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Posted in thread: Mashing with RIMS on 12-13-2013 at 08:07 PM
A couple of more thoughts:1) I use 0.25 to 0.5 lbs of rice hulls to keep the grain bed nice and
fluffy!2) I recirc onto a plastic plate sitting on the top of the grain bed.3) I added
Posted in thread: Mashing with RIMS on 12-13-2013 at 08:03 PM
I have been using my RIMS set-up for about a year now. I have a 1500w 120v element in a SS
tube. I use a 10 gallon industrial cooler.Here's the process I've settled on:1) Heat strike
water in HLT.2) T...
Posted in thread: what is everyone using as a heating source on 12-13-2013 at 12:58 PM
Using a 75 watt light bulb in a paint can. The chamber is in the garage. In this recent cold
snap, the temp in the garage has gotten down to the 40's and the paint can heater has kept
temps right at 2...
Posted in thread: What is the difference between commercial brewers and homebrewer's on 12-12-2013 at 01:21 PM
Process control. The pro, at least the good ones, have control over as many variables as they
can. Think temperatures, water chemistry, and pH. That gives them better consistency
batch-to-batch than m...
Posted in thread: El behemoth brew tower on 12-11-2013 at 01:22 PM
3" x 3" x 1/4" has to weigh a ton!! I made my stand out of 2" x 2" x 1/4". It was great because
I could drill and tap any mountings that I needed. I quickly grew tired of having to get two
people to h...
Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 12-10-2013 at 01:12 PM
I got an email from SS Brew Tech this morning. I appreciate the pressure they are under due to
the overwhelming demand for their product, but can someone explains what this means?And we do
plan some t...
Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 12-10-2013 at 01:01 PM
24 inches on the nose13in diameter ...bucket is 12 inch carboy is like 11.5Put a standard
bucket and glass carboy to it for comparisonsThanks. Looks like a good fit for my ferm chamber.
Posted in thread: Counterflow Wort Chiller Question on 12-09-2013 at 04:54 PM
I made a couple back in the late spring. After running through all the heat transfer
calculations I wound up making them 25'. In my calculations, I found this was the optimum
length because (50 feet o...
Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 12-09-2013 at 01:57 PM
So they do exist! I was beginning to think they were just the stuff of legend. OP, can you tell
me how tall that is with the air lock in place? I need to see if it'll fit in the ferm chamber.
Posted in thread: What order? Ferm chamber, yeast starter, or brew equipment? on 12-09-2013 at 01:42 PM
I did it backwards and built the ferm chamber last. That was probably a mistake. Make you yeast
happy and they'll make good beer. Build the ferm chamber first.It really is like golf. Too many
guys go ...