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Forum: DIY Projects 01-08-2014, 01:58 AM
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Posted By bsomogyi
Was that you in zymurgy for the Jan/Feb 2014 ...

Was that you in zymurgy for the Jan/Feb 2014 Homebrew Gadgets article? Way to spread the knowledge man!
Forum: DIY Projects 12-23-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
Ha, ha. Thanks!

Ha, ha. Thanks!
Forum: DIY Projects 12-07-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
Figured I would give you another brew system...

Figured I would give you another brew system update. Everything is running really well and the process is getting dialed in nicely. I'm also getting really good efficiency too (85-90%). Today we...
Forum: For Sale 11-10-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By bsomogyi
Free Kegerator - Erie, CO - Needs a bit of Work

4 Tap kegerator available to anyone who wants it. I believe the evaporator fan went on it as the freezer works, but the top refrigerator does not get below 60. Might be worth trying to fix it and I...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-15-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By bsomogyi
Ill try to get a pic posted. Any thoughts on...

Ill try to get a pic posted. Any thoughts on Thermo-tech heat shielding for automotive applications? Something like this-
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Forum: DIY Projects 10-12-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By bsomogyi
Melted HSI Wires

After a few brew session on my new system, I've noticed that the wires on my HSIs near each burner have melted, exposing the wire. The HSI's are mounted on the BG-14 so it receives pretty high heat...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-04-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
Actually the interface works really well, but you...

Actually the interface works really well, but you need to flip to each process page to see what is activated within the system. Planning to improve this with my own interface to have one stop...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-30-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
I like it - it works well. Not a big fan of the...

I like it - it works well. Not a big fan of the interface though, so I will be writing an iPad app to control my process and interface with the bcs.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-29-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
Well I'm not a very good narrator or...

Well I'm not a very good narrator or videographer, but here are a few phone clips from today's brewday. The system is running great and making tasty beverages.
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Forum: Hops Growing 09-07-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By bsomogyi
I have an older food saver v2220. Though I...

I have an older food saver v2220. Though I haven't used it for home grown hops, I have used it to seal up several years worth of elk. Seals nicely and has been going strong for 4 years now.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-05-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
Thanks dieden187!

Thanks dieden187!
Forum: DIY Projects 09-05-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By bsomogyi
I use 15.5 gallon kegs as my mash tun and brew...

I use 15.5 gallon kegs as my mash tun and brew kettle. It is a solid size for making 10 gallon batches. So, I would say a 100qt/25 gallon MLT and a 15 gallon kettle/15 gallon fermenter setup would...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-03-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
Yep. $7.95 for a hose barb, but when you need...

Yep. $7.95 for a hose barb, but when you need 16 of them it is draw dropping how quick the expenses tally up. I didn't think it would be as expensive as it turned out. Once I started my plan and...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-01-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
I brewed last weekend and everything went better...

I brewed last weekend and everything went better than expected. I ended up making a nice IPA, which I have split fermentation with American Ale and San Diego Super yeast starters. Tasted pretty good...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-26-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By bsomogyi
BrewHardware Sight Gauges

I broke in the new All grain system today and while heating strike water and bringing my wort to boil, there was constant bubbles rising to the top of the gauges to escape. I had to wrap the top of...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-23-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,854
Posted By bsomogyi
I agree - it is an absolute pain in the ass. Not...

I agree - it is an absolute pain in the ass. Not to mention the mess it makes. Lookin good though.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-23-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 1,949,131
Posted By bsomogyi
I finally got a full water run under my belt and...

I finally got a full water run under my belt and the pumps worked great in this configuration. I open the returns to the kettles then prime by opening the motorized valve. It bubbles all the air out...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-20-2013, 02:40 AM
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Posted By bsomogyi
I pieced it all together. Though it is all driven...

I pieced it all together. Though it is all driven by the bcs. I'll get some more photos posted up.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-20-2013, 02:37 AM
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Views: 1,949,131
Posted By bsomogyi
I'm out of town but will get some more photos...

I'm out of town but will get some more photos posted when I get back.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-19-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3,101
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Posted By bsomogyi
I have a plate chiller that mounts under the...

I have a plate chiller that mounts under the right side of the stand. There are two hoses that get connected in order to divert the wort through the chiller and back into the kettle or fermenter.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-19-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 1,949,131
Posted By bsomogyi
Finally able to post in this thread. It's been a...

Finally able to post in this thread. It's been a year in the making.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-18-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
Thanks guys. I probably will go with an IPA for...

Thanks guys. I probably will go with an IPA for the first brewday. Not sure what yet, but thanks for the ideas.

Ttownbrewer,

Good to hear you are in the area. I'm thinking of joining up...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-17-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
It has been a year in the making, but I think I...

It has been a year in the making, but I think I finally have the stand complete. Thanks to all who supported this build thread with inspiration, encouragement, and advice. I had so much fun...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-06-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
So I was tightening everything up for the first...

So I was tightening everything up for the first test run (I think this upcoming weekend) and I couldn't back out my thermometer to put on teflon tape. It was all cross threaded and stuck in the...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-03-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,474
Posted By bsomogyi
Here is a link to the manual burner test with...

Here is a link to the manual burner test with surface ignitors. Getting close to the finish. This video also makes me realize how scratched the paint has become on the top of the stand. Will have...
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