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Forum: General Techniques 05-06-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By de5m0mike
Forgot the oats

So, I had the oats separate from the rest of my grain bill, since they didn't need to be crushed, and when it came time to brew I forgot to put them in the mash. I had already finished up an hour...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Posted By de5m0mike
Founders 2012 Black Party

Anyone go last night. What was your favorite beer? I had what they called a "Rye Aged Rye Stout" that I thought was amazing. If it hadn't been so busy in the tap room I would have tried to find out...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-02-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By de5m0mike
New Home Brew Club Logo

Not really a label, but I thought this was probably still the best place to share.

So anyway, I just started a new home brew club in my area and I wanted to share the logo I designed. What do you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 928
Posted By de5m0mike
Method of Grain Analysis (IOB vs. EBC) What's the difference?

I was working on adding some new grains to my ingredient list in Beer Alchemy and I discovered there are two methods for analysing them. IOB and EBC. And while some numbers like moisture and nitrogen...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-05-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By de5m0mike
Picked up this one yesterday, and just installed...

Picked up this one yesterday, and just installed it. Seems to work well. I still need to get a stir bar before I can actually test it out though.

25-Ohm 3-Watt Rheostat - RadioShack.com...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By de5m0mike
Sounds good. I'll stick with 9 volt power supply...

Sounds good. I'll stick with 9 volt power supply for now and swap out the potentiometer.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By de5m0mike
Thanks for the help on this guys. I liked...

Thanks for the help on this guys.

I liked this one because it had the on/off built in, and they guy at Radio Shack told me it would work. I could kind of tell they weren't staffing the same kind...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By de5m0mike
Ok, further testing show that turning the knob...

Ok, further testing show that turning the knob does adjust speed, the only problem is it is an extremely fine adjustment, and almost unnoticeable. Imagine if you turn the knob clockwise from left to...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By de5m0mike
With the positives still attached to the top two,...

With the positives still attached to the top two, if I touch the negatives to pin 1 (bottom) and pin 3 (right) the fan turns on and off when pushing the button but still does not adjust speed when...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By de5m0mike
I just attached positive from power supply (black...

I just attached positive from power supply (black with white stripe wire) to top left pin, and the positive from the fan (red wire) to the top right pin. When touching the negative from fan directly...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By de5m0mike
I see you edited your post while I was typing....

I see you edited your post while I was typing. Yes, touching the top two and turning the dial does adjust the ohm value on the multimeter. If I connect the two positives here, where do the negatives...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By de5m0mike
I just tried touching the multimeter to pin 1...

I just tried touching the multimeter to pin 1 (bottom) and 3 (right) and I get a reading but it does not change when I turn the dial.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By de5m0mike
Here is a pic of the fan. It's attached to the...

Here is a pic of the fan. It's attached to the bottom of the cigar box.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/408168_2983502472305_1404297868_33122937_201688668_n.jpg

Here is the back...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By de5m0mike
Which wire goes where?

I'm trying to build a stir plate and can't figure out the wiring. If I touch the + & - wires from my power source (a 9v cell phone charger) to my fan (a 12v computer fan, the fan powers up, but I...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-02-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,884
Posted By de5m0mike
It will burn/char, but it won't catch flame.

It will burn/char, but it won't catch flame.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-30-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,884
Posted By de5m0mike
Not really. I think it will clean up okay, and...

Not really. I think it will clean up okay, and any stains will just give it character.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-30-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,884
Posted By de5m0mike
Leather Wrapped Mash Tun

I do brew in a bag so it's nice to have insulation for my pot that is easily removed for when the mash is over and it's time to boil. I have two layers of leather with two layers of reflectix...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-28-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 40,913
Posted By de5m0mike
How do you figure that? My software, Beer...

How do you figure that? My software, Beer Alchemy, doesn't adjust FG based on mash temp, and I was under the impression that no other software out there did. I've been looking for a way to estimate...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-15-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By de5m0mike
I was too late. The bottles are way over carbed...

I was too late. The bottles are way over carbed now. I noticed a lot of them were leaking CO2 pressure around the caps and when I went to open one it shot out of my hand like a rocket. Flew across...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-14-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By de5m0mike
Thanks for the tip. I'll try that tonight.

Thanks for the tip. I'll try that tonight.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-14-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By de5m0mike
I just tried this today with my oven, I put a...

I just tried this today with my oven, I put a bunch of bottles of cider in with the oven off. Turned it on and let it come up to 170. 170 is the minimum for my oven. Once temp was reached I set the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-09-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 40,913
Posted By de5m0mike
I already put a 1.8L (~1.050) starter on the stir...

I already put a 1.8L (~1.050) starter on the stir plate for 3 days. It's in the fridge now to separate the yeast from the wort. I plan to Decant and then add a second 1.8L starter before brewing. My...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-09-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 40,913
Posted By de5m0mike
I'm brewing my wee heavy this weekend and was...

I'm brewing my wee heavy this weekend and was wondering about how long I can expect it to take to boil down the 2 gallons to a syrup.
Forum: General Techniques 12-06-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By de5m0mike
How will caramelized wart effect on color

I'm planning to brew a Wee Heavy this weekend. Not as part of the 12-12-12, I know, its purely coincidental. Anyway, I've learned a lot by reading through the 30 plus pages of discussion in that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-04-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By de5m0mike
Yeah sorry, I was in a bit of a hurry when I...

Yeah sorry, I was in a bit of a hurry when I originally posted this and left out a few details. I do plan to use Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale yeast. I was also planning on pulling about 2 gallons to boil...
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