Maryland Rye, baby :-)
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Just a length of typical 1/4 or 3/8" ID tubing, sanitized and inserted into the spent wort above the yeast cake. Set the flask on the side of the sink and have the free end of the tubing extend into the sink. A standard application of oral vacuum gets the flow started. Since the spent wort is just going down the sink, the worries with contamination due to starting the siphon by mouth are non-existent as long as you keep the flow from back washing.
Those look like the old time mash tun and boil kettle designs, not fermenters.I am looking to make a counterflow wort chiller and I was looking to use copper for it or should I use stainless tube? Does the copper affect the beer? How many feet of tube should I use?
A lot of trappist breweries use copper fermenters. I guess they could be lined with something on the inside to seperate the beer from the copper. Would be interesting to find out.
Agreed. They sure don't look like fermenters to me.
Medical oxygen costs more.Ideally, you're wanting food/medicinal-grade oxygen. Go to a medical supply store.
Seems like most people that aerate with O2 use the welding tanks. What's the difference?
The purity of welding oxygen is just fine.
Yeah I get that, but don't you generally need to recirculate from boiling down to a certain temperature (above 140 degrees) before you can hit your target pitching temp coming out of the chiller?
I didn't reach anywhere near the 168F Mash out, I could only get to 158 with the remaining water.
Sorry miss typed... I tested the beer and its NOT carbonated to my liking. Should I hear gas entering the kegs every time I hook up the gas? Do I have leak or is the CO2 being absorbed into the beer? Sorry for the miss communication. :-)
You are underpitching the first batch.
2. "When re-pitching, we just add fresh wort to the carboys"...you are over pitching the others.
+1 to that. Tubercle hit the noodle on the head with that one.