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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-12-2012, 11:20 PM
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Posted By fdben
Office Space and Dilbert are fantastic. It's...

Office Space and Dilbert are fantastic. It's scary how similar work can be to Dilbert...

Ben

http://engofftheclock.blogspot.ca
Forum: DIY Projects 05-28-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By fdben
I would go for the 55 gallon food grade HDPE...

I would go for the 55 gallon food grade HDPE barrel, but I'm biased because I have 2 in my barn.

I'll be trying this if I end up needing the capacity. I'm converting one to an HLT/holding tank...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-24-2012, 05:48 PM
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Posted By fdben
This is an inspiring thread! I'll cobble...

This is an inspiring thread! I'll cobble something together this weekend if I'm not out at the cabin.

Great work everyone. A lot of great ideas in this thread.
Forum: For Sale 05-15-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By fdben
Just so you know - your PM inbox is full. Let me...

Just so you know - your PM inbox is full. Let me know when you find out about the flat rate box.

How would you prefer to receive payment? Paypal?

Ben
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-10-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 72,397
Posted By fdben
Mechanical P. Eng here. :mug:

Mechanical P. Eng here. :mug:
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-22-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By fdben
I 3rd this idea? Does that mean the motion is...

I 3rd this idea? Does that mean the motion is carried?

These diagrams are awesome, and help those of us with a little less electrical knowledge plan future builds!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-22-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By fdben
I can't comment on the extract vs all grain, as I...

I can't comment on the extract vs all grain, as I only did a few extract kits before jumping straight into all grain, but I'll give my input for gear. I have very similar kit to what you mentioned...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-22-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By fdben
Agreed. It is relatively inexpensive to get the...

Agreed. It is relatively inexpensive to get the basic all grain gear setup. Get familiar with your process then make the call if you want to upgrade to electric. You'll figure out what techniques you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-22-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By fdben
I use a wine thief and find it very handy. I pull...

I use a wine thief and find it very handy. I pull the sample, let it degas and come to room temperature (if I'm pulling it after the boil or mash) then drop the hydrometer in.

I've noticed that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-22-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By fdben
I do this. 2L flask works great for me for...

I do this. 2L flask works great for me for starters that are smaller than 2L

I'm going to 10 gallon batches though so now I need a 5L flask!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,302
Posted By fdben
How big is the heating pad? Any idea of the...

How big is the heating pad? Any idea of the wattage?

Could build a small insulated box for the buckets and see if the pad will heat the the space adequately.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-15-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 57,251
Posted By fdben
Roger, serious clay. I put some more compost on...

Roger, serious clay. I put some more compost on the mounds last night, but I didn't want to dig them up and disturb them.

Should I dig them up to improve the soil? or stick it out...? I'll have to...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By fdben
I'll be rigging something like this up in a...

I'll be rigging something like this up in a couple weeks. It drives me nuts having my sprinkler water so much area that doesn't have hops growing in it...

Looks good!
Forum: Hops Growing 06-02-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 57,251
Posted By fdben
Hopyard Pictures

As I mentioned above - here is the hopyard. I have setup one post per variety, but have only planted one plant per post this year. This will let me work out the kinks, and next year I will have 4...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-01-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 57,251
Posted By fdben
I hear you - I planted late due to frost and...

I hear you - I planted late due to frost and laziness. Hops went in the ground May 23, and 2 or 3 of the 5 were up within 2 days. Here are some pictures as of yesterday. I'll post pics of my trellis...
Forum: For Sale 02-24-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,664
Posted By fdben
This is off topic, but do you have a build thread...

This is off topic, but do you have a build thread for your rig? I'm continuously thinking of brewing bigger batches, and would be interested in seeing what you have planned.

Ben
Forum: For Sale 02-23-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,664
Posted By fdben
Very good. Some pictures of these in action would...

Very good. Some pictures of these in action would be great!

Ben
Forum: For Sale 02-23-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,664
Posted By fdben
I'm interested in hearing how these work out. Any...

I'm interested in hearing how these work out. Any worry about leakage with weldless fittings and different coefficients of thermal expansion between aluminum and stainless fittings? I was thinking...
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