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by ColoradoBrewer
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Pics of MY BEER MACHINE.
Replies: 7
Views: 10653

Nice work, Grizz. I hope to make the switch to electric brewing soon. Nothing as elaborate as your set-up, just a couple bucket heaters to see how it works out for me. From there I imagine it will evolve. It would definitely be nice to brew in the basement and not have to worry about the wheater or ...
by ColoradoBrewer
Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Keg to kettle conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 7337

For a boil kettle all you really need is a ball valve. Actually, you don't even need that as a racking cane and tubing would work just fine. But a ball valve is a nice touch and convenience. Forget about a sight glass. They're great for an HLT, but in a BK they're a PITA and don't work that well any...
by ColoradoBrewer
Sat May 30, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Need help!!,
Replies: 6
Views: 7727

twarin, this won't be much help, but I'll tell you my experience. Several months ago I tried installing running BTP on Ubuntu using Crossover Office, which is a sort of front end for Wine. BTP Version 1.0.27 (I think) and earlier seemed to work, but anything newer did not. ADDENDUM: OK, in the time ...
by ColoradoBrewer
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Understanding my Water Analysis
Replies: 44
Views: 68046

Re: Adjusting Water per Styles

Thanks Legman and slothrob for a very interesting and informative thread! Even if I'm trying to match, say the water profile of London England. I've seem multiple variations of that same water profile. So which do you choose? :? I guess I was looking for more of a cut and dry answer, but I don't thi...
by ColoradoBrewer
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Electric Hot Water Heater as a Brew Kettle
Replies: 11
Views: 39273

Re: RE: Electric Hot Water Heater as a Brew Kettle

I also thought about using one of those on demand hot water heaters, but after looking at their capabitities, i decided that it wouldn't heat up enough water fast enough or hot enough to warrent the price of installing one. I wish I had one for my kitchen tho...LOL! :D (_)3 I know this is a little ...
by ColoradoBrewer
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: BeerTools Ingredient Database ... is it missing anything?
Replies: 62
Views: 216485

OOPS :oops: I didn't notice that you were posting in the Beertools.com forum. I don't use the online version and was referring to the stand alone program.
by ColoradoBrewer
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Tinseth Formula
Replies: 8
Views: 24275

Interesting thread. I've been brewing for nine years and accurate bitterness calculations seem to be my final frontier. I just don't have confidence in the bitterness any given brewing software calculates. I suppose that's because there are many different formulas ( at least seven that I know of) an...
by ColoradoBrewer
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Maris Otter 9.0 SRM in Beertools-should be 3.0 SRM
Replies: 8
Views: 10133

I'm not sure why you copy is showing 9.0 SRM, but I looked at the database on my PC just now and it has three entries for MO ranging from 2.5 to 3.5 SRM depending on maltster. Is there anyone in your household that could have messing with you DB?
by ColoradoBrewer
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Hop Utilization Graphs
Replies: 4
Views: 5996

Bill, I checked this out on my pc just now and indeed there is a drop in the Fowler formula. The utilization is at 32@ at 80 minutes and dips down to 30% at around 100 minutes. I also checked the other formulas and they didn't have the drop.
by ColoradoBrewer
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: kettle evaporation rate
Replies: 6
Views: 12524

Here's a link to a site that has various calculators for homebrewers. Just scroll down the page to the calculators section. I've used the boil off calculator and it's spot on. The author (johnplctech) is an engineer that used to be pretty active on a few of the forums, but I haven't seen anything he...
by ColoradoBrewer
Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: FIRST WORT HOPS
Replies: 14
Views: 14567

The thing is that changing the stage doesn't change the IBU contribution. It is my understanding in FWH the hops are added to the wort pre-boil, but the contribution is more like a 20 minute addition. BTP doesn't seem to adjust for that.
by ColoradoBrewer
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Need info on Canada Malting Co. 2 Row malt.
Replies: 1
Views: 3281

Re: Need info on Canada Malting Co. 2 Row malt.

I found this at North Country Malt Supply. Scroll down to the malt analysis. Not a lot of info, but maybe it will help.
by ColoradoBrewer
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Pre-Made Lauter Tun
Replies: 40
Views: 47235

Re: easy mashtun

Do this-it takes about 10-15 minutes, only tools needed are a wrench to get the spigot out of the cooler, tinsnips for the stainless braid, and a screw driver for the clamps. This guy is highly knowledgable. Not sure what you are alluding to, slim. Perhaps it's Denny Conn's Cheap 'n' Easy Batch Spa...
by ColoradoBrewer
Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:11 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: DO NOT BUY A MALTMILL BY JACK SCHMINDLING!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 32400

Couple of items for you 7 - Didn't you !@#$ about this 3 weeks ago? Give it up. I couldn't agree more. Veegs, you've only posted on this board four times, and all four have been to whine about how you think you got hosed. Sorry you had a bad experience, but It happens. Time to forget about it and m...
by ColoradoBrewer
Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Bad Keg?
Replies: 17
Views: 16517

The keg wan't sealed if you heard air escaping from it. Even when naturally carbonating in a keg you need to give it an initial charge from a CO2 tank to seat all the o-rings and seal the keg. Without sealing the keg the beer will never carbonate because the CO2 will just escape to atmosphere instea...