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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6,476
Views: 195,732
Posted By its_manbearpig
Today I ordered 3 kits and cleaned some bottles :)

Today I ordered 3 kits and cleaned some bottles :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,001
Posted By its_manbearpig
I didn't read all the suggestions in this thread,...

I didn't read all the suggestions in this thread, but I want to mention this:

I bought a daypack for hiking from walmart and it has a refillable bladder inside. Company is Outdoor Products. They...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By its_manbearpig
Yes, you can use El Cheapo Wine jugs for...

Yes, you can use El Cheapo Wine jugs for fermenting 1 gallon batches.

I have one of those and a 1 gal jug from LBHS and they have the same capacity.

And if you're the artsy type, you can use...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By its_manbearpig
Any time you think you're handling glass bottle...

Any time you think you're handling glass bottle bombs, wear work gloves and eye goggles at the very least.

Have you ever seen bottle bombs on youtube? Scary.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,419
Posted By its_manbearpig
This was a great thread and I'm glad to hear your...

This was a great thread and I'm glad to hear your beer turned out well.

Now you've got me thinking.......

Cheers!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6,476
Views: 195,732
Posted By its_manbearpig
I put a ball valve and dip tube onto a rubbermaid...

I put a ball valve and dip tube onto a rubbermaid tote to drain the bottle washer I built recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZnKmlzt7_8
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 34,333
Posted By its_manbearpig
Count me in for two IPA's. 10 gallons 3311...

Count me in for two IPA's. 10 gallons

3311 gallons
Forum: DIY Projects 01-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 60,534
Posted By its_manbearpig
Got my pump in the mail today, so I took 'er for...

Got my pump in the mail today, so I took 'er for a spin.

Test run went great. I get plenty of pressure from the pump. The connecting hose was built on the fly at the hardware store. It's just...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-19-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 60,534
Posted By its_manbearpig
....Aaaand one more post with pics I'll do...

....Aaaand one more post with pics

I'll do one more later with a video of the washer in action.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-19-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 60,534
Posted By its_manbearpig
OK, as promised I attached some pictures of my...

OK, as promised I attached some pictures of my completed bottle washer.

The manifold was made of 3/4'' copper and 1/4'' soft copper tubing. It's adapted to a regular garden hose thread. I can...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 60,534
Posted By its_manbearpig
Yup, that's the route I'm going to take. Thanks....

Yup, that's the route I'm going to take. Thanks.

I did some soldering today (my manifold is all copper) and used Mapp gas for the first time. So much better than propane - I'm never going back. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-15-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 60,534
Posted By its_manbearpig
Thanks for this how-to! I was inspired to...

Thanks for this how-to!

I was inspired to build a bottle washer for myself, too. I went with a 3/4in copper manifold with 1/4 soft copper for the outlets. I'm using a rectangular milk crate as...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-10-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,917
Posted By its_manbearpig
I bottle and don't want to keg. I've thought...

I bottle and don't want to keg. I've thought about it, but then I always wonder something:

Let's say I took the time and money to build myself a respectable keezer, furnished it with kegs, CO2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-06-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By its_manbearpig
Looking good. Glad to see you solved your...

Looking good. Glad to see you solved your problem.

Like the others mentioned, that's all normal.

I like to rig up a blowoff for the first few days for any brew. Some blow, some don't.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-17-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,150
Posted By its_manbearpig
I only read the first four pages, but here is...

I only read the first four pages, but here is something I didn't see mentioned...

How about knocking on your neighbor's doors and being nice and explain that when you have that "thing" in your...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-04-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 107,090
Posted By its_manbearpig
100% free stir plate made from garage scraps and...

100% free stir plate made from garage scraps and stuff from the dead electronics pile at work. No real measuring, I pretty much eyeballed everything.

The box is scrap wood, leftover plexiglass,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-30-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By its_manbearpig
Search for "free online polls". There are...

Search for "free online polls". There are websites that will allow you to post polls for people to fill out. Make a short questionairre and post it. Save the web address.

Next, search "free QR...
Forum: Brew Science 04-14-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By its_manbearpig
Perfect! That's exactly what I was looking for -...

Perfect! That's exactly what I was looking for - thanks!
Forum: Brew Science 04-14-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By its_manbearpig
Wow, thanks for your information! The second...

Wow, thanks for your information! The second equation is way over my head, but I tried your first one.

At first I got 1700P which seemed to be way, way too high. I think it's supposed to be...
Forum: Brew Science 04-14-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By its_manbearpig
Gravity equation?

Hello, homebrewtalkers!

I've got a question. Is there an equation for calculating the gravity of a mixture of table sugar and water?

For instance, if I dissolved 2oz of table sugar into 1...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 03-07-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By its_manbearpig
Thanks to everybody for replying! I don't...

Thanks to everybody for replying!

I don't think I'll have to worry about pasteurizing.

Judging by the size of the jar, I don't think I'll wind up making too much. I might even have to do a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,026
Posted By its_manbearpig
I'll always be there for ya, pal (it's...

I'll always be there for ya, pal (it's ipodguy)...

About the vinator - I got a NB gift card and that's going to be my next purchase. They look like they do a great job.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,026
Posted By its_manbearpig
I'll always be there for ya, pal (it's...

I'll always be there for ya, pal (it's ipodguy)...

About the vinator - I got a NB gift card and that's going to be my next purchase. They look like they do a great job.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 12-26-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By its_manbearpig
Bottling and storage of Kombucha (long term)

Hey everybody,

I've been thinking about making kombucha off and on for several years. The entire process sounds weird and fun which is why it has so much appeal to me.

For Christmas, my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-10-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By its_manbearpig
Very interested to know how your extract WJ clone...

Very interested to know how your extract WJ clone turns out!
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