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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-01-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By PAbrewer07
I heard a news blurb about researchers exploring...

I heard a news blurb about researchers exploring the antimicrobial properties of copper.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-30-2008, 05:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,683
Posted By PAbrewer07
Use a steel wire brush (about the size of a tooth...

Use a steel wire brush (about the size of a tooth brush) to clean the welds. The brush does not have to be stainless. You’ll be surprised how clean the welds look afterward. I wouldn’t grind...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-30-2008, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,334
Posted By PAbrewer07
BTW using a five gallon bucket with a valve on...

BTW using a five gallon bucket with a valve on the side near the bottom filled with ice as a pre-chiller could solve the problem. It would cost very little, too.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-30-2008, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,334
Posted By PAbrewer07
There are a lot of posts here about people making...

There are a lot of posts here about people making their own chiller using half inch copper refrigeration tubing. If you went with 50 ft. of 3/8 inch tubing it might cost $50 for everything. You might...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,501
Posted By PAbrewer07
If your MLT is a plastic cooler I don't see a...

If your MLT is a plastic cooler I don't see a problem. If you have an ss or aluminum MLT you will have to remove the bottom and store it separately--copper can corrode if left in constant contact...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By PAbrewer07
Great, thanks. That's all I needed to know.

Great, thanks. That's all I needed to know.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By PAbrewer07
I just finished my immersion chiller and want to...

I just finished my immersion chiller and want to find hose that won't melt while the chiller is being sterilized in the boiling wort.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-23-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By PAbrewer07
Was this type of plastic tubing recommended for...

Was this type of plastic tubing recommended for use with an immersion chiller? The chiller gets hot while being sterilized in the boiling wort. My chiller is finished except for the plastic ends so I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-21-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By PAbrewer07
Be sure to keep the tape away from where the...

Be sure to keep the tape away from where the threads start on the male connector especially with gas connectors. Pieces of tape can end up clogging the small openings that allow the gas equipment to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-20-2008, 03:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,558
Posted By PAbrewer07
Hi JDS, ss is such a poor conductor of heat that...

Hi JDS, ss is such a poor conductor of heat that I can pick up an ss keggle with 11 gallons of wort at full boil with bare hands (using the handles at the top of the keg). I would expect a fitting...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-18-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,558
Posted By PAbrewer07
Has there been a discussion about brazing these...

Has there been a discussion about brazing these fittings to an ss keggle? I know someone who had this done and he's had no problems. It will work as long as the design of the fitting is appropriate...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By PAbrewer07
FYI: I'm going to use half inch straight...

FYI: I'm going to use half inch straight pipe--the kind that can't be bent easily. There might be as many as twelve soldered joints immersed in the wort.

Thanks everyone for your input.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By PAbrewer07
IC with Soldered Joints

I have been considering making an immersion chiller out of half inch copper pipe and was wondering if exposing boiling wort to the soldered joints would pose some sort of health hazard or create off...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-13-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By PAbrewer07
You should be able to use a cylindrical file to...

You should be able to use a cylindrical file to sand the bottom edges of the holes.

Turkey fryers might still be on close out at places like Lowes or Home Depot. I saw a scratch and dent at Lowes...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-13-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By PAbrewer07
When it comes to designing and making equipment...

When it comes to designing and making equipment there are a lot of exceptionally competent people on this website. I marvel at some of the pictures people post of their homemade equipment--it's no...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-13-2008, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By PAbrewer07
How many hours did it take you to drill all those...

How many hours did it take you to drill all those holes? Looks really precise to me.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By PAbrewer07
I can wrap my hands around the handles of a...

I can wrap my hands around the handles of a keggle with 11 gallons of boiling wort in it because SS is such a poor conductor of heat. Someone commented on another post that once an immersion chiller...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-10-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,903
Posted By PAbrewer07
I discussed this thin-walled aluminum tubing with...

I discussed this thin-walled aluminum tubing with a friend who had used it for an automotive application. He told me it would kink and even collapse when he tried to bend it. The part he made with it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,903
Posted By PAbrewer07
I'll be sure to post the results if I try this,...

I'll be sure to post the results if I try this, but it might be a month or more.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-01-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,903
Posted By PAbrewer07
That was a fast response! Thanks Yuri. The...

That was a fast response! Thanks Yuri.

The wall thickness on this aluminum tubing is far thinner than the copper tubing that's available and generally used for this purpose, so I suspect the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-01-2008, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,903
Posted By PAbrewer07
Aluminum Immersion Chiller

I was at Home Depot today and noticed they only had ten foot sections of flexible copper tubing in stock. I started considering alternatives to copper and found that Summit sells a 25 ft. coil of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2008, 04:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,021
Posted By PAbrewer07
Orfy, thanks for posting this recipe! Mild...

Orfy, thanks for posting this recipe!

Mild English ale is the reason I got into home brewing in the first place and there are few if any credible sources for MEA recipes on the internet.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-29-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By PAbrewer07
Thanks guys. I boiled water in the pot to...

Thanks guys.

I boiled water in the pot to create the oxide layer--so I knew not to scrub the layer off.

I'll be sure to clean the immersion chiller as Palmer describes before I use it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-29-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By PAbrewer07
Prepping New Aluminum Pot

I boiled six gallons of water in a brand new aluminum pot for 30 minutes today—it’s a thin-walled pot that came with a turkey fryer kit. As bubbles started to form I was surprised by how many...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By PAbrewer07
The people teaching me how to brew AG told me a...

The people teaching me how to brew AG told me a cooler would eventually fall apart, but these guys are doing 11 gallon boils at least four times a month. I was hoping to use the cooler for a test...
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