Homebrew contest ?

Hi, Is the Homebrew contest for drinks only, or also home-brew equipment ? At some point it had some brew equipment as a main image, and there are also a few equipment entries as well. Thank you,

Topic by KronBjorn 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Homebrew hydraulics?

I've been working on a project that, if I manage to build it as designed, would require four actuators or some kind no more than 1" in diameter. Hydraulics seem to be a good fit for this application (I wouldn't need more than 30 PSI, single acting only) since compressed air would be too "spongy." The actuators also need a total travel of about 24." That's where I run into trouble: I can't find hydraulic cylinders that meet the bore and stroke requirements. I have an idea to build my own which I'd like some feedback on before I dive in, or perhaps someone has an alternate suggestion. I have some thin walled, 1" chromed shower rod that makes a perfect outer cylinder (and the chrome finish would look snazzy!). Add in some 1/2" PVC pipe for the inside and I think I'm pretty close. First attempt was to make molded silicone pistons on the PVC. I got some pretty good results but it's not entirely leak-proof, so I lose pressure. My next idea is to use a rolling-sock seal made of 1" lay-flat PVC discharge hose. Bind the hose to the PVC pipe with a good seal, double it up over the pipe and seal the other end before stuffing it into the metal tube. Anyone think this is a lost cause, or have another suggestion?

Topic by Smidge204 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


homebrew on a modified wii?

 hi my daughter went through the process of installing homebrew software on her wii, which was already chipped. everything went as instructed except when she came to play her usual copied dvds, it asked for a wii update to continue using the software.obviously it says that if you have a modified wii then it could damage/make inoperable the wii, so she has not updated. has anyone any idea what has happened, and more importantly has anyone any suggests as to how to get it back playing copied disks? thanks for everyones time

Question by boddingtonsbloke 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Homebrew trench-digger?

(crossposted in, ummm, not sure what other forum yet.. lol... in case no one reads it here) I've been thinking of several ways to build a device similar to a Ditch-Witch©™ for narrow/shallow trenches - like for coax cable and antenna radials etc. but keep coming up with examples that don't look they would really work - things like a modified chainsaw (running at low RPM) or a high-torque circular saw with a modified digging blade.  The problem seems to be *how to dump the dirt next to the trench, not back into it* Sure, I could rent a *real* trencher for a couple hundred dollars for a quarter-day, but that's not really feasible as I'm on a fixed income. Any guidance from the collective genius of the group? Thanks bunches!!! Tom

Topic by fernblatt 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 months ago


NOOB homebrew on psp slim

Hey guys(and maybe girls), i just hacked my brothers psp slim. Now i am used to the phat pap where you install the 1.50 subset to get homebrew to work, but that said only for fat psp. Only some homebrew works on the slim psp, but has major issues. for instance psp revolution has no sound anywhere, and none of the bottom buttons work. I have tried both the 5.00 and 1.50 kernels in the recovery menu. Is there some patch, or homebrew launcher that i dont know about?? should i install the 1.50 kernel addon anyway? firmware is 5.00 M33-6

Topic by A.C.E. 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


homebrew ultrasonic cleaning solutions

I just picked up a branson 5210 2.5 gallon ultrasonic cleaner.i will be using it to clean aluminum motorcycle carbs that have been sitting and become encrudded.i have gotten a lot of suggestions as to what sort of home brew recipes work well, i was hoping people around here could tell me what they use or have heardi will be ordering some of the carb cleaning stuff from sharperteks website to compare it to different homebrew recipes. my goal is ease and lack of cost here. thankshttp://i9.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/43/54/91b8_35.JPG

Topic by 666mph 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Homebrew heaters using resistors?

Hello, First time poster! :) I've been reading up on some projects on this site centered around small homebrew heaters. One I came across I want to adapt is using two resistors and usb port power to make a small coffee mug heater. I'm kind of a novice at electronics, but I'd like to know how to design such a heater with safety and functionality in mind. I also want to control this heater via arduino if I can get a prototype together. Some questions I have: Where to get and what kind of resistors for heaters? How do I figure out what resistors to use based on power. e.g. 12v or USB power? What's a good thing to "encase" the resistors with that will withstand heat? I have thought about using radiator repair epoxy. Thanks for any help!

Topic by Sylvester2009 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what did/does homebrew do to the nintendo wii?

I sent my wii in to nintendo to get fixed because i my games didnt play the way they should after i used homebrew.

Question by rich4124 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what does homebrew really let you do on a wii?

:)

Question by rich4124 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Ds Bluetooth

Is it possible to make a DS slot 2 (GBA) Bluetooth adapter?? If the above is possible, is it also possible to run an app from a slot 1 mem card and connect to a device using bluetooth at the same time??

Topic by monkhm 7 years ago


hacmii and HBC question?

I am unable to install hackmii. It returns an error when it's trying to prepare the SD card. Once I have installed DVDx and HBC and I launch the HBC nothing happens except bubbles?

Question by coup_detat 9 years ago


Saving home made wine !HELP!

Hey people so iv made my own brew its out of blackberrys and a little kiwi fruit with plenty of sugar water and yeast and its gone a little acidic, i can still taste alcohol and sugar still its just verry acidic, is there anything i can do to help bring the acidity down? thanks for anyones help.

Topic by Underground Breweries 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


homebrew distilling question is this safe-see picture. Answered

Hi, I saw instructions about homebrewing in a book i downloaded and have now lost. The picture shows the essence of it. Is this safe? would it actually concentrate the alcohol? the idea is to keep topping up the mash with sugar and water, using high alcohol tolerance yeast. would distilling the product of this make a safe product? thanks.

Question by djsc 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Do you have to have a modchip to run homebrew on a wii?

I can't be more descriptive than that.

Question by Nibbler19 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


DSi Brew

Im starting this thread on hacking the DSi. Any new developments will be posted here

Topic by conradev 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



Fermenting HOME BREW in the bottle?

Hey all, i am a complete newbie to home brew and wanted to know if anyone knows if you can ferment in the bottle. i only want to make a small batch to see what it's like before lashing out on a full kit

Question by furby 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Do ATX Power supplies convert AC to DC power?

Hello all, I am sure this is a silly question for the experienced, but seeing as I'm just starting to really get into this stuff, any help would be appreciated. I am writing to get a bit of consensus to assure myself the a ATX power supply will convert AC power in to DC power out.  I would like to save myself the hassle of taking apart a computer if this is not the case.  In the event I'm wrong, what does convert AC to DC power? Just to give you an idea of what I need this for, this power supply will be used to run the electrolytic etching process for use with copper in a copper sulfate bath.  I'll be using the etch process to etch through copper plates (saves a lot of money compared to ferric chloride) The last question I had is if anyone knows how to discharge any residual energy within the ATX system.  I have an instructable on converting the ATX into a power supply, but I feel like I read the residual power in the system can be quite nasty if it shocks you, so I'd like to avoid that.  In fact, any suggestions would be welcomed. Thanks! Andrew

Topic by ajpaulette 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


is there a homebrew psp music player that can emulate an ipod?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a homebrew app that could sort music by artist, album, genre, etc. like an ipod can. I can't find it on my own.

Question by codongolev 9 years ago


How do you install homebrew on a Wii using only a zip drive?

There has to be a way(I know it).

Question by samskinburg 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there any way for me to categorize Homebrew on my PSP?

The list is massive, i have to keep the down button pressed for like 5 seconds to reach one of the homebrew programs....Just look at the picture. note:I can't add images, i guess i will edit this tomorrow...

Question by ReCreate 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Looking for a parts list for a Homebrew Corny Keg CO2 system. Anyone have a source?

Using a full size fridge and a picnic tap to start. Will upgrade as needed going forward.

Question by toast26 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to play Wii backups from a usb drive with no modchip?

I have a wii and I have installed the homebrew channel. I have formatted my USB drive to FAT32 and have use the USB loader to rip my games and play them. I want to use the USB drive to load the "USB Loader" either through homebrew channel or preferably through a channel forwarder. This last part, I have not been able to accomplish. I get errors when I actually load the games this way and the games fail. Please help. I can give more info if you need it.

Question by zettolly 8 years ago


I'm looking for a either a tutorial or templates for making bottle labels.?

preferably FREE and in photshop or publisher.?

Question by furby 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is there ANY way to install the Hombrew Channel on Wii System-menu ver. 4.0U???? Answered

If thats not possible, is there a way to "backtrack" to an earlier version??? (if it helps: I've had this Wii since Menu Version 3.0)

Question by B.F.L.M 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Peanut Butter & Jelly Beer!

Short's Brewery has a Peanut Butter and Jelly Beer.  My favorite sandwich of all time is the PB&J.;  And, why not? Beer = Liquid Bread. I'm thinking of making my own. I've been homebrewing for about 5 years now, thanks to this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Beer/  (check it out). Maybe an American Rye with peanut powder and some sort of fruit added. Blackberry? Strawberry? Thoughts? Suggestions? Does this make you say "mmmm" or "blegh!!!"? P.S. Yes, I know Peanut Butter and Jelly is an American idea. Marmite Beer is not appealing to me in the slightest.

Topic by marcward86 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Hi , I want to play GC isos off a usb drive...

Hi ,  I want to play GC isos off a usb drive... But i don't know how to! Can somebody help me? Thanks

Question by razr_786 9 years ago


Party Star Mini Keg?

i'm looking at buying the party star mini keg system but wish to know if/how i could could make it work like https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Draught-Keg-Mobile/

Question by furby 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I'd like to run a 230V pump from house current (US). Answered

I bought a March 809-02 pump on eBay and sadly didn't pay attention to the voltage for it.I got it to transfer hot water in my brewing projects. I have basic skills but I want to be safe about it. If this is a thing best left to a truly qualified electrician, I will do so. Thanks in advance.Sean

Question by tireswing 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Ginger Beer not working?

Hey all, i have a ginger beer that i made. first ferment: Ginger, Sugar, water. then i split & filtered into 2 separate containers #1 added 500g honey, 500g sugar, & 1pkt yeast  (1080 SG) #2 added 850g Golden Syrup, 500g Sugar & 1pkt yeast. (1095 SG) both are airtight and have new airlocks and tubs have been sterilized.  the first one is working fine. the second one however looks like it is "eating" the yeast

Question by furby 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Arduino EPROM Programming?

Ok, so I have decided to make an EPROM programmer so I can upload NES games to cartridges ( home-brew, not pirated. ) Does anyone know how to do this? I am a novice at coding, and, when it comes down to wiring, I can't really discern which resistor goes here and there and what value it should be, things like that. When I google "arduino eprom writer" All I get is EEPROM writers. I just want to know if someone on instructables has done it, and how.

Question by Krayzi99 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago






Psp faster wifi hack Answered

My psp's wifi REALLY lags. Is there a hack (i have cfw 5 m33) to make it faster? I have tried ''netfront''  but it has no difference, and deleting the cookies,etc doesn't help either

Question by or_ford98 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


The yeast in my mead is not creating any Co2. What should I do?

I've been brewing mead at home for a couple of months now. I started a 1 gallon batch of mint and honey mead about an hour ago and there is no activity going on in it. The yeast looks like it is swimming around but there is no carbonation bubbling to the top. I used dry active yeast which is what I've used for other batches over the past months. Q1: Should I wait until tomorrow and check it? Q2: Should I add another pack of yeast to it? Q3: Referring to Q2, will adding any more yeast to it cause a yeasty brew in the final product?

Question by foxy1paco 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


The secret to storing Loquat for wine making!

If you don't know what Loquat means then just look it up on Google or Wikipedia ;)Mostly used as ornamental trees in the warmer climates Loquat fruits come into season right when the summer is on your doorstep.Although the fruits are delicious and high in nutrients, vitamins and so on: Most people do not even bother to try them :(So if you spot them please give the fruit a try and you might get hooked as did.The biggest problem of using Loquat for more than a direct snack is not the seeds inside.They are quite big and you figure ways out to get around them.Biggest hassle is how the fruits ripen.Unlike most real fruit trees there is fixed time.When the first fruits are ready then the last migh be ready about 3 or even 4 weeks later.And depending on the local wildlife you really need to check daily for ripe fruits....So how to do it properly then?Loquat goes bad really fast no matter what you try.Eat them quickly as otherwise they go off.Don't bother...Those are common answers you get from people who had those trees for years in their gardens.The trick however is really simple:Do not plug them off, cut them off!Some half decent pruning sizzors work great here, especially the smaller types.Cut the stem of the fruit so at least 5mm are left on the fruit.Without the hole from ripping the fruit off and handling it with gentle force there will be no damages or open areas ;)Like that the fruits stay fresh for a few days in your fridge, just make sure they are kept quite loose.Do not just fill a big box with them and hope all fruits survive the pressure ;)If in doubt layer them on soft foam strips or cardboard - works really well if can find complete clusters that are ripe enough.If you have access to more than one big tree you can get enough to even make a really nice wine from it.You need to be quick though, so let me tell you how I do it:Prepare a big enough fermentation vessel, in my case a 25 liter plastic drum, purpose made...Add about 10 liters of warm on prefably filtered water, some sugar and a good amount of your prefered brewing yeast.My personal favourite here is port wine yeast ;)You should prepare this drum once you can collect enough ripe fruits on a daily base.Prepare the fruits by removing the stems, the hard spot at the bottom and then cutting them in half.A small spoon can be sharpened to help to get the seeds out if have some with many little ones hiding.Have a pot with boiling water ready and put about 250 to 400 grams of prepared and cleaned fruits in it per load.A quick heating is essential as you want to keep the cooking time as low as poosible.90 to 120 seconds should be enough to get the heat throughout the fruit - please check every now and then that the fruits are quite soft now.This step is vital to prevent self fermentation - you only want your yeast cultures to work on the fruits ;)Squash the fruits when adding them into your drum.To make a full 25 liters with just a table spoon of sugar at the start you will need about 10 to 12 kg of fruits for a high volume and sweet result.The best option due to the constantly changing sugaar content in the fruits is to go with the flow.Stick to max of about 15 liters per 25 liter drum.Monitor the sugar content and alcohol level.Port yeast dies off at a bit over 14%vol of alcohol.Although some strong ones go up to 18% here...If the alcohol level goes over 10% while the sugar content is still quite high then you add water until you get down to about 7%.If the sugar content goes down too low you add more fruits.With still enough active yeast you can even transfer half oa drum to a new batch once the drum is getting too full and the sugar content is still too high.Just a matter of getting used to working with ongiong adding of fruits and water to compensate the time it takes to get enough ripe fruits.Of course there is always the option to go low and start with 5 liter canisters instead....

Topic by Downunder35m 4 months ago


How do I softmod my wii to load backups?

Hello, So recently I've been really into the whole wii softmodding idea.  What I want to do is install the backup channel and I have no idea what needs to be done prior to ensure this goes smoothly.  I have system menu 4.2 and installing the homebrew channel wont be a problem.  I know I need something called the "truncha bug" to install CIOS but thats all I know.  All help is welcome Thanks :)

Question by junits15 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Making this group bigger

We need to make this group bigger. get as many instructables as you can

Topic by conradev 10 years ago


N64 Cartridge Mod

I was wondering if it would be possible to mod an N64 cartridge to remove the default internal memory for it and allow like an SD card or some other flash drive and be able to run homebrew games and backups... I enjoy playing the N64, i own tons of games for it but it just gets in the way lol I want to be able to backup all my games and consolidate them into a single cartridge if its possible Thanks

Topic by evillordnikon 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Multifunctional Wii

Okay.... So, a couple of days ago, my friend was running around and ran through the cable for my Gamecube controller connected to my Wii, the Wii fell a good 3 feet (just an estimate). And now the Eject Disk Button is jammed a little and every once in a while the Wii completely shuts it self off. Not like pressing the off button, but like pulling the power plug. I can't send it to Nintendo because I have homebrew on it and I don't want to lose it. What can I do?

Question by Fizzxwizz 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


mini batches of wine

Im gonna start making mini batches of wine to see what kinds im gonna mass produce.......is there a formula for sugar to yeast......im making them in pet bottles or cocacola bottles

Topic by rollingstoner357 11 years ago


if you play backup games can your wii brick up?

 you have a burned C.D. or use a SD or USB to play back up games on your Wii can the Wii get bricked up and become unusable.

Question by Jonas412 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I need help with R4DS and a micro sd card!!!!

I downloaded the starting progams to a 4 gb mirco sd hc card, it wouldn't even load. ("loading" was the only thing that would appear.) I used to have 2 gb micro sd that worked. Is there a program I need to add?

Question by crc09 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Are the hops in beer wort still dangerous to dogs after being composted? Answered

I make beer. I make compost. I would like to use the former, to assist the latter. However, as most home-brewers already know, hops are very dangerous to dogs. This made me wonder: If I use the wort that I strain out of my homemade beer, will the hops in the gooey mess still be dangerous to my dogs if they get into the compost days/weeks/months later?

Question by Sunkicked 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How can I make a homebrew EEPROM programmer?

Hi everyone!  I have some EEPROMS I would like to burn (27C512, 27C256, 24C256).  I have a Parallax Propeller, a Z80, a 6502, and an Arduino Uno to help me make an EEPROM burner.  I know that EEPROM burners run $40+ commercially (even on EBAY!), so I would like to try building my own at home.  I have an abundant supply of 74XXXX chips at home, as well as a good supply of capacitors and resistors.   I don't have a Parallel Port on my computer, but I have a USB port as well as an RS232 to USB converter.  I'm running Windows XP and Ubuntu - Lucid Lynx 10.04, so if I need a specific OS to burn these EEPROMS, I have Windows and Linux. I need an EEPROM burner that could  erase/burn the 27CXXX EEPROMS/EPROMS/PROMS.  I know through using the Propeller that I can write to the 24C256 through the Propeller, but could someone please help me in building a homebrew EEPROM burner?

Question by prrgg14935 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Video/Photog Lighting - COLLABORATE on homebrew Light Panels!

This is the link to the pro version of my project http://www.litepanels.com/ Basically, a light panel is a panel of evenly spaced super bright LED's that you can then mount and place like traditional lighting around your setup. In an ideal world Brightness of 5200K + would be a good place to be. However, I've just learned that lightpanels actually only put out 4900K. And they're crazy expensive. These replace the HUGE softbox and/or Umbrella + lighting combo+ power setups. So, my suggestion for a group project here is to ... teach ourselves how to make a grid of superbright LED's, arrange them into this matrix, and add a dimmer switch in order to alter the quality of the lights. If this is something anyone is at all interested in, I would LOVE to collaborate on this project! I just installed the Magic Lantern firmware hack on my camera, and well... the addition of better lighting would help my filming SIGNIFICANTLY.  I'll post my findings, proposed project plan, and 

Topic by Cakeable 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I'm interested in making a homebrew radar (speed) gun. What are the chances of making this work?

It seems like I could do this using two webcams. Has anyone tried this, or do you have any ideas besides the 2 webcams?

Question by mwolfgang 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Free winemaking items

I have recently been given some wine making equipment for free and id like to ask What one piece is Its a purple cylindrical tube with two bits that slide out one has a hole in the middle and the other has a Piece of plastic to fill that hole?? does anyone know what it could be

Topic by stephenniall 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago