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Posted in thread: What size cooler for gylcol reservoir on 10-05-2016 at 07:36 PM
Not controlling the suction directly, just changing the control temp for the liquid line
solenoid. I've got plenty of capacity for what I need even when crashing so based on calc'd
numbers and real li...
Posted in thread: What size cooler for gylcol reservoir on 10-04-2016 at 03:10 PM
The condensing unit that I have puts out just shy of 4000 btu(1/3 ton) when I'm running it at a
15* suction for crash cooling. Normally when it's running at 45* suction I have over 7000 btu
Posted in thread: Getting your kids involved as "assistant brewers" on 09-12-2016 at 05:21 PM
My plan is to educate our two early so they appreciate quality food and drink. Once they get to
college they will have developed a palate such that they avoid BMC and the like. Once they
realize they ...
Posted in thread: Steam blue crabs over boil kettle on 09-09-2016 at 08:54 PM
Ha, you're right. Edit prior response to be unless you want crab flavored beer then this may be
unadvisable. If you want crabby beer they carry on!
Posted in thread: Steam blue crabs over boil kettle on 09-09-2016 at 08:45 PM
it's stainless(or aluminum), which as far as i know aren't very good at absorbing things, so go
for it. I've done lobsters and clams many times and besides a through cleaning, have had no
Posted in thread: Glycol pump on 08-11-2016 at 03:50 PM
I started with a bare condensing unit and piped it to a brazed plate heat exchanger. The pump
is a Little Giant 4 series and is relatively quiet, but I'm used to having a pump and
associated noise run...
Posted in thread: Glycol pump on 08-11-2016 at 02:59 PM
you could use a traditional external pump and pipe the suction up and into your glycol vessel.
you would have to prime the pump the first time, but assuming no air gets sucked in should
allow the pump...
Posted in thread: DIY glycol chilled plastic conical fermenters on 06-07-2016 at 11:52 AM
Thanks but, I've got a small warehouse of parts so I think I'm good with the exception of ss
compression bulkheads to go through my lids and attach to the cooling coil.
Posted in thread: DIY glycol chilled plastic conical fermenters on 06-07-2016 at 02:46 AM
Here's my progress so far. Condenser set was piped to the plate heat exchanger this weekend and
we mocked up the pumps into enclosures at the bottom of the stand. We have most of the controls
Posted in thread: Stainless Tri Clover to CANNING jar lid for Conical yeast harvesting on 05-31-2016 at 08:17 PM
Do I get a commission for the original idea? ;) you found a source for SS bands yet? Even
though they aren't in contact with the beer I hate it when they get corroded and the ones I
have seem to get ...