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Old 05-31-2013, 10:16 PM   #21
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For NYC that looks like a pretty massive kitchen. Very cool though. I really like your HERMS cooler!

Do you use your stove to pre-heat the water?
Just saw this one. Actually I fill the HERMS cooler with my hot water from the tap (which is VERY hot to start), and then put the probe into the water and turn the system on. This way it'll heat the water in the HERMS cooler to the mash temp, so when I move the probe to the mash tun after mashing in, it'll be able to get it to that temp quickly once I start recirculating (assuming I get close with my strike water when I mash in, usually do). Takes about 10 minutes to get it the 30-40 degrees from tap temp to mash temp, usually set it up while I'm measuring/heating my strike water, which happens on the stove. Next brew day I'll post a pic series that walks through the whole process.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:47 AM   #22
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Just thought I'd throw in another NYC view. The 10 gal pot on the bottom covers both burners on a mini city stove. I've hidden all of my gear behind a room dividing curtain and while SWMBO has veto'd a few purchase requests, she hasn't asked me to minimize yet!

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Old 06-21-2013, 01:37 PM   #23
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I love the photo's guys! Have to say that cheeky fermentation fridge in the side table was epic! I'm currently brewing in a small apartment in Yangzhou, China. Got a small 4gal (can push 5 but not easily), set up. Built mostly from parts online and a few extras I found locally. Temp control is a nightmare, currently rocking a waterbath and frozen soda bottles, maintaining a fairly even 64* temp. It's a challenge after having a massive double garage, with all the gear back in New Zealand. But, as a homebrewer every challenge is an adventure, and I'm really happy to try apartment brewing! Limitations can breed creativity, in all shapes and forms.

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If we are not men of our word, we are not men at all. Here are some of the pics with more process, as promised. You can see a few more shots of the mash set up, then the heatstick that helps out the stove to get to a boil (from a thread here on HBT), the kettle, and then the chilling setup. The chilling setup is interesting, the plate chiller has to be below the kettle to get the pump primed, but then once it's recirculating I'll take it and move it to the sink, so the water can run through without any additional hoses. In the summer months the HEX is also used during chilling to cool my ground water to aid with chilling.

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Quick question,

where did you get those toggle switches at and what are they called i have been looking for those types of toggles but can find them. any help would be great

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Quick question,

where did you get those toggle switches at and what are they called i have been looking for those types of toggles but can find them. any help would be great
Auberins.com has those switches.
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Hey on your Selector Switches, are there 2 positives, and a negative? iim waiting for mine to get in but i kinda want to create a diagram so i can get a head start.

if you have a wiring diagram of how you set yours up so i can get a feel that would be epic.

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