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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 126
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Posted By runhard
I tried to have the experiment as controlled as...

I tried to have the experiment as controlled as possible; everything the same except for yeast; but both starters came from the same batch of freezer/glycerol stocks and treated the same. I didn't...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 126
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Posted By runhard
Can't speak for your product but I suspect it to...

Can't speak for your product but I suspect it to be the same but I can brew 2 or up to 3 times in one day on the BrewMagic and it only add's about 1h 15m per additional brew...............when the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 126
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Posted By runhard
Ask to speak to Bob at SABCO. Tell him that...

Ask to speak to Bob at SABCO. Tell him that shipping is the only thing preventing you from buying his system and I'd bet he'll work with you to get the deal done. I'm unable to go into specifics but...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 126
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Posted By runhard
It is also easy enought to turn the BrewMagic...

It is also easy enought to turn the BrewMagic into a HERMS by simply placing a coil in the HLT and not using the elemnt. I did that for a few brews to see if there was a significant difference in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 25,390
Posted By runhard
My $0.02 are DIY. I had a 2 tier DIY that wasn't...

My $0.02 are DIY. I had a 2 tier DIY that wasn't the easiest thing to use but I made good beer. I decided I wanted something a little nicer and I ended up purchasing one of the rigs you mentioned...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-01-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By runhard
So without a crunching #s my guess is about 9%...

So without a crunching #s my guess is about 9% alcohol is what you'd be getting and if memory serves right 10% ABV is the tolerance range for this yeast. With that much fermentables remaining I'm not...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-01-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 43,471
Posted By runhard
I'm down near Austin and I hear you about those...

I'm down near Austin and I hear you about those 100+F brew days. I think the driveway must be at least 120C. We've got a detached garage. Thinking about enclosing 1/2 of it when $$$ isn't such a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-01-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By runhard
Yooper's Fat Sam

If you haven't tried this one then I'd highly recommend it. I followed her recipe and can only say :mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-19-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 46,082
Posted By runhard
What about adding a spray ball in the lid for...

What about adding a spray ball in the lid for recirculating cleaner or sanitizer? Did Rich ever visit that idea from a previous post.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-14-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,512
Posted By runhard
Here is how you can get about 22-23 gallons post...

Here is how you can get about 22-23 gallons post boil. After the mash and you begin the fly sparge or batch sparge(whichever you prefer) start crushing your grain for batch #2. As batch #1 is boiling...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-14-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,332
Posted By runhard
I like Bobby's idea of using a sprayer wand to...

I like Bobby's idea of using a sprayer wand to deliver Star Sans or YMFS (your most favourite sanitizer).
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By runhard
Are you looking for stainless steel or plastic....

Are you looking for stainless steel or plastic. If you're not looking for too "Giant" then Toledo Metal Spinning has SS hoppers that you can fabricate into very nice conical. See Yuri Rage's conical...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-21-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,986
Posted By runhard
How about stealing something from Nike? Just Hop...

How about stealing something from Nike? Just Hop It! or Just Dry Hop It! No, neither of those sound good and if someone's mind is in the gutter........well it doesn't take too much imagination to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,145
Posted By runhard
I bought the 3-roller crankandstein. It works...

I bought the 3-roller crankandstein. It works great and my efficiency is always up in the mid to high-80's but I prefer to have a fair amount of flour. Having said that I don't really know if the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-22-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By runhard
Nice question Mike. My brewing water is quite...

Nice question Mike. My brewing water is quite hard as our aquifers are in limestone shelves. I've been using phosphoric acid as well and at times I have to add quite a lot depending on the time of...
Forum: Introductions 02-20-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By runhard
Welcome from Buda, TX. Uh............, most don't...

Welcome from Buda, TX. Uh............, most don't know Buda but have at least seen our Cabela's MegaStore. What type of equipment are you in need of? Watch the Austin Craigslist as I've seen some...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-15-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,022
Posted By runhard
I've actually boiled my plate chiller for 15...

I've actually boiled my plate chiller for 15 minutes in PBW. Following the boiling for 15 minutes I turned off the burner and then went about doing stuff for 4 hours. If you have a pump rated for at...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-14-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By runhard
That has Yuri_Rage written all over it. ...

That has Yuri_Rage written all over it.

Good TIG welders are rare but one place to check is where people build custom bicycle,s motorcycles, and cars. There are a # of custom shops in PA, so if...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,767
Posted By runhard
That's a cool idea to test the efficacy but...

That's a cool idea to test the efficacy but taking the pH reading is so much easier. If one chose to conduct the microbiological test then the appropriate controls would need to be included. Gosh, if...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,767
Posted By runhard
Where I grew up we had a well and the water was...

Where I grew up we had a well and the water was soft. It's difficult to explain to those who've never had well water but as you stated it does taste much better than every municipality that I've...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-14-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 69,346
Posted By runhard
That rig if ever custom or massed produced would...

That rig if ever custom or massed produced would put Sabco's BrewMagic out of business. You've already heard it before but that's mighty fine.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,767
Posted By runhard
You obviously know you're way around a lab so it...

You obviously know you're way around a lab so it would be easy to add salts to your milli-Q or de-ionized water at rates that approach your tap water to see exactly which salts are contributing to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-25-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,529
Posted By runhard
Caustic soda !

Caustic soda !
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-25-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By runhard
Still off-topic but here it goes. 2-strokes are...

Still off-topic but here it goes. 2-strokes are notorious for having carb troubles if they set up too long without being run. At the end of the season it's best to dump all but a little of the fuel...
Forum: General Techniques 01-25-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By runhard
Once you get the gravity reading let us know. I'm...

Once you get the gravity reading let us know. I'm not sure from your post but you dry hopped the same day you racked to the 2 fermenter?
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