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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,852
Posted By jfowler1
I have my copper return arm attached to the top...

I have my copper return arm attached to the top of my immersion chiller (I used a couple strands of copper wire to fix the two together). I found it takes a little trial and error to find the angle...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-19-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By jfowler1
I have been running a HERMS system just like that...

I have been running a HERMS system just like that and have had no problems with grain damaging/clogging the pump. What type of false bottom are you using in the mash tun?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-20-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By jfowler1
I put my IC on double duty as a HERMS coil, but...

I put my IC on double duty as a HERMS coil, but the caveat is that my coil is 3/8" copper (1/2" OD). The larger diameter makes recirculation pretty smooth.

I run my sparge water through the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-20-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,159
Posted By jfowler1
I wouldn't bother with screwing around with the...

I wouldn't bother with screwing around with the false bottom.

I brew 5 gallon batches in a 10 gallon Polarware kettle which has a similar fitting/false bottom set up to the B3 kettle you have. I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-16-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By jfowler1
Clogging concerns aside - I think it would work. ...

Clogging concerns aside - I think it would work. However, wouldn't you need a second pump pushing hot water in the opposite direction to the wort?

To be effective, I'd think the hot water would...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-30-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By jfowler1
I have decided to experiment with even dropping...

I have decided to experiment with even dropping the 30 minute boil addition, and just going with a small 60 minute bittering addition and the 30 minute whirlpool. I know it kind of spits in the face...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-20-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,443
Posted By jfowler1
Naturally, everyone would round. But that still...

Naturally, everyone would round. But that still doesn't address my bigger point, that you would have to convert back to make your purchases. It would be moot if you stocked your own inventory in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-20-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,443
Posted By jfowler1
I remember when Jamil decided to switch to to...

I remember when Jamil decided to switch to to Metric for the Jamil Show/ CYBI. He always talked about how much easier it was to scale down a commercial recipe because you can use percentages like...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-18-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By jfowler1
FSW tribute recipes - "A tale of 3 Jacks"

I love a great IPA. From what I hear, some of the best IPA's in the country are coming out of a little brewery in CA called Firestone Walker. I have made the Union Jack clone featured on CYBI, and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By jfowler1
I bit the bullet about 6 months ago, and replaced...

I bit the bullet about 6 months ago, and replaced my poly plastic QD's with the MoreBeer Stainless Ball-lock style QD's.
...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-15-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,859
Posted By jfowler1
dbl dbl post.

dbl dbl post.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-15-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,859
Posted By jfowler1
Sorry, dbl post.

Sorry, dbl post.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-15-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,859
Posted By jfowler1
I agree with the past few posters. I used...

I agree with the past few posters.

I used WLP007 for about a year, and recently switched to WLP002 with a 145/158 step mash. The wort is a little more fermentable than I was getting with single...
Forum: General Techniques 06-14-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 28,961
Posted By jfowler1
I try to make a nice upgrade every year. A pump,...

I try to make a nice upgrade every year. A pump, SS ball lock QD's, correctly sized 10 gallon vessels... they have all made things a lot easier.

However, my favorite addition may be my most...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-14-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By jfowler1
Bucket heater and timer

I have been using a bucket heater...

http://www.amazon.com/MARSHALLTOWN-Premier-742G-Bucket-Heater/dp/B000BDB4UG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339674616&sr=8-1&keywords=BUCKET+HEATER

and a timer... ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,993
Posted By jfowler1
I started this thread ages ago, and I kind of...

I started this thread ages ago, and I kind of like that it reappeared.

To address the ego portion of the discussion, I agree that Gordon can come off a bit abrasive both in writing and in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By jfowler1
Well...you don't. Formulas are very flawed -...

Well...you don't.

Formulas are very flawed - let me show you why.

6 Gallon IPA Recipe
70% efficiency, Rager for bitterness

15 lbs 2-row
1 lb C40
1 oz magnum @60
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-10-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By jfowler1
I simply liked the results of the hot whirlpool...

I simply liked the results of the hot whirlpool method better.

I found the hop flavor was more rounded, and I felt I was getting a better use of those flame out hops. To say you don't get...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-10-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By jfowler1
For a while, I was doing 30 minute hot whirlpools...

For a while, I was doing 30 minute hot whirlpools before chilling. Then I stopped and went back to immidiate chilling after the flame out addition. Now I have switched back to doing the long hot...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,350
Posted By jfowler1
Mansfield is more of a builders grade (cheaper)...

Mansfield is more of a builders grade (cheaper) line of china. More along the lines of Crane, Eljer, Gerber, etc.

The American Standard product is excellent; it is on par (if not better) than...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,350
Posted By jfowler1
Don't be scared by list prices. A carrier can be...

Don't be scared by list prices. A carrier can be purchased from a distributer for somewhere between $85 and $100.

Mifab is not the only option. You could go with Josam, Zurn, Jay R. Smith...
...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-22-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,350
Posted By jfowler1
A urinal install requires 3 things. 1) the...

A urinal install requires 3 things.

1) the Urinal itself
2) the flush valve
3) a carrier

The trap is integrated into the design of the urinal, and the flush valve acts as the water...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By jfowler1
I wrote at length about this same exact decision...

I wrote at length about this same exact decision here...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/4-popular-brew-kettles-compared-281309/

Perhaps my thoughts could help you, as we seem to have similar...
Forum: General Techniques 02-16-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,213
Posted By jfowler1
I have not written about this in a while, because...

I have not written about this in a while, because it usually ends in a pissing match; but why not.

As you can see, the problem the OP had 5 years ago is still persisting today. You can not...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-01-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,743
Posted By jfowler1
Pics

Here is a close up of the carboy cap w/ blow-off connection, thermowell, and hose clamps.

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2471/hoseclamps.jpg...
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