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All Grain Brewing / All Grain Efficancy
« on: May 23, 2011, 03:22:27 PM »
If im getting full conversion of my grains according to iodine test then how come my software is off when i say 85% efficany.  its always higher then what i end up with.  im resurculating through out the whole mash at 152F with a digital controler and heating element setup.  then raise up to mash out to 168F. run off everything. sparge. resirc for another 10 min or so and run off again.  i could ttry another sparge method but i was curious why i wasnt getting the efficancy. thanks everyone.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Temp Controlled Chest
« on: May 11, 2011, 02:20:11 PM »
I built an insulated chest that can store 4 carboys and also has temp control, to a certain extent. i.e i use a johnson controls a419 controller and a smace heater.  Anyways the temp of the thermometer in the box is 60 62.  So if i want a fermentation at 62 degrees max temp should i pitch at 58 degrees so as it rises the 3 degrees or whatever it hits that temp then the box will keep it there.  How do i properly control the fermentation temp so im not peaking high 60s to 70 degrees?

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All Grain Brewing / PID with SSR
« on: February 02, 2011, 03:56:01 PM »
im About to put an order into Auber Instruments for this PID http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=3 and this SSR http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=30 to go with it to build a heat stick for my newly constructed  RIMS.  but i really have no idea how to wire it up or do anything really with it yet but if theres anything else i need to order in order it get my heatstick going it would be nice to only have to pay for shipping once.  sorry if this is confusing to everyone.  thanks for any input.presion fitting

i guess i will get this guy http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=189&zenid=e76ae95811c786bbca5f4560ba7a3a92 too instead of using a compression fitting


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Equipment and Software / PID and parts needed
« on: February 01, 2011, 07:12:43 PM »
im About to put an order into Auber Instruments for this PID http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=3 and this SSR http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=30 to go with it to build a heat stick for my newly constructed  RIMS.  but i really have no idea how to wire it up or do anything really with it yet but if theres anything else i need to order in order it get my heatstick going it would be nice to only have to pay for shipping once.  sorry if this is confusing to everyone.  thanks for any input.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: heatstick/heat exchange
« on: January 15, 2011, 11:21:50 AM »
what about this PID instead of my johnson controls one.  even though i already own the A419 i can just use thatone in my fermentaion chamber.  but this is one that i dream of and it only 45 bucks.  but is it better?
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=106

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All Grain Brewing / heatstick/heat exchange
« on: January 15, 2011, 09:41:43 AM »
im thinking of purchasing this 3/4 in stainless immertion header for my heatsick construction for my RIMS.  what do you think. i was gunna put the heat sensor on the output back into the keg.  its a johnson controls one from northern brewer but it has a 2 degree fudge factor. wont kick on untill it drops 2 degrees.  is there a beeter one out there that shows current temp and set temp on the same screen.

http://www.omega.com/ppt/pptsc.asp?ref=EMH_Heater

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All Grain Brewing / Whose got RIMS
« on: January 10, 2011, 03:57:01 PM »
I am in the prosses of building a RIMS for myself based off of billy d's setup from youtube.  i wanna see your RIMS though.  post some pictures.  not to steal but to educate myself.  ill post up mine too.

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General Homebrew Discussion / corn sugar v. force carb
« on: December 23, 2010, 10:22:00 AM »
im ready to keg a batch of irish red and ive got no room in my kegerator to chill it like i normally do to force carb.  should i just go with corn sugar at room temp or still force carb at room temp even though it takes more psi.  how much corn sugar if i do it that way?

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General Homebrew Discussion / equipment
« on: September 27, 2010, 02:35:52 PM »
im going to update my setup to all copper and stainless plumbing but i was curious if some brass/bronze fittings would be ok?  yes boiling wort would be traveling through it and so would cool wort.

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General Homebrew Discussion / ld carlson extract
« on: July 07, 2010, 02:44:35 PM »
how di i use thius stuff.  apricot flavor.  ready to rack into the secondary.  requires all of the 4 oz bottle.  should i just open up and dump or sanitize the whole bottle  then open and dump.  whats up?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: StarSan Longevity
« on: June 11, 2010, 01:42:08 PM »
Awsome thank you very much guys.  this site/forum is the chit.

evan

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General Homebrew Discussion / StarSan Longevity
« on: June 10, 2010, 06:13:20 PM »
I made up and small batch of starsan jkust to sanatize my secondary and my auto siphon.  i know that it is inexpensive stuff but on my budget its like gold.  so could i save it and reuse it?  how long does it last?  whats a good sign thats its time to make a new batch? 

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Equipment and Software / teflon tape.
« on: March 15, 2010, 12:42:41 PM »
i am setting up a brewing stand.  im using thermoplastic tubing for all my hot and cold wort lines with stainless hose barbs and quick disconnects.  i have to thread some stainless fitting onto my march pump and onto my blichmann therminater.  will teflon tape be good and withstand the heat of boiling wort and then be able to be cleaned and sanitized without having to redo the fittings.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: rims plumbing
« on: February 28, 2010, 04:41:35 PM »
copper i guess is an option.  but everything ive seen i cant spot any sauter on the connections.  i dunno maybe im seeing things.  i could def do copper if thats ok for quality.

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General Homebrew Discussion / rims plumbing
« on: February 27, 2010, 06:31:52 PM »
just got a bunch of stuff to make a nice brew station.  including 3 piece ball valve to convert my keg to a stationary boiling pot, march pump and blichmann therminater.  but can i plump everything up with pvc and glue it all up.  im no budgeted for stainless.  allso i i need a stem to go to the bottom of my keg to my new valve which i would like to mount as high up on the bottom of the keg as possible.

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