Fire in the hole!

My buddy Jay and I put together about 5 gallons of what-is-soon-to-be red ale. Here’s a couple pictures of the process Mmmmmm…. yeasty! Tools ‘o’ the trade Chillin out the load in the bathtub. This took at least an hour to get down to the pitching temperature. I need an immersion chiller REALLY BADLY

Links to check out

here are a few links you might find interesting if you’re doing what I’m doing. http://www.cnczone.com/ THE forum to check out what others are doing like this. http://www.geckodrive.com/ Pretty nice stepper controllers. Pricey, but very niceby all reports. http://www.smallparts.com/ Exactly what the name implies. all kinds of small part you would otherwise have to dig …

Parts list (AKA why I’ve been eating ramen and coffee)

So here are the bits I’ve bought already Xylotex 3 axis system kit with 425Oz/in stepper motors enco 12′ of 1/2″ acme rod 8 matching nuts thebigbearingstore.com 6 1/2″ 2 bolt pillow block bearings 8 1/2″ shaft collars Home Depot Tons of bolts, nuts, washers, bits and doodads. 20′ of galvanized steel u-channel (not really …