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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-04-2014, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Bsquared
Thanks Walter, I need the motor bracket. :rockin:

Thanks Walter, I need the motor bracket. :rockin:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2014, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Bsquared
Walter, I have a March 802 that I want to...

Walter,

I have a March 802 that I want to use for a recirculation pump on the CIP/keg washer I'm going to build. But It have a cracked head housing? ( think thats the write terminology), Any way,...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-09-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Bsquared
Droooool

Droooool
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-17-2014, 03:49 PM
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Views: 456
Posted By Bsquared
I found this page from Wyeast very helpful. ...

I found this page from Wyeast very helpful.

http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_pitchrates.cfm

At the bottom of the page there are some tubes with 10%-60% yeast slurry with the estimate of yeast/ml,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-15-2014, 12:59 AM
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Posted By Bsquared
You Might be better off putting an automated...

You Might be better off putting an automated valve one the output of the pump and cycling it,less risk to damage the pump and I think the pump starting and stopping would not sound too pleasant.
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Forum: DIY Projects 04-11-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Bsquared
I've had some success with Bar Keepers friend...

I've had some success with Bar Keepers friend with over heated stainless. Over time though, that spot will be weak and might develop cracks from heating and cooling, especially if you are using a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,411
Posted By Bsquared
Totally agree with Spartan NHC is not a good comp...

Totally agree with Spartan NHC is not a good comp for getting feedback. Best place to get feedback is from a Homebrew club, or having someone who is a judge it, and give you feedback. Just make sure...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,411
Posted By Bsquared
You should get involved, it's easier than ever to...

You should get involved, it's easier than ever to get going, you can take the online test, and start Judging as a provisional judge, you can volunteer and be a steward. You can do as little or as...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-25-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Bsquared
I know its quite pricy, but the brewers hardware...

I know its quite pricy, but the brewers hardware 20gallon jacketed conical (http://www.brewershardware.com/20-Gallon-Stainless-Steel-Glycol-Jacketed-Conical-Fermenter.html) would fit the bill. I know...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-20-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By Bsquared
If its just for an HLT, may be look in to a used...

If its just for an HLT, may be look in to a used commercial water heater, or a commercial on demand water heater.

If you give it enough time a 5500W element should be plenty to heat 55 gallons to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-18-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Bsquared
No, With a Decoction you remove part of the mash,...

No, With a Decoction you remove part of the mash, boil it and then return it to the mash to raise the temp. You can do step mashes on an HERMS, RIMS, or a direct fire mash, but it is not the same as...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-18-2014, 04:57 AM
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Views: 695
Posted By Bsquared
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002J7FLTW/ref=oh...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002J7FLTW/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the one I got, I think its the same thing, you can set the regulator to 0.5, 1,1.2,1.5 liters/min. I...
Forum: Brew Science 03-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Bsquared
No you won't be able to see anything with that....

No you won't be able to see anything with that. If you want to see bacteria to any extent with a hope to do the most simple identification you will need 1000X with oil immersion. you can allso get a...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-04-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bsquared
Yes, you are correct about that, thanks for...

Yes, you are correct about that, thanks for catching that, obligate fermenters can only produce ATP through a fermentation pathway, I must have miss read or inferred that part about O2 requirement, I...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-04-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bsquared
Clostridium is an obligate fermenter...

Clostridium is an obligate fermenter (http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Clostridium), meaning it requires O2 to perform fermentation. Interestingly this link states,



Butanol can then be...
Forum: General Techniques 03-03-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Bsquared
Budweiser mashes bud light for 5hr at 149. They...

Budweiser mashes bud light for 5hr at 149. They do that to get the beer as dry as possible.

20-30 years ago the malt homebrewers were getting access to was nowhere near the quality that we have...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 78,370
Posted By Bsquared
Hi Walter, I was in a class the other night...

Hi Walter,

I was in a class the other night that was taught by one of the guys from coastal automation, who built the new stone brewery. We were discussing variable frequency drives, and I asked...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-27-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,190
Posted By Bsquared
http://www.mcmaster.com/#9663k93/=qvd4b1 ...

http://www.mcmaster.com/#9663k93/=qvd4b1

They are a little hard to snip, but work great. I think if I need some more I'm going to use a dremmel or a cut off wheel to cut the springs.
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-26-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Bsquared
My conicals are Stainless, I have an immersion...

My conicals are Stainless, I have an immersion coil for one and it works great, but it makes me nervous that I can't be certain it is clean. I also like to do a CIP cycle with the conicals, and with...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-25-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bsquared
Butyric acid is a by product of anaerobic...

Butyric acid is a by product of anaerobic fermentation typically bacterial, Brettanomyces will convert this to ethyl butyrate, which is a very similar aroma to pineapple/tropical fruit.
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-25-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Bsquared
I have a BCS 460 too and am planning on something...

I have a BCS 460 too and am planning on something similar though I have not really done more than some planning in my head...I did pick up a DIGI 16...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-18-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Bsquared
Brew day with the new HBT Spike conical!

Brew day with the NEW conical from the HBT spike brewing contest!

In honor of our first brewer...President I decided to brew a golden strong belgian ale for the inaugural run of the spike...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-15-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By Bsquared
I've bottled with Champagne yeast my old sour, It...

I've bottled with Champagne yeast my old sour, It took a long time to carbonate, and the carbonation level was not as high as I was wanting it to be. I'm assuming the Champagne yeast took a big hit...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-14-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By Bsquared
I love 007, I use that yeast the most. Its good...

I love 007, I use that yeast the most. Its good to keep it warm too. Stone ferments at 72, I like to start at 66-68 then let it rise to the 72 limit. Im my last batch with 007 I reached FG in 3...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By Bsquared
this is a good on going tread about this subject,...

this is a good on going tread about this subject, 3500Watts should be good for 10 gallon.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/will-cheap-3500-watt-induction-burner-work-301722/
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