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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,032
Posted By Mike_M
I recently bought two of these burners...

I recently bought two of these burners (http://www.bayouclassicdepot.com/618ng-10-jet-natural-gas-jet-burner.htm) for my stands They are the 10 tip jet burners. They aren't exactly plug and play,...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,669
Posted By Mike_M
That looks fantastic. Nice job.

That looks fantastic. Nice job.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-17-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Mike_M
I don't have a Thermopen, but another Thermoworks...

I don't have a Thermopen, but another Thermoworks digital thermometer. It is one of the best pieces of brewing equipment I own. You'll be very happy with your purchase, I'm sure.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-16-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,669
Posted By Mike_M
My tower is very sturdy without the addition of...

My tower is very sturdy without the addition of any wood. I drilled through the top and used the four bolts included with my tower to mount it. I have had no problems at all so far.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By Mike_M
What, no chewing gum?

What, no chewing gum?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-10-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,723
Posted By Mike_M
Fair enough. Perhaps the stuff I got was just...

Fair enough. Perhaps the stuff I got was just really crappy. If it works for you, all the better. :)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-10-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,723
Posted By Mike_M
I would also caution against this. I...

I would also caution against this.

I recently purchased some 1/16" wall 1/2" ID silicone tubing. I didn't pay attention when I purchased it; I only bought it because I was buying other items from...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-31-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,669
Posted By Mike_M
I'm aware of the conductive properties of copper....

I'm aware of the conductive properties of copper. The idea of the copper tubing is to chill the tower. This approach is supposed to make use of the conductive properties of copper to remove heat...
Forum: Brewing Software 01-31-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Mike_M
I installed it on my home computer a few days...

I installed it on my home computer a few days ago. I used alien to convert the .deb to a Slackware package. No problems with the install.

I agree that the UI is fairly unattractive. Also, I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-30-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,272
Posted By Mike_M
I'll be in my bunk.

I'll be in my bunk.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-28-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,224
Posted By Mike_M
It ran without problems for several hours after I...

It ran without problems for several hours after I made the initial post. Next up: using it to make a starter to begin my yeast bank.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-28-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,224
Posted By Mike_M
USB Drive Enclusure Stir Plate

When looking around at all the random crap I have in my house for parts to build a stir plate, I ran across an old USB hard drive enclosure I hadn't used in a while. I figured I'd give this a shot...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,669
Posted By Mike_M
I was AWOL from this site for a few months...

I was AWOL from this site for a few months towards the end of last year, so I missed some of the responses in this thread.



I took a single 5' piece of 1/2" OD copper tubing and cut it in half....
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,669
Posted By Mike_M
Thanks for the additions, WCrane. Are you able...

Thanks for the additions, WCrane. Are you able to fit two pin-locks in the fridge, or just one? I seem to recall I was unable to get one ball-lock and one pin-lock in at the same time.

Nice tip...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,669
Posted By Mike_M
What I meant was that the fridge could not fit...

What I meant was that the fridge could not fit two ball-lock kegs without modification. I had to remove the shelf rails on the sides of the fridge in order to fit two ball-lock kegs. I've swapped...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-20-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,627
Posted By Mike_M
This is from the U.S. Plastics...

This is from the U.S. Plastics (http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=24282&catid=686) site:



Emphasis is mine. I wouldn't treat that as authoritative, but U.S. Plastics seems to...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-19-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,679
Posted By Mike_M
I also use an Igloo Ice Cube as my MLT. My mash...

I also use an Igloo Ice Cube as my MLT. My mash temps are very stable, even brewing outside in ~30℉ weather. Mine is the 48 qt size, which can be had for about $25.
Forum: Brewing Software 01-18-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,737
Posted By Mike_M
The website had been down for at least the last...

The website had been down for at least the last week. This made Brewzor Calculator unusable as it pulls data from the website. Nice to see at least the site is back up.
Forum: General Techniques 01-18-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mike_M
In addition to what brushvalleybrewer mentioned...

In addition to what brushvalleybrewer mentioned about the aerator portion of that faucet, you may be able to unscrew the sprayer portion of the faucet and connect your chiller to the hose portion.
...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-18-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By Mike_M
Try an online HBS that charges flat rate...

Try an online HBS that charges flat rate shipping, such as Austin Homebrew Supply (http://www.austinhomebrew.com/) or Brewmasters Warehouse (http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/). Buy more than one...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-15-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Mike_M
You don't want to ferment at too high or too low...

You don't want to ferment at too high or too low of a temperature. If the temperature in your garage drops too low you will need a way to heat your fermentation chamber. If the temperature in your...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-14-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Mike_M
Adventures in Homebrewing has some 55 gallon...

Adventures in Homebrewing has some 55 gallon drums:

55 Gallon drums (http://www.homebrewing.org/55-Gallon-drums_p_2582.html)

I don't know what type of plastic they are made of, but they do list...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-14-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mike_M
According to the Malt info from the HBT Wiki,...

According to the Malt info from the HBT Wiki, Dark Wheat only has a diastatic power of 10 degrees Lintner:

Wheat Malt - Home Brewing Wiki...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-13-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mike_M
Be aware that Dark Wheat grain has very little...

Be aware that Dark Wheat grain has very little diastatic power. It can't be used as a drop-in replacement for White or Red Wheat. Something to keep in mind when crafting your recipe.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-07-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,438
Posted By Mike_M
Do you have the make/model of this freezer? From...

Do you have the make/model of this freezer? From your pictures it appears to be narrower than other chest freezers. One of the reasons I went with a mini fridge over a chest freezer is so that it...
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