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Old 11-30-2012, 09:56 PM   #211
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CRATE DAY!!
ok cool, im just having a few issues hitting my mash temps tbh. using beersmith im hitting the strike water and then its not hitting those mash temps all that well. which is a pain, so i'm testing the scenario where i heat to 79 and mash at whatever happens. see how it works.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:02 PM   #212
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Yay crate day.

What are you guys drinking today?

I am Lion Red'ing it, I goet a Lion Red kit for the occasion. Staying homebrew, also on crate day
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:46 AM   #213
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CRATE DAY!!
ok cool, im just having a few issues hitting my mash temps tbh. using beersmith im hitting the strike water and then its not hitting those mash temps all that well. which is a pain, so i'm testing the scenario where i heat to 79 and mash at whatever happens. see how it works.
How'd it go?
I've not really be to worried about not hitting the temp bang on. You tried warming your chilly bin up before mashing in?

I managed a 1.060 Vienna/Centennial SMaSH in between Speights. Had an impromptu home brew tasting as well. It was a brilliant day for it here in the mighty Manawatu!
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #214
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How'd it go?
I've not really be to worried about not hitting the temp bang on. You tried warming your chilly bin up before mashing in?

I managed a 1.060 Vienna/Centennial SMaSH in between Speights. Had an impromptu home brew tasting as well. It was a brilliant day for it here in the mighty Manawatu!
I just used an extract recipe i used in the past. hit 4% ABV which drinking 12 of these got me a bit too happy, and i spent sunday on the couch.... i'm too old for this **** now lol. ended up playing league with some random guys, and now im covered in scratches and marks. lol

so i didnt mash in in the end.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:41 AM   #215
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I just used an extract recipe i used in the past. hit 4% ABV which drinking 12 of these got me a bit too happy, and i spent sunday on the couch.... i'm too old for this **** now lol. ended up playing league with some random guys, and now im covered in scratches and marks. lol

so i didnt mash in in the end.
Hahahaha yep, I feel ya pain there! I was about as useful as tits on a bull as well. Took me till about 7pm to get back into something normal
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:26 AM   #216
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Grab one of these: http://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living...-536578184.htm or
http://www.trademe.co.nz/pets-animal...-536232577.htm

All you need is a little plastic box and a 2m extension cord to wire it all up.
You can then attach the temp sensor with blue tack to the fermenter and control any heating source you like with it.
Preferably a heating pad (~$40)
Got the Willhi 7016C and a Coppertun Heat pad, but stuffed if I can work out how to wire the bloody thing . Can you or anyone explain to me, in very plain language, how to wire this controller (240V, NZ wiring). Cheers!

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:41 PM   #217
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Macros, you get any scores from your beers entered?
Not the best. Highest score was the Kumara Porter with 30/50. Lost points on flavour balance. Too smokey.


Ah yes crate day.. Bit hazy for me from funneling the last of my cascaded low carb.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:01 AM   #218
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Got the Willhi 7016C and a Coppertun Heat pad, but stuffed if I can work out how to wire the bloody thing . Can you or anyone explain to me, in very plain language, how to wire this controller (240V, NZ wiring). Cheers!
Did you get this osrted? if not I'll get pics at some point of mine
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:02 AM   #219
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Not the best. Highest score was the Kumara Porter with 30/50. Lost points on flavour balance. Too smokey.


Ah yes crate day.. Bit hazy for me from funneling the last of my cascaded low carb.
Not Bad scoring on that one though, from memory its like 1 point away from a bronze? or did it actually get a bronze?
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:07 AM   #220
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no medals for me

But i planted some smoothcone the other day so onwards and upwards!

 
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