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Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2013, 03:03 AM
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Posted By Improv241
Gold, thanks.

Gold, thanks.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2013, 02:36 AM
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Posted By Improv241
Exactly. But how?! :)

Exactly. But how?! :)
Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2013, 02:11 AM
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Views: 512
Posted By Improv241
Keezer Love Controller Help (TSS2-2100) - avoiding cycling compressor

I'm trying to hook up my LOVE controller tonight, and I've spent about 3 hours now learning how to program it. Mostly, I've been playing, thinking about future projects, but my needs are REALLY...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-27-2012, 02:42 AM
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Views: 1,103
Posted By Improv241
Why CO2 tank and regulators inside kegerator?

I've seen the CO2 placed inside and outside the kegerator, but I normally see the regulators inside. Is there any reason why?

I'm looking to potentially place my regulators on the outside for...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-27-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,703
Posted By Improv241
Here is the link for the Danby mini fridge. ...

Here is the link for the Danby mini fridge.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/5893621?adid=22222222227001177963&wmlspartner=wlpa&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=13223134510&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem

Anyone else have...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-26-2012, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Improv241
What's the best mini fridge for kegerator conversion?

Typing this up on my phone since work blocks the forums...so I can't provide links.

The best mini fridge I've found right now is the Danby 4.4 cu ft for $169 at Walmart or Amazon.

Any mini...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-26-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Improv241
Sorry for the delayed response, I was...

Sorry for the delayed response, I was entertaining all weekend. Thanks for any tips. Side note, when I first tasted it, it was around 45-50F and that's when it tasted watery. The next day, when...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-23-2012, 03:40 AM
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Views: 416
Posted By Improv241
taste for hefe slightly off, what is it?

So I tested my first all grain batch today and I was fairly happy, but something was off.

I would say it tasted "watery".

Now, I had over carbed this beer and had to "de-carb" with the CO2 on...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-16-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,560
Posted By Improv241
Its approved! Looks like I'm going to be...

Its approved!

Looks like I'm going to be doing a modded version of A4J's. I'm starting to plan it now and I'll post details as I get further into planning to get some advice from the masses.
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Forum: DIY Projects 10-31-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,560
Posted By Improv241
I need a creative way to hide my keezer...

Problem: I've been kegging for a few months now, and I'm done doing ice baths whenever we have a get-together at my place. I need to build a keezer (space for 4 minimum, 6 preferred) but it needs to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-19-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By Improv241
Alright, I think I've made my decision now. Last...

Alright, I think I've made my decision now. Last question though: is a false bottom necessary for a pot?

It seems to me that if I use hop bags for any loose ingredient, a false bottom serves no...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-09-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By Improv241
I think this is the last set of questions before...

I think this is the last set of questions before I make the plunge. I've decided to go stainless.

Are these two pots really the same product?
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-07-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By Improv241
Great advice from everyone! What's the overall...

Great advice from everyone! What's the overall consensus of aluminum pots? They are extremely inexpensive....but I have heard that it may give off flavors? Any truth to that? Or any other...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-05-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By Improv241
need brew pot suggestions

I've moved up to all grain and now I need a bigger pot.

Anyone have recommendations on 12-15 gallon pots? Price isn't a huge deal, but the less I spend now...then sooner I build my keezer...
...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-18-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Improv241
Question for those who use chest freezers for fermentation

I'm struggling with a chest freezer being both a ferm chamber and a keezer. Has anyone tried to separate a chest freezer into two sections with rigid insulation?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-17-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By Improv241
Help Needed: Storing Brewing Equipment

I'm looking for some creative ways to store all my equipment. I just got start this summer, so I got my 6.5 carboy, 5 gal carboy, brewpot (5 gal), lots of bottles, ingredients, etc.

So does...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Improv241
Great, a quick update. I moved it over into the...

Great, a quick update. I moved it over into the secondary anyways. Figured with this style that clearing is a little more important and i don't want it sitting in the old yeast.

My FG was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-12-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Improv241
haven't taken the FG yet. This is a hypothetical...

haven't taken the FG yet. This is a hypothetical question - if my FG says I'm done, should I go ahead and bottle?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-11-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Improv241
Hmm, Oktoberfest quick fermentation, time to bottle?

So it looks like my oktoberfest finished fermenting after 3 days. So a question to the masses:

I was skeptical that it had finished so quickly (only 3rd brew) so I let it set for another week. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-14-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By Improv241
Issues with designing mini-fridge fermentation chamber

Two big concerns for me:

1. This is going to be in our house, so it has to look nice (no garage...). I have a plan to make it look sleek and think I can pull this off.

2. The biggest issue,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Improv241
Verdict on first brew: SUCCESS!

I went with a Belgian Wit with my first brewing attempt. I wasn't expecting much, but it turned out great!

Now for critique: the beer came out darker than I was expecting (more of a Octoberfest...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-25-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,773
Posted By Improv241
I definitely will. Earliest I would get the...

I definitely will. Earliest I would get the fridge is the week after labor day. I'll keep things updated. Thanks for all the advice!
Forum: DIY Projects 08-24-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,773
Posted By Improv241
Great, thanks for everyone chiming in. The plans...

Great, thanks for everyone chiming in. The plans I found look like the coils are on the back of the fridge, so I may be in luck about cutting a hole through the freezers floor.

As for aesthetics,...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-24-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,773
Posted By Improv241
Just a fermentation cabinet. I would need to make...

Just a fermentation cabinet. I would need to make it look pretty through to get the wife's approval. But I've got that under control.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-24-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,773
Posted By Improv241
I was thinking about making it one giant...

I was thinking about making it one giant refridgerator. Cutting a hole in between the freezer and refridgerator section to maximize carboy space.
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