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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-31-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By coldrice
I called the manufacturer of the aquarium...

I called the manufacturer of the aquarium silicone at lowes. They told me it was not to be in contact with anything ingested by humans. That's where I gave up and decided cpvc cement would likely be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-31-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,668
Posted By coldrice
Where can one find this magic silicone?

Where can one find this magic silicone?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-30-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By coldrice
15 gal Inductor Tank Respirating, Mold

I can't figure out a way to seal up the band around the lid. I have white life forming on my beers if I ferment in primary longer than ten days. So far it actually hasn't imparted any discernable off...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-30-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,668
Posted By coldrice
Silicone is toxic, that doesn't bothet you? I'm...

Silicone is toxic, that doesn't bothet you? I'm having issues with mold growing in my 15 gal polyethylene conicals due to respiration at the lid but all I can think to use is cpvc cement. At high...
Forum: Brew Science 08-22-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,899
Posted By coldrice
Also worthy of note is that these conicals don't...

Also worthy of note is that these conicals don't create a perfect seal. They breath around the threads at the top where the lid screws down.
Forum: Brew Science 08-22-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,899
Posted By coldrice
white film on top of beer?

So I have made the switch to 15 gal plastic conicals. I have brewed probably 12 batches and probably three of them have a thin layer of white on top that almost looks like soap scum. It has solidish...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-10-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By coldrice
I know but it says i only need about a cup, which...

I know but it says i only need about a cup, which doesn't seem right. and thats with the meter set at about the halfway point on the 'thickness' scale. i was adding a cushion. the yeast is actually...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-10-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By coldrice
How Much Harvested Yeast To Use

So.... I recently upgraded to a 15 gallon system using plastic conical fermenters and pvc yeast catchers. I made a batch of RyePA using 5 packs of Nottingham and harvest about 3 qts of really nice,...
Forum: General Techniques 06-07-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By coldrice
it was more a matter of my 'royal assistants'...

it was more a matter of my 'royal assistants' stirring and i lacked a positive and progressive way of asking them to knock it off...
Forum: General Techniques 06-07-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By coldrice
just a false bottom with a dip tube. and i doubt...

just a false bottom with a dip tube. and i doubt the mash paddle is passing all the way down through the 30+ lbs of grain to the false bottom.
Forum: General Techniques 06-07-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By coldrice
yeah

yeah
Forum: General Techniques 06-07-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By coldrice
I have actually been stirring gently during...

I have actually been stirring gently during sparge/runoff and havent experienced issues with grain in the boil kettle. just trying to figure out if that has something to do with my efficiency issues...
Forum: General Techniques 06-07-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By coldrice
Stirring Whilst Sparging

What is the damage done by doing this?
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By coldrice
Sweet, where'd you find the copper?

Sweet, where'd you find the copper?
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By coldrice
Sorry... please xplain what you mean by that.

Sorry... please xplain what you mean by that.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-09-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By coldrice
yeah I had thought of that, too, if for nothing...

yeah I had thought of that, too, if for nothing else so the unit was closer to being flush with the wall and not sticking out so much. I saw someone on here, though, that theorized that would not be...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-09-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By coldrice
Keezer Build (alternative to fan cooling walls of freezer)

Been reading a lot of keezer build threads (for obvious reasons) and it seems like a lot of extra planning to install a fan that blows all across the outer walls of the freezer to ward against the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By coldrice
pretty sure it's an old pace maker from the...

pretty sure it's an old pace maker from the 1960s...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-27-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By coldrice
I am going to pick up some grease (I guess at...

I am going to pick up some grease (I guess at Radio Shack?). I'm considering abrading the probe of the thermowell and dipping it in molten copper, also.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-27-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By coldrice
Arrgghh! Alas, i am having the same problem. I'm...

Arrgghh! Alas, i am having the same problem. I'm using a thermowell in the ball valve ov my MT, recirculating the mash through a coil in the HLT back to the lid of the MT. The temp control reads 18...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-17-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By coldrice
20 Gal MegaPot Dead Space?

Does anyone out there know what the dead space is in a 20 gal MegaPot betwixt the false bottom and the kettle bottom? Thanks!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-26-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By coldrice
ahhh, nice. thats good. still don't know how to...

ahhh, nice. thats good. still don't know how to purge the coil though. only thing i can think of is after the bk has drained, boil a small volume of water like 2 gal and pump it through until it runs...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By coldrice
Herms Question

Wort from mash will be recirculated through copper coil bathing in the HLT. When sparging commences I will reconfigure the hoses so the sparge water is pumped through the coil, thus purging it of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By coldrice
kinda figured as much. i like my face where it...

kinda figured as much. i like my face where it is, thanks.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By coldrice
Why Do You Need an Oxygen Regulator?

I want to make my own in-line oxygenation unit. Why the need for the o2 regulator? Can't you just turn the tank on and let it rock or would it just blow &$%$ apart? What is the recommended flow rate?...
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