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Equipment and Software / Flow meter
« on: July 13, 2016, 09:32:04 PM »
 As I'm building the control box for my electric brew system, I'm thinking of adding a flow meter. My plan is to use a couple of wifi thermostats and series of relays and contactors so that I can begin brewing from my phone an hour or two before I even get home from work. Once I get it wired in, with a couple of taps on my phone and the solenoid wired into the flow meter opens to allow my strike water to fill my HLT. I have not sourced it yet, but I know it has to exist somewhere, I'll a wet switch set just and inch or so above my heating element. as soon as that trips, the element turns on and begins heating the strike water and then when the preset amount has passed the flow meter, the solenoid closes. So, by the time I get home, my strike water will be heated and ready for doe in.
 depending how long it takes to heat, I will have the same set up wired into another kettle set to come on a half hour or so after my strike water. So, by the time I get home, doe in, and do a 60 min mash, my sparge water will be ready. All from just a few taps on my phone.
  Questions? Comments? Rude remarks?
 This is the flow meter I'm looking at.

Pimp My System / Electric build begins tonight!
« on: July 09, 2016, 03:12:47 PM »
We sold our house and bought a condo. With that, I'm upgrading to electric. The build begins tonight. Obviously I'll need a lot more than what's pictured here, but its a good $150 start! The Weaze will be back soon!

Pimp My System / It's started
« on: July 04, 2015, 05:41:46 PM »
Got to work on the new brewery today. I don't have access to the metal shop anymore so I'm going wood this time. Obviously not finished but notice the catwalk. That's right. I said catwalk!!

Classifieds / Equipment wanted
« on: June 29, 2015, 04:47:45 PM »
I'm in the process of rebuilding my brewery. I have most of the big things covered, but need some little odds and ends. Figure before I run out and buy new I would check here and see if any of you have some extra stuff on hand you'd like to make a few bucks off of.
 I'm needing all the little things... hydrometer, theif, capper, racking cane. All the little stuff. If you have anything lying around you think I might need let me know and shoot me a price.
 Much appreciaed!!

Equipment and Software / I'll be the guinea pig
« on: June 28, 2015, 04:03:11 PM »
 Iknow thisisgoing to cause quite the debate, but I'm treading new ground. I built my new mash tun toady and went black with red. Resultst to come in the future.

And finally a pic of my wife cause I think she's  really hot and I'm proud.

Equipment and Software / mash tun
« on: May 18, 2015, 07:08:57 PM »
Looking at buying new brew gear and checking out coolers. I see Igloo has a new 55qt black and red one out. Anyone have experience with a black tun? What efficiencies are you getting using black over blue? Denny?

Equipment and Software / Going electric
« on: January 19, 2015, 07:20:43 PM »
I'll be building a new brewery in the not real far off future. Think I'm going to go electric. How many kw's would I want too boil seven gallons?

The Pub / Officially a dad
« on: January 19, 2015, 06:02:05 PM »
Well....I'm a dad now. Got married January 2nd. I'm now married to an amazing and beautiful woman, and have to wonderful daughters.
 And if that's not enough, the new SWHMBO has given me green light to set up a basement brewery!!

The Pub / What to read
« on: November 08, 2014, 09:55:01 PM »
On the off chance that I get some time to myself now days, I need some recommendations on a good book. My favorite author, Vince Flynn, diedand I've read all in his series. I enjoy stories about terrorist activity, things like that. Think along the lines of the movie White House Down. Thanks for the help!

All Grain Brewing / mini batches
« on: October 15, 2014, 12:32:34 PM »
 I REALLY want to get to brewing again. All my gear is in Idaho, and not coming back to me. At the moment, I can't swing building a new brewery. I'll get there over the winter, but right now I'm thinking of doing mini AG batches on the stove. One or two gallon. Is there anything different I need to be aware of, as opposed to my old twelve gallon batches?

All Things Food / dinner ideas
« on: October 13, 2014, 06:56:59 PM »
Been a long time since I've done any serious cooking. Was really getting a good handle on it a couple years ago. My new girl it's an AMAZING cook. But, I want to prove I have skills too. I need some ideas, gentlemen. She's not picky, agree likes about anything.

The Pub / Huge news from The Weaze
« on: September 12, 2014, 09:56:12 PM »
 Yeah, I'm still here and I still lurk. I just don't say much at all because I have not brewed in a couple years. I'm settled in back in Ohio. All my brew gear is back in Idaho, with no hopes of getting it back. i'll have to rebuild.
 But, for the time, I have bigger and better things going on. I'm divorced now from Mrs. Weaze. The last two years I've been back and forth from Idaho to Ohio, I made I really great friend. I've mentioned her here a couple times. Has nothing to do with my marriage not working, it was just a weird coincidence we crossed paths at the time it was falling apart. We've spent a lot of time together over the last two years getting to know each other as best friends. And we both had the mututal understanding that's all it was. She wanted nothing to with getting involved with a guy, and I had no want of a girl, especially since I was married at the time. So, we got to know the person each other was. Neither of us putting on an act or show to impress the other. Neither of us had feelings for the other besides a close friendship.
 Well, things change. Fast. A couple months ago it all changed and we admitted to ourselves and each other that we do have feelings for each other, and have for a while. Very strong ones. Long story short, as of January 2nd, there will be a new Ms Weaze.
 She's six years older than me. Has two kids. One just turned 7 and the other is 24 and has Down syndrome. These three girls are the loves of my life. I have never been so close to anyone, or loved anyone this much and this deeply. And that includes a 16 year marriage. I have never been happier in my life. I'm off all my depression and anxiety meds now. My life is perfect, and now has meaning.

And yes, these are recent pics. She really does look that good.  ;)

The Pub / Epic Fail...
« on: December 19, 2013, 11:43:45 PM »
 Been in my new place just a few days now. Last night, I had to walk out to the garage to grab something. Just ran out real quick, so I didn't dress for it. Go to get back in only to discover I had locked myself out. And my phone was also inside. So, in 20 degree weather, I had to make a three mile trek down a busy state route in my boxers, a t-shirt, and my Harley Davidson biker boots to get to my friends house to have drive me back over an let me in with the key I gave her. Long story short, I now have another spare hid outside, and I'm still waiting for my second ball to drop back down after hiding from the cold.

All Things Food / Need some ideas
« on: December 19, 2013, 11:28:11 PM »
 Been a long time since I've really had a nice kitchen to cook in and my new pad has a killer kitchen! I'm excited to get back to it, but it's been a while. I'd like to make a few special meals for my friend who's done a lot helping me get my place set up. Weds night I made a killer shrimp pasta with a white wine cream sauce that Cappozoli gave me here some time ago. Turned out awesome! I need a few more good ones to say thanks, and maybe impress a little.  ;)

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