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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By polo_check
They swapped it without a problem today. Thanks.

They swapped it without a problem today. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-23-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By polo_check
So this just happened...

I had a full 5# bottle of CO2 sitting in my house next to my kegerator. All of a sudden the PRV went off and depressurized the tank in about 15 seconds. Sounded like a jet engine in the house. My...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-12-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By polo_check
Yeah. Still visibly bubbling on the surface. I...

Yeah. Still visibly bubbling on the surface. I will check the gravity in a couple days and see how it measures. I was just wondering how long most people left a stout or sweet stout in the primary....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-12-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By polo_check
Chocolate Milk Stout Gravities

Made a Chocolate Milk Stout a week ago. I was about to transfer to secondary but after checking the gravity I don't think I've hit the right numbers yet. Here are my gravities:

Measured OG: 1.058...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-13-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,323
Posted By polo_check
Just completed my first batch with this manifold...

Just completed my first batch with this manifold which is my first all-grain batch period. I got 79% mash efficiency.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-05-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,323
Posted By polo_check
Nice. I like the copper pipe all the way to the...

Nice. I like the copper pipe all the way to the spigot. Do you just turn your ball valve to thread thread the manifold on or will you just leave that piece unsoldered?
Forum: DIY Projects 01-05-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,323
Posted By polo_check
The simple answer? "Because it just does." If you...

The simple answer? "Because it just does." If you want to learn the science behind it just search for "siphon effect" on google. Prepare to be amazed.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-05-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,323
Posted By polo_check
I have my slots facing down and have only 2 cups...

I have my slots facing down and have only 2 cups dead space when I use a hose on the outside ball valve, creating a siphoning effect. Without the hose I have about 3/4 gallon left. With steel mesh I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By polo_check
I'm sure. I'm just looking to see what...

I'm sure. I'm just looking to see what homebrewers tend to keep in their inventories. I wouldn't say I tend to brew a certain style of beer. If I had to narrow it down I would have to choose American...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By polo_check
Beginners All-Grain Inventory

I'm starting all grain batches soon. I would like to build an inventory of grain, hops, and maybe yeast. The question is what kind and how much is a good amount to start with. What would be a good...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,323
Posted By polo_check
The only reason I have it is because if you have...

The only reason I have it is because if you have the outflow next to the spigot it will be really hard to put the hose on and get the manifold out of the cooler. You could remedy this by using a...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,323
Posted By polo_check
How long did you make your cross bars? Somehow I...

How long did you make your cross bars? Somehow I calculated the length wrong (geometry use to be my strong point). I calculated an 8.5" square. I measured that my 90* fittings added .75" to the...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,323
Posted By polo_check
Very similar. Almost made it the same way but...

Very similar. Almost made it the same way but after reading Palmers How to Brew online it said that you get better efficiency if you have your cross bars parallel to the valve. I know mine is a...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,323
Posted By polo_check
I have high temp tubing on order. Just used that...

I have high temp tubing on order. Just used that to test flow and how much liquid is left in the bottom. Less than 2 cups when you attach a hose to the external barb on the ball valve.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,323
Posted By polo_check
As Promised...

As Promised...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,323
Posted By polo_check
Updated Rubbermaid 10 Gallon MLT w/ copper manifold build

I know there are some great DIY builds on these 10 gallon rubbermaid coolers. Most I've seen are 3/8" valves. I wanted a 1/2" so it would be the same size as the manifold. Also included is an updated...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By polo_check
Yep. Already got iodine at the house.

Yep. Already got iodine at the house.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By polo_check
I have a LHBS that I use some. I've been getting...

I have a LHBS that I use some. I've been getting my extract kits from northern brewer lately. Is there a reason I should use my LHBS over NB? I figure that if I order the same kit a couple of times i...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By polo_check
Recommendations for 1st All Grain

Just got all my equipment together. I'm thinking a Chocolate Milk Stout kit from northern brewer. Suggestions? Opinions? Words of Wisdom?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By polo_check
In conway to be exact here's the link: ...

In conway to be exact here's the link:

http://littlerock.craigslist.org/for/2774140725.html
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By polo_check
Hoping so. Anyone in central arkansas interested...

Hoping so. Anyone in central arkansas interested he still has 5 cornies, 5 carboys, 10 gallon cooler mashtun, and a nice 4 tap tower with perlick faucets.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By polo_check
Good Deal?

I purchases these off of Craig's List today. Paid $300. Pumped about going all grain!


42105

If you cant see it all here's a list:

Keggle with ball valve
Mash paddle
Jet style burner
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,098
Posted By polo_check
I purchased the Williams brewing kit about 2...

I purchased the Williams brewing kit about 2 years ago and couldn't be happier with it. By far it is the best bang for your buck. You don't realize how nice a spigot on your kettle is until you have...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-21-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By polo_check
Forgot to add end of boil hops...

Brewing a Norther Brewer Sinistral Warrior IPA Extract.

Hop additions:
1oz Magnum (60 min)
1oz Centennial (15 min)
1oz Cascade (15 min)
2oz Warrior (0 min)

I forgot to add the 2oz of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-03-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 30,210
Posted By polo_check
I just ordered 2 kegs from bvrgelements.com. I...

I just ordered 2 kegs from bvrgelements.com. I got the ones with broken handles. $27 a piece after shipping. I've been looking on Craig's list for a couple of months in about a 200 mile radius with...
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