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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-26-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By sarsnik
I emailed the manufacturer and they sent me the...

I emailed the manufacturer and they sent me the following:

Material Component Percentage
Aluminum 99%
TPR 1%


Anyone know what TPR is? I've been googling it without any success.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-26-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By sarsnik
Sprayer/Sprinkler for CIP

I was at the hardware store looking for ideas for a CIP ball type sprayer (cheap hopefully). The idea would be to have a dedicated cleaning 'lid' with a sprayer that could be used on both my keggles...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-13-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By sarsnik
Yes you're correct, according to Palmer: ...

Yes you're correct, according to Palmer:



So if you do want to try no sparge, make sure you rest long enough. Perhaps test to make sure conversion is complete.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-10-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By sarsnik
Yes you can do this, it's called no sparge...

Yes you can do this, it's called no sparge brewing. Your efficiency will suffer quite a bit, from what I've heard it'll be 50%-60%. If this isn't a issue for you, simply buy more grain.

A sparge...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-06-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By sarsnik
Perhaps giving a more detailed account of your...

Perhaps giving a more detailed account of your mashing process would expose more potential problems. You held the mash temp at 152 for the 60 minutes -how long did it take to transfer to the kettle?...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By sarsnik
Starters are used to develop more cells. Dry...

Starters are used to develop more cells. Dry yeast has enough cells already - they only need to be 'woken up' by putting in some warm water. Search for some information on rehydrating dry yeast.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By sarsnik
You normally don't need to make a starter for...

You normally don't need to make a starter for dried yeast. You can put it in warm water to check viability if your concerned.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-09-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By sarsnik
Just a warning - apfelwein smells like ass when...

Just a warning - apfelwein smells like ass when fermenting. Your dorm (not just your room) will likely smell like it. Your better off just ordering a prehopped beer kit that only requires mixing with...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-05-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By sarsnik
There shouldn't be an issue. CO2 is heavier than...

There shouldn't be an issue. CO2 is heavier than air, so there is effectively a blanket of CO2 on the surface of the wort. There's also enough CO2 produced to purge the vessel over the course of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-28-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By sarsnik
Two things: There must be something wrong...

Two things:

There must be something wrong with your burner - I used to boil with the SP10 in 30 mins from 70F.

I believe the blichmann is just a stainless version of the SQ14. The SQ14 might be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-25-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By sarsnik
Yeah there's too much variation for that...

Yeah there's too much variation for that information to be standard
Forum: DIY Projects 09-24-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,343
Posted By sarsnik
Sorry, I misspoke - what are the lengths of your...

Sorry, I misspoke - what are the lengths of your hoses? I'm trying to minimize heat loss and am trying to figure out how much to order.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-24-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,977
Posted By sarsnik
Figures - I just ordered street elbows from you...

Figures - I just ordered street elbows from you before these came in :(
Forum: DIY Projects 09-24-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,343
Posted By sarsnik
What are the sizes of your hoses? Looking great.

What are the sizes of your hoses? Looking great.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-21-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By sarsnik
If by bigger burner you mean larger diameter,...

If by bigger burner you mean larger diameter, then that would help provide even heat to prevent scorching during the mash. You still want to heat a mash gently and recirculate.

More BTUs will help...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-19-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By sarsnik
Out of curiosity, how do your boil times compare...

Out of curiosity, how do your boil times compare with those that I posted? How far are your burners from the bottom of the kettles? I haven't installed wind shields, so that might improve the times..
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-19-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By sarsnik
I use BG12's for mostly 5 gal batches. but also...

I use BG12's for mostly 5 gal batches. but also 10 gals. I run them with an adjustable high pressure regulator, as well as needle vavles at each burner. They work very nicely, but if time is an issue...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By sarsnik
I was under the (perhaps false) impression that a...

I was under the (perhaps false) impression that a mash out was redundant since the first batch sparge would raise the bed to mash out temps.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By sarsnik
Confusion about batch sparging process

I've been batch sparging for a few years but have recently been trying to improve my efficiency and reread a number of articles about the process. My procedure normally is:

1. Mash until converted...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-13-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,414
Posted By sarsnik
Buying a sack almost always makes sense. The...

Buying a sack almost always makes sense. The grain lasts a year after it is packaged. Keep it in a plastic tub to prevent rodents from getting free snacks.

Most 5 Gallon recipes use ~10 lb of base...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By sarsnik
The best 'visual indication' I can think of would...

The best 'visual indication' I can think of would be fermentation ceasing early and abruptly. This would be an indication that the cell count was too low to survive the high alcohol content and clean...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By sarsnik
You might be out of luck - high 20's isn't...

You might be out of luck - high 20's isn't unheard of for a FG on a RIS, so there might not be any residual fermentables. You could try dry hopping it to attempt to balance the sweetness. Or make a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-07-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By sarsnik
Are you sure it's stainless and not galv? There's...

Are you sure it's stainless and not galv? There's nothing wrong with it, but it will have more crevices that might harbor bacteria.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-07-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By sarsnik
That's the burner for the job. See some of the...

That's the burner for the job. See some of the threads around here about raising the burner to 2-3 inches below the vessel. It improves the heating efficiency.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-06-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By sarsnik
A little too complex. I don't know if the peat...

A little too complex. I don't know if the peat smoked malt among all of the fruit flavors would work. Maybe subbing the chinook with a more citrusy hop would accentuate the mango. I would save that...
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