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Not home brewers but Jared Payton and Frank Thomas have commercial brands

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: poor man's bottling from the keg procedure
« on: November 03, 2015, 10:52:29 AM »
The only thing I'll add is that it really helps if you get your bottles really cold as well

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Equipment and Software / Re: Easy Keezer Airflow System
« on: October 29, 2015, 02:28:37 PM »
I'm pulling air from the bottom. I have two reasons for positioning the EvaDry there. One, it's empty space; and two, I figure there will be a decent amount of flow there.

One thing I have already noticed is how much cooler the collar is to the touch. I always thought that insulating the collar, while easy and cheap, was not needed. I might need to add some foam now.
Keezer newbie question as I just bought a 10 cf GE and will be building mine soon. Why the EvaDry? Are you fermenting in there too?

When you operate a freezer at temperatures higher than freezing there is a tendency for moisture to build up as condensation instead of frozen ice buildup so you need to control that and the Eva Dry does a good job. Without it you most likely will get standing water on the bottom of the keezer

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Equipment and Software / Re: Easy Keezer Airflow System
« on: October 29, 2015, 02:26:35 PM »
That's a pretty great setup, I will be building another, larger keezer soon and looks like I will be incorporating this setup to improve the airflow!

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Pimp My System / Re: New RIMS system.
« on: October 25, 2015, 06:07:29 PM »
Super nice build , looks really well thought out!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Keeping Mash at temp
« on: October 24, 2015, 01:40:33 PM »
Many (most?) hydrometers are calibrated at 60°
Yup, mis-typed, mine is 60 also

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Storing Dry Yeast
« on: October 24, 2015, 05:14:55 AM »
I keep my dry yeast in my crotch...the local colony can be reused just by simple methods of building the local colony to a pitchable number

Though now that I think about it these yeast are in a somewhat humid and worm environment
Thinking this thread just got derailed.....

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Keeping Mash at temp
« on: October 24, 2015, 05:12:41 AM »
I pre-heated the mashtun by pouring boiling water in it and letting it sit for a few minutes. I then poured out the water before mashing in. When I mashed in, I stirred until there were no dry or clumpy grain. I closed the mashtun and opened it about once every ten minutes to take a temperature reading. I will most definitely try the blanket idea and also not opening the mashtun as often. @duboman - what do you mean by "thermometer is properly calibrated."?
Basically your thermometer should read 212 at boiling and 32 at freezing just like your hydrometer should read 1.000 in plain 68oF water. If you can verify actual mash temps as well its a bonus.

If your measuring devices are off then you need to account for the differences on your actual readings.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Keeping Mash at temp
« on: October 23, 2015, 02:28:22 PM »
7 degrees seems like a lot and it could be stratification of the mash and where you are taking the temp from. Also be sure your thermometer is properly calibrated.

You can always wrap your MT in a blanket during the mash if it really is losing that much heat over 60 minutes. It is also a good idea to pre-heat your mash tun prior to dough in.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Target vs. Actual OG
« on: October 21, 2015, 10:49:22 AM »
Great input so far and a big +1 to ensuring your measuring devises are properly calibrated and readings are temp corrected!

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Beer Travel / Re: Headed to Albuquerque, NM next week...
« on: October 11, 2015, 07:01:29 AM »
Just saw a place on Diners drive ins and dives called Nexus, the beer looked great and food looked amazing, southern food with a southwestern twist, had me salivating!

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Pimp My System / Re: Outdoor Pool Bar with Glycol System
« on: October 11, 2015, 06:02:25 AM »
Dam, that's one nece set up and the pool is super nice too!

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The Pub / Re: Android battery suddenly dropping...
« on: October 09, 2015, 10:25:53 AM »
Have you checked various apps and processes running in the background? I find that after some apps update I need to change default settings, etc to make sure they aren't needlessly running as well as other things operating in the back ground. Also searching constantly for WiFi or location based services suck your battery life.

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The Pub / Re: New wireless router...
« on: October 07, 2015, 10:31:03 AM »
Have any of you looked into using Power lines? My son is a huge gamer and we were having issues with WiFi and dead spots. We hooked up the latest technology of power lines and now each room has an available Ethernet port. His gaming speeds increased 3-fold and not one room has a dead spot. Some models allow you to then hook up a router to broadcast WiFi where you need it as well.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash ph help
« on: September 30, 2015, 09:56:25 AM »
My 2 cents is use straight RO and build up from there. Many people use Martin's Bru'n Water software for water chemistry with great, consistent results. If you make a small donation you get the full version and regular updates to the software a d Martin is on this forum if you ever need direct help:)

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