Author Topic: Hello from Houston  (Read 4708 times)

Offline mmmooretx

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Hello from Houston
« on: November 29, 2013, 06:18:24 PM »
Mike here.  I started brewing in 1991 when we started the Bay Area Mashtronauts.  I was VP for 2 years and newsletter editor for 5, then I got out of politics. I am an all grain brewer and have never gotten past AHA regionals, also no ribbons.  I am nearing completion of a new brew system, electric, based on the BrewTroller (oscsys.com) DX1 system.  The electronics are virtually done and am getting close to ordering pots and 14 gallon conicals, and probably some Sanky 5 gallon kegs.  I hope to get some gold after I get my system baselined and calibrated.  I have a couple of good friends giving me good advice that have similar systems.
"Feel the Force"...
Later,
Mike
Mike
N5RWH

Offline RobbyComstock

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Re: Hello from Houston
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 11:19:33 PM »
Welcome Mike.  Sounds like you got a nice setup going on and good help.  Maybe we could see pictures of it one day.
Robby Comstock
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Offline mmmooretx

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Re: Hello from Houston
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 04:11:27 PM »
Shortly after Christmas I should be able to provide pictures.  My kettles (20 gal.), fermenter (14.5 gal.), electric valves, etc. will be on order or here by next week.  It will be a setup that is easily torn down, stored until the next session.
Mike
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Offline Scott Ickes

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Re: Hello from Houston
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 07:09:56 PM »
Shortly after Christmas I should be able to provide pictures.  My kettles (20 gal.), fermenter (14.5 gal.), electric valves, etc. will be on order or here by next week.  It will be a setup that is easily torn down, stored until the next session.

Tearing down a brewing system to take it somewhere and set it up for a day to brew with friends is one thing...but.....

Tearing down a brewing system for a season.  Sacrilege!  Say it ain't so!!
Kegs:
 Red IPA
 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

Scott Ickes
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Offline RobbyComstock

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Re: Hello from Houston
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 08:33:09 PM »
Scott, he said next session, but I agree that is a lot of work, unless you are really limited on space.
Robby Comstock
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Offline Scott Ickes

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Re: Hello from Houston
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 10:32:53 PM »
Scott, he said next session, but I agree that is a lot of work, unless you are really limited on space.

Oops!  I misread it.  It was an attempt at humor though.  Humor doesn't always turn out well in written form.
Kegs:
 Red IPA
 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

Scott Ickes
https://creativebrewing.wordpress.com

Offline mmmooretx

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Re: Hello from Houston
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 07:05:56 AM »
Not a problem.   My system needs an RV 50 amp. supply so it is not "mobile".  But on brew day it will all go onto an 8' plastic picnic table that has 1/2" plywood table top with hinges for a "hang down board" ~2'.  The valves, pumps, plate chillers, water filter, etc will go on the front hang down part.  This way when a brew session is over the pots come off and the plywood system folds up for storage  and the core hardware stays attached to the hang down plywood part.  When I post pictures it will make more sense when I post pictures
Mike
N5RWH