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Forum: DIY Projects 02-05-2013, 07:30 PM
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Sorry - I sold my kegerator this past weekend, so...

Sorry - I sold my kegerator this past weekend, so I don't have it to measure any more. It's also of note that I cut a hole on the side and kept my CO2 tank on the outside.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-30-2013, 12:41 PM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
Mine had screws. Just pulled back the gasket to...

Mine had screws. Just pulled back the gasket to expose them. Not sure if they changed the design or not though.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-05-2012, 03:12 PM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
You could also put some plywood or something...

You could also put some plywood or something underneath to help support it. Are you dead set on getting a new fridge? You may want to consider finding something on Craigslist. Especially something...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-10-2012, 02:11 PM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
Looks like a nice stand. 11 gauge is still 1/8"...

Looks like a nice stand. 11 gauge is still 1/8" thick and that's some beefy steel. $400 is a great price for a SS stand. I would look at the quality of the welds, especially in tight spots, and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-08-2012, 01:39 PM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
I did a similar thing with my Oktoberfest. I put...

I did a similar thing with my Oktoberfest. I put in the fermenting fridge in the keg an extra week. I threw caution to the wind after that and just put in cold storage and didn't bother testing. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-05-2012, 09:33 AM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
Not sure how to quantify exactly how much heat...

Not sure how to quantify exactly how much heat you'll lose, but here's what I would expect:

1) if you are doing a recirculation mash, you'll lose more heat in the process

2) if you don't...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 09-27-2012, 01:26 AM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2012, 07:49 PM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
The protein schmaltz is a by product of the...

The protein schmaltz is a by product of the process but shouldn't have effected your sparge. How thick was your mash as compared to other mashes? How was the grind on your grain? If it was too...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-15-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By texasbrewer73
Someone's had a beer or ten. ;-)

Someone's had a beer or ten. ;-)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-14-2012, 02:13 PM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
This. I personally don't try to find ways to...

This. I personally don't try to find ways to save time. I like the process and during the mash I can get a lot of things done to prepare for the remaining brew process. If there is a little...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-11-2012, 01:20 AM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
I still say check your calcium levels in your...

I still say check your calcium levels in your water. If you grain or that last cup of wort isn't sweet and you're still getting what you think are low numbers, then I would guess either 1) your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-09-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By texasbrewer73
If I'm understanding your question correctly, I...

If I'm understanding your question correctly, I think your assumption with the way he sparged is right on. Bring mash to 168 with final decoction, drain the tun, add more sparge water (at 168), then...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-09-2012, 01:43 PM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
Posts like this make me puke.

Posts like this make me puke.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-07-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By texasbrewer73
A a few things I can think of... How often...

A a few things I can think of...

How often do you stir during mashing? Stiring more often may help some.

Sparge - I'm not as familiar with Batch spraging as I am fly sparging, but slowing down...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-06-2012, 07:53 PM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
I've watched the videos about 3 or four times. ...

I've watched the videos about 3 or four times. He does a great job explaining the process and gives you some calculations. The third time I watched, I kept a pen and paper handy to define my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-06-2012, 05:09 PM
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I don't have my notes in front of me, but I agree...

I don't have my notes in front of me, but I agree that with terrapinj that a 35 minute protein rest seems long (unless you are using wheat, rye, etc.).

Steps 3 and 5 are indeed the essential...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-06-2012, 04:16 PM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
For Steps 3 & 5, I would mash at 30 minutes each....

For Steps 3 & 5, I would mash at 30 minutes each. This was similar to what I did to brew my Oktoberfest back in May except that I did the Kaiser's enhanced double decoction. If your mash tun is not...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-05-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,139
Posted By texasbrewer73
Sometimes I wonder about my comments when I see...

Sometimes I wonder about my comments when I see them 3 months later. I tend to stick to proven methods when it comes to mashing. It's a very scientific process and not being a very scientific...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By texasbrewer73
That's a pretty vague question. Without knowing...

That's a pretty vague question. Without knowing exactly what questions you have or where to save money, I would suggest either using 1.5" square tubes at 14 gauge (as opposed to 2" 11 gauge) or use...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-30-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,721
Posted By texasbrewer73
Certainly looks good to me. Enjoy!

Certainly looks good to me. Enjoy!
Forum: Group Buys 08-30-2012, 07:29 PM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
PM sent to Sewaneemall. This might actually get...

PM sent to Sewaneemall. This might actually get me to build a mill.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-30-2012, 03:02 AM
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Posted By texasbrewer73
If you like it, who gives a s**t? :-)

If you like it, who gives a s**t? :-)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-30-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By texasbrewer73
Your IBUs will be a little off. Overall, the hop...

Your IBUs will be a little off. Overall, the hop & malt profile won't be as they intended, but it's beer no less.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-30-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,472
Posted By texasbrewer73
Doesn't look like a bad setup for just a shade...

Doesn't look like a bad setup for just a shade over $1000, especially if it comes with the keggles. I would seriously consider upgrading the CF chiller to a plate chiller though.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By texasbrewer73
I use a converted Keg for my 10 gal batches. I'm...

I use a converted Keg for my 10 gal batches. I'm starting with 14.5 gal pre-boil. My suggestion would be to look into getting something bigger for sure.

Since you would realistically be pulling...
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