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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-18-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By DrDirt
Scratch that. The reducer is 2" female to 3/4...

Scratch that. The reducer is 2" female to 3/4 inch female. I added a barb in between that and the valve.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-18-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By DrDirt
I cant remember for sure, but I think I got all...

I cant remember for sure, but I think I got all the additional parts from Ace hardware locally. The 2" male to 3/4 inch female reducer shouldn't be too hard to find. I added the pipe clamp around the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By DrDirt
Here's a photo of my setup. For reference, the...

Here's a photo of my setup. For reference, the crossmember on the stand is just above the 1 gallon line.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By DrDirt
I usually do 20 or 25 gallon batches. With the...

I usually do 20 or 25 gallon batches. With the dump/collect/dump schedule I suggested above I've never had the trub collect much higher than about a half gallon (about 4-5 inches up the cone). I've...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By DrDirt
Your setup is very close to what I have, same...

Your setup is very close to what I have, same stand, it appears.

My racking port is about 6-8 inches up from the base of the cone, slightly below the 1-gallon line (at about the 3/4 gallon area)....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-16-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By DrDirt
Mine's mounted vertically (the fermenter sits in...

Mine's mounted vertically (the fermenter sits in the basement bathroom, directly above a drain). The racking port is at about 45 degrees but I generally try to dump or collect before the trub reaches...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-15-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By DrDirt
I have a 30 gallon with a 3/4 inch dump at the...

I have a 30 gallon with a 3/4 inch dump at the bottom, occasionally it takes a minute to begin flowing, but I've never had it clog up entirely. I think you'd be okay going to 1/2 inch.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-11-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By DrDirt
When I moved from 10 to 25 gallon batches I...

When I moved from 10 to 25 gallon batches I quickly realized that cleaning and sanitizing five carboys was a royal pain in the A. Also, racking to kegs too forever. The best purchase I made was a 30...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-09-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By DrDirt
How big a hole are we talking? Couldn't you just...

How big a hole are we talking? Couldn't you just use a step bit and a drill?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-05-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By DrDirt
Thanks for the suggestions guys. 30 gallons of...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. 30 gallons of boiling water is going to be a tall order, but I'm going to give it a go with hot tap water and bleach.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-03-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By DrDirt
HDPE conical - to bleach or not to bleach?

Okay Ladies and Gents, I've got an infection in the beer presently residing in my 30 gallon high-density polyethylene conical. Don't ask me what type of bug it is, I don't know sour beer at all, and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-26-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,084
Posted By DrDirt
needs to stay in the fermenter for a few more...

needs to stay in the fermenter for a few more weeks. Perhaps use gelatin after 4 or 6 weeks in the fermenter.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By DrDirt
This is hardly a disaster, I expect your beer...

This is hardly a disaster, I expect your beer will be quite good. So what if your pH and mash temp were a bit off? Don't get hung up on being perfect, especially on your first few AG brews. I rarely...
Forum: General Techniques 06-19-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By DrDirt
Don't bother racking to secondary. The gelatin...

Don't bother racking to secondary. The gelatin only takes a couple of days to settle out so I'd suggest leaving the beer in primary for a few more days and then add gelatin 2 days before you keg it....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-18-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,279
Posted By DrDirt
Just found this thread, love it. OP, I...

Just found this thread, love it.

OP, I think you might be developing Stockholm Syndrome with respect to this brew. Cheers!
Forum: Hops Growing 03-19-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,484
Posted By DrDirt
Removing the apical meristem (the bud at the tip...

Removing the apical meristem (the bud at the tip of the bine) upests the balance of growth hormones in the plant (auxin, cytokinin and gibberilin) and causes more growth from the lateral meristems;...
Forum: General Techniques 07-02-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By DrDirt
It shouldn't make too big a difference. You can...

It shouldn't make too big a difference. You can always adjust the temp a bit on HERMS by tweaking the HLT temp for heat exchange. The only time I've ever insulated the mash tun is brewing outside...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-01-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,570
Posted By DrDirt
Yeah, and cocaine is derived from a naturally...

Yeah, and cocaine is derived from a naturally occuring organism too, so it must be safe.
Insecticidal soap kills insects by breaking down their mucous membranes and dehydrating or suffocating them,...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-29-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,570
Posted By DrDirt
From Tree Services Magazine (emphasis added) ...

From Tree Services Magazine (emphasis added)

Bagworms—Easy to spot because they use the needles of spruce and juniper to construct their outer woven “bag,” some homeowners have mistaken them for...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-26-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,570
Posted By DrDirt
Careful, 'organic' can mean several different...

Careful, 'organic' can mean several different things. In terms of a pesticide it may refer to chemical makeup, not necesarily 'safe to spray on food'.

OP - consider insecticidal soap but make...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-25-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By DrDirt
Saison.

Saison.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-25-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By DrDirt
I imagine you'll be fine with the de-bittered...

I imagine you'll be fine with the de-bittered black. Is this AG? if so you may consider mashing a few degrees lower and upping the AAU's in your bittering additions.
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-25-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By DrDirt
Try an american wheat, something like this: ...

Try an american wheat, something like this:
6lbs wheat DME
1oz cascade at 60 min
1oz cascade at 30 min
.5 oz crushed coriander seed at 5 mins
(maybe throw in some orange peel at 5 mins)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By DrDirt
Stop brewing with pixie dust and things should...

Stop brewing with pixie dust and things should correct themselves.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-23-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By DrDirt
Hmmm. since you have so much of this beer and the...

Hmmm. since you have so much of this beer and the rest of us have none it only makes sense that you redistribute some of your beer to the other members of the forum. Yes, I understand that we neither...
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