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by yopappamon
Jun 09 2014 9:13pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Home brew, first attempt
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Re: Home brew, first attempt

Yeah. Sterilizing. Didn't do anything other than a soap wash on this one. Bought some sterilizing solution from the brew store. Will use it next time.
by yopappamon
Jun 09 2014 2:20pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Finally bought one
Replies: 110
Views: 19515

Re: Finally bought one

The car is in beautiful condition other than one dent and oxidized paint. The interior looks new. It has the factory Geo Metro brakes with a small vacuum pump for power assist. The AC has an electric motor belted to the compressor. It has regen and a switch to turn it off if you are on slippery road...
by yopappamon
Jun 08 2014 8:52pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Home brew, first attempt
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Re: Home brew, first attempt

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Bottled in some old 'medicine' bottles.

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by yopappamon
Jun 08 2014 8:45pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Finally bought one
Replies: 110
Views: 19515

Re: Finally bought one

Had to push it on the trailer but we made it home.

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by yopappamon
Jun 07 2014 9:52pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Finally bought one
Replies: 110
Views: 19515

Re: Finally bought one

I'm hoping to revive the agm batteries it has enough to get some good AH reading to size a proper lithium pack. The current owner said the pack was working well until it was left out without heat in sub zero weather. Now he get very erratic mileage per charge, 2 miles one day 10 the next. Maybe only...
by yopappamon
Jun 07 2014 5:36pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Finally bought one
Replies: 110
Views: 19515

Re: Finally bought one

I saw that auction. It's not too far from where my son lives. I got mine for $2,353 and its closer to me. 12,000 miles and needs new batteries. Seems like a decent deal.

9 hour round trip to get it. Going tomorrow.
by yopappamon
Jun 04 2014 7:12pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Home brew, first attempt
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Re: Home brew, first attempt

That's one thing that's perplexed me is I've never seen that much venting during fermentation. Not sure why, but very little bubbling of the air locks. I made a trip to that store yesterday. Picked up a couple of kits and some other supplies. Carboy handle and lifter, stainless pot, cleaners and san...
by yopappamon
Jun 04 2014 9:26am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Finally bought one
Replies: 110
Views: 19515

Finally bought one

After much looking, I finally bought an EV.

1997 Solectria Force (Geo Metro). Picking it up this weekend if all goes well.

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by yopappamon
Jun 03 2014 10:02am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Home brew, first attempt
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Re: Home brew, first attempt

Ok, I get it now. So why is that better than say a rubber plug with an airlock on a carboy? What is the proper temperature for fermenting? I have a temperature controller that I would use. Found this place about 20 minutes from my work, looks like just the place to get supplies. http://hopmanssupply...
by yopappamon
Jun 02 2014 6:08pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Home brew, first attempt
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Re: Home brew, first attempt

Thanks KF, I was hoping you would chime in. Please explain the blow off tube. I did get a glass carboy, I'm doing a secondary fermentation in it now. This time I did the primary in a plastic bucket, part of the kit. I'll have to look up a better supply store, I'm out in the sticks and I got the firs...
by yopappamon
Jun 01 2014 8:20pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Home brew, first attempt
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Home brew, first attempt

I just racked my first home brewed beer. It smells really fresh. I think it is turning out quite well. I bought an ingredient kit for my first go. Those of you that do this regularly, where do you get your ingredients? Do you have any recipes to share? I did an English dark ale. Might want to try a ...
by yopappamon
Feb 16 2014 8:03pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Considering a hybrid car, which on is best for my drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: Considering a hybrid car, which on is best for my drive?

Nissan Leaf is leasing for $199 in the Detroit area. This might be a better choice than the Mitsubishi iMiev. The Leaf buyout is around $12k at lease end.

I wish I could get a Spark without traveling to California.
by yopappamon
Feb 02 2014 12:48pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Homemade hard cider and apple jack
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: Homemade hard cider and apple jack

Adding sugar, and in particular “brown sugar” just creates “cidery tones” associated with Acetaldehyde (“green apple” taste). That exactly how this tasted. A bit of sour (green) taste. I think that's why it tasted better with the Jim Beam. Now that I know, I'll not add the sugar next time. I don't ...
by yopappamon
Feb 01 2014 7:48pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Homemade hard cider and apple jack
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: Homemade hard cider and apple jack

Put a shot of Jim Beam in a cup of apple jack. Mmmmmm good
by yopappamon
Jan 30 2014 11:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: More power when wires are straight
Replies: 24
Views: 1333

Re: More power when wires are straight

How does one know their wires sexual preference? :wink:

I suppose there could be broken wire strands the make contact while straight and don't while bent. But with no load that probably wouldn't make a difference.
by yopappamon
Jan 28 2014 12:52pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar power
Replies: 16
Views: 2079

Re: Solar power

wineboyrider wrote:First, get a wood stove. It's cold up there!
Sound words. I'm saving around $600 a month burning wood this year. Propane has doubled in cost just in January. :shock:

Even if I had enough sun and panels to offset my whole electric bill, I would only be ahead $100 a month.
by yopappamon
Jan 28 2014 12:49pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Walk-thru w/Pictures - Hand-building a Spark EV Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Walk-thru w/Pictures - Hand-building a Spark EV Motor

Punx0r wrote:The article seemed to suggest that this production was to prove the processes for a larger, more automated facility. Hopefully that is true...
I hope that's true, I would like to be able to have one available here locally.
by yopappamon
Jan 28 2014 9:46am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Walk-thru w/Pictures - Hand-building a Spark EV Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Walk-thru w/Pictures - Hand-building a Spark EV Motor

Hand made motors is probably a good indication the Spark EV will only be a California compliance vehicle and not be sold nationally.
by yopappamon
Jan 28 2014 9:42am
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: Wiring: Turnigy receiver controlled switch
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: Wiring: Turnigy receiver controlled switch

We would need more detailed information on the switch and LED. LED's have a polarity, some switches also do, so if they are wired backwards it will not work.
by yopappamon
Jan 22 2014 7:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Mini Osciliscope
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Mini Osciliscope

by yopappamon
Jan 22 2014 7:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Mini Osciliscope
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Mini Osciliscope

The same site had a $70 older version, but says its discontinued.
by yopappamon
Jan 22 2014 6:34pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Mini Osciliscope
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Mini Osciliscope

You might want to define cheap.

I have one of these. $169

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/dso-qu ... Path=63_65

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by yopappamon
Jan 20 2014 8:09pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: For those who missed the 70s
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Re: For those who missed the 70s

I do miss my '77 Chevette. As much as I tried, I couldn't destroy that car. :D Driving that thing 50 mph in 8" of snow, sideways most of the time.

Anyway,were we talking about e-cycles or the '70s?
by yopappamon
Jan 19 2014 1:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Utopia
Replies: 25
Views: 1928

Re: Utopia

LSBW wrote: LOL. How do you intend to live in this house without hydro, water and drainage? Never mind maintained roads, because no one will be able to find it :)
Are you implying the only way to get those things is by tax and government?
by yopappamon
Jan 18 2014 6:21pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Utopia
Replies: 25
Views: 1928

Re: Utopia

Antarctica. Perhaps some uninhabited island is the south pacific.