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The Pub / Re: Storms in the southeast
« on: April 28, 2011, 04:48:10 PM »
Hey Denny-
I talked to Keith on the phone this morning. He and his wife/kids were fine. No damage to their place. No power but he seemed to escape any damage.
Thanks Brandon,
I was thinking about him when I heard of tornadoes in Huntsville.

Thank you.
Worked just fine.

The Pub / Re: Beer Hunter movie trailer
« on: April 24, 2011, 07:29:49 PM »
Thank you for the link.

Equipment and Software / Re: Wort Chillers
« on: April 18, 2011, 04:55:08 PM »
It is all about surface area and heat exchange.
In 10 gal IC works pretty good.
This is not so true with my 210 gal brewpot.
I just ordered plate heat exchanger.

Equipment and Software / Re: or plastic?
« on: April 18, 2011, 04:47:04 PM »
I have been using mini brew plastic conical for over 3 years.
Works great.
If someone talks about scratches in platic conical, they do not know what they talk about.
SS looks pretty but most of thei time my conical spends in fridge.

I love conical for harvesting the yeast.
No other benefits over plastic bucket.

Equipment and Software / Re: False Bottoms
« on: April 17, 2011, 07:23:33 PM »
Didn't Freddy Mercury sing a song about False-bottom Girls?  (get on your bikes and ride!)   ;)
I think it is Fat bottom girls.

Equipment and Software / Re: Mill motor
« on: April 17, 2011, 06:55:00 PM »
So I bought the motor (177.7 rpm version) and it works great.  No problems with a monster mill 2-roller.  I did buy the larger lovejoy couplings rated for 40 in-lb of torque at McMaster:

6408K123    Flexible Spider Shaft Coupling Hub 3/8" Bore, 1-23/64" OD, without Keyway    $3.62   
6408K712    Flexible Spider Shaft Coupling Hub 1/2" Bore, 1-23/64" OD, with Keyway       $3.62
6408K73    Buna-N Spider for 1-23/64" Outside Diameter Flexible Spider Shaft Coupling Hub   $2.15

I wired it up with a combination single pole / 3 way switch so I can reverse it if necessary, but I haven't had a jam yet.

Looks very pretty.
Thank you for the bracket info.

I used galvanized corner hangers but they are too soft to hold the motor.

I guess it is more the challenge to download the file.
Thank you for the offer.

My kettle:

Steam fired???

How many gallons it is?

Welcome to the forum jhnnyschmidt.

Brewing Bohemian Dark Lager tomorrow.

The Pub / Re: Met a board member today.
« on: April 16, 2011, 08:20:59 PM »
It is always fun to meet people from forums.
Good for you.

Equipment and Software / Re: "Kicking the tires" of pro brew equipment
« on: April 16, 2011, 08:52:36 AM »

HLT is already procured, but the boiler is one of those dual jobbies with a 'basket' that's full or perforations that you throw the grain into, and then for mash out you slowly lift it out with a winch while running the sparge onto it.

Fermenters are 600 L each, or 5 BBL, dunno about the boiler.

Thanks for the advice guys. Heading out there now, it's a 3.5 hr drive...
Interesting idea. Your brewhouse efficiency might suffer.
How do you empty spend grain?
You know you will have about 300 lb per batch.

How do you clean fermenters?
Do they have CIP head?
I think those fermenters have floating lids.
How do you control fermentation temp?

Welds in brewhouse need to be water tight but do not have to be sanitary.
How do you keep trub from entering the plate chiller?
What kind of pump is there?
You should have 1 hp pump.

What is the packaging?
Only bottles?
Any kegs around?
Keg washer?

Did you asked these questions before considering purchase?
You do not have to answer it on forum:

What would be the market for your beer there?
What would you sell your beer for?
Would people buy it for your price?
How much beer you have to brew till you break even?

The Pub / Re: Another bad day
« on: April 15, 2011, 08:42:44 PM »
Sorry to hear about it too.

Would it feel better if I tell you that I have dumped my first 75 gal down the drain?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 2112
« on: April 15, 2011, 08:32:55 PM »
Back to OP.
You are pitching it at lower temp so you should pitch more yeast.
Lagers and Hybrids have longer lag time.

Equipment and Software / Re: "Kicking the tires" of pro brew equipment
« on: April 15, 2011, 08:23:59 PM »
What is the size of brewery/fermenters...

Looks like some one was shopping at St Pats out of Texas.
Where is Mash Tun and HLT?

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