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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2013, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Lost
That's just 6.5 gallons which is barely enough...

That's just 6.5 gallons which is barely enough for a vigorous 4 gal boil... maybe. You're asking for boil overs with a 5 gal batch. I know you said you don't often do 5 gal batches but you need to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Lost
John Palmer recommends "1 tablespoon of bleach to...

John Palmer recommends "1 tablespoon of bleach to 1 gallon of water (4 ml per liter)"

see http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter2-2-3.html

You don't have to rinse at this concentration,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2013, 01:42 AM
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Views: 954
Posted By Lost
While larger than you need and not something that...

While larger than you need and not something that can be placed on a stove, a keg can be had for around $40. If there isn't one for sale already and you're in a rush just place a "wanted" add. I've...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,391
Posted By Lost
I would favor bleach for sanitizing over oxiclean...

I would favor bleach for sanitizing over oxiclean or an "oxyclean-like" product. Oxyclean is just washing soda (sodium carbonate) and sodium percarbonate in a 60-40 ratio supposedly. Sodium...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-13-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Lost
ethanol (vodka) and isopropanol (rubbing alcohol)...

ethanol (vodka) and isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) sanitize best at 60 to 70 percent (120 to to 140 proof). Too strong a concentration like the 90 percent rubbing alcohol well evaporate too quickly....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-09-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Lost
Since you plan on fly sparging you need to think...

Since you plan on fly sparging you need to think about grain bed depth. I do 10 gal batches and that is a lot of beer, I think I'd get tired of the brew by the time I made it through more than that....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-08-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,483
Posted By Lost
Last I heard pbw contained sodium carbonate...

Last I heard pbw contained sodium carbonate (washing soda), sodium percarbonate (breaks down into sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide), sodium metasulicate (available as tsp alternative, use red...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-07-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By Lost
Same here I use a carboy hood and fitting to blow...

Same here I use a carboy hood and fitting to blow co2 directly in to start the siphon with pressure. Its overkill but I figure it avoids oxidation and its really easy to restart if I lose siphon,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-02-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Lost
It can result in temp oscillations or over...

It can result in temp oscillations or over shooting. The idea is to measure the temp of the liquid the pid is actually heating via the element (i.e. the hlt). The temp of the wort exiting the coil...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-02-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Lost
Putting the coil in a small vessel will get you...

Putting the coil in a small vessel will get you faster temp changes if you can live with the trouble of plumbing and heating a fourth vessel. I would add though that the temp probe should be placed...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-01-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,114
Posted By Lost
I bet your crush is too fine. Try making it...

I bet your crush is too fine. Try making it coarser or get a more consistent mill than a corona. Do you have these problems when you have the grain crushed by a LHBS? You could also try adding...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,411
Posted By Lost
No, you don't need a spa panel then. It's...

No, you don't need a spa panel then. It's usually cheaper to buy the spa panel which comes with a gfci breaker than it is to just buy the gfci breaker itself. I know, strange.
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-12-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,411
Posted By Lost
Andy, You can use one pump, just make it a two...

Andy,
You can use one pump, just make it a two tiered setup. I use gravity to drain the hot water out of the HLT but use the pump to recirculate the wort through the coil. You set it up so that...
Forum: General Techniques 04-27-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By Lost
How about lactic acid? That's what I always used...

How about lactic acid? That's what I always used when fly sparging. Never thought about other acids, any difference between them?

I don't suppose it would hurt to watch the ph in a batch sparge...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-21-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,546
Posted By Lost
My experience has been that decoction mashing is...

My experience has been that decoction mashing is not worth the headache and anxiety over hitting target temps. If you're willing to relax and not worry so much about specific temps then it's a fine...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-18-2011, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Lost
To chime in again, I agree.. Heineken is...

To chime in again, I agree.. Heineken is terrible! I will admit though that stuff like natural light (or ice) or the god awful steel reserve is worse, far far worse than bud light, mich ultra, or...
Forum: For Sale 12-16-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Lost
Ron's has the best prices on camco elements....

Ron's has the best prices on camco elements. That's where I bought mine.
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-14-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,007
Posted By Lost
PWM's are inexpensive and can evidently be built...

PWM's are inexpensive and can evidently be built using a 555 timer which can be bought for a few bucks off ebay.

I haven't done this and am not an electrician or an engineer. I have seen others...
Forum: For Sale 12-14-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Lost
Good idea, I'd like to get my hands on one or two...

Good idea, I'd like to get my hands on one or two myself... After you get what you need of course!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-14-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Lost
+1 815 center inlet, brass head. No regrets...

+1
815 center inlet, brass head. No regrets here. Not too terribly pricey either, got it from tesco.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-14-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,436
Posted By Lost
It is bronze or brass either of which presents...

It is bronze or brass either of which presents the usual concerns about lead. I use brass willingly in my rig but I also use some SS stuff as well. For me it depends on the price difference and the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-14-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,436
Posted By Lost
Just throwing this out there: march has a very...

Just throwing this out there: march has a very reasonably priced brass headed high flow center inlet pump. I use it and am quite happy thus far.
Forum: For Sale 12-07-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Lost
Paypal? those are all 1/2"? Full port?

Paypal? those are all 1/2"? Full port?
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-07-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,071
Posted By Lost
cwi, I mean this in the absolute nicest way so...

cwi, I mean this in the absolute nicest way so take this advice as constructive criticism and not as a personal attack. Your attitude here doesn't appear to be winning you any friends. You seem to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-07-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,652
Posted By Lost
You're joking right? I mean it would work on...

You're joking right? I mean it would work on theory but in practice I think the glass carboy would burst. You could do it if you were fermenting in a keg though. Of course you could just naturally...
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