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Equipment and Software / Re: 1/2 Barrel Kegs (X3)
« on: March 23, 2011, 06:05:42 PM »
I just found and order the Brew Your Own magazine with Build Your Own Brutus issue.....

Equipment and Software / 1/2 Barrel Kegs (X3)
« on: March 23, 2011, 06:01:39 PM »
So I have my 3, 1/2 barrel kegs ready...I just need some plans on how to make them into a functional brewery. I can look at pictures all day, but without blue prints, or seeing the system first hand it's too difficult to figure out how to build my brewery.

Anyone know where I to start? My main problem seems to be hooking up the piping in the correct order so it will function properly. I would also like to know the different electronic systems I can get that would keep track of temps, etc.

Basically I want to build my own Brutus 10, or Sabco system, and I'm looking for blue prints that are easily understood...

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Priming Sugar and Kegging
« on: February 09, 2011, 07:05:36 PM »
What if I added maple syrup to the keg, and force carbonate? I'd like to add a little for flavor

Kegging and Bottling / Priming Sugar and Kegging
« on: February 09, 2011, 01:51:57 PM »
Can I add the priming sugar, then put it into a keg, and let it self carbonate in the keg?? Or does this only work in bottles, due to the amount of head space in the bottles?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Small Boil Size
« on: January 17, 2011, 07:11:53 PM »
I boiled the wort after I removed the grains, and sparged them.

General Homebrew Discussion / Small Boil Size
« on: January 17, 2011, 06:48:00 PM »
So I just did a batch of oatmeal stout, it is a partial mash. During the boil, I only had 2gallons in the kettle. After I sparged the grains, and put the wort in the primary, I added water to fill it up to 5 gallons.

What sort of issues do a small boil size create?

I also added the hops BEFORE the boil, and I didn't get a very good hot break. What will this cause?

Pimp My System / Is it worth it.....?
« on: October 10, 2010, 01:08:52 PM »
Is this system worth $5000?? Comes with a 27gallon conical fermentor, a fridge that holds 9 kegs to ferment at cooler temps, and a ton of other stuff....

Classifieds / Re: Automated Brewing System
« on: August 28, 2010, 01:54:22 PM »
I just saw an ad in a beer magazine for a system that was not a Sabco system...but I can't remember what it was called.

Does Sabco systems allow you to control the temp in the fermenter?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Fermenting is done!!
« on: August 28, 2010, 01:10:53 AM »
Ya I loosened that nut, and put the screw down further....but to no avail, still maxed out at 20psi.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Fermenting is done!!
« on: August 27, 2010, 01:24:44 PM »
My primary goes up to like 60psi, but I turn the screw down all the way and the most I can get out of the tank is 20psi, but the other guage says my 20lbs tank is at 600psi. I'm not sure why I can't get it to pressurize anymore.

When I go into work today, I'll take a look at what the gauge says and post more.

Classifieds / Automated Brewing System
« on: August 26, 2010, 08:05:28 PM »
I would like to buy a system where I can heat, cool, ferment etc etc, all on one cart. Like the Sabco system. Something with fully automation....

What other companies offer something like this besides Sabco? I saw an ad recently about a similar system, it was cheaper then Sabco and the fermenters are conical. I can't remember who was offering it though....

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Fermenting is done!!
« on: August 26, 2010, 07:11:35 PM »
This makes sense now. Thank you.

I can only go to 20psi, cause I am using a 20lb tank...So at 20psi, I think I will pour beer out of it in 2 days, and keep trying it until the desired carbonation is reached.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Fermenting is done!!
« on: August 26, 2010, 06:52:25 PM »
Seems like I can only turn it up to wont go any higher....

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Fermenting is done!!
« on: August 26, 2010, 06:48:06 PM »
Ok, I'm turning up pressure to 30psi, and I will put it back down to 20psi (?) on Sat or Sun....

Sound about right?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Fermenting is done!!
« on: August 26, 2010, 06:28:32 PM »
I can turn up the psi if it will carbonate faster.....

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