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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Portable Kegerator
« on: February 13, 2012, 09:22:55 AM »
One of my primary objectives was to keep the cost down, within my budget.

Here's a breakdown:
Garbage Can $8.00
Faucet assemblies $50.00
Insulation $6.00
QD's & hoses & clamps $25.00
Drain Faucet $8.00
CO2 Tank - I have a spare tank so no additional cost
Furniture Dolly -  I already had this so no additional cost
Wood - Had a piece of cedar laying around
Duct tape - $ negligible.
AHA stickers - $ one family membership for 3 years
Total out of pocket cost ~$100

Cheers!!!


I been looking to make one of these for awhile, but I always though it would be more expensive.  Looks like I've got a new project in the hopper, and another reason for my girlfriend to be annoyed with me.

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The Pub / Re: Hey Denny
« on: January 20, 2012, 12:26:11 PM »
Have y'all no connscience?

Have you no personal connection to this connvivial ale conner's conndition?

Why must you connceal by conncatenation an extra 'n' in every conntext connceivable?

This connceit connfuses me and no doubt causes conncerns about the connsequence it will have on his future conncerts featuring connchs and conncertinas. What will the connductors think?

I therefore connclude that we should be connciliatory. We must connfabuilate and extend our connclave's conncise conncord of conncrete connfession before this and other insults connflate into a true connflict and connfrontation of conngealed egos.

Do you conncur or must we all be conndemned to be a connfederacy of conneys connfined to our cells? I must have a conncussion. to conndone a thread of this connsiderable awful connsistency. Don't make me connfine you all!

Conngrats! I now hate this whole conngregation even more than Conngress. I must refrain now as a connscientious objector.


How long did it take you to write this post, you really went the extra mile with the Conn comedy on this one.  One could say your quite the conn artist with this post. I must say I'm impressed.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Building heat sticks
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:32:26 PM »
My homemade heatsticks failed.
These commercial "bucket heaters" work well and you can find them for ~ $30 at your local tack shop.
http://www.amazon.com/MARSHALLTOWN-Premier-742G-Bucket-Heater/dp/B000BDB4UG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326995951&sr=8-1

Can you get away with just having one of these, or would two necessary to get a solid boil?

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Equipment and Software / Building heat sticks
« on: January 19, 2012, 08:53:34 AM »
I'm planning on building some heat stick to allow me to brew in my basement. I found this link and it seems to be a very simple construction.  Does any one have any insight or advice on making these??

http://www.3d0g.net/brewing/heatstick


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Converting extract to all grain recipies
« on: December 27, 2011, 11:54:02 AM »
You definitely  should not use propane in a basement unless you spend the $$ to take proper precautions.  Even then, you should not keep the tank indoors.

Are you aware whether the water heater coil would make a proper substitute?
I usually don't pimp other forums, but Homebrew Talk has a whole section devoted to electric brewing. Read the sticky post "Electrical Primer for Brewers" to get a sense of things.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/


Thanks for the link, it looks like it's got alot of good information.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Converting extract to all grain recipies
« on: December 23, 2011, 01:25:20 PM »
You definitely  should not use propane in a basement unless you spend the $$ to take proper precautions.  Even then, you should not keep the tank indoors.

Are you aware whether the water heater coil would make a proper substitute?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Converting extract to all grain recipies
« on: December 23, 2011, 11:26:04 AM »
Speaking of All-Grain brewing, I'm having my girlfriend help me get started on an All-Grain system by getting me equipment for my christmas present this year.  I will likely have to brew in a basement due to my current living situation. So I was told to look at a water heater coil instead of a burner to avoid fumes.  Does this sound like the best strategy to use?  Also I have Gordon Strong book on All-Grain methods, but I could use some advice on any other resources that would help avoid early mistakes with my new system.

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Equipment and Software / Re: pH meter sale on amazon
« on: December 20, 2011, 09:43:31 AM »
Never trust a machine with a mind of it's own.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Water in partial mash
« on: December 20, 2011, 09:40:03 AM »
7 lbs is a pretty big partial mash.  Many of my five gallon all grain batches only have 11 lbs or so.  I'd worry about it if it was me.

I agree this does seem a bit high for a partial mash, and I can't think of ever being close to 7 pounds worth of grains. I'm sure if you do your research it will come out fine, and I'm feel there's likely some blogs or forums that can guide you on this recipe.

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Equipment and Software / Re: pH meter sale on amazon
« on: December 08, 2011, 02:29:22 PM »
Do a search on Amazon and compare on the web. There's a whole range of prices and models and features. Buy cheaper IMO. Once you go digital you'll forget those litmus strips. ;D

What is the cheap end of the spectrum with digital ph meters. I'd like to have one,but don't reall want to spend too much.

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The Pub / Re: iro·ny
« on: December 01, 2011, 04:46:56 PM »
I'm so glad that this not real. 

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Turkey, stuffing, casseroles, and way too much food.

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;D Yeah Right!!!  ;D  - Not in a million %#$@%%^ years.

Doing a big beer on Friday.  Kate the Great clone from the Portmsouth Brewery.  RIS with OG of 1.104.  The grain bill ( for 5 gallons ) is about 25lbs....my first "real" test for my mash tun ( Coleman Xtreme 72qt - Blue of course ).  I have a nice big amount of yeast slurry I pulled off of a pale ale last night in the fridge.  In a few weeks, it will be aging in a keg with port soaked oak spirals.

Can't wait to see this one rockin' the top of the fermenter!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  



Well played, you had everyone going for a bit there.

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: November 23, 2011, 09:01:25 AM »
Crappy and cold, but Thanksgiving day is supposed to be nice.

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The closest thing to a Turkey day recipe with beer for me is:

1) Pour Beer
2) Fill pretzel bowl
3) Sit down to watch football game
4) Wake up 2 hours later
---Repeat as necessary---

 8)

Paul

*** Edited because I can't type.***

Seems like a tough recipe, but I might have to give it a shot.

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