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Ingredients / Re: Watermelon IPA
« on: March 10, 2016, 02:14:00 PM »
You can look at Thomas hooker brewery and check their watermelon ale or even contact them and see if they can lead you.

Beer Recipes / Re: Help a new Brewer find her style
« on: November 05, 2015, 02:24:20 PM »
Here are recipes from others  . It looks as if you like porters and blonde ales so stick with them because you'll enjoy them. Alts might be a good fit too. Welcome to the world of homebrew. 

All Grain Brewing / Re: Year old grains
« on: October 29, 2015, 01:13:18 PM »
Have some DME just in case you don't hit OG. Like smokeymcb said blend into other batches.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: "other drink"
« on: October 09, 2015, 01:21:10 PM »
What do you taste? If its right to you than ignore could just need more time.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Partial mash chilling
« on: September 25, 2015, 08:29:11 PM »
You can always sub 1gallon with an 8lb bag of ice. It will get you closer to the 140 temp.

Great article. Like the keep it simple and fun otherwise its work approach.

Going Pro / Re: Am I missing something?
« on: September 18, 2015, 08:31:14 PM »
 Also check your states Brewers guild.

Ingredients / Re: Ella hops
« on: August 19, 2015, 08:06:48 PM »
Farmhouse brewing supply has some.

Pimp My System / Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« on: April 23, 2015, 01:15:23 PM »
Nice build. Jealous of your setup.

Zymurgy / Re: ezymurgy on a desk top
« on: February 20, 2015, 08:57:45 PM »
Had no problem either. Are you trying to find old issues? If you let current issue open in the upper left corner  the folder lets you get older issues. If not contact : they can help.

Equipment and Software / Re: Hopback Installation
« on: October 15, 2014, 04:12:55 PM »
The Blichmann hop rocket can be used as hop back and randall.

Pimp My System / Re: Build Your Own Temp Controller
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:27:55 PM »

The instructions on this say to wire black to 1, 5 & 6 but the diagram says 1,5 & 7.  You may want to fix that.

Perfect timing on this since I just bought one of these temp controllers a couple weeks ago.  Thanks!

Good catch. I updated the directions to be inline with diagram.

Yeah, and it looks like the white wire for connection #2, and the upper outlet should actually go to the white wires' orange connector. The internal relay is good for 10A but larger freezers can draw 12+A on spooling up.  When I build my second controller I bought a couple of 25A solid state relays that I drive with the TC.

I hadn't seen anything about this in my research. Are you saying just go from STC-1000 connection #2 to the orange wire connector instead of going into the outlet? Where do the solid state relays come into play?

Edit: Found this pic from someone who gutted the STC-1000, which I think shows that the relay is rated to 15A

I think he means from from the outlet to the plug. Because you made 2 powers go to the outlet. Hopefully rjharper will verify.

There are a few recipes in a zymurgy issue not to far back.

Equipment and Software / Re: Fill a chest freezer with water
« on: August 29, 2014, 12:10:23 PM »
I believe this was in a zymurgy gadget issue. Where they made a chest freezer into a glycol chiller. Go for it and post results. Edit **** found in November / December 2009 issue in conical ferment chamber.

The only thing I would be concerned with is losing heat in that size container. Otherwise I think as the others have said.

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