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Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By jfsp
equally effective, but 3% of the price : ...

equally effective, but 3% of the price :

Luggage scale (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lewis-N.-Clark-Lewis-N.-Clark-Luggage-Scale-with-Weight-Indicator/15861551)
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-06-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By jfsp
Peristaltic pump: flow control

Simple question : How would you control the flow of a DIY peristaltic pump when you don't want to run it at max speed ? I see 3 choices :

1) regulate/reduce the voltage to get lower speeds (would...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-28-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 230,824
Posted By jfsp
You mean's the knob's cover, right ? I was hoping...

You mean's the knob's cover, right ? I was hoping there was another trick to get it off, I already tried to pry the knob's cover off. Will try again, thanks.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-28-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 230,824
Posted By jfsp
A question to anyone who has a similar machine :...

A question to anyone who has a similar machine : how do you remove this kind of pull-and-turn knob ? I hear a rattling sound in my mill from that side, but I can't have access to the mechanism...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-16-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,351
Posted By jfsp
How about this metal drill pump...

How about this metal drill pump (http://www.princessauto.com/pal/product/5770250/Drill-Pumps/Metal-Drill-Pump) ?

No specifications of course, but this might be my cheapest option for now. Metal...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-16-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,351
Posted By jfsp
The price is right, but I'm having doubts it...

The price is right, but I'm having doubts it could handle the 170F max temperature i'd like to circulate in it. The pump you linked to didn't give any operating range, but I found a similar product...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-16-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,351
Posted By jfsp
Cheap non-food-grade hot liquid pump options

I'm looking for a cheap hot liquid pump that would not need to be food-grade or food safe. The idea is to use this pump to circulate hot water in my wort chiller in the mash tun to allow me some...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-31-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By jfsp
[Idea] Thermos (vacuum insulated) immersion BK/LT

This is just an idea for a DIY project, nothing concrete has been done yet, so I apologize if I'm posting in the wrong forum.

Intro: The main problem with heating a large volume of water is that...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-27-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,650
Posted By jfsp
In Czech republic, I had this mead with a...

In Czech republic, I had this mead with a dominant butterscotch taste : Jan Halada Zlata.

http://www.vcelarenihrou.cz/images/jh/jh-zlata.jpg

However, the reviews you'll find are all over the...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-02-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 231,195
Posted By jfsp
Is the Flo-Master Model 56HD still available in...

Is the Flo-Master Model 56HD still available in Homedepot in the US ? North of the border, they may list it in their inventory, but it's stored for the winter season (on the top of the shelves where...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-15-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By jfsp
The actual toolbox I've seen had one big defect :...

The actual toolbox I've seen had one big defect : the plastic ones emitted some chemical smell as if the plastic curing process wasn't complete. That was enough to convince me they weren't food...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-15-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By jfsp
The brewer's toolbox : tackling storage

Mash paddle
Racking cane
Wine thief
Immersion chiller

A brewer's tool set contains many an item that does not fit in most container. The problem of sanitizing long paddles was already solved ...
Forum: General Techniques 11-13-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,334
Posted By jfsp
TIL that degasing is just as important...

TIL that degasing is just as important (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/what-i-learned-nhc-183897/) to yeast then nutrient addition in mead. Now I just need to find out if someone does it by...
Forum: General Techniques 11-13-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,334
Posted By jfsp
That's an idea, although it complicates things a...

That's an idea, although it complicates things a bit :
- I'd need a glass jug since the plastic ones around here are way too thin and I might get oxidation due to the porous material.
-I'd have to...
Forum: General Techniques 11-13-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,334
Posted By jfsp
Reviving an old thread here, but this is the most...

Reviving an old thread here, but this is the most in depth thread I found on the subject.

Great summary Skyforger. I'd like to push the discussion on another aspect : Kraussen.

Lets assume that...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-12-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 48,116
Posted By jfsp
Sulfite intolerance is kind of rare and the...

Sulfite intolerance is kind of rare and the symptoms are far from the headache people attribute to sulfites. We are talking skin rash kind of reactions. AFAIK, sulfite headaches were disproved.

On...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-10-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By jfsp
Heat sensitivity is not a listed disadvantage of...

Heat sensitivity is not a listed disadvantage of Compression fittings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_fitting)
Forum: Cider Forum 11-10-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,400
Posted By jfsp
Watch out, this is not a linear phenomenon : if 6...

Watch out, this is not a linear phenomenon : if 6 hours kills 60% of the yeast, 12 hours won't kill 100%, but 60% + (40%*60%) = 84%.

But you should be able to get more then 60% attenuation in 6...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-08-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By jfsp
When I did my wort chiller, I calculated that...

When I did my wort chiller, I calculated that using silver solder would cost me more then buying solder-less fittings. If you're not planning on soldering other stuff later on, especially if you...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-08-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,109
Posted By jfsp
Here's a link to how much Campden tablets you...

Here's a link to how much Campden tablets you need per gallon based on the pH :

http://www.cider.org.uk/part3.htm

I've followed that rule set (pH 3.5) and used 2 tabs / gal in my batches and...
Forum: American Ale 11-07-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 152,936
Posted By jfsp
From Table 2 of J. Chem. Educ., 2007, 84 (10), p....

From Table 2 of J. Chem. Educ., 2007, 84 (10), p. 1647 :

Average composition of Maple Syrup:

68% sucrose
0.43% glucose
0.30% fructose
31.7% water
2026 mg/L potassium
775 mg/L calcium
Forum: American Ale 11-07-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 152,936
Posted By jfsp
This might sound like heresy, but can you replace...

This might sound like heresy, but can you replace the candi sugar by maple syrup ?

Can you "candi" maple syrup by reboiling it with DAP ?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-01-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By jfsp
Well, I've racked both these batches to secondary...

Well, I've racked both these batches to secondary after delais due to stuck fermentation (Recipe A was stuck at around 1% alcohol content, Recipe B didn't start at all !) Adding some yeast nutriment...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-31-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 230,824
Posted By jfsp
I decided to give a try to the grip tape...

I decided to give a try to the grip tape modification that was proposed before.

I bought some grip tape from "ebuyonebay" on ebay and applied a strip to a single roller. First, I cleaned the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-31-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,280
Posted By jfsp
How easy / hard is it to spray insulate the...

How easy / hard is it to spray insulate the perimeter of the lid from a central hole ?
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