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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-01-2012, 06:15 PM
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Posted By KitB
I would think the low pH of your beer & low...

I would think the low pH of your beer & low temperature (in relation to coffee brewing temperature) would help you avoid this, when adding directly to your fermenter.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-19-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,627
Posted By KitB
Lubricate the cutting process as often as...

Lubricate the cutting process as often as possible.
Continuous lube is best.
Have a friend squirt oil on the bit, as you cut.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-19-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,627
Posted By KitB
Problem is, you have to start them with a hole.

Problem is, you have to start them with a hole.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-29-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,428
Posted By KitB
I brew at night. I fire up the HLT once my son...

I brew at night.
I fire up the HLT once my son has started getting ready for bed.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-10-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 71,999
Posted By KitB
Not an engineer... Only a mechanical designer.

Not an engineer...
Only a mechanical designer.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By KitB
12 PSI is wayyy too high. Try closer to 3 PSI &...

12 PSI is wayyy too high.
Try closer to 3 PSI & see what happens.

Edit...Oops...I didn't see how many feet that coil is.
Hmmm...I'd say dial it back & find your sweet spot.
It's still probably...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By KitB
I'm not an engineer, but I am a mechanical...

I'm not an engineer, but I am a mechanical designer with a structural background.
2x2x1/8 is definitely overkill.
You can get away with 1.25x1.25x11 ga.

I'm tempted to model it up & do FEA, but...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-07-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By KitB
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-04-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By KitB
If it ain't broke, don't break it.

If it ain't broke, don't break it.
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-04-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By KitB
You may want to add a few check valves, to...

You may want to add a few check valves, to eliminate back-flow problems.
BUT...Then, you run into the problem of not being able to backflush, during a cleaning cycle.
If I remember correctly, this...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-04-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By KitB
Red face Oops...Wrong quote.

Oops...Wrong quote.
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-03-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By KitB
I don't currently have access to my diagrams, but...

I don't currently have access to my diagrams, but when I was designing mine, I couldn't keep it under 12 automated valves, no matter what I did.

At $50 per valve, I just couldn't stomach the cost...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-03-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By KitB
I'm not quite following your diagram. I don't...

I'm not quite following your diagram.
I don't see the HERMS coil attachments & am confused by the interconnected branches at the tops of both kettles.
Can you please explain those branches & how...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-03-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 159,660
Posted By KitB
This is probably one of the best threads I have...

This is probably one of the best threads I have ever read.
I wish you huge success!
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-02-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,970
Posted By KitB
Do you have a 220 outlet that is not in use?

Do you have a 220 outlet that is not in use?
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-26-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By KitB
Are you running your supply water through a...

Are you running your supply water through a chiller, before going to the pump?
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-23-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,972
Posted By KitB
Well, I bought one & I'll punch a hole in a sheet...

Well, I bought one & I'll punch a hole in a sheet tonight & post the results, later.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-20-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,972
Posted By KitB
I'm thinking that if it gets 2 element holes...

I'm thinking that if it gets 2 element holes made, it has paid for itself.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-19-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,972
Posted By KitB
$62...Wow! Only $10, here. But... I'll pick...

$62...Wow!
Only $10, here.
But...
I'll pick it up at the store, next time I'm in the neighborhood.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-19-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,972
Posted By KitB
Drilling for elements

I almost don't want to share this one, for fear that they'll all disappear before I get one.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/28512100/
Forum: DIY Projects 04-17-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By KitB
Happens to me, nearly every time. It's normal.

Happens to me, nearly every time.
It's normal.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-16-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By KitB
Geez...That's why my local HD was out of the...

Geez...That's why my local HD was out of the fittings I needed.

:D

Nicely done.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-16-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By KitB
From Midwest Electric's website: "Since 1975 we...

From Midwest Electric's website:
"Since 1975 we have been a wholly owned subsidiary of GE. With the resources and technology support GE has to offer, Midwest Electric will be here to support you in...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-04-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,109
Posted By KitB
I currently have Horizon & either Sterling or...

I currently have Horizon & either Sterling or Liberty (I can't recall.)
The ones I can't recall have never flowered, in 4 years.
They will get replaced with Northern Brewer.
The Horizon do quite...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-02-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By KitB
Gallon? Don't most places charge per pound,...

Gallon?
Don't most places charge per pound, when it comes to propane?
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