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Old 03-08-2013, 02:47 PM   #121
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How much beer is in a barrel? Do you sell the beer to a local brewery or other outlet?
A barrel is (2) full size kegs or 31 gallons. The only way to start is to self distribute weather in kegs or bottles but bottling is a pain on this small of a level, so kegging is the only way to go. It will be a while before i have to worry about that tho finding a place and licensing and yadda yadda yadda its all very overwhelming at times. But I am doing a water test on the system tomorrow, I finished the wiring last night and all is in order.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:04 PM   #122
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48 Qt cooler mash tun with stainless braided tube
2 fermenting buckets
1 racking bucket converted to a HLT for sparging with PVC connections
PVC used as sparge arm that sits on top of MLT cooler
7 gallon kettle / turkey fryer
25ft copper Immersion wort chiller

Cant wait to upgrade to a grown up system with pumps and at least 20 gallon kettles for all 3 Mash, HLT and Brew Kettle along with brew stands or a brew sculpture. Still putting out some nice pale ales and just finished up a wheat that is going into the secondary this weekend.

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Old 09-14-2013, 04:45 AM   #123
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10 gal MT, 10 gal kettle with natural gas, 2 chillers-one in bucket for ice connected to one that goes in kettle, brewdog, paddle with volume measurements, conical
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #124
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10 gal MT, 10 gal kettle with natural gas, 2 chillers-one in bucket for ice connected to one that goes in kettle, brewdog, paddle with volume measurements, conical
Nice! Can you explain your chilling setup? I'm wanting to do something similar. Thanks!
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #125
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48 Qt cooler mash tun with stainless braided tube
2 fermenting buckets
1 racking bucket converted to a HLT for sparging with PVC connections
PVC used as sparge arm that sits on top of MLT cooler
7 gallon kettle / turkey fryer
25ft copper Immersion wort chiller

Cant wait to upgrade to a grown up system with pumps and at least 20 gallon kettles for all 3 Mash, HLT and Brew Kettle along with brew stands or a brew sculpture. Still putting out some nice pale ales and just finished up a wheat that is going into the secondary this weekend.

Happy brewing...
I will immerse chillier 5-10 mins of boil to sanitize. I hook up the immersion chiller to a basement utility sink. Drops temp from boil to 70 in roughly 15-20 mins
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:10 PM   #126
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10 gal MT, 10 gal kettle with natural gas, 2 chillers-one in bucket for ice connected to one that goes in kettle, brewdog, paddle with volume measurements, conical


Sick fermenter. Is that for lagering?
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:12 PM   #127
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Nice! Can you explain your chilling setup? I'm wanting to do something similar. Thanks!


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Brewdog a must
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:40 PM   #128
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i have been hooking 2 chillers together. the first chiller ( attached to city water) goes in a bucket with 20 pounds of ice (have to keep adding). the second chiller goes in my wort so ice cold water is running through. i can get the temperature from 214 down to about 68 in about 15 to 20 minutes on a hot day using this method. hope that helps.

The fermenter is the morebeer conical with temp control. It can only get about 25deg below ambient so not good for lagering but great for ales cause I don't have space for a freezer.

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Old 09-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #129
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Thank you! Here's a pic of all the equipment I use....

hi there. Is this how the setup sits when you are brewing? How do you get the liquid from the lower level tank to the eskimo cooler, do you use an aquarium pump? are these pumps safe at mash-in temperatures?
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:07 PM   #130
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Daggers, he uses a 1 gallon plastic water pitcher.

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