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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2013, 06:06:40 PM »
Gorgeous system!  Well done!
Thank you, just tapped the first beer off of it and they are all good, Three yeasts Nottingham, Windsor and US-05, definetly like the US-05 the best Creamier mouth feel and a touch sweeter.
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2013, 07:26:06 AM »
Looks nice.  How is that cooling rig working for you?  I went with a convoluted chiller and am not liking it. 
Who did you go with for the tanks?

I love it, it went from 210 to 68 at about a gallon or a little less every minute, What is a convoluted chiller?

It's a coil chiller where a convoluted (twisted) copper pipe runs through a larger coiled copper pipe which carries the water for cooling. Mine is nowhere near as efficient as yours and requires too much wort circulation leading to cloudy beer. Need a PC just not decided on which one yet

Ahh a "counter flow wort chiller"
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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2013, 08:18:11 AM »
Sweet set-up.  Very jealous.  Good luck with it!

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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2013, 01:37:31 PM »
Sweet set-up.  Very jealous.  Good luck with it!

Dave

Thanks Dave
When I get home from the road I will be buying a large freezer for the 40 gal conical fermenter and them i will be able to ferment the whole batch rather than using 6 carboys.
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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 01:55:47 PM »
Sweet set-up.  Very jealous.  Good luck with it!

Dave

Thanks Dave
When I get home from the road I will be buying a large freezer for the 40 gal conical fermenter and them i will be able to ferment the whole batch rather than using 6 carboys.

why skimp now? go for a walk in! you'll want the space before long. I mean are you really only going to get the 1 40 gallon conical?  ;D

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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2013, 09:23:40 PM »
Sweet set-up.  Very jealous.  Good luck with it!

Dave

Thanks Dave
When I get home from the road I will be buying a large freezer for the 40 gal conical fermenter and them i will be able to ferment the whole batch rather than using 6 carboys.

why skimp now? go for a walk in! you'll want the space before long. I mean are you really only going to get the 1 40 gallon conical?  ;D

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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2013, 06:02:36 AM »
Very nice. One thing that I noticed is the the pump should be oriented horizontal with the outlet pointing up.
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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2013, 02:40:40 PM »
Very nice. One thing that I noticed is the the pump should be oriented horizontal with the outlet pointing up.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=11158.0

This is not true there are 6 pictures in the thread from March Pumps Pic #5 is an acceptible way to mount the pumps and since I have already use it this way and they worked flawlessly then this is the way they will stay.
Thanks for the input.
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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2013, 05:54:53 PM »
Very nice. One thing that I noticed is the the pump should be oriented horizontal with the outlet pointing up.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=11158.0
Walter says vertical with the head on top is fine.
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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2013, 06:15:11 PM »
Beautiful brewstand.  :)

I have a similar setup (Brutus 10 design), and someone asked me if I was intending to install a CIP system. My response was "probably not". It took enough time to build the stand, tweek the equipment and start brewing great beer. I just want to enjoy it now.
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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2013, 08:13:13 PM »
Beautiful brewstand.  :)

I have a similar setup (Brutus 10 design), and someone asked me if I was intending to install a CIP system. My response was "probably not". It took enough time to build the stand, tweek the equipment and start brewing great beer. I just want to enjoy it now.

True that, I don't do CIP maybe in the future, need a bigger pump to make it work properly, just got a Freezer for my 40 gal conical. Money money money
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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2013, 04:09:49 AM »
Beautiful brewstand.  :)

I have a similar setup (Brutus 10 design), and someone asked me if I was intending to install a CIP system. My response was "probably not". It took enough time to build the stand, tweek the equipment and start brewing great beer. I just want to enjoy it now.

Would it eventually be worth it? How long do you spend cleaning?
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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2013, 05:15:19 AM »
Very nice. One thing that I noticed is the the pump should be oriented horizontal with the outlet pointing up.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=11158.0

This is not true there are 6 pictures in the thread from March Pumps Pic #5 is an acceptible way to mount the pumps and since I have already use it this way and they worked flawlessly then this is the way they will stay.
Thanks for the input.
OK, I remembered the one I said as being #1, but that one you have is ok.
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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2013, 08:07:48 AM »
Beautiful brewstand.  :)

I have a similar setup (Brutus 10 design), and someone asked me if I was intending to install a CIP system. My response was "probably not". It took enough time to build the stand, tweek the equipment and start brewing great beer. I just want to enjoy it now.

Would it eventually be worth it? How long do you spend cleaning?

I only brewed one batch and I would say it took two people 1.5 hours to clean no small amount of time but they are 40 and 45 gallon pots.
If you run a CIP you need a large volumn pump to spin the ball at a decent RPM to do your cleaning for you.
Is it worth it eventually? I dont know maybe, but at this size I will brew once a month maybe, that makes it not worth it to me at this time.
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Re: Finished 1BBL system
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2013, 02:12:52 PM »
Second time on system and I added a 40 gallon Conical it is now holding 31 gallons of Pale Ale and working like a charm. Holding at 66 degrees +or- 1 deg



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