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  • Posted in thread: Can you leave elements submerged overnight? on 06-13-2014 at 11:38 AM
    It's probably because of all the reasons listed it's a piece of stationary
    equipment. Equipment does use gfci, especially industrial stuff but it is design to protect
    wiring, etc. from ov...

  • Posted in thread: New autosparge is too big on 06-05-2014 at 09:46 PM
    Interested in selling it???:cool:

  • Posted in thread: How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated) on 05-19-2014 at 02:01 AM
    Don't forget to level the vessel!!!!! Otherwise, you'll be way off!And, wherever you
    brew....check your level. Otherwise, measure from the center with a rod and call it a day.

  • Posted in thread: How to clean fresh flux from work? on 05-12-2014 at 11:49 PM
    In the future, you can keep a damp rag nearby and after waiting a few minutes for the joint to
    set, you can easily clean the flux while everything is still hot.

  • Posted in thread: Jaybird Brewery. on 04-27-2014 at 01:35 PM
    This is an old thread, but has some interesting stuff. Where did the pics go?

  • Posted in thread: Lots Of Crap In Kettle on 04-07-2014 at 04:20 PM
    Recircing is going to be your #1 fix. You could also have the wort outlet go into a mesh bag as
    you recirc back on top....sort of a double filter. Then there's making sure you get a good hot
    break (sk...

  • Posted in thread: Plate/Counter Flow Chiller & Trub on 04-01-2014 at 08:02 PM
    Of the two, the CFC will be lower maintenance and require less pre-filtering
    equipment/techniques. But, it will still harbor stuff in nooks and crannies you can't reach. I
    would go for the CFC if you ...

  • Posted in thread: Hop strainer? on 03-29-2014 at 12:39 PM
    had sum time to kill here at work so I took a 40x40 mesh and put it against a paint srainer bag
    under a microscope for what you think :mug:This is awesome...probably a first! Why
    didn't I t...

  • Posted in thread: Tube & Shell Heat Exchanger on 03-24-2014 at 02:50 PM
    Nice job! I too am not the greatest welder. But crappy welds are beautiful if they hold and
    it's your own work.It takes a LOT of practice and dedication to learning from your
    mistakes...especially TIG...

  • Posted in thread: Tube & Shell Heat Exchanger on 03-24-2014 at 09:45 AM
    Hadn't considered a base, I was just thinking about mounting it to my brewing rig, which is
    made from strut and has all sorts of possibilities. But I have seen those convoluted cfc
    chiller "caddies" t...

September 16, 2009  •  10:55 PM
Hey Scuba Steve,

I tried contacting you via PM but it said you box was full. I hope you don't mind me leaving a contact here...

I was wondering if you could give me some advice in building my own wood rig. I really like a lot about your old setup and wanted to pick your brain if you are open to that...

What were the dimensions that you went with?

If you built it a second time would you change the dimensions? (fo