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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-17-2013, 03:40 AM
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Posted By FireDancer
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-22-2011, 03:51 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
Nice. I like how you reused the door.

Nice. I like how you reused the door.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2011, 06:55 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
Ah ... I see now. I like the lower profile...

Ah ... I see now.

I like the lower profile of the latter one (post #10).
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-20-2011, 06:43 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
I would have thought Yeast were only asexual....

I would have thought Yeast were only asexual. However I did a google search for 'yeast mitosis meiosis' and found a lot of hits. Like these:

"Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae to study cell cycle...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2011, 05:48 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
It will certianly work as is. But I thought I'd...

It will certianly work as is. But I thought I'd suggest changing the orientation by 90 degrees. The Tees in the picture are on the long length of the cooler. I would put the Tees along the short...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2011, 03:26 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
I'll accept that BPA can be very dangerous,...

I'll accept that BPA can be very dangerous, however so can beer.

By the way. Our earthquake weather is fine today. ;)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2011, 01:54 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
A side note. You may have a poor seal on your...

A side note. You may have a poor seal on your fermenter. This would account for no bubbling during fermentation. Not a big deal though. I just like to watch the bubbles.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2011, 01:41 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
If the color of the liquid is red it is not...

If the color of the liquid is red it is not mercury. I believe red ones are called Alcohol Thermometers. Who knows what type of alcohol.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-20-2011, 12:53 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
I've never done this, or made mead for that...

I've never done this, or made mead for that matter, but cranberries might fit through the opening nicely. Sounds like fun.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2011, 12:41 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
If your kit does not come with a book, I would be...

If your kit does not come with a book, I would be sure to get one. Maybe its just me, but I often find myself away from my computer thinking about brewing.

In the mean time here's a free on-line...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2011, 04:46 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
It sounds like you are a bit mad too. Sorry to...

It sounds like you are a bit mad too. Sorry to hear it.

Call in sick? :D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2011, 04:04 PM
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Views: 1,435
Posted By FireDancer
I was siphoning out of a 10 gallon pot with the...

I was siphoning out of a 10 gallon pot with the first one I built. I built it with extra long tubing coming out of one side and bent this into a "hook", that went up over the top and down into the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-08-2011, 02:19 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
Yeah, you are both right. Nobody does this for...

Yeah, you are both right. Nobody does this for glassware, hence that is why I used "for optimal safety" and I don't know the value for X. X would depend on too many factors for the variation our...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By FireDancer
There is a trade off here. The smaller the...

There is a trade off here. The smaller the diameter, the greater the surface area to volume ratio; hence greater heat extraction.

However, the smaller the diameter the slower the fluid will flow...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-08-2011, 01:12 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
A microwave is a good idea ... probably the best...

A microwave is a good idea ... probably the best come to think of it.

For open flame, in the chemistry lab where I worked, a 4" X 4" steel wire mesh was used to set the flask upon, above the flame...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2011, 06:30 AM
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Views: 1,435
Posted By FireDancer
You can place a WTB in the classified section of...

You can place a WTB in the classified section of this site. I see them go by now and then. Or maybe find a brew club near you and talk. I bet there is a lonely chiller waiting for a good home for...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-08-2011, 06:16 AM
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Views: 2,750
Posted By FireDancer
For my carboys I use a 3 foot length of 1 inch...

For my carboys I use a 3 foot length of 1 inch tubing, cut diagonally at the end for easy insertion. I don't think it will ever clog. <knocking on wood>
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-07-2011, 04:28 PM
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Views: 1,765
Posted By FireDancer
I agree with Randar. Extreme heat cycling will...

I agree with Randar. Extreme heat cycling will not maximize the life span of your flask.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-07-2011, 01:42 PM
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Posted By FireDancer
I agree with RM-NM. For me, less complexity is...

I agree with RM-NM.
For me, less complexity is more relaxing. I'd go with a single step (infusion) mash, especially for your first go at it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2011, 01:16 PM
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Views: 679
Posted By FireDancer
Software is great and makes it easy. However it...

Software is great and makes it easy. However it can be fun to learn what's behind the software. Here's one place to start reading

"How to Brew" section 1, Chapter 5.4 Hop Measurement
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By FireDancer
I learned some things reading this Sticky thread...

I learned some things reading this Sticky thread (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/keg-force-carbing-methods-illustrated-73328/) from Bobby_M (Thanks Bobby).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By FireDancer
Prevent the beer from falling through the air and...

Prevent the beer from falling through the air and bubbling. Place the end of the siphon tube below the surface of the liquid in the bucket, once some is there.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By FireDancer
Sounds like you've got beer in the making. I...

Sounds like you've got beer in the making.
I would not worry at all about "sitting on the yeast cake".
You could transfer to a secondary now or later, I don't think it will make a noticable...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,350
Posted By FireDancer
I'm using a stand alone propane burner. I think...

I'm using a stand alone propane burner. I think it would be fun to have a RIMS tube, but that is for another day.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By FireDancer
I have a friend who likes to use fresh pumpkin....

I have a friend who likes to use fresh pumpkin. He cleans and boils a whole pumpkin the night before so its cooled by brew day. He removes the skin after boiling, because he says it makes a bitter...
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