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  • Posted in thread: advice on chiller for 20 gal batches on 01-10-2015 at 05:01 AM
    I have put 15 gallon batches through the 40 plate version of the B3-23A on this page:
    throttle back the water flow using a boiler drain valve to avoid overcooling of the wort
    draining by siphon thro...

  • Posted in thread: Automatic beer bottling system DIY on 01-02-2015 at 03:56 AM
    Great idea! Using a grant with a float valve to control the hydrostatic head and establish the
    "sea level" is clever, indeed! It set my wheels turning. For those of us without any Blichmann
    goodies la...

  • Posted in thread: Propane throttling? on 12-29-2014 at 04:53 AM
    Thanks. But that needle valve was 1/4" NPT and the largest they listed for that valve style is
    3/8". All the parts in the system are 1/2" NPT which I thought was necessary due to the high
    flow rate re...

  • Posted in thread: Automating Grain-In on 12-27-2014 at 05:00 AM
    Did your images get moved somewhere? I keep getting a "content not found" message when I try to
    look at them.

  • Posted in thread: Propane 'splitters' on 12-05-2014 at 04:09 AM
    hi all! Bringing this back out of the dead, I went with the valves4parts solenoids and now I'm
    wondering what you guys did for pilot lights? Thanks for your help!I have not yet installed any

  • Posted in thread: 3 wire 240 outlet to spa panel wiring question on 11-29-2014 at 05:17 AM
    Probably a silly question but my dryer outlet has one of the blade inlets at 90 degrees. I
    have to use a plug with a 90 degree blade or can I use one with all angled straight blades like
    this: L sh...

  • Posted in thread: nobody said it had to be pretty on 11-04-2014 at 05:41 AM
    Jeez! I built one much like that and was proud of it!

  • Posted in thread: Any painters out there? on 11-04-2014 at 05:38 AM
    Are you that sure of your layout that you want to paint them in position? Most brew rigs seem
    to get re-configured from time to time. The paint will also sort of lock them into place. If
    you do move t...

  • Posted in thread: Show me your HEAT STICK! on 10-31-2014 at 04:38 AM
    Those look great, Bobby! How long is the drop tube? Are you offering any hanger hardware? My
    current heatsticks made with drain pipe are ugly, but the hook on the top is handy for hanging
    them on the ...

  • Posted in thread: How many BTUs should I get? on 10-15-2014 at 05:08 AM
    Heat applied to the bottom of the kettle is transmitted to the wort inside, not retained in the
    metal. Stainless steel is not as good a conductor of heat as copper, but is a sufficiently good


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