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Pimp My System / Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« on: April 24, 2015, 07:08:01 AM »
I lift it out and set it on the top of the Keezer.

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Pimp My System / Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« on: April 24, 2015, 06:16:49 AM »
That's sweet.  Just for reference, how big are those fermenters?  Could you fit a carboy or betterbottle in those fridges?

The buckets are 20.5" H x 12.5" W  , looks like you have about 6" to the bottom of the freezer...if that helps?

Is that 12.5" at the lid on or at the base? Looks like the vessel flares.
I would say thats at the top (widest part).

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Pimp My System / Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« on: April 24, 2015, 05:32:54 AM »
Thanks guys!

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Pimp My System / Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« on: April 24, 2015, 05:31:56 AM »
That's sweet.  Just for reference, how big are those fermenters?  Could you fit a carboy or betterbottle in those fridges?

The buckets are 20.5" H x 12.5" W  , looks like you have about 6" to the bottom of the freezer...if that helps?

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Pimp My System / Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« on: April 23, 2015, 05:56:45 AM »
Had my old fermentation chamber die, so I decided to go a new route and built something a little different. I had been running a single brewpi, but with the new setup I wanted independent controls for each fermenter. I started with the addition of these:


Then I bought a few of these from amazon for cheap:


Against my wifes dismay, I did what any normal person would do and strip it down and cut a giant rectangle out of the door.


Then I went to Home Depot and picked up some supplies..FRP edging, some silicone and a couple sheets of plexi. I then trimmed out the door with the FRP edging:


I then installed the plexi(double sealed panes), which fits perfectly in the FRP edging:


Started installing the LED lighting, mini hair dryer for heating, a fan to circulate air, and the temp probes, did a test fit midway though:


With the lights out:


Then I built its clone:


Lights out


They fit nicely into "The Cellar"


Which fits nicely into "The Beerery"



Cheers!






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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 10, 2015, 06:36:56 AM »
Mexican Cervesa:



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Pimp My System / Re: Compact Fermentation Chamber Heater
« on: March 06, 2015, 11:27:48 AM »
Cheap hairdryer on low  ;)

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Beer Recipes / Re: Munich dunkel - critique?
« on: March 06, 2015, 07:59:30 AM »
Best Malz, hands down.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Changes to brulosophy lager schedule
« on: March 06, 2015, 07:56:30 AM »
I will show you my log of a Bock I just made with an og of 1.065 Fg 1.013(830 yeast). Brewed on Feb 8th, as of 2/26 it is on tap and drinking. If you look at the graph, ferment temp was 52f, and by day 4 the beer was ready for the D-rest(you can see the fridge settings start to get closer to ferment temp). Does the beer have the subtle nuances that it will get with 6-7 weeks of lagering right now, NO. Am I basically the only one around my area that can pick those up, yes. Healty yeast + pure O2 does wonders. I have been doing a schedule like this since about 06, it works for me!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Munich dunkel - critique?
« on: March 06, 2015, 07:40:24 AM »
My dunkel is 99% dark munich 1% carafa III.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash pH and light beers
« on: March 03, 2015, 11:27:05 AM »
this has been a great discussion here lately. I used to target a room temp mash PH5.2 for pils, wit, etc and 5.4-5.5 for IPA and darker roast beers. most recently, after reading some opinions on this, I started targeting a room temp mash PH in the 5.3-5.5 range for everything...referenced by some as a nice blend for optimal room temp mash PH. I then adjust after mash up or down- pils 5.1-5.2 and porter or other dark beer at 5.5-5.6 into the kettle.
I do the same.

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I have pretty close to the same thing going on....

Helles, Pilsner, Ofest and Dunkel

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Can a boil be too vigorous?
« on: February 19, 2015, 06:32:25 AM »
You don't want to exceed 20%.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: February 18, 2015, 08:01:02 AM »
I've found a Hochkurtz 2 step infusion mash is my favorite and easiest.  I rest at 145 for 30 minutes, infuse with a gallon or so of boiling water up to 158, rest for 40 minutes. Get good efficiency, good head retention, and great attenuation (1.010-1.012). I've been thinking about doing this mash schedule for all my beers, regardless of style.

I do the same, only with full volume/no sparge.  Half of my water to mash i at 145, the other half to raise to 155-158, vorlauf, drain, boil.

I do this for all styles, but I'll alter the rest times depending on what I'm brewing.  Pales usually get 45/15, Porters get 15/45, others 30/30.

Would love to see some of your results (fg's and whatnot) from your different rest times... thanks!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: February 18, 2015, 07:56:01 AM »
That brings up a good point... What pH's do you like for the rests?

FYI, I am no sparge and build my water from scratch. I have no problems hitting really close if not dead on pH's that Brunwater predicts.

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