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Old 05-14-2009, 05:02 PM   #51
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The Cape is open daily from about 6:00 until last call. Tonight is Nickle-Wing Night for the Celtics and Bruins games.

I think I have finally worked out all of the kinks on the rig at this point as well. Up until his point I've had three batches that I was pretty happy with, two batches that weren't good at all (not infected but just really weak beers... gravity issues, etc). I have a saison that is in the fermenter now that seems solid and then Drinkwellwithothers and I did 18 gallons of Dunkelweizen on it yesterday that I think it going to be pretty good. All of the temps and gravity seemed like they got hit head on. I'll keep my fingers crossed.



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Old 05-14-2009, 05:11 PM   #52
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:59 PM   #53
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Love the setup man. I hope that when I finally own a home I will be able to build a bar in the basement. Looking good man!

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Old 05-29-2009, 03:22 AM   #54
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EDIT: Cape Brewing asked me to copy my original post in another thread to this one so not to hijack the other. Good idea CB. I will ask some questions of you about your rig here then. And, I will attempt to delete my OP in the other thread.

"Nice set up you have.

My NG service enters the house next to the patio. You have a flex pipe that you use in doors from the NG to the rig.

1) Can I use that same flex pipe outdoors?
2) I would need it to be around 20ft as I would also like to use my rig in the garage during winter months. Is that doable? And, would I need a plumber or can I do it myself?

3) How do I figure out what size pipe and fixtures to use? Does it relate to the burners and BTU's?

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I got the flex pipe from McMaster Carr and it is not rated for outdoor use. I poked around quickly and didn't see anything for that length for outdoor use. You can always contact McMaster though and see if they have a recommendation. I might have missed it.

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The flex pipe I got comes in lengths of 20 feet but again... it's not for outdoor use.

Unless you REALLY know what you're doing, I would very strongly recommend having a professional do it. It's one thing to have a leaking water pipe, it's an entirely different thing to have a natural gas line leaking. If you are going to have a plumber come in and run the pipe, just have him run a line to the garage as well and then you wouldn't need the 20 feet of flex line. If a plumber is already coming out, another few feet of pipe to run it to the garage is going to be nothing. Then you would just need a short line of flex pipe (I have 8 feet I think) that would travel with your rig and you can just plug it in wherever the plumber puts a connection.

I'm certainly not a natural gas expert so take my advice on this with a grain of salt but my father (who teaches gas heating at a technical college) pointed me in the right direction for pipe size and fittings... I am using 1/2 copper soft drawn to feed the two 32-jet burners. Because gas pressure in a typical home is only about 3-4 lbs, I wanted to make sure the overall volume of gas getting to the burners wasn't going to be restricted... so I got the 3/4 flex pipe which then T's off to the two 1/2 copper feed-lines to the burners.

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Old 05-29-2009, 07:00 PM   #56
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Awesome!....Totally, Awesome!!

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Old 05-30-2009, 01:09 AM   #58
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I got the flex pipe from McMaster Carr and it is not rated for outdoor use. I poked around quickly and didn't see anything for that length for outdoor use. You can always contact McMaster though and see if they have a recommendation. I might have missed it.

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The flex pipe I got comes in lengths of 20 feet but again... it's not for outdoor use.

Unless you REALLY know what you're doing, I would very strongly recommend having a professional do it. It's one thing to have a leaking water pipe, it's an entirely different thing to have a natural gas line leaking. If you are going to have a plumber come in and run the pipe, just have him run a line to the garage as well and then you wouldn't need the 20 feet of flex line. If a plumber is already coming out, another few feet of pipe to run it to the garage is going to be nothing. Then you would just need a short line of flex pipe (I have 8 feet I think) that would travel with your rig and you can just plug it in wherever the plumber puts a connection.

I'm certainly not a natural gas expert so take my advice on this with a grain of salt but my father (who teaches gas heating at a technical college) pointed me in the right direction for pipe size and fittings... I am using 1/2 copper soft drawn to feed the two 32-jet burners. Because gas pressure in a typical home is only about 3-4 lbs, I wanted to make sure the overall volume of gas getting to the burners wasn't going to be restricted... so I got the 3/4 flex pipe which then T's off to the two 1/2 copper feed-lines to the burners.
At times, reality does strike a cord. And this is one of them.

I will hire a plumber to deal with this part of the project. I will also KISS and begin with setting up on the patio where I can easily tap into an existing valve on the NG service. Later, after the sbrew stand is completed I will add some proper piping into the garage.

This way I can get started, although I believe this project may take a bit of time.

I appreciate your comments. I will be heading back over to Bobbies thread, where I originally began posting and you and I met.

I am hoping to tap into you and Bobbies expertise.

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Just looking at this again. This project kicks arse.

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Wow, thanks for bumping that up for us new people to be jealous!
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