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Forum: For Sale 01-16-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By mandoman
where's smithville? I'm in abingdon, va and have...

where's smithville? I'm in abingdon, va and have tons of cornies and connectors and other misc draft stuff. If you're close I'm interested in tap handles and tasting (4 ozish) glassware.

shoot...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-16-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,975
Posted By mandoman
you can counter-current stir-like-mad/reverse...

you can counter-current stir-like-mad/reverse whirlpool to increase efficiency/decrease chill time - it helps a lot, especially in the summer. I used my 25' ic as a backup when my cc got...
Forum: For Sale 10-29-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By mandoman
I thought I had a deal worked out but I'm not...

I thought I had a deal worked out but I'm not sure. If I don't hear back from them I'll let you know.

I found the kegs used from another brewery - finding kegs is difficult and they're still...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-16-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,668
Posted By mandoman
follow up

So i've over-anal-ized my sanitation procedures and started more intense therminator purging, packing it in pbw, and baking it between brews. I still get the band-aidy/medicinally/maybe even green...
Forum: For Sale 10-09-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By mandoman
natural gas ring burners -

32 tip natural gas ring burners just like these:

http://www.cpapc.com/32-Tip-Round-Nozzle-Jet-Burner-P470C244.aspx


I have 3 of them I am going to return to the seller. these have been hard...
Forum: Brew Science 09-11-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,188
Posted By mandoman
32F, 0C - it takes the heat of fusion to make ice...

32F, 0C - it takes the heat of fusion to make ice so the temperature doesn't change but more heat is released as it changes phase - make sense?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-11-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,231
Posted By mandoman
yeast

the most economical ingredient is yeast - it's the only one that increases as you use it. Pay for one batch, be careful, and have yeast for tons more if you brew enough.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-10-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,797
Posted By mandoman
damn the naysayers

we just started a nanobrewery. 1 bbl system, not a pub but a package (keg and growler) brewery. We haven't made our first sale yet but that is just a matter of weeks, certainly by the end of...
Forum: For Sale 08-29-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,323
Posted By mandoman
the sad tale here is that homebrewing equipment...

the sad tale here is that homebrewing equipment doesn't have great resale value in the national market Even keggles that we have to obtain and construct just don't. Homebrewers are savvy folks...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-28-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,947
Posted By mandoman
Williams Brewing

Just wanted to give some props to these guys. I ordered a self priming pump to move beer from my fermenter to kegs and to move cleaners around. THe pump arrived with a cracked (just slightly)...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,877
Posted By mandoman
update

just updating to see if anyone is still interested.

We got our state brewery license this week, a huge milestone and we're almost a 'real' brewery (albeit the smallest in Virginia - our abc agent...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-22-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,086
Posted By mandoman
The Brewing Network.com - Shows and Podcasts: The...

The Brewing Network.com - Shows and Podcasts: The Jamil Show (http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/The-Jamil-Show)
Forum: General Techniques 08-20-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,773
Posted By mandoman
well, squirrel is right. Chill still took about...

well, squirrel is right. Chill still took about 45 minutes but temp to conical was 70 instead of waaay higher. Despite not so much a gain in time I got a huge gain in temperature. Now my guess is...
Forum: General Techniques 08-19-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,773
Posted By mandoman
Lil sparky. OK, I see what you're saying now. ...

Lil sparky. OK, I see what you're saying now. maybe it was the order in which I read your first post but I was missing the point. Therminator takes wort down a big notch more quickly than recirc...
Forum: General Techniques 08-18-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,773
Posted By mandoman
Thanks bobby and sleepy. sleepy, i thought...

Thanks bobby and sleepy.

sleepy, i thought about the ice machine option but we're on the frugal. Using the HLT is intriguing in a BRUTUS kind of way and gives me more to think about. Thanks for...
Forum: General Techniques 08-18-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,773
Posted By mandoman
hmmm. I like parts of those ideas. don't want...

hmmm. I like parts of those ideas. don't want to run wort through my ic really but could try that. Anyone ever put the therminator in an icebath? Somewhere in here is my solution. Thanks for the...
Forum: General Techniques 08-18-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,773
Posted By mandoman
Thanks for the reply, ed. I got the pump from...

Thanks for the reply, ed. I got the pump from you! Ten min isn't enough savings unless i happen to get some dms flavor. I'm willing to bite the bullet if 60 min chill for 40 gallons is what it is,...
Forum: General Techniques 08-17-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,773
Posted By mandoman
chilling 40 gallons with therminator and march pump

During August 2009 with my 75-80 tap water I'm trying to chill 40 gallons of boiling wort by march pumping through a therminator. To assist, I'm using a 25' IC in ice batch to chill the chilling...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-17-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,992
Posted By mandoman
if I remember I'm pretty sure the butterscotch...

if I remember I'm pretty sure the butterscotch went away after a couple of days in that batch. i haven't had it that lasted.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-04-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,668
Posted By mandoman
thanks, kladue. Did just what you said yesterday...

thanks, kladue. Did just what you said yesterday and I did keep getting hop bits in successive purges. I went through 3 heat/purge cycles before it was 'clean'. However, did not see any trub that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-04-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,668
Posted By mandoman
nope, taste is still there.

nope, taste is still there.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-02-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,668
Posted By mandoman
update!

so i checked the first apa today - it's been fermenting 17 days at 66F. The band aid smell is barely detectable and it has no noticable off flavors?! The beer just finished about 5 days ago at my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-01-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By mandoman
sure, but it's much less of a pita to just make 4...

sure, but it's much less of a pita to just make 4 gallon batches
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,668
Posted By mandoman
no iodophor or other iodine products in my brewery

no iodophor or other iodine products in my brewery
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,668
Posted By mandoman
Yeah, I'm still on the friggin' fence about this...

Yeah, I'm still on the friggin' fence about this one. Either it's an infection due to something being nasty that I missed or it's a chlorine reaction in the mash. Next brew is carbon filtered...
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