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Forum: General Chit Chat 09-08-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 84
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Posted By BeerCanuck
Glad to hear the courses are starting well for...

Glad to hear the courses are starting well for you Eric.
It is nice to hear the craft brewing interest developing in Niagara.
I had a chance to check out Silversmith Breweries recently and was...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-28-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 94,184
Posted By BeerCanuck
I was researching an EHLT I am planning to build...

I was researching an EHLT I am planning to build and found this thread.
Awesome
Forum: DIY Projects 01-24-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,533
Posted By BeerCanuck
I wouldn't worry barhoc..the manifold should...

I wouldn't worry barhoc..the manifold should allow for more uniform drainage. I was using the cheap and simple stainless hose for a few years and ran into a few stuck sparges with it as well. The...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-24-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,533
Posted By BeerCanuck
I believe the main reason that my mash got stuck...

I believe the main reason that my mash got stuck or channeling occurs is due to the fine floating mash sediment that settles on top of a mash bed causing a vacuum / channeling at edges. I have not...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-24-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,533
Posted By BeerCanuck
I have had a chance to run 2 brew sessions...

I have had a chance to run 2 brew sessions through the updated manifold. For the most part I am happy with how it has worked out. The press fit is nice when cleaning and the dead space is less than...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-23-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,534
Posted By BeerCanuck
When initially rinsing a keg I usually have my...

When initially rinsing a keg I usually have my hot water supply hose connected to a beer out quick disconnect allowing the beer out assembly on the cornie to be fully backflushed. This also pressure...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-13-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,533
Posted By BeerCanuck
I took apart my bulkhead and notated the various...

I took apart my bulkhead and notated the various components;

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/500/bulkhead_notated.JPG

Cheers;
BeerCanuck
Forum: DIY Projects 01-12-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,533
Posted By BeerCanuck
I have used the cheap and easy stainless hose...

I have used the cheap and easy stainless hose design for a couple of years and decided to upgrade. I tend to fly sparge and was noticing some channeling and also wanted to keep everything 1/2". ...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-06-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,686
Posted By BeerCanuck
Just the kind of info I was looking for

Just the kind of info I was looking for
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,734
Posted By BeerCanuck
I run into the same issue with my BC and I find...

I run into the same issue with my BC and I find giving the mill a running start before dumping the grains in works well.

Cheers;
BeerCanuck
Forum: DIY Projects 10-01-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,354
Posted By BeerCanuck
You probably loose a minimal amount of lupulins...

You probably loose a minimal amount of lupulins in comparison to the process involved with standard hop pellets. ( hops pulverized and pressed vs cone kept mainly intact)

Ever since I started...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-01-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,354
Posted By BeerCanuck
2 ounce hop tubes

After 3 years of growing hops I finally needed a better way of packaging them. I have several pounds this year and wanted to store them to save as much space as possible. I saw another DIY project...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-26-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By BeerCanuck
I have some cornies that look similar; ...

I have some cornies that look similar;
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/BigCornies.jpg
I believe mine hold 54 liters or 14 + gallons (12.25" diameter by 3' in height)

Cheers;...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-22-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By BeerCanuck
My experience repeats most of what has already...

My experience repeats most of what has already been posted previously.
One handy tip I find that works is giving the mill a running start before dumping the malt
into the hopper. Once the mill is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-12-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,875
Posted By BeerCanuck
I am still getting use to using my march pump...

I am still getting use to using my march pump setup;

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/500/medium/MarchPumpCross.jpg

My technique for priming is setting the ouput from the kettle into a...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-22-2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By BeerCanuck
I have tried the silicone hose (pita to install)...

I have tried the silicone hose (pita to install) and silicone caulking (didn't hold up well)
Currently I am testing shrink wrap at the location you point out in the picture ( easy to install and...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-10-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 32,320
Posted By BeerCanuck
Cool setup Radix I already have a filter...

Cool setup Radix
I already have a filter housing and carbon filters that I use to filter water on a brew days. I have never considered using a disposable filter for clarifying beer but it makes...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-30-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 117,920
Posted By BeerCanuck
Very nice brew rig you designed there JonW I...

Very nice brew rig you designed there JonW
I thought I saw the video of your setup on YouTube;
Brewcommune Homebrewer's Club" Brew Day

Well thought out and executed :mug:

BeerCanuck
Forum: DIY Projects 06-13-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,039
Posted By BeerCanuck
Curious to see how the whirlpool runs for you TC....

Curious to see how the whirlpool runs for you TC.
I see what looks to be a return fitting in the top of the kettle? How is this used and the copper pickup tube that rests on the bottom of the kettle...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-22-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,608
Posted By BeerCanuck
I am a big fan of the immersion chillers for the...

I am a big fan of the immersion chillers for the same reasons you have mentioned. I currently use a 50' 1/2" immersion chiller for my 11 gallon batches and I am pleased with the performance. One...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-17-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By BeerCanuck
Big fan of the stainless mesh hose with the...

Big fan of the stainless mesh hose with the spring inside - simple and fail safe
Forum: DIY Projects 05-09-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,980
Posted By BeerCanuck
That configuration works well with whole leaf...

That configuration works well with whole leaf hops since they naturally filter.
On pellet hops if your not using a hop sock the pellets have a tendency to foul most filters. I would forgo the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-26-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,097
Posted By BeerCanuck
Nice build cbraun77s I assume you have the HLT...

Nice build cbraun77s
I assume you have the HLT below the MLT similar to MoreBeer design.
Just wondering if the residual heat when heating the HLT is sufficient to maintain MLT
temperatures? This...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-16-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By BeerCanuck
I had some left over stainless "keychains rings"...

I had some left over stainless "keychains rings" that I took off some quick disconnects. I partially uncoiled the rings to make handles for the new false bottom I purchased;
...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-24-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,802
Posted By BeerCanuck
I use a similiar configuration for my pickup tube...

I use a similiar configuration for my pickup tube in my boil kettle;
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/500/PickupTubeNew.jpg
I use an immersion chiller and this design allows it to sit flat....
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