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Forum: DIY Projects 06-27-2013, 03:50 PM
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Posted By gx1400
That is it. Was at work and couldn't get into...

That is it. Was at work and couldn't get into personal email to check order.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-26-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By gx1400
I had a TINY gap in the weather sealing of my...

I had a TINY gap in the weather sealing of my keezer and had a lot of condensation issues. I would recommend making sure you have a solid seal and then throw in a dessicant. I can't remember what's...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2013, 09:06 PM
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Posted By gx1400
I just built a very similar pump box, though not...

I just built a very similar pump box, though not quite as clean (tried to jury-rig tools I had to do the job and ended up buying the tools I should have used after the fact... may rebuild one of...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-04-2013, 10:55 PM
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Posted By gx1400
Washer & Nut suggestion for Thermowell w/ 1/2" NPT Threads

Can anyone suggest a washer (nylon?) and nut (SS or nylon?) for the threads of a 1/2" NPT fitting from a thermowell?

I plan to drill a 3/4" hole in the lid of my HDPE Speidel fermenter, so I'm...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-01-2013, 06:38 PM
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Posted By gx1400
Power supply for Rule 140 Bilge Pump

I bought a Rule 140 Bilge pump to push air into 1 1/2" PVC in my keezer for air circulation.

I've seen this pump recommended, does anyone use this pump? If so, what do you use for a power supply...
Forum: For Sale 12-26-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,582
Posted By gx1400
If you are unable to sell the tool box and/or the...

If you are unable to sell the tool box and/or the quick disconnect fittings and hoses, I would be all over it.

Understand you don't want to part out, but if you change your mind or run into...
Forum: For Sale 12-22-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By gx1400
I upgraded mine to the longer legs last month and...

I upgraded mine to the longer legs last month and have the old ones in my garage back in Albuquerque, NM (in Missouri for the holidays till Jan 2nd). How much would you give for them, pre-shipping?
Forum: DIY Projects 11-19-2012, 11:38 PM
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Posted By gx1400
I've only fermented at ale temps thus far and...

I've only fermented at ale temps thus far and don't need to worry about condensation; when I decide to try a lager, I'll cross that bridge when it comes.



More control over temperature? I...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-18-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 150
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Posted By gx1400
Built mine about a month ago and now have my 2nd...

Built mine about a month ago and now have my 2nd brew fermenting away in it. Works like a champ... fits a 6.5 gallon carboy with no space concerns whatsoever!
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Forum: DIY Projects 08-10-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By gx1400
You sir just made me smile remembering the days...

You sir just made me smile remembering the days of college. Silly MEs
Forum: DIY Projects 08-10-2012, 05:53 PM
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Posted By gx1400
If I were you I'd use the 'clunky' float...

If I were you I'd use the 'clunky' float switches. Two of them: 1) Max fill level so you don't over float and 2) Min liquid level for the heating coil to be submerged but still running (so you don't...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-22-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By gx1400
looks right to me. you may consider putting a...

looks right to me. you may consider putting a fuse in there.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-18-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,818
Posted By gx1400
ya know I came to this thread thinking, really? ...

ya know I came to this thread thinking, really? You need a thread for charts?

but these look pretty handy, will probably print off one for my keezer! Sometime I learn to keep my cynical side at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By gx1400
I made a new MLT for my first solo brew with a...

I made a new MLT for my first solo brew with a CVPC manifold a couple weeks ago, it worked amazingly well, didn't even have to vorlauf. I pulled 2 pitchers and had zero sediment pull. 3/4" CVPC...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-03-2012, 12:23 PM
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Posted By gx1400
Had anyone used this as a fermentation chamber? ...

Had anyone used this as a fermentation chamber? I'm curious if you cut away the door, will it fit a 6.5 gallon carboy? I prefer air locks, but I can handle a blow off tube.

I found one of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By gx1400
I tasted the sample after I checked the gravity,...

I tasted the sample after I checked the gravity, I don't have the experience yet to compare how the end product will taste now vs after carbing. Been sitting around while my buddy brews for the last...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By gx1400
I'll keep that in mind, I need to pick up a thief...

I'll keep that in mind, I need to pick up a thief or turkey baster so I can check mid cycle. Other than lower alcohol, is there going to be a huge downfall? I imagine it may be sweeter than...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By gx1400
First brew - Nut Brown Ale - Gravity off

I brewed a nut brown ale last Saturday (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f67/nut-brown-ag-30187/), my OG was ~1.052 compared to the goal 1.054 which was fine and dandy.

I pitched the 1 pkg of 11g of...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-29-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By gx1400
Can Vassani wine chiller get down to lagering temps?

Looking for a fermentation chamber to use in my apartment without significant modification and have settled on the Vassani 52-bottle wine chiller from Home Depot.

I have an STC-1000 controller in...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-28-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By gx1400
Try zip ties instead of string for more leverage....

Try zip ties instead of string for more leverage. My tried and true strain relief is usually to drill the hole side just the size I need then throw a zip tie on each side.
Forum: Missouri HomeBrew Forum 06-28-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By gx1400
Growler's in Sunset Hills is a pretty fun tap...

Growler's in Sunset Hills is a pretty fun tap room I used to go to every once in a while
Forum: DIY Projects 06-28-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,273
Posted By gx1400
Ack I should have read your entire thread first. ...

Ack I should have read your entire thread first. I see you bypassed the thermostat. That should be simple enough, although I prefer a solution that just keeps the thermostat at it's lowest setting...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-28-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,273
Posted By gx1400
Floor space really. As I said I'm in an...

Floor space really. As I said I'm in an apartment and my roommate puts up with my hobby for the prospect of beer to fill my keezer, but I try to keep the equipment out of his way and in my room.
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Forum: DIY Projects 06-27-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,273
Posted By gx1400
Mini Fridge for 6.5 gallon carboy fermenting? Vassani wine fridge from Home Depot?

I apartment brew so space is a huge factor. I'm trying to find a fermentation chamber that will fit a 6.5 gallon carboy + 3 piece air lock. Thread searches seem to pop up two options:

- Avanti...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-22-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 255,890
Posted By gx1400
I put my controller in the collar then wired the...

I put my controller in the collar then wired the electrical through the rear of the collar and used a plastic electrical box with two plugs for switching. Then I just plugged my keezer into that...
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