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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-20-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 75
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Posted By the_wickster
That's a rather silly fear. Slight dust clinging...

That's a rather silly fear. Slight dust clinging to an item from a slight static attraction. Not "charged" like rubbing your feet on carpet. If you get that much dust in the air you probably have...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-20-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,836
Posted By the_wickster
I have one of these mills. I won it at a raffle...

I have one of these mills. I won it at a raffle at our club's Christmas party. I have been using a barley crusher for many years. Its powered on a cart from a direct drive low speed high torque gear...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-29-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By the_wickster
Thanks, Do you stir up the bed at all after...

Thanks,

Do you stir up the bed at all after you start recirculating? Can you tell how tight the bed is? ooh that sounds dirty. :D
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-28-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By the_wickster
How fast to recirc during mash

I recently built a Brutus 10 type system and recirc during the mash. I"ve done about 6 brews on it. I've noticed the faster I recirculate (the more open the pump valve) the better I'm able to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-10-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,491
Posted By the_wickster
Yeah I'm not sure about that either. But that...

Yeah I'm not sure about that either. But that doesn't mean you can't use it. I was looking at some MSDS sheets for some pipe insulation like he mentioned. It seems very benign. All the hazards were...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-10-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,491
Posted By the_wickster
I ended up just e-mailing Blichmann - I'm a...

I ended up just e-mailing Blichmann - I'm a little surprised by the reponse but I've never been disappointed with John's products.

FYI -
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-08-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,491
Posted By the_wickster
TTT Anyone??

TTT Anyone??
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-04-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,491
Posted By the_wickster
Foam is a little vague. is it pipe insulation?...

Foam is a little vague. is it pipe insulation? Rubber foam. Poly-something foam? I'm hoping someone who has one could tell.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-03-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,491
Posted By the_wickster
Auto-Sparge Tube Float material

For those of you who have the new Auto-Sparge. What is the black float made out of that is on the end of the silicone tubing that makes it float?

I want to apply something like that on my MLT...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-05-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,532
Posted By the_wickster
Its a single phase induction motor and needs a...

Its a single phase induction motor and needs a capacitor to start.

The spade terminals on the ends should plug right onto a motor start cap.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-09-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By the_wickster
I have had it tested. Its super hard and...

I have had it tested. Its super hard and bicarbonates are really high. RA is very high. Next to none SO4. I don't have the detailed results handy right now. I do add gypsum for my hoppier beers.
...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-09-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By the_wickster
All my light beers taste the same

I'm getting really frustrated lately every time I brew a light colored beer. With the exception of a hefe (which have been turning out pretty good) all my light beers that are lightly hopped have the...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-22-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,164
Posted By the_wickster
There are a couple ways to get around it. ...

There are a couple ways to get around it.

Either use the 4-prong. (14-30)

Or use a 3 prong with the ground in lieu of the neutral. You can get a Nema 6-30 or rewire your 10-30. But rewiring...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-22-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,164
Posted By the_wickster
It looks like a NEMA 10-30 receptacle. 120/240V...

It looks like a NEMA 10-30 receptacle. 120/240V 30A

http://www.stayonline.com/images/products_240x240/4412.jpg

They normally have two hots and the neutral.

You should NOT use the neutral...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-22-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By the_wickster
TTT - Anything anyone??

TTT - Anything anyone??
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-21-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By the_wickster
what do you think of my water?

I've been doing partial mashes with good success and this summer I plan to move up to all grain.

I have really hard well water so I've been blending half hard from the well and half soft from the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-15-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By the_wickster
Honey - Boil or not to boil?

If I remember correctly I've read in a couple books that honey should be added to the primary post boil at or before pitching.

This makes me a little nervous so whenever I use honey I put it in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,619
Posted By the_wickster
I am in a similar situation with REALLY hard well...

I am in a similar situation with REALLY hard well water that has high total alkalinity. My learning experience is here:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=33699

I am not a chemist...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-28-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By the_wickster
Thanks for the replys. My sparge went well, and...

Thanks for the replys. My sparge went well, and from what Kaiser says it sounds like the protein rest would help primarily with clarity. That makes sense.

With a 3 gallon cooler for my PM a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-27-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By the_wickster
I'm probably not a fair comparison but I have a...

I'm probably not a fair comparison but I have a Lincoln SP 135 plus. 120V (115/110V nominal whatever) I use gas with mine since it makes it a little easier and prettier looking welds. I use it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-27-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By the_wickster
I don't know what design stand your making. But...

I don't know what design stand your making. But if you are going to support scalding liquid up high you better make sure its secure.

90Amps isn't very much current and the duty cycle is pretty...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-26-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By the_wickster
How important is a protein rest?

I've been doing PMs for a bit now.

I currently have an ale in primary that I want to come across more like lager. (dry and crisp but with some body) I used WY 1007 German ale and am ferementing...
Forum: General Techniques 12-11-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By the_wickster
hmmm after reading that site I wonder if this...

hmmm after reading that site I wonder if this could be my culprit?



How do you know if you used "marginally dysfunctional yeast". It was one pack of dry yeast. Safale if I remember right. And...
Forum: General Techniques 12-10-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By the_wickster
diacetyl in bottles after keg?? -beer gun

Not sure where to ask this question but here goes.

I normally PM but did an extract/steep amber ale since I wanted to get a batch done quick.

All went well. 2 weeks primary 2 weeks secondary,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-29-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,745
Posted By the_wickster
Oh no. :eek: I don't think I'm ever going to...

Oh no. :eek: I don't think I'm ever going to leave my house again after reading that.

Good thing I have an immune system. ;)

Oxyclean -> Rinse -> Starsan -> wort & pitch or rack & keg.
:mug:...
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