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Forum: DIY Projects 07-22-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,316
Posted By BrothOfVigor
I use a magnetic stir bar in the kettle to...

I use a magnetic stir bar in the kettle to increase cooling efficiency of a built-in immersion/HERMS. Works great and you don't have to fuss with a big ol mechanical stirrer.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-13-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By BrothOfVigor
The plants don't look that large and your soil...

The plants don't look that large and your soil looks fine (i.e., not playground sand) so I would really doubt that you are running into a deficiency this early in the game. They look kind of fried...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-29-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By BrothOfVigor
I don't know anything about converting it to a...

I don't know anything about converting it to a combo rig/serving station, but it seems like you got a good deal. In my brief hunt for towers, aesthetically pleasing brass towers don't come cheap. If...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-29-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,627
Posted By BrothOfVigor
I've had something similar happen with a much...

I've had something similar happen with a much smaller FB and smaller bill, but also a result of stuck drainage with a recirculating run. Seems that those pumps can put some serious suction pressure...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By BrothOfVigor
I've never done it but I am very interested to...

I've never done it but I am very interested to see if you get a nice apple flavor in the final beer. Keep us posted!
Forum: Hops Growing 04-09-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Thanks for the reply Jipper. I did get a speedy...

Thanks for the reply Jipper. I did get a speedy response from the support staff. Thank you very much for your support, I really appreciate how MoreBeer has handled this. Turned my frown upside down!...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-08-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Nasty Moldy Rhizomes

So I pre-ordered three varieties of rhizomes (3 each) from MoreBeer back in early January. The long anticipated package arrived today and much to my disappointment, the rhizomes were sent in a...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-06-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,356
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Did you have the overhead horizontal lines last...

Did you have the overhead horizontal lines last year? If so, was it relatively easy to train them? Sure would look pretty having a ceiling of bines!
Forum: Hops Growing 04-02-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By BrothOfVigor
I wish i put casters on mine :( If its not...

I wish i put casters on mine :(

If its not too late it'd be a good idea to drill some drainage holes in the bottom. Unsurprisingly these planters are pretty good at holding water!
Forum: Hops Growing 03-19-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Don't worry Clover. It's more of an anticipated...

Don't worry Clover. It's more of an anticipated effect, you know? I'm hoping that the trellis induces such behavior. If 3D warehouse weren't sexually biased, I totally would have added myself as a...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-19-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Its my SWMBO obviously! We have a large fence to...

Its my SWMBO obviously! We have a large fence to keep out wandering ladies. Dont you?


On a practical note. If I use 12' 4x4's will burying them 3' and seal in with concrete be a safe bet for...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-18-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By BrothOfVigor
He is a veggie lover. We'll have to be careful!

He is a veggie lover. We'll have to be careful!
Forum: Hops Growing 03-17-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Three-zone Trellis Build

In anticipation for my rhizomes to arrive this year I decided to get a head start on my trellis design. I got a bit carried away with 3D warehouse, but it helps add scale! The system will have three...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-10-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,887
Posted By BrothOfVigor
I decided to run a batch with passive heating of...

I decided to run a batch with passive heating of the mash tun water. Below is a figure of the temperature trace from start up to drain out. I really liked this method. While the initial temperatures...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-26-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By BrothOfVigor
I finished this up over the weekend. Here are a...

I finished this up over the weekend. Here are a few photos.

The front controls, including main power on/off, light on/off, and inside outlet on/off.
http://i.imgur.com/D81PSIS.jpg

As a heat...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-17-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Heat-Only Fermentation Chamber

In short, another DIY fermentation chamber using the famed e-bay temperature controller, the STC-1000. With no need for cooling, it will be a heat-only cabinet.

I'm lucky enough to live in a place...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-13-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 1,947,375
Posted By BrothOfVigor
So they do makes wheels for those little shelves....

So they do makes wheels for those little shelves. I've gone trough hell and high water looking for some to no avail. Did you find them at lowes as well (presumably next to the shelves an not in some...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-11-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,887
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Thanks kpr! You're right that the "set it...

Thanks kpr!

You're right that the "set it and forget it" mode would work just fine. In one of the above figures I heated the MT by recirculating. Based off of that it would only take a little...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-06-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,887
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Thanks guys I appreciate it! The graphs were...

Thanks guys I appreciate it!

The graphs were made with pen, paper, and patience. A good opportunity to read. For science!
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-06-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,887
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Hi Josh, Pretty close. I had a stock pot of...

Hi Josh,

Pretty close. I had a stock pot of extra water on the stove heating up while the kettle heated. Once the set point was reached I transferred the right volume to the cooler. Using the hot...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-12-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,887
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Sorry for the delay. The insulation is from...

Sorry for the delay.

The insulation is from McMaster. They sell it in bulk sheets by the foot for a really reasonable price. I just ordered 2' so I would have plenty for the kettle wall, bottom,...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-01-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 1,947,375
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Here is my just-completed 120V E-HERMS. I have...

Here is my just-completed 120V E-HERMS. I have yet to do a batch on it, but I'm happy with the testing so far and hope to brew mid-Jan. Link to build thread....
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-01-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,887
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Here is one more photo of the system all packed...

Here is one more photo of the system all packed up and ready for slumber in its closet lair.

http://i.imgur.com/QQRQT.jpg?1
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-01-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,887
Posted By BrothOfVigor
Did some HERMS testing with the mash tun and pump...

Did some HERMS testing with the mash tun and pump hooked up. The kettle was filled with 15.25L of water, just above the HERMS coil, and the cooler was filled with about 14L of water. The temperature...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-30-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By BrothOfVigor
I have a stir bar in my 5 gallon kettle and it...

I have a stir bar in my 5 gallon kettle and it does a fine job. From my trial and error I would suggest using a little 120V desk fan with a dimmer switch/knob worked in. My unit uses a 12V fan that...
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