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Forum: DIY Projects 09-21-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By gopherh3
I just drpp a fountain pump in a rain barrel and...

I just drpp a fountain pump in a rain barrel and pump warm soapy water up into an inverted keg (PVC wand goes up through the bung to the top of the keg) and let the pump run for about 20 minutes. As...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,322
Posted By gopherh3
I use a fountain pump with a PVC pipe on the...

I use a fountain pump with a PVC pipe on the discharge side. Set the rig in the bottom of a 15 brew kettle, keg goes inverted over the pipe, turn the pump on and walk away. The fluid sprays into...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By gopherh3
I use my HERMS system to crash cool hot wort but...

I use my HERMS system to crash cool hot wort but I fill it half way with cold water and drop a 2 large blocks of ice in the water. I make the ice blocks in the freezer using the same can I wrapped...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,184
Posted By gopherh3
I do most of my business with ARCET although BOC...

I do most of my business with ARCET although BOC gas is pretty good also. Priced about the same. ARCET has welding supplies so I can consolidate trips. They both exchange bottles, I've found ARCET...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-15-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,759
Posted By gopherh3
Jumping in head first saves you a ton of expense...

Jumping in head first saves you a ton of expense and time. My first batch was all grain (kit from B3) and it went into kegs. (Bottling to me seems entirely too much effort, if my friends want to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-13-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,572
Posted By gopherh3
plasma cutters make the best pilot hole. Clamp...

plasma cutters make the best pilot hole. Clamp the ground to one end of the pot, position the torch where you want the hole and one light tap in the trigger and Viola! Pilot hole.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-13-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By gopherh3
I load the grain first and pump the water in...

I load the grain first and pump the water in through the drain filling the grain bed from the bottom up. Never had an issue with stuck sparges or making paste using that method. I leave the mash...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-21-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,136
Posted By gopherh3
N2 is much cheaper than CO2. Having said that, a...

N2 is much cheaper than CO2. Having said that, a 20lb CO2 bottle holds a lot more gas as it's charged with liquid CO2 (which boils off when the valve is opened.) And as far as filling tires go,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-10-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,459
Posted By gopherh3
If he blew all the way through, cut a piece of...

If he blew all the way through, cut a piece of brass to butt up against the hole on the inside and then just fill it with weld filler from the outside. (strike the ark and feed wire if you're using...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-17-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,345
Posted By gopherh3
Years ago (before the price of SS went through...

Years ago (before the price of SS went through the roof and came back down) the AB brewery here would sell you used kegs they considered unserviceable. (read: lots of big dents and dings) Typically...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-04-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,327
Posted By gopherh3
I have a gas dryer that someone gave me. I was...

I have a gas dryer that someone gave me. I was thinking of converting it to propane and covering the air vents wtih a SS mesh as a starting point. Haven't had time yet to play with it, but I was...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-17-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,705
Posted By gopherh3
I use Carbon-X welding blankets at work for...

I use Carbon-X welding blankets at work for pre-heating large castings. With 500F metal on one side of a 1/2" blanket, the other side is cool enough to touch. They are fire proof and (relatively)...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-17-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,246
Posted By gopherh3
I saw a (somewhat) similar boiler at...

I saw a (somewhat) similar boiler at dangerouslaboratories.org and was wondering how well a modified version would work as a tankless water heater.

Needless to say, your results will save me a...
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