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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-06-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By BobTheFourth
I just bought Thermoworks' Therma-K, along with...

I just bought Thermoworks' Therma-K, along with the same probe used on the Thermapen. In my ice water and boiling water tests, it was absolutely dead accurate. I like the Therma-K because you can...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-06-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By BobTheFourth
I have two and they both work great - no unusual...

I have two and they both work great - no unusual noises unless I screw up and let the input flow rate drop. Defects happen with any product - why not call them and ask for an exchange?

It might...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-25-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By BobTheFourth
Looks pretty nice. The only thing I'd be...

Looks pretty nice. The only thing I'd be concerned about is the thermometer adhesive pulling off once it gets hot, given the tight curve of the pipe. If that turns out to be an issue, I suppose you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,993
Posted By BobTheFourth
Other than habitually leaving valves open and...

Other than habitually leaving valves open and spilling wort on the floor, one of the dumber things I've done was try to use my hop spider bag as a trub filter by recirculating my wort through it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-24-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By BobTheFourth
The one zachattack linked should work, but it...

The one zachattack linked should work, but it might be too short. This one looks slightly longer:

http://www.ritebrew.com/product-p/843646.htm

I bought a Taprite "add-a-regulator" which...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-20-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By BobTheFourth
What solution did you use? I store mine in Hanna...

What solution did you use? I store mine in Hanna 70300M because its available from Amazon Prime. I assume its equivalent to the Milwaukee MA9015.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-17-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By BobTheFourth
I wouldn't - posts are expensive. Its really...

I wouldn't - posts are expensive. Its really more important to have all your kegs be one or the other. Having a mix would be a pain. It seems pin-lock kegs are actually cheaper now, so I'd just...
Forum: General Techniques 05-17-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By BobTheFourth
It will probably work. If you wanted to save...

It will probably work. If you wanted to save even the tiny bit of CO2 it would require, you could connect a gas QD with another dangling tube and just blow in it really hard to get the siphon...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-17-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By BobTheFourth
Most kettles specifically indicate in the...

Most kettles specifically indicate in the instructions not to use the handles to carry them while full. Even my Blichmann, which is in no way a "cheap" kettle, says they are not designed for that...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,244
Posted By BobTheFourth
How full is the keezer? If its mostly empty,...

How full is the keezer? If its mostly empty, adding some "thermal ballast" may help this work better.

Also, how are you taking the temperature for the keezer thermostat? If you've just modified...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-16-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By BobTheFourth
Chugger with an SS head should be the first and...

Chugger with an SS head should be the first and last pump you'll need. Unless you need 2, then the first, second and last.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-16-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By BobTheFourth
Maybe its just the rubber on the outside that...

Maybe its just the rubber on the outside that still smells?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-16-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By BobTheFourth
I have a PH56... that I killed by using it too...

I have a PH56... that I killed by using it too many times on mash-temperature wort. It was a good meter while it worked! Now it won't even calibrate.

EDIT: I just looked up the cost for a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-08-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By BobTheFourth
The easiest way would be to get a basic kegging...

The easiest way would be to get a basic kegging system and a beer gun. If you intended to bottle all your beer, you can just use the keg as a fancy bottling bucket. Or you can force-carb and then...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-22-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By BobTheFourth
Nice. I did something similar, but I already had...

Nice. I did something similar, but I already had a 3-way CO2 manifold, so I got an extra 1/4" valve to screw into the end of it (the port generally used to connecting it to another manifold), then...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-02-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,575
Posted By BobTheFourth
I assume you have a primary regulator attached to...

I assume you have a primary regulator attached to the CO2 tank dropping the pressure to 20-30 PSI so you can use regular low-pressure hose for your "high pressure" line? I was planning to get a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-02-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By BobTheFourth
I store mine full of star-san with the ports...

I store mine full of star-san with the ports capped. I've been doing this for probably 10 batches or so now with no ill-effects. I just flush it with clean hot water before using.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-25-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By BobTheFourth
Yes - the wort should flow the opposite way of...

Yes - the wort should flow the opposite way of the water.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-25-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,368
Posted By BobTheFourth
I'm pretty happy with mine - a Chillhog 4000. I...

I'm pretty happy with mine - a Chillhog 4000. I haven't found it difficult to clean, but I use a hop spider to keep the hop gunk out - I imagine it'd clog easily otherwise. It will cool a 5-gallon...
Forum: General Techniques 03-23-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By BobTheFourth
No reason you can't take the dip tube out, cut...

No reason you can't take the dip tube out, cut and/or bend it, re-sanitize it, then put it back in.

I cut my dip tubes (at 1.25"). If you bend them, it'd have to be pretty gradual to allow you to...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-21-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 33,895
Posted By BobTheFourth
$118? Can you link that on Home Depot's site? ...

$118? Can you link that on Home Depot's site? I'm still seeing $199, which is the typical price. I'd pick up a second one for $118, no question.
Forum: General Techniques 01-18-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By BobTheFourth
I target my batch sizes at 4.75 gallons, but...

I target my batch sizes at 4.75 gallons, but usually end up closer to 4.5 (I think - I really need to make a dipstick to measure it). I use Fermcap to keep krausen from coming up too high, but...
Forum: General Techniques 01-17-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By BobTheFourth
I had been doing water to grain recently, but I...

I had been doing water to grain recently, but I think this thread has convinced me to switch to grain-to-water. I like the idea of overheating the water then letting it cool before adding the grain...
Forum: General Techniques 01-17-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,616
Posted By BobTheFourth
I've been using cornies for about 10 batches now,...

I've been using cornies for about 10 batches now, and haven't experienced a single one of these problems. But I do a few things differently to prevent the issues you've had.

1. I use a hop bag...
Forum: General Techniques 01-14-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By BobTheFourth
I don't generally bother sampling until its...

I don't generally bother sampling until its getting close to bottling/kegging time. I don't like to take more than one sample for the finishing gravity, since each one is "lost" beer. And depending...
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