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  • 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

  • Posted in thread: Show Me Your Wood Brew Sculpture/Rig on 05-01-2014 at 10:07 PM
    Here is what I've been brewing on for almost 3 years. I've finally replaced most of the tubing
    with 1/2" copper (at least the fixed parts). My favorite part is the pump intake manifold.

  • Posted in thread: Thermowell Brew Kettle on 04-23-2014 at 05:32 PM
    What you would need is a thermometer that could be mounted in a tri-clamp blank. The one shown
    in your picture could be drilled to fit, but I'm sure there are other fittings more readily
    suited for it...

  • Posted in thread: Immersion Chiller 5 min cool time!! on 03-06-2014 at 04:42 PM
    If you use a pump to recirculate the wort, you can get it to chill as fast, or even faster,
    than a counterflow chiller.

  • Posted in thread: SS washer hose VS. CPVC/Copper mash tun on 02-24-2014 at 10:36 PM
    I have been using this loop of copper for almost 10 years. I've often thought of replacing it,
    but it works every time, so why bother? Nothing could be simpler. The holes go on the bottom
    when in use.

  • Posted in thread: Rims tube for sparge on 02-20-2014 at 09:09 PM
    You could use a RIMS tube to heat the sparge water, but probably not fast enough to use it as
    an on-demand water heater. With 120V on a 20A service, you could go as high as 2000W (although
    that may be...

  • Posted in thread: RIMS Tube = Pipe bomb? on 02-18-2014 at 03:31 PM
    Interesting what this thing has turned into. It's a HERMS with the heat exchanger on the
    outside of the reservoir.

  • Posted in thread: RIMS Tube = Pipe bomb? on 02-14-2014 at 06:01 PM
    TallDan,I don't mean steam jacketed, but actually using the pressure in the chamber with the
    element to inject steam into the wort as it flows through the rims. There is no need for
    surface area conta...