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  1. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Ground Up Brew Room Build

    Hi all I wanted to share I was super excited to see my build get an entire page in this years Gadgets issue of Zymurgy! 2020 sucked but I spent almost every day in this room working from home, and it's working great as as brew space, i'm living the dream!
  2. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Candi syrup and when to add?

    This works great for me as well, it helps prevent stalling in bigger beers and I get better attenuation, and it also means you dont need such a huge pitch of yeast.
  3. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Sodium Metabisulfite and re-pitching yeast?

    I wanted to give a try to add some Sodium Metabifulfite (SMB) to a lager in hopes of further reducing oxygen levels as shown by recent Brulosophy posts. I just added 0.3grams (the same amount the guys at Brulosophy use) to a pilsner when dry hopping. Although I had a brain fart because I had...
  4. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Ground Up Brew Room Build

    Actually Hobby Lobby, they had a lot of cool options for small brackets, with a lot of rustic options like those I chose.
  5. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Ground Up Brew Room Build

    So I've got my finished photos done. I've been using this space as a home office the last month, as well as brewing quite a bit. It's working great for both purposes! Cheers everyone, stay healthy! Large panorama of the finished room: Below is my home-office setup (with a great view), I use...
  6. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Boiling your water to reduce ion content, useful general info during stay at home orders.

    Yes this is what the Brunwater is telling me. Oh well it will still be good beer, double decoction and good fermentation will have to carry the day!
  7. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    First time in Stainless: few questions???

    I always use a yeast starter so my yeast is ready to go, but I just leave it in my anvil for two weeks and then rack to the keg, no secondary. For lagers I might let it ride 2.5-3 weeks before kegging, just monitor bubble activity and if you can raise the temp up the second week, I usually...
  8. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Boiling your water to reduce ion content, useful general info during stay at home orders.

    Oh man I just realized Martin has this feature built into Brun Water already, thanks Martin!
  9. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Boiling your water to reduce ion content, useful general info during stay at home orders.

    I just reached out to a local pro brewer I know about some water treatment options I have when I dont want to run to the store to get RO water. My water is pretty good generally but I wanted to brew a Czech Pilsner this weekend and my tap water is currently at 40ppm Ca, 100ppm SO4, 30ppm Cl...
  10. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    No more RO water, what to use now

    I reached out to a local pro I did a Pro-Am with last year just this week about this. He suggested boiling your water and it will drop alot of ions out if you hold at high temps overnight, or just boil for a while then let settle overnight. my water isn't that bad but a bit high in sulfate at...
  11. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Ground Up Brew Room Build

    So I've done a bit more detail work this past week. I made a nice stool for standing on when I mash in, which fits in the cabinet perfectly and has a bit of storage as well. I also got my glassware shelves up and will soon be putting up my glassware at which point i'll be taking some...
  12. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Ground Up Brew Room Build

    So I've gotten a few brews in this room now and it's awesome. Still some tweaking to do here and there but overall it's working awesome. A few photos to update. This summer my dad gave me this cool antique trolley seat he bought many years ago but he never put up in their new house when they...
  13. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Saving CO2 while "sheltering in place" give me some tips on pressurized fermentation

    All, Not out of prepping, just how things fortunately fell I've got about 8-12 month of brewing ingredients on hand and a newly finished brew room. I'm expecting a 'shelter in place' order in Colorado any day now and thinking long term i'm wondering how best to make my CO2 tanks last. I have...
  14. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Ground Up Brew Room Build

    Still a lot of finishing touches to do, and I need to figure out exactly what equipment will live in this room and what in my workshop in the back where my fermentation and serving keezer is, but first brew is happening today, a big day! Almost done with the boil and things went well so far. I’m...
  15. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Ground Up Brew Room Build

    I made a lot of progress this weekend, and I think i'm ready to brew! I got the drawer for the cabinet made and installed, and got the second door figured out with the magnetic mounts so I can just pull it off and set it out of the way when i'm brewing. Those little wood magnet mounts were a...
  16. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Help me troubleshoot keggle gravity feed

    Ok I didn’t have my drain tube hooked up tonight, just free flowing into a bucket to test, that should help, thanks!
  17. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Help me troubleshoot keggle gravity feed

    I’ve used this new to me keggle a few times without issues. I used a pump when brewing a ten gallon batch and was able to drain the keggle all the way to the bottom of the center pickup tube I made. Now I’m building a new brew setup and want to use this keggle as a gravity free HLT. It seems...
  18. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Ground Up Brew Room Build

    Yeah that would be nice. My house is from the 1950's and the electric panel was upgraded in the 80's or 90's to a 100AMP main breaker and my panel is FULL. To go electric I would need to upgrade my entire main panel and run the wires to this room, easily a 3-5k expense. Running the natural gas...
  19. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Ground Up Brew Room Build

    Nope, beautiful Golden Colorado. We can literally smell mashing grains from Coors in our town if the wind is right. thats' pretty cool. Although more often than not we smell their wastewater treatment plant if the wind is wrong, which is much less cool. I didn't think of that, I lived in...
  20. HausBrauerei_Harvey

    Ground Up Brew Room Build

    Some great milestones (and setbacks) encountered this weekend. I was able to test out my burners on Sunday! The HLT burner was working great, there is less airflow around my boil kettle burner stand design so that was burning super fuel rich. I did a bit of reading online about troubleshooting...
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