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 on: November 19, 2017, 03:09:29 AM 
Started by MattB - Last post by Munson
I quite enjoyed this article. Thanks for sharing.

 on: June 10, 2017, 08:17:05 AM 
Started by jimmayhugh - Last post by jimmayhugh
I have two sanke kegs that have been converted to bottom-drain mash tuns - $100 each

I have a NIB CraftaBrew Catalyst Fermenter - $100

Buy all three for $275

 on: May 28, 2017, 09:56:05 PM 
Started by Billy Klubb - Last post by SteveTod
Wine generally tastes good, some beers and some real https://www.nacaanet.org/follixin-review-results results with Follixin (alcoholic) ciders but I'll rarely have more than a glass

Just one glass?

 on: May 17, 2017, 12:25:19 PM 
Started by Spencer - Last post by Spencer
I have a Mini-fridge that's been gutted to fit a carboy that needs to go.  Has worked well for years now, no reason it won't keep working for you.

First taker gets it.


 on: September 10, 2016, 07:36:45 AM 
Started by jimmayhugh - Last post by jimmayhugh
I picked up a Tilt Digital Hydrometer several weeks ago, and have been evaluating it.

The Tilt is a BluetoothLE device that uses an accelerometer in order to determine the SG of a liquid. The Tilt is weighted such that it tilts at a pre-defined angle in water. The accelerometer measures this tilt, and converts it into an SG reading which is broadcast every 10 seconds or so via iBeacon advertisement. There are Android and iOS apps that read and display these readings. A digital thermometer is also present in the Tilt, and a temp reading is also broadcast with the SG.

You use the Tilt by sanitizing it, and dropping it directly into your carboy/brew bucket/conical/whatever and placing your Android/iOS device nearby. The apps have the ability to send the data into the cloud.

I didn't have any BluetoothLE-enabled devices with which to take readings, so I set about configuring a RaspberryPi 3 to read, save and display the results. Here is the latest test with an IPA I helped a friend make:

It seems to work pretty well, but a $200 a pop, it may be beyond the means of many homebrewers.

 on: August 30, 2016, 06:20:19 PM 
Started by bombersandtalls - Last post by bombersandtalls
Greetings All,

The competition website is open!  Entrants, judges, stewards, please sign up at snafu.brewcompetition.com

We are hosting it in Vegas.  There is no qualifier this year.  No entry limit other than 1 per sub category.  2015 guidelines.

Good luck!

 on: August 30, 2016, 06:14:29 PM 
Started by bombersandtalls - Last post by bombersandtalls
They are yours if you can pick them up. 

S. Buffalo and 215

 on: August 17, 2016, 12:59:42 AM 
Started by Bluetapebrews - Last post by Bluetapebrews
 I'm Warner, I've been brewing for about 6 years, got started when my dad bought me a partial mash kit for Christmas, since then I've moved to a gravity fed keggle system, I'm setting up my draft fridge this weekend, I'll have three selections on draft and one cask style.

 on: August 03, 2016, 08:29:28 AM 
Started by Doctoxin - Last post by Doctoxin
Well, I finally made here after retiring from the Air Force in 2013, 26+ years in the military.  Of course now the weather has been so hot it feels like I am back in Afghanistan.  I spent 2007 and 2010 there and one of the main reasons for coming here was to live near my best friend and wingman from my 2007 deployment.  In the military when you are in combat with someone you form a bond stronger than blood.  So it is with Tsgt Pedro (Pete) Santos also USAF Retired.  We spent what ever spare time we had smoking cigars and thinking about ice cold beer.  Now I am starting to brew my own.  I have had one partial success and one major failure but I am not discouraged.  With the help of Steve Berg, Vegas Home Brew, I am attempting an English oatmeal stout.  I am looking forward to connecting up with other home brewers and craft brewers here in Las Vegas and plan to get over to Aces and Ales on Teneya.
Oh, you will notice that I have a clarinet in my photo.  I used to be a musician back in my 20's but left that to pursue a career as a scientist.  My AFSC was as a 43T3F, biomedical toxicologist.  That came from having a PhD in Chemistry and also tagged me as a chem/bio warfare and infectious disease expert.  Even after leaving the military I ended up in places like Dubai, Sierra Leone and Turkey trying to help some old friends from the military fight the spread disease.  Now I am totally retired and enjoying my new hobby.

 on: May 22, 2016, 01:18:14 PM 
Started by Rob_M - Last post by Rob_M
I recently upgraded my mash tun and I am selling my old one.

- Converted sanke keg / keggle style mash tun / 15 gal capacity
- 2ea 1/2 NPT welded ports / one for a dip tube and ball valve / one for recirculating
- 1ea welded thermowell 4"
- 1ea hinged false bottom with hole in the center for the dip tube
- 1ea dip tube
- 1ea lock line sparge manifold

I'm looking to get $150 for it

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