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Equipment and Software / mash tun size
« on: January 23, 2017, 11:56:55 PM »
I still don't have the electric brewery up and running yet. In the meantime, I'm going to do some stove top mini batches. I've written a couple 2 gallon recipes that I can easily boil, then will add an additional gallon when I pitch for a total of a three gallon batch. My question is, will there be any negative consequences by mashing such a small amount in a 55qt mash tun? I'm looking at striking about 2.25 gallons. And for the record, my cooler is black and red. 8)

The Pub / A lot of good guys on here.
« on: September 26, 2016, 01:47:32 AM »
I won't mention names, but the person responsible is certainly free to chime in. There are a lot of good guys  on this board. A couple years go, when I moved into my bachelor pad, one of you sent me a very nice care package. Prior to that some years ago, I was laid off work and some one from here had a sack of two row sent to my house and another hooked me up with a ton of hops.
  Then, just last week another sent me a grain mill to use in my in the works brewery. I want to thank you all again. This place is like family.

Pimp My System / hard part is done
« on: September 26, 2016, 01:35:53 AM »
wiring and controls are done and it's made  successful test run. Now I just need to make it look pretty with some diamond plate and tie up a few wires.

The Pub / Cigars
« on: August 23, 2016, 09:32:19 PM »
Wife and kids are gone away today and tomorrow. While at the state store for a bottle of Jagar I decided to grab a cigar. LOVE IT!! So,  I'm off to the Havana House to pick up a good one to enjoy this beautiful evening. Anyone else?

Equipment and Software / Another pump thread
« on: July 14, 2016, 04:48:29 AM »
I would LOVE to incorporate a couple of March pumps in my build, but budgetwise, I can't do it right now. These are what I'm looking at for the time. Eventually I will up to the March, but just not right now.
 I know I'm gonna get the whole "you get what you pay for" and "buy quality the first time and you'll save money in the long run" lectures. I know that. I'm a salesman, I give them every day. Aside from that, do you see any reason this won't work for the time?

Equipment and Software / Flow meter
« on: July 14, 2016, 04:32:04 AM »
 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, 10:12:47 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 05, 2015, 12:41:46 AM »
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, 11:47:45 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, 11:03:11 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 19, 2015, 02:08:57 AM »
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 20, 2015, 02:20:43 AM »
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 20, 2015, 01:02:05 AM »
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 09, 2014, 04:55:01 AM »
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, 07:32:34 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?

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