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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-29-2006, 10:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 43,162
Posted By pokey
Yes - from what I have read, standard vinyl would...

Yes - from what I have read, standard vinyl would be a mess at this temp. I got some of this after I made mine:
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-12-2006, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By pokey
True there. I thought that the freezer isn't...

True there. I thought that the freezer isn't just integrated....it IS the cooling system. Do yourself a favor and don't mess with it much.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2006, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By pokey
I think that most folks here are using something...

I think that most folks here are using something in the order of the 55,000 btu turkey burners. They will easily bring 3-4 gallons to a pretty quick boil.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-27-2006, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,695
Posted By pokey
This is a great idea - way to build some...

This is a great idea - way to build some flexibility into the system. Where were you 4 months ago when I was buying coolers?



How do you generate said vacuum? I have seen some threads here...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-18-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,844
Posted By pokey
I ordered one of the Perlick copycat faucets from...

I ordered one of the Perlick copycat faucets from MoreBeer. I don't know how nice the ventmatic ones are, but the Perlick "replacement" is pretty sweet. And 10 bucks cheaper at MoreBeer's prices. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-10-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 43,162
Posted By pokey
One minor design improvement that I could offer...

One minor design improvement that I could offer up to this: use plastic snap clamps for the garden hose to barb connections instead of worm drive type hose clamps. I tried the worm drive ones...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-07-2006, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By pokey
Sanitizing a CFC

Just finished building my CFC per Cheyco's design (very, very easy!), and was wondering: how do all you CFC users sanitize, drain, keep clean, etc. your CFC? I have read about storing them with...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-24-2006, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By pokey
I have used mine in milky-white state for many...

I have used mine in milky-white state for many batches now without any negative effect. Still works fine.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-17-2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,766
Posted By pokey
Does anyone have any experience with these types...

Does anyone have any experience with these types of burners:

http://morebeer.com/product.html?product_id=17247

From some searching around on the internet, they are called "impinged jet"...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-13-2006, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,595
Posted By pokey
I am no machinist, but if you ever watch one of...

I am no machinist, but if you ever watch one of the custom motorcycle building shows on TV, they always use step drills to cut through sheet metal. Not sure all of those guys are what you would call...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-12-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,826
Posted By pokey
For now I am using a 9 inch long dial thermometer...

For now I am using a 9 inch long dial thermometer that I stick in the top of my 5 gal rubbermaid. It is the thermo that came with my turkey fryer setup, so the resolution isn't the best, but it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-10-2006, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,237
Posted By pokey
I had the same problem with the aquarium pump. ...

I had the same problem with the aquarium pump. Had to take it back and get the deep water one after realizing that a normal one only worked until a couple inches deep.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2006, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By pokey
Uh-oh. I thought that the Listermann mashing...

Uh-oh. I thought that the Listermann mashing manual that came with my sparge arm said to keep the water level just below the top of the grain bed. I can't find the manual tonight though, so maybe I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-05-2006, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,771
Posted By pokey
I got one at radio shack several years ago for...

I got one at radio shack several years ago for around $20 - it is a combination temp and hygrometer, with max/min tracking for both. Works great - I have used it for monitoring temps in my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2006, 11:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,450
Posted By pokey
Home depot will definitely have it - look near...

Home depot will definitely have it - look near the toilet repair parts. Just make sure that you buy one that is actually stainless....many of the ones that they carry are made of braided plastic...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By pokey
I had a buddy weld an x shaped support made of...

I had a buddy weld an x shaped support made of bar stock onto the top of mine. Problem is that now it is more susceptible to blowing out in only a little bit of breeze due to the keg being about 3/4...
Forum: General Techniques 04-30-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By pokey
Yup, agree there. Doubt the AG has anything to...

Yup, agree there. Doubt the AG has anything to do with it. And the beer did taste VERY good coming out of primary.

I did sanitize the hose, but not my mouth. Will try to find a turkey baster...
Forum: General Techniques 04-29-2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By pokey
ring around the carboy - off flavor?

So I was racking my latest batch over from secondary (5 gal carboy) to a keg last night, and when I got down near the bottom noticed a sort of yeasty looking ring on the glass about 4 inches from...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,516
Posted By pokey
For what its worth - I think that Gott and...

For what its worth - I think that Gott and Rubbermaid are one and the same. My 5 gallon blue rubbermaids (the $19 at walmart type) have a stamp embedded in the bottom of them that says "Gott...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-26-2006, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By pokey
After just brewing my first AG batch recently, I...

After just brewing my first AG batch recently, I whole-heartedly agree. Definitely nothing difficult about it.

I actually kind of liked the extra "complication" of mashing, and it really did not...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-23-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By pokey
I just got my hopstopper this week. Can't wait...

I just got my hopstopper this week. Can't wait to drain a keg so that I can give it a try. I think that when I do brew again I will do a little ceremonial burning of the hop bags while I am...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-20-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By pokey
I just take a big picnic cooler, and for a day or...

I just take a big picnic cooler, and for a day or two before brew day dump ice in it from my icemaker. While the wort is boiling, I fill the cooler the rest of the way with water. I then siphon...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-17-2006, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By pokey
Bjorn, where did you get the 35, 24, and 4.5...

Bjorn, where did you get the 35, 24, and 4.5 from? And are there different constants for other ingredients?

Any idea why this is different than the result above from ProMash (I definitely like...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-17-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By pokey
About a half gallon at most, but I didn't really...

About a half gallon at most, but I didn't really measure. Also - hops (pellets in bags) must have had some remaining in them.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-16-2006, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By pokey
Yet another AG convert

hey all - I joined the masses today with my first AG batch. Just got an American Ale "kit" from morebeer since I don't have a grain mill yet or a decent LHBS that actually stocks grain (sad but...
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