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Forum: DIY Projects 07-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Gunfighter04
Any sealant won't take stain and will stick out...

Any sealant won't take stain and will stick out like a sore thumb. If you change to paint they're fine. There are some stainable wood fillers, but I find that they are still noticable. Your...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Gunfighter04
I've had really good luck getting a big cup of...

I've had really good luck getting a big cup of hot water and getting the end of the faucet into the hot water. Helps break it loose if you can't remove the faucet. I'm hoping to upgrade my faucets...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-14-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Gunfighter04
If you notice in the first picture there are two...

If you notice in the first picture there are two small flats that allow you to put a wrench on there. Then on the second picture you can see where it unscrews from. Just remember righty tighty...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Gunfighter04
Most of the structural stability of a server rack...

Most of the structural stability of a server rack comes from having the side panels on. Although I think it will support the weight, I wonder about being able to use it without having the panels in...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By Gunfighter04
Drill a hole, weld up a Nut over the hole and...

Drill a hole, weld up a Nut over the hole and thread in a set of castors.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-02-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Gunfighter04
From a high level I think of it this way 1. ...

From a high level I think of it this way
1. Loses, this comes from dead space and boil off. both should be fairly consistent from beer to beer (assuming the same boil length)
2. Absorption. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-02-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Gunfighter04
How long of a run is it from the regulator to the...

How long of a run is it from the regulator to the burner? Is the regulator where they split the line or is it out at your brew shed?
Forum: DIY Projects 07-01-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Gunfighter04
As long as there's no leaks in the fittings, it...

As long as there's no leaks in the fittings, it will drain to the lowest point on the pick up tube. The only thing to be aware of is that a siphon won't start without the water initial level being...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-01-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Gunfighter04
If needing a custom coil isn't a requirement,...

If needing a custom coil isn't a requirement, here's one with the fittings:

Jockey box coil (http://www.installationpartssupply.com/category/beer-coil-cooler-coupler.html#.U7La9PldUpo)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-26-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Gunfighter04
Honestly it's based upon your Brew schedule. I...

Honestly it's based upon your Brew schedule. I really never have two batches under primary fermentation (when temp control is most important) at the same time. Do you ever plan on doing 10G...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-25-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Gunfighter04
One more thing. If you're looking at it in a...

One more thing. If you're looking at it in a carboy or bucket, it will always appear darker than it will in the glass.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-23-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By Gunfighter04
Ouch, You need to find a neater seamstress.

Ouch,

You need to find a neater seamstress.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-05-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Gunfighter04
Innus and Gunn is one of my all time favorites. ...

Innus and Gunn is one of my all time favorites. It's a bourbon aged Irish red (among other ales). There's also a Kentucky bourbon Ale that's got a great review.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Gunfighter04
It's the yeast profile that causes different...

It's the yeast profile that causes different types of Kreusen. Did you use a different yeast? If you want "foam" try a Hef!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-16-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Gunfighter04
Google Hop Variety Chart, theres' several that...

Google Hop Variety Chart, theres' several that show the flavor profiles of hops.

Chinook and Simcoe are labeled as "Evergreen"
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Gunfighter04
Normal. I've got the same setup, and other than...

Normal. I've got the same setup, and other than putting a seal around the the outer edge of the false bottom, there's not much you can do to keep it "rigid". I haven't really noticed any negatives...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-13-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By Gunfighter04
I'll add a couple more items to look for. ...

I'll add a couple more items to look for.

Water Volumes. Make sure your strike volume is around 1.2-1.5 qt/lb. also make sure your sparge volumes are correct. You should be know your loses in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-13-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Gunfighter04
How are you planning to hold Mash temp's? ...

How are you planning to hold Mash temp's?

Site glasses on a mash tun are just a pain to clean and don't get you anywhere. I also don't think they are necessary for a Boil kettle. I find marking...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Gunfighter04
Orange peel is the only fruit addition I'll do at...

Orange peel is the only fruit addition I'll do at the end of the boil or in the primary. Anything I've done that I want to impart the direct flavor of the fruit into the beer goes in the secondary,...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Gunfighter04
A local brewpub in my area has the brewery in the...

A local brewpub in my area has the brewery in the basement of the "Tasting bar" with Plexiglass in the floor so you can see the equipment. I've been in there when they're brewing, and in that...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-21-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Gunfighter04
Just make sure you always get the first pour...

Just make sure you always get the first pour before letting your friends have any.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-21-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Gunfighter04
I had the same thing. I just used some Bar...

I had the same thing. I just used some Bar keepers friend and it came right off.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-28-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Gunfighter04
Couple of things that have helped me,...

Couple of things that have helped me, specifically in the area of hitting my mash temps.

Preheat the mash tun. It's one less item the water needs to "bring up to temp".
If your like me and...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,161
Posted By Gunfighter04
Most steel place I've been to have a Cutoff Bin,...

Most steel place I've been to have a Cutoff Bin, where they throw the pieces away from Cut to order jobs. They usually won't tell you what's in them over the phone, just gotta stop in and see what's...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-26-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By Gunfighter04
That's the newest looking Corny Keg I've ever...

That's the newest looking Corny Keg I've ever seen!

Nice design and good use of the space you have.
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