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Forum: DIY Projects 03-31-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By c3hutson
I finally got around to ordering the stainless...

I finally got around to ordering the stainless immersion chiller coil from Stainless Brewing. I'll take some pictures and update the thread when I get that!

Chad
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By c3hutson
It's CO monitoring. Big difference. Sent...

It's CO monitoring. Big difference.


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Forum: DIY Projects 03-10-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By c3hutson
That's just my BK for 5 gallon batches. We have...

That's just my BK for 5 gallon batches. We have another 15 gallon for larger batches... Need a bigger BK soon however. 13.5 gallon preboil volumes are scary in these pots.


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Forum: DIY Projects 03-10-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By c3hutson
Blichmann burners with natural gas conversion. 13...

Blichmann burners with natural gas conversion. 13 gallon boils have been cake. 184899


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 24,180
Posted By c3hutson
Sounds like my city water in Kalamazoo. Tons of...

Sounds like my city water in Kalamazoo. Tons of residual alkalinity. The dark grains get the pH closer to what is optimal for the mash/fermentation. For light beers, cut your water 50% with RO water...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By c3hutson
C02 tank

If it's going to sit in one place, just get steel. You'll save money up front and not have to worry about finding a place that fills your precious shiny tank vs. swaps it. I ended up swapping my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 333,501
Posted By c3hutson
Wouldn't be surprised if a lot of these...

Wouldn't be surprised if a lot of these complaints are due to poorly sealed lids.


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Forum: DIY Projects 03-09-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,908
Posted By c3hutson
First batch in the conical. Makeshift heater...

First batch in the conical. Makeshift heater until I figure out what I will actually do for heating (thinking about a huge submersible aquarium heater).

Chiller build updates coming this week....
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,908
Posted By c3hutson
No chiller updates as of yet, waiting to get the...

No chiller updates as of yet, waiting to get the stainless immersion chiller coil to finish the project. Here are some pics to keep you all occupied. 184182184184184185


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Forum: DIY Projects 03-01-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,908
Posted By c3hutson
What solenoids do you use? Sent from my...

What solenoids do you use?


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Forum: DIY Projects 02-28-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,908
Posted By c3hutson
Harbor freight pumps are cheap. I assumed those...

Harbor freight pumps are cheap. I assumed those solenoids are crazy expensive, plus I am starting with one conical so I figured this was the easiest, cheapest and most efficient for now


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Forum: DIY Projects 02-28-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By c3hutson
The idea is for the whirlpool outlet to be...

The idea is for the whirlpool outlet to be flowing directly into the chilled coil. This design works ridiculously fast.

I've actually been using a hose that is attached right to the water main as...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-28-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,908
Posted By c3hutson
The chiller has no integrated pump. In a typical...

The chiller has no integrated pump. In a typical application, the aquarium would gravity feed into the chiller via a sump and a pump at the outlet would feed the chilled water back into the tank.
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Forum: DIY Projects 02-28-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,908
Posted By c3hutson
The chiller recommends 1,000-2,000 GPH....

The chiller recommends 1,000-2,000 GPH. Apparently if you don't have it running fast enough, the water actually cools down TOO fast and it will trigger an early shutdown. That being said, I took the...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,908
Posted By c3hutson
Your thoughts are basically exactly in line with...

Your thoughts are basically exactly in line with mine.

I got it home, ended up paying $425 which I'm alright with. It is a little rough around the edges but appears to be perfectly functional SO...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2014, 07:05 PM
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Views: 2,908
Posted By c3hutson
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Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2014, 07:04 PM
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Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2014, 07:04 PM
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Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2014, 07:03 PM
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Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2014, 03:28 PM
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Views: 2,908
Posted By c3hutson
Purchasing a 1HP aquarium chiller... Conical/trunk line chilling project!

I have to opportunity to pick up a lightly used 1HP aquarium chiller for $425. This retails online brand new for ~$1200, so I feel like it's a steal.

Specs:
-Coralife Aquarium Chiller 1 HP -...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,456
Posted By c3hutson
Bumping this with a link to my thread asking...

Bumping this with a link to my thread asking about the hinge mechanism and possibility of building a collar on the GDM 26 true cooler.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By c3hutson
True GDM 26 display cooler

I'm looking to purchase a used model. I plan to try and use it with a blichmann 27 gallon conical. One of the interior dimensions appears to be 0.5" too small (from my guess, I believe the depth is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By c3hutson
Looking for advice on Conical...

I know this is a heated topic, but we are starting to look at larger batch sizes for some beers. We currently do 10 gallons on everything and are looking to move up to 15 or 20 gallons.

Currently...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-25-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,288
Posted By c3hutson
I'm biased but get a tower if power module (skip...

I'm biased but get a tower if power module (skip the stand) and a blichmann MLT, pump and more beer whirlpool chiller.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By c3hutson
^ that

^ that
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