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  • Posted in thread: Blow off Valve on 05-28-2014 at 04:33 AM
    What causes blow off tube liquid to be sucked back into the fermenter? I've seen a couple of
    posts that mention something about a temperature change causing this and I had it happen this
    past winter. ...

  • Posted in thread: To powder coat brew stand or not? on 04-21-2014 at 10:13 PM
    Plus 1 to Stealcruiser's comment about galvanized metal. The guys that did mine sanded down all
    the surfaces on my rig to strip off the very top layer of galvanization coating. At 2 years
    later it's s...

  • Posted in thread: To powder coat brew stand or not? on 04-21-2014 at 10:07 PM
    I would go with the powder coating without hesitating. At less than 100 bucks it's a no
    brainer. I don' t know how you're going to mount your burners but I know I had to add a riser
    to provide additio...

  • Posted in thread: My take on the keg/carboy/beer line/growler washer on 04-10-2014 at 09:32 PM
    This is a great build and well thought out. I love the fact you pretty much covered all your
    cleaning scenarios. I built a washing system but I put the pump in a separate box with a
    heating element. I...

  • Posted in thread: Brewstand Build on 04-10-2014 at 09:16 PM
    I made my rig a bit taller, it's 31 inches on the low side. I put 5" casters on it because I
    wanted smooth rolling. The inlet to the pumps is +/- 10" off the ground which has proven to
    give me enough ...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your sculpture or brew rig on 04-10-2014 at 08:11 PM
    sloanfamilydsm - The water and grains would fall out? hu?The lids I use for the HTL and BK are
    simply the cut-out from cutting off the top of the keg.

  • Posted in thread: Kegging for the first time on 04-09-2014 at 08:47 PM
    I echo "Hophop's" comment. I generally carb a new keg at +/- 20 PSI for 4 or 5 days then drop
    to 8 to 10 PSI for duration of keg. (This doesn't take into consideration the amount of Co2
    volume per sty...

  • Posted in thread: Fly sparging with a pump? on 04-09-2014 at 06:58 PM
    I set up my rig generally as you've described. I have the HLT up high and the MLT and BK on the
    same level. I fly sparge with a Chugger pump through a HERMS coil within the HLT. Once I get a
    flow goin...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your sculpture or brew rig on 04-09-2014 at 12:35 AM
    Here are some images of the rig I built. My main goal was to have on board storage and as much
    as possible in one place. After many many hours of research on this forum, and others, this is
    the final ...

  • Posted in thread: Boiling fly-sparge water? on 10-25-2013 at 07:17 PM
    At Mash out I Vorlauf for 10 minutes through my HLT embedded Herms coil. The HLT water
    continues to heat since I drew off my strike water and is usually at 180+ at this point. I try
    to lauter for 30 m...


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