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  • Posted in thread: Welding stainless mesh... anyone done it? on 11-17-2016 at 12:20 AM
    I've tried tigging, but it'll overheat. The wire is just too small. Spot welding works
    well...just not as good as a seam welder....and if you're looking at doing a basket you need
    some long tongs!I'd ...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Grainfather/BIAC style build on 11-17-2016 at 12:14 AM
    C'mon, man! Show us some closeups of the new lip/collar! I'm guessing you just sealed the top
    and filled the whole keg with argon?I've been wanting to do something like this and have just
    had too many...

  • Posted in thread: Beer wars: Yuengling fights massive merger of Budweiser and Miller Lite brewers on 11-16-2016 at 11:44 PM
    Agree with the above. Maybe it'll force lawmakers to reinvent the 3-tier system of
    distribution. Brewers need a way to get their beer out there but there shouldn't be so many
    restrictions on how they ...

  • Posted in thread: Prototype Previews: Hopback and Heat Stick on 03-26-2016 at 12:55 PM
    Has anyone put on twist lock plugs on the cord of their hot rod? Mine is currently wired up w/
    about 12' of 10/3 cord and it's a PITA when washing. The cord flops around all over and it's
    just kind of...

  • Posted in thread: Prototype Previews: Hopback and Heat Stick on 03-25-2016 at 02:10 PM
    I've put a similar RTD probe in mine...I can say that the cable looks thicker on that one you
    pictured, you will probably have trouble running it down the tube. The RTD wiring I used was
    the standard ...

  • Posted in thread: Prototype Previews: Hopback and Heat Stick on 03-20-2016 at 10:05 PM
    Hello Everyone-Just wanted to say that I ordered a Hot rod, and finally got around to putting
    everything together. All I can say is that this is one well thought out piece of gear! I chose
    to use a PT...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-03-2016 at 12:14 PM
    Zombie dust clone, All Grain!!!

  • Posted in thread: Tube & Shell Heat Exchanger on 01-16-2016 at 12:02 AM
    If the hex is vertical and you have the wort enter from the top, you will have almost zero
    waste left in chiller. You'd need to "fill" the hex before chilling, then flow at a rate that
    would not evacu...

  • Posted in thread: Tube & Shell Heat Exchanger on 01-15-2016 at 12:10 PM
    Wow, that StillDragon looks like what I was trying to build....I still think the tubes should
    be smaller and more numerous. As a condenser it just needs to take ethanol gas and return it to
    liquid, ri...

  • Posted in thread: Tube & Shell Heat Exchanger on 01-11-2016 at 06:36 PM
    Sorry guys, I guess I kind of dropped off the map! I tried it out a few times and it didn't
    really blow my hair back...IIRC it took 15-20 mins to chill about 6 gallons of wort from
    boiling to ~100F......

September 17, 2009  •  03:55 AM
Hey Scuba Steve,

I tried contacting you via PM but it said you box was full. I hope you don't mind me leaving a contact here...

I was wondering if you could give me some advice in building my own wood rig. I really like a lot about your old setup and wanted to pick your brain if you are open to that...

What were the dimensions that you went with?

If you built it a second time would you change the dimensions? (fo