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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-10-2008, 08:35 PM
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It works pretty well. The flow rate drops off at...

It works pretty well. The flow rate drops off at 200 degrees but is still adequate fo use with my plate chiller. I don't think it is powerful enough to use with a whirlpool type setup, but it works...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-30-2008, 04:38 PM
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Posted By fakeghostpirate
i think it will

i think it will
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-21-2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By fakeghostpirate
Yes. The plastic dip tubes are a smaller outer...

Yes. The plastic dip tubes are a smaller outer diameter than the stainless ones. That flange is less than 1/16th of an inch thick it doesn't really put much additional pressure on the spring. If...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-19-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By fakeghostpirate
It looks like you have a pump from your drawings....

It looks like you have a pump from your drawings. Why the three tier system? Also you could use the burner for the BK for the steam generator to avoid using the cooktop since you probably won't be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-19-2008, 12:49 AM
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Posted By fakeghostpirate
I have found a couple kegs with plastic gas dip...

I have found a couple kegs with plastic gas dip tubes. You can toss them and the keg will still work fine.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-12-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By fakeghostpirate
I've mashed about 13 to 14 lbs in my 5 gallon...

I've mashed about 13 to 14 lbs in my 5 gallon mash tun with three batch sparges. To get around a 1070 wort. But that was pretty much maximum capacity. I've since switched to a 10 gallon cooler.;)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-11-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By fakeghostpirate
you can count yeast with a microscope, but to...

you can count yeast with a microscope, but to look for contamination it is better to plate some samples. I think you would need a oil immersion lens somewhere around 400x
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-06-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By fakeghostpirate
PBW works well.

PBW works well.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-05-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By fakeghostpirate
Yeah, it's only rated to 200 degrees. I'm just...

Yeah, it's only rated to 200 degrees. I'm just going to see if it will be suitable. From the material specs it appears it will as long as the motor doesn't overheat. But hey, what's 12 degrees...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-05-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By fakeghostpirate
I think your idea about reboiling might be a good...

I think your idea about reboiling might be a good one. Since it seems that the yeast aren't doing anything, it would insure that anything else won't be able to get a foothold. Plus then you can...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-04-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By fakeghostpirate
cheap pumps on ebay

I just bought a march pump of ebay for $12. They are new and have a Krayton (sp?) housing. Rated for up to 200F temp and pump 3 gpm. Looks like they don't have threaded fittings though. Thought...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-04-2008, 05:23 PM
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Posted By fakeghostpirate
Do any of the brewers using aluminum kettles have...

Do any of the brewers using aluminum kettles have couplings welded in them. I assume you would have to use an aluminum coupler and get the pot TIG welded. Is this correct, or can you weld SS to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-03-2008, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By fakeghostpirate
that's how they measure copper tubing. By outer...

that's how they measure copper tubing. By outer diameter. 50 feet for 5 gallons of wort is plenty.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-27-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,272
Posted By fakeghostpirate
What type of stopper are you suing in your...

What type of stopper are you suing in your carboy? The rubber ones are porous and can harbor bacteria that is almost impossible to get rid of once it is established. The plastic universal ones are...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-12-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,979
Posted By fakeghostpirate
Bravo hops

Anyone know anything about bravo hops? They smell similar to Chinook but I thing they are around 15% AA. I have a couple of oz's to try out and I'm looking for any info I can get before I decide on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-25-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By fakeghostpirate
I too have a five gallon mlt and wish that I had...

I too have a five gallon mlt and wish that I had gone for the 10 gallon. The five works pretty well for lower gravity batches though.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-18-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By fakeghostpirate
success!... sort of

Well 15.5 lbs of grain filled the MLT to the top. I batch sparged twice (drained the cooler three times total) And wound up with almost 6 gallons of wort at around 1.045 SG. The recipe called for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By fakeghostpirate
Large grain bill in a 5gal Igloo MLT

I've been planning on brewing an all grain batch with a larger than usual grain bill (15.5lbs including 1lb of rice hulls) It looks like I'll only be able to ad about 15-16 qts of water and still...
Forum: General Techniques 09-06-2007, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,362
Posted By fakeghostpirate
I don't know how your system is set up but I...

I don't know how your system is set up but I think it will give you more stable temperatures if you leave the temperature sensor out of the liquid you're trying to cool. If you can get the air temp...
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