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  • Brew all grain - 10 gallon batches on hybrid DIY .. mostly gravity fed system. Utilize one March pump for HLT. Converted beer industry SS kegs for HLT, MT and Brew kettle all fitted with false bottoms. Also have 10 gallon water cooler for Option B - MT .. and 5 gallon water cooler for pre-chiller when ground water temp gets too high in the summer here in South Carolina to chill to proper pitch level temperatures. Use immersion chiller and pre-chill DIY fabricated copper coils. Keg with Firestone and Corny kegs. In rotation are nine - 5 gallon, one - 10 gallon and one - 2.5 gallon keg. Fermenter - 12.5 gallon stainless conical. Heat HLT with propane, heat Brew Kettle with natural gas. Beer Refrigerator with 3 faucets and 3 line gas manifold. Have 4 CO2 cylinders; one 50#, two 20# and one 5#. One of the 20# cylinders is Nitrogen mix.
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  • Posted in thread: Getting rid of cable on 02-23-2015 at 04:59 AM
    I cut my cable cord about a year ago. I have rabbit ears for an antenna and pull in a beautiful
    digital signal for the local network stations and PBS. I also have a Roku. Provided you have
    decent inte...

  • Posted in thread: Canning question on 01-30-2015 at 06:35 AM
    I recently took the canning seminar through the Clemson University Extension. One of the books
    provided is the recipe book published through the Cooperative Extension of The University of
    Georgia. It ...

  • Posted in thread: Maybe beer brewing is not for me! on 01-27-2015 at 01:35 AM
    Val-the-Brew-Gal-I hope your latest batch turns out an exceptional beer. If something is still
    wrong with this batch .. please don't give up. It sounds like you know a lot about brewing ..
    and have pr...

  • Posted in thread: 10 gallon complete electric brewery $325.00 on 01-24-2015 at 04:02 PM
    thebrewershub -I like your work. Nice pics. Can you share info on your plans for your next

  • Posted in thread: Maybe beer brewing is not for me! on 12-23-2014 at 10:41 PM
    Your issue sounds like a good learning experience. Maybe you could do some small .. one gallon
    batches .. until you figure out the answer. You won't waste so much money .. if you make a dud
    batch. The...

  • Posted in thread: Maybe beer brewing is not for me! on 12-23-2014 at 08:27 PM
    Are you fermenting your beer in the house? What's the temperature reading inside your house on
    the thermostat where you control house heating and cooling? During primary fermentation, it's
    probably ab...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Stainless Steel Fermenters on 12-23-2014 at 05:57 AM
    I'm interested in your silicone tubing gasket. Do you have to seal the ends of your tubing ..
    or does the pressure from the lid create the seal. Seems like 20 psi .. would leak out without
    sealed ends...

  • Posted in thread: wort pot ball valves on 12-16-2014 at 10:48 PM
    Merteli .. I was researching where to buy replacement gaskets a few years ago .. when I was
    about to purchase my 3 piece ball valves. All the info I gathered .. indicated that you can't
    buy replacemen...

  • Posted in thread: Upgrading to 10 Gallons on 10-08-2014 at 10:58 PM
    I have a diy project .. that is a work in progress. I'm getting some stainless fittings online
    .. and have a old sanke stainless steel keg that I bought at a garage sale. I'm not modifying
    the keg in ...

  • Posted in thread: Long time beginner looking to level up on 08-30-2014 at 02:54 AM
    Was your intercourse with brewers who were on a level similar to your interests of keeping it
    simple a hinderance to your pursuit of more advanced brewing techniques?