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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-02-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Cpt_Kirks
Since cold sinks and heat rises, how would...

Since cold sinks and heat rises, how would mounting it on the bottom be more efficient?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-02-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
Vodka Freezer. I'm going to make a box out...

Vodka Freezer.

I'm going to make a box out of 2" foam board, big enough for a liter bottle.

I want the peltier rig to be built into the lid, with the cold (heat) sink just above the top of the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-02-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
How low can a peltier go?

I have seen claims that will lower the ambient temp from 40*F to 125*F.

Assuming a 75*F room, is it possible to use one or more peltiers to lower the temp to 0*F?

This is going to require a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-01-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
That's kind of what I was thinking. It drained...

That's kind of what I was thinking. It drained like a hose.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-01-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
I think I'll cut the braid in half, and save half...

I think I'll cut the braid in half, and save half for when it needs to be replaced.

:ban:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-01-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
Longer Braid = Lower Efficiency?

I finally finished my new MLT. It's an 11 gallon SS pot fitted into a 10 gallon Igloo cooler. I went with a 3 foot braid instead of a 2 foot, like my old MLT had.

Just tried it on a batch of...
Forum: Company Reviews 03-25-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,692
Views: 193,113
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
It looks like BW is back on track. I'm seeing...

It looks like BW is back on track. I'm seeing one day order turn arounds now.

:rockin:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,356
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
Usually around 50 gallons, not counting what's in...

Usually around 50 gallons, not counting what's in the fermenters.

If I get down to 35 gallons, I feel like I'm "running out of beer".

I have fifteen 5 gallon kegs, and four 3 gallon kegs.
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 126,211
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
Yeah, I get crap from some of my wife's family...

Yeah, I get crap from some of my wife's family about my brewing. Not directly, they know better. But little snide remarks to my wife when I'm not around.

:rolleyes:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-07-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,247
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
I wound up using cheap cardboard tags with twine....

I wound up using cheap cardboard tags with twine. Like price tags, they come in 100 packs for a buck or two.

I write the info on the tag, then use clear packing tape to seal the tag up. It's...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-10-2013, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Cpt_Kirks
That looks like mine when I bought it. I...

That looks like mine when I bought it. I replaced the tower with a three tap. I can fit two 5 gallon kegs and a three gallon keg on the compressor hump. I had to make a little two legged stand to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-02-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5,311
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Posted By Cpt_Kirks
I'm digging the BFL.

I'm digging the BFL.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,878
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
Dang it Bobby! There you go, interjecting...

Dang it Bobby!

There you go, interjecting common sense into a good bitch fest!

:ban:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-27-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,878
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
What do you get if you write a negative review? ...

What do you get if you write a negative review?

My experience with CHI has been 50/50.

If everything goes right, it goes very right.
If anything goes wrong, you are SCREWED. :smack:
Forum: Cider Forum 11-27-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
After tracking down juice WITHOUT Potassium...

After tracking down juice WITHOUT Potassium Sorbate, I just bought some...Potassium Sorbate.

I want to back sweeten the cider in the keg.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,077
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
Walmart has stacks of Haier 7.1 cf chest freezers...

Walmart has stacks of Haier 7.1 cf chest freezers for $165.

YMMV
Forum: Cider Forum 11-26-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
Yeah, it was stacked by the front door. :ban:

Yeah, it was stacked by the front door.

:ban:
Forum: Company Reviews 11-25-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,692
Views: 193,113
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
They do seem to be improving. I placed a new...

They do seem to be improving. I placed a new order and got it in three days (two pending, one in shipping).

Crush seems better, too. Gravity was spot on.

Now, they just need to tie their...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-25-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
I found a good source of juice with no...

I found a good source of juice with no preservatives. Going to try to start the batch in a day or two.

:mug:
Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
I'm going to use dry champagne yeast with a...

I'm going to use dry champagne yeast with a double starter. Probably 4 gallon batch.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-18-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
Apple juice with potassium sorbate?

I'm thinking about trying to make a batch of apple cider, but I'm confused. The juice I'm looking at contains potassium sorbate.

I've read that potassium sorbate will stop all fermentation, and I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-08-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
Where did you read that?

Where did you read that?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-08-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,301
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
I told him to come by if he wanted to try it. He...

I told him to come by if he wanted to try it. He never came by...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-07-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,301
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
"Is it good? I don't want to try it unless it's...

"Is it good? I don't want to try it unless it's good."

Said by a neighbor when I offered him a pint. I haven't offered again.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-01-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Cpt_Kirks
I once tried to get the last yeasty sip of a hefe...

I once tried to get the last yeasty sip of a hefe by pouring it from the keg into my mouth.

ONCE.

The CO2 pouring out almost knocked me out.

:cross:
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