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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-22-2014, 08:26 PM
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Posted By kpr121
I've done it a few time and didnt have any...

I've done it a few time and didnt have any issues, didnt even notice anything loose or wiggly. Maybe djt17 or someone else that has more experience can chime in.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-22-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By kpr121
How about corny kegs?

How about corny kegs?
Forum: DIY Projects 08-20-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By kpr121
I liked everything about your post until the last...

I liked everything about your post until the last sentence. Not sure I follow that logic.

You could ferment at different temperatures just by using some fermwrap around one of the fermenters. If...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-20-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By kpr121
Fermenter in a keezer or keezer in a fermenter?

I think I like second option better. For reasons you've hit on... Cold sinks. The only negative is you lose some space to the ductwork.

I don't think you have to worry too much about...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By kpr121
FWIW Im considering something like this, but a...

FWIW Im considering something like this, but a little more DIY. Want to build an under-brewstand Fermentation Chamber/Kegerator and would like to keep the cooling/heating sources to a minimum. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By kpr121
If you’re looking for electric/power efficiency I...

If you’re looking for electric/power efficiency I would say that the second option is more efficient, since it (ideally*) does not involve having a heat source inside of the cooling chamber ever.
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Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By kpr121
Subbed this is awesome!

Subbed this is awesome!
Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By kpr121
Subscribed. Love the cedar brewstand - very...

Subscribed. Love the cedar brewstand - very resourceful. And of course all the electrical pron is sweet!

Also digging the kegerator. You got a great space there!
Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
Latest idea/dream is to build a fermentation...

Latest idea/dream is to build a fermentation chamber right underneath the brew stand.... Hmm that would be awesome!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,076
Posted By kpr121
Agreed with this. You arenít going to get that...

Agreed with this. You arenít going to get that Ďin your face grapefruití with 2.5 oz of hops in the boil. Iíd suggest using a dedicated bittering hop at 45 or 60 minutes. Other things to look at...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
Thanks. Modeling is half the fun. Or in my...

Thanks. Modeling is half the fun. Or in my case, nearly all the fun since we aren’t in the house yet! It took me a little while to gather the ‘component’ concept so sketchup wizards would probably...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 779
Posted By kpr121
Agree 100% with this assessment. If you're...

Agree 100% with this assessment. If you're talking about what to spend your next $100 dollars on in order to make better beer, consistent temperature control will be your best 'bang for your buck'. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
Round 3

Round 3
Forum: DIY Projects 08-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By kpr121
Sounds like a great place to start being a...

Sounds like a great place to start being a DIY-er! Easy project… Buy a temp controller (or build your own), put the temp probe inside (depending on the gasket you may need to cut or notch out the...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-13-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By kpr121
Great job! This looks like exactly what I want...

Great job! This looks like exactly what I want to do! I love the keezers that don’t add 50 lbs to the top with coffin boxes and crazy tile/bartop. Your build proves that you don’t need to do that...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-13-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
I updated the sketchup quite a bit last night,...

I updated the sketchup quite a bit last night, but forgot to grab a snapshot to upload.

Wife told me that the sink is a lot closer to the far wall based on her recollection the last time she was...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
Agreed on that. I was planning to try to keep...

Agreed on that. I was planning to try to keep all the "spare parts" - bottles, tubing, etc. in the storage closet. But I definitely want to have at least a couple shelves under the brewstand, and...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
This room is currently used as the laundry room....

This room is currently used as the laundry room. There’s 220V on the wall that the brewstand will be. Wife wants the laundry on the first floor. THAT is where the more money will be spent.... ;)
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By kpr121
Looks great, functional and cheap! Thanks for...

Looks great, functional and cheap! Thanks for sharing. Any updates?
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
Something like this grain mill station. ...

Something like this grain mill station. Difference being mine will be a corona mill and harbor freight drill. Saving this for future use.
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Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
Good point regarding grain milling. Actually I...

Good point regarding grain milling. Actually I might think about moving the grain milling station to the garage or outside just to keep down on the dust. My previous brewery was in an old...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
Heres updated sketch. After doing some reading I...

Heres updated sketch. After doing some reading I realized its not entirely necessary to vent all three vessels, only really need to vent the BK. Also would like to get my Control Panel up and 'out...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-11-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
BTW, I plan on using butcher block for the...

BTW, I plan on using butcher block for the countertop. I got what I thought was great deal on a 79” x 40” piece of 1 inch thick butcher block at a construction recycling center - $45!!! I plan to...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
Thanks for the replies! Good points regarding...

Thanks for the replies! Good points regarding the proximity to the sink. I think I will shift the entire brewstand/counter to the right wall, leaving space between the BK and the corner for dirty...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-11-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By kpr121
Planning new brewery room

Hey all, Im going to be closing on a new house at the end of Sept and one of the first priorities (for me, maybe not so much SWMBO) is setting up the brewery. So I've been messing around with Google...
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