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Old 02-01-2011, 10:36 PM   #1
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Thought everyone might like to see this. I have been getting some questions and comments about the brewery and how it has been working. I have completed two brews on it and it has worked great. I have some problems getting the RIMS heater outlet temperature to stabilize, but I think it is a vorlauf flow rate thing. The plate chiller has been moving slowly and clogging a bit with hope debris and break, but it still flows. I used hop bags and I have a false bottom in the brew kettle. I might have to just install a side pickup tube and get rid of the false bottom and whirlpool. I'll keep you guys posted and check out my blog in the signature for more information. Check out the video of the brew day with the new brewery. Thanks again for all the help!

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Old 02-01-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:21 PM   #3
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Sweet rig! Happy brewing!
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Thanks, glad it is finally done. Avery Hog Heaven clone this weekend
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Nice job, very professional rig! Do you have any problems cleaning out the metal lines?

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Thanks! Not as of yet, but I have only done two brews on it. I have a loop set up that circulates through all lines and vessels. From what I can tell, hot PBW does the trick on a recirc. I have tried my best to put low point drains in the system too. Fr the spots that do no have low point drains, I either disconnect the swagelock fitting or break open a tri-clover.
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Are You running your burners on high pressure gas? It sounds like it.
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I am running on a standard 20 lb. grill propane tank, so yes. I cranked up the regulator to get them going when I was impatient. I have since turned the regulator down a bit since I was burning through about 3/4 of a tank of propane each brew day!


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