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    This thread is making me second guess all of my original plans.....hehe

    I want to brew outside on the back patio where I have a natural gas stub so I could run the burners.
    But you keep mentioning having your HLT heated with electricity....hehe
    So then i'm thinking.....hmmmm I guess I could still brew on the patio and run the electric heater with my tri-fuel generator.....hehe
    Or, I could just run another circuit to the patio to power the heater element.

    Ahhhhhh!

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    I suppose you could combine the 2. Use NG to bring the HLT up to temp quickly, and the a 120v element on a PID to maintain the temp
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    took a gravity reading of the Nut Brown Ale just now, according to math it is done, I am going to rack it to a secondary, condition for 4 days, and then keg and force carb.

    The math part:

    75% attenuation yeast, 1.044 OG = 1.011 FG, my reading was exactly that
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    Have you ever thought of selling some of your beer?
    My friends have said that they'd buy growlers off of me..... tempting.

    So for every 5 gallons of beer there's roughly 10 growlers of beer.
    It'd be nice to just get the ingredients paid for and maybe save some of the money to put towards equipment.

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    This weekend I will buy the supplies and hopefully start on the above ground planter box for the hops and the trellis.
    Next weekend I hope to get a couple loads of potting soil and mulch to fill up the boxes!

    I can't wait for the store to send me the email letting me know that my pre-order of rhizomes is ready to pick up!

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    that is just one of the things that I will be able to enjoy *after* we buy a house. There's just nothing in this area that we want
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    I saw over on HBT that someone that moves around a bunch planted hops in 1/2 wine barrels and made a makeshift trellis. Maybe that'd work?

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    this house sucks for growing anything, the only 'yard' where there's even a chance of letting them grow is on the north side of the house

    I have to say, having a keg in the garage is *not* good for my diet



    and this evening I picked up a couple 2x4's, a 1500w 120v heating element, and some casters
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    Quote: Originally Posted by twardnw View Post
    this house sucks for growing anything, the only 'yard' where there's even a chance of letting them grow is on the north side of the house

    I have to say, having a keg in the garage is *not* good for my diet

    and this evening I picked up a couple 2x4's, a 1500w 120v heating element, and some casters
    If I was renting I wouldn't give a shiat and i'd put it right in the middle of the lawn!
    And, i'm sure its just fine having beer on tap.....hehe I love it!
    Can't wait to see what you come up with this weekend with the 2x4's and your heating element!

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    nothing will happen with the heating element yet, have to get a PID, SSR, thermal sensor, stainless fittings, valves, some short chunks of hose, etc
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    Hehe, its funny how the hobby turns everyone into a mad scientist putting all of the fittings an hoses together to make beer! Hehe

    My wife and I are both really good cooks and when I showed her those 3 vids I posted a couple pages back she was like... yeah we need to make beer this way!
    This was all before I had even made my first batch!

    Thanks for reminding me that I need to swing by Home Depot and replenish my supply of 2x4's I like to have on hand for whatever reasons.

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    y'know, I was doing some thinking this evening. My initial thoughts to doing a 120v heating element were negative, because I was thinking of the future and have to 're-do' a bunch of stuff when I go 240v. But, all I will really have to do is change the supply cable, and add another SSR to the existing panel I will have built. I *will* be out the cost of a propane burner, but that's not too big a deal.
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    so if I pick this up, it only adds $50 to the total, I won't plumb in propane to the upper burner, and when I go all electric I will return my current burner to my buddy that I borrowed from. I'm pretty sure I can come up with an additional $50 worth of parts out of my garage to sell
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    Its like a race to all-grain!

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    you won't find a race with me. I'm scared as hell of all grain. lolz. maybe after I actually taste my first partial mash brew, I will start thinking about it.
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    I think it actually looks easier but requires a couple more pieces of equipment.
    Did you watch those 3 videos that I posted a couple pages back?
    Looks super simple!

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    I didn't see them, I don't think.

    I have no doubt I will be doing all grain in the future, I just don't know how soon it'll be. I'll leave most of the work to the authors of the partial mash recipes and wait till I can find some big boy britches. Then I'll go all grain. lulz
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    stand is coming along fairly well, need a couple more 2x4's though, the remnants that I had around the garage aren't quite enough to finish it off.
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    I should swing by, help you clean out your garage by picking up that stand and checking out the progress. As well as having a pint or two.
    I make pretty stuff
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    sounds good to me, I'm here all evening

    and I re-did my math, should be able to finish it without any more 2x4's, I forgot for a bit that I was lowering the top tier by 12" to accomodate a burner, instead of the all-electric keggle
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    just got back from returning my bro-in-laws saw (compound sliding miter), had him cut the tops on his table saw, time to go mount the plywood on this thing now.
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    awww ****, I think I screwed up, I didn't place the middle tier high enough heh, guess that's why I kept thinking I needed 2 more 2x4's
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    Hehe, you need more wood!

    I never made it to the hardware store to replenish my 2x4 supply!
    Maybe I can get away to do that tomorrow along with buying a bunch of pier blocks.

    Oh, Homebrew Thread content...... My ingredients got here from Brewmasters Warehouse and they all look great!

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    and why haven't you brewed yet???
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