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Forum: DIY Projects 02-13-2014, 03:54 PM
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Posted By scone
Not to bring an old thread back from the dead but...

Not to bring an old thread back from the dead but i just found this while googling, and the topic is so spot on...

I'm thinking about doing the exact same thing: using a chest freezer I currently...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-23-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By scone
Yeah totally. My point being that if I buy a good...

Yeah totally. My point being that if I buy a good gauge, the project is like $75+ after all is said and done. I was trying to think of a way to do this without spending so much, and figured that a $7...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-23-2012, 07:54 PM
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Views: 479
Posted By scone
Points well taken, but I've seen several...

Points well taken, but I've seen several complaints about the cheap ones corroding after a year or two in the lagerator. I also wonder about the accuracy of a $7 gauge, and it seems to me that it's...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-23-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By scone
Spunding valve but without the pressure gauge?

I was thinking about building an 'ultra' cheapo spunding valve system for pressure fermentation but leaving the pressure gauge out of it and just using one of these (plus some hose and a barb or...
Forum: Brew Science 09-15-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,836
Posted By scone
I'm thoroughly unqualified to answer your...

I'm thoroughly unqualified to answer your question given that I just started messing with my water myself. :D But yeah, I would think it is, but then again I've also read that some people prefer a...
Forum: Brew Science 09-13-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,836
Posted By scone
Unfortunately unless I dilute with distilled...

Unfortunately unless I dilute with distilled water, the only way for me to reach 40+ppm Ca is to use both gypsum and calcium chloride (if I try to just use CaCl2 my chloride goes above 100ppm, which...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-13-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By scone
I've never quite gotten around to installing a...

I've never quite gotten around to installing a thermowell on anything, so I don't really know the effect of my temp swings on the fermentation. Does a three degree shift still result in stable...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-13-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By scone
The orange carboy caps also fit right on the...

The orange carboy caps also fit right on the sanke opening.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-13-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By scone
Methinks you misread my post. :cross: My time...

Methinks you misread my post. :cross: My time between runs is ~45 minutes. I'm more concerned about the short "on" time.
Forum: Brew Science 09-13-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,836
Posted By scone
Thanks! And yes, I should have specified. I'm...

Thanks! And yes, I should have specified. I'm using 10% phosphoric acid.
Forum: Brew Science 09-13-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,836
Posted By scone
My water has 47.3 ppm sulfate to 48 ppm chloride...

My water has 47.3 ppm sulfate to 48 ppm chloride (after treatment with kmeta to remove chloramines, assuming the additions suggested on the bru'n water homepage). I guess maybe I should do a 1:1...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-13-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,058
Posted By scone
I completely concur. Go with temperature control....

I completely concur. Go with temperature control. You can totally BIAB if you want to do all grain without the equipment, or just stick to extracts until you can put together an MLT. Fermentation...
Forum: Brew Science 09-13-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,836
Posted By scone
Sweet. Thanks afr0byte. :mug:

Sweet. Thanks afr0byte. :mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-13-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By scone
3 minute duty cycle on compressor too short?

I just installed a fancy new 7 cu. ft. freezer to use as a full time fermentation fridge. It's got 6 gallons of lager in it fermenting at 51F. The freezer seems to cut on every 45 minutes or so, but...
Forum: Brew Science 09-13-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,836
Posted By scone
Add gypsum to sparge, or directly to kettle?

I can't seem to find the answer to this although I feel like it must have been asked. I'm using the bru'n water spreadsheet and trying to wrap my mind around the chemistry involved. It is suggesting...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,550
Posted By scone
Well to be fair he recommended .32 mL of 75% per...

Well to be fair he recommended .32 mL of 75% per gallon. Which I calculated to be 2.4 mL of 10% per gallon, or right around 20mL for an 8 gallon treatment. Did I do that wrong? :drunk:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,550
Posted By scone
Also, I don't know what's up with the Austin...

Also, I don't know what's up with the Austin water quality reports since there seems to be two websites for them, but here's the one I just used. It seems more current (e.g. it has info from 2012...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,550
Posted By scone
Hey Z, I tried your technique adding 20mL of 10%...

Hey Z, I tried your technique adding 20mL of 10% phosphoric acid to 8.75 gallons of water (yielding a 6 gal. batch). No idea about the beer yet (it's a lager, will be a while on that). My efficiency...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By scone
Yeah it seems pretty high, but I've heard from...

Yeah it seems pretty high, but I've heard from multiple sources that Austin is considered to have pretty good drinking water quality. Like some of the best for a metropolitan city...?

So I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-11-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By scone
Honestly, I don't really want to deal with the pH...

Honestly, I don't really want to deal with the pH meter and the calibration and proper storage issues that come with it. ;-) Yet anyway.

I did just look up the last three quarterly water quality...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By scone
Unfortunately I didn't measure the gravity until...

Unfortunately I didn't measure the gravity until after the boil. I don't have a pH meter so I didn't measure that either (I've read that the strips are notoriously inaccurate so I didn't even go that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-11-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By scone
Nope. I always get Austin Homebrew to mill it for...

Nope. I always get Austin Homebrew to mill it for me.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-11-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By scone
My reasoning for the phosphoric acid was based on...

My reasoning for the phosphoric acid was based on this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/austin-texas-tap-water-profile-80016/. zgardener mentioned it as a way that Austin pro brewer's treat the city...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-10-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By scone
Unusually low efficiency? What gives?

I was hoping someone could help me diagnose my unusually low efficiency. Since switching to all-grain and doing proper mash-outs (I double batch sparge, heating to mashout before first run off seems...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-05-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By scone
I've been looking at these too. The Fridgidaire...

I've been looking at these too. The Fridgidaire site has the dimensions: http://www.frigidaire.com/products/Kitchen/Freezers/FFC0723GB.aspx

I don't know how big your carboys are, but according to...
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