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Equipment and Software / Re: Installing Taps in Fridge Door...Parts?
« on: February 01, 2012, 03:00:21 AM »
3/16 is usually fine for serving lines.  and stainless is fine, I like brass for my faucets though. 

if you put an IC in the kettle full of water, the water will just boil out of the IC, really doesn't matter.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gluten Free recipes
« on: January 29, 2012, 03:13:31 PM »
Good luck.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Can sunlight affect wort?
« on: January 29, 2012, 03:12:09 PM »
I dont think a little sliver of sunlight for a couple hours or less is gonna hurt your wort.  Not enough exposure.

Equipment and Software / Re: Installing Taps in Fridge Door...Parts?
« on: January 29, 2012, 12:54:15 PM »
it's pretty easy, pick your spot take a hole saw big enough to fit the shank, drill the hole, insert the shank tighten the nut on the back side, attach the faucet hook up liquid line to inside of shank

Equipment and Software / Re: Installing Taps in Fridge Door...Parts?
« on: January 28, 2012, 10:21:06 PM »

Going Pro / Re: Brewery internship?
« on: January 28, 2012, 08:54:25 PM »
Another aspect on the topic of safety is holding regular OSHA safety meetings.  Making sure that every employee and volunteer understands all the hazards in the brewery, the wet floors, hot surfaces, chemicals, confined spaces, etc., and how to be safe as possible using PPE.  That way as a brewer you cover your ass knowing that every person in your brewery knows what's going on. 

To the OP, volunteering at a brewery is a great way to start out, but as someone who's had volunteer is his brewery just making sure that that person is going to be around for a while so as not to waste my time is the biggest thing.  I don't mind teaching people whats going on, I started as an AB and teaching the home brew class, and had a guy from a class volunteer filling pigs, and he did such a good job we hired him.  Just start talking to brewers and you'll see a lot of em love free help, but definitely get in with your buddies and start brewing.

Equipment and Software / Re: Temp control ideas
« on: January 28, 2012, 01:29:23 PM »
No, It does.  You set your temps on both stages say at 63, on the cold side you set your variance to 1 degree and same on the hot side.  well if it hits 62 the ferm wrap kicks in and if it hits 64 the fridge kicks on.

Equipment and Software / Re: Iodaphor vs. Star San
« on: January 27, 2012, 11:32:56 AM »
+1 Your sanitizer should not look like ice tea, and even when mixed properly you can still taste and smell the iodophor.  I used to do a demonstration when teaching homebrew class tasting iodophor showing that it is safe and it does have a flavor.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Maris Otter
« on: January 26, 2012, 01:50:55 PM »
I have used Tom Fawsett MO twice doing a bitter and both time hit my gravity on a single infusion.  Crush @ .039 on my Barely Crusher, no malt conditioning.  Great malt IMO.

Equipment and Software / Re: condenser as wort chiller
« on: January 26, 2012, 01:42:23 PM »
I used 25' of 3/8" copper and an old coffee can as a form to bend the tubing.  on either end of the tubing a 3/8" compression to 1/2" MPT going through the wall of the bucket with a 1/2" FPT to 1/2" Barb.  little bit of Gorilla glue to make sure the fittings are sealed against the bucket.

Equipment and Software / Re: Temp control ideas
« on: January 25, 2012, 09:55:59 PM »
I bought a Johnson A419 for the chest freezer and a Ranco dual stage controller for the fermwrap. I control them separately using the supplied thermocouples. They are very accurate +/-1-2 degrees. I set the differential to 2 degrees.

Why would you use the A419 for the freezer and the Ranco Dual stage for the ferm wrap?  Why not the Ranco for both?

Equipment and Software / Re: Cheapest/best wort chilling device.
« on: January 25, 2012, 07:23:09 PM »
+3.  I've never had a problem leaving wort for 24 hours before pitching yeast.  As long as everything is sanitized properly, there should be no problems.

Equipment and Software / Re: Temp control ideas
« on: January 25, 2012, 07:18:26 PM »
Storm_ipa, if you get a fermwrap and a dual stage temp controller to hook up to the minifridge you'll be just fine.  Tape the fermwrap to the interior wall of the fridge running the cord out the door and plug the ferm wrap and the fridge into the temp controller, set your parameters, and you're off and running.  Here is a couple links.

Equipment and Software / Re: condenser as wort chiller
« on: January 25, 2012, 02:34:31 AM »
Gravity, and it does.  I've done this for 7 years and have put in somewhere close to 10 grand but it all depends on what level you want to take your obsession too.

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