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Equipment and Software / Re: condenser as wort chiller
« on: January 25, 2012, 03:11:12 AM »
My first CFC was a coil inside a Home Depot bucket with through wall fittings and a drain valve for the water.  It worked pretty well in fact, dropped a couple blue ice packs in and would only have to switch the water out once for a 10 gallon batch.

Equipment and Software / Re: Cheapest/best wort chilling device.
« on: January 23, 2012, 09:01:33 PM »
Thats actually a really good idea.  wouldn't cost you but another 35 bucks to build up the second chiller system.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Bench cappers
« on: January 23, 2012, 12:35:11 AM »
Super Agata

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Tight Corny Keg Connection
« on: January 22, 2012, 06:42:03 AM »
mostly a 7/8 end wrench is what i use set it sideways on a chair and kneel on it if it's really stuck tight

Equipment and Software / Re: RIMS/HERMS universe... what are they?
« on: January 22, 2012, 03:30:41 AM »
Still not a RIMS.  Just because you're recirculating does not mean you are Infusing the mash.  Recircing a DF Mash is simply to eliminate the stratification.  You're not adding any temperature outside of the mash tun, which is where the I in RIMS comes from, Infusing.  I guess I'm splitting hairs here, I just prefer not to call apples oranges.

Equipment and Software / Re: King Kooker
« on: January 21, 2012, 05:37:49 PM »
looks good to me

Equipment and Software / Re: RIMS/HERMS universe... what are they?
« on: January 21, 2012, 05:35:22 PM »
A direct fire mash tun is not a rims.  RIMS stands for Recirculating Infused Mash System.  The basic principle is removing wort, heating it outside the mash tun and returning it to the mash tun.  You merely have a direct fire mash tun.

Going Pro / Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
« on: January 20, 2012, 07:47:50 PM »
The unwritten rule is that during an argument between two brewers, the brewer with the biggest beard wins.

Equipment and Software / Re: RIMS/HERMS universe... what are they?
« on: January 19, 2012, 11:46:06 PM »
correct that is the RIMS tube.  I find that HERMS is a little easier for me.  I have my HLT at 180 degrees and can pump the wort through the heat exchanger til the mash tun controller kicks the pump off

Equipment and Software / Re: pickup tube not really picking up
« on: January 19, 2012, 10:58:37 PM »
on my keggle i use a 1/2" copper tube going into a compression fitting the tube picks from the side of the kettle and I can adjust it up or down to get right on top of the hop mass after whirlpool

Equipment and Software / Re: RIMS/HERMS universe... what are they?
« on: January 19, 2012, 10:53:35 PM »
This is a RIMS tube.  You pump the wort through the tube that houses the element.

Equipment and Software / Re: Lagering in plastic
« on: January 17, 2012, 09:59:48 AM »
Keg would be best

yeah.    even if the pump is at the lowest point of the system if you're pumping back up the air bubble can stick in the pump head making it extremely hard to prime, however on the outlet side of the pump install a t with a valve so you can bleed the air out of the pump allowing it to prime easier.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Tasting a 137 year old beer !
« on: January 17, 2012, 09:54:54 AM »
Great story.  I hope one day someone uncovers a beer that I brewed and gets as much enjoyment out of drinking at as you did with yours.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: balancing ?
« on: January 17, 2012, 02:36:04 AM »
balancing the system is using the required force necessary to dispense the beer as it has resistance in the line.  1/4" line has a resistance of 1.8 lb/ft  so if you had 6 feet of line you would need 12 psi to dispense properly w/o foaming

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