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Forum: Group Buys 04-27-2013, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
Group C today, best of luck to everyone on the...

Group C today, best of luck to everyone on the special versions!
Forum: Group Buys 04-16-2013, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
See above, be sure to email your home brewing...

See above, be sure to email your home brewing friends as well!

Edit: well it really was above when I started writing. Anyway, see Gothic/Ghoti post and this link: http://www.illinoishomebrew.org/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2013, 04:41 AM
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Posted By Docgineer
I would divide the idea of "secondary" and...

I would divide the idea of "secondary" and "aging" The term secondary tends to be used for non-carbonated beer in a non-serving vessel. A lot can be said on the topic but the gist is that pitching...
Forum: Group Buys 04-12-2013, 01:07 AM
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Hooray, more grains. Thanks Bill for arranging...

Hooray, more grains. Thanks Bill for arranging this again. Aren't fuggle and centennial sold out this year per the catalog? there are splits up for them.
Forum: General Techniques 11-16-2012, 03:59 AM
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Posted By Docgineer
A great article on the topic from those west...

A great article on the topic from those west coasters:

http://www.maltosefalcons.com/tech/formulating-and-brewing-winning-chocolate-porter
Forum: General Techniques 11-16-2012, 03:57 AM
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Posted By Docgineer
I second the spice extract method. A lot of...

I second the spice extract method. A lot of spices have insoluble oils so it makes sense that you would have irregular flavoring if you bottled with cinnamon. Plus it might negatively effect your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-16-2012, 03:50 AM
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Posted By Docgineer
1) The coffee will die down with time, that is a...

1) The coffee will die down with time, that is a beer that needs at least 6 weeks or more in a bottle to reach its prime.

2) Between all the roasted malts and the lactose that's a pretty...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-14-2012, 03:05 AM
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Posted By Docgineer
I agree with the sentiment that people are...

I agree with the sentiment that people are putting forth here. Tweaking a recipe with purpose requires that you have the tasting skills to understand where the flavor you want to change is and where...
Forum: Group Buys 11-04-2012, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
Hey pol, you mentioned that you had some...

Hey pol, you mentioned that you had some experience with a ZD clone? I'm planning on brewing one up once my 2012 citra preorder comes in. I based it off the recipe on HBT but I didn't do the first...
Forum: Group Buys 11-03-2012, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
Here bill, you around?

Here bill, you around?
Forum: Group Buys 11-01-2012, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
I'll be there Saturday AM. Thanks again Bill. ...

I'll be there Saturday AM. Thanks again Bill.

Also, if anyone is looking for ball lock kegs I bought some good used kegs from a guy in the NW burbs off craigslist for $40 with new rings. He has...
Forum: General Techniques 10-14-2012, 12:09 AM
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Posted By Docgineer
Plenty of beer character is produced in a boil....

Plenty of beer character is produced in a boil. Not only do you need a rolling boil to drive off DMS and oxygen, you are also creating the melanoidins which are present in some...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-30-2012, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
Excalibeer - A Single Tier, RIMS/LP Hybrid

This has been a work in progress for a while but I finally got the last kettle in recently! Sorry there aren't many mid-construction shots but I was busy constructing.

Thank you to the authors of...
Forum: Group Buys 09-29-2012, 05:20 AM
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Posted By Docgineer
I'm up for a pound of the NS. I assume this is...

I'm up for a pound of the NS. I assume this is gonna be the last bulk buy until the spring right?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2012, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
I do something similar to what you do running a...

I do something similar to what you do running a Chillius Maximus with TC fittings soldered on and have very good results on 10 gallon batches. The arguments for the IC are the mass cooling and the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-21-2012, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
It's all about pressure. You need to know the...

It's all about pressure. You need to know the supply pressure (and type) of your gas out of the regulator. From there you need to look at a gas orifice table and get a rough idea for the oriface size...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-21-2012, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
Ya, same thing. It takes him a while to get back...

Ya, same thing. It takes him a while to get back to people. I emailed him last weekend and he hasn't responded yet either. That being said when it comes to service and equipment problems he is very...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-17-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Docgineer
I use a Stout 19.8 gallon kettle with...

I use a Stout 19.8 gallon kettle with recirculation fittings for my 10 gallon batches. I start with a little less than 13 gallons and end up filling 6 gallon carboys with 5.5g each. If you're going...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-12-2012, 01:36 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-11-2012, 01:36 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
I would recommend against totally fixing it into...

I would recommend against totally fixing it into the kettle. Maybe a clamp or something off the rim that holds it a bit off the bottom of the kettle for more flow...

As for separating the coils I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-11-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Docgineer
I never took heat transfer. That's the...

I never took heat transfer. That's the thermodynamic principle equation but dT is what gets you.

dT is going to be an integral across the cross section of the pipe and is going to factor in flow...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Docgineer
You know, I was just wishing I still had access...

You know, I was just wishing I still had access to ANSYS Fluent so I could model heat exchange through a chiller. Also, I was wishing I still remembered how to use it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,073
Posted By Docgineer
Water usage absolutely. Speed to chill nope,...

Water usage absolutely. Speed to chill nope, that's the myth. I think you knew that though.

For those who don't: the water will match the temperature of the wort on the other side of the copper...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-31-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Docgineer
Are you planning on using the Brutus style lid...

Are you planning on using the Brutus style lid recirculation scheme? If so, it's going to be really hard with normal tools to drill a hole in glass. You could pay someone to drill it out I suppose....
Forum: Group Buys 07-27-2012, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Docgineer
Hi Bill is it ok if I stop by around 3 today to...

Hi Bill is it ok if I stop by around 3 today to pick up? Looks like other people are coming then too.
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