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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2013, 02:41 PM
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Posted By headfullahops
I drew up my own plans from the spec'd dimensions...

I drew up my own plans from the spec'd dimensions of the pump and chiller.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-08-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 35,280
Posted By headfullahops
I had one of those for my kitchen before I bought...

I had one of those for my kitchen before I bought my thermapen. The thing really don't like about that particular thermometer is the temp readout is TINY. But, the price is much more realistic for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-08-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 35,280
Posted By headfullahops
For me, weldless bulkheads/ball valves and...

For me, weldless bulkheads/ball valves and silicone tubing. I could live without pouring a full pot of wort through a funnel into a fermenter ever again. (Ahh, the good ole partial boil extract...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-08-2013, 02:56 AM
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Posted By headfullahops
Thermapens are an awesome as a kitchen tool. I...

Thermapens are an awesome as a kitchen tool. I feel they are overkill for brewing tho. I own one for grilling, broiling, etc. so I use it in my brewery, but I wouldn't recommend that anyone spend...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-06-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,187
Posted By headfullahops
Well, didn't get around to painting the stand,...

Well, didn't get around to painting the stand, but got some shots in action this past brew day.

Also excited to see what difference the Hop Rocket makes on my all Centennial IPA I am transferring...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-02-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,187
Posted By headfullahops
Thanks a lot! I'm hoping I'll have time to strip...

Thanks a lot! I'm hoping I'll have time to strip it down and paint the PVC and wood pieces tomorrow and have it back together before I brew Saturday.

OFF TOPIC: I just got a Blingmann Hop Rocket...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-30-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,187
Posted By headfullahops
No worries; I didn't take it like that. I bet the...

No worries; I didn't take it like that. I bet the stand its self and related hardware didn't cost more than $20. As far as the PVC build goes, the best investment I made was a pair of ratcheting PVC...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,745
Posted By headfullahops
That is EXACTLY what I would and should expect to...

That is EXACTLY what I would and should expect to see in the Bavarian Hefeweizen style. Nice looking brew!

Cheers! :mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By headfullahops
FWIW, I brew 5 gallon all-grain batches with ONE...

FWIW, I brew 5 gallon all-grain batches with ONE 44qt bayou classic kettle (with a 1/2" valve and a sight glass/digital probe thermometer combo), a 10gal beverage cooler MLT (with a stainless false...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By headfullahops
I would suggest that your optimum air/fuel ratio...

I would suggest that your optimum air/fuel ratio for heating is both fuel and air at 100%. I start mine on full choke 1/2 throttle for the first minute or two (until the casting warms up) then I open...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,187
Posted By headfullahops
Thanks! Yeah, everything but the pump, chiller,...

Thanks! Yeah, everything but the pump, chiller, and camlocks were cheap. LOL! But the 1x board was a piece of scrap I had in my shed and the PVC pipe/fittings and miscellaneous hardware couldn't have...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,765
Posted By headfullahops
That cart has a hardwood end-grain cutting...

That cart has a hardwood end-grain cutting board/butcher block top and you got it for $30?! Must be pretty stout! Very nice setup!
Cheers! :mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By headfullahops
Doesn't sound like a horrible idea on paper. Do...

Doesn't sound like a horrible idea on paper. Do you have a source for the components? What, if anything, will have to be fabricated/DIY?
Cheers! :mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By headfullahops
Them's some fine math skills. LOL! Sorry man,...

Them's some fine math skills. LOL! Sorry man, just had to. +1 for silicone. That stuff stretches like crazy! 1/2" ID will go over 13/16-7/8" all day.
Cheers! :mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,187
Posted By headfullahops
I also plan on painting the PVC and wood black,...

I also plan on painting the PVC and wood black, probably tomorrow. I wanted to wait to run it during a brew day to make certain that I was happy with the layout and functionality. Should look like an...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,187
Posted By headfullahops
She's a stout briefcase. I bet it weighs 20+...

She's a stout briefcase. I bet it weighs 20+ pounds with all the fittings mounted.
Thanks, cheers! :mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By headfullahops
I would assume if it doesn't specify a temp...

I would assume if it doesn't specify a temp rating, it's not rated for high temp. The easiest thing to do would be to boil a piece of the hose in a small amount of water, cool the water, and taste it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,187
Posted By headfullahops
I don't know about thermowells, but I believe the...

I don't know about thermowells, but I believe the compression fitting I have the probe in will take up to a 1/4" probe. It's just a 1/4" compression to 1/2" MPT fitting (with a pair of silicone...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-27-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By headfullahops
I've never done anything but hang them to dry...

I've never done anything but hang them to dry after cleaning. FWIW, never had a contaminated batch.

Cheers! :mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-27-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,187
Posted By headfullahops
99.9% of my first brew day with this rig went...

99.9% of my first brew day with this rig went without any issue. The one problem I had was regarding my digital thermometer on the wort-out fitting.

The thermometer I used was an oven probe style...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-27-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,187
Posted By headfullahops
Chill Wizard Inspired Pump/Chiller Station

I live in Michigan and we get some fairly cold and snowy winters. Even though I do most of my brewing outside on a propane burner, this hasn't stopped me from brewing year-round. That being said, up...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-25-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By headfullahops
I'd skip the Therminator either way and get a 20...

I'd skip the Therminator either way and get a 20 or 30 plate long style Duda chiller. The longer chillers with less plates are more efficient than short/more all day.
Cheers! :mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By headfullahops
+1 I have replaced all o-rings in my brewery...

+1 I have replaced all o-rings in my brewery (with the exception of silicone o-rings inside of compression fittings) with flat silicone washers. Much more reliable seal from the washers.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-23-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,745
Posted By headfullahops
I've had hefeweizens come out clearer that I...

I've had hefeweizens come out clearer that I would have liked, personally; never "too cloudy". Of course, I wasn't rushing it along, either (not to imply that's what the OP did). All my brews spend 2...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-23-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,463
Posted By headfullahops
Here's the difference- Hop aromas are...

Here's the difference-

Hop aromas are carried by volatile oils meaning they dissipate out of solution as a gas very quickly and readily (generally within a minute at boiling/near boiling temps)....
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