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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By bob352
Is the freezer empty? If so, try with a...

Is the freezer empty?
If so, try with a fermenter filled with water and tape the probe
to the side of the fermenter.
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Posted By bob352
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Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-10-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By bob352
0.07 gallons/lb absorption is a common default...

0.07 gallons/lb absorption is a common default value for biab.
For a hard squeeze it is probably too high.

Bob
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-10-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By bob352
Instead of an option I did a quick hack and...

Instead of an option I did a quick hack and created a new calculator.

http://www.copycalc.com/bob/BIAB%20Fixed%20Boil%20Off

I also added an "Evaporation Rate" result. So if you change your...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-09-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By bob352
Cool. Glad you like it. Bob

Cool.


Glad you like it.

Bob
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-30-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By bob352
Yes, that will work. Use the menu to the left...

Yes, that will work.
Use the menu to the left of the calculator. "File > Save" will
save the data. And of course "File > Open" will retrieve it.

Another way is to use the "Summary" tab on the...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-30-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By bob352
Let me know if I can help with understanding the...

Let me know if I can help with understanding the features.
Or any improvements in general.

HBT won't let you embed raw html into forum posts.
Maybe someday if these online calculators become...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-30-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By bob352
BIAB water calculator

I created a brew in a bag online calculator for determining mash water amount and temperature.

http://www.copycalc.com/bob/BIAB

This is a simple calculator much like the other biab calcs out...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-26-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By bob352
This is what I do. Only takes a couple of...

This is what I do.
Only takes a couple of minutes.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-26-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By bob352
I use the bb brand stoppers. They are not...

I use the bb brand stoppers.
They are not cheap, but they work really well.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-20-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By bob352
Your floating thermometer probably has good...

Your floating thermometer probably has good repeatability at mash temps.

Many folks report similar problems with mechanical thermometers.

If you are not doing some kind of automated...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-11-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By bob352
Yes, those are the three to get. Not included...

Yes, those are the three to get. Not included with the meter.

I also got a cleaning solution that I rinse the probe in.
No idea if it is adding any value.

Bob
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-11-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By bob352
Yes, I wanted the auto temperature compensation. ...

Yes, I wanted the auto temperature compensation.
I cool the sample first, to any temp below 80 F.

Yes, it has a separate stainless probe on a cable
the same length as the pH probe. Easy to use.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-10-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By bob352
I have had the MW102 for almost a year. Works...

I have had the MW102 for almost a year.
Works great. Original probe. No plans to replace.
Bob
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-10-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By bob352
+1 for the dipstick

+1 for the dipstick
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By bob352
I have found phosphoric acid to be a little...

I have found phosphoric acid to be a little tricky to use.
Sometimes I get wide pH swings with small amounts.
In other words: non-linear response

pH response to lactic acid seems more...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-03-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By bob352
Hard to find food grade phosphoric acid. I got...

Hard to find food grade phosphoric acid.
I got mine from http://www.dudadiesel.com
Just an fyi. I think acidulated malt and/or lactic acid are better choices.

Bob
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-02-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By bob352
I find Palmer's calculations hard to follow. ...

I find Palmer's calculations hard to follow.
Not that he is wrong, just that his writing style does not
mix well with my reading style.
But eventually I can figure it out.
His formulas match...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-02-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By bob352
Do you have a pH meter? If not, really should get...

Do you have a pH meter? If not, really should get one.

Use acidulated malt, lactic acid, or phosphoric acid for lowering pH.
Use minerals and salts for flavor.
I have used both lactic acid and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-30-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,341
Posted By bob352
I wrote a no-sparge calculator also: ...

I wrote a no-sparge calculator also:

http://www.copycalc.com/bob/NoSparge

I updated the first post in this thread also with the link.

This is the "traditional" style of no-sparge with two...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-28-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By bob352
Sounds like a reasonable fix. Depending on how...

Sounds like a reasonable fix. Depending on how you sparge,
the lost wort should be pretty thin.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-26-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By bob352
I had the same problem with the 3 piece ball...

I had the same problem with the 3 piece ball valves.
A vendor said they were trying to source a valve that would
completely encapsulate the ball. So no dead space when the valve is closed.
But I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-26-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By bob352
For DIY, welded just is not practical. Too hard...

For DIY, welded just is not practical.
Too hard to find a welder that can do sanitary tig welds for cheap.
Too easy to end up with a crappy weld.
Not fatal on a brew pot but fatal on a fermenter....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-26-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By bob352
High temp silicone hose as a gasket sounds like a...

High temp silicone hose as a gasket sounds like a winner.
Rice hulls will improve the flow which might reduce the vacuum the pump is
drawing below the false bottom. I use rice hulls and like them....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-25-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By bob352
all grain boil kettle calculator

A common question when a homebrewer switches from extract
to all grain is "what boil kettle to get".
There are an amazing number of choices.
In an attempt to help filter the choices I created a...
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