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Posted in thread: Brewing thermometer, scale ideas? on 12-07-2013 at 04:56 PM
Taylor thermometers are typically within 0.5 degrees F accuracy at mash temps, and are pretty
inexpensive. The right ones read fairly fast. This is not true for many other "kitchen grade"
thermos; I h...
Posted in thread: gearmotor for stirrer on 12-06-2013 at 05:02 PM
The specs for the cap are on the label. Voltage is minimum rated value; just don't use an
electrolytic(polarized) cap as they are designed for DC, not AC.
Posted in thread: Belma hop on 12-06-2013 at 03:49 PM
Use whatever alpha was indicated on your order (e.g., for 2013 it's 10.4% for the pellets). I
don't think the beta matters a whole lot for Beersmith's calculations, but you could put in
maybe 5%? I ne...
Posted in thread: All-Grain IIPA on 12-06-2013 at 03:32 PM
Reading through this thread, did I miss it? Someone who said: "this is your first all-grain -
don't waste your money on an IIPA or other big beer".The focus on a first all-grain beer should
not be on ...
Posted in thread: Estrella Grain Mill - Did I get sucked in? on 12-06-2013 at 02:47 PM
U tube has a few videos of corona mills w/ motors or drills powering them. I use a large 1/2"
drill, the feed rate is reasonable, I would guess 2-3 lbs per minute. Regarding handle wobble,
Posted in thread: Estrella Grain Mill - Did I get sucked in? on 12-05-2013 at 01:47 PM
I have one of the Chinese ones. The castings are very bad, so the plates do not align well.
This is not so much of a problem, as while the grains go through, they fill the space and come
out good enou...
Posted in thread: Why such concern over pump GPM? on 12-05-2013 at 01:31 PM
Gotcha. I'm switching over to HERMS soon, so this is useful info. Right now, I have the output
valve nearly closed to get the right flow on the Chugger.
Posted in thread: gearmotor for stirrer on 12-05-2013 at 01:40 AM
Oh, now I see there is an external gear, but what did it hook to? And I don't get why a
"starting switch", whatever that is, is necessary for a motor of this size. It's only
syncronous motors, AFAIK, ...
Posted in thread: gearmotor for stirrer on 12-05-2013 at 01:34 AM
It's difficult to say for sure, but from the diagram, the capacitor may be internal, since the
squiggle for the AC is outside of where the capacitor is.If you do decide to hook it up, see
how fast it ...
Posted in thread: Bayou Classic 82 quart stock pot, is it a good deal? on 12-05-2013 at 01:05 AM
You should state your purpose for this pot. I've no experience with this particular one, but do
have a 9 gallon Bayou pot and a 10.5 gallon (44 quart) Bayou pot. My observations:1. The 9
gallon Bayou ...