Adventures in homebrewing: Building a stir plate

Adventures in homebrewing: Building a stir plate

I’m planning to brew another?batch of beer this weekend, however this one has a much higher estimated Starting Gravity (1.063) than any I’ve made in the past. ?Most of the advice I’ve read suggests that making a yeast starter would be a good idea. The most efficient way of making a yeast starter would be to stick the?starter on a stir plate. “Proper” stir plates can cost anywhere from £50 to over £200! So, I set about making my own…

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Adventures in homebrewing…

Adventures in homebrewing…

I’ve recently got back into brewing beer at home again and have made the switch from doing simple pre-made extract kits to following & adjusting extract recipes. A few weeks ago I brewed my first extract beer, following a friends recipe for an American IPA. It’s turned out quite nice! I’ve posted the recipe & source here Here’s a few pics from my new setup and the brewday (click for fullsize)… Next up: A clone of Zombie Dust IPA…

PHP & Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 online

PHP & Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 online

We’ve been using Microsoft Dynamics 2013 at work for a little while now. ?One thing that’s been on?my to-do list since the beginning has been automating the creation of CRM accounts when our internal hosting system had a new account added. On and off over the past couple of months, I’ve been trying?various pieces of sample code dotted here and there and have not managed to get anything working. ?Until now that is. The sample code?came from a surprising source,…

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Something different for 2013 – Windows Phone 8

Something different for 2013 – Windows Phone 8

Last November the Orange contract on my old HTC Desire-Z phone came up for renewal. ?I’ve been intrigued by the new Windows Phone system since its original launch but never really though about switching, at least until a friend lent me his old Samsung Omnia 7. This phone runs the older Windows Phone 7.5 system, but is good enough to get an idea of what switching to a new Windows Phone would be like. ?I really liked the new system…

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