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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-07-2012, 05:37 AM
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Views: 965
Posted By cbird01
Just heard back from the Northern Brewer Rep on...

Just heard back from the Northern Brewer Rep on the Hop Shots - not for use post fermentation. Looks like I will have to dish the big bucks for the Iso hopextract. I have had some suggestions to add...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-05-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By cbird01
So what is the advantage of having them tied...

So what is the advantage of having them tied together, when you already have 2 freezers that could run independently?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By cbird01
Read the info for hopshot at Northernbrewer....

Read the info for hopshot at Northernbrewer. Seems like it is a boil addition. Anyone try it post session or post fermentation for bittering?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By cbird01
Just read about Isohop extract...

Just read about Isohop extract (http://morebeer.com/view_product/7835/103693/IsoHop_Bitterness_Extract_1_oz) that they say can add an exact amount of bitterness post fermentation. Anyone used it?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By cbird01
Added to little bittering hops to Milk Stout

So I just brewed 11 gallons (wincing) of this amazing LHB Milk Stout clone (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/left-hand-milk-stout-clone-139820/). With nighttime brewing sometimes comes extreme fatigue...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-30-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By cbird01
Ahh, makes sense. Didn't think of that. You mean...

Ahh, makes sense. Didn't think of that. You mean use the minifridge for serving...can't keep much frozen food in a mini-fridge :p
Forum: DIY Projects 08-28-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By cbird01
Split Chest Freezer - beer/food?

I would like to know if I can divide a large chest freezer into food storage/beer dispensing. Was thinking rigid foam in the middle with muffin fan and two temp controllers?
Forum: DIY Projects 08-28-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By cbird01
edit...posted to wrong thread

edit...posted to wrong thread
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By cbird01
I have another thread with pics for my MLT...

I have another thread with pics for my MLT reflectix air gap(not finished yet), but be careful doing it on direct fire vessel. I think the reflectix melts pretty easy.

I created concentric rings...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-21-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By cbird01
50 feet of silicone and an extra 16 inch piece of...

50 feet of silicone and an extra 16 inch piece of stainless perf...what the heck did you build?!
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By cbird01
Jason! That is funny, I have been talking to...

Jason! That is funny, I have been talking to another brew bud in Tucson and never knew what his screen name was and thought it was him...Excellent, thanks Jason, I will get in touch. It will really...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By cbird01
awesome, thanks ross. I think I might take you up...

awesome, thanks ross. I think I might take you up on that. what do you all suggest as a dip tube assembly? I am not too keen on the silicon tubing to the bulkhead method.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By cbird01
Do you just use the pressure of the grain bed...

Do you just use the pressure of the grain bed compaction to push down against the silicone to prevent grain blow by or some other method?

How about using a dome false bottom -...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By cbird01
15 gal poly insulated MLT project

I started my build of my MLT that has been in my head for 2 weeks. My project will utilize a 15 gallon poly food grade water container obtained from a local container supplier for $30. The insulation...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By cbird01
15 gal Poly Insulated MLT project

Like the silicone idea. Thanks
Forum: DIY Projects 02-17-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By cbird01
What do you mean by a loop of silicone, you mean...

What do you mean by a loop of silicone, you mean high temp silicone tubing, or silicone caulk? How much room do you need under the false bottom?

Where is a good source for the material to use for...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-16-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By cbird01
Are you using reflectix? - some thoughts

The thing I see people miss is that Reflectix actually has a very small R-value - and the R-values they quote are very misleading. They somehow translate their heat loss reduction that is gained from...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-16-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By cbird01
I am an insulation guy, so I have materials...

I am an insulation guy, so I have materials available. I plan to use polyurethane spray foam insulation. We have 200 bd ft kits, which are for contractor use and much better application than the can...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-16-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By cbird01
Wow, pretty pricey. What's my other options? Can...

Wow, pretty pricey. What's my other options? Can I do a manifold, without creating channeling?
Forum: DIY Projects 02-16-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By cbird01
ok, so then it is cut to order. Makes sense

ok, so then it is cut to order. Makes sense
Forum: DIY Projects 02-16-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By cbird01
15 gal poly MLT project - False Bottom?

I am buying a 15 gallon poly water container to use as an MLT. I will be cutting the top off and fashioning a removable top.

I am wondering how to install a false bottom with this setup, being...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-14-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By cbird01
I highly suggest reading the "Brewing Your First...

I highly suggest reading the "Brewing Your First All Grain Beer" section in the free online edition of Palmer's book. It will clear up and lot of the details you had trouble with in your first brew....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-13-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By cbird01
First 10 gallon Batch - decoding the crazy session

So I performed my first 10 gallon batch yesterday. Let's just say that the logistics of a 10 gallon batch are much more complicated than a 5 gal batch. In the end, I decided I will not be doing it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-31-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By cbird01
Well I increased the temp for a week(68) and let...

Well I increased the temp for a week(68) and let it sit at 62 for another week...didn't budge, so I just bottled. I think that higher mash temp just gave it more body....tasted delicious at bottling,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-30-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,021
Posted By cbird01
I will have to disagree with the New Belgium...

I will have to disagree with the New Belgium Bottles. I actually like the bottle, but it is the only bottle that I can not get a ring to show up on. I can actually twist mine a bit after they are...
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