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Old 01-31-2012, 11:59 PM   #861
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Is it the 30 plate chiller?

And, yeah that link was something Jamil referenced in the BS podcast.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:08 AM   #862
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No, I got a 20 plate, this guy here - http://www.dudadiesel.com/choose_item.php?id=HX2320BWGH

I opted for less plates and the longer length (12" vs 7.5"). Just comparing surface area, the 20 plate 12" chiller is equivalent to about a 32 plate 7.5" chiller. However, I'm no expert but here's my understanding, the velocity and pressure of the wort flow also effect the heat exchange (faster and lower being better respectively) which even given the same surface area, makes the longer chiller more efficient.

 
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:53 AM   #863
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Maffewl- i'm a mechanical engineer.

I think i just found someone with some kegs in the area that are for sale, might be well on my way to a keggle! (or 3!)

Also, the gods of fermentation must hate me. My most recent batch has gone something like this:
Pitch @ 68, put into fermentation chamber (AKA: unhooked fridge with nothing in it) and wrap in a blanket ((I keep my house around 68 and it tends to run cold at night))
Next morning, no activity.
Next afternoon, starting activity, still raised to 70
next morning, good activity, dropped to 66- so i popped my little ceramic heater in the fridge and ran it while i brushed my teeth. the thermometer on the bucket showed 68 afterwards so i closed it back up.
got home and it showed 78 (healthy yeast much?) so i've opened the door up and removed the blanket in an attempt to drop it back down to 68-70.


.... i've got to invest in a fermentation temperature control solution of some sort. Seems like the fastest solution would be a water bath with aquarium heaters in it, inside the fridge, which is then plugged in through one of the temp controllers. Super energy inefficient and still probably will only maintain ferm temps +-3 degrees.

If i didn't live in an apartment have and have none of the tools i used to have access to, i could build myself a fermentation cabinet.... i really could use some additional draw-space in my apartment anyway... or better yet- some extra counter space.

Hopefully i can get out and meet lots of you guys soon and schmooz one of you into giving me access to some basic wood-working tools. LoL.

 
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:17 AM   #864
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Maffewl- i'm a mechanical engineer.
My brother is a ME. I'm an Architect, that's why I was wondering. With the Autocad comment, figured you had to be something close.

Also for a ferm. chamber, you could just move your non-working refrigerator outside and place a light bulb or two (or your heater) in it, and connect them to a temperature controller. Since it is staying around 60 or below, you only need heat.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:30 AM   #865
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I think i just found someone with some kegs in the area that are for sale, might be well on my way to a keggle! (or 3!)
You snag those kegs from Craigslist? Saw that listing.

 
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:21 AM   #866
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My brother is a ME. I'm an Architect, that's why I was wondering. With the Autocad comment, figured you had to be something close.

Also for a ferm. chamber, you could just move your non-working refrigerator outside and place a light bulb or two (or your heater) in it, and connect them to a temperature controller. Since it is staying around 60 or below, you only need heat.
That might work... if i didn't live in apartments ;p

And yea, i actually posted a WTB on CL and got a hit from a guy in murfreesboro which works out well since thats where my GF lives. I'm not real sure how i think i'm going to implement a full size A/G setup while living in this apartment but i'll figure something out... Lease is up in May anyway so maybe i'll try and find a home to rent between here and Dickson...Wish 840 was done, Fairview would be an ideal place to live in terms of being between the boro and dickson, where i work.

 
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:28 AM   #867
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I've wanted to start a thread that really has no outline...whatever happens, happens. Here's to the randomness spewed from our (possibly) sober or (more than likely) half-drunken selves, here in TN

...until next time....
Man, I thought this was going to be a review of a new TV series. I was pumped.

Should we do a script?
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:40 AM   #868
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I wonder, has this been updated? Or are we all felons everytime we have a brew competition / pub crawl? lol

Code:
Updated: 9/2009
Status: Permitted
Statute

Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 7

(a)  Notwithstanding the provisions of this part, a private individual in the 
person's own home may manufacture and possess wine or beer in an 
amount not in excess of that amount annually permitted as of January 1,
 1997, by federal statutes and regulations relative to household manufacture
 and consumption; provided, that the wine or beer is for personal
 consumption by members and guests of the household. Such wine or beer
 may also be transported by the person, member or guest without being in
 violation of this part; provided, that the amount being transported at any
 one (1) time shall not exceed five (5) gallons.

(b)  It shall be inferred that transportation of more than five (5) gallons is 
for the purpose of resale or redistribution.

(c)  For purposes of this section, “beer” means the undistilled and unfortified
 product, of any name or description, of the normal alcoholic fermentation of
 malt or other ingredients except grapes.
Discussion

Allows for the home manufacturer of beer as well as wine, and allows such
 beer and wine to be served to and transported of up to 5 gallons at a time
 by members of the household, as well as guests.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:46 AM   #869
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'scony is grinding similar legislation right now. It seems to be going well, becoming less strict.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:02 AM   #870
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I wonder, has this been updated? Or are we all felons everytime we have a brew competition / pub crawl? lol

Such wine or beer
may also be transported by the person, member or guest without being in
violation of this part; provided, that the amount being transported at any
one (1) time shall not exceed five (5) gallons.

(b) It shall be inferred that transportation of more than five (5) gallons is
for the purpose of resale or redistribution.


Allows for the home manufacturer of beer as well as wine, and allows such
beer and wine to be served to and transported of up to 5 gallons at a time
by members of the household, as well as guests.[/code]
I've transferred more than (5) gallons of wort but I've never transported more than (5) gallons of beer. Have you?
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