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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-05-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 60,092
Posted By ExHempKnight
Further update on the Tygon Silver: Disconnected...

Further update on the Tygon Silver: Disconnected beer lines a month ago, and unplugged keezer (went on vacation... didn't want drunk neighbor pilfering beer). Keezer plugged back in a cold a week...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-01-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 60,092
Posted By ExHempKnight
Yes, I use Tygon Silver. No oxidized-beer taste I...

Yes, I use Tygon Silver. No oxidized-beer taste I can detect.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-01-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 60,092
Posted By ExHempKnight
Well, according to the calculator I found HERE...

Well, according to the calculator I found HERE (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f84/beer-line-length-pressure-calculator-35369/), I'd say 4-6 feet (I'd go closer to 6', due to the lower internal friction...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 60,092
Posted By ExHempKnight
I'd like proof for your claim that thin-walled...

I'd like proof for your claim that thin-walled tubing causes oxidation.

The Tygon Silver 3/16"ID tubing has been great so far... No discernible plastic (or any other off-) taste at all. The only...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-24-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 60,092
Posted By ExHempKnight
Well, it's been several months, but I've finally...

Well, it's been several months, but I've finally got my keezer up and running.

So far, with 12.5 feet of 3/16" Tygon Silver tubing, I have not noticed any off flavors. The longest the beer has...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-24-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By ExHempKnight
Residual water in brew cart lines

As much as I tried to design the plumbing on my new brew cart to fully drain, there are the inevitable lines that don't. After wet testing, I can see that after a brew/CIP/rinse cycle, some water...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-24-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5,132
Views: 3,191,733
Posted By ExHempKnight
A Love temp controller. I mounted it in the...

A Love temp controller. I mounted it in the plastic grate that covers the compressor on the bottom left side. I wanted it accessible, but more or less hidden. I may eventually apply some window tint...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-23-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 107,422
Posted By ExHempKnight
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YpV15F7KIRw/Tio...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YpV15F7KIRw/TioaLm_L4PI/AAAAAAAAADc/bqhnGOPwx18/w396-h500-k/271984_1864599613976_1210577667_1546490_4187605_o.jpg
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-21-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5,132
Views: 3,191,733
Posted By ExHempKnight
I just completed my keezer. I took inspiration...

I just completed my keezer. I took inspiration from here (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/converting-frigidaire-7-2-cu-ft-chest-freezer-162225/), though I came up with a different means of attaching...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-19-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,331
Posted By ExHempKnight
UPDATE! I finally got around to doing some...

UPDATE!

I finally got around to doing some more work on my rig.

First, a mockup of the general component layout:...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By ExHempKnight
I'll be using one for my single-vessel system,...

I'll be using one for my single-vessel system, though mine is the larger 24"X36" cart. It's rated to hold 450lbs (way more than a full kettle), though I'll be using a square steel beam between the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-16-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By ExHempKnight
Glad I'm not the only one whose mind went in this...

Glad I'm not the only one whose mind went in this direction.

Tell her about the ease of un-modification of a keezer and collar. "But honey, if I ever get out of beer making, we'll have a perfectly...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By ExHempKnight
Very nice keezer. Did you paint the seal? And if...

Very nice keezer. Did you paint the seal? And if so, what paint did you use?
Forum: DIY Projects 03-03-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,331
Posted By ExHempKnight
More progress! Heater element: ...

More progress!

Heater element:

http://www.sixthsphere.com/storage2/images/5pfuntj3j9d9u6f9nw.jpg
http://www.sixthsphere.com/storage2/images/6hay7u86r7cb9ky4xmc.jpg

Brew kettle:
...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-01-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By ExHempKnight
I drilled the hole with a #10 drill bit until it...

I drilled the hole with a #10 drill bit until it just broke through the other side. The flange isn't as big on the thread side, so I ended up with half a hole, which was fine (as I only needed to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-01-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By ExHempKnight
Edit: Pics now a more manageable size. Sorry!

Edit: Pics now a more manageable size. Sorry!
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-01-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By ExHempKnight
Well, thanks for the input. Kind of a moot...

Well, thanks for the input.

Kind of a moot point though... As I just bit the bullet and did this:

http://www.sixthsphere.com/storage2/images/eut986nkkbb7tvuviyr.jpg
...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-28-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By ExHempKnight
Grounding element vs grounding kettle?

Which is better?

I'm putting my element together. I was originally planning to drill a hole next to the hot lugs, and solder the ground wire into it. I would then pot the whole thin into a pvc...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-24-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,311
Posted By ExHempKnight
I'm using the same power cable as kal: THIS...

I'm using the same power cable as kal: THIS (http://cgi.ebay.com/30A-Ground-Fault-Interrupt-w-MPlug-GFICCable-FREE-SHIP-/350425166456?pt=BI_Electrical_Equipment_Tools&hash=item5196f7b278) one. It...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-23-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,311
Posted By ExHempKnight
Precisely.

Precisely.
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-23-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,311
Posted By ExHempKnight
I do need the neutral. Only my heating element is...

I do need the neutral. Only my heating element is 220... Everything else (PID, mill, vent, 2 pumps) are 110.

I know it can be done, but I would either not have a ground, or lose the functionality...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-23-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,311
Posted By ExHempKnight
Now I need to research if it's possible to adapt...

Now I need to research if it's possible to adapt it to 3-wire as well. That would be most awesome.
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-23-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,311
Posted By ExHempKnight
I do tend to do that from time to time. Not...

I do tend to do that from time to time.

Not that I plan on bringing my brew cart to a lot of places other than my basement, but it would be nice to have the outlet flexibility if I choose to do...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-23-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,311
Posted By ExHempKnight
Actually, I had a better idea, which will help in...

Actually, I had a better idea, which will help in the portability aspect of the brew cart:

http://www.sixthsphere.com/storage2/images/xd59b7v2wfku35wjgi9.jpg

That way I can plug into 3...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-23-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,311
Posted By ExHempKnight
240V adapter cord?

My brew cart has a NEMA 14-30 (L-shaped neutral blade) plug. I will eventually have a corresponding outlet in my basement brewing area, but in the meantime, I would like to plug it into my range...
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