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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-25-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By thehopbandit
Yep! Basically what I have found is that...

Yep! Basically what I have found is that Beersmith seems to be right on as far is OG is concerned. This is, of course, if your equipment profile is properly dialed in. BCS was basically assuming...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-25-2014, 02:07 AM
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Posted By thehopbandit
I did not listen to that in conjunction with the...

I did not listen to that in conjunction with the recipe, but I will check them out in the future. I most definitely think partial mash would be the way to go if not doing all-grain on this one. It...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-25-2014, 01:34 AM
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Posted By thehopbandit
Just thought I would report back with my...

Just thought I would report back with my findings.

I brewed up this batch (with a few slight tweaks) this weekend. The OG was practically spot on using the BeerSmith calculations. If I would have...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-12-2014, 02:13 PM
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Posted By thehopbandit
Beernik, that sounds very strange. So you are...

Beernik, that sounds very strange. So you are saying when you plug the controller in, by itself, it trips the outlet? And then if you plug the controller into an extension cord first and that into...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-12-2014, 04:52 AM
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Posted By thehopbandit
I think I may be confused as to what you are...

I think I may be confused as to what you are saying.

Are you saying fridge -> wall outlet works fine, but fridge -> controller -> wall outlet trips the plug? If so, does it trip when you have the...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-12-2014, 12:50 AM
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Posted By thehopbandit
Nice! That's exactly how I set mine up....

Nice! That's exactly how I set mine up. Basically, you should be fine either way, but I would just go with a fast acting fuse.

Basically, a fast acting fuse blows immediately once current exceeds...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-31-2014, 07:34 PM
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Views: 939
Posted By thehopbandit
Large calculation differences between Brewing Classic Styles and BeerSmith

Definitely. I am more than willing to partial mash, or even go all grain. To me, the calculations in the book make a lot more sense for those methods of brewing. They seem to be pretty close....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-31-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By thehopbandit
Large calculation differences between Brewing Classic Styles and BeerSmith

Thanks for the advice and discussion! The main problem I had with this all, is that it just seems like BCS is somewhat misleading. For a new extract brewer, they might try out this recipe and not get...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-31-2014, 05:36 AM
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Posted By thehopbandit
Definitely all good points. I just mainly wanted...

Definitely all good points. I just mainly wanted to get a place where I could be able to reproduce the BCS numbers in BeerSmith to gain a better understanding of how the software's calculations work....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-31-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By thehopbandit
Interesting. I wonder why there is the difference...

Interesting. I wonder why there is the difference in treatment by Jamil in BCS and by BeerSmith? Beersmith accounts for very nominal increases in OG due to steeping grain, while Jamil assumes that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-31-2014, 04:53 AM
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Posted By thehopbandit
I just messed around with the BeerSmith settings...

I just messed around with the BeerSmith settings and the steeping grains did actually have a (small) effect on the OG for the extract recipe type. Just using the LME, the OG was estimated at 1.041....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-30-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By thehopbandit
I am a little bit leery to post a recipe from BCS...

I am a little bit leery to post a recipe from BCS since it is copyrighted material, but if it helps any, the recipe was McQuaker's Oatmeal Stout. If any of you have BCS and BeerSmith, maybe it would...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-30-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 217
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Posted By thehopbandit
You mean the cord that you will wire the STC...

You mean the cord that you will wire the STC with? Well, you definitely want it to be grounded (three prong) and a wire that can handle sufficient wattage. I used a cord from a surge protector. That...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-29-2014, 07:24 PM
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Posted By thehopbandit
I hate to bump a topic, but does anyone have an...

I hate to bump a topic, but does anyone have an idea?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-26-2014, 11:38 PM
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Posted By thehopbandit
Large calculation differences between Brewing Classic Styles and BeerSmith

I have recently been messing around with inputting recipes from Brewing Classic Styles into BeerSmith so I can convert/adjust them for my setup.

According to BCS, the recipes are formulated...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 217
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Posted By thehopbandit
Honestly, just go with the STC-1000. It's tried...

Honestly, just go with the STC-1000. It's tried and true and used by many people. Celsius shouldn't be a problem. I just made a small conversion chart that I keep right by it.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-20-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By thehopbandit
The inline fuse is added as an extra protection...

The inline fuse is added as an extra protection for the STC unit. If there is too much current being drawn from the outlets, the inline fuse will blow, cutting power to the STC. If that fuse wasn't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-20-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By thehopbandit
Is there is need for concern with indoor,...

Is there is need for concern with indoor, stove-top natural gas? Many of my brew days are multi-hour and all indoor. I know natural gas burns much cleaner than propane but is there any worry here?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By thehopbandit
I have also been considering this. What wattage...

I have also been considering this. What wattage are you using and did you make your own fixture?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By thehopbandit
Thanks for the feedback. I'm assuming you got the...

Thanks for the feedback. I'm assuming you got the Lasko mini heater? I was looking into that but was afraid it would get the inside of the fermentation chamber ridiculously hot while the thermal mass...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By thehopbandit
Anyone use a reptile heating pad (Zoo Med ReptiTherm) to heat a fermentation chamber?

I have been looking into getting a ZooMed ReptiTherm reptile heating pad to heat my relatively small fermentation chamber and was looking for someone to share their experiences with it.

Their...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By thehopbandit
Thanks for the responses. I'm sure it will be...

Thanks for the responses. I'm sure it will be drinkable (for me, at least) since I generally like hoppy beers. I was just concerned about it being very unbalanced.

I guess I'll just have to wait...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By thehopbandit
Looking for some thoughts on accidental over-utilization of hops

I was formulating a recipe for an American IPA using BeerSmith and had everything looking to be pretty good. However, I made a few errors along the way. The first being I didn't account for trub loss...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-28-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,074
Posted By thehopbandit
Thanks for the input. That's what I was thinking....

Thanks for the input. That's what I was thinking.

Did you just buy a light fixture or build your own?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-28-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,074
Posted By thehopbandit
I have been leaning towards something like this,...

I have been leaning towards something like this, but am a little worried about how it is going to work.

For instance, I have a small ~5 cu. ft. fermentation chamber being operated by an STC-1000....
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