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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-21-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By Howiedw
Hot water / bleach soak and a 180 grit sanding...

Hot water / bleach soak and a 180 grit sanding sponge. Just enough pressure to remove the residue without scratching the glass.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-22-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,738
Posted By Howiedw
Will be watching this one. Look like an awesome...

Will be watching this one. Look like an awesome concept. Notes shall be taken.....
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 03-11-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,051
Posted By Howiedw
Carrying extra stuff down to the basement after a...

Carrying extra stuff down to the basement after a rainy indoor brewday. Thank god I wasn't carrying the full fermenting bucket with my new batch of black lager. I slipped and landed flat on my a$$ on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,099
Posted By Howiedw
I was a full blown functional alcoholic for a...

I was a full blown functional alcoholic for a time. For about 2 years, I was going through a 1.75l + a 750ml bottle of rum or vodka every other night. But I cut way down for my future SWMBO. I now...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-21-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By Howiedw
Personally, I would cap one side and pressurize...

Personally, I would cap one side and pressurize with air or co2 while it is submerged in a bucket of water. Molecules are smaller and you would find more leaks. By submerging it, you will know...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,958
Posted By Howiedw
I didn't have an actual picture of my setup. This...

I didn't have an actual picture of my setup. This image was one I found online that was very similar to mine. I have nylon brewhauler straps.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,958
Posted By Howiedw
Exactly. Without glue, the fittings are snug...

Exactly. Without glue, the fittings are snug enough to make a seal. If cleaning is required, just break it down and use your bottle brush. Several places acutally sell these setups as a pre-cut kit.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,958
Posted By Howiedw
I use a rigid 1" pvc for my blowoff. a 3" piece...

I use a rigid 1" pvc for my blowoff. a 3" piece of 1" tygon attaches the PVC to the carboy. 2 90 deg elbows.
it looks something like this:
Forum: DIY Projects 01-26-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,285
Posted By Howiedw
You might look into commercial steam jacketed...

You might look into commercial steam jacketed kettles. I have seen a few on Craigslist out here in Seattle. Even heat and no external heat source. The bad thing is that even used, they can get pricy....
Forum: Dark Lager 01-25-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,865
Posted By Howiedw
I drew a sample this afternoon. I think it's...

I drew a sample this afternoon. I think it's going to be tasty. If you have ever had Full Sail Limited edition lager #6, "Black Bock", it is quite similar to that. The dark roast is quite prevalent,...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Howiedw
Any beer Bottle. I generally use standard 12 oz...

Any beer Bottle. I generally use standard 12 oz with a single 1L swing top for archiving.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 77,627
Posted By Howiedw
1/12/14= 5 gal garage Hooch 5 gal Garage...

1/12/14=
5 gal garage Hooch
5 gal Garage Hooch Pale Ale
1/19/14
5 gal Black Magic Lager

2121+15=2136
Forum: Dark Lager 01-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,865
Posted By Howiedw
And Away we go.....

I picked up the supplies for my version of this yesterday and just finished brewing it up. Here is what I finially setteled upon (On what the LHBS had in stock)

7# amber LME
8 oz Black Patent
4...
Forum: Dark Lager 01-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,865
Posted By Howiedw
Here is a converted Partial mash that I came up...

Here is a converted Partial mash that I came up with based on what my LHBS carries in stock. Brewers friend has it predicted as a bit dark for the style, but other than that, right on the numbers. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-27-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,766
Posted By Howiedw
Who Rocks? My Swmbo!

The Swmbo got me a bluetooth speaker for christmas. This is it's new home.
I also swaped around the "speaker grill" so I can more easily see the controller display. Now the kegeradio has sound!!!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By Howiedw
I just kegged an experiment of mine. It is based...

I just kegged an experiment of mine. It is based on a 60+ year old recipie from another poster in this forum(Pedrohearts Beer time capsule). I tried to change it into more of a APA instead of the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-10-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Howiedw
Try adjusting the delay on the controler. That...

Try adjusting the delay on the controler. That way you allow stabilazation time between heating and cooling cycles.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-07-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,005
Posted By Howiedw
Similiar issue with my SWMBO. Check out my...

Similiar issue with my SWMBO. Check out my solution in the link in my signature. I fould a 1950's console radio and converted that. Closed up it looks like just another piece of furniture.
Forum: General Techniques 11-07-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Howiedw
New version.....

After several batches of this "as written", I have decided to try expanding the Garage Hooch line. Here is my recipe for the "Garage Golden Ale" What do you guys think? And yes, it's not mentioned,...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-28-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,766
Posted By Howiedw
Here is the last of them for now. If any body has...

Here is the last of them for now. If any body has any questions about why i did what I did, feel free to ask.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-27-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,766
Posted By Howiedw
More.....

More.....
Forum: DIY Projects 08-27-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,766
Posted By Howiedw
Finished!! (Mostly)

So here it is: Finished. For now. I think that there will be more tinkering in the future. But, for now, Done. Enjoy the pictures!:mug:

this is the first round.... more later!
Forum: DIY Projects 08-25-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,766
Posted By Howiedw
So, It's working fine, just a few modifications....

So, It's working fine, just a few modifications. I finally found a black marker board to put in place of the radio control panel. I ended placing some aluminum straps across the hot coils to help...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-25-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,406
Posted By Howiedw
Any update? Did you get it working any better?...

Any update? Did you get it working any better? Still tinkering with mine. I should be posting more pictures of some recent modifications sometime this week.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-16-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 168,060
Posted By Howiedw
I made a dark chocolate mint espresso stout that...

I made a dark chocolate mint espresso stout that is amazing. It's like a roasted espresso bean wrapped in an Andee's mint.
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