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Forum: DIY Projects 07-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By paledragon
I'm probably in the minority, but I had a...

I'm probably in the minority, but I had a submersible pump lose integrity of the seal and cover the inside a corny with oil. Although it's kind of nice to just set something up, walk away, and come...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-09-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By paledragon
I'd snap a photo, but I just dismantled...

I'd snap a photo, but I just dismantled everything to move it to a different part of my basement. Operation is pretty straightforward though. There's a float that moves up/down inside the tube. The...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-08-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By paledragon
Head over to McMaster Carr and search for part...

Head over to McMaster Carr and search for part number 4400K63. I've had it on my RIMS system for about 3 years.

p.d.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-07-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By paledragon
I'd recommend a rotameter with a ball valve to...

I'd recommend a rotameter with a ball valve to control flow. A 1" butterfly valve at the flowrates most of us use is unlikely to be good at what you're looking for.

P.D.


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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-05-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,561
Posted By paledragon
I used one of these for my RIMS: ...

I used one of these for my RIMS:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#4400K63

p.d.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-25-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By paledragon
That could work too (I think). I've got foam...

That could work too (I think). I've got foam board insulation on the interior, so I decided to just mount the flanges outside and then just drill the smallest diameter hole needed through the collar...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-25-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By paledragon
Keezer build

Nothing earth shattering here, but I did spend some time contemplating how to get tubing/wiring in and out of the keezer somewhat gracefully. I'll eventually add another 2 ports for a beer gun and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-02-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,839
Posted By paledragon
Humorous beer snobbery

So I was at one of my lhbs stores awhile back, and they had an advertisement up for a local brewers new brew, which I had already bought a bottle of and found fantastic. Anyway, I asked if he had...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-02-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,314
Posted By paledragon
I'd check the Cambridge brewing tap list online...

I'd check the Cambridge brewing tap list online before goin there. Occasionally their rotating selection is just plain weird. Their standard beers are good though. I'd put lord hobo at the top of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-26-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,187
Posted By paledragon
your thermometer looks like it's 1 or 1.5"...

your thermometer looks like it's 1 or 1.5" triclamp. the racking port is definitely 1/2". i had sabco custom weld a fermenter very similiar to this, and just finished up my first batch in it. like...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,943
Posted By paledragon
i ferment in a 9 ft3 chest freezer, and use a 40...

i ferment in a 9 ft3 chest freezer, and use a 40 watt fermwrap for my heat source. i thought about a light bulb, but didn't trust myself to not hit and break it.

p.d.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-23-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,281
Posted By paledragon
i have a 50' stainless IC, which when filled is...

i have a 50' stainless IC, which when filled is surprisingly heavy. i just pulled a space between the coils to make room for the heating element. i've got a keggle with a locknut welded on. so the...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 02-13-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,552
Posted By paledragon
that is NOT a good way to orient your RIMS...

that is NOT a good way to orient your RIMS chamber (inlet and outlet both pointing down). if you run it differently while brewing (i.e. both pointing upwards) you can ignore me :)

p.d.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-13-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By paledragon
fermentation chamber

1/2 bbl keg custom welded by sabco inside a chest freezer. lid is lined with 1" foamboard and sealed with aluminum tape. epdm foam weatherstripping seals the lid to the chest freezer.
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Forum: DIY Projects 01-27-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,438
Posted By paledragon
Chest freezer: to bypass (or not) the thermostat

So I built a chest freezer fermentation chamber to use with a sankey. I'm amazed at how exposed and simple to follow all of the freezer wiring is. In fact, the connection from the thermostat to the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-21-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By paledragon
don't go by what the instruction manual says. ...

don't go by what the instruction manual says. there should be a plate on the side or back of the freezer that lists the actual amps it draws. i've got a 9 ft3 chest freezer it only draws 5 amps.
...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-20-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By paledragon
scubasteve, insulation isn't necessary, it's...

scubasteve,

insulation isn't necessary, it's more to make it "touch" safe.

there shouldn't be any snipping necessary. unlike most things, this kind of disconnect is nearly universal as far as...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-20-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By paledragon
scubasteve, in case the link below doesn't...

scubasteve,

in case the link below doesn't work, search lowes.com for part number 136071. they're the electrical equivalent of quick disconnects. i use them on the contactors i got from auber.
...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-19-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,597
Posted By paledragon
Auber 2352 vs. 2362

I'm an idiot. Found it using the search function.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-16-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By paledragon
@earthbound: all the elements are 5500W. ...

@earthbound:

all the elements are 5500W. the RIMS is 5500W run at 120V. indoor is nice. i don't mind the cold, but not needing to work around rain/snow is great. i eventually need to tidy up...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-16-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By paledragon
@milldoggy yeah, that's a lovejoy. i'd be...

@milldoggy

yeah, that's a lovejoy. i'd be careful with using this motor with the monster mill depending on which version you get. longer rollers and larger diameter rollers each require higher...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-15-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By paledragon
Boil Kettle One things that has annoyed me...

Boil Kettle

One things that has annoyed me to no end is knowing how much liquid is in the kettle. I picked up a refurbished Ohaus shipping scale that goes to 440lb to put everything on top of. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-15-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By paledragon
PD Brewing

5 months into a "1 month" project, i finally got the first half of the system sorted out. fermentation chamber and keezer to follow at some point.

Grain Mill

I got the surplus center GE inline...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-11-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By paledragon
this is what i did: ...

this is what i did:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/din-rail-power-distribution-how-guide-167345/
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-04-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By paledragon
i bought some aluminum flashing in the roofing...

i bought some aluminum flashing in the roofing section of lowes. looks shiny, and thin enough that you can cut it with plain old scissors.

p.d.
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