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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II - mchias1
how would you keep the line tube for the keg from sucking up trub? Doesn't it sit low in the keg to ensure most of the beer is pushed out?...
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re: Yet another reminder to use open software/systems whenever possible - mchias1
Shelly.cloud Iot devices from a company in Europe. The owner is very much into local and open source. All their devices support cloud service but you can also do local with MQTT control. They also all have headers to make it easy to flash with open source firmware. I no longer buy zwave dev...
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re: Best Z-Wave plus hub? - mchias1
Smarthings or hubitat. Both work with zwave. They also are local and don't need to use the cloud. They also allow for user programming. You can use them with other home automations programs like Home Assistant or openHAB....
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re: Thin pancake - mchias1
my recipe from my grandmother: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 egg dash of salt cook over medium heat in a large flat non-stick skillet. spray skillet with no-stick spray (just to be safe). roll skillet around as pouring in batter to make even and round. I used a long thin spat...
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re: Possible to add WAP to Netgear Modem/Router? - mchias1
what you are doing is how I have my house setup. I have an asus router than I attached a Ubiquiti AP. The AP is attached via a POE injector. The AP is setup with the same SSID and passphrase so devices can switch between either one. ...
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re: 2019 Garden Thread - mchias1
What do you guys do for ants in raised beds?...
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re: RTC - Is it worth it?? - mchias1
I'd go with RTC. They merged with Eatel. If they have eatels service you won't regret it....
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re: How do I pick ahead specific programing on HDHomeRun to record? - mchias1
Assume you are using the silicon dust DVR software. Go to sports. You can try to search for college football. Click the icon for "college football" You know have 2 options, either select each lsu game to record or click on "all teams" then find LSU. This will set it up to record every LSU f...
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re: What are my options with this inherited vivant system ? - mchias1
For zwave I'd get a smarthings hub. This will be your main automation hub. Since you haved wired alarm sensors, go with Konnected.io.Konnected.io. you can use it with smarthings hub to set up control of you alarm system and do automations off of the sensors. You can rip out the vivant circui...
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II - mchias1
I'm brewing a southern brown. Starting to experiment with pH. Hoping to boost efficiency a little and get better flavors. Drinking my first bottle of a left hand milk stout clone. This brew won't last long. Very tasty....
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II - mchias1
[link=(https://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style11.php)]southern vs northern[/link] I like drinking both. I haven't tried brewing a northern yet (ex. Newcastle). One of my first homebrews was a southern. Sweet, malty, with an abv around 4%. ...
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re: How to watch ABC - Dish blackout - mchias1
When I had dish you could hook up rabbit ears to your stb's and get locals with out dealing with the disputes. See if you boxes still have antenna inputs....
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re: Home Assistant (Hass.io/HassOS) help: how to edit config.txt? - mchias1
I run Hassio, never had to mess with a config.txt file. Are you looking for your configuration.yaml file?...
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II - mchias1
There's another homebrew store just east of Denham on 90. You could always try there if LA Homebrew is out of something. I picked up some grain yesterday for a LHMS clone, i had to switch my base from american 2-row to Marris Otter (no big deal due to the beer). I've only been brewing since Jan...
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re: Smart Light Switches - Combining Multiple Switches - mchias1
Sounds like you want to convert 2 of the 3 switches to smart switches. That's no big deal. Just buy 2 smart switches and leave the 3-way as is....
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II - mchias1
Any tips for brewing wheat beers with >50% wheat malt grist? This is my second try and my efficiency is about 10 points lower than my usual efficiency. Just brewed a dunkel and I'm hoping I end up with 3.5% after fermentation. My OG was 1.041, calculated gave me 1.057....
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re: 2019 fruit tree thread - mchias1
[quote]How much sun do apple trees need and how tall do they get?[/quote] from what I've read they need at least 8 hrs. for height, I think they can get to 20-30 feet, but I'm going to top them so they don't get over 10. I need to be able to reach the apples, plus it forces the tree to grow m...
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2019 fruit tree thread - mchias1
Spin off from the "fruit trees for South Louisiana" thread on the OB. Posted about my apple trees in there, wanted to give an update. Two of my trees have about 6-8 apples growing on each. I've thinned some out as don't want apples growing in bunches or ones that have bruised. [img]https:/...
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II - mchias1
bottles: Lemon Wheat Milk Stout Dunkelweizen Planned for the weekend - To be bottled: English Style Brown To be brewed: Experimental (trying flavors and amounts) 47% Vienna 23% rolled oats 12% flaked wheat (just for head retention) 6% acid malt (testing to see if might boost ...
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re: This is why we can't have nice things. Comcast kills stringify - mchias1
Cad check out hubitat. It's a hub based system like smart things that is local control. It has built in support for zwave and zigbee. Or along what Teddy was talking about with home assistant. You have a plex server running, install a VM of home assistant on it and test it out. download...
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