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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By oakbarn
Either Oxiclean Free or like SUN Oxygen cleaner. ...

Either Oxiclean Free or like SUN Oxygen cleaner. But only soak for a few hours. If you leave it longer you get a film on your equipment. Heated water and Oxiclean seem to cause this film more but...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-14-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By oakbarn
We do much the same except that I run 180 degree...

We do much the same except that I run 180 degree water from my HLT through the plate chiller for 30 minutes and then at end of boil run HOT wort to whirlpool in the BK for about 5 minutes. I do not...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-11-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By oakbarn
Flow rate is not as good as a water hose here. ...

Flow rate is not as good as a water hose here. The IC or the plate chiller also act to slow down flow. The pumps with ice water are sufficient to cool the wort, but with a plate chiller you may...
Forum: Brew Science 07-08-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By oakbarn
Look at this thread: ...

Look at this thread:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/emulating-burton-trent-water-129344/

Also
http://www.howtobrew.com/section3/chapter15-2.html

BtW: The PH seems too high. Check that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-08-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By oakbarn
I have all the fancy triclamps and came to...

I have all the fancy triclamps and came to realize after so many $$ that the "hot" side does not need the sanitizing that the "cool" side does. You must have the Brew Kettle clean and no "junk" left...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-06-2014, 07:29 PM
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Posted By oakbarn
fREEE!

fREEE!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-06-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By oakbarn
Link to Tri Clamp to NPT. Also available as...

Link to Tri Clamp to NPT. Also available as female

https://www.brewershardware.com/1.5-Tri-Clover-X-1-2-Male-NPT.html

Butterfly valves
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-06-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By oakbarn
You can get a Tri Clamp to NPT fitting from...

You can get a Tri Clamp to NPT fitting from Brewer's Hardware. They also have Butterfly valves. Sanitation is not the issue if your Mash Tun is already NPT. The Butterfly valve will be easier to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-06-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By oakbarn
We use a small Lowe's Unitech 1/6 HP and a...

We use a small Lowe's Unitech 1/6 HP and a trashcan filled with ice water. If you can get the water to about 48 degrees or lower it works better. We use a Duda Diesel Plate Wort Chiller (we also...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By oakbarn
Check the SG again. Towards the end, it is the...

Check the SG again. Towards the end, it is the only indicator anything is happening.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-09-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By oakbarn
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I had...

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I had assumed that because Apple and Chomebooks do not allow Java, I thought that applied to Java scripts as well. I had tried to connect to my IPhone and...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-08-2014, 04:11 AM
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Posted By oakbarn
Ok

Ok
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-08-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By oakbarn
:off:Friends do not let friends drink store...

:off:Friends do not let friends drink store bought beer!:mug:
Forum: Company Reviews 06-08-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,763
Posted By oakbarn
If you drop it, you might have ready made brown...

If you drop it, you might have ready made brown bandages.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By oakbarn
I would NOT put a stirrer in cooled wort. I do...

I would NOT put a stirrer in cooled wort. I do not think you could get it cleaned and sanitized after the first use. Easy to whirlpool hot with a big spoon or paddle, then let settle at least 15...
Forum: Introductions 06-01-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By oakbarn
PBW is a cleaner, not a sanitizer. I agree with...

PBW is a cleaner, not a sanitizer. I agree with throwing away the auto siphon. I replace all my cheap hoses on a regular basis. I let my carboys soak overnight with PBW the rinse and use IDAPHOR...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-01-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By oakbarn
You can get a normal AC and a CoolBot. It can...

You can get a normal AC and a CoolBot. It can chill down to the high 30's if you have enough insulation. I have a "Cold Room" that is 12 x 13 cooled by a 5000 btu AC with a Coolbot that I can get...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By oakbarn
We now use a HERMS and a Stout 40 gal MLT, but we...

We now use a HERMS and a Stout 40 gal MLT, but we still use our 10 gal igloos for a second batch that we run at the same time. We have 5 vessels.

Stout 40 gal MLT
Stout 30 Gal HLT
Blickman 20...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-01-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By oakbarn
An IPAD will not work, nor will a Chrome Book. ...

An IPAD will not work, nor will a Chrome Book. you need something that will run Java. Go to craiglist and find a cheap lap top. Almost any will will work as you only need a browser like Chrome or...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-30-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 18,620
Posted By oakbarn
That the reason you let it run for a couple of...

That the reason you let it run for a couple of minutes. You can also buy the RV Hose at Home Despot or Lewdes or any RV outlet.:tank:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 870
Posted By oakbarn
Definition of a Boat: A hole in the water you...

Definition of a Boat: A hole in the water you pour money into.

Definition of an Airplane: A hole in the air that you pour money into.

Definition of an Snowmobile: A hole in the snow that you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By oakbarn
My First Disaster

I brewed a barrel for the first time of one of my favorite brews, Raymondís Best Bitter. We also brewed 10 gal of Pivo Doskocil. I ferment the ale in two Stout conicals, the Pivo in a freezer in...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-23-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By oakbarn
Thanks. I will try that. I am in the process...

Thanks. I will try that. I am in the process of wiring the BCS right now and setting up some external Temperature displays (PID Display Modules from OCCS). Hopefully I will be able to do a test...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-16-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,704
Posted By oakbarn
Look at Stout. They also have a whirlpool inlet...

Look at Stout. They also have a whirlpool inlet that is WELDED in. I like having a sight gauge or Brewer's Hardware would be in the running for my next pot. You can also put a small cheap fan...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 96
Posted By oakbarn
I had thought it was a full size one when I said...

I had thought it was a full size one when I said a deal before.
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