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  • Put me in the Outdoors,i
  • ME by training, computer pilot by trade
  • That depends... Currently hearing a lot of Deer Tick, Drive-by Truckers, Velvet Underground, and Zer
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is up there, as is Pulp Fiction, and the Big Lebowski
  • Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a fav, Rescue Me, Deadliest Catch, Weeds, Entourage, and anythin
  • Is listing Applied Heat Treansfer weird?
  • The Church of Eternally Flowing Waters
  • My old man has been brewing for about 25years, he set me up with a few essentials last year. We drank a 6'er together and got my first extract batch into a carboy in March of '09. It was a simple Belgian. I screwed up on orderingmy second batch and accidentally ordered an AG kit for a Belgian Wit. Made do attempting to steep in the kettle, it didn't work out so well, but the process has me hooked in AG, and the old man wants to learn a few things from his eldest. His youngest has been brewing about 18 months now, he too is still doing extract.rnrnI have a degree in Mechanical Engineering, so I'm a bit obsessed with all the wonderfull DIY aspects of brewing, home brewery building. this hobbby looks like I'll have projects for years to come!
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  • Posted in thread: Cleaning Mash Tun? on 06-10-2015 at 09:03 PM
    Wet/Dry vac FTW. The bucket-top style at HD for $20 and a heavy gage plastic bucket (think dry
    wall mud, got mine at Shermin Williams). No lifting, and gets a full keggle MT empty in about
    10 minutes ...

  • Posted in thread: [Version 2 Release] RaspberryPints - Digital Taplist Solution on 05-07-2015 at 12:29 PM
    ... still down. Any chance someone could throw the build PDF up in this thread, or PM me with
    it? I'm at like the last step.Thanks

  • Posted in thread: [Version 2 Release] RaspberryPints - Digital Taplist Solution on 05-06-2015 at 12:13 PM
    FYI DEV GROUP: The site is down is AM...

  • Posted in thread: Single tier two pump system without swapping hoses on 04-07-2015 at 09:12 PM
    I don't have a single TC... I have some compression fittings, and cam-locks. You could reduce
    the expensive elbow and 3-way compression fittings with threaded and just use the
    compression/MPT adapters...

  • Posted in thread: Single tier two pump system without swapping hoses on 04-07-2015 at 04:09 PM
    Hard plumbed to water supply as well.

  • Posted in thread: Help me eliminate some valves... on 03-11-2015 at 09:13 PM
    I've done it with 10, hard plumbed in stainless. Even tied into the house hot water, so 11 if
    you count the hot water hose bib, but I'm not hauling buckets of water anymore. Also I include
    the drain l...

  • Posted in thread: Wort loss in HERMS coil on 09-30-2014 at 05:25 PM
    Why not include a CFC or plate chiller?

  • Posted in thread: cip keggle design? on 09-29-2014 at 04:49 PM
    I do. You'll need a dip tube though. I capture my CFC chiller water in my previously cleaned MT
    and HLT, then pump it over to the BK using the MT/HEX return hose (I float silicone tubing on
    the mash f...

  • Posted in thread: Inline copper cfc? on 09-23-2014 at 07:59 PM
    I do this, although my wort travels through 1/2" SS with a copper water jacket. I collect the
    hot/used chiller water into my HLT and MT and then use it as pre-heated water for a second
    batch, or run i...

  • Posted in thread: Brew in a box, the portable brewery on 07-31-2014 at 10:10 PM
    You need a third vessel...go trace the routes again and think about what is in each of your two
    pots at any given moment, and where you're trying to move it to or what it's purpose is for
    being there....