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  • Posted in thread: Sanke Mash Tun - Figure 8 Manifold on 05-19-2015 at 04:27 PM
    Here is the manifold for my new mash tun. The cooler wore out, so I'm going to be using the
    former HLT keg for mashing. I'm calling it the Figure 8 Manifold. I kept it small so that it
    would stay lowe...

  • Posted in thread: RIMS - ATMOR Super 900 - Water Heater on 05-01-2015 at 08:46 PM
    It says maximum temperature output is 140 F. I'm sure it can be hacked to go higher, but that
    will void the warranty. Also, the sticky wort issue should not matter as these things (at least
    the ones t...

  • Posted in thread: Show me your two tier on 03-19-2015 at 04:22 PM
    Here's my two tier.

  • Posted in thread: Cockiness = dissapointment on 02-05-2015 at 03:42 PM
    If you can fit the 6.5 gallon carboy in there without the airlock, do it. Just put some foil
    over the top. Active fermentation will push the gas out and keep positive pressure inside.

  • Posted in thread: Speed of mash tun drain with fancy manifold vs SS braid on 01-26-2015 at 09:33 PM
    My long-term solution:I bought the 70qt extreme cooler online last night, and some supplies for
    a full 1/2" drain for the new cooler. I should also be able to use my current bazooka screen on
    this set...

  • Posted in thread: Built a copper manifold for MT, but not happy with it on 01-26-2015 at 09:29 PM
    For future reference, you'll need to clean the surface to be soldered with sandpaper
    beforehand. Also, only apply heat to the fitting. When the solder will flow into the joint just
    by touching it to t...

  • Posted in thread: Say hello to The Dude (aka Big Brewbowski) on 10-20-2014 at 03:48 PM
    Nice!! You just don't see enough grants these days. +1 for automating it.

  • Posted in thread: My DIY immersion chiller touches inner wall of kettle on 05-21-2014 at 07:09 PM
    It won't matter. As long as the whole coil is immersed in the fluid, it will chill the same.
    For best results, either stir constantly while chilling, or use a pump to recirculate and
    create a whirlpoo...

  • Posted in thread: DIY - Auto-refilling Seltzer Water Keg on 05-16-2014 at 06:08 PM
    The water coming in at higher pressure than 30 psi only means that you would not have to bleed
    the pressure in order to fill the keg. That is only true for the first bit of water. As it
    displaces the ...

  • Posted in thread: DIY - Auto-refilling Seltzer Water Keg on 05-16-2014 at 02:41 PM
    Pretty cool. I'm an engineer with a water company, and we run our systems about 55-80 psi. It
    should work


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