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Forum: Stout 11-13-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 125,851
Posted By matthewkbridges
Thanks, Yooper! I'll give it a shot as-is this...

Thanks, Yooper! I'll give it a shot as-is this time and get it right next time.
Forum: Stout 11-09-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 125,851
Posted By matthewkbridges
What would happen if you subbed in chocolate for...

What would happen if you subbed in chocolate for the pale chocolate? I screwed up my order at the LHBS, and all of the non-base grains are mixed up together, so at this point I'm kinda screwed if...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-22-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By matthewkbridges
Thanks for the advice. I think I'll find another...

Thanks for the advice. I think I'll find another use for this motor.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-21-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By matthewkbridges
Will this motor turn a mill?

Hey there HBT,
I have a Crankandstein 2A that I'd like to motorize. I have a motor from a dishwasher pump, and I'm wondering if it's got enough 'oomph' to turn it. Here's the specs (taken off of...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-06-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,559
Posted By matthewkbridges
BrewMasters Warehouse has silicone tubing for...

BrewMasters Warehouse has silicone tubing for 2.10 a foot. It's a great deal, and will handle boiling without a problem.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-03-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By matthewkbridges
I didn't take an initial OG, so I only have my...

I didn't take an initial OG, so I only have my mid-fermentation hydrometer and refractometer readings. Beersmith has a tool where you can enter a hydrometer and refractometer reading (taken at the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-03-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By matthewkbridges
Yet Another "Is my beer ruined?" thread

Thanks in advance for putting up with yet another newb question.

I brewed a Belgian Dark Strong about two weeks ago. Here's the recipe:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-16-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,044
Posted By matthewkbridges
Brew Depot on Mansell usually has some in the...

Brew Depot on Mansell usually has some in the more common sizes. Give them a call and see if they have what you need.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-15-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By matthewkbridges
Instead of wiring directly to a plug, wire to a...

Instead of wiring directly to a plug, wire to a switch, then to a plug. Mount the switch and pump to some kind of secure base (you *are* keeping your pump safe from drips, right?), and don't forget...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-13-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,871
Posted By matthewkbridges
I've used both. I started with a Zymie braid,...

I've used both. I started with a Zymie braid, and then moved to a CPVC manifold. The manifold was faster flowing without sticking and cleared faster during vorlauf. The braid/mesh was easier to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,455
Posted By matthewkbridges
I think one of the most overlooked aspects of...

I think one of the most overlooked aspects of this thread is the idea of market size. Some people have alluded to it, but let's take a look at some numbers:
The AHA estimates that there are at...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-10-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,455
Posted By matthewkbridges
Yes, you pretty much can. If you look at the...

Yes, you pretty much can. If you look at the product page, it includes the chuck-to-ball-lock adapter to make that work. Just pop the disconnect off of your keg, snap the adapter on it, charge a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-10-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,455
Posted By matthewkbridges
You can get four of them (or at least an...

You can get four of them (or at least an equivalent product) for $20 from Crankandstein (http://www.crankandstein.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=4). It's a great deal, a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-30-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By matthewkbridges
I haven't had a problem with mine. I've seen it...

I haven't had a problem with mine. I've seen it happen if your hose isn't stiff enough. Get the stiffest hose you can find. Also, heat up the hose in hot water so that you can push the stone...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-15-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By matthewkbridges
I haven't, but then again I also limit contact. ...

I haven't, but then again I also limit contact. Kegs should be relatively easy to clean; they don't have a lot of crud in them like primaries, they shouldn't have extended contact like (some)...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-15-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By matthewkbridges
I built something like this...

I built something like this (http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_40_276&products_id=11817) for a lot less than what you'd pay for it retail, and also less than the keg cleaner...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-31-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4,092
Views: 866,881
Posted By matthewkbridges
I'm not sure if a conclusion was reached, but...

I'm not sure if a conclusion was reached, but if/when my temperature probe goes in water (probably in the e-hlt I have under construction), I will use heat-shrink tubing and some silicone sealant to...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-28-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4,092
Views: 866,881
Posted By matthewkbridges
I went with a 4x4x4, and I wish I had gone with a...

I went with a 4x4x4, and I wish I had gone with a 4x4x6 instead. I had to trim the top and bottom tabs off of my outlet to make it fit comfortably. I might have been able to find a way to fit it in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-24-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By matthewkbridges
Forget Radio Shack for enclosures, go to Home...

Forget Radio Shack for enclosures, go to Home Depot/Lowes/etc. (whatever is best in Canada) and get an electrical enclosure. The outdoors ones work really well, and often have pre-drilled holes...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-18-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By matthewkbridges
I'm lucky; BMW *is* my LHBS (one of 3 in range,...

I'm lucky; BMW *is* my LHBS (one of 3 in range, anyways). Great in-person service. I like being able to place an order online and pick it up later that day.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,015
Posted By matthewkbridges
As far as sweetening post-fermentation, it will...

As far as sweetening post-fermentation, it will more-or-less immediately restart fermentation. I would sweeten at the point of consumption; that way the yeast won't go back into suspension when they...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,015
Posted By matthewkbridges
Here's some answers: 1) If you're not bottling,...

Here's some answers:
1) If you're not bottling, don't worry too much about when fermentation's done, especially not if you like some sweetness. The main problem with incomplete fermentation is that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-15-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,743
Posted By matthewkbridges
Do what the keezer crowd does and put a collar on...

Do what the keezer crowd does and put a collar on it. No mods to your brewing apparatus, and if you ever sell the freezer you can take the collar off.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-05-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By matthewkbridges
Best buy: Freezer/temperature control. Set it,...

Best buy: Freezer/temperature control. Set it, forget it, and I've never had a bad batch since. Here in Georgia, temperature is a real problem (my very first batch went bad thanks to July heat and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-29-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By matthewkbridges
Last time I was at Lowes, they had a 12-gallon...

Last time I was at Lowes, they had a 12-gallon Ice Cube cooler for about $27. Unless you are fixated on the round coolers, I would go for that. This is especially true if you are using it as a HLT,...
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