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Posted in thread: Got some copper pipe dirt cheap at HD. Is 60' of 1/2" overkill? on 11-10-2013 at 01:08 AM
Thanks for the tips! I did consider that it will warm up by the end, but like you said, your
harbor freight pump doesn't work really well. I have been trying to read up some more on this
Posted in thread: Got some copper pipe dirt cheap at HD. Is 60' of 1/2" overkill? on 11-09-2013 at 09:40 PM
I have one thought you might want to consider. As the water moves through the chiller, it will
warm up. If you can't move the water fast enough, the chiller water might end up the same temp
as the wor...
Posted in thread: Session ale question... on 11-07-2013 at 01:09 AM
I just mash with the whole volume and start heating the boil as soon as I begin the lauter. I
skip the mashout. You may lose a few points of efficiency this way (just cause you aren't
sparging). I usu...
Posted in thread: Session ale question... on 11-06-2013 at 11:11 PM
For small grists, I often do full volume mashes. Kind of like BIAB without the bag. And in a
Posted in thread: Restricting Pump Flow? on 11-06-2013 at 09:48 PM
I'm fuzzy on the math, but I don't think you really want the water to be hot coming out. What
you should be focusing on is trying to get more wort in contact with the coils. If you can,
whirlpool the ...
Posted in thread: Cleaning AFTER Use on 10-31-2013 at 07:40 PM
Do you dump the samples back in? I don't. If you don't, I don't think theres any reason to ever
do more than rinse.Regarding brew equipment. The only thing you really need to watch out for is
Posted in thread: Suggestions on lautering manifold? on 10-29-2013 at 06:35 PM
Honestly, I'd just buy a false bottom. I built a copper one after I had problems with my SS
braid. Between my time and the materials, it would have been easier to buy one. So, unless you
get warm fuzz...
Posted in thread: Rims tube vs element under the false bottom? on 10-29-2013 at 03:55 PM
Yes, but how is this any different than when using a RIMS tube? And due to the nature of an
element, this setup would basically require a full size false bottom, so while a stuck sparge
Posted in thread: Rims tube vs element under the false bottom? on 10-29-2013 at 02:14 PM
When a stuck sparge happens, the grain is effectively keeping the liquor above the false
bottom. I'd worry about firing the element dry (or semi dry) in that scenario.
Posted in thread: Cask Cellar Question? on 10-28-2013 at 09:22 PM
Also, beware of condensation. Mold sucks. Especially in your house.