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Posted in thread: Herms resources on 11-25-2011 at 11:22 PM
Awesome thanks skinny, how long would you say you take to fully open the outlet valve on your
MLT once you start your recirculation?You don't want to throttle the inlet of the pump so I
Posted in thread: Herms resources on 11-25-2011 at 11:18 PM
I take maybe 20-30 sec to fully open the outlet and I use off the shelf 5500w water heater
elements from either lowes or home depot.
Posted in thread: Herms resources on 11-24-2011 at 03:30 PM
OK so I've searched a few times to try to find the generalized collective knowledge on HERMs
brewing. Is there a resource that provides recommendations (or just any data that someone has
happened to r...
Posted in thread: element cover on 11-19-2011 at 08:49 PM
Looks almost identical to mine. Not water tight, but it covers the screw terminals,is splash
resistant, and makes it easy to change the element out after it dry fires.
Posted in thread: Closed-system pressurized fermentation technique! on 11-05-2011 at 04:59 PM
I meant the SV is between the two gas ports. I like your train of thought on this. I think I am
going to add the gelatin to the intended serving kegs, counter-pressure into the fermenting
kegs and lea...
Posted in thread: Closed-system pressurized fermentation technique! on 11-05-2011 at 04:12 PM
I've got 10 gal of BM's Centennial Blonde that just finished up pressurized fermentation. It is
split between 2 cornies with my spunding valve connected to a tee between the two liquid ports.
I am thi...
Posted in thread: Correct power requirements to boil on 10-29-2011 at 02:44 PM
The numbers are very close to what I see. I run my 5500w element at 70% for a 1.5 gal/hr boil
off. Running the numbers show I need about 65. Add in another 5 for loss through the sides of
the keg and ...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde have been brewed? on 10-28-2011 at 02:39 AM
2167+ 10 = 2177
Posted in thread: My almost finished new rig on 10-28-2011 at 02:04 AM
So far I love the bcs. I am just using it in manual mode right now. I haven't taken the time to
program it yet. Like you said, it is nice being able to leave the area and still monitor temps.
About 6 ...
Posted in thread: My almost finished new rig on 10-27-2011 at 06:15 PM
Here are a couple of shots of my new rig getting ready to brew today. It is a BCS-460
controlled electric HERMS system that I designed to be fairly portable. The MLT is on the left
and the HLT/BK on t...