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Posted in thread: Selling Home Brew Kegging Equipment - DC Metro Area on 03-14-2011 at 07:42 PM
I've run into some financial and time constraints and need to offload my kegging equipment. So
the following is available for pick up in northern virginia, 10 minutes off the 95/495/395
Posted in thread: What is the big deal about Belgian Beers? on 02-15-2011 at 05:01 PM
A lot of history and craftsmanship goes into Belgian ales. There is a certain mystique to it,
that probably creates more "hype" than appropriate. That said, everyone has different tastes.
Don't fret, ...
Posted in thread: 20 gallon megapot on a stovetop?? Am I out of my mind? on 02-10-2011 at 12:50 AM
Some modern electrics will do it. I have a GE ceramic top infrared electric with a 12" diameter
element. It will boil 8 gallons of wort without too much trouble. Never tried 10, but since
I've got the...
Posted in thread: Closed loop water wort chiller on 02-10-2011 at 12:45 AM
[QUOTE=the BTU for 1 degree up or down of either 1 pound of ice or 1 pound of water is the
same. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but that is incorrect. The heat capacity of ice is
roughly half of ...
Posted in thread: Closed loop water wort chiller on 02-10-2011 at 12:39 AM
will your freezer require more energy than it's already consuming daily to freeze some water
bottles?Simple answer: Yes.If you place something warm (the water) in a space that is supposed
to stay cold...
Posted in thread: Closed loop water wort chiller on 02-09-2011 at 08:58 PM
Ice has a lot more heat capacity than 32F water due to the state change. I'm not educated
enough to explain it but The Pol found someone to crunch the numbers and IIRC it took 40lbs of
ice in a comple...
Posted in thread: Closed loop water wort chiller on 02-09-2011 at 06:45 PM
It's a tall 7gal container I believe so it can fit my carboy brushes and canes and such.. I
fill it over half way and throw in my bottles.. I start adding ice when my supply line starts
Posted in thread: Closed loop water wort chiller on 02-09-2011 at 06:20 PM
Assuming no external losses (fluid to air), you will need to remove roughly 5,925 Btu's from
the wort (8.345 lbs/gallon * 5 gallons * 142F temperature drop) to get from boiling to 70F.
This is conserv...
Posted in thread: Closed loop water wort chiller on 02-09-2011 at 04:58 PM
Why do people prefer to hook up to a external water source rather than using a cheap pond pump
hooked to your coil in a bucket with ice or frozen 2ltr bottles like I do? I hear about people
Posted in thread: Super Slow Start on Lager on 02-09-2011 at 03:51 PM
A temperature change over 10°F between wort and starter is generally discouraged. Your yeast
may have spent some time protecting itself from the cold temperatures and is now starting to
get around to ...