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  • Posted in thread: Stainless Steel Brewery on 04-18-2014 at 03:23 PM
    I have a false bottom that I put in the kettle, not much gets under it during the boil since
    most of the agitation occurs at or above the heat element. Also, if your are using extract you
    can mix that...

  • Posted in thread: Stainless Steel Brewery on 04-16-2014 at 10:54 PM
    I've seen a few posts...some turn the keg upside-down and use a tri-clover fitting (2" to 1/2"
    NPT I think) to connect what was the top, cut a 12" hole in what was the bottom.If you've
    already got the...

  • Posted in thread: Does spent grain make good chicken feed? on 04-16-2014 at 04:44 PM
    Unless they have Celiac they should be fine. ;) They eat rocks to help "chew" there food anyway
    so a few rice hulls shouldn't upset the digestive track.Good tip above regarding freezing
    extras. You do...

  • Posted in thread: Stainless Steel Brewery on 04-16-2014 at 04:09 PM
    If you are planning to use heater elements I suggest you consider draining out the bottom of
    the HLT/Kettle/MLT instead of the sides.I am currently plugging the outlet holes in my keggles
    and retrofit...

  • Posted in thread: Extra kegs worth having on 04-14-2014 at 09:49 PM
    What's an extra keg? Every time I get a new one, I have just enough...or still need another.

  • Posted in thread: How much does electricity cost?? on 04-14-2014 at 08:21 PM
    It's not that propane (and propane accessories) are so expensive, They are just not as
    efficient at transferring heat as immersion electric elements. A gallon of propane has the same
    energy as 26.7 KW...

  • Posted in thread: $50 Dedicated HERMS on 04-14-2014 at 04:52 PM
    I meant to you have a thermometer in/on the HERMS pot? I'm curious about what the
    temperature profile in that pot looks like, maybe overlaid with the Mash Tun temperature.Thanks

  • Posted in thread: $50 Dedicated HERMS on 04-14-2014 at 04:08 PM
    Awesome test results.FYI - on the topic of uninsulated tuns: My MLT is a sanke (and poorly
    insulated at that). I loose about 200 watts worth of heat at mashing temps (150F). This system
    is running at ...

  • Posted in thread: Thin Brew Kettle, Options for drilling/valves? on 04-11-2014 at 03:16 PM
    They main problem I've had with a hole saw and thin metal is pushing the bit too hard and
    denting the metal.If you go really slow I don't see any chance of hurting the pot, only when
    you go too fast d...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a solution on 04-10-2014 at 08:14 PM
    Sanitize aluminum foil and hand crimp it around the lid. That's all I use for making starters
    and never had any infection issues there.