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Posted in thread: Another keg washer on 09-21-2012 at 02:29 PM
I just drpp a fountain pump in a rain barrel and pump warm soapy water up into an inverted keg
(PVC wand goes up through the bung to the top of the keg) and let the pump run for about 20
minutes. As m...
Posted in thread: Best way to clean corny keg on 02-02-2012 at 11:11 AM
I use a fountain pump with a PVC pipe on the discharge side. Set the rig in the bottom of a 15
brew kettle, keg goes inverted over the pipe, turn the pump on and walk away. The fluid sprays
into the b...
Posted in thread: Single Heat Exchanger for Heat and cooling on 02-02-2012 at 12:33 AM
I use my HERMS system to crash cool hot wort but I fill it half way with cold water and drop a
2 large blocks of ice in the water. I make the ice blocks in the freezer using the same can I
Posted in thread: Anybody know a good place to fill a CO2 tank in Virginia Beach VA area? on 02-02-2012 at 12:24 AM
I do most of my business with ARCET although BOC gas is pretty good also. Priced about the
same. ARCET has welding supplies so I can consolidate trips. They both exchange bottles, I've
found ARCET eas...
Posted in thread: Another E-HERMS Build... on 09-15-2011 at 07:14 PM
Jumping in head first saves you a ton of expense and time. My first batch was all grain (kit
from B3) and it went into kegs. (Bottling to me seems entirely too much effort, if my friends
want to take ...
Posted in thread: I am too nervous to do it on 09-13-2011 at 07:51 PM
plasma cutters make the best pilot hole. Clamp the ground to one end of the pot, position the
torch where you want the hole and one light tap in the trigger and Viola! Pilot hole.
Posted in thread: Just made a new MLT, questions on 09-13-2011 at 05:56 PM
I load the grain first and pump the water in through the drain filling the grain bed from the
bottom up. Never had an issue with stuck sparges or making paste using that method. I leave the
mash tun i...
Posted in thread: DIY Pressure Gauge on 07-21-2011 at 04:40 PM
N2 is much cheaper than CO2. Having said that, a 20lb CO2 bottle holds a lot more gas as it's
charged with liquid CO2 (which boils off when the valve is opened.) And as far as filling tires
go, well t...
Posted in thread: Brew kettle fitting welding on 11-10-2010 at 02:30 PM
If he blew all the way through, cut a piece of brass to butt up against the hole on the inside
and then just fill it with weld filler from the outside. (strike the ark and feed wire if
you're using TI...
Posted in thread: so i was offered... on 05-17-2009 at 06:57 PM
Years ago (before the price of SS went through the roof and came back down) the AB brewery here
would sell you used kegs they considered unserviceable. (read: lots of big dents and dings)