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Beer Recipes / Re: A better light lager?
« on: Today at 09:38:16 AM »
Eric,

I would leave in the Munich and take out the corn and Aromatic.  Add that % of the grain bill to the Pils malt.  The 2633 produces fine light lagers.

Dave

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation temp. question
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:51:51 PM »
I don't know how much ambient temp ,matters to the yeast...it's the beer temp that counts.  And 05 will work at 52, although slowly.

Yep, real slow. +1 to a bucket thermometer.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation temp. question
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:12:49 PM »
IMHO-52F is too cool, 60F is pretty cool and 65F is money.

Dave

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: July 08, 2014, 08:02:31 AM »
Looks Like you are planning on NG.  Just a word of caution... size your supply pipe accordingly.  My dryer has 1/2in pipe... if I run it 60ft to the garage, I would not be able to supply the gas flow to support the burners you are looking at.   I would have to run bigger pipe (3/4 or 1inch I guestimate, but there are tables online to figure out how many btu for length and pipe diameter).

Keep in mind you may be running two burners at the same time, so size the pipe for that. (So if two burner at 90,000 btu, you will need to supply enough gas for 180000 btu)

Good luck!

Good point.  I took a look the other day and it looks like 1" pipe going to the dryer which is now electric.  It looks like I can re-route the pipe in the basement to the garage with relative ease, but I'm going to call in my plumber anyway.  We are getting a whole house generator soon so my gas meter will be upgraded as well.  I think I'm in good shape but we will see.

Dave

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: July 05, 2014, 08:29:53 AM »
Guys, any feedback out there on BTUs?  I can convert a low pressure hurricane at 60k or buy a 10 to 44 jet natural gas burner to get supposedly 90k-200k.  I will need to get 20G going so need help here.....

Dave

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: July 04, 2014, 02:05:49 PM »
Yep, I have the plans and working on some upgrades. I'd like to be able to adjust the pump velocity and flame from the control panel.


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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: July 04, 2014, 10:35:23 AM »
I read on another thread that the comment was pure hyperbole.  What temp would melt your pot?  But then why take that risk?  I'm torn.  Looking at the Williams conversion fitting and a Hurricane too. 

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: July 04, 2014, 07:53:25 AM »
Thanks Jeff.  They looked pretty good but always want opinions and advice from those that have been there and done that.  I think I'm going with these but will do a little more research.  Also need to figure out how I'm getting the gas line from behind the dryer in to the garage. 

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Equipment and Software / Re: Temp control: Johnson or Ranco?
« on: July 04, 2014, 07:42:47 AM »
Denny, you pulled the trigger congrats!  Good on you.

I like the dual stage Ranco for my chest freezer with a small "personal" heater on the second plug.  Can brew lagers year round with this set up.

Dave

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: July 04, 2014, 07:37:20 AM »
Yep, saw those.  Wondering if they can do a 20G batch.  Any thoughts on that?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: July 04, 2014, 07:26:16 AM »
I just bought the 25G pots, but now wondering if I can get natural gas burners to do the job.  Anyone brew with natural gas and can recommend burners?

Dave

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: June 30, 2014, 09:07:57 AM »
Im not an electrical engineer either, but after building my system i have a veryg ood grasp of the whats and whys.  Just something to consider is all:D

Jeff

I'm definitely not against it and have pondered it as I could plug in to my 220V dryer outlet right inside the garage door.  The alternative is to tap in to the gas line behind the dryer and run a line in to the garage. 

Both good options I think.  I'll keep researching it...

Dave

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: June 30, 2014, 08:48:35 AM »
I thought about electric, but then I go back to not knowing any electrical engineers.  I think I'm more apt to electrocute myself than blow myself up...... ;D

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