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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Spartan1979
I use this pump from Harbor Freight: ...

I use this pump from Harbor Freight:

http://www.harborfreight.com/16-horsepower-submersible-utility-pump-68422-8394.html

I have a 50 foot 1/2" copper IC and it works great.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-01-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Spartan1979
If all it's good for is Bass, then it is a...

If all it's good for is Bass, then it is a paperweight.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-01-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Spartan1979
I think it does a better job with leaf, but...

I think it does a better job with leaf, but pellets are so much easier to come by.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-01-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Spartan1979
That's how mine looks.

That's how mine looks.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-01-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Spartan1979
I looked up the G couplers and they seem to be a...

I looked up the G couplers and they seem to be a larger diameter at the bottom than the one I have.

http://www.kegworks.com/images/product-images/coupler-G-B5.jpg

I'm thinking I got a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-01-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Spartan1979
That's what I'm trying to figure out.

That's what I'm trying to figure out.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Spartan1979
What's the big deal? One beer and they're pretty...

What's the big deal? One beer and they're pretty much done.

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b637/Spartan_1979/2013-07-08%2014.18.06_zpsikp0a9ik.jpg
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-01-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Spartan1979
There's 2 number 2's on the diagram. ...

There's 2 number 2's on the diagram.

https://www.perlick.com/store/webcatpic/215

If you're just talking about the top one, any close will work since it doesn't seal anything. How could it with...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Spartan1979
I have a bottle of Sinamar I used in early 2013...

I have a bottle of Sinamar I used in early 2013 and then again in late 2013. It seemed fine. I still have it, but I've kept it refrigerated the whole time.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-01-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Spartan1979
Why can't you just make a bigger hole in a...

Why can't you just make a bigger hole in a regular lid? Use a step bit or a hole saw.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-01-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Spartan1979
Are you talking about the very top gasket? I...

Are you talking about the very top gasket? I lost one of mine and just found a similar one at Lowes. A #28 O-ring. I think this gasket is just for tension.
Forum: General Techniques 06-30-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By Spartan1979
I just aim for 20 minutes for my 5 gallon...

I just aim for 20 minutes for my 5 gallon batches. I don't mind the lower efficiency to save time. But I could see an hour for 10 gallons.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-29-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Spartan1979
I tried that. It just attracted ants.

I tried that. It just attracted ants.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Spartan1979
I've had no problems with my weldless fittings. ...

I've had no problems with my weldless fittings. I've done all mine like they did at:

http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/kettles-overview

Works great.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By Spartan1979
Heat your mash water in the BK. Then heat your...

Heat your mash water in the BK. Then heat your sparge water in the BK while you drain into a bucket. When the BK is empty, transfer from the bucket to the BK.

I also read somewhere on here that...
Forum: General Techniques 06-23-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By Spartan1979
I love this stuff! I only use it in the boil,...

I love this stuff! I only use it in the boil, but it allows me to walk away from the kettle and clean stuff. It used to be that I had to watch the kettle like a hawk and then spend 2 hours cleaning...
Forum: Brew Science 06-23-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Spartan1979
pH Probe Life

What's a normal life expectancy for a pH probe properly stored and used on room temperature samples? Mine's about 2-1/2 years old now.

Thanks.
Forum: Brew Science 06-23-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By Spartan1979
Smoked Malt and pH

I use EZ Water and my actual results are consistently about .2 pH lower than calculated. No problem, I just adjust my target so I end up where I want.

Anyhow, I brewed a Rauchbier Saturday with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-19-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15,028
Views: 507,669
Posted By Spartan1979
I'm doing a Rauchbier on Saturday. It's the...

I'm doing a Rauchbier on Saturday. It's the first Rauchbier I've brewed. It's based on the Rauchbier that won the category in 2011 at NHC.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Spartan1979
I bought one on ebay. I think I paid around $140...

I bought one on ebay. I think I paid around $140 for it. Decent enough quality for home use.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-10-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,412
Posted By Spartan1979
I have a jacketed mash tun: ...

I have a jacketed mash tun:

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b637/Spartan_1979/20131124_111953_zpscoyw85v9.jpg
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Spartan1979
I had it at their Biergartan in St. Louis...

I had it at their Biergartan in St. Louis recently. I thought it was pretty amazing, but I wouldn't really want a lot of of it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By Spartan1979
Less than an hour each way. I really only do...

Less than an hour each way. I really only do local events. I don't enjoy judging that much to spend money to stay in a hotel.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-09-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Spartan1979
Check out this thread: ...

Check out this thread:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/accuflex-bev-seal-ultra-tubing-problem-381622/

I ordered some of the fittings and they're backordered until 6/19.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Spartan1979
Can somebody tell me what type of coupler this is?

As the title says, I don't what this is. I thought I was buying a Sanke coupler, but apparently it's not.

Thanks.
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