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Old 02-28-2012, 08:11 PM   #61
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45 minutes into the boil for Celebration #2. Trying out the new hopstopper from Kal today. Will be interesting to see how it does with 5.75 ounces of pellets. Up next is Denny's Wry Smile. Have a good day guys.
How did the hopstopper work?


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Old 02-28-2012, 08:48 PM   #62
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So I am thinking about adding a hood to my setup, but trying to figure out the best way to do it. It's little more difficult since I have to deal with not only steam, but a lot more heat than a E-Brewery due to the mega burner I own. Any ideas? Wood box lined with 1/4" tile board? Rather not spend a ton of money on the design.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:50 PM   #63
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What recipe are you using for your barleywine?
my own recipe that i have been toying with....
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:20 PM   #64
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How did the hopstopper work?
Yeah it worked pretty well. I came up 1 quart short (left in the pot) although I drained with the valve wide open. Thinking if I restrict the flow it might do better. The wort was really clear. Been checking out your build. The stand and hood look really awesome. Did you buy Kal's control box kit?
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Check out this link (posts 536 and on)

The ebuild control panel is complete (at least for today )
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:37 AM   #66
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Thats one sexy control panel. Super jealous!
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:13 AM   #67
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Hey cidah, can you build me one of those?
Maybe we could do a group buy on parts and have Cidah assemble them!
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Hey cidah, can you build me one of those?
Maybe we could do a group buy on parts and have Cidah assemble them!
Thanks guys

haha - I actually really enjoyed the wiring part. the fabrication is the trickiest. As my dad says,... measure twice, cut once.

How come we couldn;t have done the group buy on parts BEFORE I did my build haha!
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Jeff do you know how hot your hood are gets when you brew? Have you temped it? Was thinking you want to be sure to go with something that will stand up to that heat. I would be wary of using anything plastic unless it has heat ratings
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Jeff do you know how hot your hood are gets when you brew? Have you temped it? Was thinking you want to be sure to go with something that will stand up to that heat. I would be wary of using anything plastic unless it has heat ratings
I abandoned the hood idea. I have no easy way to vent it outside due to how my garage is built (cinder-block walls). So I am just going to get some more hardibacker tile board to line the ceiling area above my brew pot then use some galvanized sheet metal on top of that to make it look nice. Lowes sells 3ft by 4 ft sheets of it in the heater/ducting area for like $9 a sheet. Then I'll just use a fan to circulate air in and out of my garage.


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