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    The Poo discussion

    So, here it is. The other night I was having a talk with a friend over many a beer, and he being very left wing starts to enumerate on the fine properties of whole or organic gardening. This is in relation to hops. He likes POO. I to like the Poo for my hops too, as they seem to grow...
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    Recipe Recommendations

    Hello everyone, I am looking for a beer style recommendation. I have a dilemma. I have two yeast strains both of which I have to build a starter for. Both are quit different and both make great beers. The strains are WLP830 German Lager, and Wyeast 3942 Belgian WT. This is for fun, so...
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    BCS-460 Beta Test

    For those of you who are following, I am in the process of beta testing the BCS-460. This is a unit designed to automate a brew rig or do fermentation control or what ever else you could think of, and provide a user friendly way to interact with it. Latter today I will post pictures of the...
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    Pressure gage, valve question?

    So, her it is. I was tramping around the hardware store the other day and I came across a pressure gage air valve for adjusting air pressure to air tools at the tool. Would this work for a secondary regulator on a keg set up? Be honest. I am just curious. S.
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    Yeast washing Safale 04

    So, just for snots and grogs I did a yeast wash on Safale-04, Fermentis's white bread yeast. I was wondering if anyone else has done so, and if they have, what were the results? I am just curious. I will post PIC's of the yeast done and in storage and when I do the next brew with it...
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    RIMS set up!

    So this is the set up I am going to build. I think I will do both a steam and an electric version of the manifold. How does it look?
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    What does the proper crush for wheat look like?

    What does the proper crush for wheat look like. I am having issues. All of my wheat batches keep coming out grainy smelling. There is a hint of taste but mostly smell. I do recirculate for a long time to get as close to clear as possible. I have been told though that that is part of the...
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    RIMS set ups ?

    Ladies, gentlemen and fellow brewers! This thread is to explore possible RIMS set ups and there successes or failures. I am in the phase of collecting parts for a RIMS set up, and want to hear feed back from the more experienced practitioners of this semi automated medium of brewing. Please...
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    Wheat Beer clarity question?

    So as I had the time last night, I decided to try my hand at a wheat beer. Everything went well, but one question i have is " How clear should my wort get in the recirculation?". Under normal circumstances when I recirc. my wort becomes almost crystal clear or at worst a little haze. I mark...
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    Batch VS Fly What is The Big Diff.

    So her it is. My next batch I will Batch Sparge. However I have never tried it before now. So I did some research on the forum here, and I came up with some pros and cons. They are: Batch: 1. Faster 2. easier to attain eff...
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    PID Function

    So, As it were. I can hook up a PID and even get it to work properly, but can you get them to run on set time intervals for a set temp? I realize that this could equipment dependent. I am looking for some feed back, so let me know if i am asking to much or am I on track and I just need...