso shortly and am also trying to find brew stores. Currently live near Newport News and the places here are also slim, but adequate. Would be nice to have places I...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-17-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,219
Posted By DonNowlin
I've got a setup very similar. Run the probe and...

I've got a setup very similar. Run the probe and cable for a heating element through a small drilled hole sealed with clay. Velcro'ed the project box to the top of the chamber.


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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-26-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,059
Posted By DonNowlin
Stupid on my part, but putting hot wort in a...

Stupid on my part, but putting hot wort in a Better Bottle will result in the top caving in. Another reason for me to go back to the plastic bucket.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-26-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By DonNowlin
When I used a better bottle, I used a cap/hood...

When I used a better bottle, I used a cap/hood and kept it in place with a worm gear clamp. Another reason I went back to buckets.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-15-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,716
Posted By DonNowlin
Beer porn at its finest.

Beer porn at its finest.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-15-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,270
Posted By DonNowlin
Read about this one today. I'm interested in the...

Read about this one today. I'm interested in the recipe as well.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-11-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By DonNowlin
Mine had several spots that were covered in an...

Mine had several spots that were covered in an oily film. Looked like it had leaked from one spot and possibly dripped to lower spots. Not thick like vasoline though.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-10-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By DonNowlin
Are there any oily spots? I got a wine chiller...

Are there any oily spots? I got a wine chiller from CL that had the same problem. Compressor got really hot, no cooling inside. Had a leak somewhere. Was a really nice looking box with not much use.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,978
Posted By DonNowlin
Ran Starsan through it, but didn't tear it down...

Ran Starsan through it, but didn't tear it down prior to first use. Lesson learned.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-08-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,978
Posted By DonNowlin
And the solution...dirty taps! The picnic...

And the solution...dirty taps! The picnic faucets worked, which narrowed it down to the taps - either the temperature differential or something else. I took them apart, cleaned them, reinstalled,...
Forum: General Techniques 06-08-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By DonNowlin
I don't feel the need to do this. The...

I don't feel the need to do this.
The question was purely academic and hypothetical.
Give the conditions of (1) your kegerator is full of beer, (2) you have a full ferm chamber (mandatory that...
Forum: General Techniques 06-08-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By DonNowlin
Not that I have any intent on trying this...

Not that I have any intent on trying this (usually brew once every two months to keep beer in the pipeline). Just a theory that we came up with off the cuff. But it would be nice if I had the time...
Forum: General Techniques 06-08-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By DonNowlin
Just a theory I was discussing with some friends....

Just a theory I was discussing with some friends. Would it be possible to brew a few different types of wort (hefe, IPA, and wit for example) and before pitching the yeast, store them in a sanitized...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-08-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By DonNowlin
I battled this problem for (literally) two years....

I battled this problem for (literally) two years. I tried longer lines. No luck. Natural carbing rather than force. No luck. Finally after much frustration went back to bottling. Got tired of that...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-03-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By DonNowlin
Nothing against Ranco or Johnson controllers, but...

Nothing against Ranco or Johnson controllers, but if you can wire one of those, you can wIre an STC. Plus you will have a dual stage rather than single stage.
Forum: For Sale 05-28-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By DonNowlin
Item sold.

Item sold.
Forum: For Sale 05-24-2013, 07:38 PM
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Views: 685
Posted By DonNowlin
As far as it's accuracy - if you mean how many...

As far as it's accuracy - if you mean how many degrees is it from a specific point - I've never had it calibrated, so I'd assume that it is accurate. It operates between -30 and +220 with a...
Forum: Want to Buy 05-24-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By DonNowlin
I've got a wired Ranco single stage I no longer...

I've got a wired Ranco single stage I no longer use. Moved to dual stage.
Forum: For Sale 05-24-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By DonNowlin
Ranco ETC-111000 Single Stage Temperature Controller - Wired

I've got a used single stage temp controller for $70 shipped. Wired myself with a power strip. Works great. Pic included.
Forum: Want to Buy 04-16-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By DonNowlin
$50 for the Ranco

$50 for the Ranco
Forum: Want to Buy 04-15-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By DonNowlin
I have a single stage Ranco, already wired if...

I have a single stage Ranco, already wired if interested. Wiring isn't exactly pretty (fully functional and safe), but could be re-done in a few minutes.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-07-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By DonNowlin
And that's my problem. I'm good with changing out...

And that's my problem. I'm good with changing out relays and other electrical issues...but dealing with refrigerant (purging/charging) is beyond my capacity. Is it worth paying to get it repaired or...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-07-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By DonNowlin
Haier wine refrigerator BC112G - bad compressor?

Just got a Haier BC112G from CL for $25 to use as a fermentation chamber. Supposedly the thermostat was broken - unit wasn't cooling. My plan was to bypass the internal thermostat and use the Ranco....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-31-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By DonNowlin
Just heard from Stone. Ruination is 2.42.

Just heard from Stone. Ruination is 2.42.
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