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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By NMG318
I would have to agree with JJFlash. I generally...

I would have to agree with JJFlash. I generally have to set my temp on the controller several degrees higher than the required mash temp. I have 2 thermometers (one has a long stem on it to check...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-30-2013, 05:13 PM
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Views: 192,049
Posted By NMG318
I added the 1.5 Tbls in boil last year and after...

I added the 1.5 Tbls in boil last year and after fermenting/tasting I added another tsp.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-06-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 67,497
Posted By NMG318
Ladder23Brewing, Do you have any video of your...

Ladder23Brewing, Do you have any video of your washer?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-20-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By NMG318
After washing in PBW if I still have a smell...

After washing in PBW if I still have a smell problem, I let the equipment soak overnight in baking soda solution. It always does the trick and you don't have to worry about bleach smell. This works...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-19-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By NMG318
Reaction to Metal Using PBW

I soaked my hop spider in PBW overnight and this white substance formed on the nuts and bolts. I got the hardware at Lowes and it was suppose to be stainless steel. I am not sure now. Has this...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-11-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By NMG318
I've always gotten all my Blichmann stuff within...

I've always gotten all my Blichmann stuff within 5-10 days.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-06-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By NMG318
If you tape the probe to the side of the carboy...

If you tape the probe to the side of the carboy or place it in wort, just remember the freezer will start cooling and will not cycle off until the wort is at the right temp. This causes the temp in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,462
Posted By NMG318
I wrap my mash tun with 4 layers of 4 reflectix...

I wrap my mash tun with 4 layers of 4 reflectix while I wait my ten to 15 minutes. The temperature in the mash doesn't really change. The amount of water in the tubing/pump is really insignificant...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-07-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,452
Posted By NMG318
I've always used 1 tsp per gallon as well and it...

I've always used 1 tsp per gallon as well and it has always worked great.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,462
Posted By NMG318
The 10 minutes allows the grain to absorb the...

The 10 minutes allows the grain to absorb the water. I found out the hard way not to skip this step.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-20-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By NMG318
I have a Blichmann Tower of Power (10 Gal...

I have a Blichmann Tower of Power (10 Gal Blichmann Mash Tun) and had a major issue with stuck mashes during recirculation. I corrected the problem after consulting Blichmann and reading the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By NMG318
If you take a hot sample of wort (a couple of...

If you take a hot sample of wort (a couple of drops) any evaporation of that sample will cause the reading to be high. I usually put a 2 teaspoon sample in a cool glass for a few seconds until temp...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-06-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,932
Posted By NMG318
Somewhat impressive but how long does it take to...

Somewhat impressive but how long does it take to get the wort down to 68 degrees with 68 degree water? That would be the video I would like to see. My plate chiller can do it in about 5 minutes...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-06-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By NMG318
I don't think stirring the top layer of your mash...

I don't think stirring the top layer of your mash is going to be a problem. If you look at Blichmann's Manual for their Autosparge it says:

"Tip: We do recommend that you periodically rake the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-28-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By NMG318
I believe it should.

I believe it should.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-28-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By NMG318
I clean the stainless steel and rubber/vinyl...

I clean the stainless steel and rubber/vinyl parts in PBW and then use star san to sanitize (using the brushes that came with it to clean inside the tubes). The valve or handle part (which I think...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-27-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By NMG318
Blichmann TOWER OF POWER (TOP)

Blichmann TOWER OF POWER (TOP)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-26-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By NMG318
Did you toss the wort?

Did you toss the wort?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-19-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By NMG318
I have chilled 7 gals to 68 deg in about 5...

I have chilled 7 gals to 68 deg in about 5 minutes with 68 degree ground water using the Blichmann Therminator. Describe your set up.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By NMG318
You can add pellet hops directly to the BK ( I...

You can add pellet hops directly to the BK ( I use a strainer bag for whole hops). My filter has never clogged. The web site I noted above has a video that is worth watching that might answer your...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By NMG318
I don't have any experience with the hop rocket...

I don't have any experience with the hop rocket but I believe it works as a filter and would give you more options. Maybe someone who has both could provide comparison.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By NMG318
I LOVE mine!! The thing is, you have to use...

I LOVE mine!!

The thing is, you have to use a filter such as this before running it thru the chiller:

http://www.brewershardware.com/FILTER1.html

There is a little more prep to use plate...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By NMG318
I LOVE mine!! The thing is, you have to use...

I LOVE mine!!

The thing is, you have to use a filter such as this before running it thru the chiller:

http://www.brewershardware.com/FILTER1.html

There is a little more prep to use plate...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-14-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,462
Posted By NMG318
Don't need them. The valve on the HLT prevents...

Don't need them. The valve on the HLT prevents recirculating up the tube to the HLT. The Tower of Power stays hooked up during sparging so the 3 way valve on the Tower of Power prevents HLT water...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-14-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By NMG318
My recent comments: ...

My recent comments:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/tower-power-371180/
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