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Forum: DIY Projects 02-01-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,779
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I say go for it. You'll learn a lot in the...

I say go for it. You'll learn a lot in the process. Just remember always practice on a scrap piece before trying the real deal. Especially true when working with the dowel rig. Fortunately you'll...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-31-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,779
Posted By specialized
The plywood panels were attached to the oak...

The plywood panels were attached to the oak borders by routing the inside edge of the oak borders the same thickness of the plywood. I then glued the panels in from behind.

I used dowel joints...
Forum: Specialty Beer 11-28-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,295
Posted By specialized
Haha, happy to help. Those two strains...

Haha, happy to help.

Those two strains should be close enough. I say go for it!
Forum: Specialty Beer 11-28-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,295
Posted By specialized
Buy Whirlfloc tablets and throw one in with 15...

Buy Whirlfloc tablets and throw one in with 15 minutes left in the boil.


http://www.midwestsupplies.com/whirlfloc-tablets-10-tablets.html
Forum: Specialty Beer 11-28-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,295
Posted By specialized
I taste more of a nutmeg flavor in the...

I taste more of a nutmeg flavor in the pre-ground. Reason being (I think) is that when I ground it the grinds were crumb sized. Pre-ground is much finer, I'm guessing which disperses the flavor...
Forum: Specialty Beer 11-28-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,295
Posted By specialized
First time I used McCormick ground cinnamon and...

First time I used McCormick ground cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg. This time around I just used McCormick ground cinnamon and already ground nutmeg.

I'd be wary of adding whole cinnamon...
Forum: Specialty Beer 11-26-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,295
Posted By specialized
Here's another picture I took from the original...

Here's another picture I took from the original batch. Finally got to uploading it, some 2 years later.
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Forum: Specialty Beer 11-26-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,295
Posted By specialized
This one does take a little longer to mellow out....

This one does take a little longer to mellow out. The floaties are the cinnamon and nutmeg, they don't dissolve, just sort of sit there on the top. However their flavors do disperse throughout the...
Forum: General Techniques 06-25-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,729
Posted By specialized
Watch out for "beer dermatitis" when working with...

Watch out for "beer dermatitis" when working with limes and sun. Search it on google. Happened to someone I know, it's not serious but can stain your skin for a few months. Just an FYI.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-22-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 259,975
Posted By specialized
I did pretty much what you're describing. It's a...

I did pretty much what you're describing. It's a tight fit, but it is possible. Check out page 2 on the link i just posted to see 4 kegs and a 5lb CO2 tank fitting in a 7.0CF freezer.
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-22-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By specialized
I agree with DeafSmith. Usually it takes my...

I agree with DeafSmith. Usually it takes my beers around 3 weeks for the chill haze to dissipate.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-22-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By specialized
I think what you're afraid of is skunking your...

I think what you're afraid of is skunking your beer. That occurs when sunlight (UV) begins breakign down hop molecules giving that skunk taste. Your beer will be fine if removed from the kegerator....
Forum: DIY Projects 03-26-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 259,975
Posted By specialized
How about pushing the collar back slightly so...

How about pushing the collar back slightly so that it sits flush on the closed hinge? IF that makes the front not flush - and unacceptable in your opinion then I'd just add some washers as a spacer...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,706
Posted By specialized
I like it. Keep up the good work. Saving...

I like it. Keep up the good work.

Saving this page for later.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,215
Posted By specialized
What's the point of the fan?

What's the point of the fan?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By specialized
Still have some on tap, the stuff is great. ...

Still have some on tap, the stuff is great. Never got around to doing a direct comparison with the harpoon stuff. But i'd wager it's pretty similar. This beer is worth making - it can hold its...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-07-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By specialized
I think first I'll try the washer route. I'll...

I think first I'll try the washer route. I'll post back here with success/failure. I should try it this weekend.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-04-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By specialized
Stainless Shank Flange

Hey all, question for those of you using a stainless steel shank flange as seen here:

http://www.kegworks.com/stainless-steel-flange-for-shank-773-p20694

When tightening the shank does the...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,779
Posted By specialized
I'm not sure I fully understand your question,...

I'm not sure I fully understand your question, but here goes:

The reason I built a frame that surrounded the freezer, rather than attach the plywood covering directly to the freezer has to do with...
Forum: Specialty Beer 01-02-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,295
Posted By specialized
The recipe below will get you a 6% abv. But I'm...

The recipe below will get you a 6% abv. But I'm not sure how it will taste. Really I just took away the Malt Extracts and increased the 2-row. Not sure how that will compare with the original. I...
Forum: Specialty Beer 12-23-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,295
Posted By specialized
I was at the bar earlier this week and Harpoon...

I was at the bar earlier this week and Harpoon Winter Warmer was on tap, decided to give it a try. Wow has that beer changed, and not for the better. Tasted like bubblegum, not like what I remember...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-14-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,272
Posted By specialized
That's so cool. Can you give us any more info???

That's so cool. Can you give us any more info???
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-13-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By specialized
So I brewed this recipe on June 2nd. I overshot...

So I brewed this recipe on June 2nd. I overshot my OG by a few points and it fermented out pretty hard. Ended at OG 1.066, and 10 days later am at 1.016. Right now I'm dry hopping it, so I'll wait...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-11-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By specialized
use the ones that came with. They'll work fine. ...

use the ones that came with. They'll work fine. I built a keezer with a coffin box and the stock hinges support all that weight.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-07-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By specialized
back in my college days I used to think that...

back in my college days I used to think that skunking a beer happened when a beer was cooled and then warmed up and then cooled again. However really it's from uv rays reacting with hop molecules. ...
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