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Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
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The regulator the LP company installed is low...

The regulator the LP company installed is low pressure. It is against code to run high pressure propane into a residential house. Your burner will operate on high or low pressure but the orface needs...
Forum: For Sale 06-17-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By MaxOut
If your making it to Md anytime soon we could...

If your making it to Md anytime soon we could make a deal, good deal on top notch gear. Good luck on your sale and divorce.


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Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,654
Posted By MaxOut
Stirring not only reduces stratification in the...

Stirring not only reduces stratification in the HERMS pot (not really why I suggested it) but increases heat transfer between the water and the coil significantly. Try it and you will see. Cheers.
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Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,654
Posted By MaxOut
The set up will have plenty of ability to...

The set up will have plenty of ability to maintain mash temps in a cooler MT and ramp up to mash out should be fairly quick depending on the size of your batch. Good luck you should be happy with the...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,654
Posted By MaxOut
$50 Dedicated HERMS

My system was built to maintain temps in an uninsulated MT so thermal mass in my HERMS is what I was looking for. Step mashes where not my priority but can use HERMS and direct fire MT if I want to...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,654
Posted By MaxOut
If your using the HERMS primarily to raise temps...

If your using the HERMS primarily to raise temps for step mashing I would manually control hot plate to be at or near boiling with the lid on to reduce evaporation and use the STC to control the pump...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By MaxOut
Installing Bosch tankless water heater with filter

I love the IHWH and makes brewing easier for sure. You may want to look into converting the unit to Commercial use that will enable temps to 185 degrees. I know with the Rinnai units you can remove a...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-31-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By MaxOut
Q-tip will work fine. I went through a few of...

Q-tip will work fine. I went through a few of them doing each project.


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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-31-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 30,003
Posted By MaxOut
Sweet, Have you put the brite tank to work yet?...

Sweet, Have you put the brite tank to work yet? Thats one pretty tank! How do you plan to chill it. Just curious why you chose to use a chiller/coil combo to cool your fermenters verses a chamber?...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-31-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By MaxOut
Here is a small battery charger with clips for...

Here is a small battery charger with clips for $7.00 at Harbor Freight.

http://t.harborfreight.com/automatic-battery-float-charger-42292.html




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Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By MaxOut
How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated)

If you have a automotive battery charger it works great and has alligator clips on it. Set it on the lower settings if adjustable. You don't need to destroy a good power adapter and determine...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 30,003
Posted By MaxOut
The Glacier tanks are built very well and come...

The Glacier tanks are built very well and come with all hardware needed to use. They do specialize in larger tanks and not much value in the smaller ones. For $300.00 more you can get a 25 gallon....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 30,003
Posted By MaxOut
For some reason the thread is locked and I cannot...

For some reason the thread is locked and I cannot go back and edit previous post.

I will look into it further and update the list on the first page if I get opened back up.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-20-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By MaxOut
How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated)

I just used an ice pick to scratch a small mark on the kettle at each gallon all 60 of them. I used 100 degree F water measured by volume and its close enough for making good beer consistently. As...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-12-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By MaxOut
How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated)

Not really true it takes a combination of voltage and amps to kill you. Actually a car battery charger works great and is what I used to do my etching. The charger all ready has the alligator clips...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By MaxOut
You can buy LEDs that work on AC or DC current....

You can buy LEDs that work on AC or DC current. They draw little current and would be wired in parallel with the fan, compressor ect. So when fan is on LED is on etc.


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Forum: DIY Projects 03-09-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By MaxOut
How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated)

What voltage did you use? What was your salt to vinegar ratio? The commercial kits I've seen for etching use 4.5 volts for steel and 1.5 volts for silver so apparently specific voltage plays a role....
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By MaxOut
If you connect both wires to the keg you would...

If you connect both wires to the keg you would just have a short between them. Electricity takes the shortest path to ground. You could scale up the Q-tip to a foam paint brush, the power source to a...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By MaxOut
Sanitation is a non issue on the Hot side of the...

Sanitation is a non issue on the Hot side of the brewery. This thread refers specifically to etching a kettle. General cleaning will be more than enough. If you plan on etching anything used in the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By MaxOut
Added a beer mug.184205 Sent from my...

Added a beer mug.184205


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Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By MaxOut
How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated)

Worked great!!184204
Used my 6 amp battery charger and when it really got sizzling it only draws 2 amps.

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Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By MaxOut
I just got a vinyl cutter and now I have...

I just got a vinyl cutter and now I have something new to print. By the way an automotive battery charger makes a great power source and all ready has alligator clips.


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Forum: DIY Projects 02-13-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,970
Posted By MaxOut
New conical set up, what do you think?

I harvest as much as 1 gallon yeast at a time directly from the cone of my 30 gallon fermenter and rarely loose more than a few ounces of beer. If I was really concerned I could decant it back into...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,537
Posted By MaxOut
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Forum: DIY Projects 02-10-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,970
Posted By MaxOut
I agree the sight glass is useful. When I brew...

I agree the sight glass is useful. When I brew big lagers I can fill 4 quarts when harvesting yeast. Besides we as home brewers do a lot of things that would seem over done to many pro brewers....
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