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Old 12-12-2012, 12:26 AM   #11
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Awesome another brewmagic user! I love mine. I am looking to move mine indoors and converted to natural gas in the near future.

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:59 AM   #12
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Our mash temp was 148 and the first gravity reading was 1.050 second reading a week later was 1.012....should I be worried?

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:40 AM   #13
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It's fermenting..... Which yeast, and what's the ferment temperature?

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:27 PM   #14
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Our mash temp was 148 and the first gravity reading was 1.050 second reading a week later was 1.012....should I be worried?
Nope. Your fermentation is pretty much over. Now you need to decide how long to leave it in primary.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #15
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Awesome...will go secondary on Friday. Thanks!

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:40 PM   #16
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My friends bought this from a brewery that closed down and never used it...and my friends never used it until I convinced them to bring it over and for us to figure out how to brew. None if us brewed before this. We figured go big or go home!

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Wow, what an opportunity to jump into the hobby driving a Cadillac! You will never know the joy of destroying your kitchen on brew day, fussing with timers, hoses, heavy pots filled with scalding liquids!

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Old 01-30-2013, 03:29 PM   #17
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I have been using it for our little brewpub we just opened, and I am still dialing stuff in with this.
First- burners take a while to heat up sparge/boil water. Use as much hot water as you can to save your propane and time.
Second- volumes are tricky, since the out posts for HLT are below where water comes out you need to account for that. Sight glass may read 12 gallons, but subtract 2 gallons which is the amount of liquid below the outs.
Third-Watch for vapor lock with valve 5 and turning of 3 and or to 4. Pump is not the most robust, but you have to ease on #5 to get it to go at times.

I did a dry run, but still had some brew day trial and errors. I have brewed 6 batches and the mash has kept the temp for the most part at where you set it.
Best part of this system was their chiller. It goes straight in the fermentor at 60* from boiling.
We did not get their kegs, but for cleaning, sanitizing they seem like a great option. We are using sixtels, but if we could have afforded the cost and the space in our cooler we may have bought them too.
Overall it is a good system, but I can already see us outgrowing this and needing to upgrade within a year at the pace we are at. Do some research, count your money and make the best decision on what you need.
Cheers!-Bryan @ The Other Farm Brewing Company.

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I have been using it for our little brewpub we just opened, and I am still dialing stuff in with this.
First- burners take a while to heat up sparge/boil water. Use as much hot water as you can to save your propane and time.
Second- volumes are tricky, since the out posts for HLT are below where water comes out you need to account for that. Sight glass may read 12 gallons, but subtract 2 gallons which is the amount of liquid below the outs.
Third-Watch for vapor lock with valve 5 and turning of 3 and or to 4. Pump is not the most robust, but you have to ease on #5 to get it to go at times.

I did a dry run, but still had some brew day trial and errors. I have brewed 6 batches and the mash has kept the temp for the most part at where you set it.
Best part of this system was their chiller. It goes straight in the fermentor at 60* from boiling.
We did not get their kegs, but for cleaning, sanitizing they seem like a great option. We are using sixtels, but if we could have afforded the cost and the space in our cooler we may have bought them too.
Overall it is a good system, but I can already see us outgrowing this and needing to upgrade within a year at the pace we are at. Do some research, count your money and make the best decision on what you need.
Cheers!-Bryan @ The Other Farm Brewing Company.
Hey, you are not too far from me! ... and we have fam in Boyertown! When is a good time to come up and sample your wares??? I found your FB but do you have a web yet?
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