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Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 03-07-2014, 02:16 AM
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Posted By Ruprect
Just wanted to send out another update to this...

Just wanted to send out another update to this thread for those that are following. The Fermostat is now in production and shipping immediately. All of the Kickstarter and Pre-Sale orders have been...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-03-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Ruprect
Thanks! Yes they are IEC320 C14 sockets. ...

Thanks!
Yes they are IEC320 C14 sockets. However, the Fermostat ships with two power cords that plug into the C14 sockets and have a normal 15-5R receptacle on the other end, so it is the same as...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-02-2013, 06:51 AM
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Posted By Ruprect
Just wanted to send out a quick reply to this...

Just wanted to send out a quick reply to this post to anyone who has been following along. The Fermostat is getting very close retail completion. I have them up for pre-sale on my website for $124,...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-02-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Ruprect
Just a few more days left on the Kickstarter for...

Just a few more days left on the Kickstarter for this project! Now's the time if you're interested!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2013, 01:43 PM
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Views: 1,289
Posted By Ruprect
Wow! Talk about being late to the party!! I just...

Wow! Talk about being late to the party!! I just came across this post. Thanks for the comments Huaco (and everyone one)!
I'm super excited about the results so far on Kickstarter. I am...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-16-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Ruprect
I just wanted to give a quick update on my...

I just wanted to give a quick update on my Fermostat project. I've made some significant upgrades since I started working on this. The biggest update I've added recently is that it will have an SD...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-01-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,334
Posted By Ruprect
I have also put some thought into this... not an...

I have also put some thought into this... not an easy solution for sure.

I was thinking about creating a container in place of your airlock that has a blow-off valve. The blow-off valve would...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 01-27-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,241
Posted By Ruprect
Thanks! I certainly hope that is the case. ...

Thanks! I certainly hope that is the case.

I believe the price is going to be in the range of $130 or so.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 01-24-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,744
Posted By Ruprect
Super cool project! I'm excited to see out it...

Super cool project! I'm excited to see out it turns out!
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 01-24-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Ruprect
1) Yes, you can set the rise temperature to...

1) Yes, you can set the rise temperature to whatever rate you wish. The way it works now is you set the temperature difference and the time it takes to get to that difference. So if you set the...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 01-24-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,241
Posted By Ruprect
Thanks! Very cool to see another KSU engineer...

Thanks! Very cool to see another KSU engineer beer brewer out there! :mug:
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 01-23-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,241
Posted By Ruprect
New Retail Programmable Thermostat

Hey all!

I've mentioned this project before on this site, but it's been quite awhile and the project has migrated some since then.

I am an electrical engineer and had an idea last year to...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-22-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Ruprect
Thanks guys! I'm probably up to around $100...

Thanks guys!

I'm probably up to around $100 or so in parts for this guy, but part of that cost was taken up with buying multiple parts in order to find the correct one. Plus I purchased some...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-22-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Ruprect
Temp controller build

Due to a lack of viable options, I decided awhile back to create my own thermostat for my fermentation chamber.

After looking at the options available, I wasn’t too excited about any of the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-19-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,557
Posted By Ruprect
Sierra Nevada Yeast Harvest

I'm trying to get a yeast harvest from a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. This is my first time attempting something like this.

I boiled about 1/3 cup LME in a pint of water, let it cool to room...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Ruprect
It's clear that the answer here is to drink it...

It's clear that the answer here is to drink it faster!! :D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Ruprect
One of the beers is a blonde ale and the other is...

One of the beers is a blonde ale and the other is a pale ale that has a little higher alcohol content ~5.5%. It starts out at a subtle flavor fairly quickly, like a few weeks or so, then after a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Ruprect
Here ya go rup.... ...

Here ya go rup....

http://morebeer.com/public/pdf/off_flavor.pdf

OK, so I guess I should have dug a little more before I posted... :(

One thing that I was going to mention was that these...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Ruprect
Declining flavor

It seems as if my beers are getting worse with age, its been several months and it seems as if they are getting an odd flavor that gets worse the longer it sits. It is kind of a tart or bitter...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-14-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Ruprect
The benefits of aging

With about 5 batches under my belt, I finally had a noticeable taste advantage in aging my beer. I brewed an amber ale and it was the darkest beer that I've made. I had to wait for 3 weeks until I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-10-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Ruprect
I"m brewing the Austin Homebrew American Amber...

I"m brewing the Austin Homebrew American Amber Ale Kit, it is an extract brew with some steeping grains as well. The OG was 1.058, a little higher then the recipe suggested, but I was low about a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-06-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Ruprect
New airlock life

I'm brewing an amber ale and it has been in the fermenter for 2 weeks now. The airlock activity has been pretty predictable so far, it started out very quickly and the yeast worked vigorously for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-23-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By Ruprect
Good question! I'm not really sure of the...

Good question! I'm not really sure of the portions I should be using with my Oxyclean. I worried that less than 1/2 scoop to 1 gallon water would be diluted too much. I'd rather not use a whole tub...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-23-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By Ruprect
residual fermenter smell

I have now brewed 2 batches of beer with my food grade plastic fermenter and it now has a strong beer smell to it. While it smells great, I worry that it is dirty and could contaminate my beer. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Ruprect
PBW Question

I have been using PBW to clean my stuff before use for my first couple of batches. I am mixing it with warm to hot water and using what I believe to be about the correct ratio of cleaner to water. ...
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