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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-15-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,051
Posted By HomebrewJeff
What I don't like about the burner is that top...

What I don't like about the burner is that top lip that extends above the kettle. You would probably have to make some modifications if you wanted to use a larger pot.

For what it's worth, the 3...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-08-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By HomebrewJeff
Fermentation Chamber Design Considerations

I'm planning on rebuilding my ferm chamber this winter, and was hoping to get a collection of tips and "nice to haves" when planning it out. The basic design would be:


Square or rectangular...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-08-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,171
Posted By HomebrewJeff
This is a tricky topic, and I do not believe you...

This is a tricky topic, and I do not believe you can generalize it in terms of "5 gallon buckets" or maybe even "Homer buckets". Who knows where the buckets come from at a California store vs one in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-08-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,236
Posted By HomebrewJeff
It doesn't really matter if it's wine or beer or...

It doesn't really matter if it's wine or beer or anything, it's all about the pressure difference.

It's true that during primary fermentation "air tight" storage isn't needed, or desired......
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-08-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
Posted By HomebrewJeff
If you are doing full boils, I'd suggest 50' of...

If you are doing full boils, I'd suggest 50' of 1/2" refer... it may be a bit big, but it will chill in no time, and future proof any move up to 10 gallon batches.
Forum: General Techniques 08-02-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By HomebrewJeff
Assuming we are talking 5 gallons here, and no...

Assuming we are talking 5 gallons here, and no stir plate, I would skip the "step up" for 1.075-.90 and just do a 1 gallon starter. Adding a stir plate would make the starter size needed quite a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-02-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By HomebrewJeff
When you say "bad", how does it taste? You...

When you say "bad", how does it taste?

You could get an infection at any point in the process (after the boil), so it's anyone's guess. About the only thing you can do is (next time) go through...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-02-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By HomebrewJeff
It really depends on how badly scratched the...

It really depends on how badly scratched the buckets are. StarSan will work great on the surface of the bucket, but if there a lot of scratches, you may have a difficult time sanitizing it properly.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-02-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By HomebrewJeff
I used a 30qt alum pot for my BK for quite a...

I used a 30qt alum pot for my BK for quite a while... it can be a pain, but it's certainly possible. I'm not a big fan of the 5gal round coolers, and think something larger (i.e. 48qt IceCube...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-02-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By HomebrewJeff
Only 80%, eh? :D I would say that 80%+ would be...

Only 80%, eh? :D I would say that 80%+ would be really good.

Check out How to Brew - Appendix D - Building a Mash/Lauter Tun (http://www.howtobrew.com/appendices/appendixD.html) for some...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-02-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,201
Posted By HomebrewJeff
How much work are you willing to do on your own? ...

How much work are you willing to do on your own? You could very easily make a wood box out of some 2x4s and plywood to raise the burner up to the height you need. Even a sturdy table or a deck...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-01-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,056
Posted By HomebrewJeff
Before you order online, do a price check with...

Before you order online, do a price check with Lowes / Home Depot. Depending on what you get, and factoring in shipping, I've found the prices comparable if not cheaper at the store.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-30-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,700
Posted By HomebrewJeff
I paid about $12 for 3 queen size metal bed...

I paid about $12 for 3 queen size metal bed frames at garage sales. :)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-30-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,760
Posted By HomebrewJeff
mold is going to start if the tubing is dirty or...

mold is going to start if the tubing is dirty or has water trapped in it. Rather than rolling it up, hang the tubing up so it's as vertical as possible. If there is any water left, it should drip...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,991
Posted By HomebrewJeff
+1 This the way I did it for quite a while...

+1 This the way I did it for quite a while actually.

Personally, I don't think the plexiglass case probably is going to really help all that much. You will want a work area with no air...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,515
Posted By HomebrewJeff
Are you sure about those dimensions? 20Wx20D......

Are you sure about those dimensions? 20Wx20D... are you really going to be able to fit 3 fermenters in there.. that seems kind of small, unless you are using cornys.

As far as insulation, I'd use...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-26-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By HomebrewJeff
I agree, except with the "industrial strength...

I agree, except with the "industrial strength cleaner" part... You may do more harm then good, as who knows what people might be able to obtain in regards to industrial cleansers.

Make sure the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-26-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By HomebrewJeff
Personally, my vote would be to use a bottle tree...

Personally, my vote would be to use a bottle tree and a no rinse sanitizer. It only takes a few minutes to sanitize the batch of bottles, and you won't have any concerns with the heating / cooling...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-26-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,587
Posted By HomebrewJeff
That actually made me chuckle... there are very...

That actually made me chuckle... there are very few things that homebrewers agree on, 100% anyway. That's one of the benefits of being a homebrewer, I can do what I want. As I said earlier,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-26-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,876
Posted By HomebrewJeff
Ha... I'm in it to save money, and I'm still not...

Ha... I'm in it to save money, and I'm still not convinced that you can't. This post being a good example, Sure you are going to have equipment costs, but over time... you are going start saving. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By HomebrewJeff
Got a part number for the fitting?

Got a part number for the fitting?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By HomebrewJeff
I've never heard of clean "enough"... only...

I've never heard of clean "enough"... only "clean". If the bottles are dirty, you won't be able to sanitize them properly. My process was always to assume something was dirty, until I cleaned it.
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Forum: DIY Projects 07-24-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,196
Posted By HomebrewJeff
The big problem is having to drill all of the...

The big problem is having to drill all of the holes. :) I bolted mine together with bed frames. It's been a few years now, and I've never had to tighten the bolts, and it's plenty strong. Total...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-21-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By HomebrewJeff
There have been rumors that the heat / cool cycle...

There have been rumors that the heat / cool cycle of the dishwasher isn't good for the bottles (i.e. weakening them). I would not recommend using the dishwasher for cleaning the bottles, but it...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-16-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,559
Posted By HomebrewJeff
Jeremiah - Was the 1oz/tube limit based on any...

Jeremiah - Was the 1oz/tube limit based on any specific restriction of the tubing (i.e. cost) or the servo? Most IPAs and maybe even some 10 gallon batches of pale ales would probably exceed this...
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