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Forum: DIY Projects 12-13-2010, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Erik53
If it is your first ag batch, I would estimate a...

If it is your first ag batch, I would estimate a lower efficiency just to give you room for mistakes. I think that 75% is very possible once you have some experience under your belt with AG, but its...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-28-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 191
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Posted By Erik53
I would try a 1/2" locknut like this one...

I would try a 1/2" locknut like this one (http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=36_39&product_id=56). or you could try a 1/2" bulkhead...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-25-2010, 08:23 PM
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Views: 545
Posted By Erik53
Left keg in hot garage, now it is sour? (but sour in a good way)

I brewed a 10-gallon batch of pilsner in June. We drank all but half a kegs worth in August. I rotated the beers on tap and set aside the keg to let if lager a little bit more. Well, I ended up...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-10-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
The largest batch I have brewed in this setup was...

The largest batch I have brewed in this setup was 10 gallons of IPA using about 25 pounds of grain. I had plenty of room in the cooler left.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 77,004
Posted By Erik53
I forget to mention that I took a picture. Here...

I forget to mention that I took a picture. Here it is. Do you think its the same keg?
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/P3190001.JPG
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 77,004
Posted By Erik53
I saw one of those large kegs the other day when...

I saw one of those large kegs the other day when I was sitting in a McDonald's drive-thru. It was in the back of a McDonald's semi-truck with a long hose running from the keg to the inside of the...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-20-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
Looks good BigJason! In response to...

Looks good BigJason!

In response to Bobby_M, I also preheat my mash tun substantially hotter than required for strike. After a few minutes I'll stir up the water and check the temp to see how...
Forum: For Sale 03-18-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By Erik53
Counter Flow Chiller -$50 shipped - Bobbym's design

I made two of these when building one for myself since it is so much cheaper to purchase the 3/8" copper tubing in 50' sections. I use one and I am selling the other. I have used the other one to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-11-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Erik53
Can I store my yeast in my fermenter instead of the fridge?

I'm getting ready to wash yeast for the first time. I don't have much room in the fridge right now, so is there any reason I couldn't just keep the yeast in my fermenter at 65F temp? What could go...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-03-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
Eric, I didn't glue my cpvc together and it...

Eric, I didn't glue my cpvc together and it works just fine and is really easy to clean. You have to be careful though, I managed to disconnect one of the sections during my last batch.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-01-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
Ki-ri-n: the copper manifold looks nice!

Ki-ri-n: the copper manifold looks nice!
Forum: DIY Projects 02-01-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
Just an update: I've done three batches with...

Just an update: I've done three batches with this build. Once I learned how to properly sparge, I have been getting around 73% efficiency with very little wort loss in the bottom of the tun. Last...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-12-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
I couldn't think of a better way to spend some...

I couldn't think of a better way to spend some x-mas money!

I think the Coleman extreme would work just fine. I know a number of other brewers on HBT have utilized that cooler. It appears that...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-21-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
uh oh. I just read that the sparge should last...

uh oh. I just read that the sparge should last 30 minutes+. Humm. could my 2 minute sparge effect efficiency?
Forum: DIY Projects 11-21-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
I brewed my first batch in this setup today and...

I brewed my first batch in this setup today and wilserbrewer is totally correct that the mash behaved very differently from the mash. For my 5 gallon batch the starting mash temp for me was about...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-21-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
Just did a dry run through the system that is...

Just did a dry run through the system that is illustrated in the first post. good news and bad news....

good news... I only had 3 cups of water left in the MT after it drained through the...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-20-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 154,585
Posted By Erik53
Excellent! I personally think this rig should be...

Excellent! I personally think this rig should be gold plated instead of powder-coated.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-17-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
yea. I used a hack saw, so my slits are pretty...

yea. I used a hack saw, so my slits are pretty thin as well. I guess you could assume that the oats are what clogged it up? Do you think it is still acceptable with beers that don't use oats?
Forum: DIY Projects 11-16-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
soperbrew, what kind of saw did you use?

soperbrew, what kind of saw did you use?
Forum: DIY Projects 11-16-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 154,585
Posted By Erik53
Yuri, Is the stainless tube behind your mash tun...

Yuri, Is the stainless tube behind your mash tun some sort of clamp to hold the handle of the tun so that it doesn't accidentally tip? If so, could you include some pics of that contraption?
Forum: DIY Projects 11-13-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
I had the same result as BulldogBrewer. I didn't...

I had the same result as BulldogBrewer. I didn't have any issues with water draining past the elbow. In my setup the water drained down to the slits in the manifold. I would assume that a grain...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-09-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
Good thought. I'll find out when I do my first...

Good thought. I'll find out when I do my first batch in it next month. My first batch will be a 5 gallon pilsner. I think that as long as the cooler is pre-heated and there isn't an exorbitant...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-08-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
I've heard several people mention that the lid...

I've heard several people mention that the lid being hollow would cause heat loss, but it was my understanding that air is an excellent insulator because it doesn't conduct heat very well. I could...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-01-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
Do you think the cooler wasn't totally preheated?...

Do you think the cooler wasn't totally preheated? Or was the cooler loosing heat?
Forum: DIY Projects 11-01-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,402
Posted By Erik53
I didn't get a chance to measure how much liquid...

I didn't get a chance to measure how much liquid was left at the bottom in my trial run. It looked like only a 1/2" to an inch. Once I run my first batch through, I'll let you know how much i end...
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