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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-17-2013, 03:08 PM
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Posted By mikronmagic
I use it all the time, no problem whatsoever. The...

I use it all the time, no problem whatsoever. The line does get a bit more stiff but IMO it isn't brittle at the temps we use it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-15-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By mikronmagic
I second the fermenter. Remove the spear and you...

I second the fermenter. Remove the spear and you have yourself a fantastic stainless fermenter! You can use one of those orange carboy caps, fits pretty nicely on the top lip.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-13-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By mikronmagic
The problem with the jet burners is that the way...

The problem with the jet burners is that the way the jets are designed they require a decent amount of gas flowing through them to pull in the proper amount of air (incorrect gas-air mix causes...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-12-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By mikronmagic
That sure would be tight, it's hard to tell from...

That sure would be tight, it's hard to tell from the picture. Are you looking to buy this online or in the store? If you can physically see it before you buy it, cut out some cardboard circles to see...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-12-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By mikronmagic
I run NG on my setup and did a lot of research...

I run NG on my setup and did a lot of research before I settled on a modified BG14. Those jet burners put out a hell of a lot of heat, but they aren't adjustable. They are also notorious for sooting...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-12-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By mikronmagic
Were these on the clearance rack? If not, it...

Were these on the clearance rack? If not, it looks like someone tried to use them and returned them. You can get fittings that have the solder already in the socket for newbies, but that doesn't look...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By mikronmagic
Cbaddad is right that you could get a great...

Cbaddad is right that you could get a great pipeline going, but the chest freezer might save you some cash on your electric bill.

If you think about it the kegerator will be high 30s to low 40s...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-11-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By mikronmagic
Chris white says in his book that it's beneficial...

Chris white says in his book that it's beneficial to oxygenate at 12 hours. Supposedly it cuts fermentation time down by 25%, but I've never tried it so I can't confirm this.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-30-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By mikronmagic
Gorilla glue is a polyurethane glue so it...

Gorilla glue is a polyurethane glue so it requires moisture to cure. If you spray some on it will cure quicker.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-30-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By mikronmagic
Make sure the hard drive magnet is perfectly...

Make sure the hard drive magnet is perfectly centered on your fan. If the poles aren't centered the stir bar will try to spin out of wack and will always throw the bar.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-29-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By mikronmagic
I've ordered 4 towers from them and only had one...

I've ordered 4 towers from them and only had one issue (perlick faucet wasn't cast perfectly and required some filing to make it not seat correctly - not really their fault).
Sounds like you got...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-28-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By mikronmagic
I ordered my 3d at almost the same time, and he...

I ordered my 3d at almost the same time, and he just shipped it a couple days ago. I can only assume he's overloaded with orders like thargrav said. It sucks to wait almost a month to get the thing,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-28-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By mikronmagic
Obviously you're getting some heat out of your...

Obviously you're getting some heat out of your burner if the one pot is heating alright. Unless you live in a freezer, it must have to do with the fluid flow of the heat with your aluminum pot....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-25-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By mikronmagic
They sell both kinds. One way to check is to...

They sell both kinds. One way to check is to stick it in PBW overnight. If the screw looks really tarnished/dull then it's probably just a nickel plated steel screw. If it looks the same as the rest...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-21-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By mikronmagic
If it's not too late to return the aquarium pump,...

If it's not too late to return the aquarium pump, you could just use bottled oxygen. It's free of bad bugs and will get your saturated O2 to the correct level in about 60 seconds. Chris White (the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-21-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By mikronmagic
I'd suggest putting it in 10-15 minutes before...

I'd suggest putting it in 10-15 minutes before the end of the boil. You could put it in starsan to disinfect it, but there are some advantages to having it in the boil. Jamil Zainasheff and John...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-18-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By mikronmagic
I've just gone through the same problem as you're...

I've just gone through the same problem as you're talking about, here's some things to check:
1. Make 100% sure that the magnet(s) on the fan are centered correctly. This is extremely important
2....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-15-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By mikronmagic
Modifying the BG14s works really well, just have...

Modifying the BG14s works really well, just have to drill the orifice out to 1/8" and it works like a charm.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-14-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By mikronmagic
You might try to remove the air damper entirely...

You might try to remove the air damper entirely and see if that works alright. If it gets better you might consider leaving it off or modifying damper slots.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-13-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By mikronmagic
I have 3 of the BG14s converted to NG and they...

I have 3 of the BG14s converted to NG and they heat things up very quickly. I have about 5" from the burner to the bottom of the keggle so I don't think yours being that close is a bad thing. I did...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-07-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,128
Posted By mikronmagic
I've had both and they operate very differently....

I've had both and they operate very differently. The flow of gas from the high pressure burner is higher than the banjo burner (hence the name). I'm assuming that they rate these burners on the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-06-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By mikronmagic
It's actually not too bad cleaning. Really hot...

It's actually not too bad cleaning. Really hot water + PBW or Oxyclean Free + 24-48 hours soaking time = one very clean keg!

If you're really worried you can even use boiling water, that's the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-06-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By mikronmagic
I used to keg in Sankes for a while, still do on...

I used to keg in Sankes for a while, still do on occasion but they are a bit harder than corny kegs. To remove the spear you're going to need to do a couple things:
1. Vent the gas out of the keg,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-30-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By mikronmagic
When you do calculations about thermal resistance...

When you do calculations about thermal resistance you have to look at two things: thermal conductivity and thickness of the material (there is also contact resistance but that would be minimal in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-28-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By mikronmagic
I have two chugger pumps and have been very happy...

I have two chugger pumps and have been very happy with them so far. March pumps are excellent too, I just liked the stainless heads over plastic.

The way you have your kettle plumbed will make a...
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