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The Pub / Re: Post your local Gas Prices here...
« on: May 03, 2011, 08:27:51 PM »
$3.73 at the WaWa down the road from me here at the Jersey Shore (08755)

Which exit?

(My wife, the Jersey Tomato, hates when I ask that)

That joke is for the Turnpike, but its Exit 82 on the Parkway :)

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The Pub / Re: Other Than Beer
« on: May 03, 2011, 08:10:57 PM »
A bartender friend just told me about a new drink he invented called the Osama - It's two shots and a splash...


Does he work at Klee's in NJ?


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The Pub / Re: Post your local Gas Prices here...
« on: May 03, 2011, 08:05:16 PM »
$3.73 at the WaWa down the road from me here at the Jersey Shore (08755)

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Equipment and Software / Re: Cheap Fermentation Temp Control?
« on: May 03, 2011, 12:44:15 PM »
As far as increasing the size of the hole, that's never worked out for me either.  At least, not a smooth round hole in plastic.  I think you're better off plugging the existing hole and drilling a new one with the right sized spade bit.  But that's me.

Thanks for the suggestion Tom, I think I'll do just that. And you think a spade bit would work better than a stepper for plastic? I've never really drilled thru plastic before. I might take the lid to Home Depot and ask them the best way to do it. The only other way I can think of is maybe a hole punch, heat up the lid and hit it hard.

I'll let ya know how it works out.

Thanks!
Tony


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Equipment and Software / Re: Cheap Fermentation Temp Control?
« on: May 03, 2011, 10:25:59 AM »

Since the fermentation tote doesn't allow the use of an airlock i was looking for other options and ran across this:



I'll have to increase the size of the hole in the fermentation bucket lid for the #7 stopper to fit, but it looks like a great solution. I ordered 2 of them, I'll report back once i get them.

Here's the link:
Vented Silicone Stopper

cheers!
Tony

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Equipment and Software / Re: Burners
« on: May 02, 2011, 06:26:50 PM »
another +1 for the KAB4, it halved my boil-time.

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When the cooler is full of ice I'm pumping water approaching 32F through the IC in the kettle.  Not sure how it would get colder than that.  Either way the water coming out of the cooler is going to be the temp of the water in the cooler.

I think more importantly, that the water returning to the cooler from the kettle is much hotter than 32F and the more time it spends in the cold water the better, before returning thru the pump and back to the kettle.

its probably a wash, but would be interesting to see if theres a difference

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I think it'd be similar, in terms of chilling effectiveness, of just having a cooler full of ice water.  What would be the advantage of having the IC inside the cooler?

you'd have much more surface area contacting the colder water made from a material thats a lot better at conducting heat. Compared to just a straight length of rubber hose, that is. Like I said, not sure how much more effective it would be but it would be worth experimenting to find out.

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After reading this thread it got me thinking, scary i know, but i wonder how much more efficient using 2 immersion chillers in-line  ould be? One inside the wort and another in a cooler full of ice water with the pump. A garden hose doesn't seem too efficient at heat transfer. anyone ever try it?

Tony

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing TV is 1 year old!
« on: May 01, 2011, 10:46:58 AM »
Gratz guys, love the show!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Cheap Fermentation Temp Control?
« on: April 30, 2011, 08:01:27 AM »
Absolutely excited to try it! I had an empty gallon milk jug so i froze it overnight and placed it inside just to see what would happen and it got down to 54deg and stayed there for hours even after the ice melted. I'm super psyched.

Hopefully I can get to the LHBS today and by ingredients for my first AG batch!

Tony

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Equipment and Software / Re: Love schematic
« on: April 28, 2011, 08:01:43 PM »
Sweet Mary that was a fast answer! Thanks dude. You rock.

I typed "TS-13010 wiring diagram" into google and it was the first link, no biggy :)

glad it worked out!

Tony

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Equipment and Software / Re: Love schematic
« on: April 28, 2011, 06:01:20 PM »
Would this help?

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Was planning on picking up ingredients for 2 batches, a cream stout and a porter, my first 2 all-grain brews!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Cheap Fermentation Temp Control?
« on: April 27, 2011, 03:11:47 PM »
Took some picts:







Cheers!
Tony

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