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  • Posted in thread: I'm back! Time to brew! on 10-04-2015 at 12:37 AM
    Welcome home and thanks for your service. Make some beer!

  • Posted in thread: How I Clean my Electric Element - Dryfire on 09-07-2015 at 01:53 AM
    I use incolloy ULWD elements and they have all failed soon after briefly dry firing.
    Personally, I think you will shorten the life of your elements. If the ease of cleaning is
    worth it for you - then ...

  • Posted in thread: Pump on 08-26-2015 at 02:30 AM
    I have a basic march pump that has lasted over 10 years. Still works fine.

  • Posted in thread: Rebuilding My Brutus Hybrid Into a Kal Clone on 08-24-2015 at 02:41 AM
    Ok, I am dying to know why you installed your HERMS coil with weldless bulkheads when you have
    everything else beautifully welded in?

  • Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-14-2015 at 08:59 PM
    So 7 or 8 pages of pontification and you get back to my post.That said, I learned to batch
    sparge from Denny Conn back on the Brews & Views Bulletin Board circa 2000 or there abouts.
    Denny is still a ...

  • Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-10-2015 at 01:13 AM
    It is really quite simple.1. Mash for 60 min with desired water to grain ratio - usually
    somewhere between 1 and 2 quarts per pound of grain2. Vorlauf until clear3. Drain mash tun
    completely.4. Measur...

  • Posted in thread: Mill problem on 08-07-2015 at 04:38 PM
    Yes, I wore out a very early model of 2 roller monster mill. Knurls were worn down to the point
    the mill failed. I do 30 gallon batches and it was 7 years old. I bought a new one with 2"
    hardened roll...

  • Posted in thread: Almost-stuck mash/circulation in RIMS setup on 08-06-2015 at 02:32 AM
    1. Use a crush that is more coarse - open the gap on your mill.2. rice hulls as described by
    Bobby.3. start with low flow and slowly ramp up after grain bed set as described by TexasWine.

  • Posted in thread: Mold in Therminator on 08-01-2015 at 04:01 PM
    It is totally shot. Buy a new one and send me your moldy one.

  • Posted in thread: Why use a Pt100 instead of a thermocouple? on 07-01-2015 at 03:51 PM
    Personally, I use k type thermocouple wire. Trim insulation off the end (about 1/4") and twist
    the two wires together and stuff it into a thermowell. I move my thermocouples around during
    brewday. I p...


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