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Forum: Electric Brewing 06-12-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By dcbw
10 ga is fine for the high amp stuff assuming you...

10 ga is fine for the high amp stuff assuming you have 5500w elements. If you have higher wattage elements you will need lower gauge wire (eg 8). This is because 5500w elements only draw ~22 amps...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-07-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By dcbw
Bobby, how's the testing going? I would buy the...

Bobby, how's the testing going? I would buy the hop back tomorrow if it were available. Or do you have any prototypes you'd be willing to sell? It looks awesome!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-29-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By dcbw
"81.0 B" here and I'll take it. I did put some...

"81.0 B" here and I'll take it. I did put some work into it, but the chem side would have required a lot more work to get my grade into the 90s. But hey it was free! And I learned a ton.
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-27-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,075
Posted By dcbw
The difference with a plate chiller is the...

The difference with a plate chiller is the channels are very narrow and can trap hops and grain bits easily. A HERMS coil is usually 1/2" ID and that's way bigger than hop bits and grain particles,...
Forum: General Techniques 05-15-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By dcbw
Back Sweetening Beer with keg?

I've done this with brown sugar solution before. But do a small test with a couple glasses of the beer first. Put 1tsp in the first glass, 2tsp in the second, 3tsp in the third, etc. Then taste...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-07-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By dcbw
I recently ordered from both CMC and Grouse and...

I recently ordered from both CMC and Grouse and had good (if slow) results from each. No problems with either, and the customer service from both was fine. Surprisingly they both have about the...
Forum: General Techniques 05-01-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By dcbw
I ferment in kegs all the time. I do use a hop...

I ferment in kegs all the time. I do use a hop spider so no hop material really gets in the keg.

You could carb in the same keg as you fermented, and the first pint or so would be mostly yeast,...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-28-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By dcbw
Celiac or gluten intolerance is a problem in the...

Celiac or gluten intolerance is a problem in the digestive tract. So unless she eats or drinks something that contains gluten it won't be a problem. Just don't let her taste the wort :)
Forum: Brew Science 04-13-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By dcbw
Awesome! I got the report a year or two ago and...

Awesome! I got the report a year or two ago and never quite got around to doing anything with it, so ill definitely be checking out your spreadsheet.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-12-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 14,908
Posted By dcbw
Would love to have a code, thanks! (not sure...

Would love to have a code, thanks! (not sure where my first one went, it must have gotten lost in noise...)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By dcbw
That's about 3% Victory, which seems a bit small...

That's about 3% Victory, which seems a bit small to get much flavor out of it. Maybe do 8oz (5%) or 10oz (6%)? But you probably don't want to go more than 6 or 8% if you're going to have any BMC...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-02-2014, 04:41 PM
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Views: 14,908
Posted By dcbw
Sale sounds amazing. I'm in!

Sale sounds amazing. I'm in!
Forum: General Techniques 03-19-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,815
Posted By dcbw
If you use a standard muslin hop sock the pellet...

If you use a standard muslin hop sock the pellet bits *will* get out and muddy up your first few pours. But if you leave the keg in your kegerator for a day or two and let them settle, the 3rd or...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-16-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By dcbw
SSRs will pass voltage even when "off", but only...

SSRs will pass voltage even when "off", but only pass current when "on". Since the current does the actual work, it all happens like it should despite your meter showing 120V. Which means you need...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-16-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,753
Posted By dcbw
I also have natural gas water and furnace. They...

I also have natural gas water and furnace. They also both duct into the old chimney. I was also concerned about negative pressure and sucking furnace exhaust because I brew in my basement.

I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-15-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By dcbw
I also have the 26G kettle from morebeer. I put...

I also have the 26G kettle from morebeer. I put my element at 3 o'clock, it really doesn't matter where you put it. But be careful about how *high* you put it because a gallon is only about 0.75"...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-12-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,654
Posted By dcbw
Huh, I never had to use cutting oil or friends...

Huh, I never had to use cutting oil or friends and turns drilling my 26G Megapots. I did get a good Irwin cobalt bit and a high torque drill though, maybe that's the difference? I honestly thought...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-27-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By dcbw
No, it's not necessary to have contactors. The...

No, it's not necessary to have contactors. The first two on the left are to support the key switch which you don't have and thus you don't new them. The second two connected to the SSRs are there...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-24-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By dcbw
One last thing; note that the second 30A source's...

One last thing; note that the second 30A source's ground isn't hooked up. I believe that's just a simplification so that a second set of resistors and fuses is not required. But this is fine... ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-24-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By dcbw
I'm will eventually be doing the exact same thing...

I'm will eventually be doing the exact same thing since I built my panel simple to get started. I now have two 30A breakers, two runs of wire, and two 50A spa panels. Just waiting until I have time...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-17-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By dcbw
To clarify, in Wheeler in the Crystal Malt...

To clarify, in Wheeler in the Crystal Malt section, he says "The recipes usually use standard crystal malt." The color range he lists for standard crystal is 130 - 170 EBC, which translates to 50L -...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-17-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By dcbw
If its Wheeler he says use "medium crystal" which...

If its Wheeler he says use "medium crystal" which means 60L. But if not Wheeler just use 60L anyway. If they wanted something lighter or darker they would have said.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-16-2014, 12:38 PM
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Posted By dcbw
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: General Techniques 02-13-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By dcbw
Mine is not separated and looks consistently...

Mine is not separated and looks consistently clear throughout. I also bought at NB a month or two back, in the Minneapolis store. I've never seen it separate before, and that sounds weird. Does it...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-28-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,348
Posted By dcbw
175433 So apparently there is a tiny bit of...

175433

So apparently there is a tiny bit of rust from the threads, so you may want to smear the sides of the locknut too.
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