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jerryt



Joined: 27 Jun 2013
Posts: 25
Location: Saline, Michigan


PostLink    Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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I love seeing your control panel on the kitchen island. My wife was very patient with me converting our kitchen table into a "lab bench".

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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 199
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jerryt wrote:
I love seeing your control panel on the kitchen island. My wife was very patient with me converting our kitchen table into a "lab bench".


HA! I guess that's why she's still married... I stopped brewing when I got married since the EX didn't like the smell.... SO now that I'm single again seems I can do what I want in my house... Very Happy

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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 199
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's ALIVE!!!


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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 199
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK... I'm having a couple of issues with my Mash and HLT PID's... any ideas (I'm attempting to link a video on my facebook group)...


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152137894454286

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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 199
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting an oral error.... I swapped it to each PID and they can read it... guess I need to actually attach it to the different probes so I can tell if it's the wire.... not sure why I didn't think of that sooner.
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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 199
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it.... Pins 1 and 2 are swapped on two of my probe wires... Very Happy
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Robm184



Joined: 02 Dec 2013
Posts: 1
Location: Vilseck Germany


PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerz wrote:
Got it.... Pins 1 and 3 are swapped on two of my probe wires... Very Happy


Good find!
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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 199
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup... I swapped the two wires around and everything looks fine... I'll bet my neighbors were wondering why hot water was running down my driveway into the street...

I need to read up on how to used the timer and pid's and then do the autotune.

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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a temporary setup until I get a sink plumbed in the basement.


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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google plus did an "auto awesome" video...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a9QoyJcd9I&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a9QoyJcd9I&feature=youtu.be

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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 199
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So... I brewed my first batch yesterday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEO9bssDjVo

Everything seemed to go without a hitch and this is the first time I brewed in 18 years! Very Happy

Now... to work on the basement...

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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... after brewing a batch of ESB, Two Hearted and Janet's Brown I finally realized that the timer would work better counting down (it was counting up and I had to make notes when to do the additions to the boil) so I just read the setup instructions all the way through for the time... not sure why I stopped after turning on the timer alarm but hmmm.... I realized that I could set it to count down, show minutes AND seconds (I had it showing only minutes), remember where it was in the event of a power loss... oh well... worked just fine the other way but these setting (along with the others) are definitely a plus...

Cheers!



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kal
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Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Posts: 10077
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the guard dog making sure your beer is safe. Wink

If I can make a recommendation: Cover the carboys with something to stop light from hitting the beer (A thick t-shirt or two work well). You don't want the beer to go skunky, so keep it in the dark. UV/sunlight is not good for beer.

Kal

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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 199
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok... will do... thanks for the suggestion!
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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So... the Bell's Two Hearted took forever to go from the BK to the Carboy so I've added one of these fancy hop spiders and cannot wait to try it out. Are there any real CONS in using one of these? It's 6" in diameter and 19" deep and it's in my 20 gallon BK.


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skelley



Joined: 24 Feb 2012
Posts: 210
Location: brookfield, wisconsin


PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no draw back that I have experienced. I use a 8 in diameter and use a second one for flame out hops with a hop back set up in cleaned mash ton. Love it and would never go back to the hop stopper (sorry, no offense to those who love it, I didn't)
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Ozarks Mountain Brew



Joined: 22 May 2013
Posts: 737
Location: The Ozark Mountains of Missouri


PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want one, where did you buy that one, seen several sites not sure whats good or bad?
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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 199
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought it here: www.arborfab.com
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skelley



Joined: 24 Feb 2012
Posts: 210
Location: brookfield, wisconsin


PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the ones at www.stainlessbrewing.com
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Ozarks Mountain Brew



Joined: 22 May 2013
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Location: The Ozark Mountains of Missouri


PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes thanks been to both already and two more even lol
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