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  • Kyle Jones
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  • 45qt. cooler, 40+ qt. Al kettle, 5 gal. carboy and 6.5 gal. bucket, kegerator (3 taps)rnBayou Classic SP-10 converted to NG (5/64th" orifice)
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  • Posted in thread: Immersion Wort Chiller Cooling Time on 12-30-2016 at 06:50 PM
    My DAY 20', 1/2" chiller cools 5.5 gallons from boiling to 70°Friday in about 15 to 20 minutes.
    That's with a Chugger recirculating full bore through a whirlpool arm. I also use upwards of 35
    gallons ...

  • Posted in thread: Refractometer Question on 11-30-2016 at 05:47 PM
    Less water, specifically a thin sheet of water as on a refractometer, has a a lower thermal
    inertia and in this case higher ratio of surface area to volume, so evaporation has a more
    dramatic effect t...

  • Posted in thread: Does fining remove active yeast on 11-30-2016 at 05:32 PM
    There should still be plenty of yeast for bottling. I don't know empirical data off the top.of
    my head to confirm this, but you should be fine. Kyle

  • Posted in thread: Whats up with the three tier system? on 11-30-2016 at 03:57 PM
    If you can lift the weight, just using the stand your burner came on, if you have a turkey
    fryer burner, works great. Heat your strike water, siphon or drain via ball valve to the mash
    tun on the grou...

  • Posted in thread: Cooler MLT - spinning ball valve on 11-22-2016 at 10:33 AM
    Since the day it was installed my cooler's output ball valve has spun. As in your case there's
    no leaks- unless I tilt the valve up or down, then I'll get a drop. It's something I've learned
    to live w...

  • Posted in thread: Why does everyone make their brewday so stressfull and expensive on 05-05-2016 at 02:13 PM
    Brewing is easy. All grain is easy. Figure out how much strike water you need, heat it up.
    Grind your grain(if it isn't preground at the LHBS). mash the grain. Drain the wort, Sparge to
    boil volume. B...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Schedule on 02-29-2016 at 04:21 AM
    DMS is really a concern with Pilsner malts, though some researchers have shown that on a
    homebrew scale even a 30 minute boil will remove DMS in detectable amounts in a triangle test.
    ( easier to kee...

  • Posted in thread: Can a dirty tube ruin my batch on 02-29-2016 at 03:55 AM
    As 5-Star Chemicals says, (paraphrased) sanitizer can't sanitize what isn't clean.I wouldn't
    fret over it too much at this point. Soak the tube in some PBW and flush the film out if
    possible. Then rin...

  • Posted in thread: First brew day! It's finally here on 02-18-2016 at 12:48 AM
    What was your starting volume into the kettle? You can estimate about 10-15% boil off per hour
    depending on your system, boil style, and weather conditions.It sounds like either your
    pre-boil or S.G. ...

  • Posted in thread: First brew day! It's finally here on 02-17-2016 at 01:17 AM
    If you can't get it to compact, either continue with the batch as long as you're flowing liquid
    or do a batch sparge. Don't be too paranoid about some grain getting through to the boil. What
    are you u...