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Old 03-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #441
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@Neopol: Your decision to do your yeast collection after the butterfly rather than before it intrigues me. Was it simply a matter of space constraint, or did you have something more specific in mind?

My setup is catcher->butterfly, I do an initial trub dump, then harvest, then rack, all off the bottom in my configuration.

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:13 PM   #442
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@Neopol - Where did you get your cart from?

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Old 03-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #443
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@Neopol - Thanks a ton. Really appreciate the setup info!!

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Old 03-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #444
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I'm in, ordered two of them. Welding up a rack/stand. Building the yeast trap. Making airtight. Installing racking arm. Great thread.
This is going to take a lot of hassle out of the post-brew necessities. Cheers!

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Old 03-03-2012, 04:19 PM   #445
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@Neopol: Your decision to do your yeast collection after the butterfly rather than before it intrigues me. Was it simply a matter of space constraint, or did you have something more specific in mind?

My setup is catcher->butterfly, I do an initial trub dump, then harvest, then rack, all off the bottom in my configuration.
Well after seeing that the trub flowed out like drywall mud when draining it off (but when it breaks it flows), I figured that using the sightglass would let me make a little less of a mess when I purge the trub.
So my process is once I get to my target gravity and plan to rack it off.
I purge the trub, close the valve when I see the buttery colored yeast start into the glass.
Remove, dump, clean, sanitize, reassemble and install end cap loosely to purge air out rather than into your tank.
Open butterfly and collect one cylinder of "Middle Layer" yeast, and pour into a flask for washing/harvesting.
Reassemble and drain the rest of the yeast off for dumping (this is at least a quart or more of yeast and trub on 20+ gal).
(This is the hard part it requires...P..A..T..I..E..N..C..E..)
Clean and reassemble and let it rest for a couple more days to continue floccing and allow what may have stirred up to settle again before moving the process to to racking arm alone.

You have a little less moving parts, its all about what works for you and your process. The above takes me about 15-20 Minutes on a Wed night for a Sat racking.
Hope that helps! Sorry if its overly wordy.


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@Neopol - Where did you get your cart from?
Amazon, it is 18 x 24 with a basket, handle and casters I dont recall the brand but there was only a couple options that were reasonable about $80. Very convenient to move 200lbs of liquid around and for cleaning, different ferm-temps etc...next project is to figure out an exterior pex tubing jacket or internal SS coil for isolated temp control.
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@Neopol - Thanks a ton. Really appreciate the setup info!!
Sir, you are very welcome!

I owe a big thanks goes to all those who worked, innovated and shared ideas from the beginning of the thread.

It is truely amazing how well an open source of idea sharing can work to the benefit of many .. now if only our congress would quit throwing sand and crapping in the sandbox and cooperate...I know wishful thinking...

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:47 PM   #446
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question about the lids on the norwesco tanks. mine has a blue piece in the middle. it almost looks like it's a plug that goes all the way though... but then again, i couldn't move it in any way so maybe it's a solid piece.

anyway, wondering if i'm interested in sealing this thing if i'll need to do something with that middle blue plug-like piece.

thanks!

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well i discovered the answer to my own question. the blue plug looking thing on the lid ISN'T sealed. not a big deal, i'll just seal it before next batch... but a heads up to anyone out there getting a norwesco tank and wanting to seal the lid - you need to seal that blue center plug piece.

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Great thread!! I'd do this in a second if my fridge width was bigger. I'm limited to 17.5". Ideas??
Could I make it work?

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Great thread!! I'd do this in a second if my fridge width was bigger. I'm limited to 17.5". Ideas??
Could I make it work?
Make your own insulated box and use the guts of your fridge to cool it. There are lots of threads in the DIY section on people who have done that. Some who just took the door off and built an insulated box around it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:16 PM   #450
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ah, found one that works.. Square 13" x 13" but I'll have to settle for 10 gal. hopefully theres some headspace I can use above the 10 gal
http://www.norwesco.com/page.cfm?menu=63

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