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Forum: DIY Projects 05-13-2010, 12:35 AM
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Posted By HappyValley
Thanks for your input Kevin. Having found RIMS...

Thanks for your input Kevin. Having found RIMS for Dummies (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/rims-dummies-114997/), I believe I'm going to go electric.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-12-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By HappyValley
Yes, I've seen your system, kladue - I guess I...

Yes, I've seen your system, kladue - I guess I didn't put it together in my head that that's exactly what you're doing. My primary goal is to maintain mash temps very accurately. With an insulated...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-12-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By HappyValley
Steam powered RIMS tube?

Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, but has anybody experimented with a steam powered RIMS tube? I saw that Yuri_Rage was mixing steam with water or wort stream to raise temperature. I'm...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,626
Posted By HappyValley
I installed my thermowell low in the cooler, and...

I installed my thermowell low in the cooler, and my probe extends about 4" into the mash. Doing 10 gallon batches also. In the past, I had checked the temp of the Mash at the end of the 60 minute...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,626
Posted By HappyValley
Just to follow up on this - I brewed today with...

Just to follow up on this - I brewed today with my newly installed thermometer in my MLT. Lost 4-5 degrees in the MLT during a 75 minute mash. I'm starting to see the benefit of HERMS!
Forum: DIY Projects 05-08-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,626
Posted By HappyValley
What you guys are describing is basically my...

What you guys are describing is basically my setup: One burner under BK, cooler MLT, and cooler HLT to briefly hold sparge water while collecting first runnings in BK. I'm thinking about adding a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-06-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By HappyValley
I saw that. So what did you pay? Better than...

I saw that. So what did you pay? Better than $30? :p
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By HappyValley
Anyone have experience getting steam hooked up to...

Anyone have experience getting steam hooked up to one of these?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By HappyValley
The issue is that the kettle appears to be mild...

The issue is that the kettle appears to be mild steel lined with stainless. I'm not sure what would happen if you weld stainless to a mild steel/stainless sandwich. I'd guess you'd mix the metals,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By HappyValley
Not sure I follow what you mean here. Pump hot...

Not sure I follow what you mean here. Pump hot water in and out of the jacket?
Forum: DIY Projects 05-04-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,235
Posted By HappyValley
I use a Porta Cable PC1410 Cold Cut Saw. Works...

I use a Porta Cable PC1410 Cold Cut Saw. Works great. I remember paying around $250 for it a few years ago, but they seem to sell for a great deal more now.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By HappyValley
I would agree, except the holes in the side above...

I would agree, except the holes in the side above the jacket look like they'd be extremely hard to weld up. With the straight sides cut off, I calculate the jacketed semi-sphere would hold 30...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By HappyValley
What should I do with this 80 gallon steam kettle?

Hi all,

I just scored a stainless-lined steam kettle on CL for $30, and am wondering what I should do with it... There are some holes in the kettle about an inch above the top of the jacket, so I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,157
Posted By HappyValley
Laboratory cooler on CL

Same idea for sale on CL ($250): German Labratory Chiller for Reef Aquarium, Wine/Beer,etc. (http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/for/1244241222.html)

I've thought about rigging this up to circulate...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-30-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By HappyValley
How long for an infection to show up?

About 9 days ago, as I was pitching yeast into a 6 gallon fermentation bucket, I inadvertently dropped a (unsanitized) rubber band into the wort. I immediately fished it out with sanetized tongs,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-16-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,892
Posted By HappyValley
I had the same issue with my digital meat...

I had the same issue with my digital meat thermometer. First time this happened was testing the water temp of the birth tub my wife was using to deliver our second child at home. Reading went from...
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