Author Topic: Randall  (Read 2085 times)

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 13667
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Randall
« on: November 13, 2013, 12:33:18 PM »
Anybody here built a Randall?  Care to share your process?  What's the purpose of having 2 chambers?
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

Online tschmidlin

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8195
  • Redmond, WA
    • View Profile
Re: Randall
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 02:30:26 PM »
I built one out of a water filter.  I mount it upside down so the foam is away from the outlet valve.  I just cut a piece of pvc to fit in place of the filter, then slotted it.  I left the bottom 2/3 unslotted to force the beer to flow up through the hops first.  I have not seen a two chambered one, but I imagine it is for foam settling - there is a lot.
Tom Schmidlin

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 7874
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: Randall
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 03:21:29 PM »
The second chamber is for foam settling, as Tom said. You can also put additional spices/fruits/etc. in second chamber. I've done hops in first chamber and crushed grapefruit in second to great success.
Keith Y.

Vote Jonathan Fuller for Governing Committee!

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 13667
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: Randall
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 09:53:22 AM »
Thanks, guys!
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

Offline klickitat jim

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4793
    • View Profile
Re: Randall
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 11:57:08 AM »
Education please. What's a Randall?

Offline morticaixavier

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7395
  • Underhill VT
    • View Profile
    • The Best Artist in the WORLD!!!!!
Re: Randall
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 11:58:21 AM »
Education please. What's a Randall?

It is a device that allows you to dispense beer from a keg through a charge of hops or other flavor addition at serving time.

"Creativity is the residue of wasted time"
-A Einstein

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 13667
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

Offline ccfoo242

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 784
  • I drank what? - Socrates
    • View Profile
Re: Randall
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2013, 12:05:11 PM »
That's an engineering masterpiece. Needs more brass though to make it steampunk.


Sent from the future using Tapatalk

Intra cervisiam est deus.

Offline morticaixavier

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7395
  • Underhill VT
    • View Profile
    • The Best Artist in the WORLD!!!!!
Re: Randall
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 12:49:06 PM »
That's an engineering masterpiece. Needs more brass though to make it steampunk.


Sent from the future using Tapatalk

yeah the pvc is a real turnoff. old, pantinaed brass is just the ticket
"Creativity is the residue of wasted time"
-A Einstein

Offline AmandaK

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1345
  • Redbird Brewhouse
    • View Profile
Re: Randall
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 01:34:25 PM »
Can anyone explain why I would spend $288.00 on a Randall to infuse my beers with stuff (made of plastic, nonetheless) when I could buy the multipurpose Blichmann HopRocket (made of stainless) for $125?

That is, in this theoretical world where I need to spend more money on this hobby.  ::)
Amanda Burkemper
Kansas City Bier Meister
BJCP Master

Redbird Brewhouse - Finishing Touches on the Basement Bar

Offline punatic

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4583
  • Puna District, Hawaii Island (UTC -10)
    • View Profile
Re: Randall
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 01:44:35 PM »
That's an engineering masterpiece. Needs more brass though to make it steampunk.

There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.


AHA Life Member #33907

Offline morticaixavier

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7395
  • Underhill VT
    • View Profile
    • The Best Artist in the WORLD!!!!!
Re: Randall
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 01:47:12 PM »
That's an engineering masterpiece. Needs more brass though to make it steampunk.



yeah like that
"Creativity is the residue of wasted time"
-A Einstein

Offline Joe Sr.

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2942
  • Chicago - NORTH SIDE
    • View Profile
Re: Randall
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 02:50:21 PM »
Can anyone explain why I would spend $288.00 on a Randall to infuse my beers with stuff (made of plastic, nonetheless) when I could buy the multipurpose Blichmann HopRocket (made of stainless) for $125?

That is, in this theoretical world where I need to spend more money on this hobby.  ::)

Because this one goes to 11.
It's all in the reflexes. - Jack Burton

Offline Steve in TX

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2950
    • View Profile
Re: Randall
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2013, 03:05:13 PM »
Can anyone explain why I would spend $288.00 on a Randall to infuse my beers with stuff (made of plastic, nonetheless) when I could buy the multipurpose Blichmann HopRocket (made of stainless) for $125?

That is, in this theoretical world where I need to spend more money on this hobby.  ::)

I don't disagree with you, but the Dogfish Randall is made to be showy while the hoprocket is more utilitarian. I am surprised that they have not created a version out of stainless and pyrex.

Offline morticaixavier

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7395
  • Underhill VT
    • View Profile
    • The Best Artist in the WORLD!!!!!
Re: Randall
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2013, 03:31:35 PM »
Can anyone explain why I would spend $288.00 on a Randall to infuse my beers with stuff (made of plastic, nonetheless) when I could buy the multipurpose Blichmann HopRocket (made of stainless) for $125?

That is, in this theoretical world where I need to spend more money on this hobby.  ::)

I don't disagree with you, but the Dogfish Randall is made to be showy while the hoprocket is more utilitarian. I am surprised that they have not created a version out of stainless and pyrex.

doesn't DFH release the plans for Randall? it's open source so you can build it out of brass and steel if you like.
"Creativity is the residue of wasted time"
-A Einstein