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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-09-2014, 04:00 PM
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Just a note: On the female end of the Braumeister...

Just a note: On the female end of the Braumeister cord the openings are vertical not horizontal like shown on that web page. Also the male end is circular similar to a RV/marine application or one...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-09-2012, 10:58 PM
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-04-2011, 07:20 PM
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Heat stick

My heat stick is similar to the ones above. I used 1 1/4" tubing instead of the 1 1/2". With a little grinding the heating element fits much tigher in the 1 1/4" nut.

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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-04-2011, 02:37 AM
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I'm experimenting with the pipe to create a...

I'm experimenting with the pipe to create a whirlpool with my March pump. The end with the elbow (top of photo) goes into the kettle, the other end hangs over the top of the pot and is connected to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-03-2011, 06:43 PM
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Mako, I've been using a piece of cheesecloth...

Mako, I've been using a piece of cheesecloth wrapping it around the edge of the sieve and SS mesh. Since I've done this I haven't had a single pump failure, whereas before I had them every brew...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-27-2011, 03:36 PM
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Sorry about that. I go to 50F to help clear it...

Sorry about that. I go to 50F to help clear it out when I'm bottling to a party pig which needs to be naturally carbonated. Otherwise I start there and slowly lower the temp till it shows good...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-27-2011, 02:08 PM
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rlhvegas, I've used both White Labs and Wyeast...

rlhvegas, I've used both White Labs and Wyeast Kolsch strains and you can use it at 60F, but your ferment will take a little longer and you will have higher diacetyl levels. I tend to go 65F for 10...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-24-2011, 07:02 PM
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Posted By hfk2
Hello Bach, I'll give a shot at some of your...

Hello Bach, I'll give a shot at some of your questions. I have the 20L and purchased it because even with my 15 gal system I'll almost always did 5 gal batches. I like variety in my refer kegerator....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-12-2011, 04:33 PM
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Posted By hfk2
Lauter tun deadspace: .33 gals (I started at...

Lauter tun deadspace: .33 gals (I started at .25 gals and also used .5 gals., this will directly affect what the program says how much fly sparge liquid to use.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-12-2011, 04:19 PM
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Posted By hfk2
This my preliminary for BeerSmith2: BM 20L ...

This my preliminary for BeerSmith2: BM 20L
Brewhouse Efficiency: 83%
Hop Utilization: 100%
Mash tun volume: 4.68 gals (this was calculated from the malt tube dimension)
Mash tun weight:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-09-2011, 04:56 PM
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Posted By hfk2
I used to always try to build it myself until I...

I used to always try to build it myself until I started adding up the REAL costs and the amount of man hours involved. It always cost more than you think. Those that say they can build this unit...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-09-2011, 04:53 PM
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Posted By hfk2
I agree. They need to do something about their...

I agree. They need to do something about their packaging or Fedex's handling. Seems more units are coming through with some damage
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-09-2011, 03:09 PM
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Posted By hfk2
Don't accept it. That's significant damage. ...

Don't accept it. That's significant damage.
Here's a guy building a pretty good facsimile
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-08-2011, 03:42 PM
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Posted By hfk2
As Rob said, read the manual, especially the...

As Rob said, read the manual, especially the beginning to understand the controls. I made a copy of the first couple of pages and keep them at the BM. Either make a dip tube or as said previously...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2011, 02:52 PM
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Posted By hfk2
I use the auto mode throughout. I set the boil...

I use the auto mode throughout. I set the boil phase to 102C and the temp will rise to 100C, the timer starts and I get a mild rolling boil. In my first brews I would partially cover the pot with...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-02-2011, 04:54 PM
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Posted By hfk2
Makomachine, can you tell if the pump motor is...

Makomachine, can you tell if the pump motor is running when it's actually not pumping. Rob needed to replace his impeller. He has a video of the sound which is louder than yours, but this may be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2011, 07:06 PM
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Posted By hfk2
Sorry for your predicament. I haven't read...

Sorry for your predicament. I haven't read anywhere of this problem. The 250V is most likely not the issue. Most homes especially those that are close to a substation can easily get readings of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-30-2011, 05:44 PM
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Posted By hfk2
Hello Makomachine, I'll give some of my...

Hello Makomachine, I'll give some of my observations. For stands go back to page 8 and after, you'll see several different approaches to stands. I used an unused night stand. I added casters,...
Forum: Company Reviews 07-28-2011, 08:40 PM
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Posted By hfk2
First order with them. 55lbs Weyermann bohemian...

First order with them. 55lbs Weyermann bohemian pils and 3lbs hops. Placed order Monday. Shipped Monday and arrived today. My closest LHBS is over an hours drive. I try to support him, but with fuel...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2011, 04:03 PM
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Posted By hfk2
Both tubes work well. You will get many uses out...

Both tubes work well. You will get many uses out of the cheaper tube and if you're careful about tightening the clamps it will last the life of the tube. I tighten the clamps too much the first...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2011, 03:54 PM
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Posted By hfk2
I used 1/2" reinforced braided silicone silbrade...

I used 1/2" reinforced braided silicone silbrade hose rated for 350 degrees F. It's expensive ($7.99 at Midwest Supplies) but I only needed one foot. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-16-2011, 08:35 PM
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Posted By hfk2
Beradthefish, sorry for the delayed response,...

Beradthefish, sorry for the delayed response, I've been away for a bit. I have the 20L BM so I'm not sure if the spigot is the same size, however all I did was use a length of 1/2" reinforced...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-09-2011, 09:45 PM
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Posted By hfk2
Correction for last post. If using a transformer...

Correction for last post. If using a transformer you will be stepping up the voltage from our 110-120V to 220V. If you choose this path check in past posts of the amperage you'll need for outlet. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-09-2011, 09:40 PM
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Posted By hfk2
Welcome to the BM world. You can just replace...

Welcome to the BM world. You can just replace the existing plug with a U.S. type or as some have done on this forum you can purchase a transformer to step down the voltage to 110-120V U.S.. I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-07-2011, 12:58 AM
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Posted By hfk2
Hi Yambor44, I have a seamstress that charges me...

Hi Yambor44, I have a seamstress that charges me short money to sew up things. She thinks it's entertaining to see what I ask her to make(nothing to do with clothing all beer related). I'm thinking...
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