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    Help with auber PID and Honeywell valve

    I am finishing up the wiring for a Brutus type system, but am having problems getting the PIDs to fire the burners. I have two Auber syl-2362 PIDs hooked up to two honeywell vr8200 valves. Everything is controlled by a three way selector switch (hand/off/auto). The burners work great with the...
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    Single Tier Brutus Clone.....Another One!

    I have spent a lot of time following this forum and have been very inspired by many of your builds. I thought it was only fair that I document my build and answer any questions along the way. I will also be asking many questions myself! So lets get started:rockin: Oh and sorry for the...
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    A little Lager Help!

    So I have attempted my first lager, a schwarzbier. My main concern right now is that It has been in the primary for 4 days now and I have no signs of fermentation. No krausen, no airlock activity, and no drop in gravity. I went ahead and introduced some more oxygen to it this morning and gave...
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    Beer names for Wedding brews

    My girlfriends best friend is getting married in October and they have requested that I brew beer as their wedding gift.....no problem! I have not put together exact recipes yet, I am going to brew a few and tweak them before I finalize. I know for sure it is going to be a sweet (milk) stout...
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    Pacific Jade....Hmmm...what to do?

    So my buddies at the LHBS threw me an ounce of 12.9% Pacific Jade hops....not sure what I want to do with them. Any suggestions? I am currently about to keg an IPA with all amarillo and cascades. It has been dry hopping for like 10 days.....not sure if i would want to add the pacific jade...
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    Infection or....... RDWHAHB!?

    I racked my Honcho Grande Brown Ale Clone to secondary two days ago. It has slowly developed into what looks to be an infection:confused:. All of that is almost double what it was this morning! What do you think?
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    Please Critique Oatmeal Stout!

    This will be my first Stout so I just wanted to get some opinions from everybody. This is a pretty big stout with a OG of 1.077. 7 lbs Unhopped Dark Liquid Extract .88 lbs Crystal 150 .75 lbs Chocolate Malt .38 lbs Debittered Black Malt (belgium) .38 lbs Victory .38 lbs Flaked Barley...
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    Primary Fermentatin and Hyrdrometer readings

    If hyrdometer readings have stayed the same over a 2-3 day period and there is no obvious activity, will it hurt to let the beer go another week or two in the primary?? Are the yeast going to stall out or die?
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    New Equipment and Possible Uses

    Being a chef for a living I have incorporated a few different tools into my home brewing that I thought I would share. I have not seen anyone use either one of these tools, so I thought it might spark some interest. Immersion Circulator - This is a piece of equipment typically used in labs...
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    New Equipment and Possible Uses

    Being a chef for a living I have incorporated a few different tools into my homebrewing that I thought I would share. I have not seen anyone use either one of these tools, so I thought it might spark some interest. Immersion Cirulator - This is a piece of equipment typically used in labs...
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    Yes...another starter question!!!

    So I have done my searching and of course I have found many subjects similar to my matter but am unable to get a for sure answer. Anywho, I made a starter Thursday night (10/23) with approx 470ml of water and 1/2 cup dry malt extract and White Labs Pacific ale yeast. Since then I have had...
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    What is your favorite label/bottle???

    I thought this would be a fun one, also informing to those of us who would like to create our own. Everyone can get a glimpse of what the brewing population enjoys. So please post a picture of your favorite brew labels!! I personally enjoy The Lost Abbey line of bottles. I love the...
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    How do you go about developing/choosing a recipe??

    Now I am sure this has been brought up in bits in pieces over time, but I thought I would give it a shot. So for all of you out there, what is your plan of attack when starting a new brew?? Do you find a recipe you would like to make and just hope you can get ahold of the ingredients?? Do...
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    Krauzen "sediment" normal??

    First off this is my first post on the forums. I have been snooping around for a few days, but have yet do make a post.......So greetings! My first batch of beer is currently on its second day of the primary fermentation, I am not necessarily concerned but just curious. Above the krauzen...
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