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  • Posted in thread: Take a look at my set up on 01-27-2017 at 02:35 PM
    A couple of Things. You need some spill protection for the Pumps. I would also suggest a Trub
    Filter from Brewer's Hardware before the Plate Chiller.

  • Posted in thread: Whirfloc vs Irish Moss on 01-02-2017 at 03:40 PM
    Is there any way to cut a Whirlfloc tablet in half -- for someone who only does 2.5 gal batches
    and doesnt need the whole tab?Pill Cutter

  • Posted in thread: Take a look at my set up on 12-03-2016 at 11:54 PM
    Will be lining the inner side of the wood with aluminum. I can show a design for it. Don't have
    the tools or experience to weld and wood will be cheaper. Also, have been doing research on
    more fire re...

  • Posted in thread: Take a look at my set up on 12-02-2016 at 01:45 AM
    Better have a fireextinguisher if you do!

  • Posted in thread: Paint or powder coat for my new Brew stand? on 12-01-2016 at 02:07 AM
    Stainless steel is also marred by flames. In my mind not worth the cost. My brewery is not a
    museum piece but a working work of art!

  • Posted in thread: Paint or powder coat for my new Brew stand? on 11-30-2016 at 12:26 AM
    Rust is a form of rust protection. I use the Rustoleum Black High Heat and when I have "guests"
    helping me brew, I break out the can and spruce up my rig. Looks almost as good as the day I
    made it (Of...

  • Posted in thread: Attention new all grain brewers! on 11-30-2016 at 12:13 AM
    The crush was likely the issue. A new home brew shop opened about 8 miles from me vs the 35
    miles to the other. I have always had my grain crushed at the LHBS. I did not think the "crush"
    was good at ...

  • Posted in thread: Opinion on Mash Tun Build on 11-28-2016 at 01:24 AM
    Good idea. We crushed our braid with the mash paddle more than once. We no longer use our old
    igloo as it has seen its days.

  • Posted in thread: 2 Vessel Setup Help - Need Your Opinion (Electric) on 11-28-2016 at 01:12 AM
    We actually use a Chillzilla as a HERMS. We have a small 9 gal electric kettle that supplies
    the water bath to circulate in the other tube and cycle the Wort in the inner tube. We use a
    BCS to control...

  • Posted in thread: help with winsdor yeast on 11-26-2016 at 09:02 PM
    LITFA! The Yeast know what they are doing. Bubbles? We don't need no stinkin bubbles.