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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-29-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dblee50
I looked at that pot just recently but decided to...

I looked at that pot just recently but decided to go with:
NSF Stainless Steel Stock Pot with Lid, 100 qt, Stock Pots...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,184
Posted By dblee50
I just want to offer my opinion at this point. I...

I just want to offer my opinion at this point. I just upgraded to a 14.5g Blichman conical and a 26g pot from another manufacturer. I had previously been using a plastic conical and it work ok,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-21-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 507
Posted By dblee50
Strained or Open Boil Pot Drain

I just moved to a larger pot due to some logistics concerns. My previous 15g pot setup had a homemade stainless steel cage surrounding a 1/2" pick up tube that worked well. My new pot (26g) setup...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-23-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By dblee50
100 qt pot

Has anyone bought this? If so, any comments?

NSF Stainless Steel Stock Pot with Lid, 100 qt, Stock Pots...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 34,573
Posted By dblee50
I'm about to use gelatin for the first time. It...

I'm about to use gelatin for the first time. It sounds like you don't have to worry about perfectly sanitary water, just warm it up and mix then add to wort? You don't have to boil water first then...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-30-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,390
Posted By dblee50
How to clean aeration stone

How do/should you clean an aeration stone after using it in wort? I generally just wash it in running water and push a little o2 through it then let it dry. Should I use a cleaner or boil it? ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By dblee50
Thanks. As soon as it starts fermenting, I plan...

Thanks. As soon as it starts fermenting, I plan to crank the temp down as low as it will handle.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By dblee50
Ale Yeast in Lager Recipe

Does anyone use ale yeasts with lager recipes? I have a Kirin recipe that I am thinking of using S-05 with, but am not sure what I may end up with. I would ferment at S-05 temps. Any idea of what...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-29-2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By dblee50
I have gotten the 15g tank. Have spent a lot of...

I have gotten the 15g tank. Have spent a lot of time worrying about the bottom. It has a 2" bulkhead fitting at the bottom and I have tried several ways to get to a 1" valve. I have decided to use...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By dblee50
That's what I am planning to do too. The stand...

That's what I am planning to do too. The stand USP sells makes the tank too high to fit in my fermentator, so I plan to construct one that will work. To do that, I need to turn the drain out,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By dblee50
Plumbing Sanitation Question

I'm about to put together a plastic conical fermentator I'm getting from US Plastics. My idea is to bring the drain valve out horizontally. To do so I'll use a 2" nipple, 2" elbow, 2 to 1" reducer,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-29-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,023
Posted By dblee50
Yuri, Sorry, I should have mentioned I read...

Yuri,

Sorry, I should have mentioned I read the threads you referenced, but as you probably know, they don't answer the questions I asked. If I should have tagged on to one of those, I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-29-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,023
Posted By dblee50
US Plastics Fermentor

Has anyone built a conical fermentor out of the US Plastics polyethylene mix and fill tank? ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,451
Posted By dblee50
I'm looking at getting this too. My concern is...

I'm looking at getting this too. My concern is cooling. My fermentator I built originally was desinged to accomodate two 5 gal fermentors, but this will require me rebuilding one or looking at...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-16-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 24,332
Posted By dblee50
Are you using aluminum? Is it less stiff than ss?

Are you using aluminum? Is it less stiff than ss?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-16-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 24,332
Posted By dblee50
Have you tried yours yet? I am wanting to build...

Have you tried yours yet? I am wanting to build a hop screen, but am not sure about the mesh. My bazooka screen is about an 18 x 18, but you talked about a 60 x 40. My bazooka clogs up using...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-20-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By dblee50
Mash Temp High

I'm brewing a 10g IPA. 12 minutes into the mash I noticed I was mashing at my strike temp 164 instead of 152. I have a recirculation system. I adjusted the temp and all is well for now. Is that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-02-2006, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By dblee50
Dry Yeast Starter

Is there any reason to make a starter using dry yeast? I don't mean the warm water, 15 minute prior to pitching, but that into a starter to use later. Would it enable a faster fermentation start?
Forum: General Techniques 11-13-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By dblee50
Fermentation Temp Rise Question

I brewed yesterday and pitched yeast at 72 for an oatmeal stout. Last night it was bubbling, this morning going very well and temp was still around 72. I come home from work this afternoon and the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-17-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,511
Posted By dblee50
These breathable foam stoppers will withstand...

These breathable foam stoppers will withstand boiling or autoclaving temperatures, making them ideal for use in preparing a yeast starter. The honeycomb structure of the foam stoppers will act is a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-16-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,511
Posted By dblee50
Foam Stopper

Has anyone used the foam stopper for fermentation instead of the traditional bubble lock? What is your experience. I have just used one on a starter and it seemed to work ok, but what is the long...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-29-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,881
Posted By dblee50
Mash Out Temp/Sparge Temp

What is the difference in the mash out and sparge temp? After mashing for usually 60 minutes, I raise the temp to the sparge setting and start sparging. Where does mash out temp come into play, or...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-18-2006, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By dblee50
Two Day Brew

I've read of mashing overnight, but can you mash, sparge into your brewpot, then shut down overnight and begin the next day without affecting the beer? That is, start boil the next morning. Just...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-17-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,103
Posted By dblee50
To Sonvolt real helpfull

To Sonvolt


real helpfull
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-14-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By dblee50
Lube residue on orings after teardown

Does anyone have a suggestion on getting the food grade lub off seals after teardown. I soak all my keg parts in oxyclean and have tried other cleaners, but the seals still have a film of the...
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