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Posted in thread: Red or Clear CO2 hose? on 05-27-2016 at 11:48 AM
For homebrew systems clear tubing gives you the advantage of spotting beer that may be
accidentally pushed back into your gas lines from the keg (it happens). With a red line you
will never know. For ...
Posted in thread: Is this burner strong enough for 2 bbl? on 02-21-2016 at 04:35 PM
I recently upgraded my NG burner from 32 to 44 tips. Does a respectable job getting 75 gal in
my 80 gal kettle to a boil. I would not go with anything smaller unless you have a ton of time
on brew day...
Posted in thread: HF Drill for Mill Question on 11-20-2014 at 01:15 PM
I used ebay to find a lovejoy couper set that matched the diameter of my Maltmill shaft. I used
a cut-off bolt on the drill side of the coupler in the drill chuck. Mount the drill on the same
Posted in thread: HF Drill for Mill Question on 11-20-2014 at 12:54 PM
+1 for the Harbor Freight drill. Easily mounted to a board. Use a lovejoy coupler between the
drill and the mill so you do not tear up the mill shaft. Loud but plenty of torque. Likely run
4,000 lbs t...
Posted in thread: Drying plate chiller on 10-14-2014 at 12:12 PM
I remove my thermometer before drying the plate chiller in the oven, but teflon tape does fine
even at 450 deg for an hour.Consider an arrangement that lets you take all fittings off the
Posted in thread: 2 Fold Question on PEX/BPA and using hot water from a tank vs using cold water on 08-15-2014 at 10:22 PM
I have used hot water tank water for all stages of brewing for several years now with great
success. Last year I replaced the gas hot water heater with a larger modern one and added a
convenience hot ...
Posted in thread: DIY Urinal for my brew house on 07-14-2014 at 03:53 PM
Just a follow-up to an old thread:After much searching around I recently located an appropriate
handle for the man-cave facilities located just off the brewery space. It has provided many
Posted in thread: 55 gallon stainless steel barrel for brewing on 03-12-2014 at 12:15 PM
Go for it. Scorching will not be an issue unless the flame is licking the bottom of the drum.
Posted in thread: Natural gas lines on 11-06-2013 at 12:41 AM
Install a shut-off at the hard pipe then a gas quick-disconnect. I use 1/2" rubber heater hose
sold by the foot at the hardware store. It is disconnected and purged after each brew session
before hit ...
Posted in thread: Universal poppet valves for corney kegs on 07-24-2013 at 04:58 AM
I have used them in both ball and pin-lock kegs. Better than the originals. Wish I had a bag of
them years ago as it would have saved me many headaches. Well worth it.