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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
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I'd pull wire rated for 20A and then put a 15A...

I'd pull wire rated for 20A and then put a 15A breaker on it. If you change coolers eventually it's cheap and easy to swap the breaker. Pulling new wire would suck.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-18-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By jar
Novare Res in Portland has a great beer selection...

Novare Res in Portland has a great beer selection and a cool Belgian cafe vibe. When Pigs Fly Wood Fired Pizzeria in Kittery has awesome pizza and a generally excellent if not huge (about 20) draft...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-11-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By jar
My vote would be for either a standard NEMA or...

My vote would be for either a standard NEMA or bare cable to attach our own connector.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-10-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By jar
If I can buy one of their kettles with the coil...

If I can buy one of their kettles with the coil installed and the cord, this will be my entry to electric brewing. I plan to start with a simple potentiometer controlled SSR for boil power control...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-04-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By jar
Mini-fridge for 10 gallon corny fermentation chamber?

I used the chest freezer sizing sticky to select the freezer to use for my serving bar. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find anything as useful for mini-fridges. I'm looking for a fridge to use for...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-03-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By jar
In packing up my house to move, I found a few...

In packing up my house to move, I found a few cases of bottles from 2006 that I forgot about. The problem is, at the time I knew which case was which batch, but they've since been moved around and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,059
Posted By jar
I wouldn't do that in a rented apartment though. ...

I wouldn't do that in a rented apartment though. At least here in Massachusetts, electrical work can only legally be done by the homeowner or a licensed electrician. Should an electrical fire...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,059
Posted By jar
I thought I heard John say they had a 120V...

I thought I heard John say they had a 120V element for the 5 gallon batch system only, but the recommend 240 as the the boil with the 120 is more of an 'aggressive simmer'.

Apartments with laundry...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,059
Posted By jar
Yeah, I'm highly interested in the electric...

Yeah, I'm highly interested in the electric kettle. The one thing that I forgot to ask was what control options there are and the total cost. I saw there was a different version of the 'tower of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-21-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By jar
Buy a bottle of this stuff or something like it:...

Buy a bottle of this stuff or something like it: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/gas-leak-detector.html it's a lot more viscous than soapy water, so it coats things better. I found a leak with...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-21-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,781
Posted By jar
Great, thanks. I just bought a new house with my...

Great, thanks. I just bought a new house with my fiancee. In my old bachelor pad, I had a huge ugly collared keezer in the kitchen. I mentioned buying a new chest freezer to build a bar in the new...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-21-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,781
Posted By jar
I'm starting to plot building a copy of your...

I'm starting to plot building a copy of your awesome bar for my new house. What did you use for the tracks that the freezer slides in and out on? Do you have any close ups of how you put that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-28-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By jar
I get mine swapped at AirGas in Dracut. They...

I get mine swapped at AirGas in Dracut. They sold me a full tank for a reasonable price and then do swaps. IIRC it was around $100 for a 10lb tank and swaps were around $15. It's been a while...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-05-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By jar
Some brewing suppliers carry a leak check...

Some brewing suppliers carry a leak check solution. Its quite thick, and I found it works much better than soapy water.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-04-2008, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By jar
It's an option at your link. Pick MFL in the...

It's an option at your link. Pick MFL in the dropdown. Then you need barbed swivel nuts to put on your hoses. Like this: http://www.brewersdiscount.com/item5086.ctlg Then you can connect and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-03-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By jar
That's how I have mine set up. Two regulator...

That's how I have mine set up. Two regulator bodies, each with a Y with two shutoff/check valves on it. I use the shutoffs with flare fittings on them. They're so much more convenient than hose...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-30-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,879
Posted By jar
I think the confusion arises because of...

I think the confusion arises because of terminology. To me adjunct means anything other than malted barley or malted wheat. Crystal is a specialty malt, not an adjunct.

That said, I agree 100%...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-29-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By jar
I use the Northern Brewer ones also, except mine...

I use the Northern Brewer ones also, except mine have flare connectors on the outputs. All of my equipment has flare connectors on it. I find them much more convenient than barb fittings. If I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,802
Posted By jar
Yeah, I made a batch last year, and it was...

Yeah, I made a batch last year, and it was delicious. I'm just getting back into brewing after a hiatus. I'll probably make it again once I build up a stock of everyday beers.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-30-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By jar
Ah, I see. I have a digital controller, so I've...

Ah, I see. I have a digital controller, so I've never seen one of the analog ones up close.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-30-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By jar
I forgot to mention that I put soapy water on...

I forgot to mention that I put soapy water on everything around the regulator and didn't see anything. I didn't put soapy water on the flare fittings where there attached to the QDs, so i'll try...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-30-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By jar
Finding a very slow leak

I got my kegging system all set up about a month ago. I'm currently using picnic taps inside my chest freezer. When I went to get a beer yesterday, I found my tank empty. Does anyone have any tips...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-30-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By jar
I had no idea these were physically operated. I...

I had no idea these were physically operated. I assumed they were electronic and used a thermistor.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-27-2007, 03:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,727
Posted By jar
I ended up breaking down and going to the place...

I ended up breaking down and going to the place that told me $119 on the phone because I wanted it today. They only charged me $89, so that wasn't bad at all.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-25-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,727
Posted By jar
I've been calling around to gas suppliers this...

I've been calling around to gas suppliers this afternoon, and the prices for fills/swaps are reasonable but the prices on getting a tank seem awfully high. Cheapest I found was $119 for a full 10lb...
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