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Equipment and Software / Re: Chiller to pond pump question
« on: March 04, 2013, 04:54:53 PM »
My copper coil has never gone green on me (yet).  It sometimes develops a greyish coat of who-knows-what all over it.  When it does I drop it in a bucket of PBW for awhile and it comes out all shiny. 

I like the copper because it transfers heat more efficiently than stainless.  Probably not a big deal but I haven't found any reason to replace my old roll of copper.


From what I understand this is sort of a misnomer. Copper does conduct heat better but the stainless chillers are made of thinner material. So they do just as well as thier copper counterparts.

Mine was graying this time. When I wiped it down it was green on my paper towel.
Paul

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Equipment and Software / Re: Chiller to pond pump question
« on: March 04, 2013, 10:20:49 AM »
I have cleaned that green corrosion off of my copper chiller twice now. I always go over it with vinegar before each use. Yesterday was the second time my paper towels had green on them after wiping it down. Some places I have read that copper corrosion is extremely poisonous, other places I have read that it is harmless. I don't want to leave anything to chance so I just want to get stainless and be done with it.

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Equipment and Software / Chiller to pond pump question
« on: March 04, 2013, 10:05:30 AM »
I am wanting to get a new chiller. I want stainless steel and I want to circulate water through a pond pump in a bucket of ice this summer. Which of the two following chillers would be easier to adapt to the pump?

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/stainless-steel-immersion-wort-chiller.html

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/stainless-steel-immersion-wort-chiller-w-garden-hose-fittings.html

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Beer Recipes / My second stab at a brown ale
« on: March 04, 2013, 09:52:08 AM »
BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Ralph's Little Brown Ale II
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: American Brown Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.056 SG
Estimated Color: 21.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 38.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
7 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        64.4 %       
2 lbs                 Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain         2        18.4 %       
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)    Grain         3        4.6 %         
8.0 oz                Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)                  Grain         4        4.6 %         
8.0 oz                White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)               Grain         5        4.6 %         
4.0 oz                Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)               Grain         6        2.3 %         
2.0 oz                Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM)          Grain         7        1.1 %         
0.75 oz               Cascade [6.10 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           8        19.2 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 15.0 Hop           9        18.9 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) [23.66 m Yeast         10       -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs 14.0 oz

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 03, 2013, 02:03:04 PM »
It has to have a lot of body to keep it from spilling.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: MY First All Grain Experience(Long)
« on: March 03, 2013, 09:54:54 AM »
Rather than a hop spider I got me one of these





When making a really hoppy beer I do need to scoop it out a few times as I pour my wort from my kettle to my bucket. But it catches everything coming out of the kettle.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Mini-Keg Stainless Steel 2L Growler
« on: March 01, 2013, 09:09:20 AM »
That site has a lot of cool stuff. And $34.50 for a 7 gallon stainless steel carboy is not a bad price at all.

34.50 for that carboy would be a rockin deal, unfortunatly if you actually click on the link the carboy is 186.00  :'(
http://www.dwbrewproducts.com/shop/product_info.php/gal-stainless-steel-carboy-p-59?osCsid=7e086b2f63873607b77b87df186c7687

I just saw that. If I was going to spend that kind of money on a carboy I would throw more in with it and go conical.

504
Kegging and Bottling / Re: Mini-Keg Stainless Steel 2L Growler
« on: March 01, 2013, 08:55:43 AM »
That site has a lot of cool stuff. And $34.50 for a 7 gallon stainless steel carboy is not a bad price at all.

505
I have no need to be that precise. As long as 5 or 6 of my beers give me a nice buzz I don't really care what the precise ABV was.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Brand new keg from beveragefactory.com
« on: February 23, 2013, 11:20:15 PM »
The opening is much larger than my other kegs. In those kegs I can't get my arm in past my wrist. On this one there is plenty of room to reach all the way in. This is the arm that fits in there.


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The Pub / Re: Ready
« on: February 20, 2013, 08:45:04 PM »
I wouldnt call it the stupid way. But you should at least put in a second 200 amp breaker ahead of your box so when you switch from one source to another your not handling live power every time.

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The Pub / Re: Ready
« on: February 20, 2013, 07:48:31 PM »
You really should not wire those things straight into you box. That feeds the grid then when linemen are working to restore power they get injured by lines that should be dead. You should use a transfer box. And yes I am an electrician

509
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Question about AHA membership renewal
« on: February 20, 2013, 11:47:34 AM »
Nevermind the discount shows up at check out.

510
General Homebrew Discussion / Question about AHA membership renewal
« on: February 20, 2013, 11:44:56 AM »
I just got an offer in the mail to get a discount if I renew early. But I don't see the ability to get that discount by renewing online. I don't want to renew through the mail. Is there a way to take advantage of that discount renewing online?

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