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Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-09-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By worxman02
My last BIAB batch was a 5 gallon batch of a Wee...

My last BIAB batch was a 5 gallon batch of a Wee Heavy in my 15 gal brewpot with 21lbs of grain or so and it barely fit with all the grain and the water. You would need a bigger pot if you are going...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By worxman02
I'd say you should check if the propane people...

I'd say you should check if the propane people installed a high pressure or low pressure regulator. The banjo burners are designed to run on high pressure propane and the new regulator that was...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By worxman02
I concor with Stealthcruiser. It would be more...

I concor with Stealthcruiser. It would be more worth it for your friend to build you a conical fermenter since those are much more expensive to purchase than a brewpot. You can buy a nice tri-ply...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By worxman02
Yea, I think it will have to be a semi-manual...

Yea, I think it will have to be a semi-manual system at this point unless I come up with a genius idea. I don't want to compromise the keg at all. Going through the PRV hole might work if I could...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By worxman02
Thanks for the detailed reply. I just talked to...

Thanks for the detailed reply. I just talked to the only process engineer still working today and he basically told me something similar to your process. With a pressurized system, you are only going...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By worxman02
Ok according to kegman.net...

Ok according to kegman.net (http://www.kegman.net/categories/Soda%2C-Seltzer-%26-Water/Carbonators/Motorized/) this is how motorized carbonation systems work:


So based on that, it seems like all...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By worxman02
So according to wikipedia: This seems...

So according to wikipedia:


This seems like they are doing something similar but with pumps to increase the water pressure to an unknown pressure (probably at least a 100psi otherwise it...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By worxman02
That might work. How do the commercial...

That might work. How do the commercial carbonation systems work?
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By worxman02
I was originally thinking it would just fill the...

I was originally thinking it would just fill the keg as the water level dropped but I forgot about the effect of the higher water pressure on the gas in the keg. The idea was to have it automatically...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By worxman02
That's a good point. I kind of forgot about the...

That's a good point. I kind of forgot about the water pressure affecting the keg pressure. I was simply thinking, "Oh hey, I know my water pressure is probably more than 30 psi, so it will overcome...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By worxman02
DIY - Auto-refilling Seltzer Water Keg

Hey gang,

So I've been using my spare keg to make seltzer since my wife loves flavored seltzer and I thought it was silly to buy bottles of seltzer when I have a perfectly good carbonation system...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-16-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By worxman02
If you do plan on installing taps like this, just...

If you do plan on installing taps like this, just get a flat bracket from Home Depot and screw it to the edges of the freezer and fridge doors. This turns them both into 1 large door. It does mean...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-14-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 46,322
Posted By worxman02
I'm in. I could use a giant super chiller.

I'm in. I could use a giant super chiller.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-12-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 198,812
Posted By worxman02
I'm in! Here's to winning something!:mug:

I'm in! Here's to winning something!:mug:
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-23-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3,249
Views: 87,377
Posted By worxman02
I'm in. I hope I win!

I'm in. I hope I win!
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,741
Posted By worxman02
The Reflectix is crap. The advertised R-value of...

The Reflectix is crap. The advertised R-value of 3.7 is basically a lie and doesn't apply to our situation. In order to get that R-Value you need to have a sealed airspace between the item you're...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,741
Posted By worxman02
I just copied the list from wikipedia or a...

I just copied the list from wikipedia or a similar site. I don't remember. If you calculate the blanket's R-value, let me know and I'll add it ;)
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-06-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,741
Posted By worxman02
That is a good question. I have heard that the...

That is a good question. I have heard that the mash can finish much sooner than the 60 mins that we typically use. This is a good thread on the subject:...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-06-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,741
Posted By worxman02
Try it again. I forgot to change the sharing...

Try it again. I forgot to change the sharing permissions before posting it. Let me know if it works now.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,741
Posted By worxman02
BIAB Kettle Insulation Calculator

Hey All,

I've been doing BIAB batches for a while and I was not satisfied with my temperature loss during the mash with my 1 layer of Reflectix "insulation". So being the architect/engineer/nerd...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-06-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,214
Posted By worxman02
I found that a small weber grill grate fits...

I found that a small weber grill grate fits perfectly in the bottom of my kettle. I tied a piece of dental floss to it and just pull it out after the mash is complete.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-30-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By worxman02
Thanks for the replies guys. I'm not actually a...

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm not actually a coffee drinker so I wasn't planning on using my grain mill to grind coffee. I just thought it was insane to spend $3000 to grind coffee for residential...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-23-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By worxman02
Using a Grain Mill to Grind Coffee like a Coffee Snob?

Ok, so I was browsing Serious Eats today and ran across this article (...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-20-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By worxman02
Like some of the above people stated, keep a...

Like some of the above people stated, keep a reasonable temp differential (2 should be fine. I use 1 for my ferm fridge) and a cycle delay of 5 mins or more. If you're comfortable with wiring I...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-19-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,594
Posted By worxman02
I bought a nylon paint stirrer from HD to use on...

I bought a nylon paint stirrer from HD to use on my drill to create a cheap whirlpool chiller. See my thread here:...
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