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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2013, 05:46 PM
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Posted By thebigo
I am told by Teltru.com that THEIR thermometers...

I am told by Teltru.com that THEIR thermometers must protrude at least 2" into the vessel. There is a mark two inches up the stem on some of their thermometer...this is the minimum immersion point...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2013, 05:35 PM
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Posted By thebigo
That is a great experiment. Thank you! I'll try...

That is a great experiment. Thank you! I'll try it tonight & then post it. If anyone has any more experience notes on this post em ;)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2013, 02:03 PM
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Posted By thebigo
ANYBODY? echoooooooo

ANYBODY? echoooooooo
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-10-2013, 03:09 PM
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Views: 664
Posted By thebigo
anyone have any experience with the length of the...

anyone have any experience with the length of the stem that should protrude into the vessel?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-09-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By thebigo
Thermometer stem length

I am getting two more sight gauge/thermometer combos from weldeless fittings. My question is how long must the thermometer probe protrude into the pot (not how long should the probe be).

1) HOW...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,928
Posted By thebigo
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I'm sure you already have it going but non-the-less you have said it correctly. The black goes unused unless you are trying to turn on a heater.
Forum: Mead Forum 07-24-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By thebigo
could you give a quick explanation as to HOW the...

could you give a quick explanation as to HOW the sulfites help with oxidation?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-17-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,254
Posted By thebigo
I had the same scale problem on my equipment. ...

I had the same scale problem on my equipment. Happened two ways:

1) left PBW soaking in my fermenter for a month before I got around to it.

2) soaked 120 bottles too long in oxiclean.

After...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-26-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By thebigo
Bottling after a LONG secondary

How long can a beer sit in a secondary before additional yeast must be added to carb the bottles?

I have an IPA that I want to dry hop and am worried that if it sits too long in the secondary all...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-26-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,684
Posted By thebigo
This sounds like the way to do it along with not...

This sounds like the way to do it along with not letting the temperature rise too much. Minimize the slosh room. But I ask you, how would you go about carbing before in the keg?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-06-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By thebigo
Here we go...Have had some success with the...

Here we go...Have had some success with the fermenters. Remember all that scale on the interior of the fermenters I was telling you about? Got it removed without having to scrub.

SOLUTION: RO...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-04-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By thebigo
Gotcha...so hard water uses up the chelating...

Gotcha...so hard water uses up the chelating agents and leaves less to encapsulate the minerals on the glass.

It seems like the chelating agents are needed in addition to the surfactants to get...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-04-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By thebigo
So...the fermenter with RO water and PBW seems to...

So...the fermenter with RO water and PBW seems to have come clean and the other did not. I emptied the RO/PBW solution into the other fermenter and we will see if this was the solution (the RO...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-04-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By thebigo
So I did some measurements on my water and found...

So I did some measurements on my water and found that my cold tap water has TDS of 144ppm and the hot side (runs through the HWH) has TDS of 151. I got an RO system and put RO water in one fermenter...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-31-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By thebigo
My TDS (total dissolved solids) in the tap water...

My TDS (total dissolved solids) in the tap water are ABOUT 330ppm, I have a green thumb and a TDS meter. I have not tried CLR and may be the next thing to try.

Before I try CLR I will try the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-31-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By thebigo
I heard that dishwashing detergents have a...

I heard that dishwashing detergents have a compound in them that leaves something to be desired. At this present moment I fail to think of the thread I read it on but will get back.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-31-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By thebigo
It is the result of the cleaning solutions. ...

It is the result of the cleaning solutions.

1) the fermenters were left with PBW solution in them for too long and developed a haze scale.

2) the bottles were left with oxy clean solution for 2...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-30-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By thebigo
Cleaning...at the end of my rope

I have been having a hard time cleaning these bottles and fermenter, spent so much time trying dozens of tips and techniques, days researching and looking up answers. I have done my homework but...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-30-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By thebigo
Cleaning...at the end of my rope

I have been having a hard time cleaning these bottles and fermenter, spent so much time trying dozens of tips and techniques, days researching and looking up answers. I have done my homework but...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-30-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,277
Posted By thebigo
used some goo b gone...but will try those...

used some goo b gone...but will try those suggestions on some other bottles. thanks everyone
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-30-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,277
Posted By thebigo
Brillo Pad scratches Glass

So I used a brillo pad to get off the rest of the label glue and it scratched the glass of the bottle. Didn't see that one coming. Lesson learned.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-27-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,150
Posted By thebigo
I also noticed my starsan got cloudy after...

I also noticed my starsan got cloudy after cleaning with oxiclean. SO...I switched to a less expensive vinegar solution and am saving starsan for bottling day.

I'm still having trouble with...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-21-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By thebigo
Anyone: please correct me if I am wrong.

Anyone: please correct me if I am wrong.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-21-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By thebigo
I never had an issue with this scale when I used...

I never had an issue with this scale when I used PBW...but on a side note I may start rinsing with vinegar even after cleaning with PBW (1 reason):

1) I want to make sure there is no cleaner on my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-21-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By thebigo
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/pbw-same-oxyclean-...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/pbw-same-oxyclean-86475/

So I just read this thread and found an answer to my frustration. My .02 is that I have always used PBW and never had the FRUSTRATION of...
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