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Old 02-16-2013, 03:38 PM   #61
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I do, it's my little hobby car. Currently putting a 200hp Subaru engine and tranny in it. Too many hobbies not enough time.
Damn impressive...gonna be a 911 killer at that HP / weight, might wanna think about upgrading the brakes as well

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The 1.7L 914 which was produced from 1970 until 1974 put out 76hp. The 1.8L 914, produced from 1974 through 1976 actually had a peak output of 72hp. The 2.0L option that was produced from 1973 through 1976 put out 91hp.

The 914/6, produced from 1970 through 1976, had a peak output of 110hp from it's 2.0L flat 6.

Other rare/unproduced cars that are part of the family, mentioned in previous answers: the 916 was a variation of the 914/6 that features 914/6GT body work and the engine from a 911S (190hp). The two 914/8 models that were built were both outfitted with the 3.0L flat 8 from the 908/3 (the red 914/8 that was owned by Dr. Piech featured the 3.0L engine used MFI and produced 300hp; Dr. Porsche's carb equipped version put out 260hp
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OMG 300hp and 8 cyl torque in a 914 go cart...WTF

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #62
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That does not include propane to boil with. Takes about 1/2 tank per batch at $30 per cylinder. Adds $15 to every batch.
WHOA!...you need to fix that...I get about five batches from a tank and a refill costs about $12.50.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:45 AM   #63
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WHOA!...you need to fix that...I get about five batches from a tank and a refill costs about $12.50.
Just depends on the size of burner. But I would say that $12.50 is a little low. I pay maybe $16 but its ballpark.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:15 PM   #64
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I think I'm saving a little on electricity since I fixed my mash temp problem. I wrap the MT in my thinsulate lined winter hunting coat for the 1 hour mash. Then use the same burner to heat the sparge water while that's going. 1 burner instead of two going.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:24 PM   #65
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Yes, creating your own recipes and going with Extract DOES get expensive, if your using DME. I switched this past fall to DME and the results are enough for me to continue on using it. The beer taste better, to me. $35-45 for ingredients for most batches, but thats life. I've got a killer Chocolate Stout I brewed in the fall, DME and grain.

I am, however, thinking of buying an 8 gallon brewpot (with triple clad bottom) and going BIAB. The brew shop charges about $1.5/lb for grain, my price would drop to less than $20 per batch! But that $120 for the brewpot is quite a few batches of beer. Extract really isn't THAT much faster if your using any steeping grain at all. I have found I get the most if I do a 45 minute steep @ 150F. 20 more minutes and I would have All-Grain. Hmmm.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:36 PM   #66
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Yes, creating your own recipes and going with Extract DOES get expensive, if your using DME. I switched this past fall to DME and the results are enough for me to continue on using it. The beer taste better, to me. $35-45 for ingredients for most batches, but thats life. I've got a killer Chocolate Stout I brewed in the fall, DME and grain.

I am, however, thinking of buying an 8 gallon brewpot (with triple clad bottom) and going BIAB. The brew shop charges about $1.5/lb for grain, my price would drop to less than $20 per batch! But that $120 for the brewpot is quite a few batches of beer. Extract really isn't THAT much faster if your using any steeping grain at all. I have found I get the most if I do a 45 minute steep @ 150F. 20 more minutes and I would have All-Grain. Hmmm.
Or maybe 10 minutes less with BIAB if your crush/grind is fine enough. From what I see, my mash is done in less than 30 minutes. I use my Corona style mill and grind the grain very fine.

 
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I use a fine crush for partial mash biab myself. But judging from my OG's,I'd say that 1 hour is still best.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:18 PM   #68
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I usually buy a bunch of DME from morebeer--now only if only I could justify buying a 50 lb sack

 
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:42 AM   #69
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WHOA!...you need to fix that...I get about five batches from a tank and a refill costs about $12.50.
I just did my third batch with the same tank and might have enough for my fourth batch. I guess I was a little off on how much was left in my tank. It does cost about $30 per tank unfortunately in Alaska. Realistically about $6-$7 per batch. That does not seem as bad.

 
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Hi just saw 33 lb LME carboys at LHBS for $55. Brewtopia Long Island. Had 4 new carboys in the store.

That's $1.67/lb.

Given standard formula of 1 lb grain = 0.75 lb LME = 0.6 lb DME that's the equivalent of buying base malt at $1.25/lb. I pay $1.10 for 50 lb sacks. So I'm saving $0.15/lb using all grain...less than $2/ batch. All prices are "pick up at the store prices, so no additional shipping charge.

I asked the owner how he was able to offer such a great price and he indicated this is recently bought, includes his standard markup, not a mistake.

Conclusion, if you want to brew with extract, and don't like the price, shop around. Maybe ask at your LHBS to see if you can get a similar deal.

 
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