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Posted in thread: Are the Blichmann Boilermaker pots worth it? on 05-10-2012 at 04:44 PM
Blichmann kettles are great. Heavy duty, includes sight glass and decent thermometer and
3-piece ball valve. Stepped bottom and their great false bottom make for a killer mash tun. I
do 5 gallon batch...
Posted in thread: How to clean boil over on burner on 05-09-2012 at 01:36 AM
You would have been better to kill the heat and clean it at that moment... I let some wort cook
for 90 minutes on my stove top and it was impermeable to any type of chemical. I ended up using
Posted in thread: How to clean boil over on burner on 05-09-2012 at 01:34 AM
Wear gloves and be in a well ventilated area if you go the oven cleaner route. That's my last
ditch solution for tough grime, and it's amazing, but it's pretty much pure lye, so be
careful.Can you rec...
Posted in thread: Stir bar lost in fermenter on 05-08-2012 at 04:51 PM
Have done the same thing. You will be OK. To prevent losing the stir bar, hold it in place
while you pour by placing another magnet or stir bar next to it against the side of the flask.
It will stay t...
Posted in thread: Stir bar lost in fermenter on 05-08-2012 at 03:11 PM
Just realized that after pitching my yeast start that I must have also pitched the stir bar. Is
this something to be concerned about? Either way, how do others prevent this from happening in
Posted in thread: How to clean boil over on burner on 05-08-2012 at 03:09 PM
Had my first boil over on my new Blichmann top tier burner and now its got this charred black
layer on top. Any ideas on how to best clean this?Thanks
Posted in thread: Fermentation control on 05-05-2012 at 04:21 AM
I found two different chest freezers on Craig's list (1 for $50 and 1 for free). Then I bought
a Ranco digital controller for about $40 off of ebay (1 for each). So one system would have
cost me less ...
Posted in thread: Fermentation control on 05-05-2012 at 02:05 AM
Can anyone recommend a good refrigerator/temp control for consistent temperature control? I'm
mostly doing ales now but in the future I would like to at least try lagering. Any suggestions?
Posted in thread: Torque wrench for Blichmanns on 05-03-2012 at 08:18 PM
You really only need to be just a little tighter than hand tight for a weldless fitting. If
your thinking in terms of torque, then you are thinking WAY more force than is needed.A simple
open ended wr...
Posted in thread: Torque wrench for Blichmanns on 05-03-2012 at 06:47 PM
Can anyone recommend a decent torque wrench for use on a Blichmann brewometer.. or in general?
Also what is the proper way of tightening.. wrench on outside and socket and torque wrench from
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