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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Nagged About Brewing
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:18:43 AM »
Yeah, I get the same. My wife doesn't work outside the home so if I try and help out in the house she gets on me. she tells me that's my time and I should be brewing or other hobbies. She's always down on herself, which I hate, because she feels she should work so that I can afford more brewery gear and grains, etc... She definitely a keeper.  :)

Not to mention she's a hottie!

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Score at LHBS!
« on: May 31, 2017, 07:38:46 PM »
Those plastic crates are cool.  Do you have a source for them minus the bottles-- I have plenty of them? When I started brewing about 3 years ago, the only bottle storage I had were the cardboard shipping containers furnished when you bought new empty bottles --definitely not sturdy enough to handle the weight of filled bottles.

Fortunately, one of the guys in the local brew club cleaned out his garage and gave me three of the sturdy 24-bottle cardboard cases that filled bottles used to come in.

But if you have source for the plastic ones, I might pull the plastic card out of my wallet.


Sorry. No source. Just a fluke chance at my LHBS.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 31, 2017, 07:36:12 PM »
Looks great, Weaze!  What hops?

All Citra.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 31, 2017, 04:57:55 PM »
Hot Dog Water IPA. It's every bit as good as it looks.

Equipment and Software / Re: Control Panel Wiring
« on: May 31, 2017, 02:44:02 PM »
It's amazing how these things escalate, isn't it? Too quote my wife "what happened to ' I'm just going to do small two gallon batches on the stove'?"

All Things Food / Re: Wings
« on: May 31, 2017, 10:02:56 AM »
I always drop my wings for 6 minutes, pull out and rest for 5 then drop for 7. Perfect fry every time. Crispy, but not burnt.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: I done screwed up.
« on: May 31, 2017, 10:00:40 AM »

On the other hand, I would encourage weazeltoe to age this a month or two and see what happens. A porter is robust enough that it can stand up to many off flavors.

For sure. Even before the screw up I planned on a good two month secondary. I'm really hoping it will fade. I've  also used US-04 in all my porters and it's always treated me well. Fingers crossed.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is this infected?
« on: May 31, 2017, 09:55:34 AM »


Damn you and your big words! I swear I need a dictionary every time I read one of your posts.  >:(

All Grain Brewing / Re: Are grain bits in boil kettle a problem?
« on: May 30, 2017, 06:59:55 PM »
I've rarely had a decent vorlauf and always seem to get a lot of junk in my boil. Ice thought about a sieve bit wouldn't they cause some wicked HSA?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 30, 2017, 06:55:30 PM »
Chocolate Starfish Porter.

The Pub / Re: Playoffs again
« on: May 30, 2017, 06:51:53 PM »
I look awful in a stach. Like, all I need is a can that says "free candy" and I could be giving free rides to Uncle Touchies Puzzle Basement. But, to show my support for the Pens, I've not manscaped since playoffs began. (no pics due to forum rules)

Pimp My System / Re: Budget Brew Stand
« on: May 30, 2017, 06:47:19 PM »
Thinking of the scorching and heat around the burner area, where do most people find inexpensive metal for heat shields? Is metal ducting commonly used? It's galvanized and light enough gauge to bend by hand, seems like a good direction...

Philbrew- they fit between the angles like they were made for it! I got lucky this time, so that's about it for me this year.

Looks good! Galvanized metal will work fine, just be sure the first free burns are in a week ventilated area. When galvanized gets hot, out gives off very noxious fumes. I'm a sheet metal worker. Ask me how I know.... ::)

Yeast and Fermentation / I done screwed up.
« on: May 30, 2017, 06:26:28 PM »
I  all my previous years brewing fermentation temp control was not and issue for me, as I had a dedicated fermentation chamber. I never gave it a second thought. Set the thermostat at 63° and didn't look back. Since I got back in the brewing game here at my new condo, I've fermented in the downstairs 1/2 bath. I closed the heat vent off and stayed at a consistent 65° in the winter. Summer is here now. Sunday I brewed Chocolate Starfish porter, with US-04 at an SG of 1.052. Not thinking twice about temperature, I put it in my bathroom and let it go. Today.... I'm at 1.013!!! The chocolate is there along with all the other nice flavors I wanted but so are the fussels. Will they fade over time?

Equipment and Software / Re: Don't laugh because it's so small
« on: May 30, 2017, 06:20:06 PM »
Just search 12v solar pump. They are everywhere.

do you have an amazon link? And does it come pre wired?

Not a thing to wire. Just plug it into a 110v socket.  It's got its own step down transformer, like a phone charger. When I built my control panel, I built it with this pump in mind so each of my keggles has a dedicated 110v socket on a toggle switch

Equipment and Software / Re: Control Panel Wiring
« on: May 30, 2017, 05:19:59 AM »
But a 60 amp circuit seems like a bit of an overkill.

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