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Posted in thread: 15 gallon batches on 07-30-2015 at 01:06 AM
For me it was more like a pirate or grizzled old man with some Scotty from Startrek thrown in
at the appropriate times. Just marvelous stuff. And with the inclusion of measures and
techniques it fits ...
Posted in thread: Where did you get your HERMS coil? on 07-29-2015 at 09:31 PM
If I could do my HERMS coil over again I'd have it attach to the lid of the pot instead of
drilling through the sides of the pot. Makes cleaning out the HLT a lot easier. Not that it
gets very dirty i...
Posted in thread: 15 gallon batches on 07-29-2015 at 05:10 PM
You obviously have never done a 15 gallon batch. Things get more complicated than that and the
techniques for handling them vary. There is a lot to learn from other people who actually do
Posted in thread: Painting SSR heatsink on 07-28-2015 at 03:49 PM
I bought this heatsink off eBay and it either got some cheap black paint or black anodized
coating on it but it scratching off and looks bad.Could I spray it with Rustoleum? Would it
have any ill effe...
Posted in thread: Chugger Stainless Worth the Extra $? on 07-27-2015 at 05:50 PM
I am going to buy two chugger pumps and wondering if the stainless head is worth the extra $80
for two pumps? $220 Poly versus $300 Stainless.DavidYes, I think it is. I started out with the
Posted in thread: How to keep beer glassware from condensating (for photos)? on 07-22-2015 at 05:34 PM
Condensate forms because the temperature of the beer is colder than the ambient air.Raise the
temperature of the beer or lower the temperature of the ambient air.
Posted in thread: Sparging speed on 07-22-2015 at 04:01 PM
Do you think I would get higher efficiency with batch or fly?Fly sparging usually results in
better mash efficiency, but takes more time. I usually get 75% brewhouse efficiency with batch
Posted in thread: Counterflow chiller question on 07-21-2015 at 04:48 PM
An efficient CFC should be able to get the wort to within 2° of whatever your tap water
temperature is in a single pass. In the wintertime, I have to throttle my water way back or
else I'd have 50° wo...
Posted in thread: 90% mash efficiency on newHERMS system a fluke? on 07-16-2015 at 03:18 PM
A 75% mash efficiency is pretty poor, I would think. A 75% brewhouse efficiency is about
average.I usually get around 85% brewhouse efficiency with my system, but sometimes I hit 90%.
I use a HERMS an...
Posted in thread: Coldbreak Brewing Herms Giveaway! on 07-14-2015 at 04:31 PM
I'm entering this way due to my fear of licking stamps.