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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-25-2014, 07:32 AM
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Posted By dmarc85
Is it possible that the amp rating for the unit...

Is it possible that the amp rating for the unit refers to just the compressor rather than the overall pull by the unit?? With the compressor pulling 12a alone might it stand to reason that an extra 5...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-25-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By dmarc85
So the start cap checks okay. The pull coming...

So the start cap checks okay. The pull coming from the compressor is a bit under 12a. The current through the main power wire is a little over 12a with the compressor running. What should the pull be...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-25-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By dmarc85
Dude thank you. Great info. I'm going to do a...

Dude thank you. Great info. I'm going to do a little troubleshooting. :)


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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-25-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By dmarc85
FYI the first photo is the ground reading. ...

FYI the first photo is the ground reading.


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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-25-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By dmarc85
213316213317213318 The ammeter doesn't lie....

213316213317213318

The ammeter doesn't lie. This guy is pulling 16 amps :( Again it's rated for 12A. Ideas?


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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-19-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By dmarc85
AJ, thanks! I've gotten some really good info...

AJ, thanks! I've gotten some really good info from this thread. I was actually looking at that ammeter yesterday at lowes. This gadget would actually give me a good idea about what's really going on....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-17-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By dmarc85
Ok, I read it. I believe this calculator's...

Ok, I read it. I believe this calculator's temperature function is purposed specifically for beers that maintain a low ferm temp throughout their entire fermentation process, i.e. Lagers.

Most co2...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-17-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,553
Posted By dmarc85
I'm definitely going to check this link out. I'd...

I'm definitely going to check this link out. I'd be shocked to see variances in priming sugar quantities as temperature fluctuates.

For the record, I always keg my beer ice-cold simply because the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-17-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dmarc85
Beer is STRONG!!

Well no wonder my 11.4% DIPA felt more like 14%; that fermentation temp got very high (before AC was installed)

So target range should be like 68-70F? Typically I use WLP007. I've thought about...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-17-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dmarc85
I calculate my ABV using SG readings and an...

I calculate my ABV using SG readings and an online calculator. What temp are these fusal alcohols produced? On occasion my ferm temps can hit 76-78.


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Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 07-17-2014, 03:15 AM
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Posted By dmarc85
Marris Otter IPA 211611 Dry hopped to...

Marris Otter IPA

211611

Dry hopped to perfection with citra/fuggles/crystal.


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By dmarc85
Use the same amounts of priming sugar regardless...

Use the same amounts of priming sugar regardless of whether you cold crash or not. HOWEVER, if you do cold crash before bottling, the priming sugar will not ferment unless it's around room temp;...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-16-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By dmarc85
That's actually really helpful information. I've...

That's actually really helpful information. I've been through this coolers wiring diagram a million times to double check connections just to make sure it's all hooked up right. I have suspect the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 380
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Posted By dmarc85
Yeast rafts for sure. My IPA looked just like...

Yeast rafts for sure. My IPA looked just like that before I kegged it. Now I'm drinking some good brew, clear as a bell.


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-15-2014, 05:57 AM
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Posted By dmarc85
It's gooooooood!!! Sent from my iPhone...

It's gooooooood!!!


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-15-2014, 05:55 AM
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Posted By dmarc85
Bro, that's good beer. It will literally smell...

Bro, that's good beer. It will literally smell like poop if it's infected. Bottle or keg immediately. Enjoy soon after!


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-15-2014, 05:50 AM
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Posted By dmarc85
Primary for 10 days. 2 days cold crash. Add a...

Primary for 10 days. 2 days cold crash. Add a packet of gelatin dissolved in near-boiling water. Wait 5 in secondary or keg. Brilliant beer. Nothing else to talk about.

Chilled glass, otherwise...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-15-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By dmarc85
Beer is STRONG!!

My last few beers have seemed way stronger than my hydrometer readings suggest...I've had an 11.4% reading feel like it's 14% and now I'm drinking a 6.4% reading that feel like 8%. Friends and family...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-15-2014, 05:34 AM
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Posted By dmarc85
That's actually a good idea; I don't have to ask...

That's actually a good idea; I don't have to ask them for money, the machine will.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By dmarc85
I couldn't wait...GAWD!!!! I actually dry hopped...

I couldn't wait...GAWD!!!! I actually dry hopped this cold in a closed vessel. HYPOTHESIS: Cold liquid retains volatile aromatics. Closed vessel will also help contain volatile aromatics.
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Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 07-15-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 271,238
Posted By dmarc85
Oh this is awesome! Based off the stone IPA clone...

Oh this is awesome! Based off the stone IPA clone recipe. Just tapped this keg about 15mins ago. Best one yet!
211207


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-13-2014, 06:08 PM
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Posted By dmarc85
You prefer to make an Americano vs. black coffee...

You prefer to make an Americano vs. black coffee because you can actually get a decent head on your cup of joe that way.


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-13-2014, 03:05 AM
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Posted By dmarc85
Haha. Hell ya I can turn it off. Most of the time...

Haha. Hell ya I can turn it off. Most of the time it turns itself off when it trips the circuit breaker. I told my wife it fell off the back of a truck.


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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-13-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By dmarc85
I am definitely going with a dedicated circuits...

I am definitely going with a dedicated circuits for fridge and brew setup. I appreciate all the info!

First, I need to resolve the current issue that's cropped up with the bev air; it's popping...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-12-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By dmarc85
2 bird with one stone. Sent from my...

2 bird with one stone.


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