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Forum: Group Buys 08-18-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Brad2287
I would be ok with normal pricing but i would...

I would be ok with normal pricing but i would have to decrease my order from 6 bags to 5 to make up for the difference in price.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-14-2014, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Brad2287
I have a couple of these in the 5 gallon size in...

I have a couple of these in the 5 gallon size in my laboratory at work.

http://www.fishersci.com/ecomm/servlet/fsproductdetail_10652_11646762__-1_0

They are super durable and I have no...
Forum: Group Buys 08-14-2014, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Brad2287
That is correct.

That is correct.
Forum: Group Buys 08-14-2014, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Brad2287
I will be closing on my house tomorrow in the...

I will be closing on my house tomorrow in the Denver area (104th and Tower) but I am in the Fort Collins area often. If it is OK with ColoHox I have no problem storing grain temporarily at my place...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-08-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Brad2287
You could acidify it to make it safe for water...

You could acidify it to make it safe for water bath canning. This most likely would have a negative impact on yeast health. If you wanted you could neutralize the acid bringing the pH back to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-29-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Brad2287
It does not. I have many times missed it and had...

It does not. I have many times missed it and had to take a cab back home. There is a gap between one ish and 5 ish in the morning depending on the stop and where you are trying to get to.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-24-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 951
Posted By Brad2287
Your equation is correct in the sense that it is...

Your equation is correct in the sense that it is a balanced equation (ignoring the missing carbon in the sodium acetate). The problem is thermodynamics. The thermodynamics of the above equation are...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-24-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 951
Posted By Brad2287
The pKa value for HCl is less than the pKa for...

The pKa value for HCl is less than the pKa for acetic acid. The reaction is proceeding in the wrong direction (the dissociation of a hydrogen ion from acetate is the limiting factor). When mixing...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2014, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Brad2287
In

In
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-20-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By Brad2287
Here is an assortment of different brewery photos.

Here is an assortment of different brewery photos.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-15-2014, 01:39 AM
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Posted By Brad2287
Here is mine. It is a 30 amp 1/2 barrel eHERMS...

Here is mine. It is a 30 amp 1/2 barrel eHERMS that was all custom built by me. Every vessel is bottom drain. Also have an RO unit attached to my brewstand. I just sent it in to have it powder...
Forum: General Techniques 07-14-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By Brad2287
Correct. The top fitting is for mash...

Correct. The top fitting is for mash recirculation and the bottom right fitting for whirlpooling/sanitizing the plate chiller. In order to make less of a mess I designed it so hose reconfiguration...
Forum: General Techniques 07-10-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Brad2287
I am a former small batch small apartment brewer....

I am a former small batch small apartment brewer. I think e-biab is very well suited for apartments. Here is a picture of my former setup mounted on a rolling stand. The majority of my set up...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-09-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Brad2287
I think that argument could be made if what is...

I think that argument could be made if what is intended for the keg is non destructive...i.e. kegging homebrew or using to ferment beer. As soon as it turns into a keggle with holes and the top...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-01-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Brad2287
I can sell you some if you need it. It is...

I can sell you some if you need it. It is Dissolvine 220-s (Tetrasodium EDTA tetrahydrate). Let me know if you need some.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-23-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By Brad2287
I don't see why it can't be done but I would be...

I don't see why it can't be done but I would be concerned about the internal rubber/plastic parts. I would verify these will all hold up to your temps and if not find a high temp replacment.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-20-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Brad2287
I will also add it alows you to mount your...

I will also add it alows you to mount your element lower when using the wavy ulwd 5500 watt elements. If you use a threaded connection the wavy part will catch the bottom of the pot stopping it from...
Forum: Group Buys 06-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,108
Posted By Brad2287
I agree the Colorado grown/malted grain is an...

I agree the Colorado grown/malted grain is an incentive. At 1.00 per lb for base grain it is still not a bad deal (especially considering we are keeping it local) it would just be nice to get it to...
Forum: Group Buys 06-13-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By Brad2287
I would be in for 100-200 lbs if we can get over...

I would be in for 100-200 lbs if we can get over the 2000 lb mark. The prices are not much better than the lhbs otherwise when I purchase grain by the bag.
Forum: Want to Buy 06-07-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Brad2287
Stainless or Carbon Steel?

Stainless or Carbon Steel?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-29-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Brad2287
The chemistry is mostly wrong. Sodium...

The chemistry is mostly wrong. Sodium bicarbonate will act as a weak acid in this case.

NaHCO3 + NaOH ---> Na2CO3 + H2O

It will not be as dangerous as sodium hydroxide but sodium carbonate...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-29-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Brad2287
A pH of 6-8 wold probably be fine. This a...

A pH of 6-8 wold probably be fine. This a situation where pH strips are adequate and a Ph meter is unnecessary. As long as Proper PPE is used most of the risks will be mitigated.
If using HCl i...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-29-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Brad2287
It would be safer and easier to handle but more...

It would be safer and easier to handle but more expensive most likely. Honestly, handling both NaOH and HCl on a daily basis and having been exposed to both the caustic is more of a safety concern. ...
Forum: For Sale 05-28-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Brad2287
Bump. Willing to entertain any offers.

Bump. Willing to entertain any offers.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-28-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Brad2287
I order to do the calculations you will need to...

I order to do the calculations you will need to know the mass of the NaOH in order to calculate how much HCl.

Balanced Reaction

HCl (aq) + NaOH (aq) ----> NaCl + H2O

You will need the Molar...
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