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Forum: DIY Projects 04-06-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,474
Posted By drewbrew82
I used a $15 Space heater. I rewired the fan to...

I used a $15 Space heater. I rewired the fan to run all the time and the heater to run when the controller calls for heat. Works great. I find just the fan running creates heat too.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,232
Posted By drewbrew82
My setup is still temporary until I fine tune...

My setup is still temporary until I fine tune things a bit. Its a HERMS with a separate heat exchanger. I'm using and BCS-460 to control the output temp of the Wort that is being recirculating. It...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,639
Posted By drewbrew82
I just started using my BCS-460 For controlling...

I just started using my BCS-460 For controlling my HERMS and Fermenting chamber and will be using it to control HLT. It does a great job.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-12-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By drewbrew82
What a great gift. I had to build mine myself.

What a great gift. I had to build mine myself.
Forum: General Techniques 11-01-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By drewbrew82
I had the same Idea of site glass on the boil...

I had the same Idea of site glass on the boil kettle, but I work in food plant and have to deal with micro issues. I decided not to go with the site glass. Our kill step is at 187 degrees...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-03-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,617
Posted By drewbrew82
I would like to comment on the empty Sam Adams...

I would like to comment on the empty Sam Adams box, a very tasty beer.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-16-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,972
Posted By drewbrew82
It's a slow build, waiting to buy a pump.

It's a slow build, waiting to buy a pump.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-16-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,231
Posted By drewbrew82
The lower the better, I welded mine bung in...

The lower the better, I welded mine bung in above the the valve and it sucks. I have to have more than 5 gallons of water to get a reading.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-31-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,972
Posted By drewbrew82
Thanks for the complements, I worked really hard...

Thanks for the complements, I worked really hard on the build. As for agitating the water, I'm guessing it will somewhat act like an immersion chiller. Where you get more efficiency by stirring the...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-30-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,972
Posted By drewbrew82
I bought the bcs-460 a couple of months back. ...

I bought the bcs-460 a couple of months back. I'm going to be using it to control the Heat exchanger. Right now it's only running my keg frig.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-30-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,972
Posted By drewbrew82
HERMS Heat Exchanger Build

This is the Heat exchanger that I built. I used 6" stainless pipe for the body, 3/8 soft copper for the coil. I bent the coil around a 4" PVC pipe. I using 1500 watt heating for the heating...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-19-2009, 02:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,255
Posted By drewbrew82
I'm using it for serving.

I'm using it for serving.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-16-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,255
Posted By drewbrew82
I used the stock spiral rings. I thought about...

I used the stock spiral rings. I thought about using a replacement snap ring for ease of installation but I felt it would get it the way of the tap. The screw driver that I ground makes it easy to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-15-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,255
Posted By drewbrew82
I've never used oxyclean before, does it work...

I've never used oxyclean before, does it work better than dawn dish soap?? Pandora rocks!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-14-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,255
Posted By drewbrew82
Filled a Sanke Keg

Just got done filling a sankey keg with a 10 gallon batch. I custom ground a screwdriver to remove the locking ring. I am going to start using the sankey keg for large batches. It was just too...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-06-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,044
Posted By drewbrew82
How do you turn it down to 3500w to maintain a...

How do you turn it down to 3500w to maintain a boil with you PID?
What do you use to control the current of you heating element?
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-26-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By drewbrew82
My Daughter made me cry!!!

The other night I was sitting around with the family, I told my daughter, who is 3.5 years old, that we where going to the beer store tomorrow. I said We are going to the store and get grain,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By drewbrew82
Never though about the tube being crushed by the...

Never though about the tube being crushed by the grain. That makes a lot of sense. I have noticed when I clean out the mash tun, the hose is very rubbery. Thanks for the help.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By drewbrew82
Slow Mash Tun

I have a ten gallon mash tun with a perforated screen that I bought form the brew shop. My efficiency is great, it's always .010 higher than what any recipe is shooting for. The only problem is...
Forum: General Techniques 03-04-2009, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By drewbrew82
I just kegged a Belgium wit, I used wyest 3944,...

I just kegged a Belgium wit, I used wyest 3944, fermented at 67 degrees. It was the slowest yeast I have ever used. I only witnessed the air lock bubbling for about 4 hours. I left it in the...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-28-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,360
Posted By drewbrew82
If you a good welder and all your joint butt up...

If you a good welder and all your joint butt up nice, you can Tig weld it. You have to purge the inside of the keg with argon. That's how we weld stainless pipe at work. It would help to cut the...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3,329
Views: 2,090,927
Posted By drewbrew82
Here's my ongoing brew setup. I am slowly...

Here's my ongoing brew setup. I am slowly building it up. I am building a HERMS right now. That large tank has a 40 gallon capacity. I got the stainless tank and frame free from work. My goal is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-15-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,727
Posted By drewbrew82
I brewed on Friday and when I went to the brew...

I brewed on Friday and when I went to the brew shop on Saturday, He had just checked in the sweet orange peel. One day late.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-14-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,727
Posted By drewbrew82
I tried a zester last night. that was going to...

I tried a zester last night. that was going to take too long. I ended up using good old cheese shredder. It worked like a champ.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-13-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,727
Posted By drewbrew82
That sounds good with a touch of lemon zest. ...

That sounds good with a touch of lemon zest. Thanks for the advice. Going to give it a try tomorrow.
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