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Forum: DIY Projects 03-26-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By BasementGrowler
I also have an old computer that I gutted. I was...

I also have an old computer that I gutted. I was thinking about making a four flask stir plate, but the same issue arises. It is made from thin steel and I wasn't sure if it would adversely effect...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-26-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By BasementGrowler
Stir plate question

Would a steel project box interfere with the magnet? Aluminum and plastic do not, but I have a thin steel box from work and I was hoping to use it. I'm worried the steel box with interfere with the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By BasementGrowler
Haven't completely decided what i'm going to do...

Haven't completely decided what i'm going to do for a HLT. I left enough room at the end if I want to add a stand burner and a pot. Color wise haven't decided. I want to do my first batch with it...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-17-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By BasementGrowler
brew cart

New all grain brew cart with a 40 gallon brew pot. Needs paint and a ball valve on the pot. Hopefully going to break it in, in the next couple weeks.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,942
Posted By BasementGrowler
I have HBT on my computer all day at work. I also...

I have HBT on my computer all day at work. I also work in a steel fab. shop so every spare minute I get I am working on my All Grain rig.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-04-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,889
Posted By BasementGrowler
https://mail.google.com/mail/?attid=0.1&disp=emb&v...

https://mail.google.com/mail/?attid=0.1&disp=emb&view=att&th=12e829d163e8ba17

This is a pic of the actual kettle before I cut the bottom of the steam chamber out. I also took the end of the drain...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-04-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,355
Posted By BasementGrowler
40 gallon kettle

Is a 40 gallon kettle too big for 5 and 10 gallon batches? Are there any disadvantages to such a large kettle?
Forum: DIY Projects 03-04-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,889
Posted By BasementGrowler
http://www.webstaurantstore.com/cleveland-kgl-40-t...

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/cleveland-kgl-40-t-steam-jacketed-kettle-gas-tilting-40-gallons-leg-type/cleveland-kgl-40-t-steam-jacketed-kettle-gas-tilting-40-gallons-leg-type.jpg

This is what...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-03-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,889
Posted By BasementGrowler
I didn't get all the parts, and the furnace was...

I didn't get all the parts, and the furnace was cut apart. So fixing it is not an option.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-03-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,889
Posted By BasementGrowler
40 gallon steam jacketed kettle

I just picked up a 40 gallon 2/3 steam jacketed kettle that the furnace went bad on. Plan on stripping all un needed parts off it and cut the steam chamber off. Hopefully I will be left with a 40...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,643
Posted By BasementGrowler
A lot of the older kegs were aluminum. They were...

A lot of the older kegs were aluminum. They were made from aluminum because they were lighter than stainless. I'm not sure when, but a while ago most if not all manufacturers went to stainless...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-25-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By BasementGrowler
already have the keggerater and the dart board. ...

already have the keggerater and the dart board. Had a game room set up at my old house. The new house didn't have room so it is all in the garage. The garage will probably become the brew house...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-25-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By BasementGrowler
Frame is not an issue. I own a steel fab shop...

Frame is not an issue. I own a steel fab shop and the frame would be pretty much free.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-25-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By BasementGrowler
pool table or all grain setup

I currently have a bar room type slate top pool table in my garage. I am looking into setting up a basic, 5 gallon, gravity fed, all grain setup. The pool table would be nice to use during down...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-21-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,655
Posted By BasementGrowler
[QUOTE=gratus fermentatio;2666164]Maybe your...

[QUOTE=gratus fermentatio;2666164]Maybe your swmbo should stop worrying, relax & have a homebrew.
:mug: /QUOTE]

Being 7 1/2 months pregnant the SWMBO isn't doing much drinking. She isn't the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-20-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,655
Posted By BasementGrowler
Corrupting our daughter

SWMBO just yelled at me for corrupting our 22 month old daughter. I was sanitizing my keg so I could keg my cream ale. I put sanitizer in the keg and pressurized it and my daughter wanted to hold...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-18-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By BasementGrowler
Thank you for the info. and the concern about the...

Thank you for the info. and the concern about the temp. This will probably be my 1st lager, but i'm not going to brew it until I have all my "lagering equipment" set up. I have an old fridge I am...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-17-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By BasementGrowler
Goldstar

Looking for an extract recipe for Israeli Goldstar beer produced by Tempo Beer. Any info. would be appreciated.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,931
Posted By BasementGrowler
Drinking Wort

I know a lot of people drink their hydrometer sample, but does anyone sit down and drink a glass of wort. Or even skip pitching the yeast and keep the wort to drink and not bother to ferment at all?
Forum: DIY Projects 12-16-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,881
Posted By BasementGrowler
I was thinking the same thing. Was also thinking...

I was thinking the same thing. Was also thinking of an octagon cone with no "chamber" at the top, Just one big cone with a lid.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-15-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,881
Posted By BasementGrowler
"square" "Conical" Fermenter

Hi, I own a steel fab. shop and was thinking about building my own stainless steel "conical" fermenter. Would a square box on top with a four sided pyramid for the cone work. It is easier for me...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By BasementGrowler
Thank You

Thank You
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By BasementGrowler
Beginner recipe question

I have done a couple kits in the past couple months, a red ale, an oktoberfest (at ale temp.), next kit is a kolsch. My brother wants me to brew a very mild, "non" hoppy beer. Not sure if I should...
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