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Messages - natebriscoe

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Equipment and Software / Re: Better spunding pressure relief options
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:15:30 AM »
Is there anything better than this, for use in a spunding valve?https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007GDY3CU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I see it used in most diy builds but it seems like junk.
What do you find "junk" about it?
The only not functional part is a sticker with the psi scale.

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Equipment and Software / Re: pH probes
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:45:26 AM »
Is there a particular brand of probe the seems to hold up the best? Or is better built than others? I wasn't impressed with a replacement probe from ThermoWorks, seemed pretty cheesy compared to the original.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Small liquid pump suggestions
« on: February 18, 2017, 03:11:47 PM »
So after pressing the shaft out of my impeller and cleaning it all with soapy water, it spins fine. So some little pumps don't like sticky liquids. My replacement.

Where is your inlet coming from?
From a diptube on the kettle the pump is hanging from. The hose is my underlet fill hose and sparge hose. I just leave it hooked up (no air in the line that way)

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Equipment and Software / Re: Small liquid pump suggestions
« on: February 18, 2017, 02:19:16 PM »
So after pressing the shaft out of my impeller and cleaning it all with soapy water, it spins fine. So some little pumps don't like sticky liquids. My replacement.

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Equipment and Software / Re: pH probes
« on: February 18, 2017, 07:29:13 AM »
I have another ph probe question, for the meters with external probes (corded) can it be replaced with one from a different company? (As long as they have the same connections)   My initial research says no, but can't see why not.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Small liquid pump suggestions
« on: February 15, 2017, 09:17:50 AM »
My liquid level is still 6" above the pump.
I hear you though, lower would be better.

For sure. I was mostly thinking the cascading effects of the pump having to work to draw suction, the fittings string between suction source (restriction, the elbow) and pump inlet and the mechanical modulation of output. All that stuff combine may have caused cavitation and failure.

Pump runout seems unlikely given the flow rate you described.
The reason I think clearance is the shaft is seized in the impeller and the shaft had spun in the housing (has flats to hold shaft).

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Equipment and Software / Re: Small liquid pump suggestions
« on: February 15, 2017, 08:50:47 AM »
My liquid level is still 6" above the pump.
I hear you though, lower would be better.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Small liquid pump suggestions
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:00:48 PM »
I wonder about the clearance between the impeller and shaft for use with sticky solutions. I had the pump turned where it should have flooded the whole inside. It also ran very smooth and quiet (actually was working wonderfully). Then nothing.
All fittings and valves are .5" minimum. It was also only running at .6l per min.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Small liquid pump suggestions
« on: February 14, 2017, 08:38:18 PM »

Flow path

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Equipment and Software / Re: Small liquid pump suggestions
« on: February 14, 2017, 08:37:25 PM »
So which little pumps are working for everyone? I got one from a well known solar pump reseller and it lasted 35 min before it seized up and broke the shaft.

Were you restricting the flow on it? What is your flowpath?
Flow was restricted by a valve downstream (it is a mag drive). 

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Equipment and Software / Re: Small liquid pump suggestions
« on: February 14, 2017, 08:15:07 AM »
So which little pumps are working for everyone? I got one from a well known solar pump reseller and it lasted 35 min before it seized up and broke the shaft.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: How long does it take you to brew a beer?
« on: February 10, 2017, 11:05:29 AM »
My low o2 batches take 4 - 4.5 hours. Longer if there's a big hop stand.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Brewing Sheet
« on: February 09, 2017, 05:30:05 PM »
How would I convert my acid malt ph into a usable # for the sg cell?
Side note I have some best acidulated clocking in at 3.3.

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I think the amount of residual smb going into the fermenter has more effect than the yeast strain does.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Brewing Sheet
« on: February 08, 2017, 08:48:27 PM »
Is there a way to adjust the acid content of Sauer malz?
Another thing my ph seems to come in higher than other calculators with the same info (my water has 120 hco3 if it matters).

Yup. Use the Mash SG Acid % cell.

Are you using the DI pH cells?
Yes, using the di cells. I get a .1 difference between version 5.2 and 6.0 with the same info. 

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