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Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-07-2014, 04:20 PM
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Posted By ScubaSteve
Recircing is going to be your #1 fix. You could...

Recircing is going to be your #1 fix. You could also have the wort outlet go into a mesh bag as you recirc back on top....sort of a double filter.

Then there's making sure you get a good hot...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-01-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By ScubaSteve
Of the two, the CFC will be lower maintenance and...

Of the two, the CFC will be lower maintenance and require less pre-filtering equipment/techniques. But, it will still harbor stuff in nooks and crannies you can't reach. I would go for the CFC if you...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-29-2014, 12:39 PM
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Views: 64,501
Posted By ScubaSteve
This is awesome...probably a first! Why didn't I...

This is awesome...probably a first! Why didn't I think of that???

I would be really interested in seeing:

1. A nylon bag that has been used for some time (to see if they melt and thus clog more...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-24-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
It takes a LOT of practice and dedication to...

It takes a LOT of practice and dedication to learning from your mistakes...especially TIG. I am betting pretty comfortable with fusion welding and was really happy with how the endcaps turned...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-24-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
Hadn't considered a base, I was just thinking...

Hadn't considered a base, I was just thinking about mounting it to my brewing rig, which is made from strut and has all sorts of possibilities. But I have seen those convoluted cfc chiller "caddies"...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-24-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By ScubaSteve
Yep...used a spade bit. Sent from my...

Yep...used a spade bit.



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Forum: DIY Projects 03-23-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
And the unit fully assembled.

And the unit fully assembled.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-23-2014, 11:32 PM
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Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
And some more closeups. I actually soldered the...

And some more closeups. I actually soldered the water fittings on just because it would be too hard to weld.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-23-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
All right brewers...hold onto your beers! It is...

All right brewers...hold onto your beers! It is complete!!!! Just gotta test it, which will happen in the next few weeks when I brew. In these pics, you can see that I machined down the camlocks and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-22-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,133
Posted By ScubaSteve
I skimmed back through this thread....did I miss...

I skimmed back through this thread....did I miss any suggestions for low pressure steam? If you could boil the wort by pushing steam through the jacket WITH THE OUTLET COMPLETELY UNRESTRICTED, you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,927
Posted By ScubaSteve
The strongest effect on flavor is how beer is...

The strongest effect on flavor is how beer is fermented, aged, etc. If you can manage those variables and are using quality extract, I see no reason why you couldn't make great beer. You might even...
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 03-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By ScubaSteve
I grew up in Aurora, not far from Greenwood...

I grew up in Aurora, not far from Greenwood Village. Denver is a big place, even bigger if you don't want to drive....it is really spread out. The suburbs are a pretty big area in themselves. There...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-19-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
It sure is expensive! I got the uncoated wire in...

It sure is expensive! I got the uncoated wire in small amounts from Ebay, and that's probably cheaper for the small stuff. I have also used the coated stuff and it is a major PITA.

As far as the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-19-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
Thanks! It was a real learning experience. I just...

Thanks! It was a real learning experience. I just knew I couldn't live with the crusty, rusty mess I had before.

No need to be jealous, lol. Most of this stuff I came upon by chance and snatched...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-19-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
It was Safety-Silv 45, with the black hi temp...

It was Safety-Silv 45, with the black hi temp flux. I know I went a little overboard, but it is really difficult to see what you're doing when the flux is crusty, etc. The perfectionist in me wants...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
And here's some more progress...I brazed...

And here's some more progress...I brazed everything together....then polished everything up. Phew...lots of work! Next, I'll be working on the end caps and putting the water fittings on.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-16-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
CLICK FOR VIDEO!!!! ...

CLICK FOR VIDEO!!!!


http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u76/hawkie333/HOMEBREWING/TUBE%20AND%20SHELL%20HEAT%20EXCHANGER/th_P1050450_zpsbbbf258b.jpg...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-16-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
So here's the latest progress....I actually did...

So here's the latest progress....I actually did stick it in the lathe (got a bigger lathe...not for this project, just cuz' it was an awesome deal). A little bit of runout, but not too bad.

I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-14-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,133
Posted By ScubaSteve
Interesting concept....seems like the system is...

Interesting concept....seems like the system is totally useable for someone who brews every other week. Primary fermentation actually doesn't take too long if you pitch properly....transferring to...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
Something else worth mentioning....the head is a...

Something else worth mentioning....the head is a "duplex" style...it swivels down for vertical milling. The only current limitation is as you describe....being able to position the vise so I can use...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-11-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By ScubaSteve
You're right... But as mentioned, they have many...

You're right... But as mentioned, they have many uses!


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Forum: DIY Projects 03-10-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
I actually do have a pretty large chunk of 1/2"...

I actually do have a pretty large chunk of 1/2" steel plate...long enough and probably wide enough. It was part of an old machine acquisition, full of holes tapped for mounting this, that, and the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-09-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
Yeah, this particular vise is too wide....and it...

Yeah, this particular vise is too wide....and it doesn't have mounting holes fore/aft. I got a pretty good deal on it, considering it is a Kurt and shipping is usually the dealbreaker. It's probably...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-08-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,249
Posted By ScubaSteve
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u76/hawkie333/H...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u76/hawkie333/HOMEBREWING/TUBE%20AND%20SHELL%20HEAT%20EXCHANGER/th_P1050446_zps89451e8f.jpg...
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