Last Activity:10-24-2013 11:54 AM
Posted in thread: Are minerals sanitary? on 07-11-2013 at 04:24 AM
I think the calcium will still be of use as it aids in yeast flocculation. Thanks for all the
ideas. I ended up reboiling a cup of wort with the forgotten minerals and then adding them in
Posted in thread: Are minerals sanitary? on 07-11-2013 at 03:14 AM
Just wrapping up a Vienna lager here. I forgot to add my kettle additions of gypsum and calcium
chloride and I am now aerating the cooled wort. It would be nice to get them in there because
my water i...
Posted in thread: Mash tun losing heat on 05-15-2013 at 03:05 AM
Just drilled and filled my lid with spray foam following jhallorans idea. Of course I couldn't
bring myself to drill any less than one hole per spoke. It was just too fun. Thanks for the
idea, I can't...
Posted in thread: Muffin fans make a lot of heat on 05-14-2013 at 11:30 AM
I'm using an ac axial fan. I think it is 15 watts or something. I didn't realize there was such
a big difference in power consumption. But then again, it says it moves 81 CFM. I chose it
because they ...
Posted in thread: Mash tun losing heat on 05-14-2013 at 02:41 AM
Are you talking about the outside wall or the lid?
Posted in thread: Mash tun losing heat on 05-14-2013 at 02:10 AM
I will definitly drill from the outside, I was just thinking about the water that might contact
the foam when I am cleaning the lid after a mash.
Posted in thread: Mash tun losing heat on 05-14-2013 at 01:21 AM
Thanks for the idea with the spray foam insulation. How many holes did you drill? And did you
have to seal off the holes to prevent them from contacting water or are they ok with that?
Posted in thread: Muffin fans make a lot of heat on 05-13-2013 at 11:02 PM
I just set up a fermentation chamber in a chest freezer. I only have a single stage temp
controller, and I was running a fermwrap with it. The ambient in my basement was 59 and I had
the controller se...
Posted in thread: Mash tun losing heat on 05-13-2013 at 10:54 PM
I mash in a 7 gal. round rubbermaid, which has worked really well for about 40 batches. I
remember when I got it set up originally I was finding it would hold the mash temp within a
degree over an hou...
Posted in thread: Temperature control help on 04-20-2013 at 09:24 PM
I just came by a free chest freezer and I want to set up a fermentation chamber. I know JZ uses
a dual stage set-up with a fermwrap-ed carboy inside a chest freezer. I guess I have two