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Posted in thread: Batch sparge lautering times? on 11-20-2014 at 01:08 PM
I did try blowing back through the valve, didn't help. When I disassemble for cleaning I find
no fine particle buildup in the screen.I discussed it with my uncle, who happens to be a fairly
Posted in thread: Batch sparge lautering times? on 11-20-2014 at 01:05 PM
You're probably building up a lot of fine particles in your braid during the first lauter and
it gets worse during the second. Before starting your second running (and after stirring), try
Posted in thread: Batch sparge lautering times? on 11-19-2014 at 10:43 PM
I am having a similar quandry. I have been using a square cooler and homemade braid for a
couple years. I had a few stuck sparges, so I backed off my mill a bit, somewhere around .038,
maybe even .040...
Posted in thread: Two bad things about kegging on 09-29-2014 at 08:56 PM
I bottle and keg, depending on the beer and what I want to do with it.Breaking it up in to
manageable parts of the process is key, but the one that sucks is cleansing. Gotta soak, or
build a manifiold...
Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-09-2014 at 10:53 AM
Pick me please.
Posted in thread: Self contained immersion chiller on 06-21-2014 at 10:32 AM
The key is by using a IC (heat exchanger), the two temperatures are trying to equalize, so
having a large temp difference between wort and water in IC is better. The closer the temp of
the wort is to ...
Posted in thread: Aerate Wort on 05-06-2014 at 07:07 PM
I pour from boiling kettle into the fermenter through a sieve. Pretty easy with a large (10"
stainless) sieve in to my bucket, but can be managed with a small sieve and funnel for a carboy
Posted in thread: ISO Gumballhead to sample with my clone brew on 02-01-2014 at 11:21 AM
I called yesterday and got Thursdays recording, it was available for carryout from the brewery.
That,s a bit of a drive from Plymouth, especially today with the snow, but may be worth the
Posted in thread: My Plan to Hit OG Every Time on 01-31-2014 at 02:17 AM
In your initial description using 250 gravity points in 6 gals, you mention sparging 1/2 gal
and still having 250 points. That sounds like adding water, sparging should add points as it is
Posted in thread: Click PLC smart enough to control all of this? on 01-31-2014 at 01:36 AM
The simple answer is, you have 48 actual relays today, your program should require 48 coils,
plus maybe a few more for tracking process steps, plus the functions you want to add. If you
program them a...