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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-06-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By bigben
No pump :(

No pump :(
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-04-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By bigben
Ok, that sounds good. Do I even have to do the...

Ok, that sounds good. Do I even have to do the oxyclean? I bought this as an IC from MidwestSupplies, and have only run cold tap water through it. So will I be able to just run straight vinegar...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-04-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,557
Posted By bigben
No you won't need anything extra. The pot will...

No you won't need anything extra. The pot will barely hang over the edge, but it won't matter in your case.

Well, I dont have anything else to compare it to, but when I crank it up it sounds like...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-04-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,557
Posted By bigben
That one inch extra diameter of your pot is...

That one inch extra diameter of your pot is nothing to worry about. Is your pot flat on the bottom? If so, it's fine.

I have a converted keg on my SP10. I have to use an old grill grate because...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-04-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By bigben
I have no idea. Shoprite Brand Distilled White...

I have no idea. Shoprite Brand Distilled White Vinegar.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-03-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By bigben
Yep, 3/4" hose for the outer tube. Ok cool. ...

Yep, 3/4" hose for the outer tube.

Ok cool. I just wanted to make sure that using Iodophor was OK. I wasn't sure if it had to fully dry to be safe.

Also, the cleaning procedure seems ok? How...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-03-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,711
Posted By bigben
I cut a hole in my keg with a 3/4" hole saw and...

I cut a hole in my keg with a 3/4" hole saw and use PAM for oil. Works like a charm.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-03-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By bigben
Using CounterFlow Chiller for first time.

Ok, I've done some a lot of searching and reading, but I want to ask a few final questions before using my CFC for the first time.

A little background...I had a 50' IC of 1/2" tubing that I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-02-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 57,717
Posted By bigben
there's a reason you haven't found hard evidence...

there's a reason you haven't found hard evidence of the final results... Because there isn't any :)

Theoretically, all things being equal, fly spargeing will yield higher efficiency. Fly spargeing...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-29-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,709
Posted By bigben
What I want to know is where you got that...

What I want to know is where you got that raisable luater tun!!!

Do you do the 'Brew in a Bag' method of brewing?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-29-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,241
Posted By bigben
Yea, what do you mean by no sparge? I'm...

Yea, what do you mean by no sparge?

I'm actually thinking of doing something like this on my next batch. I have plenty of room in my mash tun, so I was thinking I will mash with the normal amount...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-06-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,983
Posted By bigben
Wow

Well, I have officially shattered my personal 'Longest Thread' record.

Just have to say to Forrest -- Thanks for the excellent product!! You will be my 'Sorta-Local HBS' for the time being,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-05-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,983
Posted By bigben
To take his comment a step further...we need a...

To take his comment a step further...we need a valid reason why the price went up, or we won't shop there :)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,983
Posted By bigben
**DELETED ENTRY** BLAH, not even worth it. ...

**DELETED ENTRY** BLAH, not even worth it.

Regardless of what that guy says there is a grain shortage affecting prices of every grain based product. But not like that.

And I dont feel that I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,983
Posted By bigben
Is your LHBS taking advantage of the Shortage?

I recently went to a LHBS near me to buy ingredients. I left with some Iodophor...

I hate that place first of all, because you have to buy the grain in their special increments. For instance, I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-03-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By bigben
Maybe you should try hooking the keg up to CO2 at...

Maybe you should try hooking the keg up to CO2 at serving pressure and letting it sit for a week, rather than shaking it...see if there's a difference.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-03-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By bigben
Make a counterflow chiller! :)

Make a counterflow chiller! :)
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,803
Posted By bigben
If I would've seen this about a month, I probably...

If I would've seen this about a month, I probably wouldn't have converted my IC to a CFC.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-16-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By bigben
You'll be fine :) You could brew a 6 gallon...

You'll be fine :)

You could brew a 6 gallon batch so you have an extra gallon of beer, and you can feel better about your IC being submersed.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-16-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,020
Posted By bigben
I just ordered one. I already do All Grain, but...

I just ordered one. I already do All Grain, but I've been needing an extra burner and pot, so for $32 it can't be beat! I will only use it as an HLT!

Good find!!!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-12-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,499
Posted By bigben
I have a question regarding the paint strainer......

I have a question regarding the paint strainer... I do 5 gallon batches in my keg. Will the paint strainer be big enough to reach the wort for a 5-6 gallon batch?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-08-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,131
Posted By bigben
I can't drink wine by itself. I have to be...

I can't drink wine by itself. I have to be eating something with it.

Beer on the other hand....great by itself and great with food.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-08-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,717
Posted By bigben
Step bit is better.. But I had no problem...

Step bit is better..

But I had no problem drilling my keggle with a hole saw. In fact it was extremely easy, and cost $7 for an arbored hole saw at Lowes.
Forum: General Techniques 05-07-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By bigben
Just leave it in the primary. And when your LHBS...

Just leave it in the primary. And when your LHBS tells you never use plastic buckets for more than 7 days, just laugh at them and tell they you aren't buying another carboy.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-05-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,121
Posted By bigben
I use them. Stainless. No leaks.

I use them. Stainless. No leaks.
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