Last Activity:07-29-2015 5:22 PM
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Posted in thread: Self Made Jacket? on 07-13-2015 at 04:21 PM
I use a coil on the outside (copper in my case not that it matters) hooked upto my a/c turned
glycol unit. Works great and simple to retrofit. You can see build pics of it on the diy
Posted in thread: Actual fermentation temps on 07-10-2015 at 08:49 PM
Please explain why there is a 2 to 5 degree gradient between the two measurements. You say
'vigorous' fermentation. When it s actively fermenting, there is so much mixing of the beer in
the fermenter ...
Posted in thread: Actual fermentation temps on 07-02-2015 at 05:20 PM
The best thing I ever did for my beer was to ferment it at 68F internal temp. The temp on the
side of the carboy is lower than the temp in center mass. That generally meant setting the
ambient in my f...
Posted in thread: DIY glycol chilled plastic conical fermenters on 05-20-2015 at 12:27 PM
Could you please provide a picture of how you have everything connected? I'm guessing you
use:chiller > compression > silicon > plastic disconnect > hoseDoes the hose need a fitting as
well, assuming ...
Posted in thread: DIY glycol chilled plastic conical fermenters on 05-19-2015 at 07:11 PM
I scanned the files to PDF (well most of them anyway, enough to get it done). The resulting
files size is too large to email. A member on HBT has hosted them and there is a download link
in his signat...
Posted in thread: Another Glycol Chiller Build on 05-13-2015 at 01:52 PM
The ones doing my garden are fine so long as they don't actually freeze, so I'm not too worried
about temp but that is probably the most likely reason for them not to work. In my experience,
Posted in thread: Another Glycol Chiller Build on 05-12-2015 at 01:39 PM
How are you liking the BrewPi+Spark for controlling your glycol loop/ferm temp? I'm looking to
finally put together my glycol cooling system and have just about come to the same conclusion
as you stat...
Posted in thread: Another Glycol Chiller Build on 04-29-2015 at 07:08 PM
I threw together a high-level plan for the overall system. I will be using a brewpi spark as
the brains, but I am still undecided on how much of the brewpi software I'll be using. The
hardware is exac...
Posted in thread: Another Glycol Chiller Build on 04-27-2015 at 02:29 PM
This weekend was spent on building an enclosure for the chiller. I had it mechanically
functional at christmas, but it was rather ugly and vulnerable to dust from my woodworking
tools. I build a simpl...
Posted in thread: DIY glycol chilled plastic conical fermenters on 04-22-2015 at 04:59 PM
Thanks. I went ahead and ordered 2 sets of the us plastics ones. Once I have a chance to play
with them, I'll report back on how well they work.