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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2009, 07:41 PM
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Posted By alpo
thermometer or a sight glass tube

thermometer or a sight glass tube
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-30-2009, 03:47 PM
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Views: 1,482
Posted By alpo
LOL.. that is actually really good.

LOL.. that is actually really good.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By alpo
Honestly, they all kind of suck. As far as I...

Honestly, they all kind of suck. As far as I know, anyway. I've gone through probably 6 of them in as many years. There's only a couple manufacturers, but they sell the same product under 20 brand...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-29-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By alpo
They are voltage regulators, not just...

They are voltage regulators, not just potentiometers. 5-12 V range, up to 1 amp. These exact units are commonly bundled with processor fans and such.


Anyway, for anyone that cares, I ordered...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-28-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By alpo
I would use chicken wire and and old newspapers

I would use chicken wire and and old newspapers
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2009, 04:52 AM
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Posted By alpo
As a general rule, if it smells normal, it almost...

As a general rule, if it smells normal, it almost certainly is.

Hell, even if it doesn't smell normal, there's still a good chance that it is.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By alpo
oh man Those thermometers suck anyway. ...

oh man

Those thermometers suck anyway. After you get a decent one, maybe you will look upon this incident as the best thing that ever happened to you.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-28-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By alpo
I don't see why you couldn't make your own lid. ...

I don't see why you couldn't make your own lid. I bet if you sandwiched some sheet or foam insulation between a couple pieces of decent plywood and you sealed the border with doorway...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-28-2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By alpo
yeah, I see those on CL all the time and it's...

yeah, I see those on CL all the time and it's crossed my mind. That is a crazy amount of volume. I think most people interested in that kind of volume are into conicals and stuff, though.

Well,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-28-2009, 04:11 AM
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Posted By alpo
holy f'ing $hit

holy f'ing $hit
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By alpo
I think I have the same exact freezer. I put an...

I think I have the same exact freezer. I put an 8" collar on it, though. It was tall enough to fit the corneys by default, but I wanted the extra space to mount the faucets and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,376
Posted By alpo
I'm not trying to be a hater or anything. If you...

I'm not trying to be a hater or anything. If you enjoy bottling and your pipeline is big enough to negate the bottle carb time, then more power to you. I totally understand getting enjoyment out of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By alpo
All grain is only as hard as you want it to be. ...

All grain is only as hard as you want it to be. At basic levels, it isn't any harder than extract, but it does take longer. You can take baby steps from there to increase your efficiency.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-27-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,351
Posted By alpo
Probably not any more than a single shower.

Probably not any more than a single shower.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-27-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By alpo
+1 to everything on this thread. Store them...

+1 to everything on this thread. Store them open, but covered so you don't get dust in there. Then just sanitize as usual, preferably with a Vinator, before bottling. Definitely replace all the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,376
Posted By alpo
Yeah, everyone likes it at first. It gets old...

Yeah, everyone likes it at first. It gets old fast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By alpo
If you are looking to save money, have you...

If you are looking to save money, have you considered converting a keg? They are 15 gal and you can get them on Craigslist for like $30 and maybe another $30 to get someone to plasma cut the top off...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-26-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By alpo
Personally, I would just go back and get the corn...

Personally, I would just go back and get the corn sugar, even if that means you can't bottle for a couple days, simply because of the 2-3 weeks of extra time the DME takes to carb.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-26-2009, 02:29 AM
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Views: 483
Posted By alpo
I've never done it, but yes, I believe you have...

I've never done it, but yes, I believe you have to cook it just like you'd brew a wort. That is, getting past the hot break, etc.

Also, don't forget that you have to use more DME than you would...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-26-2009, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By alpo
Any chance the regulator is broken and giving you...

Any chance the regulator is broken and giving you a false reading? That is really weird.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,838
Posted By alpo
Yeah, fermentation is probably too hot.

Yeah, fermentation is probably too hot.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-26-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,228
Posted By alpo
I'm sure you could build a small bracket or...

I'm sure you could build a small bracket or something and run a few shanks through it and mount faucets. Buy a 6' 2x6 or something and cut it up.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By alpo
I always put my starters in the fridge. Gives me...

I always put my starters in the fridge. Gives me a few days of buffer in case I can't brew, plus it settles the yeast so I can pour off the starter beer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,273
Posted By alpo
I wouldn't even bother trying, personally. Most...

I wouldn't even bother trying, personally. Most of the time, my 6.5 gal bucket lids have a ton of residue on them. I can't even imagine how much would have blown off of a 5 gal.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,376
Posted By alpo
The worst part about bottling, IMO, is just the...

The worst part about bottling, IMO, is just the sheer amount of bottles you need, always having boxes of them laying around, having 70 empty bottles in your kitchen after a party, etc. Besides even...
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