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Colm89

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active Apr 2021

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Do miss that view after an hour and a bit of suffering

  • in Frame Builders
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    Seems like the good people at isen would be better off taking peoples money and spending it on titanium cargo bikes and expensive coffees, and not actually sending out bikes.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The verdant one took off like a rocket and stopped bubbling within I’d say 36 hours but still has some krausen, the us05 one was going strong until this morning, and krausen has all but disappeared.

    I don’t have a means to take a sample from these small carboys to check the gravity so my intention was to dry hop after 6 days (Sunday) and bottle next Saturday, but now I’m wondering if I could get away with dry hopping today and bottling on Sunday.

    What would you do?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    This is how the look 3 days in (have them in a big plastic box following my experience with the imperial stout spill)

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    Haha I think that’s just all the cold break settling out after transferring to each fv (one on left was filled first).

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    Brewed up a 9 litre batch of citra/pale malt smash yesterday and split it evenly between 2 demijohns, pitching with two different yeasts (us05 and verdant ipa) to see if I can notice the difference!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Those distances seem huge to a relative newbie!

    I’ve been doing 500m every few days off the pier in the Atlantic and I usually feel knackered!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thankfully the road my house faces onto is unlikely to have pedestrians, and my front door is angled in such a way that a doorbell won’t see someone til they’re at the front door. It’s not so much for security we want it but more to answer the door while we’re away, which is unlikely any time soon.

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    It would be nice to have an easy to access stream in their own app for the missus to use, but something with enough useable homeassistant sensors that it is useful for other automations.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just purchased new house having not been a homeowner for 8 months and looking into building a new smart home system. I’m guessing home assistant has moved on quite a bit since I removed it from my house nearly a year ago to sell!

    The first two or three things we want to pick up are a video doorbell and thermostat, and an outdoor camera or two.

    We had a ring doorbell 2 in our old house because we were limited at the time by the lack of wiring for a doorbell and the market at the time, but have more freedom in the new house with an existing doorbell. Is it worth buying into the nest ecosystem? Or is eufy a better option with local storage? Home assistant integration is key.

    I guess if the nest doorbell is worth buying it probably makes sense to get the nest thermostat too, but are others a better bet? Again preference for HA integration.

    As for cameras, really only want a couple of outdoor ones, and am considering going for a nvr and poe cameras, unless the eufy ones are decent and could bundle up with a eufy doorbell?

    TLDR, if you were starting from scratch, what doorbell, thermostat and cameras would you go for?

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