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Yeah you'll lose a little bit, but depending on where your pump is and how long your pipe is the loss is minimal

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Equipment and Software / Re: Where to get Blichman Brew stand......
« on: January 15, 2012, 11:43:03 PM »
i used to use pallets stacked up

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Equipment and Software / Re: Where to get Blichman Brew stand......
« on: January 15, 2012, 01:26:30 AM »
Part of the terms that Blichmann has with it's retailers is an MSRP range, usually between 25 and 35%, and it has to be followed.

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Equipment and Software / Hop Rocket
« on: January 15, 2012, 01:14:10 AM »
I just got my new Blichmann Hop Rocket yesterday, and had a chance to try it out tonight while kegging my Ordinary Bitter.  I put two ounce of hops in, 1 ounce of UK Goldings and 1 ounce of Fuggles, and it worked flawlessly.  It worked great as a filter, trapping the little bit of yeast and trub that got sucked up as I was adjusting the racking arm, and it gave the beer a great aroma.  I'm really looking forward to using this product again, though this time I'll be hopbacking it out from the kettle.






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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Donating homebrew to a church festival?
« on: January 13, 2012, 03:29:51 PM »
I did the same thing with our first festival attended, we donated the beer to the festival, received no compensation for the beer at all, and there were no problems.  This is WA however, but it should be the same most anywhere, but to be sure check your local laws.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« on: January 13, 2012, 12:52:35 PM »
Nice job! If my old counterpressuure bottle filler ever gives out.....

Yeah I wouldn't wait.  The Beer Gun is so easy to use, I showed my buddies 7 year old son how to do it on one bottle and he picked it up right away.

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Interesting note about the cleaning frequency.  I would have thought you need to clean with PBW after every brew.  Do you just rinse with water on the non-PBW cleanings?


Sorry for the confusion, no pbw after every brew and acid 5 and pbw after every 3 for beer stone accumulation.

Nice patch panel.  Just make sure if you're using 809 March pumps I would install a bleeder valve on the outlet side to pop the air bubble.  Even with my pumps at the lowest point in the system I still have one hell of a time priming with no bleeder valve.

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I did mine with copper, sweat all the fittings and used 1/2" SS camlocks.  I found the copper easy to work with and the build went fairly well.  Cleaning isn't a hassle.  On the wort side I run acid 5 and pbw about every 3 brews and it stays just as clean as the day i put it all together.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Plastic Conical Fermenters
« on: January 11, 2012, 10:40:52 PM »
Was thinking that, and then just use a 2"NPT to 1.5" TC into the bulkhead fitting.  How far up the tank did you port for the bulkhead?

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Equipment and Software / Re: What to do with this old keg?
« on: January 11, 2012, 06:09:36 PM »
Yeah some 3/8" round stock would make a great handle

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Equipment and Software / Re: Plastic Conical Fermenters
« on: January 11, 2012, 05:30:19 PM »
I went down to my local irrigation specialists and too a look at their 2" bulkheads and totally agree that this would work.  How well does the bulkhead fitting deal with the curvature of the tank?  Where did you find food grade gaskets for them?  Also was thinking about how you'd do your racking arm and was thinking custom build the arm and use a compression fitting to seal the arm in the fitting. 

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Equipment and Software / Re: Plastic Conical Fermenters
« on: January 11, 2012, 02:46:25 PM »
ok that makes sense so the ID of the bulkhead is threaded.  if your nipples are independent of each other how do you adjust your racking arm?  I'm about to head down to my local industrial hardware store and take a look at some.  I was thinking if i did a 2" bulkhead fitting with a 1 1/2" racking arm that is threaded in from the outside that would give me adjustability and the ability to remove for easy cleaning.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Plastic Conical Fermenters
« on: January 11, 2012, 02:33:13 PM »
Ok and how is your racking arm sealed, does it thread through the bulkhead fitting or is there an oring

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Equipment and Software / Re: What to do with this old keg?
« on: January 11, 2012, 01:49:48 PM »
i wouldn't recommend it for use as a kettle but an hlt would be perfect.  while your brother in law is welding a patch over the bung hole, he can weld in a full couple toward the bottom for a pick up and ball valve.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Plastic Conical Fermenters
« on: January 11, 2012, 01:45:04 PM »
I looked at those and I was wondering if they are threaded on the inside of the bulkhead fitting otherwise how are you going to connect your racking arm to it. 

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