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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-09-2012, 12:14 AM
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Posted By clasley
I have a cooper hood with the silicon gasket for...

I have a cooper hood with the silicon gasket for my 20L. I posted a video several pages back showing a comparison of the boil with and without it. It definitely helps produce a vigorous boil but...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-24-2011, 02:31 PM
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Posted By clasley
I didn't notice any pump rests in manual mode. ...

I didn't notice any pump rests in manual mode. It was running the entire mash except for the switch from the first to second grain bill.

-Chris
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2011, 12:27 AM
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Posted By clasley
Just checked my notes. The gravity at the end of...

Just checked my notes. The gravity at the end of the first mash was 8.6 brix. The gravity after the second mash was 17.4 brix. Again I split the 16 lb grain bill into two 8 lb mashes and didn't...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-20-2011, 03:06 PM
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Posted By clasley
It was a batch of Mike "Tasty" McDole's infamous...

It was a batch of Mike "Tasty" McDole's infamous Janet's Brown Ale.

I introduced two variables into the mix on this batch so it's hard to draw conclusions on efficiency. In addition to the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-20-2011, 12:28 PM
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Posted By clasley
Reiterated Mashing

I did a reiterated mash this past weekend on my SBM20L. The total grain bill was around 16 lbs split into two 8 lb mashes. I manually controlled the SBM and did a single infusion for both mashes. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-06-2011, 08:09 PM
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Posted By clasley
The built-in was reading higher/warmer. The pump...

The built-in was reading higher/warmer. The pump was running the entire time. I watched temps during the mash as well. They only started to drift out of sync in the last part of chilling. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-06-2011, 07:58 PM
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Posted By clasley
Possibly. I had mine set to 101C for both shots...

Possibly. I had mine set to 101C for both shots in the video.

Another note - I drilled a small hole in the lid for the long stem thermometer I posted awhile back. I watched the temps while...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-06-2011, 06:26 PM
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Posted By clasley
Yes, it would foam out of the hood like a bad...

Yes, it would foam out of the hood like a bad science experiment. I actually had to add more drops as I went along to keep things in check.

-Chris
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-06-2011, 12:55 AM
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Posted By clasley
Catching up on the thread today - we're closing...

Catching up on the thread today - we're closing in on 1,000 posts!

Yes, I'm still using the whirlpool mod - 7 batches with it and no problems so far. While it helps, the whirlpool isn't very...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-18-2011, 08:39 PM
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Posted By clasley
Yambor - yes, I'm simply replacing what I loose...

Yambor - yes, I'm simply replacing what I loose to grain absorption. I've embraced metric since I got the SBM. It hurts a little at first but you get over it. ;~)

-Chris
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-17-2011, 02:37 PM
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Posted By clasley
Malt Pipe Capacity

I had a half inch or so before the top would have plate hit the hold-down bar. I didn't have to pack or otherwise compact the grain. I did keep a close eye on it during the mash and could tell the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-17-2011, 02:00 PM
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Posted By clasley
Malt Pipe Capacity

I knocked out a batch of my house IPA (1.067) this past weekend with 14.5 lbs of grain. As the grain bed settled in the pump labored a bit more than usual but it made it through. I think around 15...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-14-2011, 04:33 PM
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Posted By clasley
Monitoring Chilling Temperature

Mako did you check the temperature while chilling with anything other than the built-in probe? I've found it to be way off while chilling (10-15C or more).

I remember reading about this somewhere...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2011, 04:53 PM
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Posted By clasley
Cooper Hood

I used the cooper hood on my first session. It definitely seemed to help keep a rigorous boil - almost too rigorous. I spent the entire session standing over the pot with a spray bottle. That led...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-02-2011, 12:37 AM
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Posted By clasley
@rlhvegas - My 20L arrived 3 weeks to the day I...

@rlhvegas - My 20L arrived 3 weeks to the day I ordered it. It's a tough wait.

@makomachine - Hang in there. Once you get past this initial setback you should be golden. I've brewed more in the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2011, 03:45 AM
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Posted By clasley
Good to see you figured the wiring out. ...

Good to see you figured the wiring out. Unfortunately I don't have any shots showing how I did it. I should have thought of that before I buttoned it up.

Your pump issue definitely doesn't look...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-27-2011, 01:29 AM
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Posted By clasley
My Power Solution

Here's a couple picts of my install of the 70200X45 from International Configurations. The components are actually made by Legrand. There's a green led that lights up when the receptacle has power....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-27-2011, 12:37 AM
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Posted By clasley
Just took time, finally cleared out after a...

Just took time, finally cleared out after a couple months.

Used my Therminator on the last batch and things are clear out of the fermenter. I suspect I wasn't getting a good cold break with the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-26-2011, 04:05 PM
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Posted By clasley
That should work. The surface mount version...

That should work. The surface mount version (http://internationalconfig.com/icc6.asp?item=70225) would make it even easier. I hard wired mine into an existing junction box tied to my electric...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2011, 02:45 AM
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Posted By clasley
Yes, previously I've used a spoon. The results...

Yes, previously I've used a spoon. The results were as good or better - need more data points (aka more beer) to make a final judgement.



It was down a bit (~5%) from what I've been seeing but...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2011, 01:14 AM
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Posted By clasley
Yambor44 - the 20l has one pump. hfk2 - I...

Yambor44 - the 20l has one pump.

hfk2 - I ran it with the immersion chiller to get to temp then removed the chiller and whirlpooled for another 10 minutes or so, shutoff the pump and let it all...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2011, 12:40 AM
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Posted By clasley
Threw caution to the wind and tried it on my last...

Threw caution to the wind and tried it on my last brew day, a Belgian Dubbel with 13.5 lbs of grain. Put it in before I added water - heated, added the malt pipe and crossed my fingers. Ran the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2011, 12:33 AM
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Posted By clasley
Feet Edge Guards

Wanted something under my 20l to keep it from sliding around and keep the stainless 'feet' from scratching my new stainless table. Found just the thing at the local auto parts store - car door edge...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2011, 12:15 AM
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Posted By clasley
Simple Whirlpool Attachment

Tested a simple mod on my 20l unit to add more of a whirlpool to the pump output. Used a 1" length of 3/8" ID x 5/8" OD silicone tubing press fit into the pump output with a 1/2" copper street elbow...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-24-2011, 12:14 AM
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Posted By clasley
Happy with a 20l

I can't speak to the 50l but I'm loving my 20l. The only issue I've run into is haze. Not sure where's it's coming from but I'm working through the variables one-by-one. Short of that the results...
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