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Posted in thread: Brewmagic Woes on 07-18-2012 at 02:45 AM
If you are using standard 20# tanks, it sounds like you are tripping the safety device in the
tank valve, that prevents it from allowing the lpg to free flow. What I do to make sure this
Posted in thread: Immersion or Counterflow? on 05-27-2012 at 12:48 AM
Are you building this yourself, or buying it premade?I tend to think 30 ft should be fine for a
5 gallon batch. You will want a way to agitate the wort around it to keep the wort from
Posted in thread: Immersion or Counterflow? on 05-27-2012 at 12:26 AM
When I tried a prechiller, I had to manually agitate it for it to work because the water around
the prechiller kept stratifying, and I would run through a lot of ice for not much benefit.
This was whe...
Posted in thread: Counterflow Chiller recirculate? on 05-27-2012 at 12:20 AM
don't use the prechiller until you need to, otherwise you will run through a tremendous amount
of ice unnecessarily.
Posted in thread: Counterflow Chiller recirculate? on 05-26-2012 at 10:38 PM
You can also go with a post chiller:use your current counterflow chiller, and then go through
another coil of copper that is submerged in ice water that is being agitated. That should be a
Posted in thread: Immersion or Counterflow? on 05-26-2012 at 10:28 PM
What is the current diameter and length of your immersion chiller?Do you think you will ever
move to 10 gallon batches?Pre-chillers in my experience don't work that well and are a pain to
Posted in thread: Tubing on 05-26-2012 at 05:13 AM
I use 1/2 inch silicone tubing, thick walled. I recirculate in the last 15 minutes of the boil
in order to heat sterilize the tubing and the pump. I just rinse it after brewing. I've used
the same tub...
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Posted in thread: my new philosophy with kegging equipment on 01-17-2012 at 03:02 AM
The 3/16''ID Bev-Flex tubing has a 5/16''OD, so you can use the JG fittings with the
appropriate tube fitting size.The pressure drop per foot is lower for the tubing, so you need
more of it, I've read...
Posted in thread: my new philosophy with kegging equipment on 01-16-2012 at 05:29 PM
beaksnbeer - thanks for sending me the link! I haven't ordered from them, but their prices are
definitely cheaper than usplastics. If only the Bev-Flex tubing was a 3/8'' OD rather than the
5/16'', I ...
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