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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-17-2011, 01:57 AM
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Posted By fartingdog
That is SOP here. I actually add some Burton...

That is SOP here. I actually add some Burton salts (1-2 tsp/5 gal) to my water due to its low mineral content. I just carb H2O at the same rate as the beer (2.5 vol) - haven't had any complaints, but...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 02-16-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By fartingdog
World Cup entry is registration now open!

Well, we got ahead of schedule and have made the entry registration page live as of today 2/16. So you can now register your entries online if you have them at the ready. However, our drop-off...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-15-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By fartingdog
once again- I'm too late to help, but it was...

once again- I'm too late to help, but it was approx an inch or so of space all around the burner - probably a 10" diam piece?

I agree on the frame - I really loved that aspect. I never tried it,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-12-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By fartingdog
You've already got it, so my 2 is kine of moot,...

You've already got it, so my 2 is kine of moot, but for others, here goes. The SQ-14 I used to have I liked for the frame to hold a big kettle, but the burner can blow itself out when cranked, so...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 02-10-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By fartingdog
World Cup of Beer Homebrew comp is coming up!

Howdy folks- Just wanted to let you all know about this upcoming homebrew comp. While based in the SF Bay Area- it is open to all homebrewers. Last year we had folks from 12 states enter, so that was...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-08-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By fartingdog
Funny- I was just talking about this exact idea...

Funny- I was just talking about this exact idea to product designer friend recently, but I lack the ability to engineer something like this! I have pages and sketches of notes and the big question...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By fartingdog
I may try to switch the flow direction next time...

I may try to switch the flow direction next time just to see- but per the 'manual', it's flowing the correct way.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By fartingdog
Test results

Here are the results. Test batch size - 8 gal at 210

Test 1 - I ran everything like a normal brew day, but w/ the plate chiller flat. this seemed to help A LOT. by recirc'ing I got my out temp to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By fartingdog
I decided to do some tests - heating the H2O now...

I decided to do some tests - heating the H2O now and will post back w/ results.:mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By fartingdog
Tried to find a pic, but I have it hooked up like...

Tried to find a pic, but I have it hooked up like this one
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003IS7NBK?ie=UTF8&tag=s2v4-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B003IS7NBK

which is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-16-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By fartingdog
As above- mentioned I do recirc into the BK and...

As above- mentioned I do recirc into the BK and then over to the fermenter when I get a good temp out of the chiller. and if I slow the wort down flow any lower, it'd merely be a trickle.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-16-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By fartingdog
Need some help/advice- Plate chiller eff issues?

Howdy folks, and Help!- I did a search, but didn't find anything directly fitting my issues. I'm going try to try and give as much detail in hopes someone might have advice.

I have a new toy- a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-20-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By fartingdog
Cleaners and Sanitizers - A downloadable doc for easy reference

I've been meaning to post this, but have neglected to til now (prompted by this thread (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/boring-question-sanitizer-206645/))

I spent a few months researching and...
Forum: General Techniques 11-18-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,722
Posted By fartingdog
Wow- this thread came back from the dead! Fun...

Wow- this thread came back from the dead! Fun read tho, so I'll add my 2 pennies:

Best:
March pump (absolutely a game changer for me)
Autosiphon
Derrin's Sankey keg doohickey ...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-18-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,259
Posted By fartingdog
Yep, sure have. Got one for free, so I figured...

Yep, sure have. Got one for free, so I figured what the heck. Just bend the plate back very slowly and carefully, and you are golden. I then made a little 'stool' out of some scrap wood to make a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-08-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,901
Posted By fartingdog
I was just going to recco that as well. I just...

I was just going to recco that as well. I just got one of those- as they state in the post, the threads are a little rough, but not to any degree that would adversely affect it. I gave them an extra...
Forum: For Sale 10-28-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By fartingdog
Good to know. thanks! And now off to go make a...

Good to know. thanks! And now off to go make a non-critical purchase and succumb to my brewery magpie-reflex....:mug:
Forum: For Sale 10-28-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By fartingdog
Anybody get one of those SS pump heads? That's a...

Anybody get one of those SS pump heads? That's a great price- just wondering about the threads.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-24-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By fartingdog
If that's all the kit came with, you can add a...

If that's all the kit came with, you can add a washer and another silicone o-ring to close up the gap and get a tight leak-free fit. I had to do that w/ a thermometer or 2, So it would go like this:...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-22-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By fartingdog
Man, I am trying to tap into knowledge at least...

Man, I am trying to tap into knowledge at least 15 years old from when I left my former career as an electronics tech, and from the posters here I would expect someone w/ active knowledge to chime in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,415
Posted By fartingdog
Damn it- that's less than I recently paid for a...

Damn it- that's less than I recently paid for a Duda Diesel 30-plate! Looks like the same construction as well.

Good score. FWIW, the listed 'shipping weight' on mine was 3#. Never actually put it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,907
Posted By fartingdog
Steam sanitizing (for 15 min- as in an autoclave)...

Steam sanitizing (for 15 min- as in an autoclave) is as effective as it gets! actually, at that time- you are the point of sterilizing.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-28-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By fartingdog
I only do a full breakdown cleaning every 5 or so...

I only do a full breakdown cleaning every 5 or so batches to inspect o-rings and lube them (I have alot of kegs, so that is maybe every year or so).

The method I use is to rinse and fill a keg w/...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-26-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,829
Posted By fartingdog
I have what appears to be the same burner and had...

I have what appears to be the same burner and had the same problem. I did the same thing BD did and it worked like a champ*. There was a big chunk of flashing on the center portion bottom preventing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By fartingdog
For a cheaper solution, you can use an igloo ice...

For a cheaper solution, you can use an igloo ice cube cooler filled partially w/ water and rotate in frozen water bottles. This doesn't work so well for buckets, just carboys (unless you have a...
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