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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-06-2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By ThreeDogsNE
That's pretty close to my routine. I spray off...

That's pretty close to my routine. I spray off whatever I can with the hose, then let Oxyclean sit and soak to clean out the Better Bottles, and Oxyclean in a 5 gallon bucket to soak other stuff. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-26-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Maybe?? I have not seen a fitting that puts ball...

Maybe?? I have not seen a fitting that puts ball lock posts on a Sanke tap. I suppose one could be made, but they are odd sizes, and would require a base that supports the poppet spring. You could...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-12-2014, 03:40 AM
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Views: 201
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Impressive job, especially to have been done with...

Impressive job, especially to have been done with only portable tools!
Forum: Iowa HomeBrew Forum 06-29-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
I just found this thread. I live about 1/2 hour...

I just found this thread. I live about 1/2 hour away, so I was hopeful when I called. Unfortunately, they said they had no liquid yeast, and would not be getting any, as business was "pretty slow"...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-28-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Did you try asking the Auber folks about getting...

Did you try asking the Auber folks about getting some brackets? I've not had to ask such a thing, but they have a pretty good reputation for support.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-12-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Is it in date for hydrostatic testing? The date...

Is it in date for hydrostatic testing? The date should be stamped near the neck of the tank. I have a couple of them, and the respiratory care supplier just swapped out my outdated bottle for a...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-19-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,575
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Where will you be brewing? If you are brewing in...

Where will you be brewing? If you are brewing in your house, electric brewing is far more civil. I have brewed electrically using heatsticks, and also over natural gas burners. I was brewing over...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-19-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
That sounds like the size of the "Megapots" I...

That sounds like the size of the "Megapots" I use, although I think of them as 25 gallon kettles, 20 inches tall, 20 inches in diameter. I mash in a cooler, because that's how I got started, and the...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-09-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
There has to be some energy source for mold or...

There has to be some energy source for mold or mildew to grow. If you have only water in it, and that water is not exposed to light, there is no opportunity for anything to grow. If there is light...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-01-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Try the thread tools tab, above right.

Try the thread tools tab, above right.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 03-23-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
The mods may be able to move it. I don't know,...

The mods may be able to move it. I don't know, as I'm not one. It might be simpler to start over in the other forum.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 03-23-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
It sounds like you are talking about building a...

It sounds like you are talking about building a brew rig, or "brewing sculpture". If so, you might get better results in the DIY forum, where there are lots of posts about brew rigs. Searching a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-23-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,999
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Rather than one switch with both functions, why...

Rather than one switch with both functions, why not one each for high water and low water levels. A little stainless steel pipe, and these can be at whatever height you want. ...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 10-22-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
This is what I have used with natural gas for a...

This is what I have used with natural gas for a few years: http://www.cpapc.com/store/3-Ring-Burner-natural-gas-P2361C244.aspx
It requires two of these: ...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 10-22-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Isn't the BG14 a high pressure burner? I think...

Isn't the BG14 a high pressure burner? I think this could improve your day: http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-7850-Adjustable-High-Pressure/dp/B000VXEW4G/ref=pd_sim_lg_3

If you are really...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-21-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Brewing in my last basement I had condensation...

Brewing in my last basement I had condensation forming on the exposed ductwork and plumbing. I went around with a towel at the end of the brew wiping things down for a while. I didn't have problems...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-15-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
I'd put on a couple of coats of polyurethane,...

I'd put on a couple of coats of polyurethane, then spray it down with (or better yet dunk it in) StarSan before each use.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-13-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Orifice for the needle valves? I used these: ...

Orifice for the needle valves? I used these: https://www.etundra.com/restaurant-parts/gas-parts/burner-valves/commercial-see-below-one-eighth-inch-gas-burner-valve/?token=448|2_9||0|10|7|1|0

and...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-13-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Natural gas -> propane question

I recently moved our of suburbia to an acreage. I have these burners on my brewstand:

http://www.cpapc.com/store/3-Ring-Burner-natural-gas-P2361C244.aspx

Each burner has 2 needle valves and a...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-11-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
How did you dry them? At what temperature?

How did you dry them? At what temperature?
Forum: Hops Growing 08-01-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
Some guys grow them in 1/2 barrel wooden...

Some guys grow them in 1/2 barrel wooden planters. I had some growing for a while in those $6 big plastic party tubs. I just drilled a few holes in the bottoms. They grew right out the bottom. I...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-30-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
What varieties were you growing? If you still...

What varieties were you growing? If you still want to try, the C hops might be your best bet. I grew hops in my back yard in Omaha, not too far north of you. My Chinooks and Centennials grew like...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-30-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,312
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
You can grow them on about anything they can...

You can grow them on about anything they can climb. Some guys here have been pretty creative about their low horizontal trellises, lines on pulleys they can keep lowering, and so on. There has also...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-30-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
It will get you through a season. I used that...

It will get you through a season. I used that stuff because it was really cheap, on sale at Menards. The hops did not care about its texture, and climbed right up it. I would advise against...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-19-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By ThreeDogsNE
All four of mine are 90* at the bottom, and have...

All four of mine are 90* at the bottom, and have a 180* trap piece at the top. I could not use a straight one in my kettles without filling them very full. A straight one would also be harder to...
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