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Dale Anson
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Set up Linksys WRT45GL as router with CenturyLink DSL and C1000A modem
I've been having some trouble with CenturyLink and Private Internet Access VPN, the CenturyLink C1000A can't seem to handle all the connections so the VPN craps out regularly. The reviews of the C1000A are decent as a modem, not so good as a router. I have ...
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DVD ripping
We have a lot of DVDs, and we travel a lot. We usually pack along a hundred or so DVDs to play, but we also have a 1 TB portable hard drive that would easily hold all of those DVDs. I started ripping them with dvd::rip, which is okay, but takes forever. I l...
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Batch 207, Oktoberfest
This is the second batch that was supposed to happen yesterday. I checked the gap on my grain mill, it was a little large, so I tightened it down to 0.038". That made a much finer crush and a thick mash, plus I got the OG that I'd planned for. All fans ran ...
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Batch 206, Leeser
This was supposed to be a double batch day, but I tried to kill myself with CO, so just one today, and another tomorrow. Must remember to turn on the fans in the beer shed, or splitting headaches will happen. Just to be clear, I wasn't trying to kill myself...
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Weird beer
Our friends Angie and Steve keep asking for these off the wall beers, and I've been trying to accommodate... Fennel saison -- really good. Added about 2 cups of vodka that had fennel soaking in it for 2 weeks to 2.5 gallons of saison . Angie picked the fenn...
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End of the world
Attempting to repeat the most awesome End Of The World beer. Unfortunately, I missed my gravities... 10 gallon batch 22 lb 2-row (22.25 actual, I was a little short on wheat) 8 lb wheat (7.25 actual) 1.0 lb crystal 120 0.5 lb crystal 60 0.75 lb chocolate ma...
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Batch 204, Guava IPA
Yet another variation on the Guava IPA I've made before. This time I changed up the hops schedule. 10 gallon batch 20 lb 2-row 2.5 lb wheat 3 lb guava juice concentrate (4 cans Winco frozen guava juice, added to the fermenter) MT initial temp 50F 8 gallons ...
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Batch 203, Saison
Another batch of saison. The last batch had additives that came across too strong, so I'm planning to use this batch to dilute some of that and make it more palatable. 10 gallon batch 22 lb pilsner malt 1.5 lb caramunich 1.25 white wheat Heated 9 gallons of...
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Batch 202, Panama Red
Yay! Another batch of Panama Red! 10 gallon batch 22.25 lb 2 row 1.5 lb crystal 50 1.5 lb white wheat 4 oz chocolate malt Outside temp was 80F, and so was the mash tun. Heated 7.0 gallons mash water to 170F, mashed in, adjusted pH to 5.2, mash temp was 156F...
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Some notes on clarity
Clarity is something I've always struggled with over the years, but it seems that for the past couple of years, my beer has become quite a bit clearer. There are a few changes I've made to my process that I think accounts for this: Vorlauf, or recirculating...
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