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Forum: Electric Brewing 01-26-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 93
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Posted By bbognerks
I think it has a lot to do with water chemistry...

I think it has a lot to do with water chemistry and equipment. I have relatively high pH water(8.5) from the tap. So I imagine that makes the rust problem more severe in my case. People with more...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-26-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 93
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Posted By bbognerks
There is likely no ill effect. Iron is needed...

There is likely no ill effect. Iron is needed for the body. My concern was with having a rust/metallic taste in light beers.

As for the anode not doing anything, you are completely wrong. My...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-26-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 93
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Posted By bbognerks
Considering I couldn't find a 5500 watt version...

Considering I couldn't find a 5500 watt version easily, I'll stick with a separate anode. Even the 4500 watt I only found in a couple places. I'd rather have something I can easily replace if...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-26-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,743
Posted By bbognerks
An aluminum pot probably works due to the sheer...

An aluminum pot probably works due to the sheer surface area of it and less electrical resistance from connections and dissimilar metals. I can definitely say an aluminum anode doesn't work in a SS...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-26-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 93
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Posted By bbognerks
No, that won't work. If you are...

No, that won't work.



If you are concerned about possibly having rust, spend the extra $20 on fittings and an anode and do it right. Why worry about it? Just prevent it. Adding an anode has...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-26-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,743
Posted By bbognerks
You'd be surprised to know that you can indeed...

You'd be surprised to know that you can indeed see corrosion on the rod. I've been using mine for about a year and it's noticeable. It also tends to flake off towards the bottom while water is...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-25-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,743
Posted By bbognerks
Furthermore, the Camco RV Mg anodes in this...

Furthermore, the Camco RV Mg anodes in this thread have the steel/aluminum core visible as soon as you get them anyways. Like they were cut from a bigger rod. Hasn't had any negative effects. Not...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-08-2011, 08:37 PM
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Posted By bbognerks
Metal top and magnets, probably not a good combo....

Metal top and magnets, probably not a good combo. But hey, maybe it's aluminum (doubt it).
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-24-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,743
Posted By bbognerks
That's the whole point of this thread... Install...

That's the whole point of this thread... Install a magnesium anode to SOLVE the problem. Swapping elements will not solve anything. You'll end up with 2 rusty elements... The wort doesn't "seal"...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-22-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,218
Posted By bbognerks
Why not cut the top off like you would a normal...

Why not cut the top off like you would a normal keggle conversion. Size it to a pot lid and use a sheet silicone gasket from McMaster to seal it? Then you could ensure no problem spots by soldering...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-20-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By bbognerks
I use a regular old light bulb inside a juice...

I use a regular old light bulb inside a juice can. For temp control, make this dual stage(heat and cool) controller.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay-aquarium-temp-controller-build-163849/
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-14-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,743
Posted By bbognerks
From Wikipedia - Rust...

From Wikipedia - Rust (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust#Cathodic_protection) A form of preventing rust is Cathodic Protection


Wikipedia - Cathodic Protection...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-05-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,743
Posted By bbognerks
They are the standard 1/2" NPT

They are the standard 1/2" NPT
Forum: DIY Projects 08-31-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By bbognerks
I purchased mine from this seller: ...

I purchased mine from this seller:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/110V-Temperature-Controller-Thermostat-Aquarium-Farm-/120726068140?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1bd59bac
I got it in about a week and...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-30-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By bbognerks
1/2" is adequate for 10 gallon batches March...

1/2" is adequate for 10 gallon batches
March 809 is 1/2" so unless I want to spend $$$ on a pump with bigger ports, then it is the bottleneck anyways.
1/2" is cheaper

What would you need 3/4...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-30-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By bbognerks
I went bottom drain on my mash tun and now I'm...

I went bottom drain on my mash tun and now I'm considering rebuilding my HLT and BK with bottom drain as well. Cleaning is a snap and no worries of losing siphon. I didn't do 2" triclover, just the...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-30-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By bbognerks
I would suggest the ebay aquarium controller if...

I would suggest the ebay aquarium controller if you are DIY inclined. It really is an easy build. It also gives you the flexibility to heat OR cool without having to manually change it. It's also...
Forum: Company Reviews 08-19-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,125
Posted By bbognerks
I must say that the stands he makes are a great...

I must say that the stands he makes are a great value. I got in on the stand + RIMS tube deal last Christmas season. It does take quite a while for him to fabricate, but I'm sure it's his side...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By bbognerks
Yeah I've thought about recirculating through the...

Yeah I've thought about recirculating through the plate chiller and back in for the initial temp drop. However, I've had issues in the past with cold break clogging things up. Of course, my system...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,953
Posted By bbognerks
Chuggers are basically March clones. This...

Chuggers are basically March clones. This problem happens on March 809s due to tight shaft/impeller tolerances. As seen in this post...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,827
Posted By bbognerks
Ingenious pump mount/shield idea. Instead of...

Ingenious pump mount/shield idea. Instead of having a mount and a shield, you incorporated it all into one. Love it! Too bad I already have a stand, otherwise this would be very tempting.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By bbognerks
Well I did try to reduce the flow rate on the...

Well I did try to reduce the flow rate on the water, but when I did that, the wort output temp would creep up. I was already at almost a trickle on the wort out side of things, so slowing it down...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-18-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By bbognerks
PreChiller too efficient?

When I first started brewing, I built a 50' 1/2 copper refrigeration tubing IC. Well, I have since upgraded to a 40 plate chiller. Because of the heat wave this summer, I thought I'd use my IC as a...
Forum: For Sale 08-13-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By bbognerks
That would be epic if it was solid brass.

That would be epic if it was solid brass.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-27-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By bbognerks
I dropped a RTD temperature probe from Auber and...

I dropped a RTD temperature probe from Auber and got some strange readings like this. Turned out when I dropped it, the impact broke the sensor's thermal mass (looks like a piece of ceramic). This...
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