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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation Today, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By acidrain
Why is a counter-pressure gun hard to sanitize? ...

Why is a counter-pressure gun hard to sanitize?
Run some hot cleaner through it and then sanitizer. Done.

Don't knock what you haven't tried.
I bottled 2 cases of bombers a while back. Popped...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation Today, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By acidrain
I have often found the regulator nut has become...

I have often found the regulator nut has become loose and began leaking gas for no apparent reason.
I found that my gas supplier always gives me a new fiber washer, which I use new every time, but...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Today, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By acidrain
The probe is not responding slowly. The mash is.

The probe is not responding slowly.
The mash is.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Today, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 149
Posted By acidrain
It actually is a pretty exact science... but you...

It actually is a pretty exact science... but you need to know your system and all the variables.
I'm going to guess that your addition of DME did not produce the results you were expecting, and...
Forum: DIY Projects Yesterday, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By acidrain
You can only put an oxygen reg on oxygen. Argon...

You can only put an oxygen reg on oxygen. Argon and Nitrogen are the same: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_cylinder.
Forum: General Techniques Yesterday, 03:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By acidrain
I use large tea balls and throw them in the...

I use large tea balls and throw them in the corny. Let sit at room temperature for 1 week, then chill, carb and serve. It seems like once the beer is chilled, it stops the dry hop addition.

I'm...
Forum: General Techniques Yesterday, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By acidrain
I don't use hot water from the tank to fill my...

I don't use hot water from the tank to fill my HLT... it just seems wrong.
There was a thread recently on this subject. There is a heat/potable water reinforced PVC hose out there, but I wouldn't...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Yesterday, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By acidrain
I use roasted barley, and have never tried the...

I use roasted barley, and have never tried the midnight wheat.
I think you need some crystal in there, and I like flaked oats for mouth feel.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-27-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By acidrain
Are you filling all the way to the cap? Are you...

Are you filling all the way to the cap?
Are you having foam while filling?
If you fill to the cap, there is less room for the gas to equalize, which is good.
If you are having foam, you are...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-27-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By acidrain
Oops, my bad... mine is a home-made counter...

Oops, my bad... mine is a home-made counter pressure filler. Cost about $25 to build and uses a pressure relief valve to bleed off the Co2 in the bottle while filling.
Other than that, I've also...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-27-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By acidrain
Magic Google 8-ball says: One camping season:...

Magic Google 8-ball says: One camping season: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/tastepure-kdf-carbon-water-filter/18478
That is an in-line filter specifically used for filling RV water...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-27-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By acidrain
At what temperature did your wort sit for 24 hrs?

At what temperature did your wort sit for 24 hrs?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-26-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By acidrain
Not sure about the taste difference. I just...

Not sure about the taste difference. I just bottles from the keg this past weekend, so I'll get a chance to see if my taste is different in a couple of weeks.

As for your beergun and bubbles, I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-26-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,791
Posted By acidrain
Who cares what you want to do. The OP has...

Who cares what you want to do.
The OP has asked about potable hot water hose. For that application silicone is the only hose I would use.
For hot non-potable water, a rubber hose rated for hot...
Forum: General Techniques 08-26-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By acidrain
I'm not understanding this part... do you intend...

I'm not understanding this part... do you intend to pump your entire mash backward through that meter?

Don't get me wrong, I love gadgets.
The reason you don't hear about flow meters is not a lot...
Forum: General Techniques 08-23-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By acidrain
No, drilling to 3/32" is for changing to in-house...

No, drilling to 3/32" is for changing to in-house natural gas.
The SQ-14's will run fine on up to 30 psi propane... that's what I use.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By acidrain
Ha, they make horrible mash tuns. In that...

Ha, they make horrible mash tuns. In that category you can't beat an insulated cooler.
Believe me, I have one... and a RIMS.
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-22-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By acidrain
You sir have found the holy grail in...

You sir have found the holy grail in homebrew/home distilling. Congratulation! You are a freak'n hero!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By acidrain
Sometimes they can be bent up out of the way, but...

Sometimes they can be bent up out of the way, but it's obviously risky.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By acidrain
From what I understand (as discussed), carbon...

From what I understand (as discussed), carbon does not remove chloramine.
That filter you linked is 4" around, and 20" long and does not fit in a standard filter housing.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By acidrain
What seam? Not the top screw-in cover is it?

What seam? Not the top screw-in cover is it?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By acidrain
That was a long ass post. I'll try to answer your...

That was a long ass post. I'll try to answer your questions.

1) Yes

2) Plate chiller is more expensive, but I think it's best to go with the goods now instead of having to upgrade right away.
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,669
Posted By acidrain
These are by far the best fittings on the market...

These are by far the best fittings on the market in my opinion.
They are 1/2" inside diameter and you have to stretch the hose over them, which is easily done.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By acidrain
30 psi reg to some 3/8 iron pipe with ball valves...

30 psi reg to some 3/8 iron pipe with ball valves for each burner. From there, 1/4" copper to each of the burners. Get yourself one of those battery powered electronic ignitors ... invaluable!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-22-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By acidrain
That was a mashout. How does 1.080...

That was a mashout.



How does 1.080 first running mixed with 1.060 second runnings PRE-BOIL equal only 1.062 post boil? Something is not adding up.



What exactly do you mean "added too...
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