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  • Posted in thread: Maximum viable brew volume for immersion chiller on 04-25-2014 at 08:02 PM
    Also, you are using 140' long IC for 15 gallon batches?! I use 50' for 10 gallon batches and am
    chilled in 7-10 minutes.Is this 3/8". I find that hard to believe that you do 7-10 minutes with
    50' for ...

  • Posted in thread: Band heaters for mash tun & brew kettle on 04-25-2014 at 10:09 AM
    Having a couple heating elements shipped from Amazon.com to you has to be cheaper than custom
    making one or spending the many hundreds or even thousands on a band heater.Worst case, use a
    package forw...

  • Posted in thread: Maximum viable brew volume for immersion chiller on 04-25-2014 at 10:07 AM
    Hi allI'm trying to determine the maximum size of a brew where an immersion chiller is viable.
    I build double coil immersion chillers on the side, and the largest I have built has been for a
    15 gallon...

  • Posted in thread: Band heaters for mash tun & brew kettle on 04-15-2014 at 06:12 PM
    KalThanks for the response.I was originally planning a 4kw hot water heater element similar to
    yours at the electric brewery. The problem is I'm really struggling to source one locally that
    will fit i...

  • Posted in thread: Band heaters for mash tun & brew kettle on 04-15-2014 at 04:09 PM
    I'm currently starting upgrading my current 28 liter electric BIAB system to a 46 liter BIAB
    setup.I've been wondering about the suitability of band heaters for this, bearing in mind the
    mash tun and ...

  • Posted in thread: Priming with Treacle on 02-28-2014 at 05:44 AM
    I'm looking at priming a Brown Ale with treacle.Does anyone know the effectiveness of this
    compare to corn sugar? i.e the value i need to plug into Beersmith so I can work out how much I
    need)Many tha...

  • Posted in thread: HEPA filters for wort oxygenation - which type on 09-25-2013 at 02:31 PM
    Northern brewer sells this whole kit with pump, filter, and oxygen stone. You don't need any
    fancy kind of hepa filter. for the post, but if you take a look at the blurbAn efficient,
    sanitary and ine...

  • Posted in thread: HEPA filters for wort oxygenation - which type on 09-25-2013 at 09:00 AM
    Hi allI've been on the hunt for reasonably priced oxygen cylinders for a while now in my quest
    to oxygenate my wort properly - nothing available in my budget.John Palmer suggests a cheap
    aquarium pump...

  • Posted in thread: New Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast? on 06-10-2013 at 12:25 PM
    I brewed a Vienna SMaSH Saison with this yeast recently and was astounded by the attenuation,
    starting at 1.061 and ending at 1.005,which by my calculations was over 90%. Could this be
    right?I was ver...

  • Posted in thread: Struggling to hit OG... some advice? on 05-06-2013 at 01:42 PM
    Thanks all for the adviseIf it looks like I am not boiling enough off I adjust the boil time so
    I end up where I need to be.How does this (if at all) affect your hop additions? I mean hop
    bitterness d...

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