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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-26-2012, 03:51 PM
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Posted By rickert76
The gift was a success. I think he was a little...

The gift was a success. I think he was a little overwhelmed but happy. he definately wasn't expecting all of it. He ended up with the Blichman pot, my 50' homemade wort chiller which i am so proud...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-10-2012, 02:36 PM
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Posted By rickert76
Wish I would have know it was okay to have the...

Wish I would have know it was okay to have the ends curved down outside the kettle before. That's how it was on accident so I try to straighten it and now it doesn't look as pretty. I just hope its...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2012, 08:24 PM
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Posted By rickert76
HaHa! I haven't taken a picture but I will. I had...

HaHa! I haven't taken a picture but I will. I had to construct it and leave it elsewhere so that he doesn't find it. THis stuff is not exactly the easiest stuff to hide. My plumber cousin let me...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2012, 06:12 PM
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Posted By rickert76
Ha! I won't be brewing with him unless he decides...

Ha! I won't be brewing with him unless he decides to brew up a batch of rum and coke. This hobby is all his. I occasionally help him siphon and bottle but that's as far as it goes.

I will take...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2012, 03:57 PM
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Posted By rickert76
Latest update...I now have a shiny Blichmann 10...

Latest update...I now have a shiny Blichmann 10 gal pot ready for all grain and a 50' immersion wort chiller made by yours truly and I think it turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. I have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2012, 03:07 PM
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Posted By rickert76
Well, now I'm back to debating the wort chiller,...

Well, now I'm back to debating the wort chiller, DIY or buy? Looks like 50' chillers cost around $100 but you can get 50' of copper for $45 plus the fittings (maybe $10 total) or buy a 25' around...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2012, 03:04 PM
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Posted By rickert76
Not sure what a Keg system consists of. He...

Not sure what a Keg system consists of. He currently does 5 gal extract batches. He has a 5 gal pot that he makes it all in on the stove top, has the 5 gal plastic buckets and a glass carboy for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2012, 02:24 PM
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Posted By rickert76
Thanks for the tip. I will definately check into...

Thanks for the tip. I will definately check into that. I do know a plumber but I doubt he wants to give up his time to help me. Do you think that the PSI of copper has anything to do with how thick...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2012, 02:02 PM
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Posted By rickert76
That sounds like a pretty smart idea. I guess I...

That sounds like a pretty smart idea. I guess I will do that but that means now I will have to figure out how to make 2 instead of just one...and figureout how to cut copper :( i assume there is a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2012, 01:42 PM
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Posted By rickert76
OK, here's my quick update. I am getting my...

OK, here's my quick update. I am getting my blichmann this afternoon and I did get the stainless ball valve, etc from my LHBS and i went to Lowes to pick up parts for a wort chiller but it seems as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2012, 09:52 PM
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Posted By rickert76
One more thing, my local home brew store had a...

One more thing, my local home brew store had a kettle valve and screen for around $35 to convert my cooler to a mash tun. It would cost more than buying the individual parts but it would be all...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2012, 09:50 PM
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Posted By rickert76
Here are a couple pics of the Mash tun. And here...

Here are a couple pics of the Mash tun. And here is a youtube video he made of him brewing beer. I don't know how old the video is so the equipment may not be in the same condition as in the video....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2012, 09:20 PM
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Posted By rickert76
Someone help me out please. I do not have the...

Someone help me out please. I do not have the Blichmann yet but according to their website, the pot is 16.5" tall. So far most of the immersion wort chillers I have found run about 15" tall. Will...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 10:15 PM
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Posted By rickert76
I've looked at that Mash tun set up. Is this what...

I've looked at that Mash tun set up. Is this what you use? Have you had any trouble with your mesh supply line crushing under the pressure of the grains?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 09:33 PM
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Posted By rickert76
Definately!!

Definately!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 09:26 PM
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Posted By rickert76
Ok, I am going with the Blichmann. He can always...

Ok, I am going with the Blichmann. He can always resell if he doesn't want it.

Looks like I should go with the immersion chiller for the ease of use and set up for a beginner..but not the one in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 119
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Posted By rickert76
So are these plate chillers better than the...

So are these plate chillers better than the immersion chillers? If I puchase on of these 20 plate chillers, do I need anything to go with it other than regular garden hoses? And can they be hooked up...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,243
Posted By rickert76
I thought $50 was a bit much too. And I am...

I thought $50 was a bit much too. And I am finding that the whole brewing process is...complicated. Might be in over my head here.

Th local home brew store currently only has 1 ten gal pot and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 119
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Posted By rickert76
Pretty sure no false bottom. He said it came with...

Pretty sure no false bottom. He said it came with what they originally come with. So no extras there.

I attached pics of the wort chiller he is selling for $50. Is it decent or am I better off...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,243
Posted By rickert76
This is the item in question...

This is the item in question http://stlouis.craigslist.org/for/3397633059.html
Take a look and tell me if its in good shape
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 119
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Posted By rickert76
Wow! Thanks! That makes me feel a lot better...

Wow! Thanks! That makes me feel a lot better about this. I am usually guilty of over thinking things, especially when it comes to spending money! I will definately be hooking him up with this site...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,243
Posted By rickert76
Thanks! It is a round cooler, the kind from Home...

Thanks! It is a round cooler, the kind from Home Depot. I read a tutorial using a mesh water supply line with the rubber tubing removed. Is your set up different? I will send you a PM. Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 119
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Posted By rickert76
Well he already bought a cooler 6 mo ago in hopes...

Well he already bought a cooler 6 mo ago in hopes of doing all grain so at this point I would only need to pay for the parts to convert it which shouldn't be too bad. Perhaps I could just buy him the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,243
Posted By rickert76
Thanks for the info on the burner. I will look...

Thanks for the info on the burner. I will look into it. And yes, it would seem like the best idea to just give him a budget and tell him to buy what he wants/needs but if I know my husband, he will...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,243
Posted By rickert76
Thanks anyway :)

Thanks anyway :)
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