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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-08-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By tophmck
Yep, the chugger heads work fine on an 815.

Yep, the chugger heads work fine on an 815.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-31-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By tophmck
If money were no object, a kettle from Stout...

If money were no object, a kettle from Stout (http://conical-fermenter.com/products/mash-tuns/) or maybe Brewer's Hardware (http://www.brewershardware.com/15-Gallon-Mash-Tun-With-False-Bottom.html). ...
Forum: Want to Buy 05-31-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By tophmck
The stainless brewing chiller...

The stainless brewing chiller (http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/50ft-12-immersion-chiller_p_134.html) is also out of stock, but the site says they'll have more in the "middle of May". Before you...
Forum: Want to Buy 05-31-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By tophmck
Here's...

Here's (https://kegglebrewing.3dcartstores.com/50-Ft-Stainless-Steel-Immersion-Wort-Chiller_p_367.html) a place that seems to have them in stock.

EDIT: Oops, never mind, now it says backordered...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-29-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By tophmck
Fermenting in kegs is pretty common. Here's...

Fermenting in kegs is pretty common. Here's (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/videos/show?title=fermenting-in-kegs) a video on the AHA website that might get you started.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-22-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By tophmck
This look right? ...

This look right?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400493695109
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-21-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,170
Posted By tophmck
Yep, this is bizarre. If for some reason I wanted...

Yep, this is bizarre. If for some reason I wanted to pay $50 for stainless steel bottles, I sure as hell would't want "Brew, Share, Enjoy" plastered on the side. Honestly, I think NB has jumped the...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-17-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 192,780
Posted By tophmck
I want tri-clover ferrules on my Chugger pump...

I want tri-clover ferrules on my Chugger pump heads! Let me know if you do an exchange program...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-15-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,232
Posted By tophmck
The conventional wisdom on hot side aeration...

The conventional wisdom on hot side aeration (HSA) was that it could arise before, after, and possibly even during the boil. This (http://www.rockhoppersbrewclub.com/wiki/hot-side-aeration) page has...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-14-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,877
Posted By tophmck
Holy cow -- that's some serious flame. Anyway,...

Holy cow -- that's some serious flame. Anyway, glad to hear you were able to sort out the low flow issue!
Forum: DIY Projects 05-13-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,877
Posted By tophmck
Is this...

Is this (http://www.bernzomatic.com/item.html?id=58) the regulator? If so, the instructions say:
Forum: DIY Projects 05-13-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,877
Posted By tophmck
With that much line, is it possible you triggered...

With that much line, is it possible you triggered the regulator's flow limiting device?
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-10-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By tophmck
Interesting -- Last month I ordered a test part...

Interesting -- Last month I ordered a test part from this vendor (dailyappliance2010) and it was solid so last week I placed an order for another $70 in fittings (which is about half the price I was...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-08-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By tophmck
400L per month -- but how often are you wanting...

400L per month -- but how often are you wanting to brew? If you don't mind brewing 2-3 batches per week, you could do this with a 10 gallon setup.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-03-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By tophmck
Looks like a Millar's Mill -- here's a few...

Looks like a Millar's Mill -- here's a few threads:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/millars-grain-mill-reviews-286008/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/any-expierience-millars-375154/
Forum: DIY Projects 04-29-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,759
Posted By tophmck
That's really helpful -- thanks, primozz! I may...

That's really helpful -- thanks, primozz! I may get one of these for my mash return port, since it's narrow enough that I could slip some 1/2" silicone tubing over the end to guide the fluid down to...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-26-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,759
Posted By tophmck
biertourist - Have you gotten your dip tube from...

biertourist - Have you gotten your dip tube from stout yet? I need another whirlpool return, and I'm debating between this and the one from Brewer's Hardware. Mind if I ask a few questions?

Did...
Forum: For Sale 04-24-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By tophmck
Mashinations -- The valves you link aren't really...

Mashinations -- The valves you link aren't really a fair comparison. First off, valves with 1/2" ferrules are hard to find and tend to be more expensive. (The ones you link are either 1" TC or 1.5"...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-21-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By tophmck
Yep, I think you've got it. If the engine can be...

Yep, I think you've got it. If the engine can be reversed by flipping the polarity, that should do it. The only thing I'd add is that you don't really need separate terminal blocks, since you can...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-19-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,309
Posted By tophmck
Here are two good options (with pictures): ...

Here are two good options (with pictures):
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/insulation-sanke-mlt-246975/index2.html#post2984006
...
Forum: For Sale 04-19-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By tophmck
I'm also scratching my head figuring out if I can...

I'm also scratching my head figuring out if I can make these work with my setup. If so, I might go for two of them, and possibly even four. I'll try to figure it out over the weekend...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-18-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By tophmck
Some people don't like the fact that the inlet is...

Some people don't like the fact that the inlet is 3/4" NPT instead of 1/2" NPT (but the flow rate is still better even if you immediately reduce to 1/2"). It costs a couple bucks more. Obviously...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-16-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By tophmck
Could you use a threaded liquid out post: ...

Could you use a threaded liquid out post:
http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=376_1_3_7&products_id=11

And then use something like this?...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-16-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By tophmck
Again, you need a total of four NO contact...

Again, you need a total of four NO contact blocks.

Regarding how to wire it, let's start with a SPDT switch with center off. For this you would need 2 NO contact blocks, one on each side of the...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-16-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By tophmck
Re: the combination of contact blocks you need,...

Re: the combination of contact blocks you need, what are you confused about?

You say a 3 position switch, so you want center off -- is that right? If so, alien hit the nail on the head. You...
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